Pages

Saturday, 1 December 2012

...New Stamps for December - AND Competition!

ED- Lynn, It's 'Feliz Navidad' - the lo res image makes the 'z' look like an 'x', but it is spelled corrrectly and it means Merry Christmas in Spanish. Ta for asking!

 
 

Welcome to the December release at Waltzingmouse Stamps! If you are new to us, we design and produce clear stamps made from the best quality photopolymer (that's the good stuff) and today we have 4 new sets for you! Our free shipping over £50GBP offer still stands, but now is the time to make the most of it, a raise in the free shipping threshold has been overdue since April and it will have to happen in the next couple of weeks or my accountant may fire me....

Design Team Blog waltz
 
Before we take another step, let me give you the links to the Design Team Blog Waltz happening right now where you can see some gorgeous examples of what you can do with the new stamps shown below, and we've been previewing for several days already so it's worth a scroll back to see what's new! Be sure to visit all of the DT ladies and Don't forget to comment, there's a prize!


US Shipping 

Last month we trialled a US shipping scheme, whereby some USA/Canada residents were able to have their items shipped to them direct from our USA base.The feedback we have received so far has been that this worked out great for our USA residents, but was of no real benefit to our Canada residents. with this in mind I am going ahead to try to expand the scheme for USA residents.

Our Canadian folks will continue to receive their items directly from us here in UK for the time being. We found that there was not a significant improvement in delivery time and the cost in some cases was the same if not higher. If you are a Canadian resident and you would prefer to get your items from the USA base, please don't worry, this might well still be an option, just pop a note on your order to tell us your preference and we will deal with your enquiry individually.

The most important thing to remember about our shipping scheme is that at this time, only selected items will be available from our USA base and if you order contains items that are not stocked at our US base, you will find that your order will come to you from our UK base as normal.

The way to tell if an item is stocked in USA is to look at the product page - you will see this graphic displayed on items that are available from USA:



On Products available from USA you will be able to click on a drop down menu to select the option for that item to ship from USA - But remember - we can only ship your order from USA if all of the items you have chosen are in stock there. Orders containing even one item that is not held in our USA location will automatically be shipped from our UK base.

You can see items that are in stock at our USA base here, and there is also a list at the end of this post for your convenience.

If you have filled your basket and all of your items are available from USA - you will then have the option during checkout to chose the "Flat rate shipping within USA option." This will mean that not only will you be getting your items much faster, you will not have to pay international shipping!! woohoo!  

Our free shipping promotion will still work for USA items and so If your order is over £50GBP you will automatically qualify for free shipping as normal!

 We realise that this system is not perfect, but until we are able to stock our USA base with everything, this is the best solution we can offer at present. Eventually we hope to hold stock of all our stamps at our USA location, but you can appreciate that with over 100 stamp sets, this will take a little time...

  
Tell folks about our USA shipping - you might win OOOOdles in our Competition!

Since we're so excited about our US shipping developments we want you folks to go forth and talk about it! Spread the word via facebook/Pinterest/Twitter/Your own blog, it's that simple, just tell folks that we are getting US shipping off the ground. Pop back here, tell me what you did to spread the news and I will add you into a draw to win a Wonderful Prize, we'll get to that in a moment, but can I just tell you that you will increase your chances of winning by listing the ways in which you shared our news in your comment, For example if you Tweet about our news and also blog about it - you will have two entries into our prize draw - but you need to tell me what you did, so don't forget to come back here and list your efforts! The prize will be a $100USD (approx £63GBP) Gift voucher for the store!

 
 And here are the New goodies for December

Ornate Ornaments
Set size – 6 × 8 inches

A set of ornaments designed specifically to work with the 2010 Ornaments, 2011 Ornaments and 2012 ornament die templates from Spellbinders! Highly detailed ornaments to bring a touch of overstated luxury to your gift tags, cards, scrap pages and even your tree! Stamp them, emboss them colour them, have fun! The smallest ornament shape is approx 2.25 inches wide by just under 2 inches tall. The largest ornament is 3.6 by 4.6 inches at the widest points. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.



My Heart
Set size – 6 × 8 inches

Cutting files for these will be available for these stamps tomorrow.

