Sunday, 20 November 2016

Are you ready to Hop with the Happy Little Stampers .......

Happy Sunday evening ......

Yes it's Blog Hop time again ....... Happy Little Stampers have a fabulous new stamp release so we thought we'd showcase them all in a Blog Hop.

Six brand new stamp sets .... something for everyone, and every occasion ...... you'll love them!

By joining in with the Blog Hop you'll have the chance to win s $50 Gift Certificate to spend in the HLS store ..... WOW!!!
All you have to do is hop your way through the blog list at the end of this post, and leave a comment on each one .....  easy!
The winner will be drawn from all the names that leave a comment.  Make sure you visit ALL of the blogs to be in with a chance to win though.  The hop is open until November 28th so you have a whole week to visit them all.

So ....... new stamps to add to your collections ..... grab a cuppa, there's a lot to get through.
I've been paying around with three of the new sets, first up,  Especially for You  .....  a lovely set of stamps perfect for all sorts of cards

I love this large daisy flower.  A simple bit of masking to create some depth, and then add colour

Add one of the fabulous sentiments that also come in the set ..... lovely font

And a few sparkly sequins and dots of glitter glue to finish

Next up ...... Rainy Days ....... again great images and gorgeous fonts on the sentiments

Nice and colourful again ..... and a bit more masking .....

And a touch of glossy accents on the raindrops .....

Finally, my favourite set at the moment ..... Christmas Joy .... gorgeous festive images and some great sentiments ........ perfect for this time of year

Great for making quick and easy cards ......  I love these funky little trees

A simple way to add a bit of dimension ..... fussy cut one of the trees and attach using foam pads

Add a little bit of festive sparkle with a few dots of glitter glue .....

Another really CAS design .....

Layered up again to add a bit more interest

And of course some added sparkle.

And finally ....... that gorgeous poinsettia.
I love these plants and I always have to have a least 2, maybe 3 in the house for Christmas.  The sad thing is I can never keep them much longer than the end of December .... (sigh!)

For this design I started out by stamping the sentiment and the poinsettia onto watercolour card using Versamark ink, and embossing with a white powder

Next I spritzed the card with water and sprinkled red Brusho into the centres of the flowers and then spritzed again, quite heavily this time, and let the colour develop and spread over the card.
I mopped up the excess water taking some of the colour out of the background, and then repeated the process again, this time with a green Brusho trying to keep it to the leaves only.  I love how the colours blended on the background.

Once I was happy with the background I added a little more red Brusho to the poinsettias and spritzed again ..... finishing off by moving the ink around with a paint brush until I was happy with the depth of colour.


I applied more green Brusho to the leaves this time like a paint ..... mixed the pigment with water and applied with a brush ........ I love how this turned out!

You can see I've sprinkled Chunky White embossing powder over the top ..... another thing I like to do on my Christmas designs.  Simply sprinkle the powder randomly onto your design ..... no need to use a Versamark or embossing ink ....... and then heat the powder from underneath.   Because your're heating from underneath the powder stays in place ...... even without an ink!

I hope you all love the new stamps as much as the HLS Design Team do.  Don't forget to visit all the blogs and see what we've created using them, and if you leave a comment on each one then you could be our lucky winner of the $50 Gift Certificate.

Here's the list of all the participating blogs .......

Happy hopping folks!

Thanks for popping by ........ you next stop should be the lovely Julie Beech but don't worry if you get lost all the designers have the full list on their blog posts so you won't miss a thing!

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. WOW! avesome and fabulous!!

  2. Wow first time visitor and what a fantastic post. Love what you have made, the cards certainly highlight this fantastic card release. I want them all. Love how you did your last with the brusho's looks sooo good. I just bought some chunky embossing powder and didnt know about not needing to use versa if heating from under thanks for the tip.

  3. gorgeous set of cards, your poinsetta card is gorgeous. I think I need some Brushos.

    Barb Housner

  4. Wow, Linda! I am LOVING your cards! You have included wonderful techniques too. Love your masking and bright colours of the daisy and umbrellas. I LOVE your CAS cards - superb! The last is beautiful. What a brilliant showcase of that poinsetta xx

  5. Beautiful fav is floral cards...

  6. Oh wow your cards with the Christmas joy stamp set are great. I love the cas style cards with it. (maybe I copy it for my Christmas postage this year)
    Greetings Michelle

  7. Wow! These are all so fabulous! I love each and every one of them. The poinsettia card is stunning!!

  8. Oh wow! You've been so busy. Love them all but have to say my favourites are the two CAS Christmas Joy cards, just adore their simplicity.

  9. I will follow all of the rest of the comments here and say WOW too!! :) These are ALL really incredible designs with the sets! You've done an absolutely amazing job with the CAS style designs and I fell in love with the poinsettia card so much here!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. Oh my Linda what a wonderful collection of cards that showcase the beautiful stamps and your awesome skills!

  11. All are lovely cards but I'm blown away by the poinsettia card - what a gorgeous look you got from the brushos! Thanks for explaining how you did it.

  12. Wow...all your samples are gorgeous, Linda. I LOVE your very CAS tree designs, but also your Brushos Poinsettia mixed media Stunning card. TFS all your photos and detailed descriptions my friend. Hugs, Nancy

  13. wow! so many pretty cards :) thanks for sharing. I love the holly jolly white card, the CAS design is stunning! The flowers in the especially for you stamp set are awesome, I love how you've used it in the first card.

  14. Colourful flowers and umbrellas, a delightfully whimsical forest, a pretty sprig of holly and a stunning poinsetta...I'm blown away with your gorgeous assortment! You've done Kylie proud in showcasing her products with such style and finesse!

  15. Wow so many fabulous cards Linda and they all showcase the new stamps so beautifully - LOTS of delicious eye candy on this hop:)

  16. Wow! I love those flowers and the colorful umbrellas! Amazing work :)

  17. What a fabulous set of cards! I love how you have masked and coloured the first two!

  18. Lovely designs,love the poinsettia.
    Avril xx

  19. That poinsettia card is gorgeous.
    Love the coloring on the umbrellas
    and the flowers. All of the
    cards were great.
    thanks for sharing.

  20. So many gorgeous creations with the new release stamp sets. You have done such a beautiful job. Beautiful coloring, masking, designing. Love it all. Stephanie DT

  21. Linda, I love the colouring on the poinsettia card, it looks amazing. So many beautiful cards.


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