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IssyB Report 30 Mar 2009 10:47

Hello everyone. I am so glad that so many of you are joining the ATC swap. I have really missed making ATC's and swapping with you.

I came accross some information that may be useful to those of you abroad. You can purchase from your local post office International Reply coupons (IRC) which can be exchanged for postage stamps. It would mean that you would have to weigh your package of ATC's before sending them and enclose the relevant number of IRC's to cover return postage. I have checked and these are available in France, Netherlands,and Australia. Please don't send me cheques as the bank charges would probably negate the value. For more details Google International Reply Coupons; there is also a list of countries where they are available.

I have just been catching up on here and it's good to see how you are all doing.

I have rejoined GR to help with my research and to keep in touch with you all.

I love all the cards you send, my collection is growing. Have kept them all and have been looking into ways of storing them.

Ann I had a Cuttlebug for Christmas and I love it. I have bought quite a few folders but I can use my brass stencils too. I'm sure you will enjoy using it.

Jill you sound very busy at the moment.



~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 30 Mar 2009 13:39


That punch set l bought has gone back, it was damaged, well the carrying case was and l found the punches really hard to use:o((



syljo Report 30 Mar 2009 16:39

Hallo all,
On looking through the last mails here I wonder whether I should have sent my ATC cards to Issy instead of Jo. Did I miss a notice telling us where to send them?
Lovely weather here today. In fact I was so warm doing my ironing with a training pack on - fleece. Must get some lighter clothes out soon I suppose.
I am so pleased with the birthday card I have made my granddaughter that I don't want to give it away now. I have never had this feeling before and don't know what to do.
Well my house is all spic and span - no, not me spring cleaning, but my help. She had even got the vacuum to pieces to clean that inside. It is a Dyson,
Johan got a parking ticket from the police last week and on the ticket it says he was parked on a bicycle path, but he swears he wasn't. He was going out today to take photos but didn't feel too good so I said do it tomorrow.
Did you receive the ATC cards Jo?
Sylvia xxx


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 30 Mar 2009 21:17

Anyone here had to return craft items to Create and Craft?? If so did you have to pay post and package?? l did today and it cost £8.22 !!!!!!!
l'm going to email them and ask for refund on it, l already paid p & p when l bought it!! doubt l'll get it though:o((

jude :~)

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 30 Mar 2009 21:20

Sylvia I sent an email out to everyone regarding the ATC swap on 17th March. I have sent you a couple of emails, perhaps your spam is filtering them out!! I have just sent it to you again. No problems I will forward them on the Issy with mine when they arrive.
Perhaps in future when I send an email out, which I will be doing tomorrow, I will post on the sites that I have sent something out so people can look out for it and let me know if they don't receive it. Not sure how else to do it.

Must admit to having pieces of card and ribbon that I like too much to give away and wont use it, so perhaps you should make your granddaughter another card and keep that one for yourself.

Sorry to hear the punches were not any good Jude, what a disappointment for you.


IssyB Report 31 Mar 2009 10:03

Happy Birthday Jill, have a lovely day.


Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 31 Mar 2009 11:38

Happy Birthday Jill, hope you have a fantastic day and year ahead.

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 3 Apr 2009 19:16

Thank you to all you lovely ladies for the lovely birthday cards :))
Kelly came over with Rémi this week and that made my birthday extra special. They went home this morning so house seems very quiet with Rémi's giggles and chatter.
hope everyone is keeping well.

xx Jill


AnninGlos Report 3 Apr 2009 21:26

Glad you enjoyed your birthday Jill.

Back from the hols now so hopefully will be ordering my Cuttlebug in the next couple of days.



~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 4 Apr 2009 12:49

Just bought from Lidl's a double pk of Pritt Glue roller, like the Stick it ones. The double pk was £1.94 and the Stick its refill are £1.49 each!!


Jill in France

Jill in France Report 6 Apr 2009 08:41

Good morning to you .
Need to have a crafting day as have an order to finish for some cards. Sold £70 worth to two ladies last week and one wanted another 5, really pleased as not bothered much with trying to sell my cards. It gives me some extra cash to restock for the craft groups, mind you , I could do a class each day and still have a moutain of crafting goodies to get through :))
Hope every one is keeping well and that you had a good weekend

xx Jill


AnninGlos Report 6 Apr 2009 08:47

Well done for selling so many Jill. I actually got a 8x8 scrap book page done yesterday fro my Grandson's scraapbook, not very elaborate, mainly photos and journalling.

I ordered the cuttlebug on Saturday, 2-5 working days deliveryy but of course it is Easter so i suppose it could be longer. (£57.99 free delivery) Ordered from Craft Superstore.


Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 6 Apr 2009 12:29

Well done Jill, thats a fantastic sale. Ann, you will really enjoy your 'bug' when it arrives.
Well the weather here for the weekend was fabulous, frosty mornings but beautiful sunny days. Different again today, very overcast and chilly, still it is not raining at the moment.

Off now to have a play around with ATC cards, will get there, but might be quite boring!

Cannot believe that the postage has gone up yet again. I wouldn't mind if they improved the service we receive, but to me it just gets worse with letters going missing and being opened when they arrive.

Have two adoption cards to make, not sure what to do at the moment. Never made this type before.

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 6 Apr 2009 12:35

Ann, when using the bug to do diecuts you might find that its better to add a piece of card between the A and first B mats.
Some of my dies didnt cut all the way through and needed a little extra thickness . I use one of the card backings from the embossing folders.

x Jill


AnninGlos Report 6 Apr 2009 12:47

Thanks for that tip Jill, I will remember that. Had the same problem with the Wizard.


Jill in France

Jill in France Report 6 Apr 2009 12:59

Ann, I have used the Wizard dies with my Bug so have a go with them as well.

x jill


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 6 Apr 2009 15:13

Hi all :o)

What exactly does the Cuttlebug do, am l right in saying it cuts shapes out of card/paper, now l have the grand national winnings l might as well spend it on something arty :o)))))))

jude :o)


AnninGlos Report 6 Apr 2009 15:18

Jude yes you are right, you use dies to cut shapes. Google cuttlebug and you will get an idea.


AnninGlos Report 6 Apr 2009 15:19

Jill thanks, yes I will try the Wizard dies, also have a couple of Sissix and Xcut which I hope I can use.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 6 Apr 2009 15:50

Ooo eck l've ordered one now from Scotland, l phoned them first and had a chat, very strong accent so did'nt catch it all,bless, but she was very helpful, lets hope this is better than the last thing l orederd, that puch thing!!!!

jude :o)