Sunday, 9 August 2015

Happy Dolphin

Hello Friends ... before I share my card I have to say you are the best 
buddies anyone could wish for and you are all AWESOME!

Having felt a bit down in the dumps recently, lacking mojo
and just generally fed up of the tip in my house I received some
encouraging and sweet comments yesterday and I'm truly grateful!
In fact, you've all spurred me on to create a card today ... well a couple
but some are under wraps for now!

Using the current sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch and 
the theme, 'Precious' at CASology I'm going with wildlife.

Perhaps not the dolphin but some species are in danger of extinction so having
received this gorgeous cheery set from the latest release at Clearly Besotted 
I couldn't resist inking it up!

Having stamped and heat-embossed the ripple and splashes in 
Hero Arts white embossing powder, I stamped and masked the dolphin.
Using a circular stencil as a mask I've inked a background with 
Distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass.
The dolphin is coloured using Zig Clear Brush Pens and I used the same
distress inks to create the sentiment strip which is die cut using the
Scalloped Border dies from Clearly besotted.

Thanks as always for popping by my blog and hopefully
I'll have some more to share later this week.



  1. Gorgeous CAS card. The blue and white makes the card look so fresh. xx

  2. This is a wonderful card Sarah. It makes me happy looking at it with that sweet, cute dolphin.
    Hugs Veerle x

  3. Sarah, this is totally precious and adorable! How very true, our wild life is precious, especially those poor animals nearing extinction. This dolphin is so happy, and your inking is amazing! Thanks for joining us at CASology...hope things continue to look up on the homefront! :)

  4. This is adorable! I can't wait until this set arrives in my letterbox - hopefully this week!

  5. I love dolphins and I love your card! So crisp and clean...

  6. Sarah, this is sweetly done!!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

    I still have a giveaway on my blog here until Tuesday: (If you haven't popped by already - Just leave your e-mail with your comment)

  7. That has got to be the cutest dolphin I have ever seen. Love how you did the waterdrops and ripples. Brilliant card.

  8. How clever to heat emboss your ripples, this is gorgeous Sarah
    Hope things are looking brighter x

  9. just adorable Sarah and I hope you have a better week x

  10. This is so cute, Sarah! I love it! I am so sorry to hear you have been down lately. I definitely think your mojo was working here though! Thank you for your comment on my blog this morning. I haven't changed my storage from the AE pockets but before they were invented I used the TH ones for my PTI stamps. I didn't want to change everything over so I kept them in those. I also keep larger sets in them too. They are made to be in a binder but I just keep them in a box like the AE ones :) xx

  11. What an awesome job you did with the waterdrops and ripples Sarah...add a adorable dolphin and voila... a fantastic make!
    Thanks for joining CTS!

  12. Sarah this could not be more precious... LOve those waves, and his splashes are darling! So very happy to see him making a splash in the CTS pool!!...
    =] Michele

  13. This is so cool Sarah, well done on this super card..

    Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl x

  14. I'd say your mojo is back with a vengeance, Sarah - your card is gorgeous! Love the way you've framed your sweet dolphin. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  15. I'm so glad you have this stamp. I saw it the other day and fell in love with it, so will live vicariously thru you and your use of it. This is so perfect for both challenges and love all the blue tones. Your mojo is back!!

  16. Ohhh this is so cute. Loving the stamps, the colours and the layout. Just gorgeous! x

  17. WOW...what a fabulous card. Love all that pretty blue and your sweet dolphin!

  18. Oh, this is so adorable! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  19. Oh, Sarah, this card is a pure delight! If you are ever down in the dumps again, just look at it! It certainly cheered me up on this end! I've not been feeling well and trying new meds and had company and no mojo ... so I know what you mean! I'm glad you are feeling better!! Hugs, Darnell

  20. Love that you flipped the sketch--such a cute image, too!

  21. the sentiment and the image is so fit together
    so so cuuutee Sarah
    and love the color combo on this card too
    your blending color so perfectly Sarah..
    happy weekend for you
    hugs, Monika


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