Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Focal Point

Good Morning all,
It's time for a brand new challenge at
This fortnight, we want to see you use your
Here's my card!

I used a sentiment by Robert Louis Stevenson, which I found on the internet.
I think it's perfect for a sympathy card.
I cut out the sentiment with a nestie,
then inked with Old Paper distress ink whilst still in the die.
I used this sketch 

as inspiration for the layout of this card.

A buff coloured paper matt & a little button threaded with some button
twine are the only additional elements & the inside was left blank,
to write a personal message.

Another little look at my card!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Can't wait to see what you create for the challenge.
To make it more fun, our sponsor this time is

Fabulous Sponsor 2014

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles -  Buttons & Twines
CAS- Sketches & Colours- Sketch
Pile It On - Sentiment as the Focus
Crafter's Companion - CAS
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Dies &/or Punches
Lothian Crafts Online - Love Using Your Dies
My Time To Craft - Sympathy
A Creative Romance - Let's Get Sentimental
Brown Sugar- Use A Die Cut or Punch
QKR Stampede - Sentiment Only


Mamma Mia said...

Lovely quote Dawn and a beautiful card - love the layout!
Hope you're keeping well.
Hugs, Helen x

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Dawn, I do love this sentiment it is fabulous as is your gorgeous card.

Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Beautiful and elegant CAS Sympathy card - the sentiment is beautiful and the recipient will take comfort from it I'm sure.

rachel said...

what a beautiful verse for such a difficult card to make - Dawn I think you've made a fabulous card xx

Debbie Fisher said...

A gorgeous sentiment & beautiful cas card xxx

Tracy said...

Dawn this is a really beautiful card, such a touching sentiment x

Carol said...

What a lovely sentiment Dawn, love how you've used it. Enjoy your holiday. Carol x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning Dawn great CAS - have a great day x

Jacqueline said...

A very interesting take on our sketch this week at CC&S - it works well and I love your sentiment, thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

Cheremane said...

Such a beautiful card xx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! love the layout and sentiment.

KarinsArtScrap said...

lovely card Dawn.

gr karin said...

Wow Dawn this is beautiful, love the design. Love Alison xxx

Lorraine said...

This is such a beautiful CAS card Dawn, love the colour, design and the sentiment is so beautiful too.
Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful take on that sketch, Dawn! Love the CAS design and that sentiment is marvelous.

karalschuknecht said...

This is beautiful and makes a great sympathy card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Sentiment Only." Good Luck.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Diane said...

Lovely quote Dawn on your beautiful design.

Hugs Diane

karen h said...

Very pretty card! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Louise van Vuren said...

I like your inverse take on the sketch and that is a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CC&S

Louise xx

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

mags said...

A beautiful CAS style card Dawn and such a gorgeous quote.

Emz said...

Lovely CAS card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our Anything Goes Challenge xx

Cazro said...

Wonderful choice of sentiment. A perfect card for our challenge of Sympathy, a very elegant card. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

KarenB said...

What a beautiful sentiment, and such an elegant card.

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

So simple but it looks gorgeous.
HUgs Elfie

Andree said...

A wonderful CAS card. I love the quote.

Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

BethieJ said...

Your card is LOVELY!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!!
Have a GREAT day!

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful Dawn, love the elegance, softness and the verse, here xxx