Free Printables – Scrabble Inspired Prints

Last week I saw this t-shirt and knew I just had to turn it into a wall art piece! So today, I want to share with you some free printable wall art that you can use in your craft spaces, planner dashboards or even to send as a postcard.


I would recommend printing the designs on card stock or photo paper to get the best quality. Fans of the film Pitch Perfect will particularly love the pineapple one below.


You can download the free printables here and be sure to share with me how you display or use them. All my social links are below!



Free Printables And Projects From Sizzix

I’ve been really enjoying my work as part of the Sizzix Design Team this year. It’s great to be part of such a creative community of bloggers all over Europe. I feel so inspired when I look at the paper crafting projects especially. You can find the blog with tons of DIY ideas here.

As I’m currently pretty busy with other (top secret) design projects and fair prep for Craftacular this weekend, I thought I’d share a round up of some of my favourite projects from my Sizzix colleagues.


New Baby Display / Dresden Patchwork Table Topper / Stars Scrapbook Layout
Mini Album & Bag / Happy Birds Card / Flower Gift Box
Spring Packaging / Paper Roses / Mum Gift Box


Oh and there are free floral printable papers available at the moment! Just click the image below to download them. Perfect for scrapbooking or personalising your planner.Free-Floral-Paper-Downloads-SizzixClaireabellemakes-DIY-Designs-For-Sizzix-UK

Thanks for letting me share today. Let me know what craft projects you’ve been working on!



How I Stay Organised

Following on from my Day In The Life post, I thought I’d share how I stay organised! I balance a full-time job (as a PA), an Etsy store and this blog as well as managing chronic migraines. Being sick regularly means I have to be super organised and plan some contingency ‘recovery’ time into my life too. So, here we go!

Filofax Planner


I am a big fan of paper. I also adore my smart phone and tablet, but my Domino A5 filofax keeps my entire life in order. I divide my planner into various sections and keep notes, diaries and ideas jotted down at all times.

My health section includes migraine diaries I can take to my neurologist so we can assess the patterns of my attacks regularly.

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Editorial Calendar

Blogging is hard work let me tell you. I couldn’t stick to a regular posting schedule unless I planned in advance. I tend to plan a month in advance using the WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin and also this printable calendar by the Elli Blog. Scheduling is definitely essential as I plan my Etsy shop marketing strategy into my blog life too.


Monthly Budget

About 8 years ago I read a book about managing personal finance and ever since then I have drawn up a monthly budget. I keep track of all expenditure in a handy app called My Spending which allows you to download graphs and data each month. G and I both use this and it is great way to see how much of our pay goes into Starbucks!


Daily To Do List

In my Filofax planner I add a weekly to do list with tasks for each day including my cleaning, business tasks and personal items. There is nothing more satisfying that crossing off a completed item. I use this 7 Day to Do pad from the Kirstie Allsopp stationery range.


Apps and Devices

I use a number of apps on my smart phone and Nexus 7 Tablet. All blog reading and management of my Etsy orders is completed via these devices. I also use Wunderlist for keep tracking of my shopping lists and notes as well as Noom Coach to track my food intake and exercise.

If I need some downtime for meditation I use the Headspace app.


Meal Planning

One of my new year’s resolutions was to keep my home life in order with regular meal planning and cleaning. We have stuck to the meal planning as much as we can and it has helped make our food shop go further. I also think we are eating better as a result. The cleaning schedule has been the hardest thing to keep up with, especially on migraine days.

The blackboard wallpaper we used is very cheap and available on Amazon here.


Thoughts on Productivity

I make it a personal mission to never waste a moment. Having tasks to do every day can be exhausting, but I find that keeping organised is vital so I don’t become overwhelmed. And believe me I have those moments! That’s when G steps in with a cup of calming tea and some encouraging words and I know I’ll be OK.

TEA Scrabble Brooch by Claireabellemakes
TEA Scrabble Brooch by Claireabellemakes

How do you stay organised? Please do share your tips for us all in the comments. I love discovering new ways to keep my life in order because man it’s hectic!



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Filofax Inspiration #3

It’s Filofax inspiration time! It is National Stationery Week in the UK so I hope you have found plenty of inspiration across the web. Predictably, my Filo has taken on a bicycle theme so I thought I’d share the recent updates I have made.

Enjoy! And please link up any Filo goodness you have found in the comments below.


This is a snap of a gorgeous free bicycle printable I downloaded from The 36th Avenue blog. It is available in lots of colours and adds some good motivation to my planner.


Staying on the bicycle theme, I’m loving my little Bicycle Filofax charm. Available in the Claireabellemakes Etsy store here!


I recently had some custom dividers made in bicycle and polka dot themes. They are from the Etsy store My Planner Addiction. Note: this Etsy store has now closed.


I had the tabs customised for me too which was a great touch. I’d definitely recommend this Etsy store!

I’ve also collated some Filofax and planning inspiration on Pinterest as well as a board full of (mostly) free printables. Click below to explore!

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You can see the rest of my Filofax Inspiration posts here.



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