Michelle Last

Last few days to join Stampin’ Up!

The July joining offer is coming to an end on July 31st and that would mean you would miss out on the BONUS essentials gift pack worth £65 and the chance to join Stampin’ Up!

Christmas in July - Joining Offer from Stampin Up

Simply buy the starter kit for £99, choose £130 of any goods of your choice and receive an brand new exclusive stamp set (shown below) and the essentials gift pack which gives you everything you need to get sharing and creating right away!

Christmas in July Joining Offer

Carols of Christmas from Stampin Up for free

If you would like more information about joining simply check out the ‘Buy the Starter Kit’ tab above and make sure you sign up before Monday 31st at 9pm to be eligible for the offer.

I would LOVE to welcome you to my team.  So much fun and inspiration to be had whilst getting products at a discount and earning an income PLUS in August you can pre-order from the seasonal catalogue launching in September to customers.

Don’t miss this amazing deal 🙂
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Advent Calendar using Stampin Up Supplies

I just wanted to share this beautiful advent calendar I received from one of my team Kim Meiklejohn.  I was so touched by this personal gift and have enjoyed opening each envelope each day and being greeted with a new flavour of tea from Fortnum and Mason no less!

advent-calendar using Stampin Up Supplies

Each day has a little pocket with a tea bag inside and Kim used the large number framelits to add each day of December to the envelope.

I am so touched that Kim thought of me and also that she took the time to make something handmade, I encourage you to take the time to make something handmade and share over the holiday season.

I have also received so many cards congratulating me on my awards at the recent Stampin Up OnStage events, Christmas cards and gifts too!  I have not had a moment since I got back from my holiday as I have caught a horrible cough and cold but I wanted to let the thoughtful people know that their kindness is much appreciated and it means so much to me – thank you!

Michelle Last cards and gift for Global 100

Wishing you all a lovely Christmas break, filled with fun and laughter.  Thank you for supporting me over the last year, what would I do without you all?  Catalogues are being posted on Christmas Eve so that you all have something pretty to look at in between Christmas and New Year and I look forward to sharing lots of new things with you in the new year.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart xx

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#GDP067 Lovely as a tree from Stampin’ Up!

This week at the Global Design Project we have a theme and that theme is to make a card with trees in it!  It was so easy for me to choose which stamp set to use, the iconic Lovely as a Tree from Stampin’ Up!  It is the only stamp that has been in the annual catalogue every UK catalogue since we launched back in 2009.  A true classic and so versatile as you will see in a moment.

I saw a beautiful card made by Kim Jolley and she has kindly shared the tutorial her blog so please pop on over to see how to make this style of card which she calls Foolproof Watercolor.

#gdp067-lovely-as-a-tree cased from Kim Jolley

As you can see I loved it so much I made three!  They really are quick to rustle up and so effective. Which one is your favourite?
I used the single tree stamp for the card below and embossed the tree with gold embossing powder.

#gdp067-lovely-as-a-tree cased from Kim Jolley

On the card below I used the stamp from Lovely as a tree (the one with several trees) and embossed it in white and staggered the trees off into the bottom left corner and I also used the splatter dots stamp from Timeless Textures to look like snow.

#gdp067-lovely-as-a-tree cased from Kim Jolley using Lovely as a Tree

On the last card below I stamped the row of trees once and embossed in gold.  We made this card at a class this week and the ladies loved it!

#gdp067-lovely-as-a-tree cased from Kim Jolley

I also stamped the grungy stamp around the card base in smoky slate ink onto Basic Grey Card. Why don’t you give it a go and join the Global Design Project trees themed challenge?  Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other lovely design team members have made using the same theme and add your entry, you have until Sunday 25th to enter!

#gdp067-lovely-as-a-tree cased from Kim Jolley

All the supplies I used are shared below, click any of the images to go direct to my online shop to place your order.  If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business.

If you spend £150 you will receive the hostess rewards in your own order so please do not use the hostess code.

We have a brand new seasonal catalogue coming out on 4th January along with the sale-a-bration leaflet, if you would like a copy be sure to fill out the contact form by clicking the request a copy image on the right and I will post out a copy between Christmas and New Year.

Have a wonderful week everyone!



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Pinkies Punch Challenge – Winner Announced

Thanks for all your votes over the last few days for our Pinkies team punch challenge. I have really enjoyed seeing what my team have made and we have had loads of votes and am very happy to announce the winner.

Well done to all the Pinkies who took part and huge congratulations to Aimee Walter, please pop over to her pinterest page and see what other beautiful things she has made.

Aimee Walter Punch Challenge for Pinkies Team

Aimee wins a £20 spending spree on Stampin Up products with me.  Huge congrats Aimee!

The items Aimee used to make these cute little penguins is shown below, simply click the buttons below to go direct to my online shop.  If you place an order for £20+ (and less than £150) please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me!


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Pinkies Team Punch Challenge – Holly Berry Builder Punch

I am excited to share with you today my Pinkies team entries for challenge where where they needed to make projects using our punches. We have amazing punches manufactured by EK Success in our own exclusive designs and they make using the coordinating stamp sets a breeze! Pinkies Team Design Challenge with Michelle Last We sell so many lovely punches and I have to confess that when a punch retires I don’t part with it which might be why my punch draw is groaning under the weight and has had to be reinforced several times! Before I show you what ideas and projects my team came up with I wanted to share with you the card I made using the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  I have been wanting a punch to create holly for some time and love this punch as it has two sizes of holly, the berries and also a lovely bow. holly-berry-builder-punch from stampin up This card was pretty quick to make which is just what I need at this time of year as I am feeling rather swamped and disorganised.

I die cut a wreath from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and added a sentiment in the centre on vellum from the Wonder of Christmas stamp set and added some gold bakers twine and gold metallic thread along with the holly which was punched out of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and coloured with Garden Green marker pen.

I added the beautiful red enamel shapes for berries and added a black dot to make them appear more like real berries. Love that holly embossed back ground too which I sponged in whisper white ink and distressed the edges to give a more vintage feel to the card.

So it is now time to reveal what my wonderful team members have been creating with their Stampin’ Up! punches and I would love you to vote for your 3 favourite projects. Take a look at all the entries below and please vote for your three favourites by clicking the heart in the top right of the image. Voting closes on Thursday 15th December at midnight and the winner (the most voted for project) will be announced on my blog on Friday and will win a mini stampin up spending spree!


If your order is £20+ please use my monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you card & gift from me and be sure to check out the year end closeouts in case there is a bargain or two which just happens to jump into your shopping basket – it is Christmas after all!

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