Saturday 23 January 2021


Good Saturday Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well and having a relaxed weekend.   Not much happening here, it will be nice to not see Paul with his hands on the keyboard of his computer,  bless him he has worked so many hours this week. So I am going to make sure he only does 'fun' things.  

Maria has discovered the joy of Diamond Painting, just look at the incredible Wolf scene (above). They look so majestic.  I bet it was tricky with all the Grey and Black. Its stunning Maria, I bet it will look amazing in a frame.   Thank you so much for sharing your Painting with us. XXX

Michele's Magazine Review 

Hi Ladies,

Papercraft Essentials has a lovely patchwork cardmaking kit free this month.

Here’s some ideas of what’s inside the magazine.

This is the pull out feature using the free gift-so many ideas & projects.

Here’s some inspiration on covering a diary. This could also be used on a plain notebook.

Free downloads-such cute cards!

Ideas using a mandala design & bright colours.

How to create your own background using alcohol inks, aren’t they stunning?

Some lovely ideas & inspiration using Glacier paste.

How to get more use out of your basic shapes dies.

More ideas.

Great inspiration for men’s cards, I’m sure we’ve all got stamps or toppers that we could use to recreate cards like this.

More ideas.

That’s all for now so
Happy Crafting

Love Michele

Thank you so much Michele for another great Magazine Review.  So many great ideas and features. XXX 


Karen couldn't resist one of Tracy Evans latest stamp sets and I can see why, I love the vintage style of the images, Tracy is an amazing stamp artist, I can't wait to see what you create. Thank you for sharing your shopping XXX 


Michele used for £50 voucher that she won for her Magazine feature last year, she got all of these dies for £3.11 plus the Voucher!! So ladies it is worth sharing your makes in magazines.  What an incredible haul,  thank you so much for sharing your prize with us! XXX 

That's all for today ladles, I hope you all have a good weekend. 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Your diamond painting is amazing MARIA No wonder you’re hooked and have ordered more
    Thanks for the magazine review MICHELE I really appreciate you doing this and your buys look wonderful and very useful
    I haven’t used my new stamp yet - who’d have thought I’d buy stamps I so appreciate you introducing us all to stamping platforms SANDRA
    I hope to craft later We’ll see if the mojo comes back a bit later
    Take care all xx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Maria-your diamond painting is stunning. I have one that I haven’t started yet.

    Karen-love the stamp, I’m sure you’ll create something fabulous with it.

    We have woken up to snow everywhere. Not much but enough to worry me. I just need to pop into the village for some shopping then I’m going to hide in my craft room!


  3. Morning ladies.

    Thank you Michele for the magazine review.A few things I like in there very much so might have to buy it.You got some real good dies there ,have fun playing. Have a nice weekend.
    Nice stamp Karen, wonder how your card will look like...
    Have a day of rest with hubby.
    Sonia, take care and hope you ok at work this weekend.
    If any snow or ice near where you live ,do take care if going out.
    Thank you for showing my crystal art Sandra and thank you for your comments ladies. It was real fun making this one so I have bought about six more pictures and a few cards, just didn't realise they were A4 in size Lol
    Sitting here feeling like a zombie after only 2 and half hour sleep, not sure why. We going for a walk later and I hope to finish some cards later on today. Probably will have a nap at some time.
    Have a nice day everyone. Warm hugs for all, Maria xx

  4. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Maria your crystal art work is stunning. It’s no wonder you bought some more.
    Thanks for the magazine reviews Michele and for sharing your dues that you bought with your voucher that you won.
    We gave white stuff here but it’s a thick frost not snow. I was going to do some washing but there’s no movement out there so it won’t dry so I think I’ll leave it for another day. The bowls will be on later so I’ll be watching that this afternoon. I used to love playing but have passed my bowls etc onto the club I belonged to years ago so won’t start playing again.
    Take dare and stay safe everyone.

  5. Hello, lovely and sunny, so washing on the line. We are forecast snow for later on although I doubt it will dry.

    Maria, love your crystal art, I don’t think I could do this with my arthritic hands and poor eye sight.

    Michele great review as usual, and a super haul of dies.

    Karen love your new stamps, waiting to see what you do with them.

    Feeling a bit old today, it’s my youngest son 49th birthday, where does the time go, only seems like yesterday when he was born.

    Hope you all have a good day, hugs to all, Lilian

  6. Hi everyone
    Love your crystal art picture Maria, looking forward to seeing more 😊
    Another great magazine review Michele, and enjoy your new dies 😊
    Fabulous stamp Karen, enjoy 😊 I agree with you about stamp platforms, don’t know where I’d be without mine now 😉
    Hope you managed to keep Paul away from doing any work Sandra, and have had a relaxing day.
    Very frosty again here this morning, and snow forecast for tomorrow, but we shall see.
    Enjoy your evening. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    MARIA love your Crystal Art picture, must have taken you ages to complete.

    KAREN Lovely shopping.

    MICHELE Thank you for the magazine review, as always they are so helpful, when we come to choose which magazines to buy. You certainly used your prize voucher well. Plenty there to keep you busy.

    Hope everyone has had a good day.

    Sleep well and stay safe ladies.

    Love Brenda xxx