Lattice Big Die from Stampin’ Up! used in a sketch from Stamping&Blogging

Here is the card I designed for this weeks challenge.  I embossed the card front with the Hardwood background stamp in clear embossing powder and cut out a Lattice die cut in Basic Gray cardstock.  I overlayed it onto some newsprint patterned paper from the Modern Medley paper pack (on special this week as part of the Weekly deals) from Stampin Up and trimmed the edges.Lattice bigz die from stampin up made by Michelle LastI die cut the ‘hi’ from the thinlits card dies and mounted it onto very vanilla and crushed curry circles.
But it needed something else, my sister Carolyn, who works with me on a Tuesday and I kept walking backwards and forwards saying what about this, with varying bit of cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon and bakers twine.  We decided on a simple flower from the Itty Bitty shapes punch pack and two little patterned paper flags.  Not quite to the sketch but close enough…..
Stamping & Blogging Sketch #53

I did add an insert but nothing fancy, just simple coordinating cardstock to write your greeting on.
So shall we pop on over to see what the other talented ladies have made using the same sketch?

Sandi MacIver Blog
Amy Koender’s Blog
Lee Conrey’s Blog

Stampin Up Supply list

Stamps – Hardwood background stamp
Cardstock – Basic Black, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Regals Patterns Stack and Modern Medley patterned paper.
Tools & Embellishments – Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Lattice Bigz die, 1 1/4″ circle punch,  1 3/8″ circle punch, thinlits card dies, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, rhinestones, dimensionals.

Can you believe I only used one stamp to make this card??? So enjoy the rest of your day, don’t forget the weekly deals and pop back to see what else I have been up to tomorrow…..


New weekly deals from Stampin’ Up!

stampin up weekly deals are the new items introduced today for one week only.  Grab  yourself some bargains and make the most of the offers as they only last till next Tuesday!
stampin up weekly deals
There are some great items, especially the paper (which I have used on my project to be shared this afternoon) and the Flower Die, that is a staple must have in all craft rooms!
Stampin up weekly dealsPop back later this afternoon too as I will be sharing my weekly sketch challenge card for Stamping & Blogging!

Pop on by my online shop to place your order and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch!


Perfect Blend stamps from Stampin’ Up

Perfect Blend stamps by Stampin Up made by Michelle Last

I hope you had a wonderful Easter, I simply loved having 4 days to please ourselves.  Why can’t every weekend be 4 days long?  We managed to fit a bit of everything in, gardening, family, roast dinner, crafting and relaxing – Perfect!  I did not go heavy on the chocolate as I have to squeeze into my swimming costume in just over a week – yikes!
I am finalising everything before we leave and trying to be organised as when we get back, exams will have started and I also have a stampin up demo event in Telford.

So I only have a little something to share with you today.  These were the little chocolate gifts I made for my team for a past Stampin up event in Reading. I used the Perfect Blend stamp set which is great value with 3 stamps for £9.95 in the clear mount version (P37 of the annual catty).  Here is what the stamp set looks like -
perfect blend stamps from stampin up

And with a little patterned paper and a heart punch out you have the perfect adornment to a little gift!
And don’t forget that today is the last day to snap up the current weekly deals.  New deals will be announced tomorrow, can’t wait to see what is on the list.

I do email out my customer newsletter with the new deals each Wednesday so sign up if you are interested and want the info sent direct to your inbox…..

Have a great day!


Project Life and Stampin’ Up! a match made in heaven…..

You may have heard the exciting news that Stampin’ Up! is going to collaborate with Becky Higgins to bring you Project Life products designed by Becky Higgins featuring authentic Stampin’ Up exclusive colours and designs.Project Life and Stampin Up

If you are not aware of the Project Life concept, Project Life provides an ultra-simple solution that helps us get those pictures into albums without draining our time, energy, and wallets. The idea is simple: Photos + memorabilia + journaling together in an album – everything slips into pockets. No requirement to cut or glue or embellish a thing. And yet – the results are stunning. Project Life is back-to-basics scrapbooking at its finest.

The whole new range of project life products will launch in the new Annual catalogue on 1st July but there will be a small selection available earlier and if you want to be the first to get your hands on these items at discounted prices then you need to seriously think about signing up and becoming a stampin up demo!
So as we embark on this very exciting new chapter I hope you are as excited as me to get your hands on a whole new range of products to create with!
Contact me if  you want to know more about becoming a demo and purchasing the starter kit and make sure you keep an eye on my blog and newsletter for more information about the products and when they are available…………

Reveal Friday- I am off on a cruise in two weeks today!  I will be cruising the Caribbean on the Allure of the Seas all courtesy of Stampin’ Up! and all my wonderful customers and downline.  We stop in Jamaica, Mexico and Haiti and I get to spend a whole week with my fellow demos from all across the world! And I am bringing Simon along too :0) x


April Technique Class (Virtual option) using Stampin Up products by Michelle Last

Booking is almost closed for my April monthly technique class using the Perfect Pennants stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  You are welcome to attend my class in person, my classes are held daytime and evening in Winslow, Buckinghamshire or you can purchase the virtual class.
Perfect pennants from Stampin Up by Michelle Last - Virtual Class availableWe make three cards all using the same stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This month we are using Perfect Pennants which is in the seasonal catalogue.
Perfect pennants from Stampin Up by Michelle Last - Virtual Class availableCheck out my class schedule to see the options and prices as well as the stamp sets we are using for future classes.
Perfect pennants from Stampin Up by Michelle Last - Virtual Class available
Booking closes on Tuesday 22nd April at 10am (to allow for Easter Monday) and payment is required to book your place.  You will not be able to participate in the virtual class once booking has closed.  Check out all the class details here…
I really hope you can join me, have a great weekend.