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Are you new to journalling, want to give bujo a go? Here are my fave places to shop for supplies. I have been getting into journalling this year. As ever when I get a new hobby, I want to find suppliers n then share them all with you, so we don’t all have to spend forever searching for suppliers. Hope to create a new page for this topic, but a quick post today to share my fave sites. Here too are my most used Filofaxes of 2019.

Filofax Collection 2019

Filofax Joy

Hey Little Magpie

LOVE this shop, it has journals of different kinds, so if you are into Travellers Journals or prfer binder styles there is plenty of choice, lots of stamps to hep you decorate and create planner pages. See link below.

Cult Pens

Ohh as a stationary junkie, I love this place, so many pens, pencils, refills, journals and so much choice. I could loose days to this place. Do pop over for a look, bring a cuppa, you might be there a while. They too have bullet journals. I’m in love with the Pentel #touch pens they have for lettering.

Kuretake

Ohh how I love my Zig Art & Graphic pens by Kuretake. If anyone sees a full set available in the UK, please can you give me the heads up. The link below is makers site not a shop. But some are available from Amazon, Jacksons Art supplies (see my art supplies tab) and also at Cult pens listed in this post.

Filofax

Oh boy do I love these planners, I was no Yuppie in the 80s but you can keep your smart tech, I’m sticking to filofax, it doesn’t need charging, the only updated needed are new diary inserts and there are loads of ways to make your own if you are handy with tech and printing or have a look on Etsy.

Dear Filofax have even started offereing dotted paper for commited Bujo fans 🙂 what’s not to love? SO many options for siz, colour design, some also include pockets for tablets or smart phones if you are committed to your tech as well 😉

My faves Malden (lovely supple leather in beautiful colours) Finsbury is my fave for firmer covers, and for non leather I have a Domino soft in Pale blue for on the desk day to day bjujo stuff which I just got n its so pretty. (don’t judge me, its a planner thing, either you are a stationary junky n are nodding away, or this ain’t for you) 😉

I love Filofax because of the quality of the products, they are well made and if you take care of them last a long time, I love them as planners as I can swap things around and take pages out that don’t work for me. Their own branded paper is also lush and takes a variety of mediums well, I just used Zig Art & Graphic pens on them and when used gently didn’t bleed through! They have different diary styles for the various sizes of planner too so there is so much choice n customisation. (Frequently on offer at WH Smith) and if you sign up to Filofax newsletter you will get heads up on offers too.

I also like ringbinder format of Filofax as it means if I want to decorate a page, I can remove it from the binder to be able to stamp or decorate right up to the edges using my Tim Holtz stamping platform as my hands aren’t up to blocks much these days.

Create and Craft

They have an excluse range of journalling stamps by a brand called Jotters Point. Great if you are looking at A5, A6 Journal suitable stamps, the stamp sheets so far were at A6 size (quarter of A4 sheet) which are great as card wise that’s my fave size but means they will work on Travellers size journals if you like those as well as the larger formats. Clear stamps but they stamped well and unlike some were actually easy to remove from the carrier sheets. 🙂 Handy when your hands aren’t up to much.

Washi Tape

Ohhh I so get it now! For years I’ve gone ‘pah’ to washi tape, thinking you were all nuts but then I recived some as part of a kit and wow, its kinda like scotch tape but so much softer n nicer with its patterns, great for holding notes with more secuirty than just post it note sticky but so pretty. I get it now. 😉

Links

Right, I’m off to hunt down those Zig Art n Graphics. Hope you enjoy these links, n if you like planners and stationary too, please link me up with your blog or your fave supplies shops with your comments.

Thanks for reading

 

Billie 🙂

 

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The Virtual Crafting Challenge is just that, virtual. The philosophy behind it, is that as crafters we often ‘collect’ various techniques or supplies and then ‘forget’ we have them. This challenge is aimed at crafters of all levels. If you are just starting out it may encourage you to try something you haven’t tried before or if you have the supplies but haven’t opened the packet yet (yes you, and often me too hehe) here are just a few ideas to encourage you to have a go. It’s your journey, how you use layers in entirely your choice.

This month’s challenge is;

 

 

 

Lots of Layers

 

Decoupage

Either from printed sheets or using your rubber stamps. Try stamping an image several times and layering sections of the image on top of the original.

 

 

 

Matting and layering

  • Use co ordinating layers of cardstock under your main image to add dimension and as a focus.
  • If you struggle to cut mats accurately try using tearing eemplates that are available in a variety of shapes.
  • Nestabilites dies by Wizard are available in a range of sizes an shapes and are a simple way of achieving accurate sized mats, if that is your wish.
  • Go nuts make waky shaped mats rather than pristine ones, how about tearing rather than neatly cutting them??? 

 

 

 

Medallion Stamps;

There are a wide variety of medallion stamps available, you can simply stamp them and colour them in. Alternatively, stamp them several times on different coloured card and cut each layer smaller than the last and layer them on top of each other.

 

  • Stamp a single medallion and colour it in using your chosen medium, eg paint, pencil, glitter.
  • Multiple layer medallions, repeat stamp your medallion on card, cut each layer smaller than the last and layer these on top of each other. Then colour them in using your chosen medium, eg paint, pencil, glitter.
  • Multiple layer medallions, repeat stamp your medallion on different coloured card, cut each layer smaller than the last and layer these on top of each other.

 

 

Medallion Peel offs

You don’t have to use special stamps for this technique there are several peel offs designed to be used as Medallions too. Again stick them on to different coloured card and layer them for a more intricate and dimensional look. You can add glitter or laqueres for a more dramatic effect too.

 

  • Stick a single medallion and colour it in using your chosen medium, eg paint, pencil, glitter.
  • Multiple layer medallion, stick your medallion on card, and repeat this with several pieces of card and more stickers, cut each layer smaller than the last and layer these on top of each other. Then colour them in using your chosen medium, e.g. paint, pencil, glitter.
  • Multiple layer medallion; stick your medallion peel offs on different coloured card, cut each layer smaller than the last and layer these on top of each other.  

 

 

Links

Here is a link to the Medallion stamps sold by Creative Expressions

http://www.expressrubberstamps.co.uk/products/list.php?sid=11&tid=GL

This link will take you to the homepage of Jayne Nesotrenko’s website, she has shows demonstrating using medallion stamping on Create and Craft

http://www.jaynenestorenko.com/

Although Create and Craft is a satelite channel it can also be view online http://www.createandcraft.com/homepage.aspx

The most important thing is to have fun, try new things and redescover long forgotten craft stash from the back of the cupboard.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie 🙂

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