Good Morning Ladies,
Welcome to the first 'Mixed Saturday' of March, I have some shopping and another in depth look Magazine Review from Michele, this time it is 'Simply Cards & Papercraft'
Do let's get on with the show.....
First thing I want to share is the Gorgeous Scarf (above) I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love with it, I loved the pattern, the colour, the buttons, everything!! So I took a screenshot and sent it to Karen, who also loved it, I then asked if she would be able to make one, she said she would have a go, so I found a link, amazingly Aldi had wool in at exactly the right time and also had the PERFECT colour match too, so Karen went and picked some up and got to work, I received it earlier this week and I was instantly in love with it, it is so soft and cosy and so perfectly made, I couldn't have wished for anything more perfect, so thank you so much my lovely friend xxxxxx
Michele's Magazine Review
Next magazine up for review is Simply Cards & Papercraft which has a fantastic free gift...Altenew layered daffodil Dies.
Here’s one of the features showing done projects using the free gift.
Here’s more ideas.
Some great craft projects showing that the free gift can be used on more than just cards.
Interesting article showing 3 very different cards made using a sketch.
Some of these cards look great and it’s good to be able to read new products.
There also features inside the magazine using Vellum and another one using glitter card which we probably all have in our stash!
Another amazing review Michele, I hadn't noticed this magazine last time I was shopping I love those Daffoil Dies though, Daffodils are such a 'Happy' Flower, the spread happiness and you can't help but smile at any card that features them. So I think I might add this one to my list, I had noticed one that Lynda had bought from Moremags that I had missed, it had loads of Mixed media products in it, so I have added that to my basket.
I mostly bought stamps this time, from Honey Doo, their samples are stunning and really make you want to buy the stamps, Amanda and her mum make some stunning card and flower samples, they are such a lovely family too. A bit of a funny story....while I was browsing one of the stalls, Honey Doo Amanda's mum and her friend were pointing at Paul to get his attention, Paul being Paul thought they were pointing to someone else so ignored them, but they upped their game and made it quite clear that they wanted to chat to him, so beckoned him over, a little embarrassed Paul made his way over and they said ''can we pay you a compliment'', to which Paul replied 'err yes I ok'', (I had no idea that any of this was happening) they said ''has any one ever told you that you look like 'Ant' from 'Ant & Dec', Paul laughed and said ''actually they have, we got asked in the theatre in London if he was too''!
he then stood chatting for a good while, I was confused at first because he is usually waiting with my wheelchair by the till of the stand. I just followed the laughing,
I also got a new Aleene's Tacky glue, the bottle stands on its cap, so no clogged tip a Stampin Up Friend of mine swears by this glue but every time I try to order it on Amazon its out of stock. I managed to get a couple of stencils, I was looking for Tim Holtz ones but had no luck, these were quite good ones though. lastly I got a couple of embossing folders from Crafters Companion, a pretty blue glitter card and a long woodware ruler for £1 and some acetate.
Brenda, I left you at that Honey Doo Stand for five minutes and you bought half the stock!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣
On a serious note you bought some amazing stamps and like I said under my shopping, the Samples just sell the stamps, the ladies do such an amazing job.
A lovely selection of basic craft tools and ink pads too, I will say that Brenda has bought a lot of this for her lovely Sister Anne who after dipping her toe into crafting is already hooked, I know she will be thrilled with the goodies that you have bought for her Brenda, I'm not sure that you will be parting with any of those stamps though!
Thank you so much for sharing my lovely xxxx
Karen got some amazing craft goodies at the Stamperama show at Stevenage, so many of the Craft shops were packing up at Farnborough to travel up to Stevenage to set up for the Sunday show.
karen bought a lovely selection of Sue's dies, I have seen some lovely cards made with those stained glass flower dies, those (papercuts) edge dies are something different too, I love how they look, now I am not too sure about Sue's 3 layer dies, the jury is still 'out' for me on these, I am sure that you will make a card that changes my mind though Karen. It's great to see that you WON a die from the Hochanda Tombola, our Margaret did too (last year), I have tried twice and got nowt, so that's it for me! I see you bought some more Distress Oxide inks, they are just so lovely to work with, I am excited to see stamps in your shopping Karen, so excited to see you use them, some acetate for the Caught in Crystal technique, some lovely dies, embossing folders and that amazing Plaque at the back, what a wonderful sentiment, I bet you saw it and fell in love straight away Karen.
You did so well to say that it is such a small show, thank you for sharing your shopping with us. xxx
Margaret got some lovely craft goodies at Farnborough, some great basics like card blanks, finger daubers are so easy to use, perfect for adding ink to the edges of things and for more precise inking. I can see that Margaret also visited the lovely ladies at Pink Frog where she bought the flower die and the little booklet that they produce showing how many different flowers that you can make with each of their dies.
Some other lovely dies too, something for every occasion I think! Margaret then went on to buy some gorgeous decorative papers, that Nature's Grace one is stunning, I have tried so hard to find a larger pad that 6x6 of it but we must have missed it's initial launch.
Thank you so much for sharing your shopping Margaret xxx
Lynda treated herself to 3 of the bargain magazines that I told you about in the blog last week, all three of these magazines came to under £10 including postage and just look at how many stamps and masks etc that you get. an absolute bargain, the stuff doesn't age either so it doesn't matter if they are back issues.
Thankyou for sharing them with us Lynda xxx
Just as you would expect from our Michele, she didn't pay full price for these goodies, she bought all of this as well as 4 packs of A4 card, cost Michele 81p plus her Voucher for commenting in that magazine. Our Girl certainly knows how to get the best craft deals doesn't she!!
Amazing job Michele, thank you so much for sharing it with us xxxx
Sue, you bought a lot more than I thought you had, lots of lovely little dies, something for all occasions by the look of it, some lovely new Oxide inks and essential applicators too, those woodware ones are fantastic. I absolutely love the Create a Scene Unicorn Lightbox from Inkyliscious, what an amazing idea, I know a certain little girl that will have a huge smile on her face!! That gorgeous Natures Grace pad that I have too, with matching bows etc, a Scrapbook album, bargain ruler (as both of ours have disappeared), love that Grunge board plaque too. I hope you bring some of this with you on Wednesday so we can play.
Thanks for sharing Sue xxxx
Ladies as always, thank you so much for sharing all of your crafts, shopping etc, we all love to see what each other buys, especially people that don't get to go shows etc as you might not notice some of the things on line.
I can't wait to see what you all make with your new craft products. It will be lovely to have the Saturday Wall covered in your craft makes.
Well I hope to spend some time in the craft room today, playing with some of my new goodies too, making a few Challenge cards as I think that TicTacToe is a good one for all kinds of card making techniques.
Have a lovely weekend ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you