You octopi my heart….


I am back from my travels, and started to do a little crafting again. I’ve been to Tenerife for a week – quite cool, but enough sun for a bit of colour – then had a couple of days in Cardiff at a work conference. Always good meet up with friends and colleagues, with educational issues and discussions thrown into the mix. I always find them quite heavy going – but well worth it. The drive wasn’t particularly bad, either, 3 hours door-to-door…..

Whilst I was in Tenerife I had a lovely delivery from my favourite on-line store – Seven Hills Crafts. This store manages to obtain all the American stamps and dies with a large selection of products – at great prices. I am not stuck with an import bill – and also a Royal Mail bill as they handle the delivery.

There are a few American stores I wish I could shop from, but find the taxes and delivery extortionate. I ordered from an American site a few weeks ago. The items cost me $72, with shipping their end of $22, so total cost of $94. Converting that to GBP = £75, and add another £22 once it arrives in UK!!!!! That is for eight ink pads and refills. Initially a good buy, not so much at the receiving end.

On to my card. I was wanting quite a simple card, and have had this set from Lawn Fawn for a while now, and it includes the octopus some hearts, bubbles, and there is also a matching die set. very cute – the kind of cards I don’t usually do, but thought I could play around with it. The octopus has movement to it, with a groove cut into the blue base cards, a penny attached to the back – called a slider card. So when you tip the card from side to side, the octopus moves along the groove. I love movement cards, and have some shaker sets I am trying out at the moment, and shall post them when I’ve managed to do them.

Looking at the card now, I may have to add some additional elements – thinking of some bubbles in the sea, probably add some sequins, and possibly have the octopus holding an actual small heart.

I may have to give my hubby this cute little card when I’m done, Valentines Day approaching – don’t tell him!!


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