Good evening/morning...whatever it is, wherever you are!! lol, I really must get a handle on all those different timezones!!!
Today I have lots to show you, there will be plenty of inspiration for folks who just like to window shop, and there are FOUR competitions, here is a little checklist so's you don't miss anything!!! lol.
- See the artwork for the 5 new clear photopolymer stamp sets releasing today!
- See the other products being added to the store today!
- View the DT blog waltz, make sure to leave comments here and on the DT blogs to have a chance to win a stamp set of choice! One winner will be selected from all comments left here and another winner will be selected from all comments left on one of the DT blogs (it's a secret which one!).
- There's still time to enter a card to win a stamp set of choice in our World Card Making Day competition
- The above three competitions end Saturday night at 11:59 pm EASTERN.
- Read the details about the Fourth competition! It's a gem! Deets at the end.
- Read the details about the additional payment method now accepted at the store.
Now that I've got everything ready, I'm itching to see what the DT ladies have in store for us. Our traditional release day blog waltz begins here, and here is your dance card! I do hope you enjoy these fabby creations! Carly is sitting this one out but we look forward to welcoming her back at a later date.
Don't forget to leave comments on this post and also on the DT posts as you pass by, as usual we will draw a winner from my post here and a winner from an undisclosed DT member blog! Each winner will receive a free stamp set! Now, off you pop!
Store Information for the October release
Remember - FREE shipping for orders over £50 to Everywhere, yes, you're included!
(approx $79.60US, $81CAD, $81AUD, €57Euros, subject to change)
I begin packing orders as soon as they start to come in, I will begin shipping tomorrow (Friday) BUT please be aware that depending on the volume of orders, there will be delays in shipping this week!! Folks ordering on Friday night/Saturday, your orders will most likely ship on Monday as weekend posting is limited here!
Shipping notices for orders placed at release times will go out after all packing and shipping is done!! My priority is to get the stamps out ASAP during release times!! So my apologies in advance if your stamps arrive before the shipping notice...
Holiday Labels No. 14
Set size – 6 × 8 inches
Designed to co-ordinate with the new Spellbinders Labels 14 Die Templates (#S4-290) this set of stamps that I have called Holiday Labels is a little bolder, a little more graphic in style than our range of Vintage style labels. Use strong colours with these stamps to really make a statement, or use softer colours as your project warrants. A very versatile set, with a possible 9 frame designs squeezed into one set! See Here for tips on how to use these frames to get the most value.
Note that the two vintage style line elements are separate stamps from the frames that enclose them in the graphic above, I just set them out like this so's I can squeeze more in!!
Large frames measure 3 and 3/8 inches by 2 and 1/8 inches at the widest points and are designed to perfectly fit THIS Die.
Compliments of the Season
Set size – 6 × 4 inches
A little stamp set full to the brim with Vintage style Christmas and Winter sentiments. Vintage type fonts combined with old fashioned greetings produce sentiment stamps of the kind that you might have seen on Christmas cards from bygone days. Add a little Vintage flavour to your cards this year!
While I was researching fonts suitable for this set, I found these delicious wee vintage style scroll designs and played around with them to produce my very favourite winter Sentiment this year, taken from the popular song..."Sleigh bells Ring, are you listening?" LOL, I cannot wait to use that on some winter cards!! 'Course we had to have the little scrolls too as separate stamps, right Belinda?
The 'Let it Snow!' sentiment measures 1 3/4 inches by just under 3/4 inches. and the 'Christmas Greetings' sentiment is just under 2 and 1/4 inches wide by just over 1 inch in height.
Frame-It Concept by Joan Bardee
Set size – 6 × 8 inches
A Stamp set concept first suggested by Joan Bardee. Joan spotted the trend for simple pen drawn frames and suggested that we make a stamp to do the job, no more ruling! Two simple frames, a square and a rectangle each with an aperture to accommodate one of the 18 different sentiments included in the set.
The set features a square frame, measuring 2 and 3/4 inches by 2 and 3/4 inches, and also a rectangular frame measuring 2 and 1/4 by 4 inches. The aperture on each frame is just a hair over 1 and 7/8 of an inch wide, quick, what have you got that fits it??? lol
Also included in the set are two cupcake outline stamps, a three part solid cupcake stamp and a graphic leaf shape. I have longed for some cupcakes and believe me these are going to e the tip of the iceberg...LOL, as I was drawing up that wee swirled icing top, I was planning a cupcake stamp set!! Look out for it in future months! In the meantime, these little motif stamps will get you started with the trend for filling your frames with two or three little motifs while you check out the rest of your stamp collection for other little images to fit.
