Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Filofax Maldens :: Review & Setup

Hello Everyone!!

Let me start by first apologising to you all for being missing in action of over four months.

I am extremely sorry that I did not post anything on my blog in the past four months. But the truth is that I have been pretty busy finishing some designs for my Wedding Stationery Business that is soon to be launched. Yes, I am starting my own little business and I am definitely excited. It has taken a lot longer than I initially thought. I still have some work to do with the business setup and the website. But I promise I will not go missing this time. Most of the work heavy/ tedious work has been completed. So hopefully I should be able to launch my business soon and reveal to you all. Stay tuned for the launch announcement :)

Today, I thought I will share my experience of Hunting, Buying, Owning and Loving my Unicorn Planners - The Filofax Personal and A5 Ochre Maldens. So here is the story...

My crazy planner addiction began when I started watching planner related videos on Youtube. I just wanted ONE planner and that would have done the job. But No! I started buying planners one after the other and literally hoarding them. Needless to say, I love all of them. I sold the ones I didn't love as much. I used to see a lot of photos of the Filofax Ochre Maldens on Pinterest and Instagram. But back then I used to think that the Malden was not for me as it was too sober for me. I love bright colours, pastel colours. But Brown?? Ochre?? .... No! That was definitely was not my style. That is what I thought and I was completely wrong!! I started looking at more and more pictures of the Ochre Maldens and started drooling over them. It was late last year when my love affair for the Ochre Maldens grew stronger. I started looking for an Ochre Malden in Personal size to purchase. I kept looking for months and I never saw any in stock. Well, if you know me you would probably know that I don't ever buy second hand stuff.
Yes I know it is a problem. But that is how I am! I love to keep my belongings neatly and handle things with extreme care. So the OCD in me doesn't allow me to buy pre-owned things. Sad but true!

Then sometime in June this year, I finally found the Ochre Malden back in stock on the Filofax UK website. And guess what !! I bought both the Personal and A5 Ochre Maldens. I requested my lovely friend Instagram Bridgette (living in the UK) if should could kindly ship it to me and she agreed. YAY!! In a week or so, I had my beauties in my hands. I have seriously never felt so happy about purchasing, receiving, or touching any of my other planners like I felt for these Ochre Maldens. I straightaway realised these planners are my Unicorns. I have purchased a few planners after I received my Ochre Maldens but I can definitely say that everyday the love for my Maldens grows stronger. They have to be favourites.

So here is a short review:

Material, Colour  & Construction ::

The entire planner is beautifully handcrafted using natural and very soft Buffalo Leather.
The construction is quite flexible and therefore lays completely flat. Some people may find it a bit floppy as compared to some other Filofax Planners but it is so soft and honestly I quite enjoy the relaxed look and feel of this planner. So comfortable and nice to hold. These planners are made out of genuine soft leather and have a very Vintage look and feel. Therefore no two pieces are identical. But that is what makes these Maldens so unique and elegant. The Malden range of planners by Fiofax comes in a few other colours. But my one and only preference was always the Ochre colour Malden.



Features on the A5 size Ochre Malden ::

  • Rings :: Six 1" or 30mm rings
  • Left :: One large full length stitched pocket with two additional half stitched pockets and a zipped pocket. One Pen loop in full leather.
  • Right: stitched pocket to hold A5 notepad. Pen loop.


Features on the Personal size Ochre Malden ::

  • Rings :: Six 7/8" or 23mm rings
  • Left :: Four credit card pockets and One zipped pocket.
  • Right :: Stitched pocket to hold a notepad. One Pen loop in full leather.


Recently these planners have become available and are back in stock on a few websites like Filofax UK and Pens and Leather to name a few. If you like these gorgeous planners as much as I do, then do not wait. Grab one for yourself before they are gone or discontinued (who knows!!)


And here are a few photos that I shared on my Instagram account recently and I would like to share with you all today :
























The Supplies that you see here in the above photo are from TYPO






I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and also the photos.

Have a fantastic day!


