Saturday, 3 December 2016

HLS December CAS Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the HLS December CAS Challenge.  Thanks to all that entered last month's Metal / Faux Metal CAS Challenge.  The winners will be announced on December 10.

Did you know that we are already planning the next HLS retreat in the UK? If you are thinking you would like to join us in November 2017, please check out all the details HERE and register your interest. There will be TWO retreat locations in 2017! Manchester and Swindon. Plenty of ladies have already secured their spots so make sure you don't miss out!

Here's this month's challenge ...

Pick your favourite technique or product you used from the past eleven CAS Challenges. Please share why it's your favourite or any tips you learnt while doing it.

Below is a list of our previous challenges.

Please remember to keep your cards CAS.

At Happy Little Stampers, CAS (clean and simple) is defined as

- one main focal point
- lots of open (no pattern) space
- minimal layers
- minimal embellishments

Here is the inspiration from the Design Team -

(Previous challenge - Inlaid Die Cuts
and using HLS Birthday Friends)

(Previous challenge - Ghosting Technique
and using HLS Christmas Joy)

(Previous challenges Masking & Watercolour Spritz
and using HLS Butterfly Birthday)

(Previous challenges Masking & Ghosting
and using HLS Christmas Joy)

(Previous Challenge Stencil Monoprint
and using HLS Simply Said)

(Previous challenge - Watercolour Spritz)

(Previous challenge - Masking)

(Previous challenge - Watercolor Spritz)

Tutorials - 


Stamping with Embossing Folders

Faux Mother of Pearl

Stencil Monoprint

Inlaid Die Cuts




Watercolour Spritz

Emobssing on Vellum

Metal / Faux Metal

That's a LOT of inspiration for you PLUS heaps of tutorials on how to use these awesome techniques/products.

Come join in the fun and link up your Favourite Technique or Product CAS cards below.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

HLS December CASE the Designer

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers! Each month we provide you with 5 exciting challenges to play along with. We hope to inspire you!

The 1st of the month kicks off our CASE the Designer Challenge. Over the last 11 months you have had many different designs to choose from. This month, we would like you to choose one of the cards from June - October that inspires you the most. Below you will find a recap of those cards from the designers of each particular month. You may find that you are inspired by more than one designer so please enter as many times as you like!

Here are the cards for your choosing -

June - using HLS Mix Mash





It is a wonderful selection to choose from!

Link up as many times as you like!

Over to you!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

HLS Craft Retreat 2017

Happy little stampers weekend craft retreat

expressions of interest

It is that time again! Time to start thinking about whether you would like to come to the next HLS Craft Retreat.

In 2017 I will be trekking back to the UK for not one but TWO retreats. That's right! You will have two locations to choose from.

The Details:

When: October or November 2017
Where: Retreats to be held in Swindon and Manchester
Cost: Approximately £300 - £400 with options for single and twin accommodation


Accommodation - Single or Twin Room
Morning and Afternoon Tea
Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Free Parking
Free Wifi

Craft Sessions
Private meeting room
Welcome Gift Pack
Shopping opportunities

(Please be aware that everything is tentative at the moment but there shouldn't be too many changes)

If you would like to express your interest to come to the next HLS Craft Retreat, please fill in the contact form found HERE. Please state which retreat you are interested in – Swindon or Manchester

Numbers are limited and will sell fast. 

A £100 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot. Payment plans will be available.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Happy Little Stampers New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to an exciting post here at Happy Little Stampers! We have a new release (as if you didn't already know...) and we want to inspire you by showing you all different ways of using our new stamps. 

We have 6 new sets to introduce to you and we think you are going to love them. 

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 below 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 be assured you are in the draw. You have 1 week (until the 28th of November 12pm AEST) to complete the hop.

Happy Little Stampers (you are here)

If you start somewhere else in the list other than the beginning, don't despair! All our designers will have the list on their personal blogs so we make sure you won't miss a thing.

Here is a closer look at the individual sets -




Ready for some inspiration? Here we go!

(Don't forget to comment below to be included in the prize draw)

Friday, 18 November 2016

Winners - October Challenges

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in our challenges here at Happy Little Stampers! It is time to announce our winners for the October Challenges!

Congratulations Darnell!

Congratulations to our Favourites!

Congratulations Dana!

Congratulations to our favourites!

Congratulations Robyn!

Congratulations to our Favourites!

Congratulations Zelda!

Congratulations to our Favourites!

Congratulations Jana!

Congratulations to our Favourites!

All our WINNERS have won a $15 gift certificate to Happy Little Stampers. Please email me at within 5 days to claim your prize. 

Congratulations! Thank you for joining us each month. We love seeing what you create.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

HLS November Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Phew! Welcome back. Have you seen all our challenges for the month of November so far? There is plenty of inspiration for everyone and plenty of ways to win goodies from Happy Little Stampers.

Don't forget that you can link up as many times as you like and also combine the challenges if possible.

We are up to our

That's right! Create anything you like but make sure you use dies!

Here is the inspiration from the Design Team

(using HLS Everyday Sentiments)

We can't wait to see what you come up with!