Xpress Delivery Personalised Cartoon Style Standing Stork - No6

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Xpress Delivery Personalised Cartoon Style Standing Stork - No6

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A delightful keepsake original hand drawn pen and ink picture featuring a single cartoon-style friendly stork standing with a sling containing the new baby it is about to deliver. The inspiration for this picture came from talking to a friend for the first time after many years, who always made me smile and who was talking about the upcoming birth of her son birth with fear, trepidation, but much excitement. She was hoping that the promised painful experience was short and sweet, hence my idea for an 'Xpress Delivery' stork! I actually made a quick sketch during that telephone conversation of what I then developed to become this stork.

The picture is drawn with a black waterproof ink and painted using pearlescent acrylic inks. It is not mounted or supplied with a frame, so that you can mount it however you choose with a custom made or readily available frame to suit your decor and taste; the picture measures approx. 8.25"x11.75 (20.9cm x 29.7cm).

The picture is signed by me, the artist. Each picture is numbered on the reverse, corresponding to the number you see in the product title. This number will be included along with the title of the picture on the certificate of authenticity signed by myself, the artist.

Each picture (and personalisation) takes the equivalent of about a day, from start to finish, to complete.

This picture makes an ideal gift for new parents and grandparents alike, or as a keepsake gift for not so new parents or grandparents as the small fancy embossed plaque mounted onto the picture can personalised with any date or details, even if a few years have passed. Typically the child's name, date and time of birth, weight and parents' names are included, but this can be customised to suit your wishes. The plaque is white. A choice of fonts is available - see the additional product pictures and let me know your preference when ordering.

I can add a pair of genuine Swarovski crystals (clear) on the plaque if you wish (no extra charge, but the best position will be determined once the text is in place) and if there is room, you can choose to add cute baby motifs such as baby blocks, a pram, a rattle/pacifier, a heart or star. The personalisation text and motif/s will be hand foiled in silver as standard.

After you have placed your order I will show you a preview of your personalised plaque (once the text is finalised, but before foiling).

Let me know if there are any changes you'd like to make at this stage. Once you confirm that you're happy with the details I will foil your personalisation plaque, add crystals if you want them and finish off your picture.

Allow 1-2 weeks for completion of your order once you have finalised the customisable variations and personalisation plaque details. (Often much sooner!)

PLEASE NOTE that due to the handmade, hand painted nature of this item and the techniques involved, there may be some pen and ink marks, splashes or smears on the back of the actual painting. This is completely normal, does not detract from the painting itself and does not mean that the painting has been damaged. At least you'll know it's original and not mass produced!

PACKAGING: Your picture will be individually wrapped in a crystal clear polypropylene sleeve, carefully rolled and then securely packaged in a strong cylindrical postal tube ready for shipping. Previously I shipped this type of artwork flat, but this significantly increased the end postal charges, which no one wants.

SHIPPING (General): Postage and packaging prices are based upon the cost of packaging items, size, weight, the value of the item and the end destination and increase considerably if shipped flat due to the increased size. They increase when shipping more valuable items because I have to use an appropriate postal service, which includes appropriate insurance. I do not make a profit on p&p charges.

Copyright © 2002-2011 Caroline Hodson & Mint To Be Stationery

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

The inspiration for this picture came from talking to a friend for the first time after many years, who always made me smile and who was talking about the upcoming birth of her son birth with fear, trepidation, but much excitement. She was hoping that the promised painful experience was short and sweet, hence my idea for an 'Xpress Delivery' stork! I actually made a quick sketch during that telephone conversation of what I then developed to become this stork.

Materials Used

Heavy artist's paper, acrylic ink, card, metallic foil

More Info

An exquisite new baby gift, as precious and original as the newborn, direct from the artist.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Heavy artist's paper

Size: Approx. 8.25x11.75

Color: Blue

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Shipping

All Other Countries
First Item: $15.37
Additional Items: $7.68

Australia
First Item: $15.37
Additional Items: $7.68

Canada
First Item: $15.37
Additional Items: $7.68

United States
First Item: $15.37
Additional Items: $7.68

Ireland
First Item: $13.59
Additional Items: $6.80

Germany
First Item: $13.59
Additional Items: $6.80

France
First Item: $13.59
Additional Items: $6.80

United Kingdom
First Item: $11.22
Additional Items: $5.61

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Payment

We only accept Paypal as method of payment at present. Payment must be made within 3 days of purchase. Items that have not been paid for within this time frame will be relisted.


