Friday, July 7, 2017


Hi there.
Two posts in one day but as its so hot outside I thought I would stay indoors and blog a little.
My Dads birthday is fast approaching and coming from a background where my Dad, Brother and myself all served in the Royal Navy I had to make a card for him with this in mind.
I knew I had to have another play with the Die D-Lies Nautical Set from Spellbinders.
I love this set and I have already used it on the same challenge blog before at Freshly Made Sketches but I just loved the layout again.
I cut the little boat from the set from kraft card and paper pieced part of the sail in some blue corrugated card.  I then cut the anchor from copper mirror card that I got from my local craft shop.  This mirror card is amazing.  The shine on it is just fantastic.
I even tried to make a little sailors knot at the top.  Something I know that my Dad is really good at as he makes these wonderful ships bell ropes using all kinds of decorative knots.
Knot tying was something I didn't do as I joined the Royal Navy as a Communicator but I did learn the basics during my training.
I wrapped a little bit of string around the anchor and finished with a tiny sea shell which I found in my stash.
The designer papers I have used came from The Works on a recent trip to visit my family in the UK.  I couldn't believe the price.  They paper pad was £1!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Spellbinders for details of this lovely die set.


  1. Wonderful nautical take on the sketch challenge Dawn. I like the dimension corrugated card gives. Bet your Dad will love it! Shabneez

  2. WOW! Dawn this is fabulous! I love the copper anchor, the sailor's knot and the shell! XX

  3. Fabulous! I love all of the elements, patterns and textures. The anchor in copper and the various twine accents are perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.