Saturday 29 December 2018

Michele Magazine Review

Good Saturday Morning Ladies,

Michele has done another of her fantastic Magazine Reviews, there are some fantastic free gifts featured in some of these magazines.  Simply Cards and Papercraft looks like a real 'Bumper Issue' with some lovely freebies and great inspiration.
Michele Congratulations on your 'Star Letter' featuring the above card, you must have been over the moon when you were chosen and won a £50 Voucher for Crafters Companion.!!! 
Michele's card was made from the Chloe Die that was a magazine freebie and her Bit Box! 

Papercraft Essentials has a beautiful set of stamps & Dies free this month. There’s 2 features inside the magazine using the free gifts showing you a range of cards you can make.

Diecutting Essentials has a pretty die free this month with could be used for many occasions.
I was lucky enough to be featured as the “Star letter “ and have won a  £50 voucher to spend with Crafters Companion.

Cardmaking & Papercraft has a a lovely Stamp & Embossing Folder set this month. There’s a great feature showing some really pretty cards made using the free gift.

Simply Cards & Papercraft has a fantastic few gift-it’s a bumper set of stamps & stencils plus another mini magazine full of ideas using some of the free gifts.

Papercraft Inspirations has a brilliant Stamp & Die set this month -Hootie the Owl. You could use these all year round for many occasions.

Making Card has some “pig themed “ free images this month, they’re cute but I don’t think they’ll only appeal to everyone (I’m not impressed). 

That’s it for this month, see you again soon.


Thank you so much Michele for another fantastic Magazine review, I certainly have made my choice, I bet some of you have too!

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,

Love and hugs to all of you



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-Thank you for your kind words about my card. I was very surprised to see it in the magazine. The offices are closed until 2nd January so I haven’t had my voucher yet but that will be a nice treat.

    I’m going to Tesco with hubby early this morning then I’ll drop him & the shopping off and I’m going into Southport to look for bargains-not that I actually need anything but it’s the thrill of finding something at a bargain price that I like.


  2. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today.
    A lovely card Michele. Congratulations on your prize voucher. Please let us know what you spend it on. Thank you for a great magazine review. Good luck on finding some bargains today x
    Sandra, please remind me what make your glue on a roll (?) dispenser is as I want to order one for myself having seen and heard how much you like yours.
    Have any of you got any craft bargains yet? Hobbycraft has some great bargains before Christmas so will try to get to see what else they have on sale now.
    Another lazy day for us yesterday and today we are picking up Chris jr and plan to go for a walk as we both feel the need for the wind to blow away the cobwebs. I also need to make a couple of birthday cards for the new year.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Pat and all in need. Take care xx

  3. Morning Everyone
    Thank you for the Mag review andcongratulations on your winning card MICHELE.

    Off to do my usual Saturday shopping this mornin and a look at the Craft Mags.

    SUE-I use a 'FANTASTAK' glue on a roll. 50metres on the Roll. Bought from HOCHANDA and they featured again this week on one of their ESSENTIAL shows on Thursday this week . I have to say it's the best I've found. Hope that helps.

    HUGS on their way to you all. Have a good day. xxxx

  4. Thank you MICHELE for the review and congratulations on winning the voucher It is a pretty card
    Pretty lazy day for me I didn’t get around to tidying my craft room yesterday So that’s the plan today
    Need to shake off a bit of a headache first Wish I could say it was drink related but it isn’t
    Take care all - bug hugs too

  5. Morning all
    Thank you Michele for the magazine review and congratulations for your prize. Love to see what you buy with the voucher.Lovely card.
    I wish you all a nice day. Do wrap up warm if going out, it's a nip in the air Brrrr!
    Hugs Maria xx

  6. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra the card yesterday was lovely. Enjoy the
    Michele thank you for your magazine review & congratulations on your winning card, it is
    Sending hugs to all who need them especially Pat & Pete love

  7. Hello All, dull and misty here, hope it clears as have the washer full.

    Michele lovely card, magazine review and your prize.

    Not much on today, so doing more of my jigsaw.
    Have a nice day what ever your doing, Lilian

    1. Hi Lilian
      Karen was given a puzzle with very snall pieces. It took her and Amber 2 hrs to find 8 pieces to put in. Might take them forever at that rate.

  8. Hello Sandra & ladies
    MICHEL lovely card & great magazine review thank you
    Not up to much today but must try & tidy craft room as all the boxes get chucked in there as well so got to break them up & put another wash on then actually tidy my room up!!!! Well after we have taken 8 paws out for walk.
    So wish you all a lovely weekend Hug's for everyone. Special hug's for Pat thinking of you my friend hope Pete is feeling less pain today your both in my thoughts & preyers. Xx
    Love Lynda xx

  9. Hi everyone,
    Thanks Michele for the insight into all this month's lovely craft mags and congratulations on winning a prize for your lovely card.
    Hope everyone is able to have a lovely relaxing weekend.

    Hugs being sent to all and special ones to those not feeling too good with hugs to Pat and Pete.
    Love Valx

  10. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Michele, Thank you for the magazine reviews, they really are very helpful. Congratulations on getting your card published and winning the voucher, have you started planning how you are going to spend it?
    I had intended to tidy the craft room today, but as usual other half had other ideas, we have been reorganising some of the cupboards in the kitchen - job well done.
    Sending love and hugs to everyone especially Pat and Pete.
    Love Brenda xxx

  11. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Lovely card Michele, and congratulations on winning your voucher.
    Thanks for the magazine reviews as usual.
    Wow, I’ve just noticed I’ve gor my pat s Witney in the comment as box. Let’s hope I’m back to normal.
    Well I know I’ve never been normal ladies but I can live in hope can’t I.

  12. Thank you ladies for all the hugs. Very much appreciated. This is the 5th transfusion Pete’s had. Although his bloods were up from 63 to 83 he’s still out of sorts after having it. I’m not to sure how many you can have or whether you can just keep having them.