Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that the weekend finds you all well and managing through these tough times.
I want you all to know that sitting and writing the blog to connect with you everyday really means a lot to me, I really look forward to reading your comments and finding out how you are managing through these unique circumstances, it would be so lovely to be actually sitting around and talking to each other, this however it the next best thing.
So I am sending Heartfelt Thanks to each and everyone of you for stopping by and leaving a comment, I think that they are really helpful to all of us. xxx
We spent a good part of the day on the garden again yesterday, Paul was weeding and cutting back dead plants in the front garden, while I sat in the sun on a reclining chair by the front door, it was lovely to be out in the fresh air and saying hello to some of our neighbours as they passed by, I was surprised to see how many people were still out driving, almost going about their business as usual.
Milo and Bella came outside with us and it was lovely seeing the two of them frolicking about in the sunshine, they loved it.
I have to say that this was an unexpected pleasure in such worrying times.
I was experiencing the real bone and muscle aches that come with flu symptoms, the odd thing is I don't have the runny nose/congestion symptoms that usually go with it, just a really annoying cough.
Lucy is feeling much better now, her and Soph are still coughing though, the boredom is starting to set in though!
A Selection of Man cards to Inspire you
I hope that they give you a little inspiration xxx
Michele's Magazine Review
Simply Cards & Papercraft has a gorgeous set of stamps & Dies as the free gift this month.
Here’s a sneak peek inside the magazine.
Here’s the first feature using the free gift.
Some more ideas.
Even more inspiration.
Great article on second generation stamping.
Interesting feature on using nesting Dies.
That’s all for this week.
Thanks Michele for a fantastic Magazine Review, I love those Peony stamps and dies, they look similar to the 'Altenew' ones, the great thing with these stamps is that you get so much detail with the three layers of stamping. Having the dies to cut the flowers makes the set even more versatile. All in all a great free gift.
I noticed that there is a lot of inspiration too, which is so useful.
There are two fantastic features in this magazine that are useful to all of us, the first is the 'Second Generation Stamping' technique which is a bit of an underrating technique, so it's so useful having some information and inspiration for it.
The second feature is about using Nesting Dies, we take them for granted really so seeing some hints, tips and inspiration for other ways of using them would be really helpful.
Thanks Michele for taking time to write this fantastic review xxx
Michele has been sorting through and organising her dies into folders according to size etc, she has shared some photos of her organisation, which I will add below.....
Michele's small die storage
Michele's Magazine stamp storage
The first photo is the magazine freebies. Second photo is the entire wall of storage drawers!
The last two photos are two sets of dies that just happened to fall into Michele's shopping basket, I think that they are great dies Michele and you will get lots of use out of them for cards for both males and females. I look forward to seeing what you make with them.
Thank you so much for sharing your storage ideas and shopping with all of us. xxx
Ladies I would love to share any photos of your Craft room or any Craft Storage ideas that you have, just send them to me via messenger or email as you normally send your Challenge card.
I hope that you all have as best Weekend as possible in the circumstances, stay home and please stay safe,
Love and hugs to all of you,