Saturday, 17 July 2021

Mixed Up Saturday featuring Michele's Magazine Review

Good Saturday Morning Ladies, 

I hope that the sun is shining for you today my lovelies, I could tell it was going to be  glorious weekend, not because the weatherman had forecast sunshine 💛, because every supermarket that we visited had no Salad and no Burgers/Barbecue food, not that we were shopping for Barbecue food,  Paul doesn't really enjoy cooking a barbecue and to be honest by the time you have prepared all of the salads and sides you could have cooked a roast dinner!  We do cook outside on holiday though.  I have always fancied taking a little BBQ onto the beach with simple sausages and fresh baguette, mostly because late afternoon is my favourite time on the beach, the sun isn't too hot and the sea is calm and most people have left the beach,  we haven't gotten around to doing it yet but I have hope. 


Michele made this amazing card for her Dad's 80th Birthday, I really like these cards, the script background that you have used Michele works perfectly, giving great texture without taking away from the design.  If you have to make a card for someone that isn't into sport or beer these cards are perfect.  As always Michele your matting and layering is perfect.   Thank you so much for sharing your Dad's card with us XXX 


Michele's Magazine Review 

Hi Ladies 

Diecutting Essentials has a fun set of Dies as the free gift this month

Here’s some ideas of what’s inside the magazine.

This is the 1st article using the free gift.

More ideas using the free gift.

More inspiration & not just cards.

Great article explaining how you can create these lovely backgrounds.

Faux letterpress technique with an ombré finish.

Fun makes using flower dies

More ideas.

I love the effect this die has created.

More ideas.

Great feature using cork paper.

More inspiration.

Different way to use circle dies for modern look.

Great way to use your dies-embossing with them!

Use your embossing folders to create a patchwork effect.

More ideas.

Ideas using Heart dies.

More inspiration.

That’s all for this week so
Happy Crafting.

Love Michele

Thanks for this weeks review Michele,  there are so many great features.  I love the freebie dies and papers. The inspiration cards that have been made are fantastic too, especially the stationery items.  Great ideas for using embossing folders and heart dies too.  I do love this particular magazine, oh Michele,  another magazine on my wish list!  Thanks again my lovely XXX


Michele bought these dies for a bargain £4 on Ebay,  there are so many useful little elements in this set, those lovely little birds and butterflies will be so useful on their own, the birdhouse is lovely too. 
I look forward to seeing what you create with it. XXX

Karen couldn't resist these two lovely stamp sets from Tracy Evans latest release. The Poppy Seed Heads are so lovely and so realistic, the Ticket Snippets will work perfectly with the Poppy Head and many of Tracy's stamps, such  brilliant designer, who creates some incredible inspiration. 
I am so excited to see what you create, thank you so much for sharing XXX

That's all for today my lovelies,  

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, 

Love and hugs to all of you 



  1. Love love love the saying! I am lucky enough to have a craft room but it could do with being bigger!
    This is one of my favourite magazines as well and it’s one that I actually do try techniques from Great looking shopping as well MICHELE
    Dentist went OK Being diabetic doesn’t help I need quite a bit of work doing I’m a bit angry in that my previous dentist has said “let’s wait and see” and it’s probably been left a bit too long Plus I have never missed a dental appointment in my life Ho hum! Worse things happen at sea!
    I need to make a 50th card today and a see if a few of the animal ideas in my head work We hope to go bowling later too
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Love the quote-my craft is quite big but it’s very full!

    Karen’s-great stamps, they look interesting.

    We have more sunshine here today, yesterday was so hot but that I was outside. Decided to stay inside and I actually made 2 cards. I need to do some shopping today so I’m off out soon before it get busy & too hot.


  3. Hi everyone
    Great quote 😊
    I love your Dads card, Michele. A fantastic idea 😊 Thank you for another great magazine review too, some lovely articles in there.
    Love the look of your crafty buys Michele and Karen, will look for to seeing what you create.
    Already hot here, been for a walk with Barney and done a bit of weeding in the garden. Still waiting for the chance to get to a garden centre to buy some plants, maybe tomorrow.
    Off out tonight to a friends for pizza in their garden.
    Hope you all have a lovely day. Sending hugs to you all xx

  4. Hello Sandra,

    Love the quote - so very true.

    Thank you Michele for the magazine review I received my copy in the week, as always I’m never disappointed with its content. In my opinion it’s the best magazine on the market. Love the card you made for your dad brilliant, great shopping to.

    Karen it sounds like the dentist you have now is doing a thorough job, hope all goes well.

    Time to get on with the supper I’ve had one of those days where I feel as if I’m behind with everything, didn’t help that I’ve had a runny nose and headache, I even did an extra Covid test just in case, pleased to say all is well.
    Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

  5. Hi everyone
    The saying is so very true but instead for getting any room anytime soon it seem like I have to wait some time yet.
    Nice card for your dad Michele, also thank you for the magazine review. One on to my wish list.
    It's been a beautiful day, the bed sheets dried so quickly and I sat outside under the parasol reading and then at 4pm, I did a facetime with my new sister and it became over a two hour long catch-up so much to find out for she have found a cousin on our dad's side and been to see him a few days ago so had some photos to share of our dad. Will see if we can find some more of our family.
    I hope you all had a nice day and you be able to sleep at all tonight. Summer is here at last 😊 hugs xx