Landing pages or level up your writing?

GetResponse has their HUGE Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale before the campaign starts on November 22rd.  Customers can save up to 40% for life! Who wouldn’t want 40% saving for life?

Black Friday 2022 (en)

See how GetRepsonse can help you by exploring their website and catch a good deal while you can. I have included some videos for you to check out.

How to Level Up Your Writing & Make It Ludicrously Spectacular with Ann Handley | Webinar

Building Email Lists with Lead Magnets by Barry Feldman [Webinar]

GetResponse is great for Autoresponders, Landing pages, forms and reports and much much more as you will find when you explore their website. And, if you do it during their Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale you can get 40% reduction for life! Now you can’t get better than that!

This post is an affiliate post with links to various products and should qualifying purchases be made from those links I may receive a small commission at no further cost to you. Thank you.

Thanks for dropping in, your comments and feedback are welcome so please use the Comment section below. Until next post.💻LR

Black Friday 2022 (en)

More AccuQuilt dies to help you!

The dies to help your quilting projects keep coming from AccuQuilt. Have a look through all the animal dies and get 2X Rewards Points online for two days only!

Have a scroll through all the cute animal dies which would be great for childrens quilts and wall hangings even cushions, pillows or throws even table runners.

Why not get the GO! Dinosaur Medley Limited Edition Die for the young dinosaur fans and “have a roaring good time making projects with these popular dino shapes. This is a limited edition die, so grab one before they’re extinct!”

You might prefer the GO! Leaping Frog die for those fun projects for children and “leap into some fun quilt projects with this super cute frog shape. Perfect for baby gifts and children’s projects, as well as whimsical appliqué quilts and home décor.”

Or maybe the GO! Falk Art Fowl by Bill Kerr is your favourite.

Did you think only women do quilting or craft of any sort? Think again! Bill Kerr was inspired to create this Folk Art Fowl die while visiting his sister’s farm in Normandy, France. In seconds this die cuts one rooster, one hen and two eggs from multiple fabric layers. You’ll want to put these silhouettes on everything from hand towels to wall hangings. It even comes with an easy-to-follow pattern for a GO! Folk Art Fowl Quilt. Now that’s something to crow about!

Just a quick look at one project that you could make with the GO! Folk Art Fowl die – a talking piece for the breakfast bar! Each place mat measures 18″ x 12″ and includes square dies as well as the GO! Folk Art Fowl by Bill Kerr.

Then again how about a GO! Flamingo in the centre of your quilt? Flamingos aren’t just for Florida. This adorable applique shape is a proven hit – no matter where you are. This popular bird was voted into AccuQuilt’s permanent collection by AccuQuilt customers across the country and around the globe!

Or my personal favourite – Cute GO! Owl to keep an eye on you! Everyone loves owls, from kids to adults! Add this cute critter to your next project with the GO! Owl die. Eyes, wings, beak and body all included! Play with their placement to give each of your owls a different personality!

GO! Owl square and Cushion.

You can ‘go wild’ with all the cute critters to choose from, whether for children’s rooms, play areas or for lounge or dining rooms or whatever room you want them for. They make beautiful talking pieces and also show off your inspired creative talent. Have fun with your quilting and make them talking pieces.

All the dies have suggested projects and the free download is automatically added to your shopping cart with your purchase.

That is all I have for you today but I could not go past sharing all these cuties with you. So have fun. Thank you for visiting and exploring and as I always have to state (by law) that links in this post are affiliate links and if you purchase through these links I may receive a small commission. This helps me keep my website up to be able to bring you all sorts of tips, tricks and information.

Please leave comments below and give us feedback on your AccuQuilt experience.🦉LR

Dermoi has many more deals for you!

Dermoi has so many deals for you so this post will simply give the listing of the discounts and images to show some of the products.  Dermoi also wants to give one of their amazing followers (you) the chance to get their hands on a Dermoi goody bag!  This Competition Closes: 28/07/2022.

ALL the following promotions/deals expire 29 July 2022 at 23:59 –

Enjoy 16% of all PCA Skincare products

Known for their peels, over one million PCA Skin peels take place globally each year. They’re used to treat all skin types and skin concerns with fantastic results. However, that’s not all. PCA have an additional …READ MORE

PCA products perfectly compliment Dermoi facial treatments.


