The following announcement does not affect Stitching Cards customers in the UK and outside the European Union (EU).
Consumers in France, Germany, Holland, Ireland and other Euro zone countries may not be able to purchase patterns as digital downloads from small British based websites such as Stitching Cards when new EU tax regulations come in to force on 1 January 2015.
The new EU regulations require all businesses to charge VAT at the correct rate for each of the 29 countries in the EU. There will be no lower threshold for EU cross border sales of digital downloads so even the smallest traders will be required to charge VAT.
Initial reports suggest the new regulations will be time-consuming and relatively costly to implement. It is likely that many small businesses will stop trading with the rest of the EU, particularly those with a small number of cross-border sales. Those that do continue are likely to increase prices to add VAT.
Stitching Cards have decided to outsource the payment and delivery of Euro zone sales to a third-party platform. They will handle tax collection, compliance and payment. Visitors from Euro zone countries will be directed there to make their purchases.
Post updated 22 December 2014.
A car towing a caravan pattern has been added to the Stitching Cards collection.
The design features a car pulling a caravan up a hill in the countryside.
Car towing a caravan:
A New Year peace dove pattern has been added to the Stitching Cards collection.
The design features a dove of peace with the words Wishing You A Peaceful New Year.
New Year peace dove:
A free awareness ribbon angel pattern has been added to the Stitching Cards collection.
A pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. A number of cancer support groups use an angel as their symbol.
Free awareness ribbon angel:
Two Christmas patterns have been added to the Pinbroidery Stitching Cards collection.
The Christmas legs design features the legs of Santa and two elves with the words ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’.
The Snow family design features a snow family with the words ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’.
A carpentry tools pattern has been added to the Stitching Cards collection.
The design features a hammer, a saw and a drill.
Three Halloween patterns have been added to the Stitching Cards collection.
They feature a pumpkin, a cat and bats with the words “Happy Halloween”.
The patterns are available individually and in a set of three designs. The pattern size is 152 mm x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches).
Halloween trio patterns:
Halloween individual patterns:
Six patterns have been added to the Form-A-Lines stitching card collection.
Christmas Set No. 23 – this set has three patterns: Merry Christmas Tree, Seasons Greetings Star and New Year Clock.
Australian Animals – this set has three patterns: Koala, Kangaroo and Emu.
The pattern size is 152 mm x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches).
The patterns are available from the Form-A-Lines download store:
Christmas Set No. 23:
If you prefer printed booklets these are available from Form-A-Lines stockists.
A twins pattern has been added to the Stitching Cards collection.
The design features two babies in cots.
A chili peppers pattern has been added to the Stitching Cards collection.
The design features two cartoon style chili peppers with guitar and maracas.