Sunday, 20 September 2015

Happy Little Stampers First Release Blog Hop!

Hi there

I'm so lucky to be on the Design Team for Happy Little Stampers and I'm pleased to share the news that they are celebrating the first release of their stamps with a blog hop!


Here's the all important info for you...




You'll need to comment on the HLS blog, and then continue on to each Designer.  You must comment on all the blogs in the hop to be eligible for prizes.

You should have come to me from the lovely Sue's blog.  If you've lost your way, don't worry, just pop back to the Happy Little Stampers blog and continue through the hop from there.

The hop will run for one week, which should give you enough time to visit each of the Designers, discover their creations and leave comments for a chance of winning some fantastic prizes.


THE PRIZES!


GRAND PRIZE

One lucky commenter (selected at random) will win the whole release!  That's four sets of stamps with a value of AUD$69.

MINOR PRIZES

Four lucky commenters (selected at random) will win a gift certificate to the HLS store!



The first card I'm sharing was created using the Mixed Christmas Sentiments set...




I die cut a square from some white cardstock and arranged lots of the different sentiments in varying directions on the die cut.  I then adhered all of these to an acrylic block to hold their positions.  I stamped the holly leaves and berries from a set in my stash in the corner and then removed the static from the surface using a powder tool.  I then stamped two of the images in Versamark and heat embossed in platinum EP, then stamped two more of the images and heat embossed in silver EP, and then finished off with the three remaining sentiments and heat embossed in gold EP.  I adhered the square to a card front on 3D foam and then added some clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the berries.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments; Clearly Besotted - Holiday Sentiments
  • Ink: Versa Color - Evergreen and Cardinal; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Platinum, Metallic Silver and Metallic Gold Rich
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear; Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this card at the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers - September Christmas Challenge - Holly
Sweet Stampin' - Emboss It
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #327 - Your Favourite Occasion
Just Add Ink - Challenge #280 - Glimmer
Crafty Catz - Challenge #293 - Special Occasion
Simply Create Too - Challenge #94 - Early Holiday Wishes



My second card uses the Bold Birthday Sentiments set...




I removed the static from my cardstock panel with a powder tool and then stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiments and a selection of the stars from the same set in VersaMark before heat embossing with white EP.  I then did some ink smooshing with some Distress Inks and water, drying in between each colour.  I then flicked some water droplets over the surface and removed a little of the colour with a paper towel.  The panel was popped up on 3D foam onto the card base.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Bold Birthday Sentiments
  • Ink: Versamark; Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

I'd like to enter this card at the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes



I hope you're enjoying the hop and that my cards have given you some inspiration.  This is a great first release with lots of essentials. All the Designers have loved creating with them and I hope we have been able to show you the versatility of all these sets.

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Carol, here.


Here is the full list of Designers in case you get lost along the way...


Thanks so much for popping by.  I hope you are having fun along the hop and good luck with the prizes!


58 comments:

  1. WOW WOW! That Chritmas card with the embossed sentiments is just Wow. I LOVE your ink smooshing over the birthday sentiments. Proud day for me right here :) xx

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  2. Oh Anita these cards are just GORGEOUS! Thanks for wonderful inspiration!

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  3. Beautifully done, Anita. I love the smooshed background.

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  4. Wow!
    These are fabulous!
    Love your shiny embossing and watercolor!

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  5. Everything fits together perfectly. The longer I look at the sets of stamps, the more I'd like to have them! So many wonderful possibilities of their using ...
    Your-cards are very beautiful.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  6. Gorgeous pair of cards, Anita! I absolutely love the mixed sentiments and the mixed finishes you created and arranged!

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  7. Oh, I absolutely love the mixed sentiments and the finishes you gave them...beautiful arrangement!

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  8. Beautiful cards! Love them both!!

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  9. I love the arrangement and shine of the Christmas sentiments, Anita! So elegant! Love the birthday card too! Bright and fun!

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  10. Oh these are so pretty!! Love the embossing on the first and the background is fabulous on the second card!! Great design!

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  11. Gorgeous cards ..... I love the Christmas one, such a clever idea! xx

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  12. Wow!! Two amazing cards. Thanks for the info on how you embossed the different colours for your sentiment card. It looks amazing!! And I LOVE your smooshed card ... the colours are so beautiful and vibrant. Great job showcasing the Happy Little Stampers first release!! xx

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  13. Great subway art!!!! Love your samples!

