Saturday, 6 February 2016

New Look and a New Sketch

Well, as I seem to be blogging a little more often these days I decided yesterday to revamp the old look.  It's fairly easy to do as I used a new background from 'the cutest blog on the block'.  I hope you like it.  I do.

I also managed, with a little spare time I didn't expect to have (long story but my colleague had been making me tea with skimmed milk instead of soya and a really grotty stomach ensued) I managed to do a card for this week's sketch challenge at From the Heart blog.  I will admit to bottling out of the twist as what I had in mind didn't fit that bill.  I was also in two minds as to whether to enter or not as my card looked different in my mind than it turned out in real life.

When I saw the sketch I had an instant plan for the lighthouse stamp I bought last week (you can find it here).  My plan was to create the diagonal element of the sketch with string and tie a nautical knot to compliment the lighthouse theme.  Unfortunately, the string was too thin for what I had in mine and para cord was too thick.  That only really left me with ribbon to go with.  You should be able to see the two layers of ribbon within the knot but it sort of got lost and left me with a different looking knot.  Although I'm happy with how it sits, it's different to my original plan.  Anyway, this is what I'm left with

and this was the original sketch
Oh rats!  I've just realised I could have put my sentiment in a heart shape.  Well, it's too late now.  I hope you like it.  Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. What a fab card Dawn! I like how you have the light radiating from the lighthouse - I've just made a card with this image and didn't think to do that! Thanks so much for joining us at From the Heart Stamps in our weekly sketch challenge :-)

  2. WOWZER - creative ribboning my friend. That is gorgeous and such a marvelous idea. I haven't seen eyelets in YEARS, but still have a ton to use. I'm putting this idea on Pinterest for sure. Thanks for entering with us at From The Heart Sketch 137.

  3. I agree, the ribbon is brilliant! I love your very creative take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at i {heart} sketches with a tWist at From the Heart Stamps!

  4. Wonderful card and great use of the sketch! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  5. Beautiful card! Love the take on the FTHS sketch this week! I love everything about this one! Thanks for joining us!