Saturday 24 April 2021

Mixed Up Saturday featuring Michele's Magazine Review

Good Saturday Morning Ladies,

I hope that this lovely sunshine lasts the whole weekend although I am really restricted to what I can do as I have really hurt my knee, I think its purely from being on it too much while we have been moving things round in the house and doing garden jobs too, so it's going to be a frustrating weekend of just watching the garden jobs being done by Paul. .  I hope that you are all able to enjoy being outside. 

The first 3 pictures today are of one part of one of Sophie's University Modules.  For this one they were given a 'brief' like you would from a 'Client', I have included the 'Brief' below. It involves a prop, which in this case is a boat.  I believe that it is making graphics for a computer game.  Either way her artwork is outstanding and I was excited to share with it with you. 

Michele's Magazine Review 

Hi Ladies 

Papercraft Essentials has a lovely Cardmaking kit free this month-fairies.

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

Lots of inspiration using the free gift.

Great article on Stamping & stencilling.

Aren’t these Digi images so cute??

Lovely cards using Lavinia stamps, I’m sure we’ve all got something similar.

More ideas.

Here’s a new way to look at your dies-hybrid diecutting.

What lovely, pretty cards in this feature.

More ideas, easily recreated using your own stash.

What a fantastic ribbon storage project.

Brilliant article on Bold Backgrounds.

Mixed media birthday card.

Lovely cards featuring Chloe’s new embossing folders,

Great ideas using flora papers, you could easily substitute what you have in your stash.

That’s all for this week so
Happy Crafting.

Love Michele

Sonia's Shopping 

Sonia has shared her latest Craft Shopping with us, Sonia I absolutely love those gorgeous 'Stampers Anonymous' stamps, but lets face it anything that Tim Holtz designs is a hit.  Your background die is great too, it looks quite small though, mine are mostly A5 size. Yours is a lovely design though. 

Sonia's Description:

Thought I’d share my latest crafty buys which I ordered from Buddly Crafts. Inspired by some mixed media projects on Pinterest, I couldn’t resist the Tim Holtz Fragments stamps - maybe I’ll use them in next weeks challenge. The Penny Black Geometric Circle background die is much smaller than I thought it would be, but I love the design, so will make it work 😊

Thank you so much for sharing your shopping with us my lovely XXX 

Michele's Shopping 

Michele has been waiting for these last few dies from Ebay to arrive, I have to say that they were worth the wait Michele,  I love them all, the crosses are so pretty and so handy to have in your stash, that leaf die is fantastic,  is it a slimline die with 4 separate leaves or is it a slimline background?  The last die looks like it will give you a lovely diagonal dotty background,  I look forward to seeing how much texture it gives .  Thank you so much for sharing your shopping with us.  Thank you also for the fantastic Magazine Review,  now I'm not big into Fairies, (or angels), I'm not sure why, don't gey me wrong I love Lavinia stamps style, they create the most incredible artwork but I just have no idea who I would make a fairy card for.  So i wouldn't have gone to purposely but this magazine but as always you share the amazing projects and features from inside the mag. The hybrid die cutting and bold backgrounds both really appeal to me.  Thank you once again I really do appreciate you contributing to my blog my lovely XXX 

That's all for today Ladies, I hope you all have an enjoyable day, I am so looking forward to seeing your Sue Wilson cards tomorrow. 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning ladies,

    Oh my, Sophie, such a stunning undersea picture you have created, so full of detail and colour.

    I had my last vaccine on Thursday morning, no after effects and this time I didn't feel the needle at all unlike the first one where I swear he threw a dart in my arm! I had a large lump which ached for well over a week before it subsided.

    Jamie did the first cut of the grass, I can now go and start the weeding and tidying up of the borders.

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Sandra Sophie’s artwork is stunning. I hope you are soon pain free in your knee. I know it will be frustrating not being able to help but maybe an enforced rest will help.

    Sonia-great shopping. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the new goodies.

    We have yet another Sunny day. I’m meeting a friend for an outdoor drink & handing over her birthday card/present.
    Hudlbbys car still in the garage although they are working in it today so we might get it back later. Hubby hasn’t gone to play golf as he’s struggling with a very painful Frozen Shoulder. He’s also struggling to get a GP appointment (face to face) which isn’t helping.


    1. I hope Phil manages to see his Dr face to face with his frozen shoulder, and that he manages to get his car back today.

  3. SOPHIE’s art is amazing o wonder you were excited to show it off
    Thank you MICHELE for the magazine review
    Yours and Sonia’s shopping look very interesting I can’t wait to see what you do
    It is my grandson’s Birthday tomorrow but we are going to daughters for a BBQ today as they’re off to Old MacDonald’s Farm tomorrow
    I hope you and MARIA are in less pain today Big hugs to you all xx

  4. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Stunning artwork from Sophie Sandra.
    Thank you for the magazine reviews Michele.
    Good to see what other friends are buying, of course mine is all Groovi stuff now.
    Hope your thumbs feeling better Maria. It sounds like your knees need a good rest Sandra.
    It’s been lovely sitting out in the sun meeting up with friends. Fingers crossed it stays like it for a little while longer.

    Take care & stay safe everyone.

  5. Morning ladies
    Oh Sophie's art work is amazing, she will do well.
    Thank you Michele for the mag review. Hope OH be better soon.
    Like yours and Sonia's shopping, nice dies and stamps.
    I hope your knee soon is better Sandra, enjoy sitting in the sunshine and just keep Paul company.
    That's what I have to do today, just got told by OH. He is doing the first grass cutting and tidying up and wished so to be able to help dig in but it will have to wait, the thumb is a bit sore today.
    Have a lovely day everyone.Hugs Maria xxx

  6. Hi everyone
    Love Sophie’s artwork, it’s fantastic.
    Brilliant magazine review Michele, thanks for sharing. Love your new dies, enjoy.
    Hope your knee is starting to ease Sandra, take it easy.
    Maria, hope your thumb is ok too.
    Hope you’re all having a good day, enjoying the lovely sunshine. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    I love Sophie’s art work it’s amazing. She is really blessed have such a gift. Please thank her for allowing you to share it with us. xx
    Sonia and Michele lovely shopping.
    Thank you Michele for the magazine review.
    Maria hope you are resting your sore thumb.
    Lynda hope you are not in to much discomfort.
    Margaret sending you my best wishes and a big virtual hug.

    We are enjoying another lovely sunny day, doesn’t everything look so much better when the sun shines on it.

    Have a lovely evening everyone, take care and stay safe.
    Love Brenda xxx

  8. Hello everyone , lovely and sunny but a very chilly wind.

    Sophie’s art work I truly wonderful, you must be very proud of her.

    Michele, great magazine review as always, love those dies you have bought, especially the four leaves in a row.. Sonia love your stamps, love anything Tim holtz.

    Hope you are all having a good day, hugs to all Lilian