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    Rules & Regulations

    Hi all, I wanted to let you know I'm posting some rules and regs. We don't want to dictate to you, but as the forum grows it gets harder to moderate and we want to make sure it remains a happy, fun community. If anyone has any questions, queries or concerns do drop a PM or email to Jecelyn Latimer Forum Rules and Regulations All members agree to the below rules and regulations, may use them as guidance when posting, and should contact the moderators or administrators of this site if they have any problems with adhering to them. • Please be aware that this board is a public forum and can be viewed by anybody who chooses to visit the site. • Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address) on a discussion board, and please do not include postal addresses of any kind. Use the PM system to communicate such information to other members if required. * Abusive behaviour, harassment, defamation or bullying will not be tolerated. This is a community board where everyone should have a right to express their opinion. Should anybody have a problem with a particular member, or a particular member’s behaviour, please contact a moderator or administrator of the site. * Remember that it's hard to get a particular intonation across when typing- writing in capitals can sometimes be taken as shouting- try emphasising words with italics, or bolding them up instead if you're unsure. * Please ensure that all contributed projects and posts are your own work (unless otherwise credited) and does not infringe any law, including copyright and trademark. Advertising/Signatures - UPDATED * Advertising is banned on the forum, please adhere to this rule. If you are keen to promote a show, product, business or charity please contact Holly Reubin or elainelk via the Private Messaging or Email facility. This includes promoting other craft forums that are hosted by members or as part of a shop. * Members are allowed to have links within their signatures, but there must be no encouraging language, special offers or discounts alongside them. Examples as below: Allowed signiture: www.myblogmyblog.blogspot.com www.myetsy.com www.myshopatebay.com There is now a limit of three links per member. Members must also have a minimum of 10 posts before they can add links to their signature starting from 13th December 2010. Disallowed signature: Come and buy my fantastic crafty products at discounted prices: www.myetsy.com We also ask that members refrain from using flashing icons, or animated banners to promote their shops. * Please note that comments and projects posted on this board may be published in Crafts Beautiful, Lets Make Cards, Lets Get Crafting, Sew and Make Jewellery magazines. PLEASE NOTE The craft titles associated with this website are Crafts Beautiful, Let's Make Cards, Let's Knit, Let's Get Crafting, Make Jewellery and Sew. Because of this we can't be seen to be promoting other craft titles within it. Please do not make references to any other titles on the boards as they will be removed. We reserve the rights to edit/remove threads containing unproductive comments about our advertisers/supermarket stockists. RAK mailing list By signing up to participate in the RAK mailing list you are agreeing to your data being held electronically on the home computer of the member responsible for compiling and updating the list. You are also agreeing to the electronic distribution of your details to each other member on the RAK list and the storage of the distributed list on their home computers. Members may also store this data in the form of a printed copy of the list, if so desired. Your data will not be shared with the administrators of this site – only with those site members participating in the RAK mailing list. Your data will not be stored for any longer than necessary and will only be used for the purposes of participating in the RAK mailing list. It will not be shared with third parties. Your data can be removed from the list at any time by PMing the member responsible for compiling and updating the list. Please report any misuse of your personal data to the member responsible for compiling and updating the list and an administrator of this site. Challenges – NEW section please read! * It has come to our attention that many members on the forum are setting their own challenges and offering prizes to the lucky winners, which is fantastic and completely voluntary. Some members are making a habit of not returning to announce the winner and send out the prize, as promised. Please note that although it's up to individual members whether they want to set a challenge, once they've set one it's courteous to see it through as promised to avoid misleading other members. Because of this we are introducing a new 'three strikes' policy. Should a member repeatedly host a challenge and not send out a prize/notify a winner, after three times they will be BANNED from hosting challenges full stop. We do understand that there are circumstances beyond your control which may affect this, so if this does happen during a challenge you have set through no fault of your own, please PM either myself or Emma, as we will look at each incident individually to keep things fair. Swaps- NEW section please read! * Please note, any members involved in a swap gives out his/her address details at their own risk. Any member who signs up to a swap but doesn't complete/begin it, will receive a warning. As will any host who starts a swap but doesn't complete it, or completes it late without any notice to those who have taken part. After three warnings, people will then be banned from hosting/taking part in swaps. This includes one-to-one swaps.
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    Latest make?

