Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mrs Brimbles October photo challenge - week two

Week two of the challenge is already over, October is flying by!  I started to write this post yesterday but didn't get very far, it was raining most of the day so I decided to wrap myself up in a blanket and watch The Walking Dead instead.  I love cold, crisp autumn days but I'm not so keen on damp, soggy grey ones especially when I have to leave the house!  Today is clear and bright and I find myself feeling much more motivated.  

Day eight - Couldn't Live Without...

I honestly couldn't live without some kind of diary or planner and pens!  I just can't keep track of everything I need to remember in my head any more.

Day eight - couldn't live without...

Day nine - Purple

Here are a selection of some of my purple planner goodies, the tortoise dashboard from Mrs Brimbles is so sweet.

Day nine - purple

Day ten - Writing 

I mix it up between using planner stamps and writing in my diary.  Oh and always lots of colours too!

Day ten - writing

Day eleven - Preparation

It really is time to start thinking about Christmas, if I can spread things out over the next three months December wont be as hectic!

Day eleven - preparation

Day twelve - Warm Drink

A very yummy cup of caramel hot chocolate, it was delicious! 

Day twelve - warm drink

Day thirteen - What Autumn Means To Me

Creamy coffee drinks, woolly gloves, autumn skies, Lush's Christmas line of bath treats and quite a few birthdays are all things that I look forward at this time of year. 

Day thirteen - what autumn means to me

Day fourteen - Crafted

I used to be really good at cross stitch but I haven't done any in a while, this floral bookmark is one of my favourite craft projects I have made.

Day fourteen - crafted

Are you joining in with the challenge?  Let me know where I can see your photos, I would love to take a look.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

My week #41

I brought this cute cupcake washi tape a couple of weeks ago and couldn't wait to use it, I love it!  The colours are so pretty and match my pastel rainbow reinforcements which are also a new favourite. 

My week in my Filofax #41

I didn't have any cake stickers so I doodled some cupcakes instead, copying the ones on the tape.  I googled quotes about cupcakes and found this one....

"Make the world a better place
one cupcake at a time"

... and liked the idea.  Life is better with frosting and sprinkles, right?

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I reached 400 followers through Bloglovin' at the end of the week, yay!!  I am getting together some prizes for another giveaway to celebrate so keep an eye out for that soon!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!   

Friday, 10 October 2014

Planner Friday - October

It's Planner Friday again over on Twine it up with Trendy Twine, pop over if you would like read my latest design team post.

Hello, I am Amanda from She's Eclectic and I write a monthly Planner Friday post here on Twine it up with Trendy Twine.  I think that prettying up your planner pages makes it easier to stay organised.  If my pages were plain I wouldn't refer to my Filofax as often during the day and then I would forget things and get myself in a muddle!  

I went with a cupcake theme this week, you can see the products I used in the photo below.  A couple of strips of washi tape and some Trendy Page Dot reinforcements and my diary pages are much more colourful and fun!

I have recently started using the School Days Planner Stamp Set, it is incredibly handy now I have two children in school and one in nursery/preschool!

You can read the rest of my post here and get a sneak peek of my Halloween themed week too.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Mrs Brimbles October photo challenge - week one

I am joining in with Mrs Brimbles October photo challenge this month, it has been a while since I took part in a challenge so I thought I would share my photos with you.

Day one - Autumn Time

I really think colourful leaves sum up autumn perfectly and they look beautiful next to my ochre Malden.

Day one - Autumn Time

Day two - Brown

I like my tea a nice strong brown colour and not milky, I also love this brown woodland washi tape I have used to decorate my November overview page.

Day two - Brown

Day three - Hoarding

I hoard stickers, I can't help it!

Day three - Hoarding

Day four - Wonder Of Washi

These are a few of my favourite rolls of washi tape.

Day four - Wonder Of Washi

Day five - Journal Time

I'm using my Lokta journal to practise my sketching and I recently got these cute journalling tags that I am going to use to record things and events.

