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Handcrafted Exploding Box Keepsake – Special Memories

One of our lovely regular customers recently contacted me looking for something special to give to her Mum who is terminally ill.

She was looking for a handcrafted exploding box keepsake which could incorporate some of her Mum’s special holiday destinations, favourite musicians, tv programmes, etc so we decided that the twelve internal sides of the exploding box would have photographs of each of her Mum’s likes including her favourite flowers, cream tea, cruise ship holidays and a photograph of her great-grandsons.

The recipient is a lover of cream tea and loves to bake cakes for her family, hence our chosen centre piece of cup and saucer (she only drinks from a china cup and saucer, no mugs for this lady!).


Our customer received her order yesterday and is over the moon with the finished piece, so I just hope that her Mum loves it too 💖

I am quite pleased with how this keepsake has turned out and would love to hear your feedback.

xxx Laura xxx

Happy Post – Little Rainbow Moon

There is a mixed media artist who I have been following on Etsy and Facebook for some time now… the style of their work is so well suited to my own art journaling techniques (although she is far better than me) and they sell a range of planner and journaling stickers and accessories. The shop is Little Rainbow Moon 💖

When I discovered that Little Rainbow Moon has started selling Monthly Subscription Boxes I was absolutely gutted that I had missed the July box as this had an arrows and feathers theme… anyone who knows me will know of my love (or is it obsession?) anything feather or wings related, so when Jo announced that the items would be available in her Etsy shop individually, needless to say I was sitting there waiting for them to be loaded and checked those items out instantly just to make sure that I didn’t miss out!!

So my order has arrived and here it is… I love everything about it and can’t wait to order more of Little Rainbow Moon’s goodies!!!


First of all we have this gorgeous Personal Size Planner Sticker Set – I love the theme, the artwork is beautiful and dreamcatchers are something I have always had around me so this kit really speaks to me and I can’t wait to use it.


Of course I then added to my shopping basket the Feather and Arrow Ephemera pack which I am over the moon with, there are so many pieces in this pack that I can’t wait to start using them in my journals and planners.


I also purchased a co-ordinating “Dare To Dream” dashboard for my Travelers Notebook – this is the first TN dashboard which I have bought so other than it looking pretty, I’m not sure if I’ll use it for anything else. My dashboards in my planners have my page flags, post its, etc on them but those are not really needed in my travelers notebook.



Even although I said I was only going to buy items from the Feather and Arrows kit this month, I couldn’t help adding in a few extras!! Jo’s work has a very addictive quality – once you start collecting her work, I really don’t think you can stop lol.

I love the quote on this Butterfly Tag, and like feathers, wings and dreamcatchers, I also have a love of butterflies as they have some personal significance to me and are just so beautiful and elegant. In this photo also shows the Journaling/Planning Word Stickers – the colours are gorgeous!!


The Rainbow Ephemera pack is also fantastic value for money and such pretty artwork, they are perfect for adding a little colour to any project you’re working on and I can already think of lots of ways of using them.


As you will have worked out by now, I also love using quotes in my work so the set of Quote Cards from Little Rainbow Moon were an obvious choice for my journaling – so many great quotes and lovely backgrounds to choose from🙂


Lastly, I couldn’t go shopping on such a fab Etsy shop without feeding my Washi Tape addiction lol… I have another set of three Washi Tapes to come but here is the haul so far 😂



Lastly, I have pre-ordered my August and September Mystery Kits and if the goodies which I’ve already got are anything to go by then I can’t wait for them to arrive.

Don’t forget to pop over to Little Rainbow Moon on Etsy to see more of their fab work and treat yourself to something pretty.

xxx Love Laura xxx

Bits Of Stationery: Christmas Planner Kit

Following on from my post about my new Christmas planner from Paperchase, I went onto the Christmas Planner Addicts group on Facebook in search of new accessories for my planner.

The first thing I decided that I needed to order was the Christmas Planner Kit from Bits Of Stationery and it has just arrived this morning… to say that I am delighted with it really would be selling Rachel’s work short, the quality is fantastic and there is far more included that I thought. I’m so happy with this kit and can now start my Christmas planner🙂

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If you’re looking for any accessories, dividers, dashboards or charms for your planner set up then I would highly recommend that you pop over to visit Bits Of Stationery on Etsy.

Handcrafted Gifts And Home Decor

Are you looking for a special gift for a loved one? Or perhaps something to decorate your home? Did you know that here at Cards And Candles For All Occasions we can create unique, personalised gifts to suit your requirements and work together to design something within your price range.

Here is an example of our work, however if there is something in particular you are looking for or would like to discuss, please email us at admin@cardsandcandlesforalloccasions.co.uk

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Happy Post – The Plump Planner

Lots of people within the planner community often talk about The Plump Planner on Etsy but the shop is so popular that she only opens for a few hours each weekend.

I have been browsing this shop for a number of weeks now and finally managed to place my order when she was open last weekend and am so happy that I did. My order arrived within a few days and the quality is fantastic, The Plump Planner’s prices are also so reasonable too so I can definitely say that I’ll be ordering again.

These are the sets of stickers that I ordered in my very first Plump Planner order and I am over the moon with them, I opted for:

* Grumpy Pants
* Just My Type
* Counted Sheep Again
* I Am A Unicorn
* I Found My Unicorn
* Woodland Friends
* Forest Friends
* Simple Succulent
* Over The Rainbow
* Dream Big

Plump Planner Stickers

As soon as I received my order I knew exactly which kit I wanted to use first but my planner was already decorated up until the end of August, but undeterred I found the first blank week (commencing 29th August 2016) and set about my newest weekly layout, here is is with my Simple Succulent set from The Plump Planner, alongside my Mood Tracker and Pain Tracker stickers from The Geeky Planner and decorated with some washi tape.

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The Simply Succulent set goes so well with the decorative Cacti stickers from London Gifties which I had purchased a while ago but hadn’t quite worked out what I was going to use them for.

Here is my completed weekly spread🙂

Plump Planner and London Gifties

I would highly recommend The Plump Planner on Etsy and will be back soon to order more stickery goodies!!