Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Brimbles Sticker Club, August 2017!

I'm back with my August Brimbles Sticker Club
This month's theme was 'Cats in Bloom' which is a pretty unique theme, but Anna has pulled it off really well. I'm loving the pastel pink & turquoise combination!

There's a mixture of Anna's characters (this time they are cats). Then there's some planner themed stickers, some beautiful watercolour florals, and some alphabet stickers! I love the contrast between the delicate watercolours and the black and white sharpness of the cats. 

This is the 'planner' style sticker sheet, but like I always say, they are more versatile than you might think. You can definitely use them in journaling, or scrapbooking. The tick box page flags are great if you are documenting lists, or just using as they are as decorative page flags with dots on. You shouldn't always take a craft supply as it comes.

Here are Anna's adorable cats! I love that she uses as much of the spare space on the sheet as possible when she creates these stickers. Who's going to say no to more stickers?! Plus having varying sizes definitely comes in handy. I think my favourite little cat is the one with a heart on it's tum.

Alphabet stickers! YES PLEASE! I love me some alphabet stickers. I love than Anna has decided to go with three different colours on this sheet! So you can completely mix and match with them. Also the numbers are going to come in so handy, the fact that they go up to 30 instead of just being 0-9 is great!

Then the last sheet is this one! Watercolour heaven! How pretty are these designs,?! I'm loving the little hearts filling in some of the gaps on the sheet. Also those little paint streaks will be great for banners at the top of a page, or layering together with some washi on the corner of a photo. I like that they aren't just straight too, it's something a little different.

So that's the August Brimbles Sticker Club pack! If you want to subscribe, you can do so here.
Also don't forget to check out the rest of Anna's shop here!

- Daisy X


*Please note, even though these stickers were sent to me free of charge, this does not sway my views and opinions. I will always share my honest views on the product and company.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Fruity Journaling, Mrs Brimbles Stickers! July 2017

I decided to use my July Brimbles Sticker Club pack in my journal, because I have a little pile of photo's I still need to get stuck into my journal. There were a couple of photos that seemed to fit really well with the theme of this sticker pack, so I went for those!

Before sticking anything down I decided to add some watercolour in the background, just to break it up a bit. Plus a few of the stickers I wanted to use had white backgrounds, so it'd help them stand out a bit. I popped the watercolour onto an acrylic stamping block, and then applied it to the page so it didn't have any brush strokes. This also meant I could create a nice dripping effect when I tilted the page!
I used some of the border strip stickers, and some of the boxes to go in the background. Then I just layered up some of the smaller decorative stickers on top of the photos. I left the red circle sticker blank as I will write the date into that when I add the journaling.

Instead of leaving the bottom of the page blank, I added a little cluster of stickers down there, just to balance to the two corners of the page. You can also see that the orange sticker is covering a staple that was showing through from the back of the page. I debated whether to actually take the staple out, but decided to just cover it and hope for the best haha. It's a bit lumpy, and kinda noticeable, but hey. it works for me, so I'm going to leave it like that!

I was going to leave the top left section of this page clear for writing, but I realised the black and white spotty box sticker would most likely make the writing blend in a bit too much. So I grabbed a few of the arrow stickers and popped them in the gap instead. I'll still add some writing to the yellow water coloured section, but hopefully the arrows will help to make it look less like there's something missing from there.

I love the colours of this sticker collection, and I don't think I could have used any better stickers to document these photos. They seem to reflect the mood of that day out just perfectly!
I still have lots of stickers left over from these sheets, so I will most likely use them in future journaling spreads! I might even try using some in my planner too. 

- Daisy X


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Brimbles Sticker Club, July 2017!

What's this?! Something new from the lovely Mrs Brimbles!
I'm so excited for this, since the Brimbles boxes have come to an end, how do we fill that Brimbles shaped hole in our month? With stickers of course! 

Anna had a sticker club before, but now she has got herself a super snazzy silhouette machine, so she has upped her sticker game! This is the Juicy Frootz collection, there's four sheets in the pack and as you can guess they are all themed around fruit. You have a sheet of decorative fruit characters, one with planner checklists, arrows and other shapes, one with washi strips, and then one with full boxes and half boxes! So a really nice variety of stickers. 

I will be using these in my next journaling spread, so I'll go more in depth on each sheet then. For now I just wanted to share a kind of 'package opening'/overview of what you get in the pack!

The price of this subscription is just £10 per month + P&P! So it's cheaper than the Brimbles box, and you still get lots of Brimbles exclusive designs. It's a surprise pack so you don't get to know what's in each pack, but Anna does share sneak peaks on her Instagram & in the Mrs Brimbles Happy Place Facebook group!

If you want to subscribe, you can click here.
You can also check out the rest of Anna's shop here.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to sharing how I end up using these beauties!!

