Monday, 1 August 2011

...August sneaky release, Cicely and Gracie!

Helen - yep, WMS is a Spellbinders preferred partner company and the lovely folks at Spellbinders were very kind and sent me a little batch of upcoming dies....guess they know how I like to make stamps to match!! lol!!

DOH! I am a nit, I sent out the newsletter last night with the wrong date in it!!!! It said that I was releasing the new sets on July 1st - that should have been August 1st!! I decided to post here rather than send out more emails, as i sure hate to be an email pest...apologies...

Good morning!! Lots going on here today so I'll get right to it!

Today we're sneaking out two new Halloween sets, Cicely at Halloween and Gracie at Halloween. I'm keen to see how folks like these as I have planned more of these vintage style girl stamps planned.

Also we begin our August SOAP event today, it's our Stamp Of Approval Parade and the ladies have been creating up a storm behind the scenes to bring you even more ideas that you can use with the stamps that we released in July and which you might even have in your hands right now!

we're taking another look at:
Cameo to Go
Cameo Creations
Ovals, Classic Frames
Big Day Essentials
Big Day Additions
Eat Cake
You're Lovely
and Flourishes – Scallops and Dots

and on the last day of Soap we'll be having another look at one of my very favourite sets,  Afternoon Tea.

So, off you pop and enjoy the inspiration, take your notebook and keep an eye on designs that you like, we'll be running a CASE competition after the SOAP event, and we'll be inviting you to case your fave DT card. Here are the DT links!

Now, if you have called by to see the new stamps, here they are! These will be available in the store at around 9:00am this morning my time. 

Important shipping info - please note that from the 4th August, ie this Thursday, I will be taking two weeks off to spend a little time with my wee folks and so there will be no shipping during this period

Orders placed up until the night of the 3rd of August will ship as normal, but orders placed after this time will not ship until after the 20th.

I will not be available to answer queries either. I will catch up with all orders and correspondence after the 20th August. My thanks in advance for your understanding.

Cicely at Halloween

Jam packed set with 10 separate stamps comprising, one main girl image, 5 supporting motifs including the cute bat, or hamster bat as my girls have named him, a pumpkin lantern, bubble bursts, a moon image an easy circular tag image, and 3 sentiments! Have some wonderfully refined vintage fun this Halloween! All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2011 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

Gracie at Halloween

Gracie on her broom, with her cat, heads up this jam packed set with 10 separate stamps comprising, one main girl image, 2 sizes of bat, a circular tag image, and 5 sentiments! Have some wonderfully refined vintage fun this Halloween! All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2011 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

We're adding a few more items to the store today, including those little kraft baggies. You can see what else is new here.

Kraft coffee baggies, small and medium, with windows and tin ties.

Clear blocks, with etched lines and wavy edges for a no slip grip. (except the round block)


  1. Claire, these are just lovely, and I cannot wait to see Cicely and Gracie in other costumes! These sets are so beautiful, and will delight anyone who enjoys the vintage 20s style and colouring. Stunning sets again! X

  2. Fun sets Claire!! For all you've said that you don't do faces well, I love these!! And I love the small additions to the main characters and the verses are so fun!!! Wonderful job, cutie pie!! Where do you keep getting these great ideas?!! (To answer that, obviously from your head, not mine!!)

  3. Hi Claire, these are sooo cute! they will brighten up Halloween this year, for sure! We don't really celebrate it here ourselves, but I always love the pumpkins and bats and especially the color combo for Halloween, so I'm looking forward to all the cards made with these lovely ladies!
    Hugs, Wendy

  4. The new Halloween stamps are GORGEOUS! Have fun on your vacay!

  5. Both these are lovely sets - the extras are so sweet! Love the kraft bags too - have placed my order!!!

  6. I was so excited to get up early this morning to come and see these...
    I love vintage children and you did an incredible job with these!!
    I got my order in for both before heading some kiddies out the door for their first day back to school...
    and I want you to know that even though I'm not a big Halloween person...
    it's all about the candy for me :)...
    I want more of these sets in other Holidays and can't wait for them...
    I dreaming Christmas ones right now!!
    Have a wonderfully fabby holiday!

  7. I've probably told you before that I don't do halloween but the to have them away to study up the sizes! Thanks for getting them....I have a few PTI ones but afraid to use them don't have to worry...and I like the 'home bakery' look of the kraft bags too.

  8. Claire, these look wonderful!! I have seen other vintage style Halloween images, and they don't hold a candle to these girls! Beautiful!

  9. Claire, thank you for coming by my blog to say hello!! I love your images and these new releases are no exception - you're a talented lady and I'll be adding to my WMS collection.

  10. Claire I am so excited about these stamps! I love everything included in the sets and cannot wait to play with them. Enjoy your holiday!

  11. Hi Claire, I just wanted to know how you got your little fingers on the edgeabilities: I just checked the Spellbinders site and they are saying that they aren't available till aug 31! So do you have an in with the owners or something ;-)


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