PoP March Challenge

Time for a new challenge at Path of Positivity. Our challenges are now always ‘Anything Goes’ with an optional twist. This month the twist is ‘Birth of New Beginnings’.

The Season of Spring always brings new birth after the cold winter months, or in the case of the UK this year the wet and windy winter months! I love seeing the first signs of Spring, the catkins and pussy willow, the snowdrops, crocus’ and daffodils and my favourite the frog spawn in the pond.

We moved house last September so this is the first Spring in our new home. While we have planted a few bulbs ourselves it has been fun seeing what else is appearing in the garden. We pulled out quite a few overgrown shrubs and a host of pale blue crocus’s have appeared in the space that was once underneath the dense wood of the shrub. It may even be the first time in a number of years that they have been visible.

The new pond has a small clump of frogspawn in it donated by a friend. I am hoping that eventually the local frogs will discover it, although it still needs a bit of work doing to make it more accessible for adult frogs. Hopefully plans for that will be completed before the baby frogs are ready to leave the pond.

In the same way that frogspawn holds the promise of  the birth of new beginnings so does each caterpillar, whether they be of moth or butterfly. Each caterpillar holds the potential to become a beautiful moth or butterfly. I have chosen to make my card to reflect that idea.


Materials used:
Limited Runs – Butterfly #4
Limited Runs – Caterpillar Set
X-Press It card
purple and yellow card
white A5 card blank
Copic pens

The images and the verse are arranged on the page before printing onto X-Press It card. The verse is one I wrote myself.

The images are coloured with Copics then the page is trimmed and matted and layered onto purple and yellow card. The whole topper is then attached to the front of the card blank.

There is so much you can do with the theme Birth of New Beginnings so why not have a go yourself. We have two great sponsors this month, Limited Runs and Kitten Scraps and they are offering prizes. All the information you need on how to enter and how to qualify for the different prizes on offer are below.

In order to have a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, be sure to explore this idea of the Birth of New Beginnings. Do you know of anyone about to bring a baby into their world? This would be the perfect time to create a congratulations card. Maybe you know someone who is thinking about adopting a new pet. Perhaps you or someone you know is trying to get a business or even just a concept off the ground. These are all good examples, of ‘birth’ and all great occasions to celebrate. Whatever direction you take the birth of new beginnings in, we’d love to part of that journey.

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 birth 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 birth 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.

Prizes on offer this month:

  • A $20.00 gift certificate from Kitten Scraps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

I hope you can join us along the way this  month. Thank you for dropping in. Take care.



I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude #25 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #24 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#178 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #38 – Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore March – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #53 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations March – Close to Nature
Artistic Inspirations #174 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #149 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #36 – Anything Goes



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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13 Responses to PoP March Challenge

  1. jmhave44 says:

    What an encouraging theme to show the cute cocoon emerging as the beautiful butterfly. We grow (or should) from the trials we face in life. If we get knocked down, as will happen, then we get back up, and try again. If we never fail, never feel heartbreak, then it would be difficult to appreciate the successes and the love that is present in ALL our lives. Enjoyed this positive post, and your new home sounds like the yard (or as you say ‘garden’ ) is so lovely with the spring rebirth. TFS

  2. Katrina says:

    This spring card is so beautiful with that lovely verse! Your new environment sounds so lovely; it sounds like a very peaceful place to be! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it this spring and summer!

  3. Florence says:

    Beautiful card Pippa. Perfect for new beginnings. Your new garden sounds lovely.
    Hugs Flo x

  4. Brenda says:

    Such a very pretty card and I always think lilac and yellow make such a lovely colour palette, many thanks for sharing your creation with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Deanne Saunders says:

    Pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  6. Beautiful butterfly and I’ve fallen in love with that caterpillar! Lovely card

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


  7. Marion says:

    I love the colours and the two images together and of course the text you used, thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes challenge and good luck, hugs, Marion

  8. Anna says:

    Very beautiful card. . . I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  9. Ine Swinkels says:

    very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. Leuk kaartje. Tof dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij CWF.
    DT Crafting With Friends

  11. Nicola Gold says:

    A wondeful CAS card with a great sentiment. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ‘Anything Goes’ March 2017.
    Nicola, CGE DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  12. Fantastic card! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope that you can join in the fun again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT)

  13. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

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