The past few months have been a bit of struggle. A lot of trying to find my feet in the world and getting back to where I want to be. In order to improve my physical wellbeing, I started to focus a bit more on my health. Attempting to eat a little healthier, take the stairs more or walk a bit. But my physical health is also very intertwined with my mental health. To look after the latter, self-care became a priority. For me, this was finding a way to relax as well as express myself. Self-care means something different to everyone, unique to people’s hobbies and interests. For me, stationery is one of the biggest ways for me to look after mental wellbeing. After all, I did list the top Stationery Self-Care methods I recommend, which I still use to this day. And so, World Calligraphy Day could not have come at a more appropriate time. And I am super excited to be involved with it. Continue reading “World Calligraphy Day 2019”
I 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!
Meeting someone for Christmas and you’ve forgotten to get them a Christmas card? If you’re in a last minute rush and can’t get to the shops, why not print one off? If you have a colour printer and some card at home then this is probably the easiest way to get Christmas Cards instantly. These Printable Christmas Cards are really cost effective too. You can purchase your favourite designs and then print off as many as you want! So you can continue to use it in future years too!
Yesterday I mentioned how I’ve been bitten by the calligraphy bug and pointed out a few of my favourite gifts for people. If you didn’t read it, you can check it out here. I didn’t mention one product, however, that I’ve really started to enjoy using and I wanted to talk a little about that today. It’s the Manuscript Italic & Poster Set. I challenged myself to try and make some handmade cards featuring Manuscript calligraphy products and this one jumped out at me. It’s so perfect – and I’m really excited about today’s post.
Last week, I made some simple Christmas cards using stamps from USA. Since those stamps are currently out of stock, I wanted to show you how this technique can easily be replicated with any stamps! Today, I’m using stamps from Hobbycraft. Every year, Hobbycraft have a range of Christmas stamps. They tend to start sales on their Christmas stock around this time so definitely worth having a look if you’re interested. Like I said, these cards are really easy to replicate with whatever stamps you already own. (Alternatively, you may be able to find free downloads online that you can print off and do something similar with!).
As it’s a simple technique, it’s easy to do quite a few cards in one go. It does take a bit of time, however. So I recommend doing it whilst watching TV. It’s a great time to put on a Christmas film and get a bit crafty after all! This is definitely one you could do at home with the kids too, if you’re a parent or need a babysitting task.