Playing With Patterns notebook & pen set – with video tutorial

Hello everyone. I love a notepad and I prefer one that has a pen attached so I don’t have to go searching for one, especially at the bottom of my handbag! Today’s project is this covered notepad using products from the Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns suite… And it has a mini pen secured inside […]

You are like a diamond…

Hello everyone. These are strange days with everything that is happening with Coronavirus or Covid 19 at the moment. We have seen examples of some strange behaviours (panic buying toilet rolls!?) and some amazing acts of compassion. Whatever is going on in your part of the world, I’d like to remind you that, on the […]

Life’s showers bring love’s flowers

Hello. If you’ve read my blog regularly you might have noticed that I love a note book, lol. It’s mainly because if I don’t write stuff down then I will definitely forget it. If I do write it there’s a slim chance I might remember. Also, a lovely decorated note book lasts longer than a […]

I’m as Pleased As Punch with these mini note books

Hello. It’s March already! That means it’s the last month of Sale-A-Bration 2020. Today’s project uses a free Sale-A-Bration and a Co-ordinating product that is only available to buy until 31st March 2020; unless it sells out first. This is another project that’s perfect for Spring fairs… I have covered these mini note books with […]

Garden Lane pocket notepad & pen

Hello everyone. Today’s project is a pocket notepad in more ways than one. It’s a notepad that can easily fit in your pocket and it’s a origami pocket with a notepad in it… I’ve often admired these napkin (or diaper) folds but never made one. I remembered that my lovely friend Jill made some at […]

Golden Honey Traveller’s Notebook

Hello. Yesterday my friend Valerie ( and I hosted our monthly papercraft workshop in the Scottish Borders; which is always lots of fun as we have a fabulous group of crafters that join us. This month, Valerie did tons of preparation so that we could all make a Traveller’s Notebook, based on a design by […]

Double note pad revisited

Hello everyone. One of the great things about tidying up your craft room is what you rediscover! I found a whole load of note pads that I’d used for a previous project. I also remembered how fabulous the glossy Mosaic Mood speciality designer series paper is… This shine on this paper is just fabulous… With […]

Follow Your Art notepad and sticky note holder set

Hello and thanks for joining me. Today’s project was CASE’d (Copied And Selectively Edited!) from the lovely Amanda Charlesworth (aka Scrimping Mommy). I’ve made similar things for craft fairs in the past but liked that Amanda’s version holds both a little notepad and a sticky note pad. I’m trying to make more gender neutral gifts […]

You are wonderful – decorated notepad & new storage solutions

Hello and thanks for joining me. Today’s project is a decorated notepad that I picked up in Wilkos simply because they were only 20p each – a bargain. At the same time I bought some pencils that have motivational sentiments on them, like ‘Give Yourself Time’, ‘You Can’ and ‘Just Do Your Best’. That made […]

My new sketch book

Hello! Today I want to show you a sketch book I made for myself. I like to draw card and box ideas every now and again but if I do it on a scrap of paper I lose it! All of my notebooks are lined so aren’t that great for drawing in so I found […]