Shop News: 13 to 19 November 2021

Hello! This week, I’ve listed three new items in the shop. The first listing comprises of 12 different paper packs created from a 1979 copy of Edith Holden’s The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. Each pack consists of pages taken from a specific month of the year. You can buy each one separately and they are priced according to the number of pages in the pack. September and December have already sold out though, so don’t delay in bagging your month!

Bursting with beautiful illustrations and fascinating text, these pages would make a lovely addition to any papercraft project. They would also make great birthday or Christmas presents for a papercrafter or journaler. If you would like to see photographs of all the pages from a particular month, please feel free to send me a message via Etsy. You can see the full listing information here.

The second listing added this week is a Vintage Garden themed embellishment kit. This lovely kit contains over 60 journal embellishments that have been thoughtfully created and collated for your use. Made from a mixture of contemporary and vintage papers, these embellishments will bring the beauty of the garden into your projects.

Each pack contains:

  • a variety of tag shapes
  • a variety of banner/flag shapes
  • a variety of label shapes
  • a variety of postage stamp shapes
  • tabs in three styles
  • scrapbook paper scraps (6×3 inches)
  • vintage paper scraps from The Complete Gardener (published 1968) and The Concise British Flora In Colour (published 1965).

You can take a closer look at what’s included over on Etsy.

And finally, this week’s third listing is a Vintage Needlework themed embellishment kit. Just like the last kit, this pack contains over 60 journal embellishments and papers and will bring the timeless enjoyment of needlecraft into your projects.

Each pack will contain the following elements made from a mixture of scrapbook paper and vintage paper:

  • a variety of tag shapes
  • a variety of banner/flag shapes
  • a variety of label shapes
  • a variety of postage stamp shapes
  • tabs in three styles

as well as:

  • 1 double page from Making Old Fashioned Dolls by Venus A. Dodge (published 1985)
  • 2 double pages from The Big Book of Needlecraft (published 1937)
  • 1 double page from The Vogue Sewing Book (published 1977)
  • 1 single page from The Universal Book of Hobbies and Handicrafts (published c1950)

Head over to Etsy to check out all the photos and place an order.

Don’t forget, from now until 01 December 2021, you can get 20% off orders over £10 (before shipping)! No coupon is needed; the discount will be automatically applied during checkout.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week. x

Instagram Giveaway Alert!

Hello! As StonetableDesignsUK hit 500 followers over on Instagram, I thought I’d celebrate with a cheeky giveaway. The prize up for grabs is one of my Deluxe Vintage Creative Kits, brimming with Festive journaling and crafting elements. To be in with a chance of winning this prize head over this this post on Instagram and follow the instructions.

Entries close at 6pm GMT on Sunday 21 November 2021. The winner will be announced and notified by DM soon after and will have 48 hours to send me their postal address or another winner will be chosen. International entries welcome. Over 18s only.

Please note, this giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering the giveaway, you provide a full release of Instagram.

Best of luck!

Shop News: 06 to 12 November 2021

No new listings in the shop this week, but check out the reviews the shop has been receiveing:

Fast delivery!! and it looks really nice in my journal 🙂 *****

These are great embellishments for journalling! *****

Gorgeous set of bird images, great for making pockets for junk journals or fussy-cutting and tearing for collages. *****

Brilliant purchase Just what I need for journal and other projects Arrive quickly, excellent price too Would recommend *****

So unique and cool! *****

It’s so lovely to hear that customers are delighted with their purchases!

Also, I don’t think I’ve mentioned that StonetableDesignsUK has also been a Star Seller on Etsy for the last three months, since the inception of the programme. Star Seller status is awarded for quick responses to initial messages, on-time dispatch and 5-star reviews, which is just part of what I aim for in the shop. My hope is that my customers are totally satisfied and even happily surprised with the products and service they receive from me, and I do everything in my power to ensure that’s the case.

Well, that’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! x

Shop News: 31 October to 05 November 2021

Hello! Just a quick update this week. The packs of colour vintage photographs that I listed last week, were so popular that they sold out almost immediately! This week, I’ve created some more packs for those who missed out. They are bursting with a fab variety of photographs that have been carefully removed from vintage books. There’s people and places, animals and inanimate objects, with lots of lovely aging. I hope you like them!

To find out more, please visit the shop. Thanks!

Shop News: 25 to 31 October 2021

Hello again! Well, it’s been a busy week in the shop. The paper sets that I listed last week, have been flying off the shelves, which means I’ll be rummaging through my stock and putting together new sets of photos and illustrations, so do stay tuned for those.

This week, though, I have added three new sets of Inspirational Quotes and Sayings. These are the last of their kind, as I have thoroughly mined the book they came from and now the seam is empty!

Each set contains 35 inspirational quotes to add to your journals and/or use a prompts for your writing and art. They’re also great for collage and for adding to mixed media art pieces. These quotes have been carefully cut from a vintage book and thoughtfully assembled to inspire you. Each piece is approximately 13cm (5.5 inches) wide.

Please feel free to send me a message on Etsy, if you have any questions or requests. Thanks! x

This Week In My Journal: Sparkle and Shine

Hello again! This week has been about adding sparkle and shine to my journal pages. As the nights draw in and my journaling time gets darker, I love to put on the lights and watch the paper shimmer as I write. It’s like having fairy lights on my page.

