Michelle Last

Falling Flowers from #GDP083

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter.

This week over at the Global Design Project we are making projects which are sparkly or bling.

I am not normally known for sparkles and don’t have a strong love of glitter but I used out heat and stick powder and our dazzling diamonds glitter on the Falling Flowers Bundle as the heat and stick keeps the glitter on the card.   Heat & Stick is being discontinued so if you love it I encourage you to stock up.

#GDP083 Falling Flowers from Stampin Up

It is wedding season and I decided to use Falling Flowers and Better Together for the sentiment.  I stamped the background with soft sky ink and the beautiful swirly stamp onto whisper white cardstock.

I then stamped several flowers and leaves in versa mark and sprinkled over the heat and stick powder and heat set and whilst the glue from the Heat & Stick was still tacky I sprinkled over the Dazzling Diamonds glitter which then sticks in place without rubbing off.

I then die cut the flowers and leaves with the matching May Flowers Framelit dies.  You only have until the end of May to stock up on this bundle of stamps and framelits at a 10% discount.  They are going into the new annual catalogue but they won’t be offered at a discounted bundle.

The greeting/sentiment is from Better Together which I heat embossed in white onto vellum.

#GDP083 Falling Flowers from Stampin Up & Better together

It is so sparkly and I raised the flowers up on dimensionals and added a pearl to the centre of the flowers.

So I really hope you are going to play along this week and make something of your own which is sparkly/blingy and upload to the Global Design Project.

Let’s pop on over to see what the other design team members have made using this same theme, you are sure to be blown away.


All the items I have used to make this card are available from my online shop.  Be sure to grab the Falling Flowers Bundle before the end of May to get it at a 10% discount when buying the stamps and framelits together.

Please use the monthly hostess code 9SVVNN9T to receive a free thank you gift from me when spending £20+ (and less than £150).

Wishing you all a wonderful week.  I’m am taking our daughter back to Uni tomorrow.

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Pinkies Blog Hop using NEW items from the Stampin Up Seasonal catalogue!

Pinkies team of Stampin Up demos blog hop

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

If you have arrived here from Jerim’s blog, welcome and I hope you are enjoying the projects we are sharing with you today.

There is so much choice in the new seasonal and you are most likely thinking Christmas but I wanted to show you that stamps are for life not just for Christmas and how you can use the designs in many different ways!

Hang Your Stocking Baby Card

A cute baby card using the Hang your Stocking stamp set! I used our ribbon striped ribbon and cut off the edge and used the fringe scissors to create the mane.

Hang Your Stocking Baby Card

And here is the inside. I used the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment and embossed them in silver embossing powder.

Hang Your Stocking Baby Card

So now its time to pop on over to the next person in the hop.  Next up is Sarah’s blog. Simply click the next button to keep hopping around all the blogs to see lots of new ideas and inspiration.

Pinkies team Blog Hop

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All the products I used to make this project are available to purchase, simply click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop to place your own order and if your order is £20+ (or less than £150).  As a thank you from me I post out a thank you gift when spending £20+

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Baby Bear Card for Global Design Project

I have been crafting like a demon!  It’s a busy time in our house at the moment.  Our lovely daughter Amy has passed her A’levels and got her University place in Nottingham and today it’s her 18th Birthday!  We have had a busy weekend of celebrating and lots of our family will be arriving to celebrate later today so I needed to get ahead.

This week Global Design Project challenge is a sketch challenge and I wanted to try and make a cute bear from the Fox Builder Punch.  I made the little baby bear which I adore and was first inspired when I saw Margriet’s card here.  I could not decide what the background I should use and then I had a brainwave!  How about a little fence with the bear peeking over?

Baby Bear using Foxy Friends from Stampin Up

I had so much fun making this fence using the Hardwood Stamp.  I stamped onto very vanilla cardstock in soft suede ink.  I then scored the lines to enhance the panels and then inked each panel with more soft suede ink.

The light was bad as its been raining all day so my photo isn’t great but I also used a sponge brayer to create the mottled blue sky.

I finished off with two little paws otherwise he would struggle to balance on top of the fence?

Here is the sketch….

#GDP050 Global Design Project

We would love you to join in with this weeks sketch challenge.  It is easy and you can go over to the Global Design Project and enter your project and will be in with a chance of being one of the top three entries!

If you would like to order any of the supplies I used to create this card, simply click any image below to go direct to my online shop.  Don’t forget to add my monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift (minimum order £20+).  I am also sending out my FREE Jar of Love Tutorial till the end of August so don’t miss out!



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