My nieces and I share a lot of things; our good looks, our off-the-cuff, witty repartee and our disturbing obsession with Smiggle. If you have never been into a Smiggle store you are missing out big time. It’s a religious experience. It’s like nirvana for kawaii stationery freaks.
With Christmas only 6 weeks away (!!!) I wanted to show you some sweet stocking stuffers Smiggle-style. Stay tuned next week too – I’m going to be sharing my favourite Smiggle gift packs! Yay for Smiggle!
1. Sound reaction clock.
2. Treats scented stickers.
3. Penguin electric sharpener.
4. Treeats pop-out pencil case.
5. Retro graphic headphones.
6. Treats memo sheet pad.
I’ve shared this little tidbit on the blog before but for the uninitiated I will confess it again – I am a stamp fiend. I love stamps. I have many stamps, but I’ve never carved my own. Well not until Sunday that is. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at a new product from Stampin’ Up called Undefined. It’s perfect for the times when you need a particular stamp that isn’t in your kit. Undefined lets you create your own.
Now lets get this out of the way. I’m not artistic. I’m one of those people that writes about art instead of creating art. I’m cool with that. But being artistically challenged isn’t a problem with Undefined. If you can draw a design – that’s cool, but you also have a heap of pre-designed templates that come with the kit. Just trace over the design with a pencil (I used a 6B), lay it on the rubber and rub. The design transfers to the rubber mat so you can start carving.
I must say I’m addicted to this now. It brings back memories of lino cutting in high school (except I’m a smidge more patient and waaaay less angsty these days).
Want to win you’re very own Undefined kit thanks to my friends at Stampin Up. Enter below! (Sorry, this is an Australian-only giveaway.)
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Are you having a good Monday? Is your starting or ending? Mine is ending. It’s been another busy day at Pretty Paper Things central. I’ve been doing some planning for my Christmas eMag and I’ve been thinking of some fun competitions to have for all the giveaways I’ve got coming up. So much to win!!
Now onto something equally as exciting – how great is Stationery Boutique! I’m on a black and white trip and the moment so I love Jennifer’s work. So cool
1. Pattern & Post Card 2014 Calendar.
2. Washi Tape.
3. I Love Stripes Mini Flat Cards & Minilopes.
4. Lunchbox Notes.
Thanks to my friends at Nation State I have a 2014 Frankie diary and 2014 Frankie calendar to give away to two lucky people. The catch is you only have until Monday afternoon (AWST) to enter!
Want to win? Of course you do. Head over to Facebook to enter.
Pretty Paper Things is expanding to cover two of my favourite types of paper things – magazines and books! I need help though. I’m putting a call out for an Aussie-based book reviewer.
Sound like something you’d like to do? Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this post. Just tell me a little bit about you and what you like to read. While I can’t offer payment at this stage I can give you free books!
Hope to hear from some budding reviewers soon!
It’s never too early to do a calendar round-up, right? I’m looking ahead to 2014 and the view is magical.
1) Sam Osborne 2) The Paperbird Society 3) Eye Poetry Photography 4) Bookhou at Home 5) 10 Camelia Way 6) Just Another Day 7) Pei Design 8) Khristian Howell.
I love Christmas – I’m already in festive mode! I’ve been thinking about incorporating some tissue poms into this year’s decorations. They are so colourful and cheery. I think they give a room/party an extra oomph of wow.
I’ve been checking out Pomtree for inspiration. Now I want one of everything!
2. Candy Apple.
3. Fresh squeezed lime.
It’s that time again! Frankie time! Thanks to my friends at Nation State I have a Frankie Diary and Frankie Calendar to give away to two lucky people.
I’ll be launching the competition next week and I’ll be sending details to newsletter subscribers first (newsletter subscribers will also get an extra chance to win).
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the Pretty Paper Things monthly newsletter now!
I’ve had so much fun sharing these ghoulishly good Halloween treats with you this week. I hope you’ve enjoyed them too. Have a great Halloween everyone.
1. The Doll City Roller.
2. Emporio Elite Digital.
3. Ladybird Press.
4. Lisa K Designs.
5. Chela Williams.
6. Novella Bleu.
7. Mayhem Here.
9. Marinas Wishes.