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Saturday, 1 May 2010

...Welcome to the May 2010 Relese

ED - the store homepage is taking a little longer to upload than I anticipated, hopefully it will be rectified soon. - clicking on the stamp set images in this blog will take you to them in the store, then you can go to 'All clear stamps' to see everything, apologies for the nuisance...I'm trying to get it fixed.

Maggiemeow - did you get the free template to download?, it doesn't show a preview but it is there for the taking! pop a note if you didn't!! cheers!

With FREE shipping for orders over £50

(approx $77US, $78CAD, $83AUD, Euros58) Today and tomorrow until midnight 2nd May my time
Orders will begin shipping Tuesday 4th, as Monday is a bank holiday here.

There is a massive amount of stuff for folks to see here today so I'll keep the chat down!

Here is a checklist:
  • Scroll back a post to see if you won the BIG prize
  • See new stamps/templates/Spellbinders products
  • Waltz with the DT
  • If you plan to visit the store make sure you've seen the delivery info, The store is configured to sell sets even after they run out so that folks can take advantage of the free shipping, more at the end of this post, do read, it's important! (NB Spellbinders products will not be available for back ourder as I cannot guarantee getting more stock so soon)
  • snag the freebie template at the end
I do want to welcome you to the First Anniversary release here at Waltzingmouse Stamps, It has been my pleasure to have been in business for one year and to have met so many fabby people through this company. I think that's the best part. As crafters I get the feeling that everything we make, we like to share, and so our efforts would be for a lot less if we didn't have each other to call by and maybe say hello.

Let me thank you all for visiting, everyone, commentors and silent folks, the fact that my counter moves ever upwards makes me happy, and let me be the first to apologise for not being a regular commentor on many blogs, I just hope you all feel the love from the good vibes I send!! lol!

Take your partners for the Design Team Blog waltz!! Enjoy! OOh remember to comment here on this post and on the DT posts for a chance of winning yet more stampy goodness!!! There will be 2 winners, a free stamp set each!!

I hope you have all enjoyed the peeks and samples this week, my DT are amazing!! And now, here's the stuff!

Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums

A graphic rendering of a best loved flower. Options for solid stamping and outline stamping for colouring. Three sizes of each flower and two sizes of leaf, great for backgrounds and focal points dramatic or subtle, it’s up to you!

The largest flower measures just under 3 inches in diameter the smallest flower measures just under 1 inch diameter.

Words of Wisdom

A sentiment set with various encouragement and thought provoking sentiments, simply and gracefully styled to fit with your cardmaking style, these sentiments also work with a variety of the very popular Vintage Label stamp sets.

The “Faith” sentiment measures 2 and 1/2 inches tall by 1 and 3/4 inches at the widest point. The “try it!” sentiment is 1 and 1/4 inches wide by 1/2 inch tall.

Pic-Nic Patterns

Two words! ‘Fat plaid’ lol. This is a handy background set I designed with summer in mind, hence the wee flowers. I was thinking pic nic blankets and chequered tea cloths, but isn’t plaid so suitable for cozying down in the colder months? Also I been promising myself a trellis for soo long, and this one co-ordinates with the Broderie Anglaise stamps in Faux Fun and the Faux Fun Circles.

The trellis is designed to be so easy to line up for background patterns, as are the dotty circles. I can think of loads of uses for a basketweave border, and the fat plaid is just yummy at any time of day!

The large trellis border is 6 5/8 inches long by 1 and 3/4 inches wide..

Very Vintage Labels No.10

Co-ordinating with the Labels 10 dies from Spellbinders this is a fab set with 7 single frame images and 8 little accompanying motifs and a half label design, just stamp it twice on your label to get a full label or use it to make some fabby background patterns!.

As is a feature of my die related stamps I can get so much more in by having some of the stamps have two or more frames. You can ink these up together to get perfectly aligned double frames or ink each frame up individually to get single frames, the choice is yours! For help and pics on how to do this see my blog post here.

All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2010 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

Fancy PhrasesA unique batch of sentiments set in several different styles leaning towards vintage… Fabulous on their own but even better when paired up with the Spellbinders TM die set Fancy tags!! Which I'm also trialling in the store!!

There are 27 sentiments in Fancy Phrases in a couple of different styles to cover a multitude of everyday situations. Added to that are 3 decorative motifs giving a total of 35 separate stamps, yep this is one jam packed set!!

