Michelle Last

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!

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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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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.

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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!

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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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Vintage Leaves for the Global Design Project

This weeks challenge card is a sketch challenge from the Global Design Project and I reached for the stamp set from Stampin Up called Vintage Leaves.

I had a crack at embossing the beautiful leaves to create a background.  I tried gold and copper embossing powder but loved how bright the gold was..

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I stamped the leaves onto Kraft cardstock making sure there was not too big a gap in between the leaves. I then inked the edges of the card with soft suede ink and then crumbled up the whole piece in my hand into a small ball.  I felt it echoes the crisp autumn leaves at this time of year. I also fuzzied up the edges of the kraft too to give is another distressed feel.

Vintage Leaves from Stampin Up

I stamped and embossed one of the largest leaves and cut around it.  I embossed the square background with the Petal Burst embossing folder and tied some linen thread and gold bakers twine (new discovery – i love it!) and finished the card off with a sentiment from Here for You.  It would also be a perfect mens birthday card.

Here is this weeks sketch from the Global Design Project... I really encourage you to join in this week as its a really easy sketch with lots of scope.

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It’s now time to pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other wonderful members of the design team have made using the same sketch.  Check out how to add your entry too as we’d love to see what you make using this sketch!

If you wish to order any of the products I have used to make this card, simply click any of the images below or the order now button on the right to go direct to my online shop.  If your order is £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.  Have a wonderful week everyone!

 

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Jolly Friends from Stampin Up for #GDP052

This week we are casing the designer Teneale Williams!  That is quite a task as Teneale makes BEAUTIFUL things, she is an Artisan Design Team member and uber talented!  Check out Teneale’s blog here, you won’t be disappointed!  I used her beautiful card as a sketch and incorporated the new Jolly Friends stamp set on my card.

Jolly Friends from Stampin Up #GDP052

There is lots of texture on this card, I just adore the new cable knit embossing folder, it gives such a deep embossed finish.  I had some stamped and inked hardwood cardstock left over from this baby card from the Global Design Project challenge so I decided to use it on this card.

There are lots of jolly characters in the Jolly Friends stamp set including a moose! You can interchange the hats, scarves and make them your own and of course there is a matching builder punch too.

Here is the card we have to case, why not join in this week too and case Teneale’s card?

#GDP052Pop on over to the Global Design Project to add your card and be in with a chance of being selected as one of the 3 talented winners and whilst you are there, take a look at what the other talented designers have created.

Here are the products I used to create this card, click any of the images to pop on over to my online shop to place an order.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code if your order is £20+ (and less than £150) to receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Easter Chick Treat Bag

I have a little something ready for Easter to share with you today!  I have used the Honeycomb Happiness free during Sale-a-bration as he was perfect for my Easter chick treat bags.

Easter Chick Treat Bag

I used the Polka Dot Cone Cellophane Bags from Stampin Up.  They have a printed polka dot pattern on the bag and you simply fill them with your own treats and tie them off and decorate!  They are on page 23 of the seasonal catalogue and only £5.50 for 25 bags.

I stamped, coloured and cut out the easter chick and then added a honeycomb embellishment to his tummy.  It was white so I had to spray it with rubbing alcohol coloured with an ink refill – messy but fun!

Definitely worth making these up for Easter and I used the micro eggs from Tesco.

If you wish to place an order simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop.  If you spend £45 you can choose the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set which contains this Easter Chick and don’t forget to use the hostess code!

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