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.

#GDP083

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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Mixed Drinks from Stampin’ Up!

I have been playing with my Mixed Drinks Stamp set and have made some really simple cards.

I love the champagne glasses and I added some sparkle using the heat and stick powder and the dazzling diamonds glitter and a versamark pen.

Mixed Drinks Champagne Card

I used the same card style for lots of drinks and loved how they turned out!  I especially love the beer one, a perfect male card.

Mixed Drinks Pint of Beer Stampin Up

Once I started I could not stop 🙂

Mixed Drinks with Sparkly Champagne

I adore the sentiment ‘Friends don’t let friends wine alone’.  Lots of friends I could give that to!

So I hope I have inspired you to reach for this set and get crafting as it is so easy to get a good result and with so many stamps there are so many options.

Don’t forget that we only have 9 more days of saleabration so that means something free with every £45 you spend and there were more free options added yesterday, check out my blog post to see the saleabration offering.

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Window Box Thinlits from Stampin Up

I am sharing a card I have made today using the Window Box Thinlits for the Global Design Project case the designer challenge!  This week we are casing Krista Frattin who is a Canadian Stampin Up Demo who is uber talented and a past Artisan Design team member.

#GDP072 Window Shopping Thinlits from Stampin Up

I have used a combination of products to make this card including the Irresistibly Floral design er series paper which is white and has an embossed design on it so I used the sponge brayer to add Daffoldil Delight ink to make it background yellow and the diamond pattern pop in white.

I then cut the small square die from the Window Box thinlit dies and cut around the pattern using the stitched shapes framelits. The scallop circle is from the circle framlits nesting dies and the vellum piece has been stamped and heat embossed with the little flower from the Window Shopping stamp set which coordinates with the window shopping dies.

I added a little circle of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper behind the die cut to add some sparkle.

The card we cased is shown below.  Beautifully simple or simply beautiful, either way so easy to case and make your own creation.  So why not join us this week and case Krista and upload over at the Global Design Project?

Whilst you are there check out what the other design team members have made using Krista’s card as inspiration.

#GDP072 Case of Krista Frattin

The supplies I used are shown below and if you click any of the images you will go directly to that product in my shop.  If you place an order for £20+ please use the hostess code if your order is £20+ (and less than £150) to receive a free thank you gift in the mail from me!  I really do appreciate  your business!

And if you order is £45+ you can choose a free item from the sale-a-bration brochure, there are lots of lovely things to choose from!

Let me know if you need help.

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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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Sale-a-bration Farewell 2016 from Stampin’ Up!

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Welcome to part 1 of our Sale-A-Bration Farewell 2016 Blog Hop!

You’ll be hopping around to 8 countries and will visit 14 amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators, each with an inspirational project for you to enjoy. There’s just 13 days of Sale-A-Bration left and we’re getting ready to say ‘farewell’ to what’s been fantastic Sale-A-Bration of 2016. Currently you’re visiting with me, Michelle Last from the UK.   You can continue hopping my using the list of names at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.

I decided to use the most popular item from the sale-a-bration brochure, at least it has been with my customers.  It is called Botanicals For You.  People love the fact that the sentiment is large enough to fill an entire card front and that the added flowers and sentiments make this a really useful and versatile set. If you don’t own it already you are really missing out and it won’t be available once Sale-a-bration has ended on 31st March, so this is your only chance!  Simply spend £45 on items from the annual catalogue or the seasonal catalogue and choose a free item which could be the one shown below…..

Botanicals For You free from Stampin Up during sale-a-bration 2016
Botanicals for You from Saleabration 2016

I decided to remove the ‘Just’ part of the sentiment and only inked up the for you with versa mark using the ink pad and the marker and then heat embossed it onto the background in white embossing powder.

I created a watercolour background as I cannot seem to get enough of this technique at the moment using Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder and Hello Honey Inks.

I then stamped the dandelion flower from the Balloon Celebration stamp set which to be honest you have probably overlooked in the stamp set as all I could see was balloons until another demo stamped their own dandelion which is so delicate and pretty.

And I had a fellow butterfly left over from my previous card (see the blog post here) and added it with some of the dazzling diamonds to add a bit of sparkle.

Botanicals for You from Saleabration 2016

So bright and ready for Spring.  I hope I have inspired you and if you would like to make a purchase simply click the link to my online shop (top right) to place your order and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free sale-a-bration exclusive item.

Thank you for visiting today. I’d love to see you back here again next Friday 25th March for Part 2 of our Sale-A-Bration Farewell 2016. The next stop on the SAB farewell hop is Jenni Pauli from Germany, simply click here to keep hopping or use the list below.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you won’t want to miss it!

FULL LIST OF DEMONSTRATORS BELOW

  1. Constanze Wirtz
  2. Bibi Cameron
  3. Sarah Berry
  4. Tracy May
  5. Erica Cerwin
  6. Jacque Williams
  7. Jason Loucks
  8. Erna Logtenberg
  9. Kylie Bertucci
  10. Valerie Lo
  11. Renate Ecklmayr
  12. Michelle Last <—  you are here!
  13. Jennifer Pauli
  14. Caroline van der Straaten

If you want to know which products I used to make this card see below and if you wish to make a purchase simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop.  Please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me!

Thanks for stopping by today x

 

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