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Silhouette Portrait – alternative die cutter

After about a year of cardmaking I really needed some sort of cutting machine/implement. I first tried the Fiskars Shapecutter and while it was okay to use (after lots of practice), I was restricted by the templates available. I then started looking into die cutting machines such as the Sizzix Big Shot and the Cuttlebug. While I liked the idea of these, they seemed extremely expensive both in terms of the machine and the price of the dies. I made multiple not-so-subtle hints to my other  ...

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November hauls

I’m back! I awoke to a working WP! So without further ado, I’m back to blogging – enjoy! This past month I’ve really been trying to be good at the whole not buying loads of planning stuff just because I’m excited to start using my new planner in Jan. And I’ve actually not been too bad. I’ve actually managed to limit myself to the odd thing here and there in between Christmas present buying. So I’m starting to really love eBay again. The funky  ...

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The planner arrived!

So I teased you slightly in my last planning themed post, stating i’d set my sights on a planner without giving anymore detail than that. It arrived today and to say I was like a kid at Christmas would be an understatement. It is beautiful and the first planner I saw that would actually meet all my needs! The Grandluxe Executive Portfolio Planner. I stumbled across this by accident as it’s not actually on their website. You have to email them to get a hold of the colour options  ...

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Planning again

I’ve always loved stationery for as long as I can remember. There’s just something about being able to browse the shelves in Partners, Staples etc that I don’t get anywhere else. Thanks to the world of Instagram I’ve had my love of stationery re-affirmed in recent months. Stationery porn. Who knew?  I wasn’t very organised in university. It kind of fell by the wayside and looking back, had I been better at planning my life I may have gotten even further  ...

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