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.


Apothecary Art from Stampin’ Up! using a sketch from Stamping&Blogging

apothecary art from stampin up, order from have not used this set in a while and I will be dusting it off and creating with it again and I had forgotten how stunning it is! I used Apothecary Art to make my weekly card for the Stamping&Blogging Sketch challenge.  We are up to #52 with the sketches now and here is the sketch which inspired me…..

Stamping&blogging Sketch challengeI have some paper here which I have hardly used {in fact I have lots of items here I have hardly used :0)} and I wanted to use it and before I knew it, it was cut, inked and on my card.  Can you guess what the paper I used is called.  All I will say is that it is current.  The first person to leave a comment with the correct name of the paper will win a little prize (UK entries only).  All the elements went together so easy and I simply coloured in the flowers using the markers shown below.apothecary art stamps from Stampin Up used by MIchelle LastJust in case you cannot read the marker names, I used Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive. I did a tiny bit of shading with the smoky slate pen too!

apothecary art stamp set from Stampin Up made by Michelle LastAnd I echoed the paper on the inside too and cut out an extra flower to cheer up someone up when they opened it!  I added some pearls in the centre of the flowers and added the sentiment banner and it was done!
I am pretty excited to see what the other design team members have made, come over with me and take a look….
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Stamps – Apothecary Art £24.95 clear mount, £30.95 wood mount
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pool Party & Patterned Paper??? I wonder which one? Check the comments below to find out the correct answer!

Inks – StazOn Brown, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crumb cake, Early Espresso & Smoky Slate.
Tools & Embellishments – Finishing touch edgelits, labels collection framelits (these cut around the apothecary art stamps perfectly), dimensionals.

So have a wonderful day everyone, sun is shining here, I am off to a funeral sadly but its a lovely day to bid farewell to a lady who reached over 90 years of age.


NEW Weekly deals from Stampin’ Up!

stampin up weekly deals yourselves for a new round of weekly deals!  Today for a whole week get these items at discounted prices… There are some  beauties in here too!  Grab yourself a pack of the Afternoon Picnic paper and make yourself a mini album like the one I shared Mini Album using Afternoon Picnic Papers from Stampin’ Up!  Stock up on glimmer paper too as it adds a bit of sparkle to your projects….

Stampin Up Weekly deals order with Michelle Last have been using the Epic Day This & That paper too in the background for my cards Sketch Challenge card using Epic Day papers  and I used the Fancy Flower Punch to make some of these beautiful flowers for my burlap wreath.  Check out my video on how to make flowers with punches Here are the codes and prices and you will also find this info on the specials tab when you visit my online shop

Weekly deals from stampin up order from happy shopping, treat yourself in with something other than chocolate this Easter! And pop back later this afternoon to see my latest card made using the sketch from Stamping&Blogging!


Pinkies Birmingham Weekend Mini Album

Good morning and happy Friday to you all.  I have a picture heavy post to share with you today.
As you may know I held a weekend retreat for my team last weekend in Birmingham and I designed a project for them to make in between the classes.  I honestly did not think that anyone would complete it but they would at least have the basic kit and instructions and could complete it at home but some of them did finish it!
It turned out so pretty and made me fall in love with the Afternoon Picnic paper from Stampin Up and the journalling cards in Spring/Summer seasonal all over again!
I’m afraid I won’t be sharing the instructions to make this project with anyone who did not attend the weekend, I do hope you understand.  These ladies gave up their weekend to come and craft, create and share with our group and this was my way of giving them something as a thank you.
So enjoy looking at the album and all the inner pages, all I have to do now is fill it!!!!

Afternoon Picnic Mini Album

Mini Album using Afternoon Picnic paper from Stampin' Up!

Mini Album using Afternoon Picnic papers from Michelle Last

Mini Album using Afternoon Picnic by Stampin Up

Mini Album using Afternoon Picnic Papers from Stampin Up

MIni Album Using Afternoon Picnic by Stampin Up

MIni Album Using Afternoon Picnic by Stampin Up

And I know I forgot last week {my apologies} but here is todays Reveal Friday – My party trick is to make my eye squeak, lame I know and probably not advised as I recently had eye surgery to improve my vision.  I had varifocal lenses inserted into my eyes so that I have no more need for contact lenses and glasses!  I could not recommend it highly enough, my eyes are still settling down and I will probably have to stop doing my party trick but to be honest I think that may be a relief to everyone around me :0)  Wishing you a wonderful weekend x