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  14. I love the Christmas embossed card! The birthday card is fabulous as well. Love the distress look.

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  15. Awesome cards, Anita! Love embossed sentiment on grunge background!

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  16. I love the different colors of embossing powder you used on the Christmas card, which makes it very pretty. And the coloring you did on the birthday card is awesome!

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  17. Two beautiful cards! Love the gorgeous colors in the birthday card and love the way you heat embossed the Christmas sentiments with different embossing powders.

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  18. The embossing is really lovely! So creative.

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  19. Gorgeous cards Anita - love them:) xx

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  20. What a cool way to use the sentiment set and wow to funky background x

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  21. Lovely cards Anita! I love the crisp embossing on the first one and the creative background on the second - so creative.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  22. Beautiful cards. Thanks for ideas.

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  23. I love love love how you arranged the sentiments and then made a little square out of it.. what a clever idea.. great job on both the cards... xx

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  24. TOTALLY awesome makes both of them

    Just hopped in and about to follow your link to hop to the next blog

    Kathyk

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  25. Gorgeous creations, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  26. Beautiful cards Anita! the second card is a total beauty.

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  27. Hey Anita! Such wonderful showcase of cards...LOVE the second one with all the splatters and the CAS style of the first! Thanks for the hop :)
    Suchi xx

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  28. What great cards.Love your use of colors.

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  29. LOVE the embossing on the card and that awesome sprayed background...two stunning and classy creations.xx
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  30. Both cards are lovely but I love the sparkle and watercolour background of your second card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday

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  31. Please pick me. Hugs, Nellie,

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  32. Two lovely cards Anita. I like the birthday card and how you used the small icons from the stamp set, which I had not noticed.

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  33. Both cards are lovely but the Xmas card is fab!!
    Val x

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  34. I love your creativity using these new stamps. I particularly like how you used so many sentiments in the Chirstmas card. I sure would love doing this technique in the future.

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  35. Two gorgeous cards Anita...love the elegance of the first. Carol x

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  36. You really know how to make these sentiments the star of the show, Anita! Love both cards!
    I have this whole release on my wishlist, so I'm crossing my fingers AND toes :)

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  37. Love your heat EB sentiments. TFS both your cards Anita.

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  38. Lovely cards Anita. The multi sentiment stamping on your first is such a great look. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  39. Just love how you have used the sentiments for the Christmas card, looks brilliant with the different embossing powders. Amd the birthday card looks wonderful with the colours you used.

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  40. What a fabulous duo of cards you’ve created, each one ever so pretty! I’m crushing over the the sentiments! Your embossing is so eye-catching and the smooshed background...oh my! I so want to learn to smoosh but so far: no luck! Maybe it will work for me one of these days! Your showcases are making clear this set - actaually all the sets - are ‘must haves’!
    Hugs~c

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  41. A fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  42. Both are gorgeous, Anita! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Love the design and embossing on your first card, but the second card is my favorite; great background!! Have a colourfull week!

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  44. Wow, both cards are so pretty but the birthday card is my favorite! Beautiful use of watercolors!
    Thanks so much for joining the fun over at Seize the Birthday!
    Anni

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  45. Still have to try creating a collage using a selection of sentiments, but I can only hope it will turn out as pretty as yours. Love the mix of metal embossing powders plus the pop of colour. Also love that background on your birthday card.

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

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  47. Love the design you've created with the arsenal of the new Mixed Christmas sentiments. What a lovely look with the sparkle of the gold & silver embossing, and don't you love the versatility of the sizes & fonts? The bold & bright holly added such a splash of color in the corner. Love the design, and the way you've used these stamps. TFS & Thanks for playing the October HLS Christmas Challenge.

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  48. I love the variety of metalics on the Christmas card, Anita, and the background on the birthday card is so festive.

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  49. Your first card is very festive with the gold and silver and the second so fun and creative and full of happiness!
    Hugs from stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  50. The metallic embossed Christmas sentiments are fantastic. Great idea! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  51. Lovely cards.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.

    Susan

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  52. Gorgeous cards - the Christmas card is so elegant!

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  53. your background on the second card looks amazing love it so much
    and the silver and gold together so clever!!
    lovely post...lovely cards

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  54. Beautiful cards! I love the holiday one... so elegant!

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  55. wow! so much inspiration here. Thank you !

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