Michelle Last

Customer Craft Day with Michelle Last

Come and join me on Sunday September 14th for a full day of fun, crafting, prizes and creativity….

craft day with Michelle Last using Stampin Up products

I am so looking forward to sharing these beautiful projects with you.  We will be making all 5 projects and all the supplies needed will be provided in your generous kit included in the price of the day.  You will have plenty left over and you can make more or your favourite projects time allowing.

You will spend a relaxed day with like minded ladies making pretty things.  You will be pampered and spoiled to ensure you have a wonderful crafting day in a lovely bright and airy hall in Croughton, Northamptonshire.  The hall is just off Junction 10 of the M40 conveniently situated close to Brackley, Bicester and Banbury.

Refreshments will be provided and booking is essential to guarantee your place.

When: Sunday 14th September 2014 10am-3.30pm

Where: Croughton Village Hall, Northants (near Brackley)

Price: £40 per person (you will receive at least £30 worth of Stampin Up products in your kit. Payment can be made with credit/debit card over the phone, cheque, or paypal to sales@cbdesign.org.uk

Booking closes on 1st September

Bring a friend and get a free gift (someone who I have not crafted with before).

All customers welcome

Get in touch to book/reserve your place 01296 715787 or 07905 653353 or email me at michelle@cbdesign.org.uk

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Teenagers Birthday Surprise using a sketch from Stamping&Bloggging

It is my nephew’s birthday today and he is 19 {Happy Birthday Alex} and I made this card for him using the Birthday Surprise stamps from Stampin’ Up!

Cheers Card using Birthday Surprise from Stampin UpI stamped the present image using Basic Gray Ink on the Basic Gray Cardstock to create a tone on tone effect.  I stamped the surprise sentiment using a stamp-a-majig with more grey ink onto whisper white and added some Hello Honey cardstock to make it pop!

I had a card from the new Project Life range and simply cut a word bubble using the framelit dies once I had stamped and embossed the cheers word.  It was a little lost so a quick oval framelit made it pop from the background.  I had some pegs lying around and thought they would add a bit of interest so added one to hold the sentiment.

Here is the sketch…
Stamping&blogging Sketch #69

It was made in rather a hurry again, poor Pip had to go back to the vets today and needs another procedure to move some dirt from her infected paw.  Amy gets her GCSE results tomorrow {yikes} and she is busy packing for Reading Festival so to say there is not much time for work at the moment is an understatement.

We have two extra doggy visitors coming to stay this evening too so wish me luck over the coming days, I am going to need it!!

Lets pop on over to see what the wonderfully talented design team have made with the same sketch…

Amy Koenders - USA

Sandi MacIver -USA

Lee Conrey - USA

Claire Daly- Australia

Caroline van der Straatan - Netherlands

Marine Wiplier - France

Shelagh Freemantle - Canada

Kerstin Kreis - Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

I really hope you enjoyed hopping around, if you wish to purchase any of the items I have used to make this card simply click the images below to be taken to my online shop.

Thanks and have a great day x

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Better be Quick – Short & Sweet Starter Kit Offer

Buy the starter kit between 22 August – 29 August and get extra product in your kit for FREE!  Pay £99 and choose £150 worth of any products of your choice including new items from the upcoming seasonal catalogue!
stampinup, delivery,

Get in touch if you have any questions or take a moment to read the Q&A in the Buy the starter kit tab across the top! I would love to hear from you and help you decide if joining is the right choice for you.

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

I finally had a play with my Project Life goodies and I surprised myself at how much I loved it! I am what I think of as a hardcore scrapbooker.  I like to make detailed pages with one or two photos and make my own embellishments and add pockets and journalling and feel like a bit of a fraud if I rely on ready made accents and embellishments for my layouts.  But it would be more accurate to say I ‘used’ to be a hardcore scrapbooker.  Over the last few years I have not scrapbooked at all!  I think its a combination of circumstance and time of my life.  My job has become full time which means I have less time and my kids are teenagers now which means we do less note worthy things together and they are far more reluctant in front of the camera.

So when Stampin’ Up! introduced Project LIfe I was intrigued but not fully on board.  One thing you have to know about me is that I would never endorse or share products I did not truly love which is why I had to try Project Life myself before I could honestly shout about it from the roof tops….

So I invited Amy’s friend and her mum around for the day to have a play and that is exactly what we did!  It is so simple and quick! And what I found was that you can keep it simple or add your own personality, the choice is yours and the supplies needed are minimal too!  Amy and Hannah loved it, so much that they both finished at least two sides and are now madly printing more photos.

That is the thing I love most, finally all my thousands of photos are making their way off my computer and into an album where we can all enjoy them.  Its all very well being hardcore when it comes to scrapbooking but what’s the point when you never have time and it ends up making you feel guilty and sad when you look at your photos on your phone or computer!  Well no more, I have competed one 12×12 layout with journalling and have 14 more pages all ready for some finishing touches.

So I am going to share with you from time to time the pages I make and the ones that Amy makes too! And I would really encourage you to give it a try, its very liberating and honestly will appeal to anyone who takes photos and wants to preserve some memories at the same time…..
Project Life Cornwall by Michelle Last

I even did a little journalling on the photo of Pip!
Project LIfe Cornwall by Michelle Last

I fell in love with corner rounding all over again!
Project Life Cornwall by Michelle Last

And it was so easy to add the ready made printed cards to add some colour and interest and the accessory packs have colour coordinated items to tie the whole page together.

Love it, I am definitely ready to shout about Project Life by Stampin Up from the roof tops….

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Christening gift using Zoo Babies & Slider card template

It was my great nephews Christening a week or so ago and I wanted to make a cute gift box for his Christening gift.  I used the zoo babies stamp set and the kraft gift boxes from Stampin Up and decorated it with striped ribbon.
Christening gift using zoo babies from stampin up

I made the card  to fit inside the box and so that the elephant would show through the aperture.  It was easy to make it perfect for a boy by adding a blue ear and flower and I really like how the striped ribbon sets off the colour of the box. I have listed the products I used in the images at the bottom of this post, simply click the images if you want to go to my shop and place an order for your own supplies.

I was also asked for measurement on how to make the slider card I shared yesterday in my stamping&blogging sketch card from yesterday.  So I quickly drew up a guide with the measurements and hope that it helps you.  I used a standard card blank and mat and the pieces on the image below are the two pieces needed to make the slider mechanism.  Once cut and stamped you simply stick the bottom of the tag to the underside of the 1cm scored section on the card front.  Trim off the side strips if you use the scalloped tag topper punch and use a circle punch to punch out a semicircle from the top.

slider card measurements


Hope that helps but please get in touch if you need me….

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