    Hi all, I know you have all been posting lots of lovely pics of your new makes, but as I've been away there are soooo many to catch up on I thought I would be a bit cheeky and ask you all to post your latest makes in here too so I can have a look! I've got to make a few thank you cards over the bank holiday weekend so I'll be sure to do my fair share and post a pic of those when they are done (I've got a new camera now hooray!) Kate
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    NEW! Craft Collections out now!

    Hi everyone, As some of you know, we've made Christmas even more exciting than usual this year by launching three brand new craft collections just for you! Each volume is just £9.99 and absolutely jam packed with inspiration or useful resources! The Knitted Gifts Collection features over 100 gorgeous projects taken from LK magazine for you to tackle in a variety of different yarns, colours and styles, so you'll never be lacking inspiration. From hot water bottle covers in deliciously soft yarn to more complex sock patterns, you'll be reaching for the needles in no time. Complete with beautiful photography, an easy-to-follow format and a bargain price tag to boot, it's an absolute must-have for the book shelf! Then we have The Make Jewellery Collection, a beautifully illustrated project book that's bursting with over 100 project ideas, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, rings and more! The fashion-filled collection features wire work, shrink plastic designs, button jewellery, bead stringing and more! It's a fantastic investment if you're thinking of making all your Christmas gifts this year – there's endless inspiration when it comes to design, colour and technique. Not only that, but you can go back to it again and again, to keep those creative juices flowing! The Christmas Papercraft Collection boasts 135 pages of exclusive papers, motifs, toppers, sentiments and more, all from your favourite designers. A fab all-in-one crafting resource, it's made up of themed festive sections, with everything from contemporary styles to the more classic, in a wide range of colour palettes to suit every taste! Brimming with inspiration, it's a must-buy for any keen papercrafter, and would make a lovely gift for a crafty friend! Make sure you don't miss out by getting your copy today! The books are exclusive to WH Smith, or you can order them at http://www.craftclub.net/collection Kate
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    New Section: Rules & Regs!

    Hi all, Due to some complaints from members, we have edited our Rules & Regulations [which can be found under the announcements list at the top of every section] to include the below details on challenges that are set by members. Please note that we aren't trying to stop members setting challenges, we just need to make sure we protect all our users from being mislead while on the boards. Although we aren't directly involved in setting these challenges, we are automatically associated with the because they appear on our forum - because of this we have decided they require regulation in order to make sure that it's kept fair. You don't need to PM us if you'd like to start a challenge, we will just keep an eye on things and be in touch with anyone we have concerns about. We hope you understand. Challenges – NEW section please read! * It has come to our attention that many members on the forum are setting their own challenges and offering prizes to the lucky winners, which is fantastic and completely voluntary. However, we have also noticed that some members are making a habit of not returning to announce the winner and send out the prize, as promised. Please note that although it’s up to individual members whether they want to set a challenge, once they’ve set one it’s courteous to see it through as promised to avoid misleading other members. Because of this we are introducing a new ‘three strikes’ policy. Should a member repeatedly host a challenge and not send out a prize/notify a winner, after three times they will be BANNED from hosting challenges full stop. We do understand that there are circumstances beyond your control which may affect this, so if this does happen during a challenge you have set through no fault of your own, please PM either myself or Emma, as we will look at each incident individually to keep things fair.
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    KNITTERS please read!

