From 1994, I remember using this whole range in my teenage years and loved it. The title for these stamps is 'Messages' and all the characters are writing or reading something.
And this is from January 2014 so I own quite a few of this selection and can continue buying it for another year if I want to,
The top one I posted on my Instagram which resulted in someone wanting to swap the stamp so it resulted in this...
I'd bought all the postcards to match this set of stamps as I thought it would be fun to send maxi cards on Postcrossing but I doubt I'll be exchanging anymore postcards on there as Royal Mail put the prices up by 9p! It cost 97p to send a postcard, 10g worldwide or 20g to Europe so it seems silly to spend that amount on a postcard now. I'm sure postcards many years ago had a price of their own so I wonder why that changed. It doesn't help either that in the 6 months I was part of Postcrossing 8 postcards expired so I can't even resend those now.
After posting this on my Instagram I got a request for a swap, at first I said no but that person was a little insistent so I agreed as she was happy for me to send things in an envelope.
At the moment she only thinks I've sent these 2 things but what she doesn't know is that it also includes 2 more postcards...
When decorating the first envelope using the Paddington Bear rubber stamp, I thought to myself that it would be so much fun to take Paddington on an adventure using the same image. This was the perfect opportunity to do that and as this is going to Russia and I could send something to the weight of 20g it resulted in 3 fun postcards. I had 2 problems with this, the first is that I'm such a doughnut and decorated my envelope upside down and then wrote on one of the postcards upside down! ~Sigh~ The other problem is that I've tried buying felt tips but they end up so dry when colouring with them that I've stuck to pro-markers but I find they end up bleeding and blending in with other colours so it was such a task to colour these in. I do feel I spoilt them a little bit though because of it. Maybe you can recommend decent felt tips to me?