Expressions of Love on the Path of Positivity

It’s time for a new challenge at the Path of Positivity and this month the optional theme is Expressions of Love. Of course Valentine’s Day is the first thought, especially as we are in February, but what about those who are alone. I sometimes feel it is hard enough being on your own without all the shops being full of Valentine paraphernalia as soon as the Christmas excess stock has been cleared off the shelves. That is why Expressions of Love is such a good theme, it encompasses every little thought, word and deed that send a message of love to someone.

The image I have to work with is one of Beethoven so a music and love quote was needed. I avoided the obvious one from Shakespeare and went for one that is lesser know, at least to me. I love the sentiment because a song on its own is not much, it’s the music that gives the words their life, just as a life without love is hard and dead without love to soften it.

So I challenge us all, myself included, to show expressions of love as often as we can. That smile you give a stranger maybe the only one they get that day, that visit to a neighbour maybe the only company they get that day. Expressions of love do not need to be big and showy to make a difference to someone, the value is in the love not the size of the gift.


Materials used:
Mari Digis – Beethoven
Vintage music backing paper – (free from the internet)
Distress ink – Tea Dye and applicator
A5 card blank
X-Press It card
Copic pens

Beethoven has been printed on X-Press It card, coloured with Copics and cut out with a small white border. The border is then coloured with a Copic as close to the colour of the background paper as I could get.

The sentiment has been added to the background paper before printing out, trimming and sticking onto the front of the card blank. The white edges of the card have been blended into the backing paper using the Tea Dye ink.

The coloured image has been mounted onto the card using foam pads for some depth.

I hope that you will join in with the challenge this month, remember we are now an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with the optional theme which carries an extra prize.

In order to have a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, be sure to explore this idea of An Expression of Love.   If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational.  We also ask that you please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the concept of love if it isn’t readily clear within the design itself or clearly written somewhere else in your post. While you may easily see how the concept of love relates to your creation, it may not be as apparent to me or the DT members. That is why we ask that you clarify it somewhere, whether here or in your blogpost. You can simply write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, if it would be easier. We just need to know how your project ties into the theme. Letting us know, clears up any ambiguity that may exist.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $10 gift certificate from Imagine That! Digistamp, one of our sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month’s sponsored prize of the same three digis used by team members, provided by Mari Digis.


  • $10 gift certificate from Imagine That! Digistamp, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that deems most inspiring of the bunch. To be eligible for this prize, you must follow the optional theme (details above).
  • The same three digis used by team members, provided by Mari Digis, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.  To be eligible for this prize, entry must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

You have a whole month to come up with something and I am sure many of you will be making Valentine’s cards or birthday cards this month why not enter your creations in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.



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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2 Responses to Expressions of Love on the Path of Positivity

  1. Katrina says:

    Love this card, Pippa! Your artistic abilities are definitely shining through on this one!! Just stunning! I also love what you have to say; it’s so true how the smallest gesture can change one’s entire day!

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