    Hi everyone, Hope you're having a good week! I understand that some of you are disappointed that knitting only has a small area on this forum, after having had numerous sections on the old LK forum. Because of this we are looking to develop the Knitting & Crochet section so it's actually a board within the forum, and we're looking to do this as soon as possible. This way we can give you a number of sub-sections within it and it will hopefully be a lot easier to navigate. We obviously won't be able to recreate all the sections on the LK forum, but I would really like your feedback on what sections you'd like to see, for example: Finished objects Knitting groups Knitting help Please list them in order of priority so we can see what you think is most important. I'll keep you up to date regarding the development - don't worry no posts will be lost in the transfer, we'll simply move threads into their relevant new sections. Thanks for your feedback, Kate
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    It's Goodbye From Me.....

    Hi all, I hope you're all well and enjoying the lovely weather! Although I haven't posted on the forum in a while (I'm always lurking behind the scenes these days - very busy here at HQ) I thought I'd stop by to let you know that I'll be sadly leaving crafty HQ next Thursday for pastures new. It's going to be a sad and very strange day, and I will be especially sad to leave my work on the website behind - however, having been involved with it from the beginning, like so many of you here on the forum, I'm sure I won't be able to stay away completely! Thanks for making the forum such a friendly and entertaining place to be - I've really enjoyed being a part of it. That's all from me for now, have a good Easter break... Kate :-)
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    It's Goodbye From Me.....

    Thanks so much for all your lovely messages ladies - I've just popped on after being out of the office for the Easter break and couldn't believe how many of you have posted - thank you :-)
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    Calling all fiction lovers!

    We have a fab competition this month! We've teamed up with Penguin to give away 10 copies of the brand new Lucy Cavendish title- Storm in a Teacup - up for grabs! For more details about the book and to enter, simply follow this link Good luck everyone!
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    Thanks Maggie :-)

    Just a little note to say a huge THANK YOU to Maggie50, who cheered us up on this gloomy, chilly morning with a lovely Christmas card and box of chocs!! It was such a lovely surprise, and a really thoughtful gesture so thanks Maggie! We're now all ignoring the pre-Christmas diet plans and scoffing chocs for breakfast instead - it's definitely a good way to start the day. I've added a pic so you can see for yourselves - isn't the card fab?! There's also a great verse inside - which I'll add to the email later if Maggie doesn't mind? PS - please ignore the mess in the background of the pic - it's *definitely* not my desk that's piled high with junk in the background. Definitely not. ;-) Thanks again Maggie! x
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    Congratulations Maggie, Barbara19 and Lacey

    Create and Craft is a craft TV channel that's the sister channel of Ideal World. It's not anything to do with QVC. Thanks Kate!
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    Congratulations Maggie, Barbara19 and Lacey

    Well done ladies! I have PMed/emailed each of you regarding the challenge today. Kate :-)
  12. Hey everyone, Hope you're having a good day! Just wanted to let you know that we've just added a set of fabulous Christmas motif sheets by Kirsty Wiseman to our catalogue of downloads. Get your hands on them here Kate
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    Book competition

    Hi all, You're a beady eyed lot :-) For some reason, this has disappeared from the site and I didn't even realise! I'll get it looked into today so it goes up again and will post here when you can all enter. *Very* sorry for the inconvenience, I'll be sure to leave it up for a few extra days to make sure you all have time to enter. Apologies, Kate
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    CRAFTY GOODIES UP FOR GRABS!

    Hi Ladies, To be in with a chance of winning some *FAB* crafty goodies for your stash, simply take part in this poll! Everyone who enters will be put automatically put into the prize draw. Thanks! Kate
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    WINNER of Veggie inspired challenge!

    Hi everyone, I know you had been waiting patiently to hear who has taken the crown on this one, but first of all thanks to everyone who entered. The entries were fab and made me feel VERY hungry. However, one in particular had our mouths watering at CB HQ so come on down Crafterga and collect your prize! Well done. Your picnic and recipe book is amazing, we're very impressed. If you can PM me your details I'll get your subscription set up and pop a copy of the latest issue in the post. Congratulations! As such a small amount of you entered this challenge, I will be sending up a runner up prize to everyone else who entered - please pm me your details also. Thanks! Kate
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    July mag has arrived - but ...