Up to 17% Off Selected Osmosis Skincare Products

Holistic skincare focuses on nourishing your skin with active ingredients which directly target the cause of your skin concerns. Therefore, Osmosis Beauty approach skin health from the inside-out. Their products strengthen your skin cell membranes and boost your overall skin and body health. For more information browse the Osmosis Beauty UK shop.


25% Off Opatra Dermisonic Device

Opatra is a London based skincare company that uses the latest technological and scientific advancements to design high quality age-defying products. The products improve your skin’s firmness, radiance and overall health. Their devices stimulate collagen production and skin cell turnover to directly target the signs of aging. Opatra products can be used with all of DERMOI skin serums, masks and skincare products. It improves the penetration of active ingredients to even the deepest layers of the skin… READ MORE


12% Off ALL Emepelle Products:

The Emepelle goal is to make menopause and the years behind less of a struggle. … Emepelle Night Cream is a luxurious moisturising cream that restores estrogen deficient skin before, during, and after menopause… READ MORE.


15% off all Skinade Products

Skinade is the gold standard among anti-aging collagen drinks. It’s a delicious daily skincare drink that boosts your body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. As well as this, it improves skin elasticity and develops a more youthful appearance in as little as 30 days….READ MORE


16% off Dermaceutic K Ceutic

Dermaceutic K Ceutic protects the skin from UVA and UVB ray damage and reinforces the skin barrier to repair fragile, red, and post-treatment skin.

The post-treatment cream combines an abundance of anti-inflammatory and restructuring actives….READ MORE


5% off EvenSwiss Rejuvenating Eye Complex

The Evenswiss Rejuvenating Eye Complex is clinically proven to reduce crow’s feet and dark under eye circles. Furthermore, this under-eye complex contains Dermatopoietin¹ technology that transmits a signal from the skin’s surface to the dermis. … READ MORE.


12% off Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup

Jane Iredale products combine natural skin care formulae with multi-tasking mineral makeup. It is free of parabens, talc, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, fillers, and GMO ingredients….READ MORE

This is a repost from my sister website to reach more Dermoi customers.

Don’t forget Dermoi also wants to give one of their amazing followers (you) the chance to get their hands on a Dermoi goody bag!  
This Competition Closes: 28/07/2022.

The Promotions continue until 23:59 on 29 July 2022.

Thank you for reading and exploring Dermoi cosmetics and beauty products.

Please leave your comments below I am interested in your view of the post and the products as appropriate.♦︎R



Some crafters think that a die cutting machine is a must. Cutting shapes by hand has been around much longer which had its drawbacks, it was time consuming thus taking longer to create any object and also producing inconsistencies. For example the process of making shoes, the shapes being cut out of leather by hand and also holes being punched by hand produced some differences between a pair of shoes.

The invention of the die-cutting machine in the 1800s provided the shoe industry with a better and more efficient process of providing uniform shapes and faster production.

However, the first personal or “…consumer hand-operated die-cutting machine was invented by LaDorna and Bob Eichenberg in 1977, who were co-founders of the Ellison LetterMachine®️. The Ellison LetterMachine®️ became the brand ‘Sizzix’ in 2001. You can read more information here.

The perfect die cutting machine is a necessity for any papercrafter. Whether it’s making cards, gifts or home décor projects, die cutting machines are sure to add a professional touch to any craft make.“[quoted from CraftStash]

However, I went for years without a cutting machine apart from the normal paper trimmer to cut 12″ x 12″ papers. Admittedly I could not use dies to cut different shapes, but even those I was able to achieve with the Creative Memories Custom Cutting system which gave you some shapes and each shape gave you six versions – one large and one small and with the other two blades you could get another two sizes of each shape. For example the hexagon in the image below and the three blades you could cut three sizes on the outside of the ‘frame’ as I call it and likewise three sizes on the inside of the ‘frame’. The inside of course giving you the smaller sizes and the outside the larger.

My first die cutting machine I purchased about 8 years into my paper crafting efforts. Then because the machine did not do some of the larger dies that I had been given I purchased the “Big Shot Pro” (another 8 years later) and it was a totally different way of die-cutting. It took some time to get used to.

So where is this all taking you? Well, just to say that CraftStash offers a whole range of high quality manual and digital die cutting machines from leading brands such as Cricut, Sizzix, Silhouette, Tonic and Gemini. CraftStash also have hundreds of machine accessories and storage from plates, tools and mats to trimmers, attachers and guillotines, you will find everything you need to create fantastic die cutting projects. [Quoted from their website, not verbatim]

Cricut Explore 3 Digital Cutting Machines:

Reading through all the components and its features it is a machine I would love to have.

