Going to the Heart of the Matter

I am writing this post the day after the terror attack in Manchester and I hope that, even though by the time this goes live it will be two weeks after the event, you will let me digress a little with some thoughts of my own.

When faced with the complete senseless nature of a cowardly attack like this, made even more poignant by the young age of the victims, it is hard not to sink into a knee jerk reaction of hate for the perpetrator. In the shock and bewilderment of the immediate aftermath of the attack Manchester showed it’s true colours of love and compassion. The tales of taxi’s providing free rides to those caught up in the chaos, hotels opening up rooms for free and people offering rooms in their own homes, the one thing evil cannot conquer is love.  So Manchester has restored faith in human beings, given hope that good will overcome and has shown love even for the stranger.

It is purely by chance that my card for the start of the new challenge at Path of Positivity fits so well.

1John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:18 . . .  But perfect love drives out fear . . .
1 Corinthians 13:13  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

(Since writing this there has been another terror attack in London and the spirit of Manchester has been shown there as well with selfless acts of bravery and support. Love conquers all.)


Materials used:
Pattie’s Creations – Hearts With Bow

X-Press It card
red card
black card
A5 card blank
Copic pens

The image is printed on X-Press It card, coloured with Copics and trimmed. (The words were added before printing.)

The card blank is edged with blue ink using foam. The image is matted and layered on red and black card then attached to the front of the card.

The optional theme at Path of Positivity is Faith, Hope and Love. As this is the start of the wedding season we would particularly like to see Wedding, Engagement and Anniversary makes.

In order to have a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, we want to see you create a wedding card, an engagement card or even a wedding anniversary card that reflects the concepts of faith, hope and/or love.  It is time to put on those rose coloured glasses and get a little mushy.

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 wedding or engagement card relates to the concept of faith, hope and/or 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 your creation ties into the theme, 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 three images from Pattie’s Creations, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month’s sponsored prize of a scrapbooking kit from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles, provided by the second of our guest sponsors this month.

So what are you waiting for, come along and join us, please.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #342 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #125 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #28 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #45 –  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore June – 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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3 Responses to Going to the Heart of the Matter

  1. Judy V says:

    Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  2. Borqna says:

    Lovely card!
    Are you ready for photo inspiration challenge?
    See this:

  3. Lynda Hall says:

    This is absolutely stunning and you are so right- love does conquer all. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

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