Michelle Last

Team Reward Day with Michelle Last

I think I’ve told you before that I have the most amazing team.  That is why I held a Team Reward Day for my direct team members to craft, share and inspire one another the day before OnStage.  We met at a local cafe/restaurant and had afternoon tea, fun, games and some crafting as well as an amazing raffle!

Pinkies Team Reward Day

Pinkies Team Event with Michelle Last

It can be a bit crazy at the OnStage event with so many excited people that I love the chance to get together with my direct team to spoil them and reward them for sticking with me.

Pinkies Craft Reward Day with Michelle Last
I organised little gift with thanks to Glen who made the beautiful pencil cases.  I ordered some Pinkie sew on badges and a bone folder with their initial on all packaged up in a cute little envelope.

Pinkies Team Gift from Michelle Last

We had some fun and games…

Pinkies Team Craft Event
I created a fun make and take for them so we did some crafting. This was one of the projects we made…..

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Hearts Come Home Make and Take project

Lots of fun was had.  We made another project too but I’ll share that in another post. I just love this Hearts Come Home Bundle and how lovely to be able to give a personalised ornament for the tree.

All the products I used to make this project are shared below.  If you place an order with my online shop be sure to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when spending £20+ (and less than £150). Enjoy your weekend!

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A little bit more Christmas

You most likely have seen this Christmas card already (here) but I made it in another colour way, which is your favourite?

Christmas Card using Hearts Come Home

The card base is Rich Razzleberry and I added some Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach sponging to the nights sky to create the Northern Lights Technique.

The foreground trees are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set but you could always use the tree stamp from Lovely as a Tree.

I love the silver scallop border piece.  I used the decorative ribbon border punch and the silver foil and simply hid the more intricate part of the punch out behind the stamped panel.  And the silver heat embossed greeting really pops off the black inked trees.

I am in the process of making 50 of these cards for my own Christmas Cards this year.  I am determined that I am not going to leave it all to the last minute and try to take some stress away from the Christmas celebrations.

All the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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Santa’s Suit from Stampin’ Up!

Look at this cute card made using the Santa’s Suit stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Santa's Suit from Stampin' Up!

To be honest I am so behind.  I have had a bout of shingles which has had me laying low and now I am so behind it is not even funny! You may also have noticed that I have not posted for the Global Design Project for the last couple of weeks and as a result of the shingles I decided to free up some of my time and commitments to claw back some time to be creative and share more on my blog so although you won’t see me on any design teams you will be seeing more creativity from me 😉

I loved colouring the Santa Suit and I used the Stampin’ Write Markers and then die cut the clothes for the washing line.  I had my sewing machine to hand so decided to stitch around the edges to add an extra detail (but without thread in the machine).  The clothes are raised up with dimensionals which gives the card a real 3D feel.

But the cute part is on the inside!

Santa's Suit Inside by MIchelle Last

A little santa in his pj’s ready for bed after a long night delivering gifts across the world!

I love the red and white and how they pop off the crumb cake background.  I hope you like it too!

As always the products I use in my cards and projects are all from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased via my online shop. This stamp set is a great priced set and all the stamped images are from this one set!

You can click the order online button on the top right of my blog and get shopping or you can click any of the items shown below and go direct to that item in my shop and add to your basket.

If you order online and spend £20+ (and less than £150) please enter the monthly hostess code when prompted to receive a free thank you gift for ordering with me.  All orders placed in October using the code will receive a thank you gift approx mid November in the post from me as I really appreciate you shopping with me.

So here is what I used to make this card…

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Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

I am sharing this beautiful snowy Christmas scene with you today made using the Hearts Come Home Bundle in the new Autumn/Winter seasonal catalogue.

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the super talented, hugely funny and well just simply huge hearted Brian King, a fellow demo based in the US.  Brian works full time but still manages to have a very successful Stampin Up business whilst making the most adorable cards, pop over to his blog to see more of his work….

Hearts Come Home Bundle

These dies are to die for, seriously there are so many possibilities with the Hometown Greetings Edgelit dies but when paired with the coordinating stamp set Hearts Come Home it takes it to another level.

I have completely fallen in love with the mixed fonts used and the little houses and santa on his sleigh, just stunning!

I am using this bundle in my upcoming October technique class and have 3 very different cards to create using this one bundle.  Pop to this sneak peek in the class post to see more ideas.

How I created this card
  • I cut the buildings in whisper white using the precision base plate as there are lots of intricate cut outs and if you want them to pop out easy then I’d definitely recommend the precision base place.
  • I embossed the card front with the softly falling embossing folder.
  • The mat for the front of the card measures 11.5 x 8.5cm (silver glimmer paper) the whisper white layer is 8 x 11cm.
  • Line up your die cuts to that they are overlapping but not cutting out too much detail and then trim to 8x11cm
  • Stamp your chosen sentiment in the white space at the base of the card.
  • Add tiny dimensionals to layer the die cuts to give them dimension and add a sparkly heart.

I allowed the church spire to overlap the top of the card but be sure to check the card will fit an envelope otherwise you could trim it down a little.

Here is the card of Brian’s that we are casing this week, why not join us this week and share your entry over at the Global Design Project?  Let’s go and see what the other design team members have made using Brian’s card as inspiration…

#GDP108 Case of Brian King

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to make this card they are all shown below.  Click any of the images to go direct to that item in my shop and add to your basket.  Be sure to check out the World Card Making Day Special Offers as they end tomorrow, click the banner below to see all the items at 15% off, offer finishes on 10th October.

If you place an order for £20+ be sure to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me in November.  Don’t use the code if your own spend is £150+ as you get the stampin’ rewards to spend in your own order.

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Card Class using the Hearts Come Home Bundle

It is my technique card making class on Monday 16th October from 10-12.30pm in Winslow and we are using the Hearts Come Home bundle from Stampin Up.  I really hope you can join me.

Hearts Come Home Bundle - October technique class 2017

We are making 3 card using the Hearts Come Home Bundle.  You will receive all the supplies to complete the 3 cards shown above and a basic crafting skill is required.  You do need to bring your own adhesive but there will be adhesive for sale on the day.  Refreshments are included in the cost of the class.

Booking for this class closes on Monday 9th October at 10am.  Payment is required to book your place and no refunds are given once booking has closed.

Details on the location, what to bring etc are emailed once booking has closed.

There are several options for the class, please click the relevant button to send your payment to book your place.

Class Only = £15
Come and enjoy making 3 cards including all supplies to make the 3 cards shown above.
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Class & Clear mount Stamp Set Hearts Come Home = £28
Come and enjoy making 3 cards including all supplies to make 3 card shown above PLUS the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set in Clear Mount which is yours to take home.  Wood mount stamp set is an additional £5
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Class & Clear mount bundle including Hearts Come Home Stamp set
& Hometown Greetings Edgelit Dies = £43
Come and enjoy making 3 cards including all supplies to make 3 cards shown above PLUS the Hearts Come Home Clear Mount Bundle which includes the stamp set and matching Hometown Greetings Edgelit Dies.  Wood mount set in bundle is an additional £5
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Don’t forget booking closes on Monday 9th October at 10am.
email me: michelle@cbdesign.org.uk call me: 01296 715787

The bundle we are using in the class is shown on page 39 of the Autumn & Winter Catalogue.  If you are unable to attend the class but would like to order the products the link to my online shop is shared below.  Click any of the images to go to that item in my shop and be sure to add the monthly hostess code if you spend more than £20+ to receive a free thank you gift.

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