With Bluetooth wireless technology it comes with 100 ready-to-make projects online and “material for a practice cut” and includes UK Plug and EU Adapter.

The variety of machines now compared to when I purchased my first one makes it difficult to choose. I think it comes down to what you really want versus what you really need and what you can afford. If you are looking to purchase for personal use, you need to ask:

-what kinds of projects are you making?
-Do you have large dies which would not fit into a small die-cut machine?
-Do you have small dies which the large machine cannot handle?

Depending on your needs, I would recommend one that takes large, small and in-between size dies and it would also be helpful to discuss with the salesperson in the store what die sizes the machine you wish to purchase will take. At CraftStash you can contact them for advice and assistance.

It is true however, that these machines are not only cutting machines they are also embossing machines, which places more value on them in their usage but even embossing can be done without a machine. This is a process that I will go into in a later post. This time I had been thinking about the history of the die-cutting machine and wanted to include CraftStash because they have various offers at different times and wanted my readers to benefit.

One thing to keep in mind when ordering a machine online is the cost of postage/shipping so the weight of the item would be a consideration and it may be advisable to find a local stockist of the machine rather than try and have it shipped from the US or even UK depending on where you are located. Each location offers free shipping over a certain amount in the US I think it is $70 which is a current promotion and in the UK orders over £30.

That is all I have for you this time. The links in this post are affiliate links and should you purchase from these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

I have tried to give an honest view on the necessity for purchasing die-cutting machines because experience has shown that while there are some people who say you can’t make professional-looking projects without them I disagree, I have made professional-looking cards and scrapbooks without one for several years and even though I now have two I rarely use either and still manage to make beautiful cards and scrapbooking pages.

I would love to read your comments and any feedback you care to give about this post.♣︎LR

Looking for crafty inspiration?

It has been a while since I shared some CraftStash products with you and I think that may have been on my other site so I thought it was time I shared more of their products.

The tropical theme papers would be great for summer fun layouts and I am sure that you can find papers that will fit with many of your other scrapbook layouts.  
Craft Consortium The Essential Craft Papers 12in x 12in Tropical Paradise 30 Sheets – $15.99

from: CraftStash

The pretty pastel colours would be beautiful for enhancing many scrapbooking pages or cards.  Indeed for any craft project.Craft Consortium The Essential Craft Papers 12in x 12in Grunge Light Tones  30 Sheets
Craft Consortium The Essential Craft Papers 12in x 12in Grunge Light Tones 30 Sheets – $15.99
from: CraftStash

Some tools also available: Hunkydory Premier Craft Tools Double Sided Cutting Mat 11in x 11in

The description provided by CraftStash:
The Premier Craft Tools Double-Sided Cutting Mat by Hunkydory has been designed to work perfectly with the Adorable Scoreboard and is a fantastic addition to any crafter’s toolbox. This double-sided craft mat has cm measurements on one side and inches on the other midpoint guides for perfectly precise 90-degree angles and even includes card size measurements printed onto the mat from 3in x 4in up to A5. The quality of this product is impeccable self-healing for long-lasting quality and with a 3mm thick non-slip surface every angle of this cutting mat has been carefully designed with the crafter in mind. {quoted from website}

Cricut Basic Tools Set of 5 – $29.99


Cricut Basic Tools consists of 5 essential tools needed to help you expertly handle a variety of basic crafting projects. The set includes Tweezers to lift and secure small and delicate embellishments weeder to remove tiny or negative cuts micro-tip scissors spatula to lift cuts from the mat and a scraper to clean all cutting mats.

Micro-tip Scissors
Spatula and Scraper

AALL & Create A5 Stamp Set #326 Garden Tools by Tracy Evans – $20.99

from: CraftStash

Hunkydory Premier Craft Tools Straight Edge Tag Punch – $20.99

from: CraftStash

Well that’s it for this post. I hope you find something you like and investigate further.  As always any purchases you make from links in this post may provide me with a small commission at no extra cost to you.

So go investigate and see the beautiful papers and other handy items you may not have found elsewhere and most of all have fun looking around.

Please leave comments and let me know how your exploring went.♣︎LR


%d bloggers like this: