Michelle Last

Mediterranean Moments from Stampin’ Up!

I have a gorgeous coloured thank you card made using the Mediterranean Moments stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  My husbands work colleague is from Spain and he kindly gave us a bottle of his cold pressed Olive Oil from his region in Spain.

I wanted to make a thank you card and the Mediterranean moments stamp set seemed a perfect fit.Mediterranean moments from Stampin Up

I stamped the image onto watercolour paper and stitched around the edge onto early espresso card as I had my sewing machine handy.  I then set about colouring the image with a combo of watercolour pencils and inks and the blender pen.  Colouring really is very therapeutic and it really did not take long to get it coloured.  I then added a heat embossed thanks sentiment from the thankful thoughts stamp set.

The last detail was to add the fine tip glue to the bench and the lamps to create a shine to those images only once the glue had dried.

The stamps in this set are so detailed and if you need some ideas on what colours to use when colouring them in doing a google image search as there are lots of examples for inspiration.

If you would like to order Stampin Up products, you can visit my online shop and place you own order anytime.  If you like the products I have used in todays card then click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online shop.  Please remember to use the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me and with every £45 you spend you can also choose a free sale-a-bration item (see leaflet on the right hand side of this post).

I am here to help so please get in touch if you need me.  Have lovely weekend x

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Hey Chick stamps free during Sale-a-bration

Thanks for popping by today.  I am sharing a card I made for a colour challenge with the Global Design Project using the Hey Chick stamp set which is free during our amazing offer Sale-a-bration.

Hey Chick free during Sale-a-bration

Love this crazy looking chicken and I created the chick wire back ground by using our Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder and Inking one side of the folder with black ink so that it stamped and embossed the design in swipe through the big shot.

I then punched out a circle of cardstock and then cut into the circle to create the opening for the chicken.

Hey chick free during saleabration

I then grunged up the edges and inked the edges with a sponge and the Basic Grey Ink.  The chicken itself was stamped on whisper white and coloured using our wonderful watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

As I mentioned this week at the Global Design Project it is a colour challenge and these are the colours you can use to make your own project and share with us to be in with a chance of being the weekly winner and being a guest designer.

Guest stamper for Global Design Project#GDP073

Super bright and cheery colours and I really look forward to seeing what you made using these.

Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other designers have created and be prepared to be WOWED!

The products I used to make this card are shared below.  Simply click any of the images to go to that item in my shop and place your own order and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free product from our sale-a-bration brochure including the Hey Chick Stamp set.

Don’t forget to use the hostess code when ordering online with me, thank you gifts for January’s orders are being posted out this week, hope they enjoy them!

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Penned and Painted for Technique 101 Blog Hop

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog HopThis month we are creating a faux frame for the Technique 101 Blog Hop.  I used the Penned and Painted stamp set from Stampin Up for the flowers and leaves.

Penned & Painted from Stampin Up

I created my frame using a square of thick cardstock.  You can use a punch or a die to create the square or you can simply cut a square of your chosen size using a paper trimmer.

I cut a square using the stitched framelits which measure approx 4.2cm x 4.2cm. I cut three so I could place them evenly on my card and work out placement.

Whatever square size you choose make sure that three will fit in your card size and leave a gap around the outside of each square.

I stamped three flowers and leaves from Penned & Painted  on the right hand side of the whisper white cardstock in Black Stazon Ink.

I used the matching stamps to colour the slower using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink.  I also used some of my new watercolour pencils to colour the flower and the flower centre.  The leaves were stamped in Mint Macaroon Ink.

I then laid the squares in place with removable adhesive and drew a line around the edge of the square.  I used a piece of washi tape to make sure that my squares were straight.  Don’t draw a line through any of the flower or leaf, simply skip that part of the line.

I  sponged around the edge of the squares with soft sky ink to make the white square with the flower inside ‘pop’ against the background. And then finished off the card with a carefully chosen sentiment which fits perfectly.

