Friday, 31 August 2012

freebie friday XI


Hello guys, for this freebie friday I finally remembered to upload my owl themed stationery.

visit my new website to download
It's pretty simple, I know, but I assure you that it looks lovely printed out! :)


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

my lomo notebook

Back in January, I bought this fantastic notebook on the Lomography website.

I decided to use it as a "daily notebook", meaning that I would have written/illustrated etc the most interesting things of each day, both to practice typography and to keep me busy.
However, if you know know me at all, you should know that I am so fickle, that I can barely stand myself. Would you believe that in 8 months, I've only done 5 pages?
I'm so bad.. Anyway they look quite nice at least, and I want to share them with you :)

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

3 things tuesday

Hey guys, what have you been up to?
Me, lately I've been drawing a lot. Here are the 3 things I've been doing this week:

1. I've started illustrating my favorite outfit of the weekend, for no particular purpose whatsoever, mostly just to exercise with AI, but I was thinking about posting it here once in a while, what do you think?

Sunday, 26 August 2012

smash sunday

Hi guys! This Sunday I'm going to show you the pages I've made during my trip to the mountains.

I've glued a flyer of the zoo, as it had that nice bear on it, some leaves, the bill of a small restaurant that served homemade meals, and a picture I snapped in the town.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

feathers in my mailbox

Hello guys!
How was your mail week? Mine, with all the mail I got last week, was predictably pretty meagre, but surely not less great.

I received a letter from Thea in Norway:

Friday, 24 August 2012

freebie friday X


Hey guys. The freebie friday's are back!
For this week I've made this simple yet nice Vintage Birds letter set, which I find still quite summerish :)

click here to download (3.3MB zip file)

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

cute finds #3

Hello guys!
Yesterday it was my name day (basically the day dedicated to the saint you were named after), well technically it doesn't exist a saint with my name.. it only exist the male version of it.
Even if I'm not really fond in celebrating my name day, or my birthday for that matter, as to me they're more like an occasion to do something special rather than an actual celebration, my mom often get me something for that day, and this year she got me an awesome notebook!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

august mail week #3

Hello guys :) This week I had a letter writing spree, and the chance to reply to a bunch of letters that were awaiting for a response since I left for the holidays.
Since Monday, I've sent 8 letters and 3 postcards in total; They were for:

Marysza in Poland, and Nada in Algeria.
The hand made envelope with all these books seems just perfect for Marysza, as they reminded me of her awesome creations :)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

3 things tuesday

Hello guys! I'm back on schedule with the blog, and since today is Tuesday, here's the three things I've been doing lately:

                sketch          |          digital version

1. I've been drawing quite a lot. (Excuse the boobies!)

Sunday, 19 August 2012

summer mail part 2

Hello guys!
In my last mail post, I've told you that I received some special packages when I got back.
Two of those were from Mary and, and literally left me speechless..

(The books in the upper side belonged to another package, while the socks and the trinkets came in the big rainbow box on the left)
Look at all the stuff she sent me! Oh my. We arranged an "Inspirational Swap" a while ago, and this is her (awesome) contribution to it.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

summer diary part 3

Ok, I promise this is the last post about summer holidays, but I took so many pictures that it's a pity to leave them just occupy space in my hard disk, isn't it?

Today I'll show you the little hamlet where we stayed - and the nearby one, where we cycled every other day.

Most of the buildings date back to Medieval age, in fact every year in July it takes place a Medieval fair during which all the inhabitants dress in typical costumes and recreates scenes from the life of the time. I went there once when I was younger and it was really nice.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

summer mail!

Hey you guys! Finally a mail related post :) I received so many letters while I was on holiday that it took me a while to go through them all.

Before I show you what I received, let me update you on the outgoing letters. Since I got back I've sent a letter to: Ria, Lauren, Neda, Marjolijn and Mehreen; At the moment I'm writing more letters that will go out by the end of this week, and as soon as I finish them, I'll let you know for who they were.

Now, let's take a look at the awesomeness I found in my mailbox, shall we?

First, I received those two postcards: the St. Ives one (top) from the lovely Haych, and the bottom Croatian one from Mihaela, one of my friends over at swap-bot.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

summer diary part 2

I know it's not Tuesday, however there are 3 things I've been doing while on holiday:

1. Writing postcards & wearing a black straw hat (that made me look like a widow..)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

summer diary part 1

Hello guys! Sooo, I'm back from my holiday on the mountains and even though it was surprisingly hard to settle in the urban atmosphere again, I'm back on my feet and ready to share some of my experiences with you :)

Just a little premise before I start: I know it has pretty much anything to do with my usual posts, but I will post about my mail soon enough, I promise! Oh, and  I've taken most of the pictures with my analog camera and due to the holiday, I can't have my rolls developed just yet, so instead I'll be posting a few of the digital ones!

The place where I've been staying, is a little village in a highland region in the middle of Italy.
It has no more than 200 inhabitants and the unpaved roads are not unusual to find.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

I'm back!~

You guys, I'm baaack! :)
How have you been doing? I must admit that despite I've had a really great time, I missed my computer & my stationery, so I'm really glad to be back!
Anyway, I just wanted to warn you to get ready for a bunch of upcoming posts, I have so much to share with you all!

I hope the summer is being good with you!
Talk to you soon,

Sunday, 5 August 2012

SMASH Sunday + freebie


Hello guys! It's Sunday again, but not as boring as usual (I'm actually predicting the future as I write, because I will schedule this post, as at the moment I should be in a sweet village in the woods, eating ice cream under the shade of a tree - well, this, or I'm probably having the worst time of my life, I don't know it yet; I'll let you know when I get back, though!).

I didn't really had any completed page to show you today, so, instead I've got a little gift for you:

As you can see, this is the back of my SMASHbook. It already comes with a pocket on the last page, but I find it quite tight and too high to put in it all the small paper scraps one might have. So, thanks to my versatile abilities (just kidding) in Photoshop, I've made this folder that can come in handy to store stickers, stamps, or whatever you need for your SMASHing sessions.

click here to download (1.1MB .pdf file)

On a side note, I also use it to tuck little things I send to my penpals from time to time, so that could be another use for it. (Maybe just print it slightly smaller).

That's all for today! Hope you will enjoy the freebie :)
Have a nice day,