July 05, 2013

An Extra Post ...

Hi Everybody,

I have been waiting for the delivery of this die set for almost three weeks and yesterday it arrived.

It has cost me an arm and a leg ...and I had to pay the extra  Customs Charge on top ... but oh! my it is so worth it.

It is one of the prettiest dies I have seen and I am so pleased that I got it.

I had to wait as it was out of stock for ages ... but here it is... and I just had to show it to you all
This is the   Quatrefoil   from Our Daily Bread and it is made by Spellbinders.   (Click the link to go to the page)

It gives you the most beautiful background and the card I have made is in cream and white.

 I have also used the Design Die on the right hand side of the card and added in my sentiment to a plain circle.

The card base is Grand Squares and  I have layered up the panels with foam sheets..

The flourish is from Want2Scrap and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

I shall be playing with this die for quite some time and I know you are going to love it as much as I do....

But can I just warn you please ... that if you buy stuff from the USA you may be have to pay  an extra Customs charge before you can get your parcel.  

This is nothing to do with the company that you make your purchase from ... nor is it my fault  for not telling you.  I have mentioned it in posts before ... and I have to pay it on occasions too. 

It is our government that imposes this charge and it is based on the cost of the items that you have bought .... and the Post Office have to add their bit on as well for the privilege of telling you that you can't have your parcel until you have  paid it.

It makes me very angry ... and you could try to claim it back ... but I think you would be fighting a losing battle.  But it is not the fault of the company where you buy your goods and they probably know nothing about it. 

I won some "free goodies" from US a while ago  but it cost me almost £50 to get them from the PO because of this charge and I was not a happy bunny I can tell you.    You have been warned....  

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. whoa... just beyond gorgeous... love this die!

    1. Are the dies for a Cricut or other machine?

  2. What an absolutely beautiful card, the die is beautiful, the colours are stunning and I don't blame you for wanting to use the die again and again. Where did you purchase the die from Christina? Hugs, Jen :-) x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  3. Wow ... What a fantastic die
    Loving this xXx

  4. Prześliczna - subtelna i delikatna:))

  5. A fantastic die.I have this one on order too....lol
    Oh and a lovely card as well.
    Christine in Darcy....x

  6. This is gorgeous, Christina!! The die was definitely worth the wait - it's fabulous!! Stunning card!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Welcome to my world! Where I live, not only must we contend with exceptional exchange rates, but we ALWAYS pay customs tax on goods that are imported! But I really love your cards for yesterday and today. They are beautiful. Don't you want to do a tutorial on how you did that oval lattice card? Lots of love

  8. I have found your blog through Want2Scrap and love your cards. I have ordered the Quatrefoil dies from stores in the UK and cannot wait to use them.

  9. Gorgeous card Christine - love the die but I think I'll wait for when it's available in the UK (I've paid extra to the Post Office in the past!!) tfs
    Heather W

  10. Hi Christine. ..I just ordered this die from Sunrise Crafts they are in uk its free delivery and they send their items same day if ordered in morning. .I paid £19.99 for it..they are a fantastic company and ive had many dies from them..hope this helps..give them a look-see x

  11. absolutly gorgiuos Christina.

  12. Wow! Not sure how I missed seeing this beauty but I'm glad I came here to catch up! Just stunning!


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