To begin my decoration, I used elements from one of the journal embellishment packs in my shop. I love layering the muted colours, the map pieces, and strips of washi tape. For the sparkle, I’ve been splattering the pages with metallic paint, adding a few random gold transparent stickers from my stash and using a gold Gelly Roll pen to fill in the dates which I’ve stencilled on in a variety of fonts. It’s so satisfying to put together and to look at once completed, and come the evening, I can write and enjoy the warmth and light of it all.

Shop News: 11 – 17 October 2021

Hello! Welcome to this week’s shop update. I have a few new products for you this week:

First up, I’d like to introduce you to my band new hand-made, spiral-bound books which contain an eclectic mix of 50 vintage paper pieces, all approximately 6 x 4 inches (15cm x 10.2cm) in size. Each page is from a different vintage book. The book’s back and front covers are made from 225gsm recycled Kraft cardstock, and the spiral is metal with an antique bronze finish. Some of the pages have neat, straight edges and some have rough, distressed edges.

They’re great for using as junk journals or for tearing out the pages to use in other projects. All of the scraps are from books published before 2000. Most are significantly older.

As well as the 6×4 inch books (which are spiral-bound at the side), there are also 6×3.5 inch books (which are spiral bound at the top). Both are a great way to keep a variety of vintage paper scraps on hand and not floating around your desk or craft room!

As well as these two books, I’ve also created a spiral-bound book containing a mix of 50 blank vintage paper pages, most are approximately 6 x 4.25 inches (15cm x 10.8cm) in size, but a few are are a little thinner. I cut every page to size myself and thoughtfully assemble each notebook to provide you with an inspiring, affordable and convenient mix of surfaces that are great to draw, write and even type on. Perfect for use as a notebook or for tearing out the pages to use in other projects.

For a closer look, please visit my online shop.

As well as these three new types of books, an old favourite is back in stock: 50 Large Vintage Paper Tags. Again, these are made up of vintage book pages from 50 different books and are a great way to keep a wide range of papers organised and at your finger-tips. I like to hang them from a hook on my craft trolley.

That’s it for this week! Thanks for stopping by. xxx

Shop News: 04 – 10 October 2021

Hello, and welcome to this week’s shop update. One of my favourite things to add to my journal pages and papercraft projects is tabs, so I already sell a set of mixed paper tabs and a set of vintage paper tabs in the shop. This week, though, I decided to expand the collection of tabs on offer by creating packs of kraft card tabs in three different styles. You can buy them in packs of 40+ tabs as follows:

I love adding kraft card to my projects as it is such a warm yet neutral colour and works with just about anything! As well as the kraft tabs, I’ve also created a set of rainbow-coloured whale tail tabs. There are six of each of the seven colours, making 42 tabs in total. To take a closer look, please visit the shop:

Finally, this week, I laid my hands on vintage copies of three Jane Austen novels, so I thought I’d unleash my inner romantic by creating packs of heart-shaped confetti from these love stories. They’d be great for valentine’s day journal pages or for throwing at a happy couple! You can find out more via the links below:

That’s it for this week! See you soon. xxx

It’s Christmaaaaaaaaaas!

I know it’s only the start of October, but as crafters it’s never to early to start preparing for Christmas. That’s why I’ve released this year’s Christmas Creative Kit now. It’s brimming with a mix of vintage and contemporary elements that will add a festive touch to your seasonal projects.

So, get your journals and craft projects ready for Christmas with this deluxe ‘Vintage Christmas’ Creative Kit. Only 10 kits made. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! Each kit contains:

– 1 ‘Vintage Christmas’ journal embellishment pack.
– at least 10 vintage paper scraps (3×6 inches) including pieces from a 1992 copy of ‘Christmas Stitchery’.
– a green, red and gold sequin mix (approx 2tsp).
– an organza bag containing at least 5 vintage Christmas postage stamps (used) as well as a pile of star confetti punched from vintage book pages.
– a selection of Christmas images taken from a variety of vintage books.
– sheet music taken from a 1992 copy of ‘Joy to the World: Christmas Songbook’.

The ‘Vintage Christmas’ embellishment packs each contain over 100 journal embellishments that have been thoughtfully created and collated for your use. Each pack consists of:

– a variety of tag shapes
– tabs in three styles
– a variety of banner/flag shapes
– a variety of label shapes
– stars in three sizes
– circles in three sizes
– hexagons

The elements in these packs have been made from a variety of contemporary and vintage papers, including pages from ‘The Chimes’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens (published in 1974) and pages from a 1982 copy of ‘Favourite Hymns and Carols’. The embellishments made from scrapbook papers have a pattern on the front and are plain white on the back. The scrapbook paper used is 100gsm so the embellishments shouldn’t bulk out your journals too much!

Each kit will come wrapped in tissue paper and red and white bakers twine. Great for scrapbooking, junk journaling, art journaling, happy mail and other paper crafts. Perfect for beginners who would like to try lots of different items in their journals and for seasoned crafters who need to jump-start their creativity!

If the deluxe kit is a little too much for your needs, the embellishment pack is also available to buy separately. To get your hands on the creative kit or the embellishment pack, head over to my online shop to take a look.

Thanks for stopping by! xxx