Frankie Daily Journal giveaway!

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What’s cookin’ good lookin’? Today is the last work day of the year for me and I can’t wait to do….well…nothing! But before I go away I thought we’d do a little giveaway – how does that sound?

I’ve got a 2015 Frankie Daily Journal thanks to my friends at Nation State to give to some lucky person. Entries open now and close at 12:00am Christmas Day!
(I’m sorry International folks – this one’s just for Aussies.)

There are a few ways to enter and I’ll be picking the lucky person who wins at random, so go forth and enter!


Santiago Sunbird

If you caught My Three Favourite Things newsletter a couple of weeks ago you would have seen a beautiful watercolour wedding invitation designed by Santiago Sunbird. I’m in awe of Bree and Sarah Hankinson’s work. It’s beautifully designed and while it is watercolour (and watercolour is so ‘in’ at the moment) it’s also understated and unique, which is everything you want from your wedding stationery, right?

Grandes Rosas
Flores
Helecho
Santiago

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9 of the best take anywhere notebooks

If you carry your notebook around with you (in your bag, thrown onto the back seat of the car etc) you’ll know the importance of sturdiness. The last thing you need is a cover that is dog-eared or scratched up or ruined. Not only does it make your notebook look tatty, it also kills inspiration.

You needn’t worry about such things with these notebooks. They’ve been designed for rough and rugged use. You can take them anywhere and they’ll withstand the toughest treatment.

(While Moleskine’s don’t appear on this list their omission is definitely not a snub. I use Moleskines all the time and I think they are superb. I wanted to showcase some other notebooks – perhaps ones you’ve never heard of – because it’s a big, wide world out there and it’s full of new notebooks to discover.)

A6 Bonded leather notebook – Follow your path – kikki.k
12 x 17 – blank pages in Red – Ciak
Dante Notebook – Fabriano
Slim ruled journal 3 pack – C.R. Gibson
Little Black Book – Smythson
Hard Bound Cloth Gray A4 – Whitelines
Master notebook – Leuchtturm1917
Make My Day notebook – Daycraft – Nation State
Kate Spade Journal – NoteMaker

Idlewild Co.

Oh my goodness it’s getting closer to Christmas. How are you enjoying the lead up to the festive season? I haven’t even started my Christmas cards yet – yikes!!

My procrastination led me to the gorgeous Idlewild Co shop where I’ve been drooling over these beauties for the last half an hour – especially that merry looking partridge! Beeeaaauuutiful!

(psssstt don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter. Tomorrow is your last chance to get your mitts on a Frankie calendar thanks to my buds at Nation State)

Warm wishes
Twelve Days of Christmas Postcards
Scandinavian Christmas Tree
Plaid Ribbon
Holiday sticker labels

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The Destiny of Violet & Luke, by Jessica Sorensen

It’s book review time. Thanks to resident reader and reviewer Casey for her time and words. Today we are sharing another book from New York Times bestselling sensation Jessica Sorenson. You can read another review of Jessica’s work here.

violetThis is a nice, easy read that gains momentum as the book progresses. Whilst it contains its fair share of cliches, such as the bad boy who never falls in love, naturally falling in love with the messed up girl in school – it is still a lovely book that keeps the reader engaged and hoping that these two unlikely love birds find peace and happiness together.

This novel is the third book of the “Coincidence” series, but the reader can easily follow the storyline without having read the previous titles. However, I do know that I will be purchasing the following “Violet & Luke” books to see how this twisted love story pans out.

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Buy your copy of The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen.

How Joyful – hand lettering awesomeness

Want to see hand lettering done right? You must check out the work of Chilean designer (now living in Southern California) Joy Kelley. Her work is big, bold and beautiful. Today I’m featuring her stamps but believe me there is a lot more for you discover on her blog and store.

Heck yeah, it’s here
Made with love
Please deliver to
Happy Mail
This book belongs to

You can follow Joy on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Pei Design – Christmas greetings

Are you getting into the Christmas spirit? We put up our Christmas tree on the weekend so I’m feeling all kinds of festive!

If you need to kickstart your Christmassy feelings these cards and postcards by Pei Design will do the trick.

Happy Holidays Postcards – Pack of 10.
Box Set of 8. Peace On Earth.
Tis the Season Postcards – Pack of 10.
Box Set of 8. White Ornament – Happy Holidays.
Noel Ornaments. Holiday Greeting Cards.
Sweater – Warm Holiday Wishes.

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Notepad Monday

Don’t you just LOVE making lists? There’s nothing more satisfying than being able to cross something off. Sometimes, if I need cheering up, I’ll add things that I’ve already done on my to-do list just so I can feel the joy of the cross off (kidding, not kidding).

For notebook Monday I’ve taken a little side step and found myself in notepad land rather than notebookville. I’m sure you won’t mind. Right fellow list makers?

I gotta focus! – Quirky Paper Co (my fave)
Desk pad – Mi Goals
Remember notepad – Charm and Gumption
All in a week’s work – Thimble Press
To the market notepad – 1canoe2
Gratitude – Letter Love Designs
Julie Ann Art

Let it snow 15 snow-themed Christmas cards

So, while it’s stinking hot on Christmas Day here, other parts of the world wake up to a white Christmas. How awesome is that? This planet rules!

Lets dream of a little snow shall we?

Clap Clap Design

Yamok

Jersey’s Freshest

Amanda White Art

Girl Party Shop

Le Trango

Sign Fall

Print Smitten

Jessica Hogarth

Corazones de Papel

Cheeky Little Bugger

TAYHAMS

Georgianna Lane

Bobbie Print

Feb 10 Design

An Ashley Percival Giveaway!

Two years ago I featured the gorgeous animal art of the super talented illustrator Ashley Percival. His animal illustrations have a kind of laid back, magical quality that would work so well in a nursery or kid’s room (or grown-ups room too – I’m a big fan of this one!).

I was so happy that Ashley got in touch last week to let me know that he had a bunch of limited edition prints available on his Etsy store. They are, of course, so lovely and would make a great inclusion in anyone’s art collection. Oh and they are perfect Christmas pressies too. Want to win one? Keep reading!

This one has been exhibited on the London Tube!
Owl of the Night.

Christmas cards too!

Ashley has also designed a range of Christmas cards featuring his animals that will be sold online and off (the range will be hitting Paperchase very soon).

Win! Win! Win!

Ashley has graciously offered to send 4 limited edition prints (of your choice) to one of you very lucky readers! There are a few ways to enter so get cracking! (Ashley will send the prints anywhere in the world too. Thanks Ashley!)

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