Saturday, 26 January 2019

Michele's Magazine Review

Good Morning Ladies,

Bumper blog post today which includes Danielle's stunning Bag & Tutorial Link, Michele's fantastic Magazine Review and then a look at Brenda's shopping.

First of all today I want to share the link to Danielle's Tutorial that features instructions to make the stunning bag shown above, the paper is gorgeous too, Danielle is so clever, she just makes these bags up as she goes along.  I think she is a fully qualified 'Paper Engineer' ! Lol xx

 Just Click this link :  Danielle's Bag Tutorial

We have also set up a Facebook Group together called 'Crafting With Riley & Rose'  which is both of our surnames, we hope to feature Craft Swaps, little competitions etc, you are all most welcome to come and join us on our little adventure into crafting together. Although I think I have invited most of you already.  

Now onto Michele's Magazine Review.....

Hi Ladies,
The latest look into this months selection of craft magazines.

Papercraft Essentials has a pretty set of Hunkydory toppers & background papers this month. Inside the magazine is a feature showing you how to use this free gift. There an interesting feature on partial heat Embossing too.

Cardmaking & Papercraft has a really lovely gift set-a cameo dies, stamps & an Embossing Folder.

This shows what you can make with the free gift.

Diecutting Essentials has a fantastic free gift this month. This Friday set reminds me of the Craftipotential sets -very much her style. There’s 2 features inside the magazine using the free gifts.

First feature using the free Dies.

Second feature.

Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine has a fantastic set of stamps & matching Dies-British Garden Birds. There’s 2 features inside the magazine using the free gifts and Christina Griffiths has done a great YouTube video using this set. Great for those difficult to make “Men’s cards “!

This show some of the ideas you could create using the free gifts.

Making Cards magazine has a cute set of stamps & some lovely quality papers. There’s an interesting article on “environmentally friendly crafting “ inside this magazine-quite thought provoking.

Papercraft Inspirations magazine has a great set of Dies this month. They’re to Make Easel Cards but can be used as a decorative edge Die.

That’s everything this month-Happy Crafting.


Thank you so much Michele for another fantastic review, I love how you now include the inspiration too, I think I might get the Papercraft Inspirations and Making Cards to start with. 

Brenda saw these lovely dies on offer at 'The Art of Craft' and couldn't resist them, I have to say that I don't blame you Brenda, they are so lovely and what a fantastic bargain. 
Thank you for sharing, I might go for a look and see what else they have! xxx

Paul is taking me over to visit Pat today after we have dropped the girls off at work, It will be so lovely to see you Pat after so many weeks. xxx

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Everyone
    Very dark this morning but at least the high winds we had last evening and through the night seem to have calmed down.

    Beautiful bag and a wonderful Mag Review MICHELE. I'll pop into Smiths this morning and have a look.

    So off on our usual Saturday morning shopping and then it will be a 'see what happens' afternoon.

    The CAFE is OPEN, usual hours and this afternoon muffins and cream scones on the counter so help yourselves. Of course all calorie free lol.

    HUGE are on their way to you all with loads of extras for Dear Friends under the weather. Take care and stay safe.xxxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    I’ve been trying to log into my google account for nearly 2 hours so I can comment!

    Dannielle-gorgeous bag.

    Brenda-love those Dies. Like Sandra, I think I’ll be looking at that site for bargains.

    If anyone has any questions about the magazines-please ask away.

    Sandra-it will be nice for you to have a catchup with Pat today. Hope you both have a lovely time.

    Quick trip into Southport then I must try to start a card. Not sure if we’re going to see Father in Law this afternoon as hubby has more work to do this weekend.


