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Order & Payment

To order and purchase any items from this web site is as easy as one, two, three.

1. Tell me which items you'd like to buy, simply type onto the 'Order Form' below or contact me directly.

Example: 
I'd like to order*  Giraffe tote bag X 1, Wild iris painting number 131, Vintage Blue cat sweater size Medium X 1 with its matching embroidered tote bag. Can you tell me the combine postage costs please. Thanks Lucy.  

2. I reply with the expected dispatch date, and confirm the total amount to pay (I usually reply within a couple of hours). If you decide to buy you can then make your payment.

3. Once payment is cleared I post your items. (More details about ordering the gallery page paintings or commission from your photos lower down).

Order Form:

Occasionally my on line order form is not compatible with your computer and I will not have received your order even though it says it was sent. If you do not get a reply within 24 hours, please contact me directly instead via email sixfootsophie@yahoo.com or telephone / text 07932 606867 or Facebook messenger @SwirlySophArt

Postage Costs Royal Mail Recorded in U.K.

  • Collect your item and pay no postage, Hinckley, Leicestershire.
  • Postage costs for 1 to 3 Paintings & Art sized 12"X9", 14"X10" or A4  = £4.45 recorded postage U.K.
  • Postage costs for 1 to 3 ACEO sized miniature paintings (3.5"X2.5") = £1.75 recorded postage U.K.
  • Postage costs for an original commission painting from your photo or an original re-paint from the 'gallery' pages U.K. = FREE
  • Postage costs for 1 to 3 sweaters U.K. = £4.45 recorded postage
  • Postage costs for 1 to 3 tote bags U.K. = £4.45 recorded postage
  • Postage costs for a sweater & Bag U.K. = £4.45 recorded postage
  • Postage costs for a T-Shirt U.K. = £2.75 recorded postage
  • Postage costs for an unframed embroidery picture U.K. = £4.45 recorded postage
  • Postage costs for a framed embroidery picture U.K. = FREE



Remember if your purchase is a painting/print and you'd like to show your friends and family your new painting via internet sites or email, you paid for your painting so don't let others be able to illegally print it off for free. Always edit the photo with some writing across it using a free computer or phone app which edits photos, or lay a small peace of paper with writing on, across the painting before you photograph it. It helps to prevent a clear printable image from floating around on the internet.



Payment Methods In Detail:

Choose your payment method. Below explains the safe choices of payment available for your items (non of your bank details are required).

Payment Choices Available Are.......

How to pay with a Pay Pal me;

I can text or email a link sentence which you click on, and it will go direct to my official Sophie Appleton PayPal payment page. You can pay me in English currency and PayPal deal with all the worldwide currency conversions for us. Maybe you could also add a note about the items you have just paid for. It is very quick and easy to do and you can pay with debit / credit cards / PayPal etc.


How to pay from your own Pay Pal Account:

You are in control of making the payment to me by logging onto your PayPal account in your usual way. I have over a thousand happy customers whom have paid me via pay pal and there feed back comments can be viewed on this link here, for your reassurance  eBayFeedbackLink

  • Log onto your pay pal account in your usual way.
  • View the My Paypal page. Drop down the corner menu to 'Send and Request' money.
  • Select the 'pay for goods or services'
  • Fill in this company's pay pal email address (this will be typed on you email order confirmation).
  • Type in the amount of money (Do not put the pound sign, just the amount) GBP
  • Press next
  • (It may ask you to select your address, and you could leave a personal note about the goods your purchasing)
  • Press Send Money. Go back to your summery page and log out.

If you don't have a pay pal account then log onto their official site www.paypal.co.uk to apply, it's free to set up and once it is up and running you will be able to use it on eBay and other web sites as a safe form of payment on the internet.


How to pay via Pay Pal invoice:

If you prefer you can receive an invoice email directly from PayPal requesting payment to me, which then links you to there site to pay.


