Michelle Last

Pinkies Blog Hop showcasing brand new catalogue products

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

It is a sneak peek for you today!  Only 4 more days till you can order all the new goodies and get stamping! If you have not already requested your own paper copy of the annual catalogue please don’t hesitate to get in touch as I am sending them out for free!

I have used two new stamp sets and a new pack of designer series paper!

Pinkies Annual Catalogue Blog Hop 2016

Look at those little ladybirds – adorable!

And I specifically chose that sentiment in the stamp set as I thought it would be perfect for Project Life.

The background paper is actually white embossed with small circles.  I used the new sponge brayer to colour the background red and then rubbed the excess ink off the embossed circles.

I also inked the edges of the Sahara Sand cardstock with the sponge brayer using Soft Suede Ink and then distressed the edge with my nails.

The little ladybirds are from an adorable hostess set called Love You Lots and I do love it lots!  I added some crystal effects to the ladybirds to give them a shine and embossed the sentiment and the ladybirds to make the black stand out.

So time to be inspired and pop on over to the next person in the Pinkies Blog Hop and see what they have made…

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Simply press the next button to hop all the way around until you are back where you started.  We love to hear from you too so if you have any comments, please feel free to leave us some love.

The retiring list is nearly finished so it may be worth a look to see if there is anything that you cannot live without before it is retired for good.  Click the shop now button on the top right to view retired stamps and accessories and grab yourself a bargain!

Thanks so much, have a lovely evening!

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Stampin Up Cruise 2016

Whilst you are reading this I will be on the Stampin’ Up! Cruise around the Mediterranean.  There are 815 of us from across the world all celebrating together.

Whilst on board we get the chance to make 26 cards and swap them for other cards from other demonstrators.  I am super excited to see the swaps I get back and will share a video on my return of all the lovely items I receive.

This is the card I made (26 in fact) using the new Love & Affection Stamp set which is launching in the new catalogue (1st June).

Love & Affection from Stampin Up

I stamped onto craft cardstock and heat embossed the flowers in white.  I then coloured the whole flower and leaves in white ink and let it dry.

I then coloured them with an aqua painter and the dye inks.  I used the new In Colour Flirty Flamingo which I have just fallen in love with…

Love & Affection from Stampin Up - Thank you card

I stamped thanks onto vellum and my card was complete.

Love & Affection from Stampin Up - Thank you card for Stampin Up Cruise

So I made them sound pretty simple but just to warn you it did take me an age to make 26+.  I made some matching tags too but you will see those in my next blog post.

Not long till you can order this set and many more lovely things, I have already had so much lovely feedback about the new catalogue, just wish it would hurry up and launch already :)

Have a great day x

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#GDP037 Using Endless Thanks from Stampin’ Up!

I have a colour challenge card to share with you today for the Global Design Challenge.  I instantly loved the colours in this challenge and had no problem creating my card this week. I reached for one of my favourite stamp sets called Endless Thanks and introduced some new goodies you will soon be able to get your hands on!

#GDP037 Endless Thanks

It was pretty quick to make and I loved the clean simplicity of the card.  Here is are the colours used…

#GDP037 Colour Challenge using Endless Thanks

I really hope you join in this week and share what you have made using the three main colours and some other neutrals if needed.  Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other super talented design team members created with this colour palette and enter yourself using the instructions provided.

I cannot wait to see what you come up with!

Here are the supplies I used to make this card, the dotty edge and circle are both new stamps (not available till 1st June) but just to give you a little taster! If you are ordering with me via my online shop, don’t forget to use the hostess code if your order is £20+ to get a free thank you gift mid June.

 

 

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#GDP036 Global Design Project CASE of Paula Dobson

Today we are casing the wonderful and super talented Paula Dobson from New Zealand with #GDP036.  Paula is a super talented member of the Global Design Project and is amazing at colouring and sponging.  All her cards have blown me away and this week we get to Copy and Selectively Edit one of her beautiful cards.

#GDP036 Helping Me Grow

I decided to use the Helping Me Grow stamp set which is carrying over into the new catalogue. I stamped it onto a white background in black ink and coloured the green stems and leaves.  I roughly coloured the flower heads in Flirty Flamingo (one of the new In Colours coming in June – and my fave!) and then stamped the flower heads again on a separate piece of cardstock,

I coloured the flower head with Flirty Flamingo marker pen and then added more depth of colour with Melon Mambo and Watermelon Wonder using a Blender Pen.

#GDP036 Helping Me Grow with MIchelle Last

I coloured the flower centres with black ink and added crystal effects to give a glossy finish.

I lightly sponged around the stamped flower to make the card pop a little more off the background.

I then added the coloured flowers to the card with a dimensional.  I used some new washi tape stuck to a piece of cardstock and cut out the you word using the Hello You Thinlits.  The thinking of is from the matching stamp set Crazy About You.

Here is the card of Paula’s we cased….

#GDP036 CASE card from Paula Dobson

I really hope you are going to join us this week and make your own cased creation using Paula’s card for inspiration.

All you need to do is pop on over to the Global Design Project and add your own entry.  You get a whole week to enter and you would be one of the 3 lucky winners!

If you would like to place an order via my online shop, don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code if your order is £20+ and less than £150 to receive a free thank you gift from me.  Have a great week everyone, not long till the new catalogue launches. I am posting out copies to my regular customers but if you would like to reserve a copy please get in touch to let me know.

 

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Who wants a copy of the NEW Annual Stampin’ Up catalogue?

I am preparing to send out my copies of the brand new annual catalogue.  Would you like a copy?  Get in touch to request your copy.  Simply click the ’email me’ button on the right and send me your address via email.  I post out the catalogues for free.  I will be emailing my customers with all the latest information about catalogue launch too so if you would like to be kept up to date please also subscribe to my email newsletter by clicking the button below which says ‘Subscribe to my Newsletter’.

My copy is already very well thumbed and as you can see there are a few must have items on my list – so many in fact that I ran out of post it notes!

Stampin Up Annual catalogue 2016

You can order from this brand new Stampin Up Annual catalogue from 1st June.  Just enough time to start making your wish list :)

I look forward to hearing from you.

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