Saturday, 1 September 2018

Michele's Magazine Review.

Good Saturday Morning Ladies, 

I hope that you are all well and enjoying your weekend, Michele has prepared us another one of her amazing magazine Reviews so I will feature that today and the remaining Mixed Crafts next Saturday, I hope thats ok with all of you xxx

Hi Ladies,

Here we go with August’s write up....

Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine has a beautiful set of Peacock themed stamps & a feather die plus a bumper pack of Christmas papers this month.

Love Cardmaking magazine has a really cute set of stamps, Dies & a coordinating embossing folder- all sewing themed. There’s lots of ideas & inspiration inside the magazine using the free gifts.

Creative Stamping magazine has the cutest set of wildlife stamps this month-how could I resist it when we have Hedgehogs & Red Squirrels visiting our garden?!

Papercraft Essentials has a pretty Embossing Folder, Bumblebee Die & stamp set free this month. There’s lots of inspiration inside the magazine & I think this gift will coordinate really well with some of the previous gifts(butterflies & dragonflies) plus the dandelion set from last months Papercraft Inspirations that Sue used on her beautiful card).

Making Cards magazine has some lovely Mermaid & Under the Sea papers this month.

Papercraft Inspirations has a massive Stamp set free this month which is perfect for so many occasions. There’s also some cute Tea & Biscuits papers inside the magazine plus ideas using these papers.

Diecutting Essentials has a fantastic free set of Dies this month-A Tree for all Seasons. There’s loads of ideas inside the magazine using the free gift. I was so inspired that I’ve made a card straight away using this set! There’s a great article showing you how to make the most of your Border Dies too.

Simply Cards & Papercraft comes with a bumper paper pack plus a Festive Die, Stamp & Embossing Folder set. I can see the Truck Die being useful for those difficult to make Men’s Cards!! Lots of ideas for Christmas cards inside this magazine.

That’s all for this month so until next time-Happy Crafting.

Michele Thank you so much Michele for another amazing magazine review, I have my eye on a couple, fingers crossed they will still be on the shelves when I get home. The Die Cutting Essentials is one of them and I like the Papercraft Inspirations and the Stamping one with the Squirrel stamps. I love your reviews Michele, they are so informative, as most mags come in plastic bags these days so you can't see whats inside. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this feature my lovely xxxx Hope you all have a lovely day ladies, Love and hugs to all, Sandra xxxxxxx


  1. Morning Ladies

    It’s always a surprise when I see what I’ve written about the magazines! My next make will be using the truck die from Simply Cards & Papercraft.

    I’m up early(couldn’t sleep) so off to the butchers & Co-op soon then I’m meeting my friend at Dobbies for coffee and a chat. Not much planned for this afternoon so I might head into my craft room. Gardening tomorrow after all the housework assuming it stays fine.


  2. Hi everyone,
    Many thanks Michele for the great card review. There's a couple there I really fancy.x

    Having coffee with a friend later and I've got two card orders I must get done today.

    Can you believe I was bitten by a mosquito yesterday on my eyelid of all places. It's the first-time I've been bitten this year so shouldn't complain but wow it's itchy. There are some creatures in life I cant see a reason for. Mosquitos are one and cockroaches are the other. I don't know what is their purpose in this big wide world. Any suggestions ladies?

    Hugs to all and especially to those not so well or feeling down especially Pete Lynda Lilian and Maria.x
    Love Valx

    1. I totally agree with you VAL the same goes for spiders and rats too

  3. Great review MICHELE and as SANDRA said you can’t see what’s inside as they’re always wrapped these days I have my eye on a couple The Die Cut Essentials and Craft Inspiration Those layered flowers look great
    Big hugs to VAL with that mosquito bite I bet you look like Frank Bruno!
    OSCAR has just gone for a nap which means I have been able to rescue my phone - he loves things with buttons and toy equivalents are not good enough I’ll have a cuppa now and a quick sit down

    1. Louis is exactly the same with the phones, he knows . We have so much fun by trying to swap them but it never works hihi hugs xx

  4. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra I hope you are all enjoying your holiday & weather is being
    Michele thank you for excellent reviews again, couple of them have caught my eye. Enjoy your
    Karen enjoy your time with Oscar, we had little Chris to ourselves for an hour or so yesterday & thoroughly enjoyed it, make the most of it they soon grow
    Brenda thank you for comment yesterday, I get very tired quickly these days & I am not so sure when I will be able to drive again because according to the physio you have to be fully weight bearing & do an emergency stop, will see what surgeon says next
    Sue hope you are feeling better today, love
    Val I am with you regarding mosquitoes, they make a bee line for me, hope your eye not too swollen, hugs on
    Sending hugs particularly to Maria, Lilian & Lynda love

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Thank you Michele for the magazine reviews, I have a copy of the Die Cuting Essentials magazine and I agree those tree dies are really are lovely. xx

    VAL I hope your eyelid is calming down after the nasty mosquito bite. I totally agree with you, what purpose do they have? xx

    KAREN I’m sure you are having a great time with your little man. I’m sure he is getting spoiled. Have fun xx

    MARIA Hope you are feeling better today after your funny turn yesterday. xx

    LILLIAN, LYNDA, PAT and Pete I hope you are all starting to improve, sending special gentle caring hugs to you all.xx

    Love Brenda xxx

  6. Hi Sandra and ladies in the cafe'
    Thank you Michele for your magazine rapport. Some nice stamps around.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday Sandra and Paul having a proper break.
    Ouch Val, hope you be aright. I never understood what many of our bugs are for, mossies, woodlouse etc and I hate spiders yuk !
    Had a nice day not doing anything then sitting reading a book in the sunshine. I'm apologising tho that have not made a cc this week, sorry Michele for I like tip,tap,toe but this week I have been struggling a bit. Can't wait to see your cards tomorrow ladies so I see you for a tea and cake in the morning sometime. Have a good evening and big hugs to you all xxx