Monday, 19 June 2017

Planner Girls Collective: my craft space

I confess, I don't actually have a dedicated space. I see all these love pictures of other people's spaces and feel very jealous. I had always hoped that when we moved out of our coach house, I would be able to have a space rather than on my bed.

For now, scrapbooking is done in our spare room, again on the floor. Papers and albums etc are stored on an expedit.

Planning happens on my bedroom floor! I tend to do it when I get my girls to bed so it makes sense to have my things there.

We're moving again in a few weeks, so maybe I can actually have a proper work space??!

PGC ladies

Monday, 12 June 2017

Filling in the gaps

I didn't take my Happy Planner away to Spain as 1. It would have been too big and 2. I didn't think I would have time to play. So instead I just took my Recollections planner and write notes each day and when I got home, I transferred to my Happy Planner.

I chose stickers from oodlemadoodles for my HP and some icons from happycutiestudios for my personal Planner.
I printed a few photos and have made notes of the gaps so I can print a few more.

Friday, 9 June 2017

When is a holiday not relaxing?

Answer: when it is with small children!

Don't get me wrong, a week in sunny Spain is lovely, but there's no sitting down with a good book when you have little ones. Luckily we went with a group so our eldest went off and played happily,but littlest became clingy like a baby monkey. She wouldn't even go to daddy!!
We had ice cream, went to the beach, played in the pool, had cocktails...

I'd definitely go back..when they're older.
Maybe stick to Cornwall for now!!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Latest sticker haul

After selling some stuff on ebay, I decided to treat myself to some new planner stickers. I always have some in my etsy cart, ready for the rare occasions I have some money. As it was a Friday, I decided to wait for the Plump planner to open and buy my cart load from there.

I picked up six page kits and some very appropriate Costa lover stickers!!
I can't wait to use them. Just look at the Star Wars! And Wizard of Oz! And Toy Story!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

This week, last week

Here we have my last week's spreads from Happy Planner and personal Recollections planner. Need to add photos still. Mary Poppins stickers from Hazy Days UK. I love how MAMBI have created special stick on tabs for adding your own things into your planner, especially good if, like me, you can't justify the cost of a punch!

This week I'm using a basic kit from oodlemadoodles and some sticker flakes as decoration. I love the delicate details on the stickers and the colours are perfect for spring..not that we've seen much of that yet!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Pox attack

After her big sister got a fairly small dose of chickenpox, Rosalind got it bad. Poor monkey is covered. They're literally everywhere. Saturday night we had three hours sleep and I was working all day Sunday. Cant wait for these to pass. And just when I said I wanted April over, May throws this at us.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Planner Girls Collective : my planning style

I not sure how I would describe my planning style really. 

I start with a blank week and choose any decoration.

I add a few basic decorative stickers and fill in any events etc I already know about.
As the week goes by, I fill in the gaps. Add random stickers and notes until eventually, my week is full!

Have a look and see what the other ladies have done.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Planner Girls Collective: why i plan

People enter the world of planning for various reasons,but usually it is to keep track of something.

I have always been obsessed with stationery. I used to love the look of a ream of clean paper. Pots of pens held serious alure for me!

I started planning to keep track of an increasingly complicated life, and that is why i continue to plan. It's just an added bonus that i can use it as a bite sized creative outlet.

Over time i wanted something with which i could document things, for memory keeping. I tried Project Life but was always disappointed with it. And then i discovered the Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas. You really can't go wrong with it! There are so many etsy sellers with stickers specifically for the planner . You can make it as simple or fussyas you want.

And that is why i plan. To document.

Check out what the other ladies have done.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Oh April.

What a month.
My​ mother in law passed away in the 1st, which was also Ella's party.
 Easter weekend was busy and  a lovely distraction.

 The funeral was the 19th. 
School is due to start tomorrow but both little ones have chickenpox. April can jog on.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Amazing dividers!

Today I received some amazing galaxy dividers from cute and quirky creations. I can't wait to put these into My planner!!