Sunday 29 December 2019

Mixed Up Sunday

Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

A bit of a different 'Sunday' blog post for us, I forgot to remind you all to send me your 'Favourite' card photo's, I only got Janet's so I decided to do our Saturday post on a Sunday and will do the 'Favourite' post next Sunday.

So the first card (above) is the lovely Christmas card that I received from Danielle, I love the embossing folder that she has used, adding the forest themed background paper was a really brilliant idea, the gold mirror card gives a real touch of luxury. I absolutely loved the car thanks so much Danielle xxx


Michele has shared her Crafty Christmas gifts with us, I love those 'Corinne Lapierre' animals, she seems such a lovely lady too.  You can't go wrong with Sue Wilson Dies, I love the font of those die sets Michele, such a versatile set of dies there, you will get lots of use out of those and the ink pads will be really useful with your Card-io stamps.

Here is Michele's Description:

''My crafty Christmas presents. Felt & book from my boss. Dies from my Dad (he had help) & ink pads from crazy friend. ''

Thanks for sharing your Gifts with us Michele, I look forward to seeing what you make with them xxx


Karen has shared some photo's of a local Craft Society's Advent Tree, a door is opened every day to reveal what's inside, all of the donations taken from viewers of this amazing project are Donated to the Young Homeless, what a truly incredible idea, such a lot of work has gone in to that piece, some people are so kind and give some much of their time to good causes, Thank you so much Karen for sharing this amazing piece with us.

Karen's Description......

"Just thought I’d send you these photos of what the Hertford Secret Society of Crafters have done this year raising money for Herts Young Homeless It is an advent tree A door a day is opened to reveal what’s inside"

The other photo's are of Karen's Christmas gifts,  The Craft bag, which is perfect for Karen's Knitting and Crocheting was from Charlotte....

"The bag is difficult to photograph You can turn it “inside out and have knitting needles etc on show or zip it the other way around and use"

That lovely Knitting patterns for Toddlers book was also from Charlotte, I bet there are so lovely patterns in there.  I can't wait to see your amazing Jumpers my lovely xxx

The third photo is of a brilliant matching Stamp and Die set designed by Julie Hickey, Karen said that they were a great deal, 'so why not' !!  I totally agree Karen, I think that that is a great set, really versatile, I love Julie's new designs.

Thank you so much Karen for sharing all of your lovely craft things with us XXX


Our meal at Becca's place on Friday night was AMAZING, I had steak from the standard menu, which was perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth, Lucy had a freshly 'Handmade' Pizza that was delicious and huge, she bought half of it home in a box,  Sophie had Fish and Chips, the fish was enormous and cooked beautifully with light, crispy batter and mushy peas!  Paul and his parents all had Pollock with Lyonnaise Potatoes with Samphire and a Caper Berry Beurre Blanc, needless to say there wasn't a scrap left on any of their plates, they all said how amazing it was. We forced ourselves to try dessert I had a Amaretto Crème Brulee with an Almond Shortbread that just melted in your mouth, Paul's mum had the same, Paul's dad had the Sticky Toffee pudding which he thoroughly enjoyed, Paul had a dark chocolate tart with an Orange Sorbet which was also incredibly delicious and the girls had icecream.
We had an amazing evening, the restaurant was really buzzing, the whole place has a lovely atmosphere, we can't wait to go again.

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Everyone
    KAREN-I just love that Advent Calender.What a really good idea. It shows there are some really lovely peopole around.

    I thought I had lost a day when I saw 'Mixed Up' and I wouldn't have been surprised if I had.I really have been 'mixed up' with days over the last week I suppose it's with Christmas being in the middle of the week -well that's my excuse'lol.

    Some very interesting articles to be seen.

    It's a stay in day today and hopefully a peaceful one.
    The CAFE is OPEN as usual and if anyone would like lunch it's Roast Chicken with Christmas pud to follow.

    HUGS are winging their way toyou all.Take care and stay safexxxx

  2. Your meal sounded lovely You are very lucky to have a place close by that does amazing food
    Great crafting goodies MICHELE
    I love mine too and have already put the knitting bag into use!
    The knitted/crochet advent tree is amazing to see So clever Whoever came up with that design and the details of the works on show are amazing
    I am having another pottering about day today A bit of tidying and cleaning here and there A bit of crochet and a bit of tele Well, it is Sunday
    Take care all xxx

  3. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-lovely Christmas card from Danielle.

    Karen-great photos & I’m guessing by the knitting’re going to be busy?!

    I managed to get out yesterday-went to Tesco then Dobbies with hubby. We had a drink in the cafe at Dobbies -it was busy & noisy so we didn’t stay too long. Called at the Duluax paint shop as hubby wants to Paint the kitchen walls sometime soon then called in the butchers. I was tired & glad to sit down. Spent a bit of time in my craft room finding homes for my lovely gifts . Really should start making a couple of cards but I’m just not interested-maybe when we’re back at work I’ll enjoy the distraction.


  4. Hello All, how lovely to be back in my own bed last night.

    Love your card from Danielle, reminds me to use my embossing folders more.

    Nice presents Michele, and lots of lovely news from Karen.

    I did send you my favourite card Sandra, but the internet where we were staying wasn’t a strong signal, so maybe you didn’t get it.

    Sound as though you had a lovely meal with your in-laws.

    Well a day of washing and unpacking, takes me ages to get everything away when home, supposed to be dry so should be able to put the washing out.

    Have a lovely Sunday, hugs to all, Lilian

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies

    Your meal sounds absolutely yummy you were spoiled for choices on the menu,

    Lovely card from Danielle, LOVE the EF I have one similar it’s one of my favourites.

    WOW KAREN The Hertford Secret Society of Crafters certainly did an amazing display.

    MICHELE some lovely Christmas gifts, you are a lucky girl.

    Sandra I did send you a favourite card but as Lillian said maybe the internet was running slow or the signal weak.

    It’s dry and bright outside so will try and get some washing pegged out, first load almost finished.

    Have a good day everyone, Love Brenda xxx

  6. Hi all
    Lovely card from Danielle Sandra.
    Amazing advent calendar Karen and some very nice gifts. Can see you being busy soon with new little jumpers to make.
    Nice crafting goodies Michele, have fun making some cards.
    Beautiful card from Janet yesterday.
    Sorry didn't get in yesterday but my body had a bit of a down time and so stayed in bed most of the day. Feeling up for a walk later tho just to get some air. It has been way too much food and goodies over Christmas, having a meal out at your daughters place sound very nice Sandra. Glad you had a good time with the in-laws.
    Have a nice day everyone, many hugs to you all, Maria xx

  7. I’ve just realised that brain and fingers weren’t in sync earlier and omitted to comment on DANIELLE’s card Very pretty and as someone else has said a great reminder to get the EF’s out more often

  8. Good eV Sandra & ladies
    MICHELE love you gifts hope you feel better soon to have a play with them..
    KAREN you alo had some lovely gifts
    Your photos of the tree are amazing.
    DANIELLE love your card fo Sandra
    the EB folder is lovely i also don't use my EB folders enough.
    Haven't done much today i did go in craft room earlier but sitting with feet down they swell up so can't do long.Must try & finish a birthday card tomorrow after the nurse has tummyiis so brushed wih the needles i have one seringe which i inject in tummy to stop blood clotting once a day. Then the epi pen also in tummy twice a day. I didn't think i would be able to do it but its not that bad.
    Enjoy the rest of your evening love
    Lynda xx