Saturday, 29 February 2020

Mixed Up Saturday featuring Michele's magazine Review


Good Morning Ladies,

Are you all ready for a relaxed weekend? Storm 'jorge' (pronounced 'Horhay') is bringing more rain and wind, I don't think  that any river can take another drop of rain! The rain yesterday was more than enough to cause chaos let alone what today will bring!
The only Silver lining is that we have a good excuse to stay in our craft rooms!!

Do any of you suffer from S.T.A.B.L.E Syndrome???.......

Today's crafts start with Cheryl's amazing Plaque, made for a lovely crafty Friend. 

Cheryl has used various mediums on her plaque, texture paste, stamping, a lovely tassel and the loveliest touch is that Handwritten Sentiment,  such a thoughtful touch.  Thank you so for sharing your plaque with us Cheryl xxx


Our Karen has delighted us with three more lnotted friends from Kerry Lord's books. The first two are a 'Monkey ' and a 'Quokka', yes a 'Quokka' is an actual animal, here is the Wikipedia description

 "The quokka, the only member of the genus Setonix, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. Like other marsupials in the macropod family, the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. Wikipedia"

These two are for the A-Z of Animals that Karen is Crocheting for Oscar.   
The last Crocheted Cutie is another Alien for the Charity Box.
Karen I love all of your creations, thank you also for the Education,  I now know what a Quokka is!
Thanks for sharing XXX 

Michele's Magazine Review

Hi Ladies,

Cardmaking & Papercraft has a fun set of Dies & Stamps as the free gift this month.

Here’s a look at some of the features inside the magazine.

Look at some of the great things you can use the free gift to make.

Great project to make as a present for someone.

Interesting article on using fringe papers or your border dies. I like to look at these features and think what I could use in my extensive stash rather than buying anything new.

Fabulous fancy fold cards which would definitely stand out!

You could easily use the Stampin Up Curvy Keepsake die to make these Easter treat boxes.

Hope I’ve inspired you to look through your stash and improvise with different Dies or stamps you already have.


Thanks Michele for a great magazine Review,  I actually have ghis magazine and I am looking forward to playing with that  lovely stamp and die set.
There are some great features in it as Michele has highlighted, something for every kind of crafter. 
I really appreciate you making time to do these Reviews each weel my lovely XXX 

That's all for today my lovelies,

Love and hugs to all,



  1. Morning Everyone
    CHERYL-a beautiful mixed media gift which I just know will be much appreciated.

    KAREN-wonderful creations as usual and thank you for enlarging my knowledgelol.

    MICHELE-thank you for your mag review. As usual I shall be having a look this morning.

    THANK YOU ALL FOR MY BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY CARDS.They are all on display where I can see them from my chair.
    Well we had rain and snow yesterday and some of the while stuff stayed on the garden.Thankfully by the end of the day all had gone and once again this morning we are left with rain.
    We're off on our usual shopping trip and it's our morning to meet with Jim's Niece for a coffee and catch up.

    The CAFE is OPEN-usual hours-and there will be cake/buns for you all this afternoon.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.Please take care and stay safexxxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Cheryl-great project.

    Karen-love your crochet creations, so cute.

    Sandra-I certainly to suffer from STABLE!!

    I’m of to the hairdressers this morning then we’re off to visit my Father in Law this afternoon. We have a very breezy & damp start to the day with gales of 63mph predicted here this weekend.


  3. I love your plaque CHERYL and congratulations to JAMIE on passing his exam
    Thank you MICHELE It is so helpful to see what’s inside the magazine
    Ha ha I’d never heard of a Quokka either! I have about 5 letters to go I try to do one for Oscar and one for the charity box
    I do feel so sorry for those people hit by flooding It must be so soul destroying
    Nothing much planned for today Is OH doing PARKRUN today? Not sure as the course will be so slippery in the mud
    I need to do a couple of birthday cards Hopefully I can use the challenge
    Take care all xxx

  4. Morning ladies.
    Lovely mixed media work Cheryl. Congrats to Jamie !
    Love all your critters Karen. Quokka is nice and colourful.
    Thank you Michele for the mag review, always nice to read.
    I wish you all a nice Saturday whatever you are up to.
    Love and hugs ,Maria xxx

  5. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Lovely plague Cheryl, and congrats to Jamie on passing his exam.
    Love the creations you’ve made Karen.
    Great mag reviews Michele.
    I to suffer from the stable syndrome Sanda.
    We had some hailstones falling this morning as I was on my way home from shopping. But the suns shining now but it’s still very cold and windy.
    Stay safe out there everyone.