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Carpe Diem Planner Review & A Giveaway!

So when I heard that TK Maxx/Home Sense had got some Carpe Diem planners in stock I knew I had to check them out! I’d seen people go a bit mad over these pretty planners made by Simple Stories when they came out a while ago. As a faithful Filofaxer I didn’t indulge but I was always curious as to the quality of these planners. Simple Stories is a scrapbooking company that’s also branched out into planners too. Their planners first came out last year I believe? To begin with  ...

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Planning

Papermate Inkjoy Gel Review and battle of the gel pens – which is best?

I love a good pen. It’s probably my biggest stationery weakness and I have way more pens in my collection than I would ever need. My favourite pen of all time is probably the Pentel Energel. I prefer gel as the writing is smooth and this pen is just the more perfect one I’ve ever used. I tried different colours and the result is always the same – beautifully smooth writing. No skipping at all. I feel like they’re a little undervalued in the planning community with  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

Planner Society April Review

This was the month that seemed to divide opinion! When Christy posted the first sneak peek on her Instagram lots of people didn’t seem to like it? I had no idea why because the designs were gorgeous! I love the bold colours in this box! Cardmaking I like to call these the cardmaking goodies from the box, as that’s largely what I’ll use them for. Some of the die cuts this month aren’t really to my taste and I’m not sure how I’d use them. But the rest are  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

Essential Silhouette Tools

I’ve had my Silhouette for 3, maybe 4 years now? Over the years I’ve built up a little supply of Silhouette tools that I’d call pretty essential for anyone just getting into using the machine. While many of these are geared towards sticker making primarily, I use most of these when cardmaking too. The fiddly stuff Tweezers are a bit of a given really. They massively help to get those smallΒ die cuts picked up off the mat. Particularly with card stock I find if I’m not  ...

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