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Bring Back Paper: Read, Write Create.

28 Jan

Well I thought I would join in once again with Jocelyn at The Reading Residence Bring Back Paper challenges.

New for 2015 Jocelyn has introduced Read, Write, Create for 2015.


The idea is to Read, Write and Create each month then on the last Wednesday of the month link up with Jocelyn at The Reading Residence with your blog post of what you have been up too.

So let’s begin …

I’ve actually not purchased any new penpal stationary for a while as I am trying to use up my stock pile before I invest in anything new.
So I’ve been trying to be inventive with what I have.
Joining – sticking – cutting – doodling.

As I write this Im remembering the couldn’t be refused Washi tape I purchased at the beginning of the month.


So correction I’ve only made a little purchase.

January’s activity was to send some happy mail & as a letter writer an additional piece of happy mail you would not normally send- I’ve written a post earlier in the month about this activity as I am participating in ‘Pay it Forward’ this year.


However I was moved by Jocelyn’s post featuring the Charity Postpals and although I haven’t put pen to paper yet I fully intend to in the next few weeks.
Postpals charity enables letter writers to “Post a Smile on a Sick Child’s Face’ by the sending of cards, letters, emails and little gifts to seriously ill children and their siblings”. Letter writer or not why not take a look at their website you may want to take part.

Read, Write, Create

Read: Well I haven’t done much book reading at all of late but I have had a lovely letter from my #postcircle #goose pal in New Zealand.
Which I read over a cup of tea and cheered up a dreary day.


Write: I’ve been catching up on a long over due letter this month as well as my usual catch up snail mail.


Create: I’ve been trying to be creative with my stationary supplies of late in an attempt to use some up before I replenish stocks.


I’ve also been creative with my Filofax this month; making my own planner pages as well as decorating my diary pages.


That’s my papery month!

You can see others & Jocelyn’s papery month over at the The Reading Residence .



Papery Peep

1 Sep

August’s #Bringpaperback #PaperyPeep Challenge as set by Jocelyn Over at The Reading Residence was the 31 Days of Paper Photo Challenge on Instagram.

Just look for the #31daysofpaper hashtag over on Instagram, there has been lots of lovely pictures and papery inspiration for August.
I have really enjoyed taking part and looking at others photos.

Here were the topics for each day.


So these are my #31daysofpaper round up.


Day 1 – 4


Day 5 – 8


Day 9 – 12


Day 13 – 16


Day 17 – 21


Day 22 – 26


Day 27 – 31


Pop over to The Reading Residence ( (I still can’t link I am sorry) for other peoples Papery Peep links this month.


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