Path of Positivity Challenge – Shades of Green

We are already halfway through this month’s challenge at Path of Positivity with the optional theme of Shades of Green. A great theme for getting started on those Christmas cards with trees and presents, holly and ivy, and don’t forget the mistletoe!


Materials used: 
Ike’s Art – Dear Santa
Card Making Magic embossing folder – 5×7″ Christmas
rectangle die set
X-Press It card
white card
5″x7″ card blank
red gems
red ribbon
Wink of Stella Shimmer Clear
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hair – Y21, Y26, YR24, E25
eyes – B24, B18, B29
tree branches – YG03, YG63, G29, E27
Santa’s hat and bauble ribbon – R29, R39, R59, R89
girl’s clothes – YG00, YG01, YG03, YG06
Santa’s beard and hat trim – white gel pen
bauble hanger – silver gel pen

I made up my card blank by embossing it with the embossing folder and then cutting out the rectangle with a die. I tried cutting the aperture first then embossing but the embossing stretches the card a bit so the aperture went out of shape. The disadvantage to sending the embossed card through the cutter again is that is does squash the embossing a little. If anyone knows a better way of doing it please do share the secret!

The image is coloured with Copics and then de-bossed to add a little frame. The Santa bauble has a touch of wink of stella added to the  had trim which has been coloured with a white gel pen.

I added a cluster of three red gems to three corners to represent holly berries and put the ribbon on the remaining corner.

This image reminds me so much of our girls when they were little. Our eldest had one ornament which was her favourite, a honeycombe paper chick. I’ve no idea where it came from but Becky loved it and at her first Christmas enjoyed trying to eat it!! Our youngest, Rachel, spent her first Christmas sitting under the tree running the strands of lemetta through her fingers absolutely fascinated by the reflected light from it. Both our girls are blonde so I have given the little girl in the image blonde hair. Memories to cherish.

I hope you can join us at Path of Positivity, you still have two weeks to get an entry in. The link and all the details of prizes can be found at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. 

Thank you for visiting. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Your Scrapbook Place – November Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #491 – Christmas
A Bit More Time To Craft #80 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #75 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #154 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #260 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #97 – Gemstones/Pearls
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #94 – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge #231 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps #168 – Anything Goes / Use Ribbon
PIP Challenge #1846 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #229 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #209 – 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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7 Responses to Path of Positivity Challenge – Shades of Green

  1. Ike IkesArt says:

    WoW – That is awesome. Lovely colouring and the embossed frame is delightful 🙂 Thank you for using my image and it is a pleasure to Sponsor you all.
    IKE x

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  2. Christine Miller says:

    What lovely detailing of the Christmas tree’s branches, and I am just as intrigued by the tiny Santa ornament as that adorable little toddler. Great card!
    Thanks for sharing at Jo’s Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  3. I absolutely love the design of this card and the red gems are just perfect to highlight the beautifully colored image! The look of wonder on that little’s face is so precious!

  4. Jo Trimgym says:

    Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    (Please use the new Inlinkz next time. You should no longer have any problems. Just log in using either Google or Facebook and you should be able to add your link no trouble.)

  5. Ine says:

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Shell B says:

    Fabulous card!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge
    DT Shell

  7. Jirawadee Susanthitapong says:

    Gorgeous card! The color combination is just perfect. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.

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