ahueofduckeggblue

custom & craft stamps ~ ink pads & paper supplies

Kavala, Greece On Etsy since 2009

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ahueofduckeggblue

custom & craft stamps ~ ink pads & paper supplies

Kavala, Greece | 17,332 Sales

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Note from shop owner Hello - with a very heavy heart I will need to close my shop temporarily as the Greek post office will no longer allow the sending of orders as a direct consequence of Covid-19.
I have contacted all of my customers with outstanding orders and I sincerely hope that I will be able to re-open my shop soon under much better circumstances. Let's stay strong and protect ourselves as best we can from the hugeness of this pandemic. Stay safe everyone!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 27, 2020

Hello - with a very heavy heart I will need to close my shop temporarily as the Greek post office will no longer allow the sending of orders as a direct consequence of Covid-19.
I have contacted all of my customers with outstanding orders and I sincerely hope that I will be able to re-open my shop soon under much better circumstances. Let's stay strong and protect ourselves as best we can from the hugeness of this pandemic. Stay safe everyone!

Sarah

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Sarah

About ahueofduckeggblue

Sales 17,332
On Etsy since 2009

A peek into the world of ahueofduckeggblue

As a starting point, why did I give my shop this name? No long rhetorical answer here - I love the colour duck-egg blue, I love the fact that hue and blue rhyme and I love quirky shop names - a simple explanation. Maybe this translates into my stamp design style too: simple, somewhat naive and hopefully a touch of quirkiness thrown in for good measure!.

Designing stamps started from a desire to be able to produce some designs that I wanted myself and couldn't find elsewhere. Before I knew it, I had quite a collection and friends were constantly requesting new designs and everything snowballed. Being in Greece, also opened my eyes to the gap in the market regarding stamps with Greek designs. Today, exclusive stamp sets of mine can be found in the Acropolis Museum in Athens as well as the gift shops of the National Archaeological Museums throughout Greece.

I have now extended my business to include Greek inspired souvenirs/gifts which are sold in various stores throughout the country. They can be seen here too: www.etsy.com/shop/ahueofGreekblue

I love how versatile stamps are and the fields they lend themselves to; scrapbooking, card making, business promotion, return address and event stamps - weddings, christenings... a plethora of uses!

Alongside the stamps I make, I also offer a collection of eco-friendly paper supplies perfect for all stamping needs: card blanks in all shapes and sizes, tags and gift bags - all eco-friendly and all colour coordinating.

I may be the owner, designer, communicator and general front-man/aficionado of my shop, but I must give credit to my husband - my right hand man, best friend and sounding board, for his role in this venture. So much of this would not have been possible without his support and technical know-how .

Shop members

  • Sarah

    Owner, Designer, Maker

  • Andreas

    Maker

    My right, and sometimes left-hand man!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2018
A few things you should know!

* Your stamp will be made to order.

* Regarding custom stamps, once you purchase a listing, send me the name you would like on your stamp in the 'message to seller' box. Within 2 days you will receive 1-3 digital proofs (depending on the particular samp design) for you to confirm for accuracy. Upon your confirmation of proof choice, your stamp will be made within 2/3 days and then dispatched.

*Your digital proofs are included in the price! (custom stamps only)

*If I have an image listing that you would like as a custom stamp, please get in touch and I'll set up a custom listing if it is possible.

*On custom stamps, font size may vary from the original artwork example depending on the number of characters in the name submitted. I may need to adjust sizing and spacing accordingly. This is why you are sent digital proofs so you can check and approve the image before the stamp is made for you! If you fail to confirm your proofs after several days, your stamp will be sent as I consider best to avoid delay to your order.

*Your stamp will be made and packaged with great care, I also provide instructions on how to care for your stamp and some basic stamping tips - this could come in handy for any first-time stampers!

*Every effort has been made to ensure you are receiving a stamp where we put the environment first in its making.

**Photo polymer is considered an environmentally friendly product, engineered and designed specifically for top quality ink transfer. This clear material is non-sticky and if looked after properly will last for years.

** Our olive wood has been environmentally harvested from pruned olive trees and left to dry for at least 2 years. Please note that obviously the colour and grain of my olive wood blocks will vary due to the nature of the wood!

**My olive wood blocks are cut, sanded, then oiled using Auro impregnating oil which is totally solvent free and contains orange oil. They smell lovely! This natural oil based product 'fires' the wood to a golden honey colour and provides a soft satin finish.

Self inking stamps are offered using quality Colop devices.

The earth friendly Green Line device is currently available in 2 sizes;47 x18mm - 3 x 1.5inches and 59 x 23mm (2.3 x .9inches). These are made from a minimum of 80% recycled plastic and come packaged in a 100% recycled and unbleached box.

The larger size: 76 x 37mm (3 x 1,5inches) is currently unavailable as an earth friendly product.

* These stamps use my own original artwork. If you would like to use these images for your personal art projects or for items to be sold on a small-scale, please do not hesitate to contact me - I'm very approachable!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I stand behind all my creations and hope that all my customers will be more than satisfied with the results. If I have made an error, I will happily rectify it as soon as possible. If the error cannot be rectified, I will offer a refund, an exchange or a credit towards future purchases. Unfortunately, I cannot accept returns based on customer input errors nor do I hold any responsibility for damage or loss due to improper handling in the postal system.
Payment
Payment may be made directly via credit card or through PayPal, which I believe makes life easy by being fast and secure. Remember you don't need to have a PayPal account to use this option, simply press this option and follow the link to pay by credit card. Orders will not be dispatched until they have been paid for. Orders not paid for within 48hrs via Paypal will be cancelled.
Please ensure that your address matches the one provided on PayPal.
Customers in GREECE can also pay by bank deposit. Please convo me so I can give you my account details. Your order will not be dispatched until payment is made into my account. Payment is expected within 3 days if you choose this method, otherwise the order will be cancelled.

Πελάτες από την Ελλάδα έχουν την δυνατότητα να πληρώσουν με πίστωση λογαριασμού. Μπορούν να έρθουν σε επαφή για να τους γνωστοποιήσω τον αριθμό του λογαριασμού. Η αποστολή των προϊόντων θα γίνεται έπειτα από την κατάθεση του ποσού. Η κατάθεση θα πρέπει να γίνει σε διάστημα 3 ημερών αλλιώς η παραγγελία θα ακυρώνεται.
Shipping
PARCELS ARE ONLY SENT ONLY SENT WITH A TRACKING NUMBER IF YOU ADD THIS SERVICE TO YOUR ORDER!!! When you place your order you can decide if you want your package to ship with a tracking number or not - this service costs $3 extra regardless of where you are located. I strongly recommend that packages for ITALY, SPAIN, ISRAEL & BRAZIL are sent with a tracking number!

All orders within Greece are sent via ACS courier. Όλες οι παραγγελίες εντός Ελλάδας αποστέλλονται συστημένες.

I take great care to package my orders safely using recycled packaging where possible. Purchases will be packaged with great attention to detail to ensure your goods arrive in tip-top condition.

My custom stamps will be shipped within 2/3 days of digital proof approval, the same for non-custom stamps.

On average, parcels within Greece tend to take 2 days to arrive, 3-5 days within Europe and approx. 7-10 days for the US.
Prices quoted are for the standard first class postal service provided here in Greece.

Please note that any extra customs charges are the buyer's responsibility.

If this order is a gift to be sent directly to the recipient, please let me know if you want me to include a message on a gift label.

Things I can't do much about

Severe weather
Strike action
Terrorism

But I would like to!