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Monday 3 March 2014

GDT at Path of Positivity

I am delighted to have been asked to be a Guest DT at the Path of Positivity Challenge. If you have never come across this wonderful and uplifting challenge you are missing out on a real treat. Lisa who runs it is a wonderful lady and gives so much of her time to promote others. I am truly grateful to have such a lovely friend. 

I have been amazed at the response a couple of my posts had about my change in health and I was awarded the Most Inspirational for 2 months. It does my heart a lot of good to know that there are so many THOUGHTFUL people who took the time to give me encouragement and a little lift when I needed it. That is very poignant as 

The theme for this challenge is ‘Thoughtfulness’

We want to see your projects and blog posts on the theme of Thoughtfulness. For me being thoughtful towards one another should be how we all treat one another in our everyday deeds. We should be careful of other people’s feelings in our thoughts and actions. It really does not take a lot for each and every one of us to be kind to one another, take a little more care, help one another and take the time to pay attention to each other’s needs. Sometimes just taking the time to give someone a bit of praise and encouragement when they need it can make a very big difference to them. 

There are lots of lovely prizes for the entrants to win as follows:-

·       Ten digital images from Creative Bug Digitals for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
·       Three digital images from Ike's World for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
·       $7 gift certificate from Pickled Potpourri Designs, our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all eligible entrants.
·       One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
·       One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.

The guest Sponsor for this month is Pickled Potpourri Designs and I have been lucky to have been able to use one of their lovely image to make this card. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers sticking to s colour palette of purple & orange throughout. I then added some Stickles glitter glue to highlight the flower and butterfly.
The card base is from Craftwork Cards and I have covered with some orange spotty paper.  The purple swirly ribbon is a newly acquired purchase prize from Really Reasonable Ribbons and I added a swirly die cut which I placed to swirl around the sentiment which Lisa from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles designed especially for me to use for this card.

I have not used a purple and orange colour scheme to make a card before and I am really pleased with how this card has turned out.

I hope you will join us this month at Path of Positivity and take part in this challenge. I will be back later in the month with another creation made with an image from Ike's World

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-
Card size – 6” square
Digi Image – Today from Pickled Potpourri Designs
Paper – My Minds Eye
Tools – Cheery Lynn Die
Embellishments – stickles glitter glue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Scrapcat 1 said...

Congratulations on the GDT. I love the colours you have used for this card and the sentiment is lovely as is your colouring.

Pat said...

Mandy, not only do you inspire people with your comments, but your art is beautiful! We are happy to have you as a guest design team member. Fabulous card, fabulous coloring!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...


Ingrid Mason said...

Mandy, you created this wonderful card with all the true values within yourself and, like you, it is stunning and gorgeous. To me, your colour choices reflect your warmth, the bold orange - the courage to face the challenges of life, green - the colour of Hope, and then your butterfly .... such a delicate symbol of sensitive peace and Love. The little touches of sparkle reflect the brightness that we all need in our lives and knowing you is a touch of sparkle in many lives.

How talented you are in recreating such wonderful gifts into a very special and thoughtful card for others to benefit from .....but then Thoughtfulness is yet another inherent part of Mandy.

It has been a real joy to enjoy this card today so Thank you Treasure ....oh, and Congratulations on being the GDT on this very uplifting and giving Challenge blog.

Lots of love Ingrid xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

Anonymous said...

Beautiful butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. We hope that you will join us again very soon. Hugs~Patti

Karen C said...

Saw this on Make It Monday…Love it!! Feel free to check out my far that would be #’s 5, 6, 140, 141 and 236.
Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
Karen C

Michele said...

this is a beautiful card! thanks for joining the anything goes challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Anonymous said...

Hi, Such a beautiful project. Gorgeous image and love the colours. Thank you for joining challenge 8 at Crafting From The Heart. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Erin DT and Co owner x

Marsha said...

The sparkles on the butterfly and flower add so much to the card. Very nice. Thanks for entering the digi makeover challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Sari / Granne said...

Love the image in your card, beautiful! Also like your warm colourchoise. Thank you for joining us in Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

Laurian said...

Beautiful card Mandy, what a wonderful butterfly and it's so lovely to see you join us at Dragonfly Dreams, I hope we see you again soon!



Sandy said...

Gorgeous card Mandy love the colour scheme
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday

Amanda said...

Hi Mandy, beautiful card and such lovely warm colours. Thankyou for joining in with the challenge at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
hugs Amanda

Zella said...

Such pretty colors!!! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

Hazel said...

Love the colours. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 81: anything goes , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Path of Positivity said...

First off, thank you also for your very sweet words. I'm the lucky one to have people like you in MY life!

I'm so pleased you were able to join us this month as our GDT over at the Path of Positivity. Your post is very thoughtful as is your card.

You are completely right--being thoughtful is such a simple task but can make such a difference in someone else's life!

As far as your card goes, I love the purple/orange colour scheme you went with. It is so bright and uplifting and will be sure to touch someone deeply.

Thanks for such a thoughtful post and creation to help get this month's challenge underway!