Saturday 1 April 2023

Mixed Up Saturday


Good Saturday Morning Ladies, 

I hope that you are all having a lovely start to the weekend,  nothing much happening here, we may go to a garden centre if the weather is decent, those places are no fun in the rain. 

Sue has kindly written us a Magazine Review so lets have a look .....

Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 242

Simply cards & papercraft issue 242 has a flower foam set this month with foam, ball shaping tool, floral stencils and sentiment stamps.

This article has some lovely cards and clear instructions on how to make the flowers. The Congratulations floating flowers card is one I love and will be making.  Here are several different gift boxes, including the beautiful wedding cake, all decorated with the foam flowers. Templates for them can be downloaded.

The Masterclass is on Faux-layered die-cuts this month. This can as simple as slightly offsetting one die cut behind another identical one. Cutting pieces out of a die-cut and replacing it with a different shade or colour is another example. It certainly helps us to get more out of our dies.

In-depth guide is for to Pendant photo cards this month. 

This is a gorgeous idea for showing off the newest member of the family, the bride and groom, your pets, or anything that is asking to be shared. The guide shows how it is easy to make this photo card.

Using the foam flowers as the focal point on your cards is shown here. Some of the digital papers and toppers are also used. 

These quilled flowers look so pretty. The pieces of paper are not rolled up but by following a template and standing up the paper pieces on their sides after they have been cut to the correct length. I haven’t tried this type of quilling but will be as I love the look. 

As always let me know if you have any questions. 

Take care.

 Sue xx

Thank you so much Sue for another amazing review,  there are some stunning cards in thise features , the colours of the flowers are beautiful,  just what we all need to see right now.

I have to say that Card Making & Papercraft magazine have really upped their game as far as gifts and content is concerned and it gives the bigger more expensive magazines a run for their money!  As always I truly appreciate the time abd effort you put into writing the review XXX



Sonia treated herself to a little Lavinia Stamps haul,  those stencils are amazing,  great size too, love your stamp choices too, those colour mists look very interesting with the metallic tints, I can't wait to see what you create, thank you for sharing XXX

My Shopping 

This is the stamp set I have been wanting for a while,  so decided to just get it,  I am so pleased I did, the Tim Holtz sentiments were a bargain from Fb destash group £5 posted !! To good to pass up!

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, 

Love and hugs to all, 



  1. Great saying Si so apt
    Thank you Sue for the magazine review
    The shopping stash look interesting How comes I never see great bargains on any of the FB groups!
    I have to finish attempting to decorate a birthday cake AND I must make a card for him too
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Morning everyone
    Sorry missed yesterday's post. Like the idea for the next two weeks.
    The saying so true.
    Thank you Sue for the magazine review, I have got this one but have not opened it yet. Like the Lavinia shopping Sonia, looking forward to see what you make. Sandra, like the T Holtz script, nice font.
    Lilian, hope you are alright after the dentist.
    Brenda, hope you and John are ok.
    Janet, hoping you are alright and Jim too.
    Karen, how quickly does the time go. Charlie coming up to three already. Have fun dancing.
    I've lost a day but nearly finished a card so will send it to you later .
    Have a nice Saturday everyone. Many hugs to you all xxx

  3. Hi everyone
    A great quote, so true 😉
    Lovely magazine review Sue. Some great freebies and articles too. Thanks for sharing 😊
    At last the rain has stopped! Still cloudy but dry since this morning, just waiting to see if the sun will make an appearance. Mark said they had quite a smooth ferry crossing, which is surprising with the wind and rain we had yesterday.
    I’m just home from work, so starting on the washing. Not doing much else for the rest of the day.
    Hope you’re all having a good day
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Hi Sandra and all looking in. A great saying, shame we can’t add more room whenever we buy new stash 🤭
    Those word dies will be really handy and a great bargain. And that stamp is really pretty, I can see why you wanted it xx
    Sonia, your shopping looks lovely, it will be good to see some of your makes xx
    It’s been busy here as the 3 eldest grands are here for the weekend. Penny, the youngest stayed at home with Mummy and Daddy as she is still not feeling 100% yet after the chicken pox, throat and chest infection. She definitely did it in style, bless her 🥰
    I am just about to finish putting Chris’s 60 card together ready for the morning.
    I hope you all sleep well. Take care xx

  5. Great saying, I’m trying not to buy anything for the time being.
    Not achieved much today, I think it’s the after effects from yesterday. Very sore mouth today.

    Love your shopping Sonia, they are my favourite company, looking forward to seeing your makes.
    I’ve just noticed the time, so I’ll say goodnight, Lilian

  6. Sorry Sue forgot to say great mag review, and Sandra you got a real bargain.