Capture or recapture the innocence of schoolyard romance with this simple set. Did your sweetheart ever carve your initials in a heart on a tree trunk? You can get the same look, in a much more tree-friendly way with this simply styled set. Simplicity and a certain amount of elegance make this a great set for Valentines, Weddings and anniversary celebrations, and even the dreaded 'man card' that crops up at least once a year...The largest solid heart is 1.75 inches by 1.7 inches at the widest points, and the 'LOVE' sentiment is 1.4 inches wide by a half inch tall. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

Woodgrain
Set size – 6 ×4 inches
With the kind permission of Mr D VanderYacht we were able to use his highly detailed photograph to help us create a superbly realistic woodgrain stamp. This set contains a ginormous backgrounder - 4.5 inches by 5.75 inches and 5 other essential motifs. The Hexagon will work with the Spellbinders hexagon die templates! Suitable for so many projects, this is sure to become a go-to set. A timeless image which will provide texture and substance to your projects for years to come! The backgrounder is 4.5 by 5.75 inches and the woodgrain dot is o.5 inches in diameter. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.



Woodenheart Alphabet
Stamp size – 4.5 × 5.75 inches

A delightful Alphabet, perfect for adding your monogram to the hearts in 'My Heart'. The vintage and slightly rustic styling makes this a great letter set for creating words and sentiments to go with all your vintage projects, place settings a speciality! Average letter size is 0.4 inch wide by 5.5 inches tall. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan



Spellbinders 2012 Ornaments
Die templates S5-116

This years beautiful Ornaments from Spellbinders. A die from  this set works with the stamp in the Ornate Ornaments set to bring you a complete collection of stamps for the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments shapes released so far.
 
 Current USA stock 


Items currently in stock in USA as of 7:00pm December 1st are listed here, or click on the image to view the collection. Please note if you are reading this at a later date, the stock levels may have changed!

Ornate Ornaments
Woodgrain
My Heart
Woodenheart Alphabet
Yonder Star
Yonder Star Backgrounder
Vintage Christmas Backgrounder
Half Pint Heroines
Compliments of the Season Two
Compact sentiments Part Two
Candy Wagon
Cabin Plaid Backgrounder
Big Berries Strawberry


Hope it tickles!

50 comments:

  1. I love these sets and I adore all the super DT projects too, stunning!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great release--love the wood grain --and awesome blog hop!

    ReplyDelete
  3. love this release! and the projects are lovely :)
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh it does indeed tickle - love the new sets, especially the My Heart and Woodgrain backgrounder ones - and SUCH beautiful ornaments too! Another superb release, Claire!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Told the world on Facebook about your US Shipping operation. So thankful that you're setting this up - order is in and now to wait as patiently as I can ;))))

    Love these new sets - the woodgrain set is going to get so much use, and I adore the Christmas ornaments!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Claire I am delighted to see you continue the US shipping option! I have been reluctant to buy WMS merchandise even though I have heard such wonderful things about your shipping and your products are gorgeous. DH has relatives on the other side of the pond and often things get lost in the post going either way. Maybe someday all of your products will be available from the US shipping center as well. However, I believe I can now comfortably order without being quite so skittish! Hooray!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm loving this release - thank you! What does "Felix Navidad" mean please?

    ReplyDelete
  8. I don't tweet or facebook, but I wrote a little blurb on my blog and told everyone about your great new shipping news. Great release, so excited about the woodgrain.

    ReplyDelete
  9. OMG, the Ornate Ornaments are absolutely stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  10. LOVING these new sets! Woodgrain is my favorite! And I tweeted about the new release and the US shipping option :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great hop. Love the ornament stamp set.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow...loving the new goodies, and shipping from the US migth be bad for me, to be honest :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Loving all the new releases Claire - especially the Ornate Ornaments...definitely tickles me!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Claire! Of course I've spread the word! I've put up posts on Facebook, Pinterest and my own blog! (I don't Twitter!)

    You know, your ornaments are breathtaking! Hugs from Elisabeth.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such pretty and detailed designs! Love what you've done with them x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love everything in this new release Claire and the inspiration from your fantastic design team and yourself is indeed that - inspirational!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous new stamps and ideas Claire!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I shared the shipping offer on FB and on Twitter too :D

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well, I pinned on pinterest, mentioned it on FB and posted to a couple of threads on Splitcoaststampers. No blog and I don't tweet.

    This ornament set makes me want to rush out and get some ornament dies!

