Friday, 9 December 2016

Pen Pal Pockets

So December box has landed.

I will most probably say this about every box but i love it!! i did an unboxing video opening it all up and i love all the colours in it and the different tones of blues and greens obviously with Anna's art work throughout which is the best part about it.

every month there is some 12"12 card stock and this month i decided with some of that card stock i would make a new pocket book that i have been enjoying making this last month.


1) i first chose the card stock i wanted to use. these two where ones i got in the box.

2) then i cut them down to size and figured out how many pockets i wanted.


3) i then made some adjustments to the pockets and stuck them down, with double sided tape. then used some of the washi tape that came in the kit to frame the sides and the bottom.

4) i used one of the sticky notes that came in the box as an embellishment on the bottom left and i fussy cut one of the penguins from some of the off cuts of card i had left from cutting the pockets.

5)i then went through my stash and used some of the word stickers that came in the November Brimbles box just to add the the bottom right hand corner.


6) then i used some of the stickers that came in the December box to embellish the top and also some of the enamel dots that came in the November box just on the green pockets to give them some depth.

7) then i used some of the stickers from the 12"12 sticker sheet by Simple stories and used some of the alpha stickers on that sheet to spell out hello. Then used some of the other stickers to embellish.

8) then i used some stickers from another 12"12 sticker sheet by Simple stories called The Reset Girl to spell out the lovely ladies name.

9) then i just filled it with some goddies and a letter for her. 

10) finally i packaged up i used some of the washi tape that came in the box and taped the edges and used the stamp that came in the kit to stamp some snowflakes all over it and used on of the snow men post it notes to used as part of writing the address on it.  

I love how this tuned out and i still have so much to use. As i said in the unboxing video for this box in the new year i will be starting to scrapbook in a 12"12 album so the other papers from the kit will be saved ready to scrapbook and i will blog about them as and when they are done.

I also love the key-ring that came in the box so much as soon as i finished filming the unboxing video it went straight on my purse.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

A planner full of red!

Today I am sharing my subscription box from Mrs. Brimbles. This is the November subscription box and it is full of goodies. I loved all the reds!! It was so vibrant this box. Several cute sticker sets and post cards that you can use to dress up your planner or laminate and make a cute dashboard.

I of course took one of the 12 x 12 papers and made a pocket folder for my A5 Kikki it is so easy to make these. I have showed several DIY's and if you own a cutting machine there are files out there you can purchase to make it even easier! I stuck the notepad in my pocket.

Epoxy dots and gingerbread men, reindeers and a cup of hot cocoa what more do you need! Loads of cute word stickers too.

 I love this cute felt paperclip. It went perfect in my pocket folder! And Hello! I love that polka dot washi tape!

 Here is a few pics of my spread for the first week of Dec. More to write in but I at least got a cute start!

I have the Mrs. Brimbles Advent Box that arrived. Oh my don't she know that I sneak peeks! Seriously all these cute little red and white packages to open each day of Dec. If you didn't get one this year remember to grab one next year because she does it every year so far and people love it! 

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my Brimbles November box! 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

My Christmas Travelers Notebook

I have bought a Christmas Travelers Notebook so I thought I would share it with you and a snippet of what I am using it for!

Travelers Notebook purchased from:
Dashboard available from:
I made the insert I am using from my Paper collection available here:

Monday, 5 December 2016

december 2016 Brimbles Box Reveal

**If you haven't received your box this month yet, you might want to not read!!**

It's time to reveal what was in the Brimbles Box this month, the month of DECEMBER! if you haven't received yours yet you might want to stop reading! UK boxes should be with you by 5th December and International after that. As we are now in the festive period please allow a little extra time for your box to arrive.

If you would like to watch videos of unboxings from genuine customers as well as honest reviews from bloggers you can watch the YouTube Brimbles Box playlist As I say they are all very honest so you can get a better feel for what was inside. 

Check out my video unboxing below:

So what was in the box this month? Of course there is always a postcard from me which tells you more about the theme of the box:

All boxes follow the same theme but what you receive in your box may not be the same as what someone else received. Boxes on a subscription cost £15.00 plus postage.

