Putting Pens to Paper

Pretty Kitties

Clockwise from top left:

Large ring bound notebook – Typo / Customised glitter notebook – Typo / Stickers – Ohh Deer / L notebook – Juniqe / Good Vibes Only colouring book – Typo / Pin felt pen – Columbia Road / YAY! card – Rachel Emma on Etsy / Cloud tray – Pigmy cloud on Etsy / Turquoise clips – Lethbridge cards on Etsy / Pink tags – Tiger / Kitten print wrapping paper – Evermade

Sucker for Stationery

Much like you (totally hazarding a guess here) I’m pretty big on stationery. Back in the days of pencil cases (lol) I was that kid who had one bursting full of her favourite pens and pencils (a Pukka pencil with the dolls head as a rubber was a personal fave) that just annoyingly inspired boys to hassel me for ink-dispensing essentials at the start of EVERY class.

Not only that but I ALSO wielded a fat pecil case dedicated wholly to my water colour pencil and felt pen collection. Approximately once a month I would obsess over the process of pen testing whereby forgotten felt tips would be scribbled on scrap paper and assessed for their ink flow reliability.

Then there was paper. ‘Hoarding’ doesn’t really come close to describing my paper-filing tendencies. I would actively search for scraps of shiny cardboard from packaging just in case I might like to use it in a greeting card design some day.

My appreciation for pens and paper certainly still is prominent but as I’ve gotten older I’ve taken to collecting pieces as art. Cards held by gold clips hanging off nails are my latest bedroom adornments and my print collection is fast taking over any available vertical  space.

With a little help from some of my favourite indie brands, here are a few pieces I’ve got stored up for a rainy day.

What’s your favourite collection?

stationery and greetings cards in manilla brown and blue


Clockwise from top left:

Happy Birthday card – Ohh Deer / Copper notebook – Kikki KYou Did It card – Ohh Deer / Concrete pins – PASiNGA on Etsy / / Customised clipboard – Paperchase / Brass ruler – Ohh Deer / Monkey card – Okla / Tape – Kikki K / Congrats card – Rachel Emma on Etsy 


Stationery for art lovers. Graphic prints, notebooks and colourful party pieces

Arty Party

Clockwise from top left:

Ceramic print cup – IKEABanana card – Ooh DeerConfetti – TigerZigzag wrapping paper – Oliver Bonas  / A5 magazine file – IKEAPrinted notebooks – Cordello Home Pen – Kikki K Tags (pack of 4 colours) – Tiger / ‘Green and Yellow art print – Inaluxe at King and McGaw


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