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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Happy Little Stampers Blog Hop

Hello!!,

Don't you just love new craft stash ...... I know I do!  And when Kylie from Happy Little Stampers released her first collection of stamp designs I was so thrilled to get my hands on them, and now I'm even more excited to be part of the first Happy Little Stampers Blog Hop!!

There'll be prizes along the way .... all you have to do is comment on the Happy Little Stampers Blog then continue on to each of the Design Team blogs until you've completed the Blog Hop.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes you MUST leave a comment on ALL of the Blog Hop posts.
Here's whats up for grabs ....


There's plenty of time to complete the Hop ..... it's running for a whole week!
Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the designers posts as one lucky visitor (randomly selected) will win the whole of the first stamp release .... That's all four stamp sets, with a value of AUD$69

Four more lucky visitors who leave comments (again randomly selected) will each win a gift certificate to spend in the Happy Little Stampers Store ...... time to get hopping I think.  You might want to grab a cuppa .... this could take a while.

You should have reached me from the lovely Loll Thompson's Blog ....... don't worry if you didn't, you're not lost ...... when you're finished here, just go back to the start at the Happy Little Stampers Blog, there you'll find a complete list of all the blogs to visit ...... so you can't miss anyone out.

OK .... so what have I got for you, well ..... I love the Butterfly Birthday set.  Who doesn't love a pretty flutterby ... and there's three gorgeous ones to play with in this set along with some fab little sentiments to go with.

First up I've got a nice CAS design for you, showcasing just one of the butterflies ....


I stamped the butterfly onto a piece of white cardstock and coloured it using Distress Inks mixed with a little water


I made a mask for the butterfly, covered my stamped image and then added in my background, using the Memory Box Grunge Honeycomb stencil and one of the Distress Ink colours I'd used for the butterfly (I think it was Wild Honey!)



One of the sentiments finishes off the front of the card ..... and I also like to add some detail to the inside of my cards ......


Here's another idea for you using the same stamp set ......


This time I stamped one of the butterflies randomly to cover a piece of white cardstock.  Again I coloured them using Distress Inks ......... and also added a touch of colour to the background.


The panel was then cut into three strips and I edged each one using a Silver Leafing pen ...... a clever technique to use, as it gives the look of an extra layer of card.  Keeps the postage costs down too which is always good.


I attached the strips to a larger piece of white card, and added the word HAPPY to the bottom ..... this is from the Bold Birthday Sentiments set ..... another useful collection of stamps to have in your collection

There's a little something on the inside too .......



OK .... enough of the butterflies.  Let's get a little festive shall we .... Ho! Ho! Ho! and all that.

Here's a really simple, but effective design using the HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments.  I've done this in a couple of different ways ... same design just changed the colour.  This particular one is done using gilding flakes in gold and silver (not sure the colour comes across well or the shine!!)


I've stamped each of the sentiments and alternated between the two colours of flake.  A pretty gold star on the top (from the Bold Birthday Sentiments set) and a nice glittery tub at the bottom ..... simple!

How about using the Big Bold Numbers to create some of your festive makes ..... not everyone celebrates Christmas so why now wish them a Happy New Year .......


I love this stamp set ....... great for all occasions, not just birthdays.

I've stamped and embossed the numbers, again in gold and silver .....


Added a few of the tiny stars .... from the Bold Birthday Sentiments again ..... randomly in the background


And finished off with some words from the same stamp set



Phew!  You've made it to the end.  I hope I've inspired you a little and shown how versatile these stamps are.

I do hope you've enjoyed your visit ...... the HLS Design Team have had so much fun playing with the new stamps.  Your next stop on the Blog Hop should be the lovey LesLee's Blog.  Enjoy and Happy Hopping!

Cheerio until next time .......


54 comments:

  1. WOW, Linda. What a proud and happy stamper I am today. Amazing collection of cards. I LOVE that you create a New Year's card combining the two sets. LOVE the silver edge on your butterfly card. Excellent tip! xx

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  2. LOVE your cards Linda. All so fun and very creative! xx

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  3. What fabulous techniques and designs! Thanks so much for amazing inspiration!

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  4. Ohhh! I love all of your cards, Linda. I really like how you used the butterflies on the inside.

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  5. Hi Linda!
    Your cards are so beautiful!
    The card inside is so pretty too.
    I love the sentiments tree idea!

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  6. Beautiful cards and I love the inserts!
    Val x

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  7. So many beautiful cards in one post! But the biggest impression made on me Christmas tree with sentiments. What a remarkable their use. United creativity. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  8. What lovely surprises on the insides of the butterfly cards!

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  9. A beautiful array of cards, Lindy Lou! I particularly love the Christmas tree one. So clever to use the sentiments that way!

