kikki.K Christmas Workshop and Organiser

Let me start this post with a little warning. It’s going to be the first of many Christmas posts coming, because I am feeling SO FESTIVE this year! I recently attended a kikki.K Christmas planning workshop, so thought I would share some of that with you – it involves stationery yay!christmas-plannerThe workshop was held in the Covent Garden store in a small group of around 8 people. We worked our way through the Christmas Organiser which encourages you to plan your cards, gifts, food, decorations and budget in advance – mostly to take the stress out of Christmas! kikki-k-christmas-organiser

We shared our experiences and traditions with the group and sampled Christmas treats and shared recipes. The workshops always allow a little time to shop, so I made sure to pick up the Christmas Paper Lovers Book.kikki-k-paper-lovers-book

The books are regularly released for different collections and include lots of DIY paper projects. kikki-k-christmas-haul

The book also includes the black and metallic collection which I LOVE. christmas-paper-lovers-book-kikki-k kikki-k-christmas-paper-lovers-book

It was also the perfect time to stock up on Christmas cards and gift bags. merry-everything-gift-bag-kikki-k gratitude-card-kikki-k

Following the workshop, I filmed a video where I shared my experience and showed the planner and Paper Lover’s Books in more detail.

Are you a Christmas stationery fan? All these goodies can be found on the kikki.K website here.

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*This is not a sponsored post, I just choose to share kikki.K products because I really love the brand!

Planner Geek Out #5

Unlike most people, I actually really like change. I’ve always been a ring bound planner fan, which gives me the chance to update and change my set up as much as I want throughout the year. I recently set up in the new kikki.K Lavender Pink A5 planner which is another beaut in their leather planner Thrive range!kikki-k-lavender-pink-a5-planner

I’m now using an A5 ring bound planner as my ‘daily life’ planner. This includes my calendar for appointments and to-dos, as well as health tracking, budgeting and meal plans. My business planning is separate (I’m using a fauxdori but not loving it) so perhaps I’ll share more about that when I’ve found a system which really works for me.kikki-k-lavender-pink-close-up

The gold detailing on this planner is really pretty and it’s more pastel pink thatn lavender I think. I use the pockets on the inside cover for a few clips and sticky notes.planner-clips

I decided to crack out the laminator (I use this one which I love) to make my own dashboard and dividers. I found my stash of Scrabble letter stickers and some gold polka dot scrapbook paper to use.dream-big-dashboard dream-big-dashboard-close-up

I used more scrapbooking paper (12″x12″ cut down with this paper trimmer) to make the dividers. custom-planner-dividers

I decided to stick with using the Webster Pages WO2P inserts as the paper quality is nice and thick and there is plenty of space at the weekends. I got them when I purchased the Platinum Rose planner, but I hear the 2017 inserts are released next month.donut-planner-layout

The today clip is from this Etsy shop and you can find out where I get all my stickers from by watching this video on my YouTube channel. I’ll be filming lots more planner videos soon. today-planner-clip

If you want to see my full set up of the kikki.K Lavender Pink planner, check out the video below!

Thanks for letting me share today! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I’m off on the Cambridge Creatives Photowalk tomorrow, so fingers crossed for good weather….

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kikki.K Vanskap Haul & London Store Visit

Most of you will now know that I am a crazy cat lady and lover of all things kitty themed. So when one of my favourite stationery brands released a cat range I knew it would be too good to miss and that I would have to go shopping so I could share it with you. So if you will indulge me, today’s post is about the kikki.K Vanskap range.

I picked up this little hardback book which contains 100 ideas for Random Acts of Kindness. Let me know if you’d like me to share some with you! I am also a big fan of the Paper Lover’s Books that kikki.K bring out with the different collections. They are great for gift wrapping, paper crafts, cards, stickers and planner decor.
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Each book includes cards and mini paper projects all around the theme of CATS.
kikki.K-Vanskap-Paper-Lovers-Book-CatsThe back pages also have some alternative designs from the Kontrast Collection.kikki.K-Vanskap-Paper-Lovers-Book-Kontrast-Collection

I also picked up a vanskap planner dashboard kit which contains dividers, stickers, page markers, a ruler and pockets. It’s just too cute. I told the lad in the shop not to let me buy any pens as I really need to use up the ones I already have.kikki.K-Vanskap-Planner-Dashboard-Kit

Another thing I like to do at kikki.K is pick up the inspirational or business books that have exclusive covers. I’m looking forward to reading Work Smarter: Live Better. Perhaps I’ll review it on the blog if you guys would like that kind of thing.Work-Smarter-Live-Better-Book-Kikkik.K-Edition

I actually purchased all these goodies at the members event at the kikki.K London pop up store so wanted to share my vlog from that with you too. The store will no longer be open (hence the pop-up nature) so stationery geeks will have to get their fix at the James Street Store, the Selfridges concession or the new Kingston store.

