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If you like making your own pages for Filofax, these templates will help you punch your pages just right every time. I discovered that the Filofax website has lists for all the pages sizes used in their various planners. I’ll add a link at the end of the article. From here I cut 180 gsm cardstock to the sizes needed for my planners.

To make your Filofax Personal template, you will need

  • Cardstock
  • 80gsm paper
  • Hole punch, either a dedicated one to your planner size or an adjustable one such as Rapesco 66-P
  • Pencil & pen
  • Paper trimmer or ruler & craft knife or if you have to scissors
Filofax Personal Cutting and punching template

Filofax Personal Cutting and punching template

 

Method

  • Cut your cardstock and paper to the same size as your planner pages. Personal: 171 x95 mm
  • Fold your paper in half short sides towards each other to find the centre of the paper.
  • Draw a line on your paper to mark the centre point, draw it across the whole sheet
  • Copy this centre line onto your cardstock and draw a thin line in pen across your card as shown in the picture.
  • Move the punching parts to the spacing correct to your page size; if you are using Rapesco 66-P for personal; move the punches apart to create the widest gap in the centre.
  • Insert your cardstock into the punch lining the drawn line with the centre line of the punch, and punch.

You can save this cardstock template to use with any further pages you want to punch. Just lay your template on top of the page you want to punch and its easy to see where to line up to. Store it in the back of your planner so you don’t have to go on a major hunt of the house to find it.

Links

Hope this makes it easy for you to get your own pages to line up to the commercial ones in your planners. Let me know how you get on.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

 

 

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Welcome Back

If you like making your own pages for Filofax, these templates will help you punch your pages just right every time. I discovered that the Filofax website has lists for all the pages sizes used in their various planners. I’ll add a link at the end of the article. From here I cut 180 gsm cardstock to the sizes needed for my planners.

To make your Filofax Mini template, you will need

  • Cardstock cut to Mini planner size; 105 x 67 mm
  • An adjustable one such as Rapesco 66-P
  • Pencil & pen
  • Paper trimmer or ruler & craft knife or if you have to scissors
Filofax Mini: Cutting and punching template

Filofax Mini: Cutting and punching template

Method

  • Cut your cardstock and paper to the same size as your planner pages. for the mini that’s 105 x 67 mm
  • Draw a line on your card 43 mm up from the bottom of the page and the full width of the page as shown on the picture
  • Using Rapesco 66-P move the punching parts to the spacing correct to your page size;  that’s all towards the middle together, with no gap between the punches, for Mini pages.
  • Insert your cardstock into the punch lining the drawn line with the centre line of the punch, and punch.

You can save this cardstock template to use with any further pages you want to punch. Just lay your template on top of the page you want to punch and its easy to see where to line up to. Store it in the back of your planner so you don’t have to go on a major hunt of the house to find it.

Links

Hope this makes it easy for you to get your own pages to line up to the commercial ones in your planners. Let me know how you get on.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Remember the lovely Filofax Swift I was lucky enough to purchase just before they were discontinued? Well I discovered that Parker make one of their Jotter pens in just the same shade of green, so I quickly bought one.

Filofax Swift with colour matching Parker Jotter Pen.

Filofax Swift with colour matching Parker Jotter Pen.

Aren’t they perfect together? I found the pen on Ebay and was so pleased the colours went so well together when it arrived. Parker don’t seem to do green ink refills for the ball pen but Monteverdie do, so that will be the refill I’ll go for when the blue one runs out. Not for being OCD about matching, but because of my Irlens Dyslexia means for me its easier to read green ink colour on a white back ground ;) Quirky aren’t I.

Links

  • The Ebay UK seller I bought the pen from is Jiyalinks

Are you mad about stationary too? Is it pens, books or all of it for you? I’m a colour magpie and forgetful so I always make lots of notes so having them in a book or planner means I don’t loose endless pieces of paper.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’m sharing my latest project created using texture paste.

Mixed media; Celtic stencil and texture paste

Mixed media; Celtic stencil and texture paste

This piece is still a work in progress, I’m going to age it some more and perhaps add some text. In the future I’m hoping to make a book from it.

Items used

  • Daler Rowney Texture Paste
  • Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic paint
  • Dreamweaver Stencil

I’ve had the stencil for YEARS but only this year have the texture paste to use with it. I have chosen the Daler Rowney texture paste over the Dreamweaver’s own paste because the Daler Rowney one is white I can recolour it using acrylic paint. I knew if I got into this kind of technique that I would want LOADS of colours but haven’t the budget or space for them all. This way I can co-ordinate my paste with my project without lots of additional pots of paste.

Here’s the project before I put the coloured paint over the top.

Mixed media; Celtic stencil and texture paste

Mixed media; Celtic stencil and texture paste

What is your favorite way to use stencils? I’m new to using them and hoping to collect more of the plastic kind for background techniques. Any tips for favorite designs or brands you love?

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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A little off topic today but 50 years ago today at 5.15 Doctor Who was shown for the very first time. This evening there is an anniversary special to celebrate the fact called ‘The Day of the Doctor’. The Doctor travels time & space in a TARDIS, I saw one last year and it was fantastic.

Close up of a TARDIS

Close up of a TARDIS

‘My Doctor was Tom Baker and he did indeed have me cowering, not so much behind the sofa but certainly behind a cushion for my younger years. I was gutted when he left and sulked for most of Peter Davisons years. I returned in time to see Colin Baker and Silvester Mc Coy.

Highly enjoyed the regeneration of the series in the last few years and adored Rose Tyler and David Tennant combination. Matt Smith has done a sterling job as the Doctor but once again its time to brace ourselves for another regeneration of the lead actor in the Christmas special.

If you have never heard of Doctor Who and wonder what its all about nip over to the BBC website dedicated to the series, if you are a long term fan, have a go at the quizes on the fun & games page.

Close up of a TARDIS

Close up of a TARDIS

Happy 50th Birthday Doctor Who

Links

Tune into BBC one tonight at 7.50 to see The Day of the Doctor.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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A quick picture of a mixed media tag I created after a creative afternoon in the studio;

Mixed media art tag

Mixed media art tag

This mount board tag features,

  • Aluminum self adhesive tape
  • Paints: W&N Galeria, W&N Artist Acrylic paint
  • Mediums: Daler Rowney Texture Paste

Love a bit of distress don’t you? Really pleased with how the mat colour toned down the silver tape and the texture created with the texture paste. Texture paste is definitely something I want to explore and see what I can do with it.

Whats your favorite medium?

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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See you tomorrow

Hi All

Just a heads up to those who only stop by at the weekend to let you know that there will be a new exciting blog post right here tomorrow.

 

I’ve missed you all lots and am bursting with new projects and ideas to share with you.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you tomorrow

Billie :)

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