The rectangular dotted frame measures 2 and 1/4 by 1 and 1/8 inches, the sentiment Good Luck is just over 2 inches long by 1/4 inch tall.

Asian Gardens

A very special set of Asian inspired stamps, The large tree, which was inspired by a font has been drawn as three separate stamps for ease of inking, the trunk, the top leaves and a smaller leaf cluster. Unlimited potential in this set for backgrounds and focal points.

The large border stamp measures just over 6 and 1/2 inches at the longest point by 1 and 3/4 inches at the widest point. The closed bird cage is just under 1 and 1/4 inches tall by 3/4 inch wide.

Afternoon Tea

A delightful stamp set featuring vintage style kettle and cupperie for all of your tea party needs. A super selection of images and sentiments for paper piecers and dedicated stampers and a gorgeous label design stamp to boot!

The large kettle is 2.5 inches tall by 2.25 inches wide.

Afternoon Tea Sentiments
A delightful companion set to Afternoon Tea, this set is more sentiment heavy but still contains some excellent images, a large tea cup and a posy of pansies. Set in a vintage style this collection will make you smile. The large tea cup is 2.75 inches tall by just under 2.5 inches wide.

Spellbinders Fancy Tags
An exciting trial for Waltzingmouse Stamps, I am delighted to be able to carry a small number of Fancy Tags dies in this release. These are the dies that co-ordinate with the Fancy Phrases!

Spellbinders Impressabilities - Flowers



I also have a handfull of these fabby Impressabilities in stock, if folks like them they'll become a regular feature! Brilliant for embossing these thin metal plates are also great for stencilling, letterpress techniques and you can even snip them apart and use pieces as accents on your cards!

A piece of cake Template - Digital Product
Available in two versions, traditional PDF for printing and cutting or PDF with SVG for folks who can use SVG's!

A downloadable template for the cake slice/cake, so's you can get started right away, these products do not ship, they come to you via an email link. Purchases of these will count towards your free shipping.

A nice cup of Tea - Digital Product

Available in two versions, traditional PDF for printing and cutting or PDF with SVG for folks who can use SVG's!

A downloadable template for the tea cup. So's you can get started right away, these products do not ship, they come to you via an email link. Purchases of these will count towards your free shipping.

The store, click on the image to pop on over.



Exchange rate info

All clear photopolymer stamp sets retail at an amazing £13.50 sterling each - check out how many images and sentiments are in each set!! (approx US $20.63, Canada $20.99, Euro 15.51, Australian $22.32 - all values approximate as of 1st May 2010 and subject to change - source, XE.com) And yes! - I ship everywhere, lol.
Ordering info for the May release

I am offering free shipping for orders over £50 sterling in the store today and tomorrow. I have taken a frighteningly large number of enquiries regarding this during the week!! I have a decent quantity of stock for all the sets to hand and just this evening received replenishments of other sets as well.

Obviously I am hoping to be able to fulfill all orders I receive over the two day shipping promo period, but just in case things do sell out I WILL be allowing the store to take back orders on stamp sets so that folks can still avail of the free shipping offer.

Normally the store will not allow customers to add a stamp set to their basket if it is not actually physically in stock. Tomorrow and Sunday the store will allow sets to be added to the basket even if the set has sold out.

Orders including a sold out set will ship as soon as the set comes back in stock. This should not delay affected orders for more than a week as I have already ordered more stock due to the number of enquiries I received this week.

I will of course email folks whose orders will be fulfilled in this way to let you know exactly what stage your order is at. i do hope this is ok, and if you have any queries do email me at: claire.brennan1@ntlworld.com but please note I might not respond immediately! LOL, i'm thinking I might be a wee bit busy for the next couple of days!

So hope it tickles! don't forget to comment to be in with a chance of winning!
and if you've made it this far, you deserve the freebie! click on the template below to down load it, it's a little Tea bag baggie and the wee tee bag tag fits the mini label stamps on the afternoon tea label!

Free Tea bag baggie Template - click to download

And, yep the template comes with SVG files for SVG able folks!!!


All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2010 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

Hope something tickles!!

84 comments:

Margaret C said...

woo hoo !! First !! And, oh boy, I'm TICKLED !!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Claire!! All these sets are amazing & those templates are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what the your DT created - off to the Waltz!!!

Cammie said...

Claire, absolutely fabulous sets!

Katie Renz said...

Gorgeous Claire! Great job.

Nerina said...

Wow!! Awesome release Claire! Sooooo much yummy goodness here!

Cheryl said...