How to pay via Cheque/Postal Order:

If you prefer to send the cheque or postal order, I will E-mail my address details with the order confirmation. Once payment is cleared I post your sweater or gift items, or if your buying a painting from the gallery pages I then begin to paint your picture. I do not put the postal address directly on this web site for safety reasons as my art studio is also my home address.


How to pay via BANK TRANSFER. Without your bank details

An ideal safe way to transfer money from your bank to mine without telling me any of your bank details. Its easy and quick to set up in minutes while your on the internet now. By using Paym to pay from your bank via your mobile phone number. If you prefer to transfer money into my account the ordinary with my account number instead I can send these details to you.

If you have a mobile phone and bank with either of the following: Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, NatWest, TSB,  Nationwide, Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Yorkshire Bank, First Direct, Clydesdale Bank, Cumberland Building Society, Danske bank, Isle of Man Bank, Ulster Bank.

Sending money with a mobile phone number will mean non of your bank details, sort codes or account numbers are required. Its free to register your mobile number with your bank they simply send a code to your mobile phone and you type in that code, and job done your registered, you can now pay friends, family or strangers with your bank account using your phone number instead of personal bank details ( find out more on your banks web site on the 'Paym' section.) You then use your banks mobile phone / tablets app to type in the phone number I give you, it will ask you to verify my name and number before it sends out any money from your bank account, you then check your sending money to the right person, and send it, you'll then receive confirmation that the payment has been sent.  


How to pay via bank transfer the ordinary way.

If you prefer to transfer money into my account the ordinary way with my account number instead I can send these details to you with your order confirmation.


How to pay via Bank Cards

To buy with bank cards you can purchase one item at a time from the 'buy now' link sentences. Or request a personalized emailed invoice (which will be from PayPal). You do not need to be a PayPal member or pay with PayPal money, you can pay it with any bank cards.

Facebook, eBay and Etsy

How to buy from me on my Facebook page 'SHOP NOW' tab, eBay.co.uk or Etsy.com: Simply by searching facebook for 'Sophie Appleton Watercolour Artist' and pressing the 'SHOP NOW' tab. On eBay's search bar (where you would type in for example handbags or what ever it was you wanted to buy) type in ''by Sophie Appleton'' and all listed items will appear. (I'm eBay seller six.foot.sophie). On Etsy you can also type in 'by Sophie Appleton' or search for our shop which is called 'Country Swirls' on there. All three online sites accept all kinds of payment methods, but you need to be a member of these sites to be able to purchase from them. You could click on the three link sentences below to be directed straight there. Please note that Facebook prices are usually the same as this web site, but due to the selling fees on eBay & Etsy certain items may be more expensive on those two sites.

The 'SHOP NOW' tab on Facebook is where the 'Message' tab was. If your on a mobile phone it will be a big bar under the cover photo, if your on a computer it will be a small tab on the lower right of the cover photo (once you view it while logged into your own Facebook account).


click here shop on Facebook

Click here for on line eBay shop

click here for on line Etsy Shop


Don't forget to 'like' my facebook page so that new paintings appear in your news feed :-)


How to pay via Cash:

If your in the area and you wish to pay via cash, (and also avoid postage costs) your more than welcome to collect your items ordered from my husbands 'Country Swirls' office at Vision House, 119 Factory Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0DP . We only accept cash on collection.



Commission Paintings

Ordering Watercolour Paintings from the gallery pages or from your own photograph ; Free postage in UK. The gallery pages show all my past watercolour paintings. I re-paint them just for you. The lovely thing is that no two watercolours are exactly the same. The design may be the same but the colours swirl and mix into each other differently each time, making your painting unique. Simply choose your painting and order it (painting name & number). Payment must be received before I begin to paint your picture. If you would like your own photograph painting in my colourful swirly style it is currently £95 free post in U.K. You could contact and discus it further as to how to choose the best photo to turn into a painting.

After several days or a couple of weeks (depending on the waiting list) your painting will be finished. I then send you an email with a photo attached of your painting. If you like the painting then send me an email telling me to go ahead and post it.