All boxes received the following:

4 x 12×12 scrapbook Paper – 2 designs, double sided
1 x 12×12 journal card cut apart

1 x decorative stickers
1 x planner stickers
1 x washi tape*
1 x snowman stamp
1 x sticky notes
1 x crystal pen
1 x faux (fake) fur planner charm
1 x pack of 12 ephemera

* Designs and colours may vary from box to box

The 'Big Box' Subscribers will have received in addition to the 'core' goodies and the stationery items:

  • Paper Clips
  • Shaker pack

I hope you like it! I do have some individual items available so check out my online shop for those. 

See you next month for January’s box. Remember if you would like to order a subscription or a one off box and you would like that box to be the January one you can order up to and on 31st December 2016 from: (whilst stocks last!!). January boxes ship on 2nd January 2017.

Oh and in case you missed the announcement on Facebook, by popular demand I have now introduced a monthly sticker subscription for those of you who would just like stickers and stickers only. So go and check it out and see what you think:

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Autumn Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone!

I'm back (after what seems like forever) with a 6x12 scrapbook layout using the beautiful October Brimbles box, and a few autumn-themed bits from my craft stash. I love autumn, my little pooches and I have had some lovely walks over the last few weeks, and this box was perfect for scrapping the resulting photos. 

I went for a 6x12 layout this time, as it's been a little while since I did a traditional 12x12 page and sometimes that large, blank space can be overwhelming. I had the cardstock with leaves sitting in my stash, so I cut it in half and used that for my base. 

I used a mix of stickers, ephemera and enamel dots from the box to create a little cluster behind my photo, along with a kraft envelope, doily and tag from my stash. I attached more photos from the walk to the tag, which creates a fun, interactive element to the page. I used lots of doodling too, which I think adds a "finished" look, and is something a bit different. 

I finished off the layout with some journaling and a title from my stash, and I'm so pleased with it! The October box was a joy to work with. There's a video of the process too, which you can find on my youtube channel here.

What projects have you made this month?


Friday, 2 December 2016

My Christmas Planner Set Up

Wow, well this months Brimbles box has arrived and all I could say at first was "wow" for 2 reasons really number 1. It's amazing the theme is right up my street, Christmas has got to be one of my favourite times of year not just for the receiving of gifts, it's not about that for me it's about quality family time, snuggly evenings, family games and good food of course and number 2. Because it hit me at just how fast this year has gone and  the fact 2017 is just around the corner. 

When I opened the box and had chance to take everything in I set everything out and it just screamed Christmas planner set-up at me so that's exactly what I chose to do with some of the contents, well in my case my Christmas planner is actually a Christmas section in the back of my everyday planner as it is easier for me to keep track of everything this way. 

In this months box there were 3 Amazing 12 x 12 Scrapbook papers so I started off by making a dashboard with the Santa and Reindeer one as I have laminated it I have used the back attach my hot drink sticky notes on to, these also came in the box, they are so so cute and can be used for lots of things Anna is so creative when it comes to designing stock for the boxes the items are always so versatile and unique.

Something that wasn't in the box but was from Anna's Etsy shop are my Christmas inserts, there are a variety of printable inserts on the Mrs Brimbles Etsy shop so if these ones don't suit you I'm sure something else there will, but I chose the reindeer ones who doesn't love a bit of Rudolph at Christmas eh? 

I wanted something to display my Christmas Washi tapes so I cut, punched and laminated 1 of the pages from the Santa list pad also from this months box and used is as a washi card - how cute is that list pad though? perfect for the kids Christmas lists.

I have used some of the cut apart card, the postcard from the box and the gorgeous paperclip from Cherry Blossom in the Market Square to decorate the section and I still have lots of beautiful bits from the box left to use on other festive projects.

Here is a quick look at my Christmas Section:


Have you set up your Christmas planner yet?

Until next time.

Tash xoxo

Freckled Fawn Embellishment Kit Unboxing + Giveaway!

I was approached by Freckled Fawn to see if I would be able to do an unboxing to share with you and here I am with that unboxing! I was allowed to pick any of their kits to share with you, one that appealed to me the most and this was it. It's truly beautiful!

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