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ESAD Blog Hop – Retiring List

Good Evening!  

Hope you are well and have had a lovely weekend.  We have a treat for you tonight .. a few of the girls from the ESAD group have got together to highlight some of the retiring products for you so sit back and click through the blog hop and enjoy what the girls have made. 
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Today I have used a few of my favourites that are retiring and have made this little card set for you  …
Set1This little box is made using the Envelope Punch Board with a belly band made with Park Lane DSP and the images on top are from the lovely set Kind and Cozy.  Now dont stress the Envelope Punch Board is not retiring – love that thing! 

The Belly Band slips off and the box contains four sweet cards … 
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I had lots of fun making these cards and got a little sentimental knowing that these sets only have a few weeks left. 

First set I wanted to highlight is Pleasant Poppies …
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This card uses these retiring products – Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Itty Bitty Framelits, Park Lane DSP.  I enjoyed Watercolouring these poppies for you.

With the start of a new catalogue there are always new Hostess Sets so I always know that the current Hostess Sets will retire and the Bloom with Hope Set was one of my must haves …
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This card was cased by one done by my dear friend Debbie Blake.  She’d set a watercolouring challenge while I was away at Convention and I loved it so much I just had to make one when I got home.   Retiring Set – Bloom with Hope. 

Now if you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I love two-step stamping and I’m going to be sad to see the gorgeous Stippled Blossoms go ….
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I love these roses! This image just pops as soon as you do the second stamp!  Something else I’m going to miss immensely is the 2013-2015 In Colours and especially Coastal Cabana so I had to give it one last hurrah – who knows I might even sneak in another before it’s gone for good.   Retiring Products – Stippled Blossoms, For You, Coastal Cabana. 

Now here’s something a little different with Stippled Blossoms … 
SuedeBlossomI saw this card online a while ago and thought oh yes I have to do that.  I love the simplicity of this card and how even though it’s a 2-step stamp set you can still do elegant with just the top stamps.   This card is super quick and super easy and really could be for any occasion at all.  Retiring Products –  Stippled Blossoms, Bloom with Hope Hostess set, Naturals White Cardstock. 

I do hope you’ve like today’s project and the cards and has given you some ideas for some of the sets you’ve got or were thinking of getting from the retiring list. Now remember some items are up to 50% off so dont leave it too long or you might miss out. 

Now your next stop in the blog hop is with Donna Chapman and I know you’ll love what she and the rest of the girls have made.  Now should you get lost along the way or there is a link that doesnt work here is the list of all those involved … 

Now be sure you stop and give the girls some ‘love’ by leaving a comment on their posts. 

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte …. 
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10 Comments

  • Reply Narelle

    What a beautiful range of cards. I love the Stippled Blossoms, they are my favourite.

    18 May, 2015 at 1:00 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Narelle <3 Yep Stippled Blossoms is definitely a favourite here

      18 May, 2015 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Sandi MacIver

    Lovely cards from a lovely lady, we are missing you badly on the trip my friend….

    18 May, 2015 at 4:28 am
    • Reply Leonie

      Oh Sandi you dont know how much I missed being there with you all especially after making the last two … gotta get on that boat to the Mediterranean! Thanks for your sweet comments x

      18 May, 2015 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Richelle

    Beautiful cards Leonie! (as always!) Love the belly band with the box too!

    18 May, 2015 at 1:46 am
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Richelle – you are too kind. You know I struggled with what to put on that belly band and it hit me in bed round 3am haha – always the way

      18 May, 2015 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Kelly Kent

    I love the idea of a retiring card set – the recipient is one lucky person! So many gorgeous flowers on their way out. Can’t wait to see what you do with the new ones!

    18 May, 2015 at 1:02 am
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Kelly … undecided on who to give this set to yet. Looking forward to playing with my new stuff!

      18 May, 2015 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Keryn Campbell

    You’ve made me remember all the beautiful flowers that are retiring. I’m going to miss Stippled Blossoms and Bloom with Hope. But then of course it makes room for new pretties.

    17 May, 2015 at 8:21 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      always need to make room for more 🙂 and we have such gorgeous ones coming too! Thanks for stopping by Keryn x

      18 May, 2015 at 3:26 pm

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