A Bit Further Along The Orange Path

It’s the half way point of the challenge at Path of Positivity with the optional theme of Shades of Orange. For my card this time I have actually got around to trying out a stepper card die I had for Christmas!

Orange is a very popular colour at the moment as Autumn comes creeping into the Northern Hemisphere. Pumpkins are starting to appear in our shops and the leaves are just starting to turn on some of our trees in the woods. After the unusually long and very hot British summer it is something of a shock to discover that the temperature has plummeted over the past few days. We have been having some of our windows replaced and with no glass in for much of the day the house has gone really cold. It is quite a relief to be slaving over a hot laptop!!


Materials used:
Imagine That Digistamp – Bambi and Max
Imagine That Digistamp – Volcano and Trees
Whimsy Stamps – Animal Print Papers (mine where a freebie from the Facebook group some time ago. The link will take you to the nearest equivalent in their store.)
acrylic greeting stamp from stash
various shades of orange card
X-Press It card
Crafts Too Presscut Stepper Card #6 die set
square orange gems
black archival inkpad
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hair – YR14, YR16, E08, E18
outfit – E31, E33, E35, E47, E59
YR14, YR16, YR18, E08 (and cat)
club – E31, E33, E35, E39
stone – E41, E42, E43, E44
bones and buttons – E50, E51, E55
tree – E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
grass and leaves – G21, G24, G94, G99
coconuts – E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
sky – B0000, B000, B00

I used up quite a few snippits making the embellishment mats and layers for the side parts of card. Needless to say the snippit box is still overflowing!

There is still time to join in with us this month either with the optional orange theme or without. Just be sure that if you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, over half of the colours in your project must be made up of shades of orange. The shades can be in the colours you choose to fill your images with, and/or they can be in your choices of papers and embellishments. Just make sure that the majority of your project focuses on the varying shades of orange. Also make sure you add FT after your name when you link up your project, it makes it a bit easier for the DT to see which entries qualify as having followed the theme.

We’d also love to find out how this month’s colour makes you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings does the colour orange evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.

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 guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.

Thanks for popping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #207 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #220 – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #218 – Autumn Colours
PIP Challenge #1837 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #90 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys #129 – Fall/Fall Colours
A Bit More Time To Craft #76 – Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore #55 – Anything Goes
Pixie’s Snippets Playground #335 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies #113 – Anything Goes (card only)
Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground



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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9 Responses to A Bit Further Along The Orange Path

  1. Pam TIEDTKE says:

    Very cute card! Great card folds too. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!

  2. Megan says:

    Hi Pippa, a beautiful card using your especially saved Christmas gift, love the extra details you added to the steps and the cute image… thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

  3. Di says:

    What a great card Pippa! Lots of lovely detail on a lovely stepper card – and a smile along the way as well! Lovely to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

  4. Wynn says:

    Adorable image and lovely colour palette. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies WynnDT

  5. Andree says:

    A fabulously fun card. Great images and design.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore September Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  6. Josephine says:

    Fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining our Autumn Colours challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!

  7. Wow! This is a super fun card! I love that it is a stepper card, but also the way you have added the extra images and your sentments ;o) Thank you for joining our “Autumn Colours” challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Happy crafting and a wonderful weekend ;o) Maike

  8. Angela says:

    Great way to use the autumnal colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xxx

  9. Jeannie says:

    Hi Pippa! Cute little girl and I like her little kitty friend too. Great step card! Thanks so much for joining my Fall Festival of Colors blog challenge. A winner will be chosen tonight ~ Good Luck 🙂

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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