The Arty Hearts Notebook Winner!


Last week’s post about the beautiful designer stationery by The Arty Hearts included a share-n-win opportunity. Readers who shared the post and tagged me were entered to win a luxe notebook.

Displayed above is the beautiful tropical flower range created by designer Katrina Read at The Arty Hearts. The notebook on the bottom featuring lush banana palms and flowers now belongs to …

Jacqui Halpin!


You can check out The Arty Hearts range here. Available in specialty stores around Australia. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook!

Image ©The Arty Hearts, used with permission.

Our Lucky Smashbook Winner Is…


A battered old book takes on a new life as a Smashbook.

Last month my artist friend Kerry introduced me to the joys of Smashbooks or Junk Journals. Hand-crafted from scrap paper and off-cast books, these journals are functional works of art.

I was so enthralled with mine that I decided to share the love. I picked one from Kerry’s stash to give away in Spilling Ink’s second contest for 2014.


Holding these events makes me feel like a Christmas elf. I have fun wrapping up packages, posting them off, and thinking of the happiness a parcel in the post brings.

Please note the spotty pink and black ribbon matches my blog’s Adelle Theme. *Wink, wink* That’s my little attempt at personal branding.

And the winner is…

Yvonne Mes!

Congrats Yvonne—I hope you enjoy your journal. I’m thrilled to say this prize is going to a good home, where it will undoubtedly be put to use. Yvonne is a picture book writer and illustrator. You can check out her work here.


Here’s a photo of the lovely lady enjoying her handmade journal. Thanks to Yvonne for sending me photos.



If you’d like a smashbook of your very own, leave a comment and I send you an email to put you in touch with Kerry.