Wednesday, 18 January 2017

My week #1

For my first week of 2017 I used lots of lovely stickers from Little Rainbow Moon on Etsy, I wanted bright colours to cheer me up when the post Christmas blues hit and these did just the job. 

My week #1

I tend to only use orange colours in autumn and I wouldn't think to pair them with pinks either but I love the combination now!  What do you think of it?    

Sunday was my favourite day of the week, after lots of cleaning and school starting again it was really nice to spend the day in my pyjamas, eating the last of the festive treats and watching films with the kids.  I wasn't quite ready for things to go back to normal, I was still on Christmas time!

Close up

Close up

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

My week #52

Christmas already seems like it was ages ago but I wanted to share my first week in my new inserts with you. 

My week #52

You might remember I trialled the vertical layout from Just So Stationery last year and really liked it.  The first set I tried had the day split into Morning, Afternoon and Evening, this design has unlabelled boxes for each day making them more versatile for me.  

Close up

Being the last week of the year I didn't have much on so I had plenty of space to play with.  I used the Title It set of stamps to make my own headings for some of the boxes giving me room for my shopping list, notes, to dos and blog ideas.  

Close up

Have you changed things up for a new year in your planner?  I'd love to know!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

My favourites - 2016

Hello!  Happy New Year!  I wanted to kick things off with round up post of some of my favourite products of 2016.  

Favourite pen

So it has to be my Lamy Safari fountain pen I was given to review last year.  I love this shade of green, it reminds me of the first shoots of spring every time I use it! 

Lamy Safari fountain pen

Favourite planner

My favourite is still my Van der Spek custom organiser, it's coming up to 18 months in this planner now and I'm still very happy in it.  The leather has developed a nice shine with continued use and it still smells fantastic.

Van der Spek custom organiser

Favourite pencil case

I used to have one of these in pink but after a couple of years it was a bit grubby and looking worse for wear so I replaced it with this lovely blue one.  As far as I know these do not have a brand name, I found mine on eBay by searching for a "travel passport case" and hundreds of them popped up!  They have so many handy little pockets and slots for my stationery, perfect for on the go planning.

Pencil case

Favourite stamps

I'm cheating a little here and picking two sets of stamps as my favourites this year!  I love these Documenting the everyday #1 and #2 sets, I use them all the time in my travellers notebook.  I think they are really fun and brighten up journal entries.

Documenting the everyday stamp sets

Favourite colouring pencils

No one is allowed to borrow my Staedtler noris colouring pencils, they are mine, all mine *insert maniacal laugh here*  they are such vivid colours and blend beautifully on all different types of paper!

Favourite notebook

I have a little notebook addiction, if I spot a pretty one I always buy it even if I can't think of a use for it straight away.  This gorgeous shimmer accents notebook from Go Stationery is very stylish with it's gold polka dot cover and the luxurious cream paper inside is thick and smooth to write on.

Go Stationery Shimmer accents A5 notebook

That's it for my 2016 favourites, I can't wait to share with you some new bits and pieces I find this year too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Planner Friday - December

Hello!  I am back on the Trendy Twine blog today with a Christmas themed Planner Friday post...

I'm so excited, can you believe there are only two days left until Christmas?  I'm on the blog today to share with you the planner pages I created using some fun festive stamps from Annie's Paper Boutique!

My Christmas week

Being Christmas week I don't have a lot of appointments or commitments to write down so I had some extra space to play with when I started decorating the pages.  I used three sets of Christmas stamps to add some pretty reminders and these will also be great for when I document our holiday in my journal.

Products used:
Used but not pictured:

You can read the rest of my post here.

Thanks for stopping by and happy holidays!


I have had a lot going on recently that has affected how often I blog, I am going to try to post more often again in January... new year, new start and all that.  Thank you for sticking with me :)

Friday, 25 November 2016

Planner Friday - November

With a month to go I can finally mention the C word out loud without being told off, yes it's time for some Christmas planning!  I have made myself some inserts to kick off my Christmas plans and I'm sharing them over on the Trendy Twine blog today!

Hello!  Christmas is exactly one month today so I wanted to share with you the pages I have created using Annie's Paper Boutique stamps to help me tackle the big day! 

Christmas planning

On the first page I have used a couple of heart banner stamps from the Check It Off set for my to do list.  This is where I will write down things like buy cards and stamps, write and post cards, order the turkey, buy wrapping paper, ribbon and bows, check Christmas lights (and untangle!) and anything else I need to do the first week of December. 

Then I have used the Morning, Day and Night stamps from the Title It set so I can make a note of what I want to and need to do on Christmas Day.  I have also used the Shopping, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Reminders stamps from this set on the second page.

I have left myself a space at the bottom of the page for anything I think I will need to remember.

You can read the rest of my post here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Japan Candy Box Giveaway!

Last month I received an email from the lovely people at Japan Candy Box asking me if I would like to host another giveaway for them.  Of course I said yes, so they sent me a fab box to show you!

A cute box of treats delivered to your door

Japan Candy Box offer a monthly subscription option or you can go for a single box, you can find all the details and prices here.  Each box contains 8-10 fun candies, sweets and treats and they are delivered direct to your door.  

First look inside

Inside the box you will find a thank you card which lists all of your goodies.


I received 10 tasty treats including crisps/chips, sweets and gum.  There were also a couple of fun sets to make your own candies which I can't wait to try out! 

Lots of yummy things to try

My favourite thing in the box was the Tohato Caramel corn, in fact I liked it so much when I tried it I forgot to stop eating it and take a photo.  It really was delicious!   Another couple of things I liked were the Coris Soft Centred Grape gum and the Kabaya Mixed Fruit Bottle candy.  

Coris grape gum

The gum had a liquid centre which was a nice surprise and the mixed fruit sweets were very yummy!

Kabaya mixed fruit candy

Ok, so if you liked the look of all these snacks and sweets and you would like to win your own box of candy pop your info into the Rafflecopter gadget below.  The more steps you complete the more entries you get *wink*

The winner will be notified by email once the giveaway is closed and the prize sent directly from Japan Candy Box.

Good luck!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

My week #39

My week #38 pages were all about flowers and the last days of summer, well my week #39 are definitely centred around autumn!  You might already know this is my favourite time of year so I went a little over the top with my decoration.

My week #39

The washi tape is from my Stickii Club set and the floral stickers too.  The animals are from a roll of washi from Little Rainbow Moon, aren't they sweet?

Close up

Close up

Have you entered my Dodo Acad-Pad giveaway yet?  You have until the 7th November to be in with a chance of winning a fab new planner.  I am also about to launch another giveaway to win a Japan Candy Box so keep an eye out for that post if you like kawaii sweet treats! 

Thanks for stopping by!