Hi everyone!

My candy is still on until tomorrow so pop over and join here!

First I'll tell you something great that happened to me the other day. :) 
I finished reading Craft Stamper magazine where in one of the articles I read 'go to any picture framing shop and ask for some mount board cut offs, you can buy them for pennies in use them in your projects...' So I went and I asked and the gentleman from MFFrames in Ipswich gave me that... Some of the sheets are A3 size! When I asked 'How much?' he just smiled and said 'It's free'. Can you believe his generosity???

So I went back the next day and gave him this set. You should have seen his smile!

I just thought as he made my day when he gave me all the free mount board I'll try to make his. :) It's a photo album and a matching desk calendar.

The next day the C plate from my Cuttlebug broke, but I found reasonably cheap replacement from Craftsuperstore so bought a new one. :)

Mess on my desk as I'm getting ready to try and upcycle beer can and milk carton. Both of them are silver inside so I want to find out if I can use them.

And another bargain form Poundland! It's 5 x 1m!!!

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Helen said...

Love that ribbon - what a bargain. Well done on the free mountboard, I shall have to try that!

Karen said...

What a great bargain re the mountboard and a lovely thought to give the album & desk calender :)
Karen #62

joey said...

Hi Maggie

oooh my belly went over seeing the broken c plate, I need new ones and must get them!!! lol,love the little set you made gorgeous!

Joey xx

S said...

Wow, you are great at finding bargain supplies. Happy WOYWW!

Clare H said...

Never seen a broken C plate, that is weird. Lovely gift you gave and a fab find!

Clare (89)

Anonymous said...

Love that ribbon and your desk looks like a working desk should.
x Tricia

Susan Allan said...

What a lovely thing to do. I think it is important to make generous people feel appreciated. What a shame about the plate. They seem so flimsy it is a wonder they last as long as they do.
Sue xx 67

oneoff said...

You've just given me a lovely warm feeling at the thought of the man in the picture framing shop seeing your gifts. I bet you made his day, and what a lovely way to show your appreciation.

Looking forward to seeing the cans/cartons.

Bernie #13

Tracey Brossart said...

That is so awesome he gave them to you for free and so sweet of you to go back and give him such a lovely gift! I should try that at our local framing/craft shop...thanks for the tip! And my "B" plates for my Cuttlebug are just about to give way as well...so looks like I will be heading to Michael's soon to replace them!

Happy WOYWW and thanks for the peek! :D


Anonymous said...

Great bargains as usual, free and cheap! Bet the bloke was pleased that you took him something in return.

Brenda 100

MaggieC said...

What a lovely thing to do in return. I bet he was so chuffed at your thought for him.

Hev said...

Thanks for the tips Maggie, I work next door to a framing shop and only a few shops away we have a Poundland, I work part-time so don't normally have a lunchbreak but I might have one tomorrow, lol.
Luv Hev xxx

——>Katie Bolinger said...

a cracked C plate is one of my worst crafty nightmares. I've never seen them sold separately in the stores. Glad you found a place to get one and I will be bookmarking this shop for sure. Thanks

weewiccababe said...

wow, you have so much going on :) how did you manage to break the C plate??
Debbi #39

Dragon said...

Oh dear poorly c plate! Glad you got a new one... Fab bargain ribbons

Marjo said...

Wonderful post, lots to see this week Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

CINDY said...

This has been a good week!! Poor old C plate! I'm worried about my B plates but never gave a thought to C! Good luck with the upcycling.

sandra de said...

Lovely that you made his day by returning. Cracked C plate just gave me the horrors. How did that happen?
Sandra #66

Judie aka Craftymess said...

I bet you really made his day hun

Thanks for the peep

Judie xx 69

Elizabeth said...

Your man in the framing shop is a rare find indeed! I've seen a couple of demos recently making use of mountboard so I may just drop into our local shop and see if there are any offcuts to be had - not for free I daresay but hopefully cheap. Sahme about your C plate - not good at all. But, the ribbon is lovely. It will be interesting to see what you accomplish with the beer can : ) Thanks for finding sharing. Regards, Elizabeth #78

madebyKarla said...

You are so crafty! Thanks for all your tips :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What got me most excited was you trying to find out if you could use the beer and milk carton! I love recycling stuff! Patsy from


okienurse said...

The ribbon was an awesome buy. I like to recycle so share with us if you find a way to recycle the cartons.

Tertia said...

Looks like you are planning some serious craftyness on that desk. Great ribbon buy.
Tertia 110

Barbara Mason said...

Nice buys & finds...I am so impressed that you broke a C plate--I hear cracklys and groans from my B plates all the time...

Nicky said...

Wow what a great idea with the mount board and so nice for you to repay his kindness - lots happening on your desk look forward to seeing how the beer can works out ~ Nicky 24

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