Penned & Painted Stampin Up

So it is time to go and see what Marine from France has made, Below is a list of the participants if you get lost along the way but you can simply click the next button below to go to Marine –

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 . Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < You are here
8. Marine Wiplier – France

Thank you so much for joining us this month, if you wish to purchase any of the items I used to create the card simply click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop to place your own order 24/7.

If your order is £20+ (and less than £150) please used the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift for ordering with me.  If you order £45 you can also choose a free sale-a-bration free item from Stampin’ Up!  I am here to help so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Easy Panel Card – Technique 101 Blog Hop

Happy New Year Technique 101 followers!  Thank you for joining us today to see an easy panel card using some of the new products from the new seasonal catalogue.

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This month we are an easy panel cards and my panel card could not be easier.  I have simply cut a piece of the gorgeous paper called Inside the Lines which is free during sale-a-bration.  I cut the patterned paper 13cm x 9.5cm.

I used the new watercolour pencils colour the paper and blended the colours with an aqua painter and blender pen.  It took some time but was so relaxing.  Once I was happy with my colouring I then cut the paper into three even size strips (approx 4.3cm wide).

Inside the Lines from Stampin Up

I then stamped the perfect sentiment from Milestone Moments onto vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to make it stand out.

I then stuck the panels onto the card base using dimensionals and then wrapped the vellum sentiment around the two edge panels and secured in place with glue dots.

Inside the Lines free from Stampin Up during SAB

I have used all new products from the seasonal which cost approx £45 to purchase which means you can choose the free paper as your sale-a-bration gift and get colouring to your hearts content.  Of course if you already own some of the supplies used you could supplement your order with lots of the other new goodies instead! So let’s pop over to see what France has created with this quick and easy technique….

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click the images shown below to go direct to my online shop. And don’t forget to use my monthly hostess card to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!

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#GDP068 Baby Card using NEW Moon Baby

Happy New Year lovely blog readers!  I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year and are rested and relaxed and ready to get crafty!  This week at the Global Design Challenge we are casing the designer Jess Williams.  Jess is a member of the Global Design Project design team, she lives in Australia and has been a previous Artisan Design Team member for Stampin Up!  She is super talented and I would love you to pop on over to her blog to see her latest creations.

I have made a baby card using the Moon Baby stamp set.  I have started using some of the brand new products from the new seasonal catalogue which launches on Wednesday 4th Jan 2017 so not long to wait to get your hands on the goodies yourself. I am still happy to send out paper copies of the new catalogue so if you have not had your copy yet please do request a copy by click the button on the right.

#GDP068 Moon Baby from Stampin Up

Isn’t that little baby adorable?  I have used the new watercolour pencils to colour in the image and then blended on the watercolour paper using an aqua painter.  I die cut some stars using the star die from Peaceful Pines and create a shaker using gold glitter which fitted with the sentiment perfectly.  The diagonal edge was stamped with watercolour wonder ink (stamped off twice to get a lighter colour) and the stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and the beautiful ombre ribbon is from the new Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.

I added another sentiment to the inside from the Moon Baby set…

#GDP068 Moon Baby

This sentiment is perfect for my lovely friend who has just welcomed her first grandchild into their family.

#GDP068 Case the designer Jess Williams

Are you ready to tackle your first crafty challenge?  Then why not join us at the Global Design Project and case Jess’s card shown above?  Pop on over to the GDP to see what the other wonderful design team have made using Jess’s card as inspiration and see the instructions on how to enter.

If you wish to order any of the items I used to make my card they will be available to purchase on Wednesday and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free item from the sale-a-bration leaflet.  There are 12 different things to choose from and you are sure to want more than one!

It’s a great deal to join too!  Pay £99, choose £130 of any current goods PLUS two additional stamp sets of any value!  I would simply LOVE you to join me and my team, all the info about joining can be found under the tab at the top of my blog.  Any questions please do get in touch but don’t join before Wednesday as you will miss out on the great sale-a-bration joining offer!

Below are the items I used to make my card, simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop and be sure to use the monthly hostess code when placing an order for £20+

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