Thanks for letting me share today!

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Planner Geek Out #3

For my last post of National Stationery Week 2016 I thought I would share a few of my planner layouts and new stationery items I’ve picked up over the last month or two. I usually share my weekly planner layout on Instagram too, as I am finding it is good motivation for updating my planner regularly.

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Copper Washi Tape – Unwrap Colour / Gold Sticker Set – Heidi SwappWatermelon-Themed-Planner-Decoration

Watermelon washi and stickers – Sew Crafty / Planner Charm – Claireabellemakes

Gold Gel Pen – kikki.K / Perforated Blue Planner – kikki.K

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I also tested out some *planner layout prototypes for Mark+Fold. The paper quality was SO nice.Paperchase-Bloggers-Journal

*Bloggers Journal & Sticky Notes – Paperchase
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This journal is pretty ace as it has loads of different pages for planning and promoting your content, as well as goal setting and strategy for your blog and monthly calendar layouts. Plus the leaf design is gorgeous!

Inside-The-Paperchase-Bloggers-PlannerEvery planner girl needs stickers too right? My favourites are hand illustrated ones, usually from Etsy designers.

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Illustrated Planner Stickers – Hello Petite Paper

Thanks for letting me geek out about stationery this week. It’s basically like Christmas for me! I did get some awesome new washi tape, but I plan to share that in my monthly favourites post next week.

I hope you all have a super weekend. I’m off to a knitting course on an alpaca farm and I can’t wait. More on that soon!

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kikki.K Wellness Planner And Stationery Haul

Without sounding like a broken record, I have some stationery inspiration for you today! kikki.K kindly sent me some of their latest ranges to share with you including the beautiful Wellness Planner.
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It is similar in concept to The Happiness Planner, but is a ring bound planner which allows it to be customised to your life.
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With pages on mindfulness, gratitude, nutrition, exercise and habit tracking, it’s a planner for self care with a ton of pretty pastel pages to keep you inspired. Kikki.K-Wellness-Planner-Gratitude

Feel free to watch my full (detailed!) walk through over on my YouTube channel here or by clicking the video below.

I am still really enjoying the goals journal (the giveaway at this link is open until 21 Feb!) and the Live What You Love book is filled with pretty gold foil stickers.

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They are perfect stickers for planner decoration and if you like to include a little inspiration in your weekly layouts. Gold-Foil-Sticker-Book-Kikki.k

I tried the Christmas kikki.K Paper Lover’s Book which I really enjoyed! Each one is filled with gift wrap, tags, stickers, cards and fun paper projects to try. The one below is from their ‘Cute’ range and has a ton of different colour schemes.kikki.K-Paper-Lovers-Book-Tags

They had 3 for 2 on greetings cards when I shopped in the London store.You're-Simply-Lovely-Card

My studio has changed colour scheme for 2016 so these magazine files will fit in really well! I am sure pretty stationery motivates me to keep organised with my accounts or is it just me!?Pink-Magazine-Files-kikk.K

I considered writing a whole post just about pens as I really haven’t found anywhere else that does gel pens as well as kikki.K! The gold one is currently also available in silver and copper *SWOON*.
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I initially thought I could use this coloured felt pen set for my colouring books, but I’m trialing colour coding in my planner at the moment, so they are perfect for that.kikki.k-Colour-Felt-Pens

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin has been on my to read list for a while. When I saw this limited edition version I got started on it straight away. So far, so good!
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Thanks for letting me share these goodies today! As always, items can be found on the kikki.K website, but please be aware they release new products every two weeks(!) so stuff can go out of stock pretty quickly. I guess it’s a good strategy to keep people like me (aka stationery addicts) looking at every single collection they bring out ha!

I am also really excited about sharing some indie stationery designers with you soon, so stayed tuned!

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*Some items in this post (but not all) were provided to me free of charge by kikki.K. Read more about my disclosure policy here. A big thanks to all the brands that help keep Claireabellemakes a creatve place!