Sunday, 11 March 2018

Brand new stamps from Happy Little Stampers ..... let's have a Blog Hop to celebrate

Happy Sunday evening ......

I hope you've all had a nice weekend.  It's been a busy one here ..... and it's not over yet!!

It's time to showcase the BRAND NEW stamp release from Happy Little Stampers.  And guess what .... we're having a Blog Hop to celebrate!!!

You might want to grab a cuppa .... or something a little stronger maybe depending on what time it is where you are because this post is a BIG one!!!

You have the chance to win some amazing prizes too .... just by hopping along and leaving comments along the way .... more about that later.

All of the Design Team have been busy creating a feast of inspiration for you using the new stamp sets, and it's all on show for you in this blog hop.  Follow the links at the end of this post and see what they've been up to .... and don't forget to leave your comments.  We'd love to hear what you think of the new stamps .... I think you're going to love them as much as we do?

There's 6 brand new sets ...... and something for everyone.

Pretty little delicate Dandelion heads, and the Succulents are just so cute!
Just look at all those sentiments too ......

 Born to be Wild is a great set for guys, and the words on the Smile set are so useful.  Love the large fonts!
There's even a little Christmas in there too ..... time to make a start on all Christmas cards!!
OK .... you've seen the stamps, now for some ideas.  
WARNING...... photo heavy!!

Let's start with Dandelion Wishes
(By the way ..... the new sets are all available to buy now on the Happy Little Stampers website)

CAS ..... stamp the flower heads over pretty inked backgrounds.  This was a piece of card I found in my bit box which I think has been smooshed with Distress ink, spritzed with Perfect Pearls

I added a touch of fine glitter to the dandelions just for a bit of sparkle ......

and finished off with one of the sentiments from the set

You may of already seen the next one on Friday's Blog post (I sneaked one in early ... ooops!) It was done using the same stamps ...... but a totally different look ....

One of my favourites now ...... Perfectly Succulent  This is so cute!!
Great little images to use in aperture cards maybe ....

Use dies or punches to make your apertures ......

The images are so easy to colour ......

I used foam pads to give a bit more dimension.
All of the words are from the stamp set too .... love this font!

Don't just keep your stamps for the front of your cards .... use them on the inside too

How about this for a bit of fun .......

Sorry .... I couldn't resist adding the googly eyes!

He dances too ..... a little piece of folded acetate to make a sort of spring ...... love it!

Mix and match your stamp sets ..... they all work so well together

The words are from Smile! and look, there's those Succulents again ......

I think I need to treat myself to a new pot of Clear embossing powder .... this one has been contaminated with a little bit of white I think  ...... ooops!

Back to CAS, and another leftover piece of card ... stenciled this time, but perfect for using with the new Smile words

Sometimes a simple word says it all .....

Why not make tags too .....

Still with me?  Great ...... three more sets to go!

Next up is Born to Be Wild ..... how about this for all those men in your life, or kids designs, especially teenagers I think.

Go wild with your backgrounds ...... I used Distress Stains here, straight from the bottle.  Simply remove the top, and smash the sponge (technical term there) down onto your cardstock to get these great splatters .... love it (Top Tip ...... don't wear your best t-shirt when you're doing this ...... !!)

I did stamp the zebra first and created a mask before I added the colour ..... just look at that face!

Another aperture card ...... with another crazy background

Various colours of Distress Oxides just splattered onto the background using an old paintbrush ..... easy and fun to do!

An aperture cut in the front for the lion to peep through whilst the card is closed .....

And then when you open it up .....

Open it up again and there's more on the inside too ......

You can tell I love the whole of this new release .... each set is so much fun to use.

And it's never too early to make a start on those Christmas cards you know .......

Pretty sparkly snowflakes from the Let it Snow set ....... love white ink on Kraft card.

And a really cute CAS design using Merry Kissmas

Phew!!  We made it to the end.  Congratulations if you're still with me ...... I hope you like what you've seen.  How long is the shopping list?

Time to hop along and catch up with the rest of the DT ..... and don't forget about the prizes up for grabs.

Here's how to win ......

  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • Follow the links below to the HLS post and the rest of the DT posts and leave comments there too
  • The Blog Hop will run for 1 week ..... from 12th March @ 6am AEST (that's 8pm 11th March GMT) until 6am on the 19th March AEST (that's 8pm on March 18th GMT)
  • Have fun and enjoy!

There's a whopping 10 prizes up for grabs.  ALL the winners will be chosen randomly, and you MUST comment on ALL of the Blogs involved in the Hop

Happy Hopping!!

Linda (you are here)

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and the Blog Hop.

It's been Mother's Day today in the UK  so a very Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely mum's out there.  I hope you've all had a fabulous day.
I was treated to a lovely Sunday lunch out with the whole family.  Now it's time to put my feet up, relax,and enjoy one of my birthday presents ........


Cheerio until next time ....


