People are wondering where I am. I wonder myself at the moment – family life is tough which is why I haven’t been blogging as much.
Anyway, I’m here now and I am celebrating the fact we have new stamps out. It feels like absolutely ages since we did a giveaway on the blog, so I’m doing one right now to give several lucky people the chance to win one of our new stamp sets.
The first three are A5 sets (half sheets) which retail for £14.99.
I love the sentiment on this one, Glorious Spring – very apt for this year. Don’t think of them as Easter bunnies (though they work very well for that), they’re meant to be hares!
This one, the Royal Fleur de Lys, has a rich warm feel, I think it goes really well with Key to my Dreams and I can also see it being quite a useful stamp for Christmas too.
Now this next one, Journal Today, nearly didn’t happen. This is a classic case of me deciding to treat myself to a set of stamps that I wanted personally for my own use. After all, what’s the point of running a rubber stamp business if I can’t occasionally do that kind of thing. Well as soon as the girls in the office saw them, they all wanted a set – some for journalling and some just for jazzing up their ‘to do’ lists. My original intention was to help me to manage my time in a more interesting and visual way and it seems other people are just as keen to do that too.
Finally a DL set that fills a gap in the catalogue. Yes, it was probably inspired by recent events – in fact the main sentiment is one that several people wrote variations of in their comments here and in cards they sent to us when my Nanna died. I have always liked elaborate crosses and love the design potential of these ones here. The corner swirl is just gorgeous too.
I hope I don’t need these sympathy messages any time soon, and I don’t want to sadden the tone of this post too much, but please spare a thought for Adrian’s Dad, Derrick. He is seriously ill in hospital with pneumonia tonight and we (and the doctors) honestly don’t know if he’s going to pull through this one. In the last week, his sister Norma died and their dog Shep had to be put to sleep so he is at an all time low emotionally. He has a broken rib which is causing him severe pain and preventing him from breathing deeply or coughing up the fluid on his lungs. The poor guy has been through so much since his stroke that he is very frail and weak, so we really don’t know what is going to happen.
So, coming back to the stamps – I’m giving away one of each of these new sets. All you need to do to be in the draw is leave me a comment and I’ll pick out the winners by the end of this month. Please spread the word that there’s blog candy up for grabs – my stats on the blog show me where my traffic comes from, so at least one winner will be selected from those of you who mention the giveaway on your own blog.
I’m also happy for you to put a link to your blog in your comments – I am hoping that I can have a lazy couple of hours blog hopping on Sunday – it’s been a long time since I did that and I’m looking forward to some surfing time to see what people are up to.