This set will be a terrific compliment to your existing armoury, I love looking to see what else I have that fits the little gap in the frames, so far I have seen that some of the "Compliments of the Season Stamps" fit!! How jolly! And I love experimenting with the many different was to use the frames, simply stamped, glittered, embossed, filled with images or CAS, what will you do?
Big Blooms - Poinsettias
Set size - 6x8 Inches
Three sizes of line-drawn Poinsettia flower, to colour or not to colour? See our samples, there is always so much you can do with a lineart stamp. The distinctive ribbed leaf shape detail in these stamps make them perfectly suitable for simply stamping in a stand-out colour to produce beautiful graphic style cards and projects!
Lots of smaller motif style flowers and leaves all based on graphic representations of the traditional Christmas flower ensure that you will have endless options at your fingertips.
Not for the fainthearted, the large line-drawing stamps are HUGE, the largest measuring 5 and 1/8 inches by 4 and 5/8 inches at it's widest points!!! You may need a larger acrylic block...but think of the drama!
The solid circle image with flower reversed out is 3/4 inches in diameter.
Set size – 6 × 8 inches
A background making set based on the rich textures provided by beautiful fonts. Five long stamps suitable for making borders and backgrounds. The fonts presented in this set range from a pretty Old English style, excellent for Halloween Christmas and even Wedding projects to a modern handwritten style, ideal for everyday and less formal use. The actual wording of the text is made up of myriad quotes regarding the nature of happiness.
The longer stamps are around 6 inches long, the shorter old English stamp is just shy of 5 and 3/4 inches long by 1 and 1/8 inches in height.
All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2010 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.
Also for this release we are adding some new Spellbinder Die Templates to the store, the labels 14 sets co-ordinate with our Holiday Labels set, also from this release. Stamps to match these other die shapes will most likely follow, the Heirloom Ornaments, for example, will be good to have for November!
Widely available, especially in the US where they hail from, I believe that Spellbinders dies are the best quality and most functional dies available. I know you US gals are probably very well used to these by now, as these dies are produced by the US company Spellbinders, but did you UK and European ladies, and indeed you ladies from further afield, know that these dies can be used to trim out shapes, AND emboss AND stencil??? we must have a wee tutorial on that some day!!
These Die Templates retail at £19.99 GBP which is approx: Euros = €22.79, US Dollars = $31.71, Australian Dollars = $32.49 and Canadian Dollars = $32.07 (as you know exchange rates vary but this was the value earlier today)
The Impressabilities retail at £5.99 which is approx: Euros = €6.83, US Dollars = $9.50, Australian Dollars = $9.74, Canadian Dollars = $9.61(as you know exchange rates vary but this was the value earlier today)
Spellbinders Labels 14 Die Templates (S4-290)Spellbinders Labels 15 Die Templates (S4-291)
Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament Die Templates (S4-283) Handy for November...(wink)
Spellbinders Beaded Ovals Die Templates (S4-294) So pretty I just couldn't resist!
Spellbinders Impressabilities - Snowflakes (# I2-1003)
OK, you've been good, reading this far! lol, or maybe you did what I do and just scrolled down to the juicy bits! lol, either way, here are the deets to a wee competition I fancy running, I'm calling it the "Tag - you're it!" Challenge.
I am offering a £100 voucher for the WMS store. In return I want to see beauty and elegance!! not too much to ask is it? lol. You will be able to use the voucher to purchase anything in the store, dies, stamps or digi stuff.
What I want you to do is to make a tag, any size, any shape, I want Christmas tags of course! I want you to think 'beauty' and 'elegant' I want to see lovely tags, they may be CAS or vintage, I just want to see prettiness! Gimme your best frills, your finest feathers, your most prized pearls! LOL
Here's what will happen, I will post a blog post later this week, I will ask you to link your creations via an inlinkz widget that I will include in the post (same as we do for the challenge blog, Lisa will show me how! lol) I will let the competition run for at least a week, but I'll tell you the closing date on the post.
The winner will be chosen via random number thingy, And Here's the extra juicy bit - If your tag features WMS, you will get bonus credit to the value of £25!!!! you could stand to win £125 of WMS goodies!! (that's approx $199 US, $202 CAD, $202AUD, €143Euros!!!)
Anything tickling?? LOL!!