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


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

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

    Linda xxx

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

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

  5. A gorgeous sentiment & beautiful cas card xxx

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

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

  8. 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

  9. Beautiful card! love the layout and sentiment.

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

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

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

  13. 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

  14. Lovely quote Dawn on your beautiful design.

    Hugs Diane

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

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

    Louise xx

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

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

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

  20. 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

  21. What a beautiful sentiment, and such an elegant card.

  22. So simple but it looks gorgeous.
    HUgs Elfie

  23. A wonderful CAS card. I love the quote.

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

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

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


Thank you for taking the time & trouble to comment! I truly appreciate your feedback!
Dawn xx