Monday, July 22, 2013

Have a Fin-tastic Day!

I love these little dolphins! They were a freebie, along with the sentiment, from Birdie Brown - thank you!  To make this card, I tore four varying shades of blue cardstock and embossed them with a swirl pattern.  I printed the dolphins on grey and white cardstock, paper-pieced, and fussy-cut.  I used a die cut for the sentiment, layered with black die cut, and then finished with an anchor charm and three blue dew drops.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Cardstock:  Recollections, Walmart
  • Die cut:  Spellbinders Wonky Squares
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl
  • Embellishments:  Anchor charm, dew drops, string (dollar store) 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge Water 3E #2
Birdie Brown Use July Freebie UE
Cards and Scrap Challenge Blog #176 Everything Must UE
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #216 Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the water) 5E #4
Craft a Scene Under the Sea (I used layers of varying shades of blue cardstock to create the look of the ocean for my scene - this is my first time entering your challenge, so I hope I have met the criteria) 3E #1
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Digi Haven Any Animal 3E #1
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
Hiding in My Craft Room #107 Free Style 3E #2
Let's Craft and Create #74 Anything Goes UE
Love to Create Challenge Blog #75 Hugs and Wishes 3E #1
MFP Friends of Speedy TV #82 No Designer Paper 5E #1
Scrappy Moms Stamps The Great Outdoors UE
Simon Says Stamp Simon Says... By the Sea 5E #4
Sweet Pea Stampers Under the Sea 3E #1
The Ribbon Girl July Colour Challenge:  Blue and White UE
Sister Act Card Challenges #16 Anything Goes UE
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #9 Die Cuts 2E #1
Thank you for looking at my card - your comments brighten my day! 


  1. Like your sea and your cute dolphins. Thanks for playing along with this week's FOSTV challenge.

  2. Such a beautiful ombre background! And that tiny anchor charm is so cute. Thank you for joining in this month's challenge at Birdie Brown.

  3. Love how you created this background. Thanks for playing along with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week.
    Cathy xx

  4. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Cards & Scrap!

  5. You have a "fintastic" day too, Kitty, this is so cute, hun, you are a busy bee, love and hugs from your fellow teamie xxx

  6. Cute dolphins! I'll bet someone is going to get a "Fin-tastic" Day... Thank you for entering your card at Sweet Pea Stampers "Under the Sea". Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

  7. Lovely card. I love how you have coloured the embossed swirls different colours. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

  8. dolphins are so cute, beautiful card.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month

  9. This is very cute! I like the different colored background! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. fabulous card, thank you for joining us at LCC for our latest challenge.

  11. Eine tolle Karte.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

    LG Dreja

  12. Love the way you've used the three coloured card for the swirls embossing. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'under the sea' challenge - Hazel, Design Team x

  13. You have made a wonderful dolphin card here. Love that sentiment!! Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “under the sea” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  14. Wow, your card is adorable, i love you design :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers challenge :)

  15. OMG this is Awesome!!!! Love it!

  16. I love your dolphins, and it brings back memories for me of swimming with them a few years ago at in Florida. Thanks for joining in at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue x

  17. Gorgeous card, I like the dolphins and the embossing, Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  18. love the card....i love the embossing and the colors on the background

  19. Such a great card! I love the gradient color background! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

  20. Adorable card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  21. Simple and cute makes for a nice combination. Love the charm. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD