Polkadotparadiso

Planning

Decorating 2014!

As you’ve no doubt noticed, I’m quite excited to get my planner up and running in 2014. So much so that I’ve started decorating it already in preparation. I have an idea of how I’m going to use the planner, system-wise, but I know it will evolve over time as this will be the first time I’ve really combined all aspects of my life into one planner. I have some colour coding set up but I’ll go into more detail with that after I’ve started using it. For  ...

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Cardmaking

Lethbridgecards.co.uk is now up and running!

At last! After a flurry of emails and much back and forth between myself and my domain hosts, my domain is finally up and running! If you were to go to Lethbridgecards.co.uk you would then be redirected to my Etsy shop! Finally the business cards that went out into the world a few weeks ago are relevant! For anyone wishing to do the same let this be a cautionary tale; because of the frames Etsy uses some domain hosting companies will try and sting you to pay a yearly fee not only for the  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

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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Beauty

Signing up to Birchbox

I don’t want to make this another ‘here’s what I got in my box’ post as now we’re in to December, November’s box is pretty much old news. I kind of wanted to come at it from another angle; why I signed up, how I found the signing up process and conclusions as to whether I’ll keep my subscription. I will touch on the products, but only briefly to mark my stand out items from the box. Why a beauty box when you’re not very adventurous,  ...

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