  1. Fabulous array of cards, very creative and what great new stamps. Love the gin too x

  2. Oooh these are all fabulous! I especially love your giraffe card with those gorgeous ink splatters!

  3. I love the Born to
    be Wild card, such
    a neat design. And
    the snowflake one
    is so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  4. OMG!! Such awesome cards, so much inspiration I got :)

  5. Fantastic cards. Lovely way how to use the stamp sets together.
    Lovely greetings Michelle ( DT sister)

  6. Wow, I love your succulents cards! .... I think I NEED TO HAVE this stamp set! Ouh!!! And your zebra card is wonderful with the big colourful splatters! Wow!
    Thank you for sharing your ideas.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  7. Wow wow...what a lovely array of cards💕❤️💓. So inspiring 💕😍

  8. I loved reading your post. The cards are absolutely stunning

  9. Great ideas for all those lovely stamps - I love the elegant mistletoe card

  10. Me he enamorado de todas tus postales, son una auténtica maravilla y me llenan de inspiración

  11. An amazing creative array of cards! Love the dandelion set and especially the addition of glitter!

  12. love all the cards know that is seen yours the catus i like was not feeling it till know . I hope you had a great Mothers Day

  13. All of your cards are so special, Linda! I love the clever use of the cactus stamp set and the second multi-coloured dandelion card. Thanks so much for inspiring us!

  14. Beautiful cards with the new stamp sets!
    Thank you for the inspirations!

  15. Great cards, Linda! Your treatment of the backgrounds make each stamp set very unique!

  16. Fabulous cards Linda! Love all the different techniques you have used and will have to try them! Googly eyes on the cactus - brilliant. Fine glitter on the dandelions - excellent! Gorgeous CAS Mistletoe card!

  17. Oh my goodness.. Your every card made me go woww...! Cacti look adorable in those windows and that zebra.. magnificient!

  18. Wow - this is a brilliant showcase of the new sets. Love the Born to be Wild cards, especially the Zebra one! Great work.

  19. Wow, all your cards are awesome and inspirational. The cactus cards are so cute and the background colors of zebra card is eye-catching.

  20. LOVE your cards! My fave is the "Have a wild birthday" with the splashes of color around the zebra. So FUN! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  21. Very clever designs of the cactus stamp set! Love it!

  22. Fabulous samples Linda, I love the gorgeous zebra with those lovely bright colours in the background! Hope you have a good week. xxx

  23. Beautiful cards Linda, I love your style! 😍xx

  24. Happy birthday! I hope you got a chance to enjoy your present! What a great feast of all your cards. The wiggly eyes on the cactus made me smile. I love the splash of color behind the zebra. I really am having a difficult time deciding which of these sets is my favorite. Thanks for sharing all your lovely designs!

  25. GASP! Talk about an array of impressive showcases, Linda! You have rocked this release! Crushing over them all, but must say, the zebra, paired with the vibrant bursts of colour, truly is 'smashing'! Oh...and the succulents...truly delightful, too!

  26. Amazing ideas and cards. I love the lion card!!

  27. You've created some wonderful samples for the new release, Linda. Love the colours you've used and the various techniques.

  28. Beautiful cards, Linda! I especially love those dandelions.

  29. Amazing selection of cards, thanks for the inspiration. I love the googly eyes on the cactus, great idea and really make me smile. xx

  30. Wow great projects!! So fun to see how you showcase the new stamps!!

  31. Such lovely cards Linda! I love the dandelion cards! Especially the second dandelion card. So so pretty.

  32. Great inspiration from a fabulous new release. I really love the dandelion cards.

  33. Great inspiration. I particularly like the Merry Kissmas mistletoe. Hope you enjoyed the gin. Do tell if it's a good one. Always looking for recommendations ;)

  34. Wow! So many wonderful cards!! Love them all!

  35. Amazing cards... Though each one is pretty enough, the succulents here stole my heart... Loved the cas way you have used them ❤️❤️

  36. awesome cards from a great set release. love them bunches.

  37. looks like you had lots of creative fun making these beautiful cards
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

  38. Well I had a great time making it all the way to the end - your cards were well worth it! I'm a new follower now - I love your energy and how you described your cards, it sounds like you really enjoyed making each and every one! My mum was born and raised in England! We had a hard time when in the US we celebrate Mums in May - in the UK, March, so she got both! TFS!

  39. Wow Linda, a whole bunch of stunning cards. I am glad I don't have to pick one I like most because I like them all! I love all the beautiful new stamps, all of them are so versatile. Thanks for all your time and effort.

  40. The googly eyes on the cactus are crazy fun!
    Love all your pretty cards. The snowflakes on
    kraft is really lovely, too.

  41. WOW ! Stunning showcase for a fabulous new release. Love your beautiful designs for each one, so inspiring! My fav is your gorgeous dandelions over this striking blue background!

  42. The zebra is a hoot! And the dandelion is awesome!

  43. Wow! Love all of your very creative, fabulous cards. The 2nd dandelion card is just beautiful Thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas.

  44. Lovely! Loved the HLS March release.. I personally loved Smile

  45. Gorgeous cards. Love the sparkly dandelions and the zebra with the multicolour splats. Cool. Hugz

  46. Such a beautiful samples for the new release. Loved it!

  47. Gorgeous set of cards for the new release. Marlene


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