On the other hand, after viewing the photo, if you decide you no longer wish to buy it then send me an email asking for a refund and I can refund your money, and not post the painting.

Remember if your purchase is a painting and you'd like to show your friends and family your new painting via internet sites or email, you paid for your painting so don't let others be able to illegally print it off for free. Always edit the photo with some writing across it (e.g. a free computer & phone app like 'befunky') or lay a small peace of paper with writing on it, across the painting before you photograph it.



Postage Details World Wide

I do not send original watercolours in scrolls as this bends the painting, instead I package them with layers of cardboard to keep the painting flat. Unfortunately this means the weight of the parcel is expensive to send. Also I will only post items over £15 with international tracked post (or Tracked & signed). International tracked will have tracking at five points after dispatch as well as an on line confirmation of delivery, U.K. signed for will also have a tracking code. These tracking codes can be followed by entered them onto on web site www.royalmail.com (Track & Trace section).

Items under £15.00. Any items under £15 have a choice of international Tracked or International standard. If your choice is international STANDARD postage then your item is non refundable for loss or damage, I will have a proof of postage if you require it. If you already paid standard postage and wish to upgrade to tracked postage, you can contact me straight away to pay the extra to upgrade your chosen postage method before it is posted.


World Postage Prices For Miniature Paintings (ACEO size of 3.5"X2.5")

  • Items Under £10 has a choice of International STANDARD £3.95 (No refund if lost in post) or International Tracked £7.25. Delivery estimated 3 to 5 days.
  • Items Under £15 has a choice of International STANDARD £5.95 (No refund if lost in post) or International Tracked £7.25. Delivery estimated 3 to 5 days.
  • 1 to 3 miniature paintings in one parcel, International Tracked £7.25. Delivery estimated 3 to 5 days.


World Postage Prices For Paintings & Art size 12"X9", A4, A5  / Embroidered Tote Bag / Printed Tote Bag / T-Shirts / unframed embroidery:

  • One item posted world wide Tracked £10.55 delivery estimated 5 to 7 days.
  • Two items posted world wide Tracked £12.90 delivery estimated 5 to 7 days.
  • Three items posted world wide Tracked is £15.40 delivery estimated 5 to 7 days.
  • Items Under £15 have the choice of STANDARD post £5.95 delivery estimated 5 to 7 days. (No refund if lost in post)


World Postage Prices For Sweaters with or without matching Tote Bag:

  • One sweater world wide £12.90 delivery estimated 5 to 7 days.
  • Two sweaters world wide £18.15 delivery estimated 5 to 7 days.
  • Three sweaters world wide £21.55 delivery estimated 5 to 7 days.

Please note in rare occasions an item can take up to 25 days to arrive at the fault of Royal Mail.

If you would like to research my postage prices 'tracking' Royal Mail: The weight of one miniature ACEO painting is 0.019kg, the weight of two miniature ACEO paintings is 0.023kg, the weight of three miniature ACEO paintings is 0.027kg, the weight of one 12"x9" painting is 0.255kg, two 12"x9" paintings weigh 0.276kg, three 12"x9" paintings weigh 0.308kg, one sweater is 0.451kg, one large hessian tote bag is 0.286kg, one unframed embroidery is 0.258kg, one framed embroidery is 1.253kg, one large size printed or embroidered cotton tote bag is 0.256kg (don't forget to include appropriate cost of the items inside the parcel).



Your Postal Zone;

UK ; This zone comprises of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

European Union & Europe (NON E.U.) ; Irish Republic Albania Denmark Kyrgyzstan Russia Andorra Estonia Latvia San Marino Armenia Faroe Islands Liechtenstein Serbia Austria Finland Lithuania Slovakia Azerbaijan France Luxembourg Slovenia Azores Georgia Macedonia Spain Balearic Islands Germany Madeira Sweden Belarus Gibraltar Malta Switzerland Belgium Greece Moldova Tajikistan Bosnia Herzegovina Greenland Monaco Turkey Bulgaria Hungary Montenegro Turkmenistan Canary Islands Iceland Netherlands Ukraine Corsica Norway Uzbekistan Croatia Italy Poland Vatican City State Cyprus Kazakhstan Portugal Czech Republic Kosovo Romania.