    For what it's worth, I've never found the shipping from the UK to be a barrier. Your things are worth the wait.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I'm loving the new Woodgrain stamps Claire! After a very generous online stamping friend, I now have a few more sets in my WMS collection. They are awesome stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I sent a tweet out about the US Shipping option! Yay!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/kolling143/status/275259778870161408?p=p

    ReplyDelete
  22. Those woodgrain stamps are perfect for making some masculine cards.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I tweeted about your US shipping.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I spread the word on my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great work! So many beautiful projects with those new stamps! I like the Ornaments and the Woodgrain the most. :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Fabulous sets!! Can't wait for mine to arrive:)) I mentioned US shipping when I posted a card on SCS and will add a note on my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love that vintage ornament set. Have to go check the DT work.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Fab as always, but I absolutely LOVE the wood grain set. Definitely gonna get me one of those ;)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Awesome release, Claire! And congrats on the US shipping!!! So psyched for that! I blogged about it in my sketch card post:

    http://thecardyard.blogspot.com/2012/12/waltzingmouse-sketch-challenge-126.html

    ReplyDelete
  30. Fabulous new release!!! The ornate ornaments are amazing...that snowflake leg is an awesome design!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Well you know I'm going to tell everyone I can...
    went onto FB...
    I pinned it on Pinterest...
    and wrote a whole blog post about it because everyone should know...
    this is EXCITING news!! :)
    Even though I have to agree with the above poster...
    shipping has never been a barrier for me...
    your stamps ARE worth waiting for!!
    But...YAY!! :)
    Hugs!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Yeah, shipping from the US will be a definite asset for you as I know I've seen several great sets but never ordered yet. Just tweeted the news here: https://twitter.com/marblegal/status/275448732378611712

    ReplyDelete
  33. Claire, your new sets are lovely: I'm especially in love with the ornaments!! I can just see a whole tree decorated with them done in 3-D like Clare Buswell made!! And I've pinned your new shipping info on my "Cards" board and my "Products I love" board on Pinterest, and posted about it on my Facebook. Have a great week (and these new sets are going on my Christmas wish list :-P Hugs!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. The new sets are beautiful!! SO excited to see that US shipping is now an option! To spread the news, I:

    1. Posted on my blog
    2. Posted a tweet on Twitter
    3. Pinned to Pinterest
    4. Posted on my personal Facebook

    LOVE WMS!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love the new sets, especially those lovely ornaments! Prettiest detail ever! Off to the hop!

    ReplyDelete
  36. The mailing direct from the US location is terrific! Postal costs from the UK have been such a consideration...not any more! Posting it on my FB page! Friends will be tickled and thrilled!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Just to let you know, I have pinned, tweeted, FB shared and Google+1 this! (no blog though!) I really really want to help you expand your US shipping because I am so thrilled that you are doing this!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Yahoo...wonderful shipping news!!! Pinned a few of the banners on Pinterest to let my friends know!!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a great release, Claire!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I have been telling everyone at all the crops/card classes you are now shipping from/to the USA. Yay! Just couldn't afford the overseas prices, so have been coveting them from afar. I hope you will include Rescue Remedies and Wanda's Pantry stamp sets in the future .... just waiting for them.

    ReplyDelete
  41. 1. word of mouth at crops/card classes
    2. emailing everyone
    3. sharing every where I go
    4. posting to my friends

    ReplyDelete
  42. i dont have FB or tweet, I posted it at the top of my blog with alink back to WM Stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I don't have FB account nor do I tweet but I do have an extensive group of friends who stamp. We get together once a month to create so I am spreading the word via our listerve. Yea!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Claire - I'm so pleased that you and your team have set up shipping from the US. I got the November bundle three days after placing my order - just like being in the UK!!!

    I'm spreading the news!!! on Facebook, on my blog and my telling my friends! Thanks for the opportunity to win too!

    Love these stamps.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Beautiful new sets. I have spread the news about your US shipping on my blog here: http://cards-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2012/12/i-realized-that-i-hadnt-shown-card-set.html

    ReplyDelete
  46. Fabulous release, Claire! Love the idea of
    US shipping. I don't do Twitter or Facebook but put a little note on my blog to help share the exciting news.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Love this realease especially the ornate ornaments and of course "My Heart".

    ReplyDelete
  48. I told a friend who loves to stamp but does not buy on line

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment, :) I read them all and I appreciate you taking time to visit!