Wednesday, 1 March 2017

HLS March Watercolour Challenge

Welcome back!!!! Wow, you are certainly loving the challenges here at Happy Little Stampers and we LOVE seeing you play along. Thank you for your support :)

Last month our watercolour challenge went to the next level beating out January's number of entries. Let's see if we can lift the bar even higher!

This is our theme for this challenge -

Get watercolouring and create anything you like!! You also have the choice to play along with our optional twist. What is smooshing? Here are some tutorials to help you along -

We have an awesome Guest Designer this month!! Please welcome Linda by visiting her blog :)

Here we go with our inspiration for you -

(using HLS Especially For You)

(Using HLS Thinking of YouEspecially for You and MISTI tool)

(Using HLS Rainy Days)

(Using HLS Doodled Flowers)

Here is a recap of the HLS goodies the DT have used - SHOP HERE



Daler Rowney - Aquafine Watercolour Paper  

We are proud to announce that we have a new shopping website! 
Exclusive for our Australian customers - Afterpay - buy now and pay later!

We have also had to make changes to our shipping costs which also affects our discount coupons for our winners - here is a rundown of those changes -

Changes to shipping when purchasing at HLS

As of February 2017, there have been some changes made to the shipping system for international orders. Orders are generally shipped as a 'letter' because of the size and weight of the the stamp sets. This has kept the postage costs to a minimum. Sending goods as a 'letter' meant there is no way to track the item. Unfortunately there have been a number of orders 'lost' in the mail and HLS has happily replaced these orders at no cost to the customer. The time has come where it is not viable to keep doing so. PLUS, HLS is now stocking larger items which makes it hard for the system to correctly calculate the postage costs for actual international parcels.

Hence, the changes to the shipping costs. When you purchase at HLS from now on, there are capped shipping rates. For Australian customers it is $10 but spend over $60 and get free shipping. For New Zealand customers it is $20 but spend over $100 and get free shipping. For the rest of the world it is $25 but spend over $120 and get free shipping.

This also means that I have had to rethink the way that I issue prizes for our wonderful followers. It isn't quite fair that you receive a $15 gift certificate, live in the UK (for example), and have to pay $25 in shipping so your goods can be tracked.

So, the end result is -

Have you been announced a winner for one of our monthly challenges?
  • Email me at within 5 days to claim your prize. Within your email, please let me know if you live in either Australia, NZ, or the rest of the world.
  • You will receive a gift certificate to spend at the shop to the amount of $20AUD (not including shipping)
  • Your shipping costs will be capped at $5AUD.
  • Your prize can only be applied to stamp sets.
  • Having the shipping capped at $5 means that you will not receive tracking for your order. HLS will not be liable for any undelivered or lost mail.


  1. Thank you for another fun challenge. Loved Kylie's video and will be trying out the selective Brusho paint technique soon. Awesome inspiration from all of the team too x

  2. Thank you to the DT for their colourful and inspirational posts, it's great to be joining you. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  3. Thank you for another fun challenge! Love all DT creatios!! :o)

  4. I love how varied all the DT inspiration is x

  5. Beautiful inspiration from the team and Linda...Thank you x

  6. Magnificent DT inspiration creations! Thank you!! Congratulations to Linda for guest designing!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. thank you ladies! So many beautiful cards!

  8. Great DT inspiration, loving all that smooshing, had fun playing along!


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