P0P #35 Desire Midway Post

Can you believe that February is alread half way through? So too is the current challenge at The Path of Positivity. Half way means that there is still half left to have a go yourself so why not give it a go, there are some great prizes on offer from our two sponsors this month:

  • A $10 gift certificate from Scribbles Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $15 gift certificate from Ike’s Art, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

There will also be:

  • A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge timeframe.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

And now for my sample, this time I have used an image from Scribbles Designs and had a go at a shaker card.

Materials used:SAM_2606(watermarked)
Scribbles Designs –  #890 Hearts Mason Jar
Copic X-Press It blending card
red mulberry paper
white A5 card blank
Copic pens
red seed beads
gold foil hearts
sticky foam pads

Print out two copies of the image at the same size but alter one so that the hearts are missing., along with the sentiment you want. Colour the hearts and shadow the glass jar with Copics.

Cut the centre out from the second image and attach the frame to a piece of acetate. I used some from old stamp packaging. Cut out both images.

Stick foam pads around the edge of the image with the acetate on making sure there are no gaps. Before sticking this to the base image put in some seed beads, gold hearts and anything you like for the shaker. I also added a couple of the heats from the middle of the jar. Seal the bits in with the top image.

Cover the front of the card blank with red mulberry paper leaving a narrow white border around the edge. Trim the sentiment to size and mat and layer it on red paper and white card. Arrange the sentiment and topper how you like them and attach to the card base.

While making this card I have to confess that my biggest desire was that it should all work and that there were no holes in the foam edge where all the beads could escape! I am fairly sure I have made a shaker card in the past, I just cannot remember doing it! (My next desire is for a working memory!)

The more I think about desire the more ‘desire’s’ pop into my head, some of them are pretty selfless such as; successful opperations for friends having surgery, an end to global conflict, the world sharing the resources we have fairly. However most of my ‘desire’s’ are selfish: more money, less work, greater artistic ability so I can make a fortune from colouring all day, unendless supply of chocolate! I dread to think how many desires have become the focus of sincere, concentrated prayer over the years, even the selfish ones. But when I think about it seriously, I am glad that God gives us what we need rather than what we desire, after all too much chocolate is bad for you! Joking aside there is a Garth Brooks song that says it all. It’s called ‘Unanswered Prayer‘ and the line in it that grabbed me the first time I heard it says, ‘Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers’.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon #328 – Happy Valentine’s Day!
Crafting By Designs – Hearts
Crafty Gals Corner #58 – Sweethearts (use a heart)
Mod Squad Challenge – From the Heart
Crafty Creations Challenge #308 – Hearts
Deep Ocean Challenge #122 – Hearts
Inky Chicks #62 – Love (Letters) and/or Hearts
Create and Inspire #39 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration #344 – Hugs and Kisses
Word Art Wednesday #219 – Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons #119 – Love Is In The Air
Inspiration Destination #72 – Anything Goes
Come And Get It Challenges – Love Is In The Air
613 Avenue Create #163 – Anything Goes/Optional Twist – Create a Shaker Project
That Craft Place Challenge 14th February – Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #175 – Love Is In The Air
Crafting With An Attitude #12 – Anything Goes
Where The HeART Is #6 – Love



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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12 Responses to P0P #35 Desire Midway Post

  1. Katrina says:

    Love your take on this image! So fun how you made it into a shaker. Yep, unanswered prayer can be a great gift! I need to listed to that song!

  2. NGCARDS says:

    A fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  3. Dianne says:

    Fabulous card thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x

  4. SARN says:

    Your thoughts concerning desires are very interesting Pippa. Food for thought.

    Great card too!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Carole says:

    Mason jars are always a winner.Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

  6. Donna Phelan says:

    Fabulous sentiment to go with your beautiful jar of hearts….looooooooooooooove that jar! Pretty, pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

  7. Carol G says:

    Fun card and such a great little tutorial. So glad you joined us at Come And Get it Challenges, Carol DT

  8. Rae Ann says:

    Love the shaker element you created for this card. Using the jar stamp is a great idea!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Sweetheart challenge.

  9. Donna West says:

    Super cute card! Thank you for joining the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

  10. Mari says:

    Such a great idea! Lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude 🙂 xx Mari

  11. This is gorgeous creation!.So blessed you joined our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again for a new Challenge that started yesterday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God’s Word in Isaiah 40:8 which tells us, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”

    Have a blessed week,
    JO ANN

  12. krisdishon says:

    Fab card! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Glitter ‘n’ Sparkle Challenge Blog.

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