- Daisy X


*Please note, even though these stickers were sent to me free of charge, this does not sway my views and opinions. I will always share my honest views on the product and company.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Boxcitement Unboxing & Review!

I've got another unboxing for you all today! This time it's a brand new box I've never unboxed before, I also haven't heard of this box before this, so I was incredibly intrigued to have a nosey inside.

The box itself contains a range of different things, from stationery to jewellery, and anything else in between. They have products designed exclusively for the box, and as they say on the website, the Boxcitement team has many years of combined knowledge in various fields like graphic design, fashion design & illustration. So they know what they are doing, and they know exactly how to put together a beautiful box of goodies!

Here is an overview of everything that was inside the box! (Minus a beautiful print that couldn't fit in frame) As you might be able to tell, the May box was fruit themed. You can't help but love the burst of fruity colours when you open the box, plus those coloured felt dots are pretty darn cool, I will be keeping those to use again!

This magnet is like a giant badge, but instead of a pink on the back, it had a magnetic section so can be popped on a fridge or other metal surface. I love the design of the watermelon and kinda wish it was used on some more of the items too haha. I think they geometric style works so brilliantly with fruit!

Now I couldn't not be a tiny bit over excited for this! A fruit mix washi tape!! It's very unique, compared to the many fruit themed washi tape's I already own. I think it's the lilac colour within the design that helps with this, it dulls down the bright colours a bit without making the colour scheme boring.

This was something I'm unlikely to use as it's intended to be (as jewellery) because I'm not really someone who wears bigger pieces of jewellery. BUT I can most definitely re-hash this and make it into some sort of planner charm, or even if I don't find a way to do that I can always regift it. Again though I love the lilac colour they've brought it, it really does compliment the fruit theme perfectly.

This was something a little fun, it's a fruit cocktail kit. So they provide you with some cocktail straws, quirky coasters, and a card with some drink recipes on! I don't drink myself, but the coasters are so lovely and can definitely be used in crafting. I do love the variety in this box and the surprise element of not actually having a clue on what will be inside!

Now these stickers are probably my absolutely favourite thing in this box! How stinkin' cool are these?! (Again with that lilac, yay!) They are amazing quality, and I think it's safe to say I'll be hoarding these for a while, to save them for as long as possible ahah!

Of course there were some other bits and pieces in the box, that you can see in the second photo on this post, but I thought I'd pick out some of my favourites and more interesting items to show you.

If you want to check out Boxcitement, you can do so here.
There's also all their social media links below...

Let me know what you think of this fruity box of goodies!!

- Daisy X


*Please note, even though this box was sent to me free of charge, this does not sway my views and opinions. I will always share my honest views on the product and company.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Thefty Review!

You're probably intrigued to know what is in this fancy box? If you saw it in my Instagram you will know there was a little package inside. But I thought I'd save the unboxing for a blogpost so I could get some nice photo's of the contents!

You might remember back in 2016 I did an unboxing of the Roger la Borde subscription, and inside it contained some beautiful cards! Because I loved the cards so much, I ended up hoarding them for ages because I just didn't want to use them. I recently used one in a photo for my Instagram during National Stationery Week this year, and the designer of the cards, Helena, saw it and got in touch. She said she would love to send me the full collection of the cards & some of her other designs too, so I told her I was more than happy to share them in a blogpost! Considering I'm already obsessed with them, that was an easy yes please from me!

So this arrived with me the other day, they were packaged up so brilliantly in a nice sturdy box full of  gold foiled strips! It's safe to say I'll be keeping the box and gold foil to reuse!
I'm not sure if this is how all the cards come packaged when you buy them, but the branding is just as beautifully created. There was a postcard in there (that I'm assuming Helena had also designed) with a little note on, and there are Thefty stickers everywhere!

Above is a bit of an overview of what was inside the box! Helena sent me the full collection of the cards she designed for the Roger la Border subscription pack. So I don't have to hoard them as intensely anymore haha!! There was also a little pack which contained some of her other card products, and a beautifully designed business card.

This was one of my favourite cards from the set. The style, colours and text are just brilliant! If you've been watching my YouTube channel, or reading my blog for a while, you'll know that bold fun colours are right up my street. I love this sort of style so much, I think I might end up keeping some of these to use like postcards in my journal.

These were the other products Helena sent me, they are flat cards almost like little prints. Again the colours, the style and the text are perfect. I'm going to putting one of each of these up on my inspiration wall in my office, they are so beautiful!

If you want to find out more about Helena & her designs you can check out all her links here..

Helena's Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook

If you want to find out more about Roger la Borde, there's some links here for you..

Roger la Border Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook

Let me know below what you think of these beautiful products!

- Daisy X


*Please note, even though these products were sent to me free of charge, this does not sway my views and opinions. I will always share my honest views on the product and company.