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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Stamps and Letters
« on: May 29, 2022, 11:53:25 AM »
I LOVE using vintage stamps & found the article really interesting- thanks for sharing.

Sadly In the uk it has recently been announced that there are to be some changes to the way stamps are being produced to stop people using ones that were bought prior to price increases.  Fortunately this only applies to the ‘Machin’ or Queen’s head stamps as far as I am aware but after Jan 2023 they will not be valid.  I need to write *ALOT* of letters!!  🤣

Tools & Supplies / Re: Diamine Inkvent 2021
« on: January 02, 2022, 04:02:58 PM »
Fantastic thread!! I keep hovering over the ‘buy now’ button for this year’s calendar and now you show me this witchery!! 😻

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: historic document
« on: September 29, 2021, 03:54:02 PM »
I wondered how tall the letters were, they looked very small. 3mm is tiny though!!

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: historic document
« on: September 28, 2021, 10:55:52 AM »
Great work Ken!

2021 Exchanges / Re: Pop Up Exchange Share
« on: September 28, 2021, 10:52:36 AM »
I think mine have all made their mark. I used old practice sheets for my pop up feature. This was a fun one  ;D

What I lovely idea to use your practice sheets!! They turned out beautifully 😍

2021 Exchanges / Re: Pop Up Exchange Share
« on: September 27, 2021, 04:17:36 PM »
This was mine, I hope I haven’t spoiled anybody’s surprise 🙈

2021 Exchanges / Re: Pop Up Exchange 2021 Sign Ups are Now Closed
« on: September 21, 2021, 05:35:06 PM »
I have 3 so far and they are all so fun @Erica McPhee your card was a technical marvel and you flora on point was absolute perfection 😍 @new2flourish I loved your classic copperplate and peacock pop up! @Calligragen your take on the challenge was so effective - thank you all so much @sabrinajones I hope to receive yours soon to complete my set! ☺️

2021 Exchanges / Re: Pop Up Exchange 2021 Sign Ups are Now Closed
« on: September 12, 2021, 03:21:27 AM »
Wow!! That sounds like an epic project Erica, how exciting!!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Montblanc scandal??
« on: September 11, 2021, 11:19:21 AM »
So…has anyone else been following with interest the revelation that Montblanc has been releasing the same ink under different names? As I understand it, some inks that have previously been released as a limited edition under one name (eg an ink called Rebel Red in 2019 has been relabelled as Conan Doyle in 2021 as another limited Ed.  it is exactly the same ink, and has been confirmed by the company as such!) and this is not the only example.  So what do we think of this then folks?? I think it’s a bit naughty for a prestigious company like MB.  If I was a customer I’d feel pretty miffed if I discovered I’d bought the same product in a different packet… on the other hand is it merely clever marketing on the company’s part?? Would you argue that it’s the same as Coke or a liquor company using ltd ed. packaging for their products to boost sales?? I would say not, because these organisations make it clear that the packaging is limited, not the product.  What say you FF’ers?

If you want to see the statement from MB and more info on other duplicates found check out @fountainpenmemes on IG

2021 Exchanges / Re: Pop Up Exchange 2021 Sign Ups are Now Closed
« on: September 11, 2021, 10:39:49 AM »
My envelopes went out yesterday. Looking forward to seeing how creative you guys got with this challenge  ;D

Show & Tell / Re: It's that time again
« on: December 02, 2020, 03:47:26 PM »
Wonderful Ken!

@Erica McPhee woweee! So beautiful 😻

Very nice indeed @Trazo ~ that Christmas thang has a habit of creeping up on you!  ;D ;D  Have you signed up for the holiday exchange?  :)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Show me your festive flourishes! 😊
« on: November 27, 2020, 02:48:54 PM »
Hello there!  Are you feeling Christmassy yet? 🌲🌲🌲 I would love to see if you’ve been doing any seasonal calligraphy.  I’ve been sending out Holiday cards to various different care homes across the UK via a FB group I have joined.  It’s a great way to practice addressing envelopes and hopefully the recipient is pleased to receive some pretty mail.  Today I have been making pretty snowflake stars.  I hope you’ll share some pics of your Christmas calligraphy 😊

2021 Exchanges / Re: Holiday | New Year Exchange Sign Ups are Now OPEN!
« on: November 25, 2020, 05:17:18 PM »
I’m in!!

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