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  10. I love the shape of those butterflies, and you've done a great job making creative cards with them.

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  11. Wonderful inspiration, Linda! Great use of all these sets!

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  12. What stunning cards you created!! I LOVE the butterflies and you did such a lovely job on the inside of the cards as well as the outside!!

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  13. Linda, your cards are so creative and fun. Love all your sentiments, colors and different occasions. TFS

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  14. Awesome use of the butterflies! I loved how you showcased the numbers and the Christmas sentiments as well.

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  15. Great cards and love the butterflies! Love the blues in the 2nd one and I like the little extra on the inside of the card:)

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  16. I so love how you included images and sentiments on the inside of the cards - really versatile sets!

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  17. Fabulous cards, Linda! Love the insides, you've created.

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  18. Love the way you echo the front of the card on the inside! A great batch of cards to showcase the HLS stamps! Your use of the gilding flakes on the Christmas one is incredible - so well done (whereas I really struggle with gilding flakes and rarely get good results!).

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  19. Those butterfly cards are stunning!

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  20. All the cards are beautiful with different styles, but butterflies are my favorite.

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  21. How fun! Never been on a blog hop before. Love these designs too! Beautiful projects. I, too, enjoyed your butterflies on the inside as well as outside of the cards. I also really appreciate all of the details for how to recreate your artistic creations.

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  22. Beautiful cards Linda and such fabulous designs:) xx

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  23. Great cards, love the Xmas tree idea..may have to try that one x

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  24. Such a great collection of cards Linda, and I think the split panel butterfly card is genius!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  25. WOW... what awesome cards.. I love how you carried everything into the inside and showcased it there it really flows.. You are very talented and creative.. Great job!!! xx

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  26. Love the christmas tree idea. Thanks

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  27. Lovely examples of makes using the stamp range ... just hopped in from Loll's blog and guess I should "hop to it" to the next link

    Kathyk

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  28. You can never have too many butterflies! Beautiful work...

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  29. Lovely cards to showcase the stamps.

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  30. Amazing cards Linda..all are goreous CAS cards.. thanks for the hop :)
    Suchi xx

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  31. Great collection of cards. what a great inspiration.

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  32. Amazing....love each card presented and the way you used the butterfly stamp is super gorgeous...your skills show in each card...have joined as a follower as well.xx
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  33. Love the idea of having the butterfly peeking in from the side on the inside o;f the cars

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  34. Please pick me. Hugs, Nellie.

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  35. A nice collection of cards. My favorite is probably the first one as I love using stencils. Your continuation of designing the card in the inside makes for a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Gorgeous cards, love the christmas sentiments, xx

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  37. Love the cut up butterfly panel. :)

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  38. These are gorgeous Linda...love your version of the sentiment tree. Carol x

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  39. What a fabulous array of cards you've created, each one ever so pretty! I'm swooning especially over your showcases of the butterflies...gorgeous!
    ~carol

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  40. Yay for more butterfly stamps and sentiment sets. Love how you've carried on the design of your butterfly cards to the insides, and your sentiment Christmas tree is gorgeous.

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  41. Linda what a wonderful collection of cards, you have really highlighted the stamps beautifully.

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  42. So many beautiful butterflies! love your cards! Making Christmas tree with sentiment stamps is a great idea!

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  43. Wow, Linda ... you've showcased Kylie's first stamp release beautifully ... these are all such fantastic cards! My particular fave is the first butterfly ... soft, delicate and so wonderfully CAS! Love the idea of taking the design from the outside to the inside of the cards! Anita :)

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  44. Such a great card with the panals and butterflies! And a super stamped card with the sentiments! Something to remimber when I start with those cards... Have a colourfull week!

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  45. Gorgeous cards! I love the butterflies..so pretty!

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  46. Super wow -- such beautiful creations! Thanks so much for the inspiration (I need it!)

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  47. Fantastic cards, Linda. I love the paneled butterfly card and the stacked sentiment tree.

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  48. Awesome cards, I love how you finished the inside of the butterfly cards. Also great minds think alike with our sentiment trees!

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  49. Oh wow, I love your butterfly cards! Amazing!
    Sunny regards from stempelfrida

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  50. Such cool cards - especially the butterfly ones!

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  51. wow wow and wow Linda
    I adore all your cards
    special the butterfly and the 2016 is a clever one
    I wish I win this set and can use the inspiration you share here
    thanks for sharing all Linda, Kylie must be proud of you

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  52. Awesome cards! Love how you formed the tree shape with the sentiments!

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Thank you for visiting my Blog, I hope you liked what you saw and that you'll visit again soon. Please feel free to leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you think ..... Linda xx

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