08 October 2013

HOPE

{DT Project Path of Positivity: Challenge #7}

I am so thrilled to be part of this very special Design Team for Path of Positivity Challenge.  This challenge is quite unique in a way as the themes for the monthly challenges are all about being Positive.  In the words of Lisa herself: 

"To that end, I have been inspired to create a place where I can come to see projects or posts that provide help, hope, courage, love, forgiveness, peace, motivation, encouragement, etc. A place to come especially on those days when the woes of the world just seem too much to bear. This is a place I would like to share with others who feel as I do. Therefore, welcome to the 'Path of Positivity Challenge' -- a different sort of challenge blog designed to inspire, nurture and provide support for the soul by creating a positive path to follow, one project or post at a time!"

This week our theme for Challenge #7 at Path of Positivity is HOPE I used the beautiful Blossoms and Butterflies from Fresh Brewed.  You can purchase her here.   I cropped one of the original butterflies from the image in Photoshop and blew it up a bit and then printed it a few times. The images were coloured with copics and the sentiment with dry chalks.  The wonderful and inspiring sentiment, all about hope, was also designed by Lisa herself.

The design papers are from BasicGrey and the buttons from my stash.  The jewel stones are from Blueberry Bear.







The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • $6.00 coupon from Floppy Latté's Digital Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month, 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.
  • Three digital images from our second guest sponsor this month, Fresh Brewed Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all 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.
Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your HOPE creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.7. Can't wait to see your HOPE creations.  Receiving a free sentiment just for entering the challenge should be a great incentive in itself - and Lisa's sentiments are wonderful judging by the one I used on my card.
   
Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
Thank for all your friendly visits here in my little space in blog land.  The love you leave behind is so inspiring, and please know that I try and return the love, most of the times.  Signing off with a photo I took a few years ago on a game farm in KwaZulu Natal - typical African bushveld.



{SOURCES OF PRODUCTS USED ON MY CARD}

90 comments:

  1. What a lovely and different card you made! I like all details and nice colour :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  2. Wow, this is so beautiful, love the colors and the great design!

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  3. Gorgeous card Desire. I love the imagees, beautiful colours and fabulous design
    hugs Sue xx

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  4. Fabulous card and images Desire. I saw this on MIM...Loz

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  5. Love the colours and the bling! Great card and lovely idea for a challenge blog! x

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  6. Beautiful card Desire!

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  7. So lovely card, fabulous design!
    hugs, Helena

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  8. Oh my goodness Desire - this card is so beautiful and 'moving'. The wonderful words of Inspiration will stay with me from now on as I hold the memory of your very special card in my mind. 'Hope' is so important for without 'Hope' what else do we have to sustain us through dark days. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

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  9. this is gorgeous... and perfect for fall! the image is stunning and i love the colors!!!!

    hugs :)

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  10. What a beautiful card..love the colours..
    thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef for the stitching challenge..
    Laura DT

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  11. Oh, I just Love your Card! I seen it on Make It Monday,It's just Gorgeous! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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  12. Your card as usual sweetie is gorgeous. Your photography is awesome.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  13. Stunning card, so love what you've made here. Beautiful design and colours as always. Oh so pretty work. Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT, Jx

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  14. This is stunning, so full of movement.
    Thank you for joining in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck x

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  15. Desire,
    You are SO talented. Those butterfly's are outstanding as is all you work. Thank you for taking time to post this beautiful artwork with us this week at WAW. Please like us on Facebook for lots of fun, prizes and inspiration.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  16. Stunning card!! Love the images and colors in your design! HUGS :)

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  17. WOW- your cards are always so awesome! Love all of the fine details you give attention too. Love the butterflies! Glad to have met you on MIM!

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  18. This looks great Desire and thanks for joining my challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

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  19. Beautiful card,lovely colours and details.xxx

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  20. Thanks for playing our fall challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT!
    4CC

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all of your bright beautiful butterflies!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  22. fantastic Desire, love the butterflies and colors
    hugs
    céline

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  23. fabulous!!!!love the butterflies and the rows of rhinestones!!!!!
    tyfs:)

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  24. A very nice card.. thanks for joining the stamping chefs challenge
    christin DT - TSC

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  25. Gorgeous card Desire ~ Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with us.

