Comment number 6 wins the sketchbook. Congrats to Dandelion: please email me at travisthetrout[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk to claim the prize.
Don’t worry if you didn’t win, I’ve another Giveaway lined up for next week.
The first of my Daycraft Giveaways: The Signature Sketchbook in Red. The notebook is A6 in size, soft and flexible to touch, the pages are plain and cream in colour with a red edging. The notebook also has a red ribbon marker. A simply beautiful notebook and heartbreaking to give away, but I know someone else will put it to much better use than me.
For this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you would use this sketchbook for – the deadline is Sunday 28th March. I will announce the winner on Monday who will be randomly selected from those who comment on this post.
Cath Kidston does a wonderful selection of notebooks. I bought these ones last week. They are a set of three mini notebooks. One is lined pages, one squared pages and the other is dots. All very girly and lovely.
This is Daycraft’s Chromatic Days 2010 Diary. It has a lovely soft and flexible bright yellow cover. Although I will say it marks easy. The diary is A6 in size (106mm x 150mm) and very slimline. One of the most attractive things about the diary is of course the Chromatic edges:
The actual diary itself is week per page and the diary is 72 weeks starting on 31 August 2009 – it spans a long time and the diary is no thicker for it. Personally I think it is a great idea, unfortunately as I only got the diary this month I”ve not been able to take advantage of the longer time frame. But on a more positive note, I’ve been using it instead of my flora and fauna diary. Here is what it looks like on the inside….
Just look at the lovely colours Makes my Day.
Daycraft notebooks and Diaries are not yet available in Europe / UK. But I got sent these diaries to review and help raise awareness of them as they are looking to find distributors in the over here.
I will now be doing the first giveaway next week, so come again…
I mentioned a few weeks ago, that I (like many other bloggers) had been sent a bundle of Daycraft diaries and notebooks to review. Over the next 2 weeks I shall be posting my reviews of these notebooks now that I’ve had a chance to use them:
I will also be doing two GIVEWAYS – the Animal Pals Diary and the D-sign notebook – more details to follow. If you’ve missed out on other giveaways make sure you enter as these are not available in the UK (or even the US) yet.
The Carnival is in town again and this time it is being hosted by Pocket Blonde.
There are many delights covering pens, paper, notebooks, inks and general reading for your pleasure.
Make sure you tuck into these goodies.
Thanks to Diane for hosting this carnival and for including two of my reviews.
Over the weekend I was doing some preparation and revision for work. I ended up using the Oxford International Notebook that I bought last month for the first time.
Oxford International is described as for “demanding and well organised business people and academics”. It is brightly coloured (as can be seen from the photograph) – so it is easy to locate on a busy desk / bookshelves and difficult to misplace.
The facts and figures:
The notebook itself is a4 in size. It is casebound (stitched-binding) which I like because I think it is neater – although for those who prefer perforated pages there is a ring-bound equivalent with perforated pages.
Here is an example of a page in use. The paper is 80gsm and is ruled (with double margin). I have used simple black biro when writing on this paper and also used my Stabilo fine lined pens (orange, to match the cover), both of which wrote very smoothly and neatly on the paper.
What I like?
What I don’t like?
The notebook is available in a variety of sizes, and bindings. I believe there is also different sizes of lines available. There is also a meeting book version (which I hope to purchase at some point).
See all photos at my Flickr page.