Day five - Journal Time

Day six - Current read

I studied this book for my A level in English Literacy but I am enjoying reading it again now and noticing things that I didn't the first time around.

Day six - Current Read

Day seven - I Made This...

A little while ago I made this zombie bunny paperclip (she's a zombie because I only had green felt at home when I made her) and now it is nearly Halloween I can use her in my planner!

Day seven - I Made This...

If you would like to join in with the fun you can find the prompts for the challenge here and if you take all 31 photos you could be the winner of a gorgeous Compact Patent Filofax in lavender!  

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

My week #40

This week my love affair with autumn continued, I found this quote by Albert Camus...
"Autumn is a second spring
when ever leaf
is a flower"

and based my whole week around it.  I have always loved to see the leaves change colour this time of year, the fiery reds are my favourite.  They make plain old green seem boring by comparison!

My week in my Filofax #40

The Mrs Brimbles photo challenge started on Wednesday so I have written down all of the daily prompts to remind me to do them.  I will be sharing my photos on here too as a weekly round up post so keep an eye out for the first one of those on Wednesday.  I've had a lot of fun doing the challenge so far, especially because it has an autumn theme!

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Linky's splendid stationery box - October '14

Are you ready to see what was inside my latest Linky box?  For those of you who don't know what a Linky box is, it is a monthly box jam packed full of lovely stationery!  It is not a subscription service so you can order one at a time or pre order boxes for the following months too, it is up to you.  Leah the owner of packs each box with care and she selects products that she thinks you will love.  Each box is different instead of everyone just getting the same things!   

My parcel arrived in this jelly bean wrapping paper,
it is so colourful and fun!

Under the lid was a thank you for my purchase
 card and a sprinkling of

My first glimpse inside!  I love the trail of
glitter card.

I got this beautiful rose dashboard, some sweeties
and a pack of notepaper.  I really like
 the quote on it.

I also got my own wand, how cool is that?  The blue
heart is a pencil sharpener and the glittery
shapes are stickers. I love my kitty cat 
paper clip, pink pen and the flower charm too.

Inside the floral envelope were all these cute
bits and pieces.

There was also these stickers, note papers
and cards.

I got a set of project life cards, a Vogue postcard
and the glitter quote card.

Look how many parcels I had to unwrap this month! 
It was so fun tearing them open.

In the first four parcels were these super cute planner stickers,
a roll of rose washi tape, a roll of heart deco tape
and this lovely hot air balloon notebook.

There was also this Pilot fountain pen with
blue ink.

Look, look, look.... foxes!! I was so happy when I opened
one of the parcels and found this notebook!  It
matches the rubber/eraser that was also in 
the box this month.

The last few bits were this owl sticky note set, some pretty
page flags and a roll of stickers too.

I am so pleased with everything I received, there is nothing in here that I don't like or wouldn't use!  If you don't have a Filofax you can have a box with just stationery pieces in it and none of the planner bits and when you order there is a section for you to fill in to let Leah know the kind of things and colours you like too.

If you would like to see what I have had in my previous boxes you can read about them here or you can see what Mrs Brimbles has got in hers and what Angel Jem got in her one here.  

I would love to know what you got in your box if you have ordered one before, please let me know in the comments or leave me a link to check out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 29 September 2014

My week #39

Once Upon A Time started again last night in America so I did a fairytale theme for the week to celebrate!  Snow and Red are a couple of my favourite characters from the show so I used stickers of them both.  I haven't actually watched the new episode yet, I'm waiting until tonight so I can watch it with my friend.  I'm kind of excited to see it!

My week in my Filofax #39
Do you see that crease on the right hand page?  It's been driving me mad since it happened, I leant across to grab something and managed to fold the paper over on itself.  It's should only be a little annoyance but as I look inside my Filofax so often through out the day it's been niggling at me!

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I noticed while I was writing this post that it is my 200th one, I definitely think that milestone deserves a nice cup of tea and a biscuit!

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