Oh, Claire, these are just lovely! That cake is just genius. I do like the brown ribbon--better than pink would have been, if that's what you were trying to decide.

Sheila M Jones said...

Just lovely - couldn't wait to get home at 7pm to see everything!
Well done

Sheila

Stephanie Gruss said...

You made 8 stamps sets for *my* birthday?! How kind! I'm so buying the cake template! Yum!

Holly Saveur said...

Claire it's all beautiful!
Holly.

Ann said...

Fabulous release Claire - who can resist those "tea sets". Can't wait to get going on my templates tonight!

Karen said...

Amazing release. All your hard work has paid off. Your design team has done some fabulous work. Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Fabulously stunning release! Creativity beyond measure! Love all the stamps and the tea cup template is just magnificent! Congratulations and Happy Birthday WMS!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Kris said...

You're amazing...Happy Anniversary and it's a great release this month!

Rachel Webber said...

OMG, these are amazing! just soo many more sets to add to my ever growing wish list!

Angela Mclean said...

Well.... I'VE ORDERED.... TWICE (cos I could not make my mind up)!!!! Wanted to make sure stuff did not run out LOL. Just go to the "all stamps" section if store front is wobbly... they are all there!!!
Well, guess I'd better now waltz...
Angela xxx.

Marge said...

Oh my, Claire, you've outdone yourself once again! Happy WMS birthday!!! Going waltzing now.

maggiemeow said...

I'm out of breath from rushing to order quickly. Hope everyone gets what they want before sell-out. Having trouble getting the free template. When I click it says that address is not available. Did anyone get it?

Stephanie Kraft said...

Amazing sets, Claire! Happy 1st Birthday.. here's to many more!!

Debi said...

What an amazing release! Now off to place my order!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I just purchased several of these new wonders. I am most excited to be able to stamp "Mon Amie" on a card! Love that.

Max said...

Absolutely fabulous stamp sets Claire. I'm gutted I didn't win them in your prize draw because now I'll have to choose and that's going to be very difficult.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Maureen said...

so beautiful, Claire!! congrats on the new anniversary release...your nestie friendly stamps are the best creative invention!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Woohoo, these are wonderful new sets Claire! I just placed my order, thank you SO MUCH for offering the free shipping :)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday WMS!! I've been soo excited with anticipation! I had to order my stuff right away but wish I could afford all- waaaah! I have made a fair sized dent in my budget getting 5 sets, though-lol! I guess I'll be making my tea in the cup - the pot set will have to wait til the next order :)
This is an exciting fete and I'd like to take a moment to thank you, Claire for all you've done. This past year has been bumpy for me health-wise, but your designs, your inspirations and your smile have made the sun shine on days I didn't think it could. I send you a big hug, 2 kisses and a thank you from my heart to yours Claire. You're a gem!
Time for me to go meander around the dance floor. I want to see what the DT has made :)

Susan P said...

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creative gift with the rest of us in designing these wonderful stamps! I have just placed my very first order with you and am VERY excited to finally get my hands (and ink) on them! Happy Birthday to you!

Sue W said...

Stunning Release - I've so enjoyed the sneak peaks on the run up to today! It's 4.56am here in Sydney and I'm off to the store to get my order in quick. It's been a while since I've been so inspired ....... thanks Claire!
HAPPY BIRRTHDAY and many more.

Karin said...

Happy Birthday! The sets are amazing and jam packed full of stamps! I think your new tea and cake templates are so cute too!

Melissa said...

Everything is gorgeous, Claire!! I love the templates you designed as well!! Congrats!

Ve said...

I LOVE the fancy phrases!!! And congrats on the Bday, Claire! Keep on bringing us the goodies!

iriseyes said...

How you keep outdoing yourself each release amazes me, Claire! So glad you decided to embark on this adventure of yours!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Lora said...

I love the stamp set that coordinate with Spellbinder dies!! Thank you so much. Lora

Laurie Marmon said...

I just finished the Waltz and the cake is super cute! Only fitting for WMS's birthday. This release went ALL OUT, Claire! You've been busy, but enjoy the day, you deserve it. Now to just decide which sets are coming to my house...so hard to decide! Congrats again!

SueB said...

LOVIN' the latest release - happy anniversary, Claire!

RSM said...

Congratulations, Claire, on another wonderful release. You are amazing!

LaurieJ said...

Happy Anniversary Claire! You're definitely celebrating with style. All of the sets were fab! The hard part was deciding, but I have and I've ordered. Hurrah! Now I'll be camping out by the mailbox.

