Thursday 22 July 2021

Michele's Menagerie of Animal


Good Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well,  hopefully the extreme heat will be breaking today and the temperatures should come down slightly.   I heard on the news that a lot of Urgent care places were overwhelmed with people who got severely sun burnt, I guess that makes a difference to Covid symptoms!  I would say that people should be more careful but Soph got burnt legs so quickly on Tuesday even with sun cream.  Lord knows how people got on laying on a beach all day.  

We were woken with two more power cuts through the night Tuesday,  the first one lasted about 45 mins with smoke alarms peeping every five minutes, which drove me 🤪 crazy!  The first thing we noticed was the fan stopped running,  wow what a difference it made, in fact the girls were so hot upstairs they came down to sleep on the sofa, which gave Paul quite a shock when he went in first thing Wednesday morning! The second power cut lasted way longer but for some reason the smoke alarms didn't beep this time, which was concerning.  I was expecting to find defrosted freezers etc but all was well, we think power was off for 2 hours or so. Hopefully there will be no more. 

I was all animaled out this week so Michele offered me some of her Animal themed cards to share with you for inspiration, I really must look at getting an Ella’s Design CD-ROM or something similar featuring animals because the cards are so cute and so many people have pets these days. 

The expressions on some of those Dogs faces are hilarious and would make anyone smile, so you could send those cards for just about any occasion. 

The cute fox looks decoupaged,  so cute, lovely childs birthday card.

The final card today is almost definitely an Ella’s Design card, the papers all match perfectly and Michele's matting and layering is so precise! 

Thank you so much Michele for helping me out today and inspiring us all. XXX 

That's a for today Ladies, 

I hope that you all have a good day,

Love and Hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Everyone
    Love your cards MICHELE. Full of fun and just the thing for all ages.

    Yesterday was better heat wise but it's already well up the scale this morning.
    I have to get my CC photographed and sent off today - well that's the plan. All I need is a steady pair of hands and somewhere out of the glare.

    The CAFE is OPEN -usual hours- the freezers are full of ices etc too.
    HUGS are on their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    3rd attempt at commenting.

    Thanks for sharing my animal cards. Didn’t realise just how many I had when I started looking!

    Another warm & sunny day here already. Fingers crossed that the workmen arrive today and finish the job, they messaged yesterday to say they couldn’t make it. We have plastic trim
    All over the lawn so we can’t cut the grass yet.


  3. Hello all, Michele, great cards from you today, love the expressions on the dogs faces.

    Going for blood test today, I’m still not sure my infection has cleared up, hoping they can check today.

    Sending hugs to all Lilian

  4. Hi ladies
    Wow a lovely selection of animal cards on display from Michele. Great expressions on their faces as well. Thanks for sharing Michele.
    It’s very hot again out so take care everyone if your going out. Just to hot to do anything at the moment.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    WOW Michele what a brilliant selection of animal cards. I know I suggested this challenge but I struggle to make animal cards, so this is a mega challenge for me. I have looked through my magazine freebie stamps as Sandra suggested, found one set and to be truthful - they are sitting on my work area looking at me. ( I have not got the magazine they came with ) I hope I get inspired soon.

    I hope the power cuts in the night were the last you get. I bet electricity company has lots of irate customers on the phone, especially as if was so hot.

    Stay safe everyone. Hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Hi everyone
    Great cards from Michele today, love the dogs 🐶
    Back to work, so I’m really feeling the heat today! Hopefully it’ll cool down over the next couple of days as forecast.
    Enjoy the rest of the day everyone, stay safe. Hugs to you all xxx

  7. Hopefully I’m in!
    I think the cards are great Perfect for both male and female cards and for all ages
    Daren’t write too much and lose it all I’ll have a proper read later

  8. Hi Sandra and ladies
    I have been so hot today the carers weren't happy as my quilt was wet with sweat this morning so they had to change it all.
    I was like all of you ladies so hot
    It was running out like Sue not quite as bad as Sue but still very hot.Sorry you have been feeling low have that trouble asi can't get out
    I asked Terry to get my small die cut machine out but he said he couldn't find it I tried explaining were it was next Time Lisa or Sam comes over I will get them to look.
    Hugs coming 🤗 way love Lynda xxxx

  9. Hi all
    Brilliant animal cards from our Michele, I love them all.
    Been out a lot today and the heat was a bit much for walking around too much but we took the kids to Buckingham so had a look around while there and before we got our drinks in I was on the ground fallen off the broken chair hihi, I'm ok but will have some nice bruises for a few days.
    Take care, hope you all had a good day. Hugs Maria xxx

  10. MARIA what you like falling off the chair. Glad your ok & no broken
    Sending you lots of healing ❤Hugs
    Stay safe love Lynda xxx