Sunday, 20 November 2016

Happy Little Stampers Cards for the New Launch Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Happy Little Stampers new release Blog Hop! Why not grab a cuppa and settle down with us for a while.

We are celebrating the release of 6 gorgeous new stamp sets from Happy Little Stampers and a whole host of designers have tons of inspiration to share with you.

By joining us throughout our blog hop, you have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the HLS shop! Wow! All you have to do is work your way through the hop list and comment on each of the blogs. A random winner will be drawn from all those that comment. Make sure you visit ALL of them because that's the only way to be assured you are in the draw. You have 1 week (until the 28th of November 12pm AEST) to complete the hop.

I am going to be highlighting a couple of the sets - so let's get down to it.

My first card uses Especially For You

I used the beautiful flower from the set and embossed it a couple of times with white embossing powder before colouring them with my new Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens.

The sentiments are from the previously released Everyday Sentiments set, and I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die before layering it up, and finishing it off with a few glitter gems.

My next card used the spray of flowers from the Especially For you set. This time I cut an oval shaped mask and and placed it on a panel of card which I cut with a stitched rectangle die.

I stamped the flowers round the edge of the mask with black ink, then removed it and coloured the flowers with the same markers. I die cut a thin oval frame of yellow card to highlight the centre of the oval and stamped the greetings which came from the Rainy Days stamp set.

I used the pens to add little dots around the sentiment, then layered up the card on some fun foam and used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in the flower centres to finish it off.

Next I used the cute cloud and sun stamp from the Rainy Days stamp set. I stamped the cloud onto a stitched rectangle of card and also stamped and cut a mask from a full stick post it note.

I masked off the cloud and then used my Clarity stencil brush to brush on a few colours of blue distress ink over the entire panel. I removed the mask and coloured using the Illustrator pens, before stamping a few raindrops which I covered with a glaze pen to make them look like water.

The sentiment is from the same set, and I simply finished off by using some sparkle pen on the sun and layering the panel up with fun foam.

My final card used the butterfly from the Especially For You set. I took black card and added some Pixie Powders in Firework Burst and Silver Dream, before spraying with water to create a background.

Once the card was dry, I cut a postage panel with a Sizzix die and stamped and embossed a rectangle in the centre with silver embossing powder. On another piece of the card, I stamped and embossed the large butterfly and also a small one from the previously released Thinking of You set, and I fussy cut and shaped them.

I stamped and embossed a couple of the sentiments from the set, added the butterflies and then layered the panel on to some silver mirri card, before placing it onto the base card.

Well that's it from me, but if you are following the hop in order, you now need to visit the fabulous Susan Renshaw

Don't worry if you get lost because here is a list of all the participants

Carol Steedman you are here

and you have a full week to visit everyone.

Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. Love those purple daisies Carol. :)

  2. Wow what an amazing collection of cards Carol. The daisy is the first on my list of mist haves along with the silhouettes but never eould have thought to use the little flowers the way you have on the second card. So clever and so pretty, love it. Love them all. Ned to become a follower love your style

  3. What a beautiful set of cards, Carol! All are beautiful, but the first card made with my heart beat faster. I love the wonderful mix of colors in the daisies, and they look like real osteospermum :-))
    BożenA xx

  4. goodness Carol, you have been busy and I LOVE them all! I love the mix of the new and old stamps. Your colouring is amazing, you are definitely the masking queen, and the sparkle on the last card is sensational! xx

  5. These cards are so beautiful and precious. Love the flower color.
    Greetings Michelle

  6. Wow Carol, these are all stunning! Beautiful coloring and awesome layouts!

  7. Oh Carol what a delightful showcase of the new stamps. I am, of course, totally hooked on the purple and pink anniversary card. But then your use of the flower srays on your second card is genius, the blues on your rainy day card is superb and the blackboard sparkle of your last card is amazing too!

  8. A beautiful collection of cards .... love them all but my favourite is those daisies .... just gorgeous!! xx

  9. I absolutely love the variations in your designs here and the beautiful coloring on the top two cards really catch my eye!! What a beautiful job you've done with these sets!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. My Word Carol you have been busy with these wonderful stamps. They are all equally brilliant cards!! xx

  11. Love these cards Carol but the first is top with those flowers and your white embossing...fabulous!

  12. Wow all your cards are awesome!Such great ideas!

  13. Wow, all your cards are amazing Carol! So beautiful they all are, I'm in awe at how beautiful they are! But it is the first one that I have fallen in love with. Love how your did the flowers on this one. You have showcased these stamps very well! Hugs, Brenda

  14. amazing cards!! they are all so elegant. I love your choice of colors (for the mats and the coloring of the images). The coloring of the flowers in the first card, with the pink and purple is stunning!! love your work. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh Carol, what gorgeous creations to highlight those stamps ... you've done an amazing job and every one is absolutely beautiful!

  16. A gorgeous assortment of cards! The butterfly, in particular, sees me swooning! You've done Kylie proud in showcasing her products with such style and finesse!

  17. Wow such a diverse range of cards...all so beautiful. Love the daisies coloured with the SNoirs.

  18. What an incredible collection of beautiful cards!!! Your first one is my favorite, your flowers are so sweet.

  19. Fantastic set of cards!! So beautiful!!

  20. These are all so very pretty! Great use of the new images. Hugs, Autumn

  21. Fabulous collection of cards!
    Love the colouring of the first two and the use of masking in the second!

  22. the shading on the flowers is so pretty.
    Love the butterfly on the black background.
    All of the cards were great.
    thanks for sharing.

  23. Welcome to the New year cards. Send Beautiful and amazing New Year Card & enjoy this time with friends and family to make celebrations on this new year.


Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Carol x


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