Pocket Filofax Malden in Kingfisher Blue

Hi Everyone!

WARNING – PICTURE HEAVY POST! 😉

After an agonising 5 day wait, today I finally received my Pocket Malden in Kingfisher Blue. Oh my. It’s a beauty.

All over the bank holiday weekend I worked on inserts for it and, inspired by the colour, I decided to stay vibrant and go for a mermaid type of theme. You know my Filofaxes always seem to have themes!

I’ve used a lot of papers from “Hunkydory’s Twilight Under The Sea” collection and also the “First Edition Beyond The Shore” to create these dividers, markers note papers etc.

It’s by no means finished yet, but I just couldn’t wait for you to see it!And so, without further ado, please meet my latest addition 🙂

When I took it out of the box, I did my new favourite thing to do with the lived in Malden range – I massaged it with Coconut Oil so that it became buttery and soft and aged.

In the pockets I have an In Case of Emergency card that I created on Excel and stuck onto one of the scrapbook cards. In the pocket behind is a sticky notes section full of little tiny sticky notes – from Dovecraft. The Dashboard is an absolutely beautiful piece of art I just had to print out from Pinterest. It’s perhaps my favourite mermaid illustration ever. It’s so vibrant and mystical!

Behind the dashboard, another Pinterest find which is again, sublime! Then I have a credit card pocket with a die cut or topper from the Twilight Under the Sea range.

My tabs were all created using the “We R Memory Keepers” Bracket Tab and the labels were simply created in Excel, cut out very roughly and stuck onto the tabs with packing tape. I’ve used no laminate in this filofax.

The Today Bookmark was made with the “Twilight Inder The Sea” Cardstock and again, the labels were created on Excel, cut out very roughly and stuck onto the card.

Lastly I created this credit card holder with side pocket which I’m still not sure about… I don’t know if I’ll be keeping it in here just yet!

And that’s it! Like I say, I’m still setting things up and things are likely to move around as I find what works for me – it’s been a VERY long time since I was in a Pocket Filofax!

Pocket users – how do you utilise yours!? Any ideas will be great fully received 🙂

Until next time – carry on planning!

Kel

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I May Have Done Something Stupid… (But I’m Incredibly Excited!) & Selling My Personal Kendal!

Today I was having one of “those” days.  You know the types – you’re shattered from the week, waiting for Friday to be over and done with so you can just get home and relax, but work just seems to pile and pile, and you’re not in the mood whatsoever!  Well, I had a huge case of the “please be 5.30pm already” bug today.  On top of that, I had a bit of a spat with a really dear friend of mine which made me feel quite ill (I still don’t feel quite myself after it even now to be honest), I have been having car problems, my tooth has broke, I overslept, I keep breaking glasses and generally being clumsy… and my possible big news has been delayed – yet AGAIN!  It’s naturally not my week right now.  

So today I browsed E-Bay and my eyes landed on a Personal Orange Osterley for sale in Germany.  The advert said it would not ship to the UK however I’ve read in some cases the sellers do make exceptions – I thought “I might as well ask – don’t ask, don’t get!”.  I was one of the lucky ones – the Seller, Stefanie, was so lovely and agreed to sell to myself despite me being in the UK.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous and excited processing a payment before! 

Stefanie, if you do come back to visit my blog, I’d just like to say your English was so much better than my very poor German, and you were fantastic to deal with – thank you so much for posting out to the UK, I appreciate it very much 🙂 .  I can’t wait to see how I can use the Osterley!

I am now sitting here wondering how on earth I’ve managed to allow myself to part with such money – however I’ve had my eye on an Orange Osterley since last year and I’ve never really been able to stop thinking about it.

So, to justify my splurge, I’ve decided (amongst many other things) to sell my Filofax Kendal!  You may recall it was my first venture out into the world of Personal Filofaxes after a short stint with my Lilac Pocket Metropol.  My Kendal has travelled the UK with me keeping me in check as a Rep however since I purchased my Grey Malden it’s been housebound – box bound – with old diary inserts and report notes to keep it company.  I just know that it ought to be back out there, travelling, living life and getting lived in and cherished and looked after.  

So if you’re on the lookout for a Personal Kendal, let me know 🙂

On the subject of Filofax selling, I’m considering selling the Slimline Finsbury (same as the one I purchased for my dad without all the modifications haha).  I originally thought it would be great as a meeting planner and for me writing meeting notes (it has a lovely professional edge and the small rings are easy to write in, me being left handed and all).  But I’m really reluctant to part with it for some odd reason…  I’m not sure :/

Anyhow, the wait is on now for the infamous Osterley – I believe I ought to give him a name – how about something really original like “Ozzie” the Orange Osterley?

Actually, thinking about it, it’s ironic, as I love “Aussie”‘s.

And with that, I think it’s time for me to finish off my RAK and get it posted 🙂 

Catch you later

Kel