    Hello again ladies, I've just spoken to the subscription department and there has been a problem with subscriber copies not having the gifts included. This is on all subscriber copies so the free chipboard shapes are being sent out individually today to everyone who didn't receive a set with their magazine. Hopefully you should receive yours within the next couple of days. Many thanks, Kate
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    July mag has arrived - but ...

    Hi ladies, Just seen this (sorry, as usual it's been a *very* busy week!). There obviously appears to be some kind of problem with the covermount, I will look into this now and see what I can do. Many apologies - thanks for your patience Kate
  18. ...Goose! Congratulations. If you can PM me your details I will get your prize sent off to you. Apologies for the delay in announcing the winner ladies - I'm sure you've all been eagerly awaiting the announcement. Thank you for taking part and rest assured the winner will be announced a lot earlier for the next random goodies poll - keep your eyes peeled for it! Have a lovely week everyone, Kate
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    WINNER of Veggie inspired challenge!

    Hi Seaweed, If you read the post above, I've decided to give everyone who entered a runner up prize because it was quite a low number this time around. I couldn't choose between them after picking the winner. Hope this helps! Thanks! Kate
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    Veggie inspired challenge

    Hi all, Apologies for the delay, I just wanted to let you know that I will be announcing the winner of this challenge this afternoon.
  21. Hi all, National Vegetarian week takes place from May 24th - 30th so we thought we'd celebrate with a veggie themed challenge! Simply make any crafty make with a vegetable theme and post it in reply to this thread to enter - you can even enter pics of your favourite veggie recipes, just as long as you post the recipe alongside. We'll be giving the lucky winner a year's subcription to the fab Cook Vegetarian magazine, and there will be a runner up prize too! All entries must be posted by 5.30pm (UK time) on the 30th May. Only one entry per member please. Good luck to everyone who enters - can't wait to see what you come up with! For more information about Cook Vegetarian magazine, or to subscribe, click here Kate
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    Have you been on a sewing holiday?

    Have you been on a sewing holiday? "We're running a story on sewing holidays in the next issue of Sew; and it would be great to include some comments from stitchers who have actually experienced this kind of vacation... If you've got a holiday story to share (Quilting in Quebec? Dressmaking in Derby? Patchwork in the Pyrenees?), could you drop an email to our writer, Helen (hmulley@aceville.co.uk), and she'll take it from there? Deadlines are snapping and time is of the essence - so if you are able to help, the sooner the better!"
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    July Issue

    Hi everyone, Sorry to hear you have been having problems with your subscriptions to this title and that you haven't received a reply from the email we've provided. I was out of the office for a couple of days last week so didn't see that the mods had flagged this up for my attention - this has been passed directly to our subs department and I will follow it up today. Thanks for your patience with this, someone from the subs dept will be in touch with you shortly. Thanks Kate
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    I need help with Sew issue 10 wedding belle collection

    Hi there Sorry to hear you have had problems with this pattern. I will pass this on to a member of the Sew team this morning and they will get back to you asap. Thanks Kate
  25. Hi everyone, Firstly, I'm really sorry for the delay in announcing the winners for this challenge, I'm sure you've all been waiting with baited breath! I've been out of the office for a bit and then found it massively hard to choose, so hard in fact that I've decided to include two runners up in this particular competition. Thank you so much to everyone who entered a make, as always I found it fascinating to see how you can all take a challenge brief and produce something completely unique and original. The challenges wouldn't work without you so thank you! However, this is always one winner and this time, it has to be Laurals11 for this amazing cardi - the detail, colours and design is just amazing! Well done! The runners up for this one are Magic Minky for this fab, retro-looking teapot-cosy and Dreamyknitter for this cute and cosy-looking cabled sweater. Congrats everyone! Winners, please PM me with your details so I can send out your prizes. Look out for the next knitting challenge with another great prize up for grabs! Kate
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