❤💛💜 PAT ❤💜💛
Please join me Ladies in sending Our lovely Pat lots and lots of love and hugs on her Birthday, I do hope that you get to eat at least one slice of cake today!! Love & Hugs on their way to you xxx❤xxx
If the weather forecast on Social Media is correct we will all be needing a 'tot' or two of the above!
I read that we are in for some snow and really cold temperatures! Not that I have ever had a 'hot toddy' in my life.
Michele's cards are just brilliant, perfect for so many occasions, mostly cards for men, although some ladies like a bit of booze too!
Michele made the cards with papers from the Making Cards April 2018 magazine, I love your layouts Michele, that backing paper is very retro and works perfectly with the different bottles of Spirits.
I have to say the 'old' 'Making Cards' magazine had amazing quality papers featured each month, they were always very 'stroke worthy', unlike a lot of the shiny magazine papers.
If anyone is going to get the best out of a magazines papers Michele is the one!
Thank you so much Michele, these will be great for both your stash and for your Sale Table, with these and the Space men you will have a lot of the 'Male' occasions covered. xxx
Talking of magazine papers etc, my latest copy of 'Card Making and Papercraft' dropped through the door on Monday morning, now I will confess that this is one of the magazines that I would happily pass by, I find that it tends to repeat year on year and this year is no exception! This month's edition does have some lovely Oval frame dies, with Cameo style heads, there are some lovely inspiration cards inside too. The reason that it is still dropping through my door is beyond me, it has even survived the change of address. I subscribed to the magazine on a 'special deal' you got 3 Issues for £5 at the time there were some lovely Christmas stamps that we were all after and they were featured on this magazine as a freebie in around Oct 2017, so I looked into the offer, you just paid your £5 up front and that was it, no Direct Debit details or anything like that, sure enough a few weeks later the first magazine turned up and it carried on and on and on, way past 3 issues, on to 6 then 12, I am now at about 15 issues for £5 !! I can promise you that I have called them, emailed them, mostly because I was afraid of getting a huge bill. They have taken down my details and 'looked into it' and it's still arriving. Not that I am ungrateful for a freebie but I kind of wish it was one of the other mags!
So I would totally recommend these little offers, well mine certainly was a great deal.
I do know that Sue stopped her Subscription to the same magazine and it continued to arrive for some months afterwards.
I had a bit of a frustrating afternoon yesterday, sadly Sue couldn't make it so I decided to open up the Downloaded images I had purchased for my journal and have a go at printing them out, it turned out that I needed to make some minor adjustments to the way they were laid out so I had to open the downloaded file in Word, this is the first time I have used Word on my Laptop, well 'Of Course' I needed the 1 years subscription Key code, that arrived at the same time as my Laptop, I could see myself 'putting it somewhere safe' in my head, in reality I turned out every draw, 'special' cupboard and nook and cranny that I could reach, nothing, I did get excited when I found a 'Microsoft Office' cd download thing, only to turn it over and see that it had been used already and was the one we bought to put on the girls laptops to get them through their exams. By four o'clock I was pretty miffed!
So I decided to have a go at 'Coffee dying' some paper ready for my Vintage journal, I watched a few tutorials (that all said something different) so I made up my own rules, I found some old decaffeinated coffee that nobody uses and made up a large jug, I didn't have heat the oven like the people in the tutorial because the AGA is on constantly, so I got myself a little production line, the bottom oven of the AGA is definitely better, the ones I put in the top went a little too brown, I discovered however that I didn't need to put them all in the oven as the ones I had waiting to go in were sat on baking sheets on top of the closed plates on top of the AGA, by the time the oven ones were finished the ones on top were dried out too as those domes covering the plates get super hot too. So in no time I had a lovely stack. I just need to be able to print the other bits to start assembling the journal !!
So when Paul comes in and I was telling him about my afternoon, he said ''oh you should have just checked the emails as they sent a 'download'...…!!!! I will leave my reaction to your imagination!
They did send a hard copy too, where it is remains a mystery!
Well I have waffled on for far too long today, I do apologise!
Pat extra LARGE hugs on their way to you today xxxx
Sue I do hope that your head is feeling a little easier today, I missed you yesterday xxxx
I hope you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you too,