Saturday 27 March 2021

Mixed Up Saturday

Good Saturday Morning Ladies,  

Is it me or is it super chilly at the moment? I just couldn't get warm yesterday,  I do have some windows open a little bit for fresh air but I was positively shivering! It was  beautifully sunny most of day, we had a rainy spell in morning but only for a few minutes. 

I am looking forward to spending some time with Paul this weekend as I have barely seen him this week, we are hoping to get some time in the garden. 

Now look at this lovely magazine that Michele has reviewed for us this weej, I have ordered mine from Craftstash already 🤣😂

Michele's Magazine Review 

Hi Ladies, 

The delayed Diecutting Essentials (issue 75) finally arrived!
There’s a great set of stamps & dies as the free gift this month.

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

First feature using the free gifts.

More inspiration using the free gifts.

More card ideas including a non floral one.

Some lovely Easter card ideas.

Perfect for spring.

Don’t these look fantastic-made using inlaid Diecutting.

I’m sure some of you have Foamirin so you could try to create these beautiful cards.

I love the bright colours of the flowers but al  how much white space is on these cards.

These are made with a bonus SVG file but in an older issue this was a free Die-there’s lots of similar ones on eBay.

More ideas using a decorative die-doesn’t just have to be the original shape.

Another feature showing how to use your dies to make stencils-definitely let’s you get more from your dies.

Some inspiration for anyone that’s considering buying the latest Indigo Blu box set.

More inspiration.

Look at these fantastic Interactive shadow box cards

More ideas.

5 cards made using the same Die to create different cards. I just with they’d show the Die they’re featuring.

More inspiration.

This is what coming up in the next issue.

That’s all for this week so
Happy Crafting.

Love Michele

Thank you so much Michele.I loved those dies so much,  I ordered this magazine already! Another amazing review, the magazine is really packed with ideas and inspiration too. XXX

Craft Shopping 

My Shopping 

I simply cannot resist anything that the lovely Hayley Eaton demonstrates for Pink Frog Crafts, so these two just jumped in my basket when they were pick of the day on Hochanda a couple weeks ago, they came with 50 sheets if Super smooth card, 50 sheets of watercolour card and 20 sheets of Flower making paper, it was a great deal, I sm looking forward to playing with them.


Cheryl treated herself to some new Stampin Up products, you have ordered some live things there Cheryl,  I have the multi tool thing,  its great for placing gems and Pearls.   I look forward to seeing what you create. 

Cheryl's Description:

My latest SU purchases from Sam, my across the road friend's daughter,  who does  craft classes in Watchett (summer)  at her home in Minehead during autumn/winter months ×

Thanks for sharing Cheryl xxx


I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, 

Love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                                        xxxxxx


  1. Morning Ladies

    Great purchase Sandra & Cheryl. Looking forward to seeing you make with those goodies. My two outstanding items arrived this week-great service from eBay & Hermes as a die I ordered ftom a seller in USA arrived over a week early. Not such great service from Amazon though.


  2. Morning Everyone

    MICHELE-I really love the look of this week's Mag.
    I cannot wait to be able to get into WHS to have a look. Fingers crossed next week-end I might just be able to.

    We have a really grey/rainy start to the day here.Yesterday was sunny first thing but just as I started to take the rubbish out it started to rain and oh how it rained.Needless to say guess who got that

    The CAFE is OPEN ready for anyone who wants to come and have alook and a cuppa.HUGS are winging their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  3. Morning ladies,

    Brilliant sunshine again here in my little corner of Somerset. The last 2 days brought gusty winds and plenty of rain with an occasional shower of hailstones. The temperature certainly plummeted as well. What a change from the warm then hot days of March last year.

    Fantastic review of this month's magazine Michele. There's some beautiful cards amongst the pages.

    I don't watch the craft shows on my computer anymore. A lot of the bundles are far too expensive and the hard sell tactics of 'we are doing you a favour to help you through the lockdowns' does not wash well with me. I like my bargains but I certainly would not buy some of the items that look like throwbacks from when I first started my foray into paper crafting many years ago. Dawn Bibby's stuff is so far entrenched in her first products on QVC, I don't think she has improved her artistic range at all.

    However you are planning your weekend, have fun and stay safe.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  4. Hi everyone
    Fabulous magazine review Michele, love the look of the freebies and some great articles.
    Lovely craft goodies Sandra and Cheryl, will look forward to seeing your creations.
    Up and out early this morning to Tesco, so glad that chore is done! Got the rest of the day to take it easy, and maybe do some crafting.
    Have a lovely day whatever you’re all doing. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  5. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    A great saying Sandra.
    A very in-depth review on the magazine as usual Michele. I do like looking at all the freebies on offer even if I no longer use them.
    A very odd day yesterday weather wise. It’s dull and windy here at the moment. I’m waiting to take my blood pressure then I’ll pop out for a walk.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.

  6. I love the saying I think I would like a poster of that in my house
    Thank you for the review MICHELE Die Cutting Essentials is one of my favourite magazines
    The shopping looks interesting I have so many items on my Wish List!
    Just got back from garden furniture shopping The set we like is not in stock So the Garden Centre is phoning the company on Monday to see if they have it or we might buy the display items
    Also ordered some furniture for the summer house on line which won’t arrive until June! Never mind we can make do until then
    I hope to craft for a bit after checking some work I did yesterday It could wait but I just want to ease my mind
    Take care all xx

    1. I bought a display set patio table and 6 chairs and had a good bargain as that was also the only colour set in store. I hope you get a similar deal Karen.

  7. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Like the saying, trying to follow it every day 😊
    Thanks Michele for the magazine review. Have just bought some mags but think this one will have to be on my wish list too as some good ideas in there.
    Great shopping ladies, can't wait to see what you make.
    Went out early this morning for doing a covid test and then because the weather was just so lovely went for a beautiful walk. One of the houses we passed always got a nice front garden, today tho it looked extra lovely with all the different coloured flowers she got planted. Really makes you feel more uplifted with some sunshine. It's now gone completely clouded over and it has gone very cold so need to put the heating on and have a cup of tea before doing,hmmm not really sure what I feel like,got some crosswords to finish and a couple of cards to do
    Have a nice day and warm hugs for you all xxx

  8. Hi All, cold and windy.

    Great magazine review to day from Michele, lovely to see before we buy.

    Love your shopping Sandra and Cheryl, you are both going to be busy.

    Not much else going on . Hugs to all Lilian

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Sandra I love the quote!

    Michele great magazine review, my copy arrived last Monday I just couldn’t wait to play with the Dies and stamps included, some of the flower dies are so tiny I needed to use tweezers to place them on my card, having said that - I think they are brilliant size for card making.

    Cheryl great shopping, love all of your choices.

    Sandra your stamps look great. I know you will make beautiful cards using them.

    Take care everyone and stay safe, Love Brenda xxx