Saturday, 29 August 2020

Mixed Up Saturday


Good Saturday Morning, 

I want to start today by saying that I was incredibly overwhelmed by the huge pile of absolutely stunning Birthday cards, you all went to so much trouble to create stunning works of art, I adore every one of them, what amazed me was the amazing range of techniques and styles of cards, not one using the same products.
Thank you all so very much ❤ xxxx

The photo that opens the blog and the two that follow are photos of the Amazing Art Journal that Our Lilian made for me to use when coming up with ideas for the blog,  challenges etc. Lilian thank you so much, you put so much thought into the journal including using a combination of paper weights so that I can experiment with techniques. 
What an amazing Lilian, thanks so much xxx

This photo is of the inside of the front cover   Lilian has fussy cut that beautiful flower to create a tuck spot for those lovely tags. 

This photo shares the beautiful marching book mark and pretty pocket to leep ot in.
Thanks so much Lilian,  I love it xxxx

Michele's Mini Challenge 

Michele has been having a de-clutter and whilst sorted through her stash she came across a collection of  Plastic Desk Calendar Holders .
So she came up with the idea of sending one out to each of our Blog Friends,  along with a Calendar Tab, so that you can all make your own Desk Calendar and we will share them on the blog in a few weeks time.  I will do a draw and pick a winner out of all those that take part and will send out a little something to them. 
So if you would like to take part please let us know in the comments below. 
Thank you so very much for your Kindness Michele xxxxxx

That's all for today Ladies,  I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, 

Love and hugs to all of you 

Sandra xxxxxx 


  1. I love the journal LILIAN I keep looking at ideas to create one bit it’s one of those “I will try this when I retire” I have loads of ideas to try “when I retire”
    The calendar ideas are lovely I will definitely have to do this one!
    No special reason for posting early just couldn’t sleep No doubt I will want to nap on and off all day now
    Take care all Has the gout cleared MARGARET and I hope you’re more comfortable LYNDA Has the new bed arrived and hopefully you’re feeling much brighter MARIA

    1. Hi KAREN yes my bed arrived yesterday I had a good sleep I we strait off woke at 9am so we'll pleased

  2. Morning ladies

    Lilian-your journal looks amazing, so
    Much work has clearly gone into it.

    Sandra-hope you had a lovely birthday meal yesterday evening.

    Thank for sharing the pictures of the calendar, if any of you want more inspiration then just type in “plastic calendar cases “ into Pinterest which is where I found these.

    We had hoped to Skype my in
    Laws yesterday as it was my Father in Laws Birthday yesterday but it didn’t happen. I’d booked a table at a local Fish &Chip restaurant as a surprise for hubby & found that we’d got a message while we were out another Skype session! I’ve arranged it for Sunday instead.


  3. Hello All, it’s sunny at the moment.

    Glad you like the book Sandra, must admit it’s the first book I’ve done from scratch.
    Main trouble I had was all the different papers that were supposed to be A4, are not the same size. They are easy to make if a little time consuming, bought the two covers and spine cut to size.

    Michele, I would love to try the calendar challenge, getting a little stale at card making.

    Not sure what I’m going to do today, depends on the weather, I hope you all have a good day Lilian

  4. Hi everyone
    Such a beautiful Journal by Lilian, love it.
    Love the calendars and such a great idea. Yes please, I’d love to take part 😊
    I’m going to try to craft today - not done any for over a week now! Fingers crossed I get this weeks challenge card done in time.
    Have a good day. Hugs to all xxx

  5. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Hope you enjoyed your dinner last night.
    Love your Journal Lilian. A real labour of love.
    Yes please to the calendar challenge Michele. I made something similar but on a card last year.
    A sunny day today but oh my did it rain yesterday. Karen & Keith bought Doreen two bottles of Dandelion & Burdock & a card which I took up for her yesterday. I took boring old toiletries which she wanted. Of course they have to stay in the office for 3 days so she won’t get them until next week. I have a dripping tap in the kitchen. I was going to ring the council as they do small repairs for disabled & over 65’s which we've used before. Anyhow Karen said Keith can come down and do that for you. Was coming yesterday but fell asleep on the sofa ( he works nights ). So he rang and said he’d come down this morning. We shall see. If not I’ll ring the council on a Monday.
    Take care & stay safe everyone.

  6. Morning Everyone
    Just got back from weekly visit to M&Sfoodhall.
    Rather cold this morning so much so that I put on a pair of 'proper' trousers and top and a thick cardy.

    LILIAN-Ilove love love your Journal.A true work of art.
    MICHELE- yes please. What a lovely idea.

    The CAFE is OPEN for everyone.
    HUGS are on their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  7. Morning everyone.
    Gorgeous journal pages Lilian, so much work has gone into them.
    Yes please Michele, like to have a go at making a calendar.Fun idea for something different to make.
    Very cold and look likes rain on it's way. Think blankie have to come out, refusing to put the heating on yet.
    Have a good day everyone. Many hugs xxx

  8. Hi Sandra and ladies
    MICHELE i would like to try the
    Calendar challenge please that's if I can if i can please.
    Haven't done done any thing today
    Just walking up & down for exercises., quite enough ten times I'm so worn-out
    Love & Hug's Lynda xx
    A while ago

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Hope you enjoyed your birthday meal out Sandra. xx

    LILIAN your journal pages are amazing, you have put so much detail into each page, they are real works of art. xx

    MICHELE Yes please, would love to join the calendar challenge.

    Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, (shame about the weather)
    Take care and stay safe.
    Love and hugs, Brenda xxx