CTC#229 Sad Farewell to a great RETIRING PUNCH

Welcome back for your Sunday night craft inspiration. Time to look at retiring punches and what the team has made with them this week.
I rarely sell off my retired punches and this season will be the same.
I am sad to see quite a few of them retire but I do have a soft spot for the mini punches so I've created a little flower birthday card using the punches that form part of the bold bright Happiness Blooms suite, although my card incorporates the soft new gorgeous colour Seaside Spray.

I have to confess I haven't used these as much as I should have but they really are sweet.

I've used the tiny daisy punch from the set and punched out a whole pile of these- it's a great way to use up scraps. There's 3 different flower shapes in this set and one which punches both a leaf and a flower centre.

I have used something old- the punch, 
something new - the beautiful Sea Spry ink and cardstock,
something borrowed - time
and something blue- the beautiful new ribbon.

I love the little blue enamel dots, I will miss them too.

The background is Call Me Clover and Shimmer paint with alcohol in a spritzer using the brickwork stencil. I had planned to use white embossing paste but turns out dehydrated paste won't work!! -Guess I'll just have to place another order!!
I also spritzed another scrap of Whisper white and used this to punch out the leaves.I also added some Seaside Spray dots from the fabulous Butterfly Beauty Abounds set- I'm glad this is not retiring.

I have 2 other samples from earlier this week using some more of the tiny daisies. You can see those projects in previous posts.

Don't forget we love to see what new project you create using the same guidelines that we have. Pop a photo on our Facebook page and if your design is chosen you may end up as a guest designer with the team. Have fun!

There's so much inspiration on this bloghop, and it's a sad farewell but cruise around all the designers for more ideas, Next this week is Kathyrn

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"
cheers, Liz

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  1. Love love love. ❤️❤️❤️ What a stunning project. Gorgeous colours, love the ribbon detail, love the super sweet daisies, love the spritzing in the background. So beautiful.

  2. What a cute card Liz, and the blue is so very pretty. I don't have the punch, but I can understand why you'll hang onto it.

  3. This is sooooo pretty, Liz. Those colours work beautifully together and the little flowers are the sweetest.

  4. These little mini-daisies are gorgeous! So sweet. Thanks for the tips on how to create them.

  5. Oh wow Liz, I just love your card. The colours work so well together and your little daisies are super cute.


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