Sunday, 19 May 2019

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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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Teeny Tiny Daisy Birthday Card

I've been playing with some retiring products this week - finally I have some crafting time available....
I love this little daisy punch and had fun putting together a few elements that were sitting on my desk.

I spritzed the shimmery white paper before cutting out the leaf stems. The adhesive sheets make this part a dream. I used the full strength Clover marker to colour a few random leaves darker just for a highlight.

I posted another card using these punches yesterday, you can check it out too
I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz


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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

White on White and soft pastels for JAI

At last I have met a few deadlines with various projects/work/family commitments and have finally found a little bit of time for creating again- feels good!!!


So I took some inspiration from Just Add Ink #456 this week. I do love white on white and have a few projects I need to create so this was a good starting point. I also used the sketch from CASe this Sketch #321, and some retiring punches  which haven't seen as much use as I would have predicted.

Soft Sea Foam is such a beautiful I think and I wanted to keep it to only one other colour so it worked well for the background and for the leaves.
I simply watercoloured a scrap to punched out the leaves. I was going to use the flower centres too but decided on pearls instead. I have so many gorgeous embellishments that I end up hoarding them so this used quite a few!!
Here's how to make the daisies.





I also used a new set Parcels and Petals  for the sentiment and the inside, and I love the soft look it gives. The floral border reminds me of the Art Deco feel and I just spent some time in Napier so maybe that influenced my purchase! - looking forward to playing with this more.
I'll have a few more samples using these punches in the  next few days so be sure and follow me by email to see them when those pages get posted.
These cute little punches are only available while stocks last until June 3 so if you would like your own set click the "Shop Now" button to get your own set.

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

cheers, Liz
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