Michelle Last

Team Reward Day with Michelle Last

I think I’ve told you before that I have the most amazing team.  That is why I held a Team Reward Day for my direct team members to craft, share and inspire one another the day before OnStage.  We met at a local cafe/restaurant and had afternoon tea, fun, games and some crafting as well as an amazing raffle!

Pinkies Team Reward Day

Pinkies Team Event with Michelle Last

It can be a bit crazy at the OnStage event with so many excited people that I love the chance to get together with my direct team to spoil them and reward them for sticking with me.

Pinkies Craft Reward Day with Michelle Last
I organised little gift with thanks to Glen who made the beautiful pencil cases.  I ordered some Pinkie sew on badges and a bone folder with their initial on all packaged up in a cute little envelope.

Pinkies Team Gift from Michelle Last

We had some fun and games…

Pinkies Team Craft Event
I created a fun make and take for them so we did some crafting. This was one of the projects we made…..

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Hearts Come Home Make and Take project

Lots of fun was had.  We made another project too but I’ll share that in another post. I just love this Hearts Come Home Bundle and how lovely to be able to give a personalised ornament for the tree.

All the products I used to make this project are shared below.  If you place an order with my online shop be sure to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when spending £20+ (and less than £150). Enjoy your weekend!

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Moving Cards from Stampin’ Up!

I created a moving card using the You Move Me stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for this weeks Global Design Project challenge.  When I first saw this stamp set in the catalogue I was a little perplexed by the striped images but when I saw a demo of how the card worked I was absolutely blown away.

Click here> I have a video on my Instagram account where you can see it moving.

You Move Me from Stampin' Up!

How I made the Moving Card

I used our mini treat bag thinlits die and then die cut the horizontal lines using the die from Move Me Thinlits.

I stamped the pretty flowers and leaves and die cut them using the You Move Me bundle.

The greeting on the front is heat embossed in gold and from the One Big Meaning Stamp set.

The butterfly lined image is stamped twice in two colours, Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride and finally I added the beautiful ombre ribbon to made a loop to slide the insert in and out.

You Move Me Bundle from Stampin Up

This week at the Global Design Project we have a sketch challenge.  We would love you to join in this week and enter your own project into the sketch challenge.   Let’s pop on over to the Global Design Project blog to see what the other design team members have made using the same sketch.

All the items I have used to make this card are available in the new catalogue and can be purchased from my online shop.  Click any of the images at the bottom of this blog post to go direct to my shop to place your order.

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Climbing Orchid from Stampin’ Up!

I have inked up the new Climbing Orchid stamp set from Stampin’ Up for this weeks Global Design Project challenge.  This weeks its a colour challenge and when you see the colours you will be amazed that i was able to create such a muted coloured card.

Climbing Orchid from Stampin Up

The Climbing Orchid stamp set is so pretty with lots of options as it includes 28 stamps for only £24, what a deal!

I also used the Fresh Florals DSP in Lemon Lime Twist as the background and a little Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon.

Climbing Orchid for the Global Design Project

I coloured the orchid with pool party watercolour pencils and blended them with the wink of stella glitter pen which adds sparkler and blends the colours.

Time to see the colour challenge this week….

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I warned you they were bright didn’t I.  I used the slightest splash of Berry Burst in the centre of the Orchid so as not to overwhelm the card.

I really hope you join us this week and make something for this weeks challenge.  Come on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made and how to enter your own project to the weekly challenge.

All the products I have used to make this project as shared below, click any of the images below to go direct to my shop and be sure to enter the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me when you spend £20+ (and less than £150) as I really appreciate you shopping with me.

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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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