Sue W said...

Claire just had to drop back to say your DT are an amazing buch of ladies. All the cards and cakes were different (cheese too!) . What a fun hop......my order is in now I need to clear the decks here ready to start playing.

Oh I tried to dowload the little Tea Bag Baggie and it didn't work ....not sure if it's just that it's busy over there????

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

Your stamps are so Beautiful!!!!

Carola said...

Dear Claire

Congratulations to the 1st birthday of your shop as well as to the release of these great new stamps. They are very beautiful and I will come back tomorrow to look at them in more details.

Kind regards
Carola

Cassie_lu said...

amazing sets and not to decide what to get first :)

Sandra said...

Well Claire all 8 sets are just fantastic,it was so hard to choose i want them all!
Congrats on your first year of WSM and on such gorgeous May release sets.
Best Wishes
San x

Debbie said...

Fantastic sets Claire, great templates and what wonderful projects and inspiration! Thank you and happy birthday!

Suezie said...

Claire you have soooooo out done yourself this time! I had to have the two 'tea' sets and I just loved the 'words of wisdom' so that went in the bag. I was lucky enough to pick up labels 10 nesties today so I had to have that one too and I am super excited about gettin the tea cup template!!! You really DO think of EVERYTHING! Now that I can breathe again - I'm off on a waltz!

Laraine R said...

Absolutely great stamp sets!! Love them all!! All the DT's did a great job with all the samples!! Thanks to everyone!!

Meredith said...

I have been anxiously awaiting this release (really, I do enjoy every month's release), and I was not at all disappointed!! They are all gorgeous, and I have spied a couple to talk myself into buying!!

But I really have to say that the templates you've featured are AMAZING. I have a cake slice template that yours puts to SHAME. The teacup is beyond cute, and I love how you patterned it - so great!!!

Congratulations on your birthday, and a fab release!!! I am off to check out the other samples!!

Mary B said...

Happy Birthday WMS! I've loved the samples, and have already placed an order. Thanks much for the free shipping and the chance to win.

humblechan said...

A big *Happy Birthday* to Waltzingmouse, and a huge *Congratulations* to you, Claire, for everything WMS has become! Your blog and stamp designs are always such eye candy. That 'fat plaid' is one of my gotta-haves, so I'll be placing an order soon. And many thanks for offering this shipping promotion and for allowing the store to take back orders during the promotion -- that really shows how awesome you are to your customers!

Max said...

Phew! - finally managed to make up my mind placemy order. Wish I could've afforded them all! Am off to waltz around the DT blogs now - 'Shall We Dance?'

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

PS: As others have already mentioned, your tea baggie template is not working.

Gini said...

Congratulations Claire on an amazing selection of stamps, your designs are amazing. Wishing you a very successful year ahead and Happy Birthday WMS. The correct Queen lyric for you today is "We are the champions of the world."
Gini
xx

Natalie said...

I've been "tickled"!! Great selection!! Hope to get in on the sale!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Happy 1st Birthday Claire!! And what a fantastic release to celebrate!! Fantastic sentiments!! Gorgeous images!! All with your wonderful flair for exquisite details!!

Sian said...

What a selection of stamps and templates I'm all of a dither!!! Off to see the creations of your wonderful DT.
Happy Birthday.

Edna said...

Happy Birthday Claire, you definitely did the pre-work to make sure this party went off with a very large bang, everything is dang lovely... no wonder I keep coming back for more of your lovely stamps--congratulations!

Lily Lady said...

Only just found your store and blog.
The new releases are just fab - especially the tea cup!!!
Congratulations on your first year!!

Sandy in Epping said...

Claire, i am so tickled by the truly great and imaginative release you have put up in honor of your First Anniversary of being in business.
I am beyond thrilled with the variety of the sets offfered and wish I could order all of them right now; but since good sense and a tight budgetprevail at the moment, I will have to place an order for half of them for now.
Great show, great products, and a great time looking over everything.
Continued success with the future of this splendid enterprise.
Waltzingly yours,
Sandy in Epping

Amy said...

Wow, what a release! I have to be honest I've never ordered WMS yet but this weekend with the free shipping....well, I plan to make it a Mother's Day weekend! :)

Stacy said...

Wonderful sets - can't wait to make my first WMS purchase! (I'm having trouble narrowing it down!)

katrynka said...

