Saturday, 28 February 2015

...Release day schedule

Folks, tonight's the night - the start of our 2015 releases! I have 3 new stamp sets and 4 new dies to show you at 7:00pm tonight here on the blog - we're having our release back to front this time around - everything will be live in the store tonight at 7:15pm and over the next 4 days including today, we will be showing you what you can do with the new goodies, so pop back often!

7:00PM tonight (28th Feb) my time is approximately:

Canada - Ontario: 2:00PM Sat 28th Feb
Australia - Queensland: 5:00AM Sun 1 March
Hong Kong: 3:00AM Sun 1 March
Russia - Moscow City: 10:00PM Sat 28th Feb
Germany: 8:00PM Sat 28th Feb
Malaysia: 3:00AM Sun 1 March

The store will close at around 6:00PM to allow me to finish loading the goodies and then we will re-open at about 7:15PM.

All of the new goodies will be revealed here on the blog at 7:00PM

Scroll down to see yesterday's blog hop post - I'm taking part in the Coffee lovers blog hop and the entries look amazing so far - you really need to do the hop, lots of the folks taking part have blog candy (we do too!) as well as the sponsored prizes. - Go scroll down to read all about it!

Friday, 27 February 2015

...Coffee Lover's blog hop!

Good afternoon! - if you are here to check out our new release sneak peeks for tomorrow's new release please scroll down - if not then you might be here for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I'm taking part today and bear with me if I make any mistooks, it's my first time at this hop!

There are a ton of fabby companies sponsoring this hop - of which we here at Waltzingmouse Stamps are delighted to be one! There are prizes galore and to be in with a chance of winning one of the sponsor prizes, you will need to enter a post on the InLinkz List found on The Coffee Lovers Blog here

I hear that you can find all sorts of blog candy and other goodies just by hopping through the entire list so I would strongly advise that you take a peek at all the posts (cough...also see bottom of this post...cough)

The hop will start on Friday, February 27th and run until Friday, March 6th at 11:55 pm pacific. We would love for you to do one link per post, so if you have multiple cards please post them separately.  You must link up a newly created Spring-y project in order to be eligible for any of the Sponsored prizes. You must link your projects to the Inlinkz on the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Post.

Well since Tea is my liquid of choice I chose to make my card with our Afternoon Tea stamp set. Since I'm literally prepping tomorrows new release, I chose to stamp my main label image in Versamark onto watercolour paper, I then sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set it. I used watercolour paints to fill in the negative parts of the label image. It's a bit of a cheat really as the clear embossing resists the paint and it makes it look almost as though I just painted that dinky label by hand! I trimmed out the label and mounted it onto a tag (Waltzingmouse Stamps - Stitched tag dies, see here).

I had embossed the tag with a lovely Tim Holtz embossing folder, the name of which escapes me, and the back panel is embossed with a chevron embossing folder from Spellbinders. A couple of miniature dried rose buds and I was done! I hope you like it!

Blog Candy!
Now for those of you who made it all the way down the page this far, I have blog candy - All I need you to do is leave a comment on this blog post right here. Comments will close on Friday, March 6th at 11:55 pm pacific (which is Saturday March 7th at around 8:00am here in UK) and a winner will be announced later that day! One lucky commenter will win a WMS goodie bag made up of a large set of stamps, a medium set of stamps and a die of their choice from in-stock items!

Hope it tickles! Thanks for playing along!

...last peek at Feb - goodies go live tomorrow!

Such fun. No matter what age.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

...First peek at Feb goodies!

Good evening folks!!!! Helen L - cheers for the info - that is definitely an option!!

Gosh it's been a rough start to the year what with all the VAT stuff! I'm finally ready to release some of the goodies that we have planned for this year - are you ready?

We have a bunch of new stamp sets and dies to release and here's how we are going 
to do it this month:

Our new goodies will be available from the 28th - just like we planned, BUT our Design Team will only begin showing their samples on the 28th and the samples will run for another 3 days AFTER the goodies go live in the store.

Reason for this? Well I've had a ton of back stage admin to grapple with due to the complete overhaul in the way online business is changing in Europe. The geniuses in charge of the new scheme were not really on-the-ball about communicating it to all of us small business people (every time I say that I picture a foot high version of myself in a pinstripe suit) and so we found out only two weeks before Christmas that things were changing right from the 1st January 2014! 

Right away we have had to remove all our saleable digitals from the store and until we figure out how to make them available without breaking any laws. We will figure it out in time, but just as we were hitting our stride with a static release date (every 28th) we realised that we were not going to be able to make the January release happen. Everything got pushed right back, including stamp production, and so here we are - February release is upon us - it feels good to be stamping and not computing!!!
Pop back tomorrow for another peek - goodies go live on Saturday night and I am sooooo looking forward to what you make of this release, it's an interesting mix!

Today's peek is a set that first came to mind 6 years ago when I began WMS, it took that long to make it out of the sketchbook! LOL!