Divinity Original Sin – the board game!

Painting miniature figurines is a pretty popular hobby. It is something that I have personally not tried but I do know quite a few people who enjoy it. Today, I wanted to share a kickstarter that is going on which combines a few of my loves. It is not necessarily stationery but it does involve some arts and crafts – if you fancy it. Those who know me will also know that my other main love in life is games. I love playing games – whether that is video games or board games. Perhaps as much as I love stationery, if that is even possible. This brilliant kickstarter that combines both my love for games as well as crafts. The Divinity Original Sin Board Game

Blogmas Day 8 - Divinity Original Sin Board Game

For me, the festive season is all about the people you have around you. Playing board games or video games with my family & friends is a huge part of my life. I love it. It’s a great way to do something together, without having to get dressed up or cost a lot. The majority of the costs are over once you purchase the game. So the news of this board game could not come at a better time for me.

With only 11 days to go before the kickstarter ends, I thought I would share this with you today so you had plenty of chance to pledge if you are interested!

Continue reading “Divinity Original Sin – the board game!”

DIY Advent Calendar – Using Letters

This year, I decided to get a little crafty whilst making some gifts for people. I really enjoy writing letters to people – even if they are super short. Often, it takes more time and effort than buying a gift and it’s really the thought that counts for me. So, I came up with a way to combine my love for letterwriting with Christmas. I decided to make one of my friends a DIY Advent Calendar this year. This could easily be changed up for occasion – or just as a random gift – though, in all honesty. 

DIY Advent Calendar for Blogmas

Continue reading “DIY Advent Calendar – Using Letters”

25 Christmas Bucket List ideas

I have decided that there is no point in doing things with half effort. So, when I do something this year, I am going to try to either go all in or not at all. I hate half-assing my way through life. Of course, both physical and mental health can be a huge factor in changing that for me but the point is, my new motto is to at least aim to go all in or not at all. As such, I decided to go all in and make a Christmas Bucket List this year. I am quite keen to share this with you as I think it’s a pretty fun idea. A Christmas Bucket list is usually a list of Christmas, winter or overall festive things that I want to do or perhaps see this winter. I have listed all of the ideas that I came up with – in case you wanted to come up with your own bucket list for the season!

Besides, I can’t really do Blogmas without having some sort of Christmas bucket list, can I? I came up with this list pre-December so I have already started to work my way through them but there’s still plenty of time to come up with your own list if you have not already!

Blogmas Christmas Bucket List Continue reading “25 Christmas Bucket List ideas”

In Memory Of

Losing someone you love is always hard, and it’s always hard to celebrate a holiday without them. This isn’t a very “Christmassy” topic but I feel like it’s an important one. Celebrating Christmas when you have lost a loved one can be difficult so I wanted to make today’s Blogmas post all about that. Today is the anniversary of my grandfather, who passed away rather suddenly last year. I wanted to take a moment to write a blog post in memory of him and incorporate him in my Christmas. I also wanted to share some of the ideas that I found whilst I was searching for something to have or create in his memory, in case any are of use to you.

In Memory Of Items

Finding a way to honour the memory of a loved one is a process that takes time. I personally found it to be a way to help me come to terms with the suddenness of everything. However, it might not be for everyone. Everyone mourns the death of a loved one very differently and that’s allowed. 

Continue reading “In Memory Of”

Creating Christmas Cards with Design Bundles – Christmas Craft Bundle

I know, I know, it’s not December yet. But if you make your cards by hand, you need to start before then. It takes me months to create enough Christmas cards in time to send by the last posting dates. Not anymore though – not with the Christmas Craft Bundle from Design Bundles. They kindly sent me the The Christmas Craft Bundle to play with and I am already in love.

Christmas Craft Bundle Header

Ideally, you require a papercutting machine of some sort but quite a few of their designs can be used without one, in all honesty. I used the Silhouette Cameo to create the papercuts in this blog post. 

Continue reading “Creating Christmas Cards with Design Bundles – Christmas Craft Bundle”