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.
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