Saturday 29 September 2018

Michele's September Magazine Review

Michele's Magazine Review

 Good Saturday Morning Ladies,

Michele has prepared us another 'Bumper' Magazine Review, there are one or two that have made it onto my 'To Buy' list, one being the 'Making Cards' magazine, I always used to love this mag as its papers were really good quality, I quite like those 'All Dressed Up' stamps as they would be good for cards for the girls, those flower papers look good too.  The 'Papercrafter' one looks good too.

Hi Ladies, 
Here is this month's Magazine Review:

Diecutting Essentials comes with a really lovely Bauble Wreath Die and there’s lots of inspiration inside the magazine using this free gift.
There’s a couple of great features on Christmas cards for men too.

Papercraft Inspirations has a great set of Dies & Stamps.
There’s a brilliant feature on Quilling which shows some gorgeous Christmas cards, tags & a decorated gift box .

 Papercrafter comes with a Snow globe shaker card kit and some gorgeous ideas using the free kit.
There’s a great feature using Washi Tape and another feature creating Inked backgrounds.

Love Cardmaking has a versatile free gift this issue-the Embossing Folder is a Cross Stitch Design which could be used all year & so could the circle Dies. There a great set of stamps with a cute reindeer plus more ideas on the back of the free gift.
There’s a great feature using your basic Dies to create some lovely Christmas cards-no need to buy seasonal Dies...!!

Papercraft Essentials has a brilliant set of stamps and a matching Reindeer Die. Lots of inspiration inside using the free gift plus a helpful video from Cardmaking Magic.
There’s a feature using Star Dies to make Christmas cards which is interesting.

Making Cards has a set of stamps titled All dresses up which reminds me of the cut out clothes you used to fold the tabs over on a cardboard doll. There’s co-ordinating papers plus some Blooming Gorgeous papers which are really lovely.

Simply Cards & Papercraft has a great free gift this month, it includes a stencil, stamps & Dies titled Winter Wonderland. There’s lots of ideas & inspiration inside the magazine using the free gifts.
There’s a great article-Back to Basics using Stencils.

Cardmaking & Papercraft comes with a Hunkydory Christmas card pack this month. Inside the magazine there’s a feature showing cards made using the free gift plus a lovely article on Christmas table decorations. There’s a great article on quilling which has 2 beautiful decorations which would look lovely on any tree.

Michele x

Thank you so much Michele for a fantastic review, its so nice to be able to get an insight into whats on offer as so many of them come in sealed bags these days so you can't get a sneak peak at the projects etc.  
There are lots of freebies to keep you busy for a while, I am looking forward to seeing all the projects you create. 

Have a lovely weekend ladies,

Love and Hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Quick visit from me as I’m about to get dressed then we’ll be setting off on our journey to Reading. The wedding is at 1pm hence the early start as it’s at least a 4 hour drive & we’d like a short break on the way.

    Perhaps I could include photos of the cards made using the free gifts next month-would that be useful???


  2. Morning Everyone
    from a cold start here in Sheffield though there is a little sunshine at the moment.

    A good review MICHELE and I'll be popping into WHS this morning to have a look. Enjoy your day.

    Off on our usual shopping trip this morning and then hoping for a quiet and restful afternoon. Both of us are in need at the moment.

    The CAFE is oPEN so pop in and have a seat and a chat. Scones and Muffins will be available later this afternoon so help yourselves.
    HUGS should be arriving with you all shortly.xxxx

  3. A great review MICHELE It is so handy to have a bit of an insight I don’t buy many magazines but the ones I do buy have always been helpful and their freebies have been brilliant- all down to you MICHELE - Thank you
    It was such a shame the other ladies didn’t show up MARIA but a bit of shopping is always therapeutic
    So today I will be crafting with KAT I have 8 cards I must make including a New Baby card and a Graduation card
    Take care all xx

  4. Good Morning,

    Great reviews Michele, I love your reports every month. Brilliant idea to show us your samples next month.

    Not much on today, clearing out my wardrobe to stow away summer items and bring out the winter ones.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  5. Morning everyone.
    Thank you Michele for your Magazine review, always a good help and if you made some cards up too to show that would be great but only if you have time. Have a nice day !
    Karen- have a fun day with Kat doing a marathon crafting :>)
    Lilian- take care and the same to anyone else not feeling 60% (even that would be nice hihi) I'm off to a workshop with Julia W this morning so best get ready.
    Have a lovely day and hope the sun is shining on you all.
    Love & hugs Maria xxx

  6. Good morning Sandra & ladies
    Thank you Michele for a great magazine review. A lovely picture of you today. Have a good day at the wedding safe journey.
    MARIA have a lovely time at Julia's work shop today don't forget to photo your makes so we can see the cards you make.
    KAREN enjoy you crafting with Kat hope you manage to get all your cards made.
    LILIAN Hope your starting to feel better now take care.
    Well still haven't got car 🚙 back yet hoping it's finished today.😩
    Well I have a big pile of ironing to do so better get on
    Hug's for everyone xx
    Love Lynda xx

  7. Hello All, lovely sunny day here if a little nippy.

    Michele great review of the mags today, haven’t bought one for ages, our village shop doesn’t carry them, and I rarely get to town these days.

    Maria hope you have a good time with Julia at the workshop, would love to be able to do some.

    Still have nasty cough, but am going out to do a bit of dead heading as I’m fed up indoors.

    Managed to get c card this morning , they take me ages these days.

    Have a good evening , Lilian

  8. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Michele thank you for a brilliant once again, several look very interesting. Hope you enjoy the wedding & have good journey both
    Sandra hope your weekend has been good, has Paul tried his new toy yet?xxx
    Maria pleased you were able to talk to Dad & Mum. yes mammogram wasn't too bad, they were very good & helped me get into right position so I didn't fall, you do have to stand
    Had our flu injections this morning. We have our son Mark staying at the moment & it is his birthday, the first one we have spent with him for about 30 years.
    Lilian hope the lovey sunshine is making you feel better & antibiotics are kicking
    Brenda it is a small world you never know who you are going to bump into, Mark was in a farm house in Scotland some time ago & noticed a photo of a wedding group outside a church, he asked where it was because it looked familiar, to be told it was Royal Wootton Bassett, Alan was brought up there & his parents lived there all their lives so Mark knew it well. The wife of the farmer used to live there. Good to hear Granddaughter sounds
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

    1. Thank you Margaret, yes it really is a small world. Hope Mark has a lovely birthday, it will be lovely for you and Alan to enjoy his birthday with him. Have you made him a cake?
      Have a lovely weekend. xx

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Thank you Michael for a brilliant review on this months craft magazines, I hope your cousins wedding went off well and everyone had a lovely memorable day.

    Sandra has Paul had the opportunity to get to the allotment to test his birthday present yet? I’m sure it will save a lot of backache. I remember some years ago a cousin telling me how wonderful they are.

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
    Love Brenda xxx