Michelle Last

#GDP070 Delicate Details free during Sale-a-bration

I have a pretty romantic card for you today and I used the Delicate Details stamp set which is free from Stampin’ Up! when you spend £45/€60.  We have a sketch challenge with the Global Design Project this week and it is a really simple sketch with some many possibilities.

Delicate Details FREE from Stampin Up

The delicate details stamp set is so pretty and feminine and I stamped in versamark and heat embossed in white embossing powder.  I wanted to add some more sparkle to I added some Silver Glimmer paper as a strip and then stamped the sentiment from Falling For You.  I wasn’t sure whether to add sequins, rhinestones or some more bling but I decided to heat emboss one of the wooden heart embellishments with silver embossing powder.

Delicate Details FREE from Stampin Up

This is this weeks sketch and we would love you to join us and make a project using the sketch below.


Why don’t you pop on over to see what the rest of the design team members have made with this sketch over at the Global Design Project, there are some real beauties with brand new product from the seasonal and sale-a-bration and you won’t want to miss them.

Please share your makes with us and join this weeks challenge.  If you would like to get this stamp set for free you simply need to place an order for £45.  All the supplies I have used are shown below, click the images below to go direct to my online shop and if you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me along with the sale-a-bration freebies.

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Hey Chick from Stampin’ Up!

Everyone needs a little chicken on a Friday and what could be cuter than the Hey Chick stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Hey Chick from Stampin Up

Our beautiful little chicken is free with an order of £45.  Yes you hear me right, FREE!

For every £45 you spend during Sale-a-bration (which runs till the end of March) you can choose a free item from the sale-a-bration booklet, there are 12 free items to choose from but I think this one is my favourite!

I coloured the chicken on watercolour paper using aqua painters and blender pens and the cut background is stamped using a stamp from Playful Backgrounds which is a really useful set to have in your stash.

I am sure we can all think of a special ‘chick’ in our lives who deserves a handmade card!

If you wish to place an order, simply click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop.  If your order is £20 please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you card and gift from me.

Guess what the thank you card was for orders in December, the card shown above along with an adhesive remover and a whole pack of the foam adhesive strips for adding dimension or making shaker cards.  The thank you gift is from me and the sale-a-bration item is a gift from Stampin Up when you order £45+ worth of products.

If you would like paper copies of the catalogue, please complete the form in the right hand column to request a copy.  And pdf copies of both current catalogues plus the sale-a-bration brochure are available to view by clicking the image on the right too!

Have a wonderful weekend, I hope that this cold weather doesn’t scupper any of your plans x

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#GDP069 Lovely as a Tree from Stampin Up

This week at the Global Design Challenge we are sharing a colour challenge.  I used the Lovely as a Tree set of stamps and the Gorgeous Grunge to create this beautiful card which I cased from Birgit Edblom.  I was daunted at first when I saw the colours shared but it is wonderful to get creative with a colour palette that you would not normally use and you can add your own colour to make the palette your own.  I fell in love with Birgit which is why I pinned it and when I was stumped at what to create, I had a quick scroll through Pinterest and then knew right away I wanted to try to re-create this card using Stampin Up Stamps.

#GDP069 Lovely as a Tree from Stampin Up

I created a mask with a torn piece of photocopy paper and stamped the trees in StazOn onto watercolour paper.  I then used the daubers to ink in delightful dijon making sure that the colour was more intense at the horizon line.  I kept adding colour until I was happy with the intensity but I did not use any other yellow ink.  I made sure I left a border around the outside of the image.

I then inked in smoky slate under the horizon line and then gently added a light touch of the delightful dijon to act as a reflection.  It needed something else so I added a black definition along the horizon line with an aqua painter using memento black ink and then put the mask back in place and stamped the short edge of the lines stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to add vertical lines which just made it perfect!

The sentiment is from Places You’ll Go which I heat embossed in silver embossing powder.  The last touch were the stunning urban underground embellishments.  They are self adhesive backed so I simply positioned them in all 4 corners and stuck in place!  The card itself is a small square card measuring 10.5 x 10.5cm.

So who is joining me this week?  Here is the colour challenge and I really encourage you to pop over to the Global Design Project to see what beautiful creations they have made with the same colour palette and then join in this week, you would be a guest designer for our next colour challenge!

Guest stamper for Global Design Project

#GDP069 Colour Challenge

All the items I used to make my card are shared below. Simply click any of the buttons to go direct to my online shop to place your own order.   As its sale-a-bration there are lots of offers so don’t forget that with every £45 you spend you get a free item from the sale-a-bration leaflet and if you use the hostess code you will also receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Easy Panel Card – Technique 101 Blog Hop

Happy New Year Technique 101 followers!  Thank you for joining us today to see an easy panel card using some of the new products from the new seasonal catalogue.

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This month we are an easy panel cards and my panel card could not be easier.  I have simply cut a piece of the gorgeous paper called Inside the Lines which is free during sale-a-bration.  I cut the patterned paper 13cm x 9.5cm.

I used the new watercolour pencils colour the paper and blended the colours with an aqua painter and blender pen.  It took some time but was so relaxing.  Once I was happy with my colouring I then cut the paper into three even size strips (approx 4.3cm wide).

Inside the Lines from Stampin Up

I then stamped the perfect sentiment from Milestone Moments onto vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to make it stand out.

I then stuck the panels onto the card base using dimensionals and then wrapped the vellum sentiment around the two edge panels and secured in place with glue dots.

Inside the Lines free from Stampin Up during SAB

I have used all new products from the seasonal which cost approx £45 to purchase which means you can choose the free paper as your sale-a-bration gift and get colouring to your hearts content.  Of course if you already own some of the supplies used you could supplement your order with lots of the other new goodies instead! So let’s pop over to see what France has created with this quick and easy technique….

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click the images shown below to go direct to my online shop. And don’t forget to use my monthly hostess card to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!

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Stampin Up Sale-a-bration 2017!

Woohoooo the new Spring & Summer Catalogue launches today AND the best offer of the year – SALE-A-BRATION!

Spring & Summer 20147 & SAB Catalogue cover

There are so many lovely new things in the Spring & Summer Catalogue and the amazing deal of Sale-a-bration.  If you have not receive a paper copy of the catalogues and would like them please click the catalogue request button on the right and I will pop a copy out to you asap.

If you have been with me for more than a year you will already know how fabulous sale-a-bration is but if you are not familiar with sale-a-bration its a fantastic promotion which continues till the end of March 2017 and rewards everyone!

Shop during sale-a-bration and choose a free item from Stampin Up

For every £45 you spend you can choose a free item from the smaller sale-a-bration leaflet.

 There are 12 things to choose from and there will some brand new freebies added mid February so you will want to get your hands on as many as possible.

That means for every £45 you spend you can choose a freebie so if you spend £90 you can choose two sale-a-bration items, £135 you can choose three sale-a-bration items, £180 you can choose four sale-a-bration items and £225 you can choose FIVE!

If you order online you will be prompted to add the free items to your order so you won’t forget and if you spend £150+ you also qualify for hostess rewards!

Extra Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration with Stampin Up

Even better news there are extra hostess rewards when you spend £200 or host a party with sales of £200+.

You will get 10% of your product spend PLUS an additional £20 so that means at least hostess rewards of £40 with a £200 order to spend on anything you wish as well as the sale-a-bration freebies!

Join Stampin Up and buy the starter kit

and finally the real star of the sale-a-bration show!  The joining offer!

Buy the starter kit for £99 and you can choose £130 worth of any goods of your choice (aways a great deal) but during sale-a-bration you can also choose an ADDITIONAL TWO FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE OF ANY VALUE!

That is a fabulous deal and means that you get to join me and my Pinkies team and enjoy the friendship, fun and crafting along with discounts, offers and all the sale-a-bration rewards with all your own orders placed once you have signed up.

More details can be found in the in the Buy the Starter Kit tab above.  If you have questions I’d love to hear from you to see if this is the right opportunity for you.

The new catalogue is available to browse in the sidebar of my blog. I would be delighted to place an order for you or you are welcome to order via my online shop.  If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you card and gift as a thank you for shopping with me.  And just to get you started here is a card I made using the most gorgeous stamp set called ‘Beautiful You’.

Pretty sure you can notice but I seem to think that stamping sentiments straight is over rated!

How about I try again and make this card in a Facebook live video where you can craft along with me and watch me re-create this card.  

I would love you to join me on Thursday 5th Jan at 2.30pm.  I will be crafting live on my Facebook business page, please pop on over to my page, I have created an event and you are all welcome.

Beautiful You from Stampin Up

Here are the products I used to make this card and click any of the links to go to my online shop to place your order.

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