Saturday 21 May 2022

Mixed Up Saturday


Good Saturday Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well, what are you all up to this weekend?  We have the excitement of a trip to the tip with some garden waste, we did look at the green bin but it's £55 a year here and Paul thinks thats way too much, especially as the tip is not that far away.  On the way back from the tip we are going to stop at the Garden centre that Sue and I went to on Wednesday, as they had some Bargain Terracotta pots in all sizes £3 each, they are washed out looking terracotta but I like the look of that with herbs growing in them. We will them come home and get on with more garden chores, the lawns look like meadows after all the rain we have had this week, The weeds are the same, the only bonus is the ground is now soaked so it's easier to pull the weeds out.  I hope your weekend is more exciting to ours! 

My IndigoBlu Box Kit arrived yesterday, so I thought that I would share that with you, the papers and free gifts are excellent quality as you would expect from IndigoBlu.  I did buy the accompanying die set so that I could get the most out of the magazine, they are nice dies too! 

IndigoBlu Magazine Review

The free gifts are really lovely, you get a stencil, A4 stamp set, some sentiment stickers, 2 rolls of Washi tape and a metal die. 

This first feature shares some lovely Clean & Simple card designs, (heads up...I am thinking of having Clean and Simple as our next challenge).

Here Teresa shares some great ideas using the free stencil, using it to create backgrounds using techniques like Faux letter press.

An extra special make designed by Kay, lots of layers and texture (lots of products too)!

Some great gift box and bag ideas in this feature a Chocolate bar cover too.

Some lovely all occasion card ideas from Kay, very mixed media, some lovely textures and colours.

Sue Jacob has designed some fantastic cards using the sentiments that are including in the Kit, some lovely designs not many extra products needed either.

The Papers 

The papers are absolutely stunning in what I would call Jewel tones, something for all occasions and would be great for Journal pages too.

I have included this little Ink pad guide as I think there are so many different inks out there these days it's nice to be reminded of which ink pads are good for which techniques. just zoom in to read.

Different colouring techniques from smooshing to watercolouring in this feature.

Some brilliant ideas for upcycling things like Loo roll tubes to old cans, although I do wonder if we need any more encouragement to hoard recycling!!!  I will confess my  number 1 thing to hoard is jars!! 

This is an interesting feature,  showing different ways of using the free die to enhance your backgrounds.

Some fantastic ideas for Cards for men using the kit.

Lastly some lovely ideas for quick and easy cards.

Die set (add on) .

IndigoBlu have designed a set of dies to go with this kit, I am a sucker for a leaf/foliage die so I couldn't resist. 

All in all a good value for money magazine, all of the free gifts are goid quality and are usable, even when you have finished with the magazine. 

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,  we have a cloudy day forecast today and slight chance of rain Sunday, so we could be gardening or crafting!! 

Sending my love and hugs to all of you,



  1. I love the saying today It is so me!
    Thank you for the review
    I used to hoard jam jars! But I did used to make chutney ready for Christmas That feels like a long time ago!
    Nothing planned I tested again this morning as still positive! Ho hum
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Morning everyone
    Saying is very true. I have boxes with things I bought and no clue what to make of it all but hopefully one day....
    The magazine looks great and a good buy. I like leaf and foliage too but never seem to use them. Maybe that could be a CC for another time ?
    Nothing much planned this weekend other than some swearword. Son's girlfriend coming over on Tuesday until they are going back together in June. It will be weird not to have Son living at home anymore but after fixing the floorboards upstairs I will get my very own crafting room Yippy yey hihihi
    Hope the skip fair goes fine Sandra. We have our garage to clear out, that will be fun, maybe not but a must one day. Do saving way to much stuff just in case it is needed one day, am a bit of a hoarder with some things.
    Have a very nice day everyone. Many hugs to you all xxx

  3. Hi everyone
    The quote is so true, love it 😉
    Great magazine review and I love the freebies 😍 The stamps and stencil alone make it worthwhile. Will look forward to seeing your creations 😊
    Hope you got all your jobs done and have a relaxing evening, and everyone else is having a good day too.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx