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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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In today’s post I’d like to share a picture of a card I made recently.

Vintage Floral Card

Vintage Floral Card

Stamps: Anna Griffin, sentiment & corners. Katzelkraft Floral stamp

Inks; Tim Holtz Distress inks

The base card is hammered so it is a textured surface, the text stamp I used was clear and the ink I stamped it with was Distress ink, for these reasons, in some areas the ink skipped out (didn’t stamp). Rather than ditch the card, I chose a similar toned pigment ink and stamped the text again. The pigment ink, clung better to the stamp and stamped perfectly. Rather pleased the original ink went a bit wrong, as this new technique looks a lot like a shadow and makes the text look 3d.

Shadow stamping

Shadow stamping

I should add that shadow stamping wasn’t a technique of my own invention, Barbara Grey has shown it on C&C a few times, and it was remembering that which gave me the idea of trying to add a pigment ink to the background. Looks good though, doesn’t it.

Have fun and don’t forget, there’s no such thing as a mistake in stamping, just a new opportunity to try a different route 🙂 Even if some elements of a card go terribly wrong, you are sure to be able to save some parts to use again on another project.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie 🙂

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Originally this project started out as a way to collect together memorabilia from a holiday, it then evolved into a handy storage journal for hand-made cards.  

Card Storage Journal; Cover

Card Storage Journal; Cover

This is my first major project with the Bind It All machine and after working out how to make a cutting template so I got the holes just where I wanted them I was much happier. I used mat board for the covers (the kind picture framers use for layering) and added my own stamped papers to decorate the pages.  

Card Storage Journal; Inside Cover

Card Storage Journal; Inside Cover

On the inside cover I added a pocket to hold stamps, and then each envelope pocket holds a different month’s cards. I made little tab labels to easily navigate to the month I was looking for and the Making Memories Calendar stamp set made a nice finish to them. On the note page on each envelope I’m going to write the date and name of the person who needs a card, then when I’ve made a card I just pop it in the envelope ready. No more scrabbling around at the last-minute. I was going to add a ribbon closure then forgot when I pasted on the end papers DOH, now I’m waiting as I’m saving up for one of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and hope to make a fancy closure with it and some grunge paper.  

Card Storage Journal; Inside Pages

Card Storage Journal; Inside Pages

This would make a great present for a friend and if you would like a detailed tutorial on how to make one leave me a comment and I’ll try to get one up in good time so you can make some as holiday gifts for friends and family.  

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon  

Billie 🙂

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In today’s post, I’d like to share some pictures of a postcard that I created for my friend Glitter Monkey

Vintage Postcard - Front

Vintage Postcard

Here is the back of the card 

Vintage Postcard - Back

Vintage Postcard - Back

Stamps used; Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals, Penny Black and Making Memories (Magnetic Alphabet; Rummage) 

Inks Used; Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Versafine in Onyx Black 

This was great fun to make, I’m really enjoying my new inks and stamps. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie 🙂

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Earlier in the year I bought a copy of Tim Holtz book, A Compendium of Curiosities. Here are a few pieces that I created using his Shabby Chic technique.  

Shabby Chic test card 1

Shabby Chic v1

 

Two colour Shabby Chic ATC

Two colour Shabby Chic experiment

 

Stamps Used; Elusive Images 

Colour; Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers  

DO check out Tim Holtz book for lots of superb techniques, its guaranteed to make your Ranger wish list grow 😉 and your inspiration sky rocket.  

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon  

Billie 🙂

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For ages now I’ve been looking at Tim Holtz Distress inks and saying, ‘I love my Adirondack inks, and can do all the distress techniques with them. I do not need to buy distress inks’… Problem was, the inks kept calling me. I kept seeing projects featuring them and then the final straw was when I saw them online for a very special price. 

Tim Holtz; Distress Inks

Tim Holtz; Distress Inks

 

Oyster Stamps  have a special offer on Tim Holtz Distress inks, at the moment. They are just £3.00 each! Gotta rush though, it’s while stocks last. Well I had to didn’t I. It was meant to be 🙂 

If you were on the fence about the inks, and want to give them a try, this is the perfect time to try them out. Head over to Oyster Stamps and order some while they are at this very special price. 

Best wishes and thanks for  reading, see you soon 

Billie 🙂

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Earlier this year I bought Tim Holtz book, Compendium of Curiosities. The other day I decided to have a go at some of the techniques he showed in there. 

Here are my results with Weathered Wood Grunge, although I did the technique using textured card, rather than Grungeboard but it still works. 

Weathered Wood Panel

Weathered Wood Panel

Small Weathered Wood Panel

Weathered Wood Panel

This is a little pamphlet stitched book that I created with one of those panels. 

Weathered Wood Grunge style book

Weathered Wood Grunge style book

As you can see, I used the sanding technique on the cover of the book, to add some more distressing. This is a great fun technique to do. Check out Tim Holtz book for instructions for how to create Weathered Wood Grunge. 

Given the embossing involved, this also counts as one of my pieces for this month’s Virtual Crafting Challenge. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie 🙂

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