Michelle Last

Wild about Flowers from Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card was made for the Stamping&Blogging Sketch & Stamp challenge.  I decided to break open a new set called  Wild about Flowers from Stampin’ Up!

Wild About Flowers from Stampin Up

It is a really pretty set with some great sentiments included too so I set to work stamping the flower stems in smoky slate ink and then embossing the flower heads in silver embossing powder. When I cut out the rectangle with the squares collection framelits, I sponged around the inside of the die with marina mist ink to create a cream border.

Wild About Flowers from Stampin Up

The chevron is a cute clipboard I got from WHSmith recently but the blue dotty paper is from the new Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  I added a lovely punch of colour with Daffodil delight and finished it off with a silver foiled greetings thinlit word.  A bit more bling courtesy of the silver glimmer paper and it was complete!

Don’t you love the cute clipboard!  It was in the sale too!
SB115aHere is the sketch which inspired me –

Stamping&Blogging 115Why not play along and make something with the same sketch?  Check out the details here at stamping&blogging

So let’s go and see what everyone else has made –

Amy Koenders – USA

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Caro van der Straaten – Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

Sandi MacIver – Canada

Pop by my shop to order any of the items I used to make this card and don’t forget there are new weekly deals too!  And if your order is over £20+ please use the hostess code 22KPGJXD to receive a free thank you gift from me mid way through August.

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Grab yourself a bargain for this week only!  There are some lovely items in this months weekly deals including the pretty petals paper stack and some lovely ribbons.

Stampin Up Weekly Deals

 

I’ll be back later with my Stamping&Blogging post, have a great morning….

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Flower Shop from Stampin’ Up!

Just something quick and simple today!  I made this card a while back using the Flower Shop stamps from Stampin’ Up! and love how it turned out!  The centres of the flowers add some wonderful dimension and the Whisper White, Pool Party and Smoky Slate just work so well together!

flower-shop from Stampin' Up!A little doily for texture and some vellum leaves are all that was needed to finish this little beauty off!

Here is what I used to make it….

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Stampin Up Pillow Gifts from Madeira

Do you want a giggle?  You may already know that I recently attended the Stampin’ Up! European Incentive trip to Madeira.  It’s a trip that you can earn over a year with sales and team promotions and at the end of the year you are rewarded with an all expenses paid trip to a lovely lavish destination.

This years trip was to the Island of Madeira and for 4 nights for myself and a guest.  I took along my lovely long suffering hubby Simon and we had a blast!  We get taken on excursions and taken to lovely meals and surprises and at the end of a wonderful day we return to our room where the lovely stampin up staff leave a gift on our pillow.  Isn’t that the sweetest thing?

Unfortunately the gifts got lost at sea somewhere between Frankfurt and Madeira!  I really felt for the lovely people at Stampin’ Up! who spend months preparing for our trip with thoughtful themes and table menus as well as the pillow gifts as nothing arrived!  It couldn’t be helped and they promised they would send them direct to our homes once they have recovered them.  And the day finally arrived this week, so I shot a video!

It cracks me up every time I watch it!  My sister works with me once a week and we have the same sense of humour and laugh all day long!  She was holding the camera and every time I looked at the camera trying to be serious I kept wanting to laugh – I have such a silly smirk on my face and made some ridiculous comments but I hope you giggle along with me…..

I took lots of photos of our amazing time in Madeira with some wonderful people and a couple of weekends ago I managed to get some Project Life pages made, I hope you enjoy taking a look at my memories…
Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Before my entire downline leave, that comment about Sarah above is tongue in cheek 😉

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! Incentive trip  with Top UK Demo Michelle Last

 

Such happy memories and we have a Mediterranean Cruise to look forward to in 2016.  And guess where the 2017 trip will be?  It as announced at the US Convention last night…….

I am so excited, I will be doing everything I can to earn the next one in 2017, do you wanna know where it is…..

Only flipping Phuket in Thailand – I KNOW! Can you believe it, one of my dream holiday destinations, keep everything crossed for me and all the other demos and if you fancy going to then why not sign up?

Have a great weekend, hope you are still chuckling x

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Handmade Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! supplies

This is the last of the 3 cards we made at my monthly technique class using the Watercolour Wings stamp set to create a beautiful Handmade Butterfly Card.

watercolour-wings from Stampin Up

The photo does not do it justice as there is glitter on them there wings!  We added some grunge to the Crumb Cake yardstick and die cut a butterfly and stamped the white cardstock underneath so that the image pops with the white outline. Here are all three cards – I love how different they all are from using the one stamp set Watercolour Wings!

watercolour-wings from stampin up

I don’t have any technique classes in August but I will resume in September with the No Bones About It Dinosaur stamp set.  Check out my classes tab across the top to see my events/class schedule and why not join me at one of my upcoming events sometime soon.

In the meantime you can always purchase a kit from the new catalogue and take something along on your hols to make.  I know that my fingers start to itch to craft if I have too long away from my craft room!

Here are some suggested kits which have everything/almost everything you need in one kit to make the contents.  Check the description carefully and pop on over to my shop to place an order.  And if you enter my monthly hostess code you  you also a thank you gift through the post from me too in mid August!

 

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