Michelle Last

Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

This is my first colouring attempt with the Stampin’ Blends.  I am a novice colourer but so happy to have a new colouring medium to enhance my crafting.

I made a card to recognise an amazing accomplishment by one of my team.  My team member Sam Hammond reached her 600,000 CSV sales milestone.  That means she has sold LOTS of Stampin’ Up! products.

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I made an eclipse card using the newly introduced Color Me Happy Stamp set.

How I made the Eclipse card
  • I drew a line to attach the lanterns to using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • I stamped the lanterns from the Color Me Happy stamp set with Memento Black Ink at different heights.
  • I began to colour each lantern using the new Stampin’ Blends.  I coloured a small area with the darker shade and then used the small nib of the lighter shade to blend and combine both shades.  (There are some great video tutorials shared below).
  • I then used the sentiment from This LIttle Piggy which says – She believed she could… and so she did and masked and stamped in the top left and bottom right corner.
  • I used the Numbers for You Die set to cut out the 600,000 and then stuck the numbers back in place with dimensionals to raise them up.
  • A final flourish of sequins and my card was complete 🙂

Numbers for You Eclipse Card

Sam and I recently took a little shopping trip to Bicester Village and more specifically the Michael Kors shop so I picked out a lovely new purse to match one of the bags she bought.  She so deserved to be spoiled.

So if you fancy trying out the new Stampin’ Blends, be sure to watch these videos from Stampin’ Up! If you place an order via my online shop be sure to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when spending £20+

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Large Letter Dies from Stampin’ Up!

I had the most lovely job of creating some cards for my team members who have earned the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to Alaska in 2018.  I used the Large Letter Dies and matching stamp set Letters For You both available from Stampin’ Up!

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I created a long thin card case and printed off a picture of the Alaska landscape and wrapped a piece of vellum over it to mute the background down a little.

I then stamped and die cut the word Alaska using the Letters for You and Large Letter Dies.  These dies are a big investment but oh so useful and a really great addition to your craft stash.  Imagine how easy it would be to create projects to celebrate those milestone birthdays and anniversaries.

If you have any new additions to your family its is great to be able to spell out the name of the new baby for a gift or home decor piece.

Each year I buy some silver charms which fit a Pandora style bracelet which match the destination of the incentive trip.  This year is a polar bear and I hope that over the years my lovely downline will be able to build up a lovely collection of charms to remind them of some fabulous trips they have earned and the experiences they have had.

Alaska team incentive trip celebration card 2018

So proud of you Jenny McCormac and Lisa Cornwall.  What fun we are going to have next July 🙂

I am super proud of the amazing women in my team and all their acheivements, what a lovely job I have to be able to celebrate them!

It was great fun to create a card with a background based on the destination, why not try it?

If you would like to place an order for the stamps or dies used in this project, they are available in my online shop.

If you are able to invest in a larger order and earn some Stampin’ Rewards you could use towards these items or if you host a party or can place an order with a sales total of £400 you can choose anytime for HALF PRICE.

Imagine getting these dies for £44.50 instead of £89.  If you are ever unsure on how to get the best deal or wish to book a party or event please get in touch as I am here to help.

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Challenge Card for #GDP031 using Stampin Up products

Today’s card is a theme challenge card for the Global Design Project #GDP031

I reached for a beautiful hostess stamp set from Stampin Up called Best Thoughts.  You may not be aware what a hostess set is?  It is a subsidised set which is only available to hostesses or to people who place an order for £150+.

It is one of the rewards and you can choose to spend your hostess rewards on any current catalogue items including the exclusive hostess sets at the back of both catalogues.

Every year the hostess sets change so I know that very soon this set will be due to retire so I wanted to do it justice one last time.
Best Thoughts from Stampin Up #GDP031

It reminds me of one of my favourite flowers, Hydrangeas.  I coloured the whole flower with pool party ink using an aqua painter and then shaded the centre of the flowers with Bermuda Bay.  It wasn’t quite dark enough so I used my blender pens to add a brighter shade Tempting Turquoise.

Best Thoughts #GDP031 from Stampin Up

I heat embossed the flowers onto whisper white cardstock with clear embossing powder and then coloured in-between the flowers with a sponge and crumb cake and soft suede ink.  The leaves were coloured with Always Artichoke and Mossy Meadow.

I stamped the sentiment using the Fabulous Four stamp set onto Early Espresso cardstock and embossed in white.

I distressed the edges and was really happy with the result.  But I bet you are dying to see what the other talented design team members have made using the theme below – #GDP031Pop on over to the Global Design Project and see the other projects and also please join us this week and upload your own card as we love to see what you make.

If you place an order via my online shop please remember to use the hostess code if your order is £20+ and less than £150.  If you order is £150+ you will receive the hostess rewards to spend as you wish and you could even use them to get the Best Thoughts Stamp Set for free!


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#GDP029 Butterfly Thinlits from Stampin Up

Here is my card for this weeks Global Design Project.  It is a colour challenge and I found it REALLY hard!

#GDP029 Butterfly Thinlit dies from Stampin Up

And sshhh don’t tell anyone but I really don’t like my card 😉  But it’s Good Friday and I need to get this posted so I can enjoy the weekend and time with my family.

Especially more precious as our lovely son Dom is off on his travels again.  He leaves next week to head back to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and China for three and half months.  What an adventure he is going to have!

So let’s get on with the blog post so I get away from the computer…

The Tangelo Twist really threw me as I am not a lover of Orange and especially not this shade and I hardly had anything in my stash in this colour.  Luckily I own the Colour Me Irresistible DSP which is white with white embossed images on it so you can colour it any colour you wish!  I coloured the flower panel and the diagonal stripe piece.

#GDP029 Butterfly Thinlit Dies from Stampin Up

I also cut a butterfly thinlit in coaster board and coloured it with marker and daubers and also added a little wink of stella to the wings to add a bit of sparkle.

This card has a lot going on.  I did not like it so kept throwing more textures, patterns and elements to it and still don’t like it 🙂

I really challenge you to make something with this sketch and join the Global Design Project this week.  It is really good to step outside of your comfort zone and more of the time you will be delighted with the results.


Make sure you pop on over to the Global Design Project and see what the other design team members made using this colour combo. You are sure to be WOW’ed.

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Happy Easter Monday everyone!


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Beautiful Ride using Stampin’ Up! products

Something a little different today.  It seems that lots of Amy’s friends are passing their tests at the moment and with Amy taking her test in 4 weeks I thought I had better get a card ready to celebrate passing your driving test.

Beautiful Ride Driving Test using Stampin Up!

I created the background by stamping the tree and the road using the Sheltering Tree stamp set and then added clouds using a punch out from the tree builder punch and sponged with Soft Sky Ink.  I stamped the car image from the Beautiful Ride stamp set onto patterned paper and cut it out.  The wheels were cut out separately onto white cardstock and stuck to the wheel arches.

Beautiful Ride Open Stampin Up

I used the word window punch to create a channel across the base of the card and using dimensionals I cut a strip of cardstock which fit between the dimensionals and would slide in and out so that when you pulled the bakers twine the car moved across the card!

And guess what I made 6 of these for swaps for our team event last weekend….
Beautiful Ride from Stampin Up

I stamped the xoxo on the blue which is revealed when you pull the slider open and added congratulations to the white slider.

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We have three new items coming on Tuesday 16th Feb and they will replace the items shown below.  So if any of the items below are on your wish list you only have a few more days to get them as they will no be available again – EVER!

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