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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 :)

 

 

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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For the first time in ages I made a card.

A simple card with a garden theme

A simple card with a garden theme

  • The stamps were from Creative Stamping Magazine the Garden Collection.
  • Inks: Tsukeniko Versafine in Grey, Sepia and black
  • Colour: was Polychromos pencils
  • Card: Plain white card and Hammered card in cream

Links

Sometimes you don’t want to go overboard, just get back to basics. It woke up my love of stamping after a year of doing so little of it. The stamps are lovely and can be combined in so many different ways.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share pictures of my finished top, the pattern is from New Look that I shared last Monday.

Finished sleeveless top

Finished sleeveless top

Here is the back

Back of my finished top from New Look 6483 sewing pattern

Back of my finished top from New Look 6483 sewing pattern

Of course I can see all the errors and it took me a week not the 1 hour that the cover suggested but that’s a mixture of dyslexia, new to sewing so had to look up every term and also poor dexterity so I had to do it all in small amounts. Got there in the end though and quite pleased with the results. I think I need to get a ham to help me press darts as they look a bit weird. DH says it will look better once washed a few times.

Links

Here is the New Look 6483 pattern on the Simplicity website .

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

 

Today I would like to share a free download with you. A calendar page for September 2014.

Free download, Calendar page September 2014

Free download, Calendar page September 2014

How to Use

  • Click on the image to open the calendar picture to full size.
  • Click on File, then choose landscape option for paper orientation.
  • Click Print

To Change the size of the calendar

  • Click on the image to open the calendar picture to full size.
  • Right Click and choose ‘Save As’ from the list of options.
  • You can print it as, is or open a Word Processing program and insert the image. (Once it is on your machine.) This will give you more control of the final size of the calendar page.

Feel free to tell your friends about this offer and forward them a link to this site. If you missed this month’s calendar page you can find it on the Calendar Downloads page.

Let me know what you think, of these calendar pages. If comments suggest this is popular…it just might become a regular feature.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

PS Hope you like birds, I couldn’t resist using a picture of my baby budgies Sunshine and Charlie.

Hi All

I bought this pattern last year and found the fabric in the cupboard recently so decided to give it a go.

New Look Sleeveless top pattern

New Look Sleeveless top Pattern 6483

I’m going to make view B without the sleeves for this first attempt at a top, wish me luck.

Best wishes

Billie

PS Twitter followers will know I’ve finished it, so a bit of a tease post. Will show you the finished results next week.

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Here is a picture of a recent Zentangle I drew.

Getting Tangled with Zentangle

Getting Tangled with Zentangle

I’m learning to Zentangle to help me relax and the principle of doing something repetitively and with no pressure works. The book I’m using is;

One Zentangle a Day book.

One Zentangle a Day book.

Not getting along overly well with it, there are a lot of tangles in it and it has more wording than I’ve seen on previews of other Zentanlge books on Amazon preview, but I’m not sure how and when to turn the card, so kinda winging it. I also get the feeling that the style show in the way it is in the book puts pressure on and leads you to over think things a bit.

I have really enjoyed Tiffany’s tutorials on Zentangle on You Tube as you see the tangle created and are then able to use the design show in a more freestyle way. Have to say I’m on the fence about Zentangle, the relaxation part works but as yet haven’t created something that I ‘love’ at the other end. Maybe because I’m still learning. There seem to be a lot of ‘rules’ about Zentangle which to me flies in the face of it being a calming thing. But hey, I guess The Tea ceremony and calligraphy are also zen like activites and they too have a set way of doing things, so maybe it isn’t so strange.

Do you tangle? Would love to see what you have drawn, there seems to be a wide range of ways people use this art form. If you have found any great tutorial sites do let me know and I’ll try and add them to the Art tab at the top of the blog.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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