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Monday, 9 May 2016

Calico Octopus

Hello all!  As promised, I've something brand new for you today, and it's a slight hop-out-of-kin since it was made to please somebody else rather than myself.  My nephew is fascinated by marine life, as well as very knowledgeable about it, and the card over at Calico Craft Parts today was made especially for his birthday.


I hope you'll have a chance to hop over and check it out.  My nephew loved it, so that's what really counts!  I'm aiming to share some of my adventures in Beijing next if I can get my act together, so I'll hope to see you again soon.

Oh, I love hugging.  I wish I was an octopus so that I could hug ten people at a time.
Drew Barrymore (who evidently doesn't know much about octopuses)

The fact that three-fifths of an octopus's neurons are not in their brain but in their arms suggests that each arm has a mind of its own.
Sy Montgomery

33 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

he looks wonderful against your gorgeous watery background x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fab! I should think your nephew will be thrilled to bits with him. Lx

Amanda said...

Been over and it's a fabulous make for your nephew, love it
Love
Amanda x

Nikki Acton said...

You don't do cards too often but when you do I love them! Xx

brenda said...

Sounds like your Nephew will love this Alison, the greeny blues make a lovey ocean and like how you have carried the little water bubbles out of the main element onto the Kraft borders.

B x

chrissie said...

This is wonderful and so special to have made it for a nephew.

Love Chrissie xx

Florence said...

Popped over to have a look. Fabulous project.
Flo x

Astrid Maclean said...

Looks like fun, off for a closer look, and like you say, it's the recipient that is the most important with projects like this :)

Inky and Quirky said...

Just popped over Alison and I love the card, octopi are brilliant creatures and very intelligent too apparently
Hugs
Donna

Chrissy said...

Your Octopus is fantastic Alison..brilliant colours and love the background with the blues and greens and fabulous texture and the added 'bubbles'..awesome card for your nephew..

luv CHRISSYxx

Nan G said...

Love love your octopus with that fab background!

Anita Houston said...

This is sure to be your nephews favorite! I LOVE the bubbles are around too. FUN make!

Dorthe said...

Oh your water is so gorgeous, wonderful alive with the weed tendrils, and shimmer, and the bobbles .
A fantastic card for your nephew ,no wonder he loved it, dear !!
xo Dorthe

Lys Scrap said...

I love the colours and the way this octopus "moves"!

Mrs.B said...

The octopus looks fabulous against that wonderful deep sea background. No wonder your Nephew loved it.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

This looks fantastic and so different to your usual style. Your nephew will have loved this card.
Yvonne xx

Dagmar said...

Wow - so cool!!!! Hugs Dagmar

Annie said...

Looks amazing Alison xx will pop over to the CCP for more info x your nephew will treasure this card for sure
Hugs Annie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

FANTASTIC!!! Your octopus is so much fun, and I just love your wonderful underwater background! hugs :)

Candy C said...

Alison, this birthday card is gorgeous! I LOVE the green background! Tat octopus against is just POPS off of the card. I hopped over to Calico Craft to see the entire card and the kraft background also works so well! LOVE!

Redanne said...

Love it already! Off to have a closer look... xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous card! I can see why it is a hit with your nephew! Hugs, Chrisx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the paint job on Mister Octo Puss.

Sue said...

Really fab Alsion, no wonder your nephew loved it xx

Angela Radford said...

Love it Alison and I adore all the Calico Crafts stuff, gorgeous.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Brenda Brown said...

A great octopus card with a fabulous background. Love this Alison xxx

Sandy said...

Okay, I went and saw your card. Love the water but what is with you and Anne and Octopi?
Sandy xx

Coco said...

The close-up is already fantastic, I'm sure I will love this too, like your nephew!!! :) I'm off to see that better...
Have a lovely day Alison, hugs Coco xx

Diana Taylor said...

Just popped over and had a proper look - it's fabulous, and I'm sure your nephew will be thrilled with it. I love the watery background - you've created such depth with your layers and techniques, it really does look like he's deep in the sea!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Just checked this out on CCP blog, Alison! What a lovely idea for a birthday card. xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Wonderful card. I like this!! xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely cool! Going back over for another look!! xo

craftytrog said...

Fabulous!!! A great card for your nephew Alison! xxx