Michelle Last

Wood Crate from Stampin’ Up!

This week at the Global Design Project we have been given a theme of Cooking, Baking & Making.  I really wanted to ink up my retired Perfect Mix stamp set one more time before it retires as it was such a firm favourite and an obvious choice. paired it with the brand new coming in June Wood Crate die and made a cute little table favour or gift which hold 3 biscuits wrapped in a cello bag and the new powder pink ribbon – swoon!

I created the greeting using another new stamp set called Label Me Pretty and the matching pretty label punch.  I stamped in early espresso ink and then stamped again in dapper denim and cut around the kitchen word and raised it up with dimensionals  and added an enamel heart.  I stamped the pudding bowl and the oven gloves from Perfect Mix and cut around them to add a little whimsical touch.  Pretty sure it would work just as well with the bowl and gloves but I just couldn’t resist.

So why don’t you join this weeks challenge and make something using the same theme, we love to see what you have made!

#GDP087

 

Time to go and see what the other wonderful design team members have made using this theme.  Visit the Global Design Project and see the projects and check out how to enter too!

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All the new items I have used are available to customers on 1st June and if you would like to reserve your paper copy of the new catalogue please click the ‘request a catalogue’ image on the right and fill out the contact form. Have a wonderful week!

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Bike Ride from Stampin’ Up! for #GDP085

I have a sneak peek for you today, the new stamp set is called Bike Ride and has matching framelit dies too.  This week at the Global Design Project we are using our favourite 3 In Colours from 2015-2017 and saying a fond farewell.

Bike Ride from Stampin Up

I decided to use Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron.  I will be really sad to say goodbye to these pretty colours but the new In Colours make it a little easier as they are gorgeous too, see the new In Colours here….

Isn’t the bike gorgeous from the Bike Ride stamp set.  It has so many individual components that you can really customise it with different stamps and colours and make it truly your own.

Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

The paper in the background is a new stack of 6×6″ patterned paper in wood textures.  The greeting is from a new set callee Colorful Seasons.  We were all given this set at the recent OnStage event but without the matching framelits so I had to hand cut the bike this time, now I cannot wait for pre-order to get my hands on the dies too!

I really hope you will join us this week and share a project made using your 3 favourite In Colours from the ones shared below.

So let’s pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the rest of the design team have made with their fave 3 In Colours – be prepared to be WOWED!

If you would like to place an order for any retiring products of grab a bargain from the clearance rack simply click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop and place an order.  Please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when spending £20+ (and less than £150).

Eastern Palace Suite from Stampin Up

We have a new sneak product suite available a whole month early too, it is called the Eastern Palace Suite and you can choose from the two bundles shown below.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle from Stampin Up

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle from Stampin Up

Please be sure to use the new monthly hostess code for May.  If you are interested in buying the starter kit the pre-order for the new catalogue starts tomorrow for demonstrators and that means you can add pre-order items to your starter kit and be one of the first to have new goodies to play with!  Contact me for more information.

 

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Birthday Blooms & Hexagons Embossing Folder

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the designer and guess what the designer is ME!  It is a bit strange casing yourself but it was easier that I thought.

Birthday Blooms & Hexagons & Embossing Folder

How I created my card

I embossed the background using the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder which gives a really deep emboss to the whisper white card.  I mounted the white onto silver foil to pick up the heat embossed greeting.

Can you see the subtle sparkle on the flower?  I used my Wink of Stella.

I used the layering circles framelits to create a focal point to add the beautiful flower from Birthday Blooms which I coloured using the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Watercolour pencils and an Aqua Painter.

Birthday Blooms for #GDP084

I stamped the flower from Birthday Blooms using Basic Grey Archival Ink from Stampin Up and cut around the coloured image.

The scallop circle frame was raised with foam adhesive strips and the friend word is from the Oh Happy Day card kit stamps.  Here is the card we all have to case this week, why don’t you join us and make something casing my card below?  You can case any element, the design, colour scheme, products used it is up to you, I would love to see what you come up with.

#GDP084 case the designer Michelle Last

Let’s pop on over to the Global Design Project website to see what the other design team members have made?

If you would like to purchase any of the items I have used to make this card please pop on over to my online shop and be sure to check out the retiring items and snaffle up the items you cannot live without.

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Penned & Painted from Stampin’ Up!

I am sharing a card for the Global Design Project colour challenge this week.  I have used Penned & Painted and Sending Thoughts.  The words and fonts in the the sending thoughts stamp set are beautiful and just perfect for someone who need to know that you are there for them.
Penned & Painted from Stampin Up

Isn’t the shading in the Penned & Painted stamp set pretty?  It is just two individual stamps and I have used the same colour ink and stamped it off onto scratch/rough paper for the whole flower to get a lighter tone and then stamped the Crushed Curry shaded centre without stamping off first.

Penned & Painted from Stampin Up

I stamped the centre with Night of Navy ink and added some rhinestones and love how the flowers add some dimension.
I absolutely love the rest of the sentiment for the inside of the card and the curly whimsical font.
Sending Thoughts from Stampin UpSo are you considering joining this weeks colour challenge as you can make it your own by adding your own colour.
#GDP081It looks like I used black but I did use Night of Navy, Whisper White and Crushed Curry, navy and yellow a lovely combo!

So pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made using the colour challenge and please enter yourself too as we love to see what you have made.

All of the items I have used are shared below.  Simply click any of the images to go direct to that item in my online shop to place an order.  If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code and I will post out a free thank you gift as I really appreciate your business.

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High Tide from Stampin Up for #GDP080

I wanted to get my High Tide Stamp set inky for this weeks Global Design Project entry.  It is a case the designer week and we are casing Louise Sharp.  Louise is a super talented crafter who lies in Australia and is on the Stampin Up Artisan Design Team. I simply love her style and you must pop over to her blog.

High Tide from Stampin Up

I decided that the High Tide set needed a little grunging and totally she went for it with my sponge and timeless textures.

I inked the background onto very vanilla cardstock and sponged the sky with Pool Party and Marina Mist and then inked the edge with Smoky Slate around the edge.

I stamped the lighthouse in Dapper Denim Ink and added the shadow for the lighthouse with Basic Grey Ink.  The sea was stamped in Marina Mist and Mint Macaroon Ink.

High Tide from Stampin Up

I cut a 2″ wide rectangle to make a tag and added a dapper denim circle and punched a hole in the centre and tied linen and gold thread through the hole.

I added a rectangle of gold foil cardstock as a mount to the card and then added it to a Pool Party card base.

So let me show you Louise’s original card which we are casing this week.

#GDP080 case the designer Louise Sharp

We would love you to join us and make something casing Louise’s card.  Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see how to share your entry and see what the other design team members have created.

All the supplies I used to create this card are shared below, simply click any of the pictures to go direct to that item in my shop to place your order.  If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.  If you spend £45 till the end of March you can choose a free sale-a-bration free item, there are 23 to choose from!

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