Such great sets this month! I decided to just go for broke and get enough sets to get the free shipping!!

Nancy said...

Another fabulous Waltz!!!
Love the new releases. You are such a great artist!!!

Janet said...

Wow--what a great release! I'm definitely going to have an order.

Bonnie said...

Oh my Claire, Happy Birthday indeed WMS. You definately know how to Celebrate. The stamps are beautiful, your cut files are awesome and I have to say!!!
What a remarkable group of designers you have. The combination of Everyone!! Is wonderful.
Congrats to you and all your Girls!! You gals ROCK.....

Joanne Gilch said...

Again, HB! I gotta go....see the waltzing girls...your DT's creative forces..

Joanne Gilch said...

When I DL the tea cup, there was nothing to see, and I double checked my downloads!

Charmaine Stack said...

I am so thrilled with the tea stamps and the fancy tag sentiments and the free download of the tea bag... I think I am hyperventilating! Just put my order in and picked up some oldies but goodies, too, that I have been longing for. Happy (Canadian) Mother's Day to me! :-)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Phenomenal release Claire! I am so happy that I have an Asian Gardens on the way soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW just WOW! One woman and 8 sets, phew! I cannot wait to get my hands on that picnic set...and that tea cup template is a must have! Went to a swap thingie today and wish I had THAT to make! Ahhh, maybe next time...it will make the crowd go wild, hee! Congratulations on an awesome first anniversary release!

Sharron said...

Claire, I am visiting very late! Everything is just awesome--such great sets! I have already visited all the design team members and WOW, so many fantastic cards and original cakes!! Great Jobs by everyone!!!

kksb said...

Beautiful stamp sets. The Asian set is my favorite. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

Pauline said...

Fabulous sets Claire, I don't know what I'm going to choose LOL!! Pauline x

Helen said...

Claire, All your stamp sets and templates are totally gorgeous!! I really enjoyed seeing what you and the DT came up with during this countdown and seeing everyone's creations from the "Biggie" Sketch. I am very happy to say that I placed my order without any problems at all - except choosing which ones to go for!!
Thanks for the constant inspiration x x Maybe you can catch up on a little sleep now!!!

Carol said...

Wow what amazing sets and those templates are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what the your DT's created. Off to the Waltz DT team to see the creations!!!

Nancy said...

These sets are wonderful, Claire. It's one of the reasons that you're celebrating your first year in business. Fancy Phrases is superb; you have a way with choosing the perfect font to go with a phrase. And nobody knows how to work the Spellbinders labels like you do. This set is particularly beautiful. Spellbinders should give you new sets each time they come out since you help their business.

Congratulations on year number one. Here's to many more.

Isabel Z said...

Wow, I'm speechless because this release is sensational. You are one talented and creative gal and here's to many more birthdays with you:-)

jaime aldridge said...

Claire, you are a brilliant, amazing, wonderfully creative gal!! i am sooo happy for you! you went out and started your own company 1 year ago and it is doing great. i hope you are proud of yourself! because it really takes someone special to accomplish that! All of your stamps and templates and paper are truly breath taking! i just wish i could win the lotto so i could buy every single thing you sell in your store!! lol i wish you all the best in the year(s) to come with your company! happy birthday to waltzing mouse stamps!!

Velta said...

Clair ~ You have certainly outdone yourself wit these BEAUTIES!!! I love the Spellbinders labels and the way all of them will fit...Oh what I wouldn't give if I could win some of these babies! I will be shopping regardless! Thank you for sharing...I am on my way to hop...hop...hop!

Nancy L. said...

an amazing release and your designs are awesome!

Katherine said...

Claire - Happy Birthday! This is a beautiful release...thanks for the free shipping! Really enjoyed the sketch challenge and the blog waltzes!

Lynne Phelps said...

Happy Birthday! A wonderful release - my order is already in! More plaid - yippee!

MicheyMoo said...

Claire, you outdid yourself with this release!! So many fantastic sets that just had to make it onto my order!! Hope you have planned to give yourself a day or two to recover once you've posted all the orders out. :)
Hugs, Michey xxx

craftymom205 said...

Love the stamps. The tea cup is great.

aggiesgirl said...

Always love your stamps

Sue D said...

Great release! I'm off to check the DT blogs. Thanks for the free PDF.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

How did I miss the blog waltz?!? I'm so glad to be able to check out more WMS goodies instead of doing my work... :)

TAS said...

Awesome release! Love the stamp sets! Off to see the DT's projects!