Michelle Last

This Little Piggy went roller skating!

My heart is full…..  I have just had the most wonderful team weekend and only got back Sunday evening and had yet to make my Global Design Project card.  Just before I left for the retreat I received my delivery and got my long awaited for This Little Piggy Stamp Set.   I don’t think I could love a stamp set more.

I could NOT wait to get this stamp set inky and when I saw the theme for this weeks challenge I was stumped for a moment as it was Wheels, yes wheels!!!! But having spent the weekend with a incredible people and really being so thankful to have a fantastic team and for Stampin’ Up! I wanted to use the greeting in this set and of course use the colour pink as our team name is the Pinkies and so I just had to use the piggies, wheels or no wheels.

This LIttle Piggy from Stampin' Up!

I used some artistic license and added some roller skates using a marker pen and the new mini sequins for wheels.  I hope the lovely GDP organise Louise forgives me 🙂

There are so many lovely new elements on this card and I could not be happier after spending the weekend with team members who I adore to get stamping.

This Little Piggy #GDP091

I am filled with inspiration after seeing so many samples and projects.  I received amazing swaps, attended some fabulous classes including how to get the blue on the background using watercolour pencils (thank you Sarah Berry) and laughed until my jaw hurt.

I love my team, they are inspirational, kind, supportive and great great fun!  I am truly blessed and they truly make me happy.

Now don’t be afraid to think outside the box and find a way to add wheels to your crafting projects and join the Global Design Project challenge this week.  We would love you to enter!


Simply pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made and come and join the fun!

If you would like to get your hands on the This Little Piggy stamp set, the stamp set and price is shared below, simply click the link to place an order via my online shop and please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when your order is £20+.

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#GDP069 Lovely as a Tree from Stampin Up

This week at the Global Design Challenge we are sharing a colour challenge.  I used the Lovely as a Tree set of stamps and the Gorgeous Grunge to create this beautiful card which I cased from Birgit Edblom.  I was daunted at first when I saw the colours shared but it is wonderful to get creative with a colour palette that you would not normally use and you can add your own colour to make the palette your own.  I fell in love with Birgit which is why I pinned it and when I was stumped at what to create, I had a quick scroll through Pinterest and then knew right away I wanted to try to re-create this card using Stampin Up Stamps.

#GDP069 Lovely as a Tree from Stampin Up

I created a mask with a torn piece of photocopy paper and stamped the trees in StazOn onto watercolour paper.  I then used the daubers to ink in delightful dijon making sure that the colour was more intense at the horizon line.  I kept adding colour until I was happy with the intensity but I did not use any other yellow ink.  I made sure I left a border around the outside of the image.

I then inked in smoky slate under the horizon line and then gently added a light touch of the delightful dijon to act as a reflection.  It needed something else so I added a black definition along the horizon line with an aqua painter using memento black ink and then put the mask back in place and stamped the short edge of the lines stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to add vertical lines which just made it perfect!

The sentiment is from Places You’ll Go which I heat embossed in silver embossing powder.  The last touch were the stunning urban underground embellishments.  They are self adhesive backed so I simply positioned them in all 4 corners and stuck in place!  The card itself is a small square card measuring 10.5 x 10.5cm.

So who is joining me this week?  Here is the colour challenge and I really encourage you to pop over to the Global Design Project to see what beautiful creations they have made with the same colour palette and then join in this week, you would be a guest designer for our next colour challenge!

Guest stamper for Global Design Project

#GDP069 Colour Challenge

All the items I used to make my card are shared below. Simply click any of the buttons to go direct to my online shop to place your own order.   As its sale-a-bration there are lots of offers so don’t forget that with every £45 you spend you get a free item from the sale-a-bration leaflet and if you use the hostess code you will also receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Love you Lots from Stampin Up!

How cute it the love you lots stamp set from Stampin up?  It is one of the hostess sets which you can only choose if you spend £150 or host a party of £150 or more.

The little elephant and mouse stamp set is adorable…

I coloured the animals gently with an aqua painter and added the sentiment from the set and added an enamel heart.

I made it into a square card for a change and added some patterned paper as the background.

If you wish to place an order from my shop please click any of the items shared below and if your order is £150+ you can add the Love you lots stamp set to your free items as part of your order.   If you do spend £150+ please DO NOT add the hostess code as you will be giving me your hostess rewards to spend and share amongst my online order customers.

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Pinkies Colouring Challenge

This week I am sharing some entries to our team challenge to create a project using colouring.

Pinkies Team Design Challenge with Michelle Last

There are so many ways to colour in paper crafting and I am sure that you will be inspired by all the projects shared below to pick up your own colouring tools and get crafting!

Before I reveal what my team made and give you a chance to vote for your favourite I wanted to share my colouring project…

Forever evergreen stampin Up

I had wonderful fun colouring in these baubles.  I really am a novice at colouring but when you use watercolour paper its really easy.  I stamped the baubles in versamark and embossed in silver embossing powder.  I then was able to use my aqua painter to colour the baubles and add shading by going over the same patch of the bauble.  As watercolour paper is super absorbent its means you can colour repeatedly over the same spot to create the shading or graduation of colour.

I wanted the baubles to pop off the background so I added a smoky slate background using a dauber.  I then stamped the tree branches from Christmas Pines in two colours of ink.

I then threaded the silver metallic thread from the top of the bauble to the branch so they look like they are really hanging from the tree.

I added the Noel sentiment and embossed that too.  I then stamped, coloured and cut out two more baubles which I added to the inside with another sentiment.


So my wonderful team members have also been colouring and have entered their projects into a challenge 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 27th October at midnight and the winner will be announced on Friday in a new blog post and they will also receive a £20 Stamping Spree with me!

Below are the supplies I used to make my card, simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop to place your own order.  Don’t forget to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

Thanks for voting, we really appreciate it and I cannot wait to see which 3 are your favourites and announce the winner on Friday!



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Global Design Project – Merry Mice

This weeks challenge over at the Global Design Project is the theme Animals/Pets and believe it or not I did once have pet mice.

I did not dress them up but they were very cute, the only downside was that they kept multiplying!  This is the first time I have gotten my Merry Mice Stamp set inky and enjoyed colouring him on watercolour paper.

Merry Mice Stampin up

Just look at that little face, who can resist Merry Mice!  Love the sentiment too.


I could not resist doing some gold embossing with that beautiful oak leaf stamp from Lovely as a Tree.  I have fallen a little bit in love with the gold bakers twine in the triple pack on page 16 of the seasonal catalogue as it pairs so beautifully with the linen thread and the burlap ribbon.

Here is the theme this week and we would LOVE you to join in!

#GDP059 Global Design Project

Come and see what the other design team members of the Global Design Project have made with animal/pet theme and please join us this week and share what you have made!

If you wish to purchase Stampin Up products, simply click the shop now button or any of the supplies shown below to go direct to my shop and don’t forget to enter the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift.

Have a great week!

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