Monday, 26 February 2018

Office Crush #64

pink scandi office home
Source: Caisson Studios

Saturday, 24 February 2018

We Need To Talk About: Anna Grunduls Design


Finally it's Saturday afternoon and that time of the day when i find myself fully de-work-moded after a good night's sleep, housework is almost done and i can sit myself at my desk with a cup of tea and try to pretend there definitely isn't a bar of galaxy in my fridge..

I really wanted to share with you today a new find i had over the last week, which is the beautiful colouring stationery from the very lovely Anna Grunduls Design where you can find cards, wrap, washi tape, notebooks and more all illustrated and just waiting for your colouring pencils!

colouring in card

DIY washi tape

Flamingo card

I actually love the idea of the maps, both on the cards and on the bigger posters! These would be such a good idea to get creative with in the build up to a holiday, or if you're into travelling around the USA like some of my friends are you could start to colour in all of the states you've visited over time!

america coloring in

america color in

I think the big poster designs would be great too, especially for a cosy Sunday night when you just want to relax ahead of the week to come, or are with friends and family as something to do over a cup of tea and a biscuit or two...

colouring in poster
flamingo poster

The designs are all illustrated by Anna herself, who is based from her studio in Warsaw, Poland. Having spent quite some time this week browsing her online store, i'm genuinely blown away by how beautiful her products are. You can really tell how passionate she is about sharing her creativity and she admits how long she can spend on some of the designs!

Anna Grunduls Design

colouring in orange

Anna Grunduls Design

Make sure you keep checking back on the blog to see what i bought when my order arrives! Very excited!


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Mothers Day Edit

Hello lovelies!

I'm really trying hard to get organised for March with all of the different events i've got coming up! My mum is going to be a very spoilt lady as it's her birthday in the first week of the month and then we've got Mother's Day a little earlier this year (at least it feels earlier!?) so she's got two weekends of gifts, my cups of tea and a bit of fuss!
I'm still going back and forth over gift ideas, why are mum's always so hard to shop for...however one thing i've had no trouble finding is the perfect Mother's Day card!

If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know i always like to make sure i'm sharing with you some of my favourite cards for special occasions. Hopefully i'm able to give you some inspiration (and a reminder!), so i'm delighted to support the lovely people over at Just A Card this year by featuring some of their creative followers incredible designs from their Mothers Day card ranges!! 

Just A Card

Just A Card is a cause i've been following for some time and really do believe passionately in. I mean it's so simple, just think about it...when you're visiting new galleries or indie stores, browsing an online store or designer's website, every purchase, even just a card, makes such a difference to small businesses and their ability to keep creating!

So go on...have a browse, and remember every small purchase makes a difference (and you'll probably make someone's day too!)

floral mothers day card

mothers day checklist
 Source: KA Graphic Design

different mothers day cards
Source: Pretty Neat

louise slater card
Source: Louise Slater 

dinosaur card
 Source: Hatchling Makes

If you haven't already got your Mother's Day card, i hope my top picks helped give you a little inspiration and do make sure you check out the Just A Card campaign on social media too! Let me know what you think!


Monday, 19 February 2018

Office Crush #63

green home office
Source: Ideal Home

Friday, 16 February 2018

My February Wishlist

1. Compliment Pen Set 2. Self Care Notepad Tilly & Type 3. Affirmation Cards Kikki K 4. Weekly Planner Pad Busy B 5. Beautiful Inside and Out Pencil Case Tillyanna

February for me is all around making sure i'm keeping on track with my goals from January and making sure i'm taking time every single day to look after myself, particularly as it's been such a cold few weeks! My wishlist for February is all about feeling good and continuing to be organised, which is so so important to me. I'm quite literally a whirlwind of chaos if i don't have a good planner!

So my wishlist this month includes a weekly planner to keep myself focused each day, a self care notepad to bring some structure to my wellness goals, sparkly complimentary pencils (because who doesn't need a pencil to remind you that you're fresher than lemonde?), a very beautiful pencil case to keep them all in and affirmation cards, for those moments in the day when you just need to remind yourself that you are amazing!

What's on your February wishlist?


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentines/Galentines/Palentines!

Whether you're waking up this morning to celebrate Valentines Day, recovering from Galentines Day, Palentines Day, all of the above or none at all... i hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping by Ruby North!

I've got some great content that i can't wait to share with you over the next few weeks so please do keep checking by and if you fancy keeping updated, i'm finally on Instagram too! (@rubynorthco)

i love you lots paper

Monday, 12 February 2018

Office Crush #62

colour office
Source: McKenna Bleu

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Paper Crush becomes Ruby North

I'm very very excited to finally be able to re-launch my blog and introduce you to...

I've been contemplating for a  long time how i can move Paper Crush blog forward and start to incorporate more of what i love into my blog. This year will mark my 5th year of this blog and it's been an amazing journey so far, working with some incredible brands, seeking out talented new designers to feature and sharing some of my favourite stationery and paper trends with you.

Ruby North is all about continuing to bring together the best of stationery, seeking out new exciting brands and designers and of course sharing inspiration for your desk and office space. There'll also be some new content over the next couple of months which i hope you'll love just as much as i do..

I look forward to continuing this stationery addict adventure with you!!


Friday, 9 February 2018

On Friday's We Wear Pink


How quickly has this week flown by? I've been non-stop this week with work and keeping up with my 2018 goals of being more organised with my evenings (lunch-making, ironing, hair straightening, to-do list updating...the list is never ending). I also came down to London for an event last night and got to play dress up which was a nice school-night treat! (As was the prosecco...)

So with a day in London ahead of me, it'd be rude to not indulge in a little shopping and i'm crushing on all of the pink stationery out there at the moment, definitely top of my wish list today!

Happy Friday!

pink ombre pencils
Pink pencils at Life is Rosier

ombre pink party
Ombre Pink Party Sets at Ginger Ray

primark journal
Pink notebooks at Primark
Pink sticky notes at LadurĂ©e @ The Paper Parlour

pink filofax
Filofax at WH Smith

ombre pink notebook
Notebook at Abigail Warner

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Oh, it is love!

Warning: This is one heck of a mushy blog post...


February always feels like the quiet before the gift-giving storm for me, it's both of my parents birthdays in March, plus Mothers Day, friends birthdays and anniversaries!
Somehow though you just can't ignore the bright red love hearts across every store at the moment with the over-sized teddy bears, bouquets of roses and heart-printed paper plates reminding you that Valentine's Day is next week!! This day always feels a little last-minute so to help you navigate the aisle of puns, prints and pop-ups, i've found some of my favourites for you to get some inspiration (me though, i'll settle for a kinder egg!)

spin valentines
Source: kikki.K

love you valentines card
 Source: hello geronimo

Source: Papier

pina colada valentines

all of me loves all of you card
 Source: Olivia Morgan Ltd
cats valentine
Source: Paperchase

Monday, 5 February 2018

Office Crush #61

chalkboard wall office
 Source: Decoist