    Love the photo as well!

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  26. Oh, so pretty, Desire! Love the image and 'flies--so cool! Great design, love the distressing, the bling and that fabulous sentiment! :^)
    Another gorgeous photo, too, though I don't see any penguins in it. Are they on vacation, lol!
    Hugs, Penny

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  27. so stunning desire.gorgeous images and design and i love your beautiful wording :D

    xx coops xx

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  28. Great card and colours.Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Chef. in our Lets's get stitchy challenge
    Hugs, Tania DT

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  29. Oh my sweet friend! What a gorgeous card! I keep meaning to enter the path of positivity challenge (and advertise it on my blog) but I am so darned busy! I hope I can get in on it soon.

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angels Design Team this week!

    Hugs,
    Chriss - DT - OSAAT
    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

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  30. Desire, love the buttons and all that lovely bling. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  31. This is just gorgeous Desire..love those butterflies and wonderful colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  32. Such a beautiful card :) Thank you for sharing with us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT

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  33. Gorgeous card Desire, I love the design. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Autumn Colours challenge x

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  34. What a beautiful creation and so lovely for Fall. Great photo, too, of the landscape.

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  35. What lovely colors, love the card!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

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  36. the flower is stunning and certainly takes centre stage, pretty butterflies, thanks for joining in at crafty catz
    Tilly

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  37. Stunning card! That sentiment is perfect. Your design and colors are flawless. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

    Amy ~DT

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  38. I love butterfly Desire and this has much butterfly on it and lovely vocal flower too, great design as always and lovely color combo...great card dear ..


    I see your card on Make it Monday, if you like to see my blog my card is # 112, I would be so glad if you leave me some love...big hugs, Monika

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  39. Hi, Desire: We are so glad you joined us for our Fall Challenge at Simply Create Too. Your entry is very pretty--please join us again soon! [love your photo too]

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot

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  40. Totally awesome, love everything about this project! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  41. Beautiful card Desire. Love how the butterflies appear to be flying off the card.
    Mags
    x

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  42. Beautiful card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

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  43. Very pretty! Such a striking card - bold and vibrant! I LOVE the sentiment! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

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  44. Absolutely Beautiful!! Love it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything with a Sentiment“ Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

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  45. This is gorgeous~! Such detail
    Paulette

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  46. oh my goodness, this is just so gorgeous!! I love how inspirational these flowers are...so many wonderful details! Thanks for joining in our challenge over at SQUIGGLEFLY!

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  47. Oh my goodness this is GORGEOUS!!!!
    WOW - JAW DROPPED!!! I love the doodle dots you added and the way you enlarged the butterfly. What a fantastic idea!!! Thank you for the inspiration and for making the image 'yours'.
    Sending smiles,
    Heather D.
    www.freshbreweddesigns.com

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  48. Wow, Desire, this is so pretty. Love all the butterflies fluttering off the sides of the card. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug.

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  49. OMG this is breathtaking, just lovin those butterflies, the colors are simply fabUlous. One gorgeous beauty.
    Hugs

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  50. This is beautiful, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers netwrok.

    Kelly x

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  51. Beautiful fall colors!!! Gorgeous card...
    Thanks for participating this week in our challenge at QKR Stampede.
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the center step fold, bling and added butterflies and flower. Looks beautiful. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

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  53. I knew I would see something special and gorgeous on your blog, love this and the colours are beautiful...luv annie xxx

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  54. Great project! Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge as well.

    GUESS WHAT? You are featured on our fan page today!! Come over and leave a comment, like the page and share with all your friends!!

    https://www.facebook.com/GetInkyStamps

    La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC


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  55. this is beautiful Desire.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  56. Thank you for taking time to comment. I have had such a lovely snoop around on your blog. My goodness I found so much inspiration!

