Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Happy Easter


With the Easter holidays upon us, Paper Crush Blog is taking a short break - wishing you all a very happy Easter and i look forward to sharing lots of exciting posts with you next week again! 

Look out for some reviews on some of my favourite new subscription boxes, lots more Spring Summer 2015 range launches and some really interesting behind the scenes interviews with some of my favourite creatives...

Source: Make your own craft kit by Clara and Macy

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Great.Ly March 2015 Update


March for me has been one of those months where i started off with the best of intentions, to be super organised and to really invest time in building on my blog, which i genuinely love spending time curating posts for and seeking out new stationery items to share with you. And then life happened...another whirlwind month of planes, late nights at work and busy weekends.

I was feeling a little deflated to be honest; there can be a lot of pressure to be the best blogger in the world at times and i get frustrated when time ticks away and i find it's been nearly a week without a new post. So i took myself over to re-read Suzy's blogging race post - this has really stuck with me over the past couple of weeks and it's a brilliant reality check when i'm too hard on myself - definitely one to check out if you ever feeling the blogging pressure too!

So to celebrate the small achievements, this month i have kept up with new items for my store and i've picked out some of my favourites from the month to share with you today - let me know what you think!

All items are available via my Great.Ly store - Hooray Stamp by A Sensible Habit, Wooden Pencil Holder by Few Bits, Watercolour Hearts Notecards by Sunshine and Ravioli, Six Letter Greeting Card by Swell Made and Notebook Magnets by The Tulle Box

Monday, 23 March 2015

Office Crush #32

Source: Stadshem

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Happy Birthday Dad!


It's my lovely dad's birthday today and i'm looking forward to a nice lunch with my family to celebrate. There's a little surprise involved too, but as he may read this i won't divulge too much into the detail but i'm very much looking forward to it myself too!!

When searching for a birthday card my for dad, i did find it particularly difficult to really find the right one. I wanted something with a little bit of humour but still for my dad to feel special...I finally chose this card from Sarah Hurley Designs and actually despite a review i read, i thought for the price (£3.50 including postage) the size and quality were very good!

Happy birthday Dad!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Sneak Peak: Katie Leamon


I'm working away from home this week so it has been quite difficult to get online to share all the lovely stationery with you. It really is quite lovely getting to travel and explore new places, but it does not leave very much time to get myself organised and sit down at my desk to write new posts!

To make up for my absence these past few days i'm going to treat you today with a sneak peak of the new Katie Leamon collection which they shared with the world yesterday. This new range isn't due to launch until May during the New York Stationery Show but with the beautiful bumble bee print and the stunning geometric prints, it's definitely one to get excited about..

Monday, 16 March 2015

Office Crush #31

Source: Elizim

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all you lovely mums!

Today my mum is receiving a card with a difference from the super creative White Knot - absolutely love it, just hope the balloon survives the dog!

Friday, 13 March 2015

SS15 at Paperchase


I'm pretty sure that if you asked most people to name their top 5 places to stock up on beautiful stationery then this list would feature Paperchase somewhere near the top. I was really excited to see they've launched their new SS15 catalogue online and in stores too - whilst if i'm honest i think they've overall had stronger designs in previous years, the real stand-out range for me is Jungle Fever! Particularly the notebooks in this range with the beautiful bright prints of feathers and leaves - oh and who doesn't need a palm tree pen for summer writing?!

I've picked out some of the key ranges from the look book to share with you today - let me know what you think!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Office Crush #30

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Happy Mail Competition Time


So i had some really good news over the last weekend - whilst i know it's all very small numbers, i was over the moon to completely smash my 100 likes target on Facebook. I'd created a Facebook account for Paper Crush some time ago but if i'm honest i haven't given it the love it probably deserves and i've seen a lot of other bloggers really enjoying using their pages so have been meaning to spend more time on it for ages. I find twitter really simple to use but decided to spend more time making sure my Facebook was updated too and voila...i'm currently looking at 163 likes which is amazing!!

To celebrate i've joined up with the rather scrumptious The Happy Mail who send the most delicious looking snail mail i have ever seen and i'll be giving away the good kind of junk mail to one lucky winner!!

All you need to do is head over to my Facebook page, make sure you like the competition post pinned to the top (what's not to like!) and leave a comment as to whether you would keep it to yourself (like me) or share it with someone else? Or even give it to someone else altogether?

Good luck!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Office Crush #29

Source - Life InStyle