Monday, 6 May 2019

Path of Positivity Challenge - Admiration

The first Monday of the month and a new challenge at Path of Positivity. This month the optional theme is Admiration. I have chosen to make a wedding themed card not because I have mixed up admiration and love but because whenever I have witnessed true love I find it admirable. So often these days we here the gloom and doom of broken families and the impact that has on all family members. Now I am not so naive to expect that every marriage will last until 'death do us part' after all we are all flawed human beings but when you find a marriage that has lasted through all the ups and the downs there is something very special. Like anything worth while a marriage needs constant attention and work to keep it going. The generations that are now celebrating golden and diamond anniversaries are the generations that did not give in at the first hint of trouble, they worked things through. These days it seems to me that it is all too easy to call it a day when a marriage does not live up to romantic expectations. I find it so sad that friends of my daughters are onto their second and even third marriages in their late 20's and early 30's. Even those that elect not to get married are swapping partners so often I get dizzy trying to work out who is with who at parties.

Those of you reading this who have had struggles with their marriages, please don't for one moment think I am dismissing you. I know that some marriages are fortunately beyond saving, when a marriage has broken down to the point that there is no life left then to my mind death has occurred. It is not ideal but we are all broken people living in a broken world and the best any of us can do is our best and when all else has failed mourn and move on.

So yes, I unashamedly admire the triers, the stayers the workers out that are willing to put in the time and effort to keep their love alive. I pray that my own daughters will be among those in 30, 40 and God willing 50 years time celebrating ruby, golden and diamond anniversaries with their lovely husbands.

This card is for my niece who is getting married in September and just starting on the adventure of a shared life. I will be sending it to her with prayers for a long and happy marriage.

Materials used: 
A Day For Daisies - I Do I Do 
Elizabeth Craft Designs Accordion Circle Card Die Set
circle die set
rose designer paper from scrap box
Britannia Dies - roses and leaf spray dies
red , gold mirri, green and pearlescent white card
X-Press It card
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
bride hair - E53, E43, E57
groom hair - E42, E43, E47, E49
bride veil and dress - C0, C1, C3,  blender
groom jacket - W3, W5, W7, W9
bouquet - R22, R29, R59, C5  YG00, Y13, C0, C1  G21, G94, G99   white Prismacolour pencil
cravat - R29, R59

Card front

                                        First middle section

Second  middle section

                                     Box for card

The challenge starts today and runs until 2nd June with the optional twist a focus on Admiration. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project to show someone your warm approval, respect, and genuine admiration for him or her.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that regular types of projects such as birthday cards, or other general type projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes unless they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include: 

  • An $8 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designsfor the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

  • I do hope that you are able to join us this month. All details and the link up can be found at Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

    Thanks for dropping in.


    1. Beautifully said, Pippa and such a lovely card! Having been married 33 years now, I can't imagine any other way of life with anyone else. There's so much to be said for marrying your best friend and still enjoying a summer evening at Dairy Queen!

    2. This is truly wonderful an what you wrote about it love and admiration is too! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge!
      Sandy DT

    3. Hello Pippa, Thanks for joining our ‘more than 1 die’ challenge with your beautiful wedding card, its stunning and your niece and her new husband will love it. Hope you can join us for our next challenge too. Lovely words you wrote regarding marriage.
      Diane Louise
      [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

    4. A wonderful card!
      Thank you soo much for taking part in our "more than one die” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
      Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

      (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

      (DT Crafty Friends)

      (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

      (DT Simply Create Too)

      (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

    5. Fabulous project and it all coordinates so well. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT

    6. Scrumptious card!! I am sure your niece will cherish it. It is gorgeous! tfs

    7. Wonderful work. Thank you for joing us over on the Simply Create Too Blog. Good Luck!