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!

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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

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My #The100DayProject, featuring Stationery Self-Care

#The100DayProject TitleI spoke about a few challenges that are occurring April recently. One of them is #The100DayProject. I wanted to talk about it in a bit more depth and share some ideas that I have had for this project with you. The 100 Day Project is an opportunity to be more creative. It challenges you to pick up any creative projects that you want to do and dedicate the next one hundred days to it.

The challenge officially started on the 2nd April this year. However, I am running a little behind and so, I am going to start it today, on the 13th April. You can definitely start it at any point though and just do a hundred days from whenever you start. I was trying to come up with ideas on what I should do. So I wanted to share what I came up with. If you have not started and want some ideas, hopefully this will inspire you.

If you’re already doing it, I would love to see your own challenge! Let me know what you’re doing. And mostly, good luck to everyone taking part!

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April Challenges & Events for any stationery lover

It’s April! Well it arrived about a week ago but… April is here and there’s just so much going on. This is one of my favourite months here on Aumsome. It’s like Christmas in the stationery world right now. There’s just so much going on and this amazing month is going to end with my favourite week: National Stationery Week! Even before that though, this month is full of so many great things that I thought I would kick it off with a very quick overview of some of the amazing challenges that are taking place this month.

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What Glue to Use – featuring tesa adhesive giveaway

When it comes to crafting, there is a huge range of products that you can buy. It’s very easy to want everything. However, there’s always a few ‘essentials’ that are the most important. Everything else comes as extra, add on costs if you wish to spend it. These crafting essentials vary depending on the craft itself. If you’re crocheting, an essential is a crochet hook. For papercrafts, one of these essential items is an adhesive. This post will be looking into the variety of different adhesives that you could use and some examples of when you might want to use them. So without further ado, let’s have a look at some of the adhesive essentials you may need.

tesa adhesive

Personally, I don’t believe that ‘one adhesive fits all’. It’s simply not the case. The material matters; some work better on fabric, others might work better on wood. The purpose also matters; whether you want a strong adhesive that permanently sticks quickly, a temporary option or perhaps a slow drying one.

I’m also thrilled to announce that there will be a giveaway at the end of this post. What better way to end National Craft Month than by sharing a crafty giveaway? Hopefully these products will inspire you to craft even more! So, let’s get on with looking at the different types of adhesive before then! Continue reading “What Glue to Use – featuring tesa adhesive giveaway”