Monday, 10 August 2015

Planner Journaling

You may have seen in a previous post *here* that I have been doing some journaling, painting, stamping and generally messing around in a lovely new journal given to me on my birthday by my lovely friend Mell.

When Mell first gave this to me I didn't really know what it was. 'It's a fauxdori' she said, 'you know like a Midori'. Well I didn't know then, but I do know! There is a huge community out there getting creative with planners. Who knew?! 

Well, everything in my house is covered in doodles and colour  ... can't help myself, so this has been keeping me well occupied, and perfect timing for the summer holidays when we have been out and about a lot. This is PERFECT for journaling on the go.

You can see a combination of stamping (my hand carved colour wheel), drawing, handwritten notes (ahhh!), and stickers. OMG how I love stickers. These cutie masked animals came from Paperchase, with matching washi tape. How cute are these? Really I am not safe to be let loose in Paperchase ... there are too many pens, books, stickers and washi tape and you can never have enough ;-)

So here's a closer peek at the pages.

This doodle is in reference to my husband and I's love of tea, especially Tea Pigs. I am drinking a cup of Chocolate Flake tea as I type this. Yes, really. If you haven't tried chocolate tea yet, you should.

I love the fact that my planner pages start off quite sensible with lists of what to take camping with us etc, but then I end up doodling and adding colour around it!
You can also see some of my stickers that I had printed at Moo using my own artwork.

We went camping this weekend and it was glorious! Sunshine and everything! And of course I took my planner with me. We had a conversation at the pub about meteor showers in August, and about how we were going to stay up late wrapped in blankets looking for them. But then we fell asleep ;-)

I have had this little water colour palette for ever, and it seems to last forever. It's great for journaling on the go. It even comes with it's own little brush. Cute!

Right back to the laundry. How can one weekend of camping generate SO much laundry?! Byeeeee!


  1. Love it! Your colours are always beautiful :)

  2. So fun to see this journal - bright, colorful, fun, helpful.... personal, practical, and plenty full of memories for tomorrow!! LOVE. j.

  3. Hello Kate, I have just bought your art journal 1 & 2. I am a newbie at art journalling, Love your blog.x

  4. Oh, Kate, your colors are always delightful. I really need to pull out the DVDs I purchased a few years ago and watch them again for journaling ideas. Your blog is one I faithfully read each time it comes up in my email. Love your style and love your work.

    Hugs from the USA.

  5. Really inspiring. Just love it!

  6. Wonderful pages Kate. Are those the colours that came with that set as I have the same set and your colours look different to mine haha.


  7. So, so fun to see inside this colorful journal! Very inspiring!

  8. as always your art is beautiful and looks like it just flows naturally from pen to paper, must try this myself, just let it go, mwah x

  9. Olá Kate,navegando cheguei até seu blog,muito bonito por sinal.Acho lindo journaling,mas me parece dificil de fazer,parabéns.Boa semana.Valéria.(Brasil).

    1. Hi there! Thank you for your comments :-) It's not difficult to do at all, and of course the more you do the better you get and the easier it seems. Go for it! Kate x


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