Michelle Last

Kind Koala Thinking of you Card

I made this cute card using the Kind Koala stamp from the new annual catalogue.  Our friends son Matt, is going to Australia for a year and this little chap was just too perfect not to use to wish him well!

Kind-Koala Thinking Of You Card
I coloured the koala with my new blendabilities which is still a technique I am working on, by no means am I an expert but little and often I keep telling myself.  I made a little tag using the tag topper punch and added the hearts using the hearts border punch.  The background paper adds a punch, its from the Moonlight paper stack, love it, such great value and featuring the In Colours, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.

Wishing you all a great day, the supplies I used are listed below, if you need supplies please visit my online shop or get in touch, I would be very happy to help.

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Autumn/Winter Catalogue launches today from Stampin’ Up!

And I cannot wait to share with you some of the wonderful new products. I think this has the best collection of seasonal items I have ever seen, it was hard to know when to stop as I wanted it all and it’s not all about Christmas, so many items can be used all year round or be adapted to suit so many occasions!
curvy keepsake box from stampin up

Look how cute this little box is!! Using all new supplies from the autumn and winter seasonal catalogue from Stampin’ Up!  The ribbon is from the annual catalogue but everything else is BRAND NEW!
curvy keepsake box

The Christmas sentiment is from a beautiful stamp set called Endless Wishes, just my style and with lots of lovely sentiments too!
endless wishes stampin up
I still have lots of paper copies of the new seasonal to send out to anyone wishing for a copy.  Please get in touch and I will pop one right out to you. You can also simply click the catalogue image on the left hand side to download a pdf copy.
stampin up autumn winter catalogue 2014

And I mentioned there is an offer on! Well there is a new offer starting today but also two offers ending soon so don’t delay act today!

FREE Good Greetings Stamp set when you place an order or host a party of £200
(catalogue price before postage)  28 Aug – 31 Oct.  Get in touch to book a party or gather together an order with friends to get the free set and the hostess rewards too!
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FREE Bundle of products when you purchase a Big Shot (offer ends 31.8.14)

big shot offer free bundle

DISCOUNTED BUNDLE Get 15% off one of the bundles even if you don’t purchase a BIG SHOT!
(Including the brand new Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle, see above) (offer ends 31.8.14)

JOIN Stampin’ Up! Buy the starter kit for £99 and choose £150 worth of any products to add to your kit
ACT QUICK - Offer ends 29.8.14 at 22:00 GMT
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LAST FEW DAYS TO BOOK My all day customer appreciation event – Sunday 14th September, see my classes & events schedule for more details, booking for this event closes on Monday 1st September!
craft day with Michelle Last using Stampin Up products
Here is what I used to make the project above, so go on treat yourself and make the most of the wonderful offers and new products available from today!

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Sweet 16 Birthday card using Sweet Taffy designer paper

I made my daughter’s 16th birthday card using a sketch from Stamping&Blogging and Stampin’ Up! supplies.  I wanted to create a layered look and stepped totally outside my comfort zone and used the Sweet Taffy patterned paper and the Sweet sentiment from the ‘Bravo’ Stampin Up! sentiment set.

16 Birthday card using Sweet Taffy from Stampin Up
I really had a good play with my stash and used lots of bits and pieces but something you may not have seen before is the ‘i love you’ stamp! All I will say is that it is a sneak peek of a offer launching tomorrow along with the new seasonal catalogue and you are going to love it!!

I used my new/old spiral punch {its in the new catalogue but I still had my old one – I was never parting with that!} on one of the project life journaling cards.  I added some Gorgeous Grunge to the background and a word bubble before reaching for the Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die when I realised I don’t own it – doh! The old die I have here had to make do but rest assured the new numbers die is on my next order. Here is the sketch we used -

And did you see the cute little tab die cut, I used the file tabs edgelits die which I have had here since the cruise and had not got around to using them, talk about too much stash!!

So it all came together, bright and full of energy just like Amy!

Shall we see what all the other design team members made using this sketch?

Sandi MacIver -USA

Amy Koenders - 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

Here is what I used to make this card, please pop back tomorrow as Stampin’ Up are launching the new seasonal catalogue and a brand new offer!  Have a great day x

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Envelope Punch Board by Stampin Up!

I had a birthday party of a lovely friend at the weekend and we were all asked to take along a funny story to share.  I thought this was such a lovely idea, I made a personalised envelope using the envelope punch board and the Flowering flourishes stamps from Stampin’ Up!
Envelope punch bd from Stampin Up

I made the envelope using some black cardstock and stamped and embossed the beautiful swirls from Flowering Flourishes in gold embossing powder.  I then cut her name using gold cardstock and the very versatile Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die. Inside was a decorated card with my memory and a photo of the very funny evening we had together!

I simply tied the envelope closed with the Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon and attached to the beautiful flower arrangement.

Such a lovely lady, such a great evening and lots of lovely memories too!

It’s been a bit non stop here this last 4-5 days.  Amy and Dom both did great in their exams, they both got their first choice Uni and School places, Dom’s is deferred for a year and Amy will start sixth form in September at the same school.  Pips paw is much much better and she is back to her old ways.  Two extra doggies {we were looking after a friends two Westies} we very well behaved and Pip loved walking with them so all in all it was a great last week!

Hope you had a great bank holiday weekend too!

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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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