Latest News Update – Email Subscription, Catalogues, Christmas Cut Off

Latest News Update


Hi All! Live blogging today!

I’ve got a few news and notes updates for you and rather than trying to slip them into another blog post, I felt they needed their own post!

Spring Catalogues!

I always mail these out FREE of charge to anyone who has shopped with me over the past 6 months. There is no charge at all for it, I cover all the postage, labelling and everything. All you have to do is wait for it to arrive.

I will be posting them between Christmas and New Year so that they arrive with you BEFORE the 5th of January when the catalogue goes live.

I have copies here in English, French and German, and if you are a new shopper with me, or are yet to be a shopper but would like one, please let me know and I will add you to my list!

Christmas Cut Off Date for Deliveries!

The festive season is a busy time of year for sending and receiving packages, so naturally shipping times may slow down. If you are placing any orders that contain gifts for Christmas, please be advised to submit your order by Sunday, 13 December 2015. Orders submitted after 13 December may not arrive before Christmas. (also a reason for me sending Catalogues AFTER Christmas… they’re less likely to get lost, stolen, eaten by bears or something else..!)

Email Subscribers!

I have had a large number of emails over the last few weeks from people who are no longer receiving my daily email from this blog. The subscription button means that you add your email to it, and my blog provider automatically emails you the link to a new post as soon as it is live.

Myself and my web guru have both been investigating this issue and have been in touch with the subscription provider for my blog.

It transpires that the majority of those affected are TalkTalk subscribers. We can see that my email is being sent and received, but somewhere along the line, TalkTalk is not letting it reach your email inbox, or even spam.

This is out of our hands, so you will need to contact TalkTalk and ask them to rectify it. It seems to have got much worse since TalkTalk had their hack a few weeks ago.


I think that’s it for now, although I’m sure that the second I press the publish button, something else will pop into my head….!

Have a great weekend, we’re sitting inside as it is 70mph winds and horizontal rain here…!

S xx

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!



Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on the right hand side, or within this blog post.

You can also join Stampin’ Up! through similar links too! I have various FAQ and joining Stampin’ Up! pages on the blog, so do click around!  

I cover the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria with my shop, but also my team too, so you can join me in those countries also!

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as a Guru with my account name as PootlesPapercraft, however, I’m scattered everywhere as Pootles!


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  1. Annette Pope says:

    Hi Sam, I am very interested in looking through the Spring catalogue and I would be very grateful if you could send me one. I follow your blog daily and love the projects that you send us. Hope to hear from you soon Annette x

  2. Val Peacock says:

    Thanks for the info, I am lucky and don’t have a problem. Waiting for new catalogue, TRYING to save some pennies to spend in it.

  3. Hi Sam, just to say I’m really looking forward to the new catalogue arriving and also to let you know that I’m with Talktalk and luckily haven’t had any problems receiving emails etc from your site so it mustn’t be happening to everyone. Gill x

  4. Belinda Litsch says:

    Wow! I’m excited!… flipping pages is just feeling so real than clicking mouse.
    thank you so very much Sam…. from my home to your home. Sending you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

  5. Hi Sam, I stopped receiving your e-mails also. I just go to your site every day, not a big issue for me. Love your site and blog. Have a great day.

  6. Linda James says:

    I often have trouble with e-mails to Talktalk and have often found that they are sent to junk mail.
    Worth a look.

  7. Hi Sam really enjoyed the last catalogue so looking forward to receiving the new one ! Season greetings to you and yours thank you for all your ideas and inspirations keep up the good work

  8. Davina rumsey says:

    Hello Sam my daughter (Helen and I )discovered you and stamping up in May/June this year you have totally inspired me with your paper craft ideas and we are fast collecting all the lovely things in the catalogue so I would love to receive the new one from you I have to mentioned that at the age of 82 I am really enjoying my new hobby thanks to you!so it’s down with the knitting needles and up with the punches! Many thanks
    Davina rumsey

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