Hello lovely crafters, I’m back after a little break, well two breaks actually and both in my left arm after a fall during mine and a dear friend’s joint birthday celebrations, and no I wasn’t dancing on a table before you ask. A young man bumped into me on the dance floor and knocked me flying. All night in the emergency room and a plaster cast for six weeks will make this birthday one to remember. The previous week I had excitedly accepted a DT spot at Addicted to CAS one of the first DT’s I had been on many years before and was devasted at the thought of not being able to carry out my duties. Luckily our lovely leader Kylie was very understanding I’d already made a card for this challenge and my right arm is fine so here I am happily taking part in my first challenge at Addicted to CAS as part of this exceptionally talented team. The code word for the next fortnight is Tropical and was chosen by the very talented Vicky.
I used the Tim Holtz Under the Sea Colorize die for the dolphin, Broken China distress oxide for colour. Altenew waves embossing folder for the background and Nuvo Crystal Drops for the bubbles. The sentiment is also by Mr. Holz I thought it fitted quite well with my dolphin.
Do pop over to Addicted to CAS we would love to see your tropical creations and the DT have some amazing cards to inspire and delight.
In other news, I was so happy to be chosen as Top Sister over at The Sisterhood of Crafters for my butterfly card and Design Team member pick for my Dragon card which really did help ease the pain.
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend
Amazing card as always Marie, love the dolphin and the fab embossing, a Super design – again. Good to hear you are better and back to what you really do so well. Congratulations on your DT posts too. Well deserved.AND Congratulations on your win. xx
Thank you so much Faith for your lovely comment.5 more weeks in plaster should be all well by the time summer is over.
I love this one and am going to have to look for that embossing folder. Stunning card. I hope you heal up soon xx
Thank you so much for your lovely comment.I too love that embossing folder its one of my favourites.
Talk about the perfect background for your playful dolphin! Fabulous card 🙂
Thank you Vicki
This is so pretty! The first thing I think of when I hear the word tropical is dolphins! What a beautiful colour, and such a clever use of the embossing folder.The nuvo drops are perfect too,mine would have been big blobs.
Hope your arm feels much better soon, but to be fair if you will arm wrestle with Russian sailors it’s to be expected.
Thank you for your comment, well half of it at least and they weren’t Russian sailors they were Serbian and I won !!
I’m so sorry to hear you got knocked for six while celebrating your birthday, Marie. That’s rotten. I do hope the breaks heal without any difficulty. In other happy news, congratulations on your DT gig with ACAS and your well-deserved recognition from the Sisters! I’m sure Kylie is thrilled to have you! Your dolphin card is stunning in color, movement, and dimension! Hugs, Darnell
Thank you so much Darnell it’s always so lovely to hear from you ande I hope you are keeping well.
Congrats on your DT gig Marie,loving your fab CAS card, that background is perfect! And big healing hugs to you my friend, yes, it’s a definitely a birthday you won’t forget x
Thank you so much and yes definitely a birthday to remember
Oh Marie this is gorgeously CAS. Love the background for your lovely dolphin. Sending healing hugs and Congratulations on returning to the CAS family. I too have returned to Kylie’s fold joining in at HLS for their Stencil Challenge. Yay to us!
Hi Ina yes yay to us indeed, congratulations to you too and thank you so much for your lovely comment.
WHAT??!!! That is no way to celebrate your birthday! You’ll have to have another, less painful, celebration when you’re all healed up – get well soon my friend. What a fab card you’ve come up with for the Tropical theme. Love the stylised dolphin leaping about in that oh-so-understated background and your details are as perfect as always.
Sending gentle hugs, Vicky x
Thank you so much Vicky
Absolutely beautiful! Love everything about this card… adorable dolphin, fab inking and colour, awesome embossed background, and a CAS-tastic design! 👏
Thank you so much Trina high praise I deed from someone I admire
A late welcome to the team I popped back to here to see what happened to your wrist! What a fluke, and awful thing to happen! I’m impressed you can still create!