Saturday 6 April 2019

Mixed up Saturday including Michele's Mag Review

Good Saturday Morning Ladies,

Wow this weekend is going to be so busy, its going to go really fast!!

Opening today's blog post we have Karen's latest Kerry Lord creation, he is called 'Dave The Seagull', as always Karen has given him so much Character with those almost sad eyes and his 'nobbly knees'.  He is just as adorable as all of the other creatures that you create Karen, although Seagulls are known for pinching your chips at the seaside! 
Thank you so much for sharing him with us XXX

Cheryl has been super busy in her Craft room this past few weeks and look at this fantastic display of Bear cards that she has managed to create, they are all so cute Cheryl and beautifully made,
Thank you so much for sharing them with us. XXX

Next up we have our regular Saturday Feature....

Michele's Magazine Review

Hi Ladies,
Making Cards & Papercraft Magazine has 2 great sets of Free Papers this month

This article shows you how to use the floral papers to make some beautiful cards.

The other set of papers makes some great cards for men as shown in this picture.

These modern style Easter cards are made using the Free Digital Downloads.

Love Cardmaking has a great Free Gift this month, the stamps could be used for so many different occasions.

This is on the back of the free gift.

Here is one feature, showing you what you the various cards you could make with the free gifts.

Another article showing more ideas using the free gifts and the downloads.

That's all for this week, Happy Crafting!!


Thank you so much Michele for another fantastic Magazine review, it is so helpful to see exactly what you get and what you could do with your free gifts too. XXX

And Now Some Shopping...…..

Brenda just couldn't resist these new Spellbinder dies, they look very intriguing Brenda, I can't wait to see them die cut.  Thank you so much for sharing your shopping with us xxx


This is Lynda's shopping Haul from 'Wish', so you know that they will all be fantastically cheap!
You have some stunning dies Lynda, my favourite is that beautiful Doily die, omg it is so pretty.
I love the two other dies too, Lynda has also bought some Aqua Painters/water brushes.
Thank you so much for sharing your shopping with us Lynda. XXX


Here are Michele's Bargains.....

"Bargains! The Animation Die set was reduced to £7:99 and the others were in the Sale-all from Printable Heaven. The sentiment stamps were from craftstash & I just paid £2:49 postage!"

Absolute bargains, just as we would expect from you Michele, that Animation stamp set was originally £24.99 I think! 
Thank you so much for sharing, I think that 'Printable Heaven' might be worth a visit. XXX

Well the day is finally here....Ally Pally, I am so looking forward to meeting those of you that are going today, as I have said before, I wish I was getting to meet all of you, that would be a very special day!! 

I haven't prepared a list, I know that I need some black card, and maybe a couple of Oxide Inks, I might get some Alcohol inks too if I see any as I have bought some Yupo paper to have a play with!

There are some special cakes in the chiller for those of you that can't  make it, Janet will take care of you as always.

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Everyone
    We have a very dull start to the day here but at least it's dry

    KAREN-gorgeous as usual and just waiting to be hugged.
    CHERYL what a wonderful haul you have been very busy and all look wonderful.
    MICHELE- thank you for your mag review. This one looks very interesting.
    Off on my usual shopping morning but added to it is a stop off to pick up my new specs.

    To all of you going to AP today have a good day but please take care.

    The CAFE is as always OPEN for all staying at home.Thank you for the cakes etc SANDRA.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.xxxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Grr-lost a very long comment!!

    Karen-I love Dave, he’s great!!

    Lovely purchases from everyone else. Printable Heaven have some great bargains & their stock is always being updated.

    Hope everyone has a great time at Ally Pally today (& tomorrow ).


  3. Thank you for showing Dave I am not a “natural” crocheter I taught myself in the days before YouTube Kerry Lord’s books are easy to follow, every technique is beautifully explained and there’s loads of videos
    I love your little bear cards CHERYL The aperture idea is such a clever one
    Thanks again MICHELE for the magazine review and I love your shopping- yet another site I hadn’t even heard of
    Those dies look interesting LYNDA I especially like the look of the tulip one
    Have fun today ladies I too have a list for tomorrow I’m especially interested in seeing the paper pads by Clarity stamps which I think look like pieces of art using the Yupo paper ...? No doubt there’ll be other things that magically drop into my basket
    I will be crafting and crocheting at some point today after.a bit of swear word
    Safe trip to Ally Pally ladies
    Take care all Hugs to those in pain xxx

  4. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Yes the AP day has arrived and I'm on the train on my way there, should arrive in about an hour, looking forward to seeing everyone.
    KAREN I love Dave he is gorgeous, much nicer than the real thing! xx
    MICHELE Thank you for the Magazine reviews, they are so helpful, I have often bought a mag because the cover looks great only to be disappointed later, xx
    Have a good day everyone.
    Love Brenda xxx

  5. Hi everyone,
    Ally Pally ladies, have a safe journey and a wonderful day.x

    Michele great reviews as always. You keep us so up to date with the lovely mags you review.x

    Karen just love Dave especially his cute nobbly knees!!!

    Great buys ladies. Love the large words. Will have to take a look at Printable Heaven.

    It's Lynn's birthday today. Cant believe she's 45 where did those years go? Off out for lunch later to one of our favourite restaurants.

    Have a good day everyone whether your at Ally Pally or not.
    Love Valx


  7. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. Third time of commenting so a simple thank you to Karen, Michele, Cheryl, Lynda and Brenda for sharing everything with us today.
    Mum and I have had a lovely day with Sandra, Paul, Brenda, Maria, Lynda and Terry. It was great to see you all. Thank you Sandra and Paul for taking us. I hope everyone has had a good day. Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Sandra, Lynda and all in need.Take care xx

  8. Hello All, sorry to be late again, I have trying to leave a comment all day, gave up yesterday, even anonymous wouldn’t work.

    Love all the shopping and the great mag details from Michele.

    Sorry Karen I don’t like seagulls in any form, as we are only allowed black bags for rubbish unless you cover them the gulls tear them to pieces leaving all the rubbish strewn over the pavement, plus they are extremely aggressive birds. I’m sure yours is lovely just not for me.

    Hope you all had a good day at A/P and bought lots of new goodies. Hugs to all Lilian

  9. Hi everyone.
    Karen- I smiled when opening up the lappi for a quick visit in the cafe' and being met by Dave. Don't normally like the seagulls but he is soooo cute, love him :)
    Thank you Michele for the Like the one with papers for both our ladies and the pesky men. Might have to get that one. Also you are our bargain queen, great buys.
    Like the dies you bought too Lynda. Must have a look tomorrow for the large dies. Did spend a bit today tho even if I didn't find much that was on my list, as usual :)
    Congrats Lynda too for winning the stamp set from Christina, nice set for x-mas cards.
    Had a fab day at Ally Pally, the best bit was to meet some of our friends for lunch. Shame the time went so quickly and it soon was time to go back home. Sat down with a mug of tea tired but happy and fell a sleep Lol Not too long so hope to get an early night without too many problems. I wish you all the same and a pain free night as possible. Love Maria xxx