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Retiring items blog hop with Janet Wakeland

Hello and welcome! I am super excited to be joining this Retiring Blog Hop hosted by Janet Wakeland - I admire her so much, not only her paper crafting, but her photography, one day I hope to be able to take amazing nature shots too!

This is always a strange time of year with mixed emotions - joy at the new stamp sets and products coming in the new catalogue, but sadness as it's time to say goodbye to some our our much love sets.

Today I am showcasing the retiring Flying Home set, inspired by my daughter love animals, she is always pointing out birds when we are out, and she has a special friend at Grandmas - here she is with "Happy"

My first card also highlights 2 of my loves = pink and pastels. I coloured the image with Stampin Blends, but you could easily use many other mediums - watercolour pencils, aqua painter or Stampin Markers

I layered the image on Pink Pirouette, also retiring, and added some "bling" with retiring Bakers Twine - if you can be "bow challenged" Bakers Twine is perfect, I find it very forgiving, and it has helped me progress with my bow tying.

For my second card I used more vibrant colours, and changed up the design with the Vertical Greetings stamp (not retiring, yay), and added Old Olive Bakers Twine.

Grab a cuppa and continue through the hop, I'm sure that you will pick up loads of inspiration from all the projects, you are currently visiting Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot, continue your way through the list to see other retiring products

So if you really like the Flying Home set the Basic Black or Old Olive Bakers twine or anything Pink Pirouette now is the time - only available while stocks last or til 31st May.

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Got some items still on your wish list, or just need to stock up? Click above to see if any of your favourite products are retiring - get them now, or you may miss out! 

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  1. Lovely cards. I love the color combinations you chose for each card. :)

  2. Such sweet cards, and your granddaughter is precious!

  3. I love your peek of Crumb Cake on the Vertical Greeting card! Both of these sweet cards remind me that this is another set that I will miss.

  4. Great projects Sue and I am sorry to see these retiring products go. I guess we all dislike seeing some of our favourites retire. Thanks for sharing

  5. Cute card, love the pastels and the simplicity but very classy look.

  6. Great cards - I definitely haven't used that set enough!

  7. Pretty cards Sue. Your colouring is gorgeous too. TFS


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