  3. A lovely bag DANIELLE I’ll watch the video later

    Thank you MICHELLE for the review especially what’s on the inside as they all come in cello bags

    I love the look of your purchases BRENDA I keep trying to curb my spending on craft goodies as I have so many things I haven’t used yet but it looks like I might be visiting the site and see what’s on offer

    Now the windows and porch are finished I must do the “swear” word thing I have no energy whatsoever and just want to sit and slob in front of the television and crochet Four nights of dancing has caught up with me

    Take care all

    Enjoy your visit to PAT’s SANDRA I know you’ll both have fun and lots to talk about

  4. Hi everyone.

    Danni, love your bag, beautiful paper.x

    MIchele, lovely mag reviews. I really love the one with the birds.x

    Brenda, your new dies are so pretty. Particularly like the one with the cross on. Glad to read your sister has a date for her op. Hope shes comfortable.x

    Sandra. I'm sure you'll enjoy meeting with Pat this morning. Have stretch up.x

    Meeting my friends Pippa for a coffee later but right now I'm heading up to my craft room to make this week's cc. Last minute as usual.

    Have a good Saturday everyone.

    Love Valx

    1. That was supposed to be - a good catch up!!!

  5. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra give Pat a hug from me, hope you have a good catch
    Danni your bag is beautiful, will have a look at video
    Michele thank you for your good magazine review, there are so many nice free gifts this
    Brenda you have some lovely dies, look forward to see what you make. Pleased to hear your sister has her date for her operation, thinking of you hugs on
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

  6. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Lovely bag and tutorial from Danielle.
    Michele thank you for the magazine reviews. Looking forward to seeing Sandra and Paul today.

    1. Hi Pat
      Hope you have a lovely catch up with Sandra & Paul.
      BIG HUG'S ont the way for you both xx

  7. Hi Sandra & Ladies
    Wow I love your bag DANNII the papers are so pretty will defently look at your video soon.
    MICHELE thank you for your magazine reverie some nice freebies this month.
    BRENDA love your Dies like Val I like the one with the cross.
    Pleased to hear your sister has her date
    SANDRA have a lovely catch up with Pat give her Hug from me please.
    I have Just put two pots of spaghetti sauce on Ido a bulk cook for freezing. It smelling good.
    I'm just going to put the finishing touches to my Challenge card the send it to Sandra. Then I'm going to tidy my table up as it's over taking my space lol.
    Hug's for everyone Love Lyndaxx

  8. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today.
    I loved your gift bag that you shared I yesterday Sandra, that and the matching card will both be treasured by whoever receives them.
    Danielle, what a beautiful gift bag. You are certainly our”bag” lady and I mean that I’m the nicest possible way so please don’t think I am being rude, it’s just that you really do make wonderful gift bags.
    I will have to have a look at your new Facebook page. No doubt there will be lots of Wow things as you are both so talented at all things paper and card.
    Brenda, it’s good to hear that your sister doesn’t have to wait long for her op. I hope you manage to get some “me” time over the weekend x
    Lynda, I have emailed you to say a great big thank you for the wonderful letter and goodies that finally arrived from the post office this morning due to a mix up about delivery between us and the post office. It was well worth the wait though. Thank you again dear friend xx
    Stay warm ladies. Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  9. I see I’m back as Mrs B and published first time lol.
    Sandra and Pat, Sorry forgot to say that I hope you had a nice time catching up after so long xx

  10. Hi everyone Mrs B you do make me laugh, I will take that as a wonderful compliment. Great magazine review will have to out for some of them. Gorgeous dies Brenda. Sandra thank you for sharing my bag in your blog. Have a great day ladies xx

  11. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    DANIELLE I love your bag, it will make any gift very special.
    MICHELE Thank you for the magazine reviews. I have a copy of Die-cutting Essentials, the dies looked really good I couldn’t leave it on the shelf!!!
    I had an email from ‘The Art of Craft’’ about there sale. When I looked they had a few Tutti dies. The only one I have used so far is the one with the cross. It’s lovely.
    If anyone would like me to cut a few out for them I’m happy to oblige, just say what colour you would like.
    SANDRA I hope you found Pat was okay., I’m sure she was pleased to see you.xx
    MARIA if you look in hope you are enjoying your holiday.xx
    Sleep well everyone, Love Brenda xxx