Monday 18 January 2021

More favourite stamps and overseas winners update

Good morning, I hope you are all keeping safe, well and sane as we continue with these difficult global virus challenges.

We are so pleased to see lots of you joining us this month and sharing your 'Favourite Stamps'. The challenge runs until noon on Wednesday 3rd February so there is still lots of time to join in or of course enter a second or even third time. 

I'm really happy to tell you there is an update from our post here regarding overseas winners. They will be receive Lavinia stencils which can be sent letter post so avoid the problems Brexit created posting overseas from the UK. Lavinia do a fabulous range of stencils which lend themselves to all our crafty projects.

And of course some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team..................

Using Penny Black 30-331 Gentle Whisper and 30-703 Blooming Sentiments
Penny Black 2617J Message from Above

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Sunday 3 January 2021

January - Favourite Stamps

Morning everyone, our first challenge of 2021 and a year we hope will be a brighter and safer one for all of us. This month we would like you to share your.........

******Favourite Stamps******

Your creation can be for any occasion or theme so long as the focal element is hand stamped (or digital) with your favourite stamp/s. As always you can enter up to three times and you can check our full challenge rules here.

Our prize this month is two lovely stamp sets from Penny Black, if you did't see our post below please do read it as there are some important changes for future winners and our Top 3 selections........

We welcome Carla as our Guest Designer this month with this beautiful scenic card, she has included her blog address on her photo so you can pop and visit her to see how she created it....

And some inspiration from my awesome Design Team, thank you all girls...........

Using Penny Black Difficult? and It's your Birthday
Using Penny Black Soft Wings
Using Penny Black Happy Critters

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Friday 1 January 2021

December winner and future changes

Good morning to you all, although it's the first day of the New Year I won't use the word 'happy', I will simply say let us all pray together for a much better and safer 2021 for the whole World.

Before moving on to the winner of our December challenge we need to explain changes Brexit is imposing on us. The most significant as far as this challenge is concerned are considerable increases in overseas postage and the need for customs declarations on anything other than a letter leaving the UK.

As a result many UK craft companies are not shipping outside the UK and therefore we have had to make the very difficult decision that in future our main prize can only be shipped to UK winners. We don't like these changes but Brexit leaves us with little option, so to try and compensate and because so many of our loyal entrants are from overseas, starting with our January challenge these changes apply:

The Design Team will still vote for their personal favourites and from their votes a Top 3 will be announced, the entrant with the most votes will be invited to be a Featured Designer. New sidebar badges will be offered to those selected and there will be a small prize which can be sent letter post to the No 1 choice if they are overseas (UK entrants will already have benefited from being included in the main prize draw).

The overall winner will be selected by Random Org., from UK entrants.

The following are as selected by the Design Team from our December entries in the order of votes as cast:

Lorraine, entry no 46
Hanap, entry no 27
(sorry the photo is fuzzy, it was small on Hanap's blog)
Lesley, entry no 48

Congratulations to you all, Lorraine please maiI me with your full name and postal address. I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge.
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