Michelle Last

Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin’ Up!

Look at the beautiful array of flowers in the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  It pairs beautifully with the Jar of Love stamp set which I wanted to use as we are casing Steffi Helmschrott at the Global Design Project this week.

Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin Up

I really enjoyed stamping and die cutting several of the flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet set and then arranging them in the jar from Jar of Love.  I stamped the jar with versa mark and heat embossed it in white embossing powder and heat set it in vellum which was over laid onto a stamped grey jar to add a little dimension.

It meant I could also tie a bow around the top of the jar and secure it in place.

I stamped the greeting using a berry burst marker and a base grey marker and used the Berry Burst to pick out the words picked and friend.

Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin Up

I added a hand drawn line around the edge and a little strip of patterned paper to add some interest.

We are casing Steffi Helmschrott from Germany this week at the Global Design Project.  

Steffi is super talented and a past Artisan Design Team member, I’d really recommend you pop over to her blog and take a look at her designs.  This is her card we are to case for this weeks challenge….#GDP092 casing Steffi Helmschrott

Please join us this week and share a card you have made by being inspired by Steffi’s card above.  If you go to the Global Design Project all the instructions on how to enter are shared there.  You can also see what the other design team members have made too.

All the items I have used to make my card are available to buy from my online shop.  Simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my shop or click the shop now button on the top right.  If you order is £20+ (and less than £150) exc postage please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me for shopping with me as I really do appreciate your business.

Wishing you a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by…

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Lovely Words Dies from Stampin’ Up!

I am sharing the fantastic new dies from Stampin Up called Lovely Words Thinlits.  They have a coordinating stamp set called Lovely Inside & Out and I was able to make this really striking card using these brand new products.

Lovely Words Thinlits Stampin Up

This week at the Global Design Project we have a sketch challenge, I have used quite a lot of artistic licence with this weeks sketch and we would love you to join us and share something you have made using this sketch too!

#GDP090

How I made my card

I tried to echo the diagonal background with the friend word from the Lovely Inside & Out co-ordinating stamp set.  I heat embossed the friend word using clear embossing powder.

I had to use a stamp a majig to get the word into diagonal lines.

I also cut 1cm strips of cardstock in 4 colours Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo and Pool Party and glued them to a piece of scrap cardstock to mount behind the die cut word.  I added the tied bow with black and white bakers twine.

We would really love you to pop over the Global Design Project to see what the other designers have made and also enter your own card for this weeks challenge.

All the items I used to make this card are shared below, simply click any of the items to go direct to that item in my online shop.  Please don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift.  More details about the hostess code thank you gift can be found here….

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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!

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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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