Michelle Last

New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue launches today

Come and see what’s in store in this wonderful new Stampin’ Up! catalogue.  There are 51 pages of all new product ready for the coming season….

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue

You can click the link on the right of my blog to view a copy and save it to your computer or you can get in touch and ask me to send you a paper copy absolutely free!  I have been playing with some of the new goodies in the catalogue and one of my clear favourites is the Wonderland stamp set with these gorgeous trees.

Wonderland from Stampin' Up!

That little bit of glitter just added the perfect touch.

If you plan to place an order online please use the hostess code shown below to receive a free thank you gift.  Please get in touch if you would like me to place an order for you or can help in anyway, happy browsing through the new catalogue!

Oh and today is the last day to book my customer craft day, I really hope you can join me x

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Customer Craft Day – Last few days to book your place

I am holding my Customer Craft Day on Sunday 13th September 2015, and would love you to join me for a day filled with creativity, fun and treats!

We are making four Christmas projects a the craft day which include a banner (you own colour choice), two WOW cards (if you don’t make any other Christmas cards this year, you will have 2 for the special people in your lives!),  a decorated muslin gift bag and a tea light jar.

Everything is included in the £40 cost and everything you need to make the projects will be provided.  All you need to bring is lunch and a basic tool kit.

Customer Craft Day

Refreshments are supplies as well as prize patrol, crafters choice competition and a huge raffle.

This is a customer only event and if you bring along a friend (someone who I have not crafted with before)  you will both receive a £5 voucher to spend with me on Stampin’ Up! goodies.

You are welcome to get in touch if you have questions or wish to pay over the phone or simply click the button below to pay securely with a debit or credit card to secure your place.

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Places are limited and booking closes on Tuesday 1st September.  I really hope you can join me for what promises to be a great fun day filled with crafting, fun and friends.  Have a lovely evening!

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Flurry of Wishes from Stampin’ Up!

I am delighted to tell you that my mojo turned up again yesterday!  It may be a brief visit but it was lovely to have it back on board!  I have so many lovely new seasonal products to use and there are definitely some favourites which I cannot stop using including Flurry of Wishes!  The new seasonal catalogue launches on 1st September but if you would like a copy sent in the post, please drop me an email with your address (michelle@cbdesign.org.uk)

So today’s share is my last Stamping&Blogging weekly sketch challenge.  Sandi and Heather have decided to stop the weekly sketch and will take this inside the stamping&blogging website for its members.

I want to thank Sandi & Heather for inviting me to join in.  It took some arm twisting as I really wasn’t sure I could commit to a weekly sketch but I am so glad I did.  I have met so many lovely new people and had lots of visit to my blog and for that I am really thankful.

I seem to have caught the bug too as I will be joining a new challenge website called the Global Design Project and it starts on 7th September so what my blog for more details coming soon.

Flurry-of-Wishes-Stampin-UpI so enjoyed making this card!  I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp to create snow in the sky and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and ink graduated blue ink to create the nights sky background.

I then stamped the tress from the new stamp set Wonderland (another firm favourite) and stamped the beautiful snowflakes (from Flurry of Wishes)  in the background.

Flurry-of-Wishes-Stampin-Up

I think did some fancy stamping with the sentiment using my Stampamajig ensuring that the sentiment was in the correct place on both layers.  It did take two attempts so I was really pushing my mojo at this point!

And I even stamped the inside to match…
Flurry-of-Wishes-Stampin-Up5I just love the new cording trim and I’m pretty sure you will love it too!

Here is the sketch we used –

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And let’s go and see what all the other wonderful design team members have made – I’m going miss these girls!

Sandi MacIver  Canada

Amy Koenders – USA

Lee Conrey – USA

Caro van der Straaten – Netherlands

Erna Logtenberg– Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

And here are the items I used to make my card.  Remember that some of them are from the new seasonal so not available till 1st September (sorry to tease you!) There are new items in the clearance rack today so don’t forget to use this month’s Hostess Code if placing an order for £20+ (or less than £150).

 

 

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Inking an embossed Image using Stampin’ Up products

Last weekend was Bekka’s birthday a fellow Stampin’ Up! demo and one of her dear friends came up with a great idea for all her friends to make a layout so that she could create an album to celebrate her birthday and have a keepsake as well!  Bekka loves butterflies and so I had to use the Fluttering Embossing folder in the annual catalogue.

I wanted the butterflies to pop a little more so I decided to ink the embossed image using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I was so happy with the result I created a video (see below) to share the Inking an embossed image technique so you can all try it.  And there is a little sneak peek of a gorgeous new embossing folder coming in the new seasonal too, its called Woodland and is 6×6″ and is £7.75.

Project Life Page by Michelle Last Stampin Up Demo

I made sure that I had a photo taken with Bekka whilst on the Stampin Up Incentive trip to Madeira and set about incorporating butterflies (her favourite).  It all started with the Fluttering embossing folder.  It is 6×6″ and I had to cut it down to fit my page of 6 x 8″ to fit the Espresso Project Life Album.  I used the typeset speciality designer series paper for the background and punched the bunting using the Pretty Petals Designer Series paper stack.

Project Life Page by Michelle Last Stampin Up Demo

I then added a flap with the note hidden on the underside of the photo…
Project Life Page by Michelle Last Stampin Up Demo

And adhered it with wash tape. I really hope Bekka enjoyed looking through her pages of her special album.

So here is how to create this technique, I really hope you give it a try!

Here are the products I used to make this page and if you place an order please do not forgot to add a hostess code (shown top right) to receive a free thank you gift from me!

 

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FREE Thank you gift if you use the Hostess Code

I have a lovely batch of thank you gifts ready to be sent out to my customers who placed an online order with me and used the monthly hostess code.

Stampin Up Hostess Code

This month each person received a pack of the notecards and envelopes and also a pack of the sketched dot treat bags.  As well as a handstamped thank you card.

If you would like to receive a little thank you through the post, all you need to do is to place an order via my Stampin’ Up! online shop. There is more information to read here.

Here is what you need to do –

  • Visit my blog and click the order online button (shown below)
  • Set up an account if you don’t have one already
  • Place an order for £20+ (and no more than £150 as you would benefit from the stampin rewards with that order)
  • Enter the monthly hostess code (shown on my blog just under the order online button (shown below PS the code below is NOT this months code, the current code is shown in the right hand column of this blog page)
  • Complete your order

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Your goods will be shipped direct to you in the normal time frame and then at the end of the month I will choose a free gift for everyone using the code and send out it mid way through the following month absolutely FREE!  Who doesn’t like a little unexpected gift through the post?

I really do appreciate you visiting my blog and for placing an order via my online shop and its my way of saying thank you :)

So have a great day x

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