World Zone 1; Covers all countries, not defined as being in Europe or World Zone 2. World Zone 1 generally covers countries in North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia.

World Zone 2; Australia Belau British Indian Ocean Territory Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)Christmas Island (Pacific Ocean) Cocos Islands Cook Island Coral Sea Island Fiji French Polynesia French South Antarctic Territory Keeling Kiribati Macao Nauru Island New Caledonia New Zealand New Zealand Antarctic Territory Niue Island Norfolk Island Norwegian Antarctic Territory Papua New Guinea People's Democratic Republic of Laos Pitcairn Island Republic of Singapore Solomon Islands Tahiti Tokelau Islands Tonga Tuvalu US Samoa Western Samoa


Financial Reward:

Being fairly good at what I do, I have had other artists copy my style, we have had court cases and won. So this is worth reading if you see my stuff elsewhere :-)

I will give a generous financial reward resulting from the winnings from the court case, if your information and evidence can prove my designs have been used elsewhere. (proof such as a purchase receipt with the item). A lesser reward is also offered for any other minor information if helpful to prosecuting a design thief. Fill in one of the order forms to get in contact with me. You will remain anonymous. NB www.countryswirls.com are aloud to sell my designs on gift items and sweatshirts (my husband and I own this web site too), and thepostcardstore web site are aloud to sell the ten designs on post cards shown on my 'exhibitions page'. I hope to start making some prints of my paintings for the first time in March 2016 of new designs, not previous originals bought by customers. Each print sold will also have a pencil signed signature, as proof the print was purchased from me. You can't re-print pencil !! All my art works are sent to myself at the time of creation as well as photo copies made, ready for the next court case.


Policies and Purchase & Refund Policies

We are not liable for any items which have been lost in the mail, undelivered or stolen on arrival. You will be given the tracking code when your item is posted tracked, or you can request a photo of the proof of postage with standard post, for you to then claim for the missing item yourself with Royal Mail. Refunds only if the item is returned within 14 days. Art works must be unused (as in no attempts to frame a painting) and undamaged. Gift items and clothing must be unused, unworn, tags still on. The buyer pays the return postage costs. Refunds are for the price of the items only, if postage costs were originally paid this can not be refunded. If the customer is from a country which will require custom fees / tax duty to be paid on collection, the duties and associated fees are the responsibility of the buyer. If we post to an address which can not be delivered to (regardless of in the U.K. or outside of the U.K. even if the item was free post or paid postage) and the parcel is returned to us, we are happy to re post if the buyer provides a new shipping address and the buyer pays the additional shipping charge which will be according to what the royal mail track able prices quote us. Please note if items were bought together in a discounted deal (e.g. one bag plus one sweater together at a discounted price) and you are not happy with one of the items, you must return both items in that purchase for you to have a refund or exchange. Please return with name & address and your reason for return. Please post using recorded signed for postage for your own insurance, because if we do not receive your items we can not refund or exchange. Send the items to Mr Keith Huddlestone, Vision House, 119 Factory Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0DP.

I own this web site alone with no outside advertising ,if you contact me all your details remain private and will not be passed on to other company's for junk email's. Any financial details will remain confidential to myself. Any links I suggest you view are my opinion and not a necessity and I will not be held responsible for any outside milieus or damaging viruses or hackers that may be on those outside sites at the time you visit them. This web site is http://www.sixfootsophie.co.uk and any other sites you visit through these added links which I have added, are your own responsibility if you choose to visit them. Sounds scary but its the legal fodder I have to add to my website :-) 


Thank you for your purchase

Sophie :-)

Any enquiries please telephone/text Sophie :  07932 606867

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