Shipping

All items are shipped by Royal Mail.

Orders within the UK are shipped using First Class Recorded Delivery (Signed For). This means that your order will have to have someone available to sign for it upon delivery.

Orders outside the UK are shipped via Airmail.

We ship worldwide, including the USA (for USA see important notice below) and Canada, although there are a few exceptions. Contact us if in doubt.

Please note that our shipping costs do including postage and packaging, although we do try to keep costs down as much as possible regarding packaging by recycling wherever feasible.


Delivery

All items are carefully made by hand and most are made to order. Many are also custom made or personalised which naturally takes some time. Items are usually shipped within two weeks of order, although most within a couple of days. If you need an item faster, please contact me and I may be able to accommodate your request.


Returns/Exchanges

We want you to be happy with the products you buy from us, however where items are personalised, custom-made or commissioned at point of sale we do not offer returns or exchanges.

If you wish to return an item and either exchange it or request a refund, please contact us prior to sending the items back us and let us know.

Do not return an item until you have received a response from us authorising its return and instructions for its return have been given to you. The returns address can be found on the packing slip sent with the order.

Returns can not be accepted until we have authorised the return.

The cost of returning the item will be at your expense and refunds can only be made once the item has been received by us, therefore it is recommended that you use a tracked and insured shipping service.

Where an item is agreed to be faulty, the cost of the postage will be refunded along with the value of the item returned, once it has been received by us.

If you are returning items to us they must be in their original condition, any labels still attached and included with their original packaging which should be intact. Do not destroy or dispose of any item or its packaging, even if faulty.

Please remember that exchanges may be limited by the availability of materials or stock.

Returns and Exchanges will be accepted within 14 working days.


Cancellations

If you have changed your mind about your order for any reason, you may cancel it within 7 working days by contacting us. If the item has already been despatched, you can return it to the seller in accordance with our returns policy above.

However, exceptions do apply where items are commissioned, custom made or personalised at the point of sale; orders for these items can not be cancelled. For all other items (i.e. items *not* commissioned, custom made or personalised) if the cancellation is received before work commences on your order or before it is shipped, your order will be cancelled.


Law and jurisdiction

Contracts for the purchase of Goods through the ArtFire Mint To Be Stationery shopfront will be governed by English law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such Contracts shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


Custom work

We do accept requests for commissions, custom or personalised work. Please contact us for further information.


IMPORTANT NOTICE RE DELIVERIES TO THE USA (Ongoing issue - but improving!)

Please note that (as of this week) the ongoing problems with deliveries to the US is slowly being resolved, however we still do not recommend ordering if you need the item within 3 weeks. See Royal Mail's incident bulletin here:
http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=112300784&mediaId=3800088#1600085.

Delays are officially being reported of 2 weeks for heavier items only (and I don't think that any of my items can possibly be classified as heavy); previously the delays were up to 8 weeks. The delays have been due to a combination of measures that the US Department of Homeland Security currently require including shipping of some items via surface instead of air mail and increased security checks once items have reached the US. These issues are beyond our control and the situation has been ongoing since late November 2010.

If you do wish to order items from us for shipping to the US, we suggest that you allow still allow plenty of time ahead of the date that they are required. My Art Cards and notebooks should be delivered within two weeks though.

In the event of a lost package we ask international customers to wait six weeks and UK customers to wait four weeks before your item is replaced. From experience I've found that even the most waylaid packages reach their final destination within that time frame.


If you do wish to order items from us for shipping to the US, we suggest that you allow plenty of time ahead of the date that they are required.

Reviews

MadelineBunyanLampwork

Thanks! great notebooks! thought I left feedback already, oops! sorry!

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