Sunday, 25 May 2014

Filofax Chameleon A5 Black :: Camera Inspired

Pictures say a thousand words... So true! I am very visual person and I tend to learn things quicker that are visual than just text. That is probably the reason why I love to illustrate. I love photography. My siblings and I grew up posing for my dad's photographs for his awesome photo album collection that he has. Unfortunately I haven't inherited my dad's superb photography skills. But I would like to learn it one day...soon :)
My weekly decoration is inspired by Camera and I have used my Filofax Chameleon A5 Black this week.

Here are a few photos













GOODIES USED THIS WEEK:

  • Washi Tape - All purchased from ETSY (Various sellers on Etsy)
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Pen in Black 0.38mm  -  JETPENS
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Marker Pens -  JETPENS
  • Blue Sticky Note - Post-It Brand (Full Adhesive)
  • Planner Inserts - Piaric (Facebook@Piaric)
  • Camera Sticky Tab & Tiny Ruled Sticky note - TYPO, Sydney, Australia


Hope you enjoyed this blogpost and the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Kikki.K Planner :: Hot Air Balloons & Rilakkuma Inspired

This week I have moved into my Kikki-K large planner in Mint & Gold. I just wanted to create something very cheerful and happy looking :). So I decided to go with the colourful Hot Air Balloons and Rilakkuma theme. There is no particular reason why I used these two together. I just love the way they look together!

Here are a few photos





















GOODIES USED THIS WEEK:

  • Washi Tape - Mostly purchased from ETSY (Various sellers on Etsy)
  • Hot Air Balloon Washi Tape - Purchased at Paper & Crafts Festival in Sydney
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Markers -  JETPENS
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable pen 0.38mm  -  JETPENS
  • Hot Air Balloon Magnetic Clip - AMAZON
  • Hot Air Balloon Stickers - Spotlight, Sydney AUSTRALIA
  • Planner Inserts - Piaric ( Facebook@Piaric)

Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Have a fantastic week! 

:)

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Filofax Chameleon A5 Black :: Tiger Inspired Week

Hello Everyone!

It has been a few weeks since my last post. I am really sorry for not posting! The reason is that I have actually been very busy doing some serious designing stuff for my Wedding Stationery business that required a lot of time and attention. I also have a music event coming up in the first week of July where my brother and I will be singing for around four hours non-stop. Yes, it is just two of us. So, there is a lot of preparation and practice that goes into it. After all practice makes perfect you see :)

It is hard to believe that I went without decorating my planner/s for almost four weeks. But I don't want to see blank pages anymore. I love looking at decorated pages that keep me going and help me stay motivated. 

This week I decided to go with a "Tiger" theme. Tigers are so cute and majestic at the same time. And the tiger cubs - they are so cute and cuddly. I just wish... I could have tiger cubs for pets. Well, it doesn't sound all that feasible:). Tiger is the National Animal of India. The beautiful stripes on their body is a classic example of finding "Colour Combination" ideas and inspirations from mother nature. 

Here are a few photos













GOODIES USED THIS WEEK:

  • Washi Tape - All purchased from ETSY (Various sellers on Etsy)
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Pen in Black 0.38mm  -  JETPENS
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Marker Pens -  JETPENS
  • Stickers - Spotlight, Sydney Australia
  • Planner Inserts - Piaric (Facebook@Piaric)
  • Green Floral & Pink Heart Sticky Notes - Big W, Sydney, Australia
  • Paper Clips - Made myself using wooden peg and washi tape


Hope you enjoyed this blogpost and the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Filofax Chameleon A5 Black :: Clothes Inspired

This week, I am using my Filofax Chameleon A5 Black and the decoration is inspired by clothes. I love buying new clothes but I do not enjoy doing the laundry. But whether I like it or not, its a task that has to be done. There is no choice! I dont iron my clothes either. My sweet husband has kindly accepted to iron my clothes along with his own. How sweet!! ;) But I absolutely love folding clothes. I find it so relaxing :)

Here are a few photos of my pages:










 GOODIES USED THIS WEEK:

  • Washi Tape - Purchased from ETSY (Various sellers on Etsy), Paper&Crafts Festival, Sydney
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Markers -  JETPENS
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable pen 0.38mm  -  JETPENS
  • Clothes Shaped Sticky Notes - EBAY
  • Clip - Made myself
  • Planner Inserts - Piaric ( Facebook@Piaric)

Hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Have an awesome day!