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  57. Just wonderful as always Desire!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  58. Lovely stepper card Desire. Gorgeous image and colours, great papers and love the embellies.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  59. So beautiful with all the butterflies and unique flowers~your work always makes me smile :)

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  60. Beautiful card! Love all the bling! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin' Desert Divas! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  61. Beautiful, beautiful work, Desire! You always amaze me! Love how you made the butterflies larger and scattered them about. Lovely!
    hugs xxxooo

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  62. Lovely card. The butterflies look like they are moving around. Love the rhinestones in the buttons and along the edges. You must go thru a ton of rhinestones. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and always leaving such inspiring comments. I hope things are going well in your life. I know you had mentioned a while back that there were some issues. Peace and Love my blog friend:)

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  63. Beautiful! Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

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  64. Thank you for taking the time to once again create a fabulous card and post, to represent our challenge this month. There is so much detail and beauty in your project and you always have a way of making my sentiments look beautiful. Thanks for being the wonderful you that you are!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  65. As usual, a beautiful card - love the sentiment! Thank you for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps. We wish you good luck in the draw and really hope you join us again!
    Jen Leeflang
    BUGABOO DT

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  66. What a gorgeous card - I just love the rustic colours you have used.

    Sharon x

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  67. SO pretty! Love the colors you used and your coloring is top notch! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Blessings,
    Zella

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  68. Beautiful card!

    Thank you for playing at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight.

    Happy Crafting
    Sam

    Craftychickcards.blogspot.com

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  69. although I haven't been here in a while!! sorry, so so busy!! I do have to say that your cards are exquisite!!

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  70. This is such a fabulous card! Love the bling!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  71. gorgeous card Desire love your papers and all the detailing love the bush photo too
    Carol x

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  72. Hey there Desire, what an awesome card. The flower is just beautiful.

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  73. Stunning card Desire and such a beautiful design. I love the little flower centres and your gorgeous buttefly embellies :) Donna ♥ x

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  74. This is gorgeous Desire, beautiful colours and your Blossoms and Butterflies image is so pretty.
    I really am enjoying the wonderful photographs you are adding to your posts at the moment.
    Pauline
    x

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  75. fabulous card Desire!
    Thanks for visiting my blog via MIM;-))m

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  76. Wow! Wow! Wow! Desire this is just gorgeous! I think this is now my favorite card that you have made. Saw this on MIM and had to take a look. Your coloring is incredible. You are such an inspiration to all of us who view your creativity. I am so glad you are part of my world. Have a fabulous week! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  77. Another lovely card!
    Love the colors and the images, fabulous.
    Hugs,Sandra

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  78. Beautiful image for our autumn challenge. Leona (Creative Moments DT)

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  79. Beautiful image for our autumn challenge. Leona (Creative Moments DT)

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  80. Absolutely delightful! Love the colors and details.

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  81. What a fun and sweet card. It is so pretty. Thank you for joining in our challenge @ Parade Your Crafts.
    Amy - PYC DT

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  82. Gorgeous card! I just love the images you chose to use and all the fun butterflies fluttering around. What a great message! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Makeover!!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

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  83. Desire, I love your sentiment and the card design is awesome. Glad you joined us for the Squigglefly challenge. Don't forget you can pick up some FREE digi images at www.squigglefly.com

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  84. Beautiful project! Thanks for blessing us at Word Art Wednesday with your talents!

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  85. Your sentiment is wonderful Desire and I love the colors you used on this beautiful card!

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  86. Very beautiful Desire, love your colours and colouring! Fab design as always!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  87. Simply gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz for this chllenge.
    lluv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    4 Krafty Girlz guest designer

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  88. This is a stunning card. Beautiful in it's creation as well as it's sentiment. And another wonderful photo. I hope you have a wall of these in your home. A book would be great too :)

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  89. How cool that you won a Digi Darla's challenge with your Path of Positivity card. Congrats!

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