Monday, March 4, 2013

Get Organised With Collected & Co Giveaway

My Latest Project
 
I am terrible with paper. I always have piles of papers all over the place, and bits and pieces tucked in my diary and stuffed into my in/out tray. I hide receipts in drawers and make notes and lists on scraps of paper, that invariably I cannot find when I need them.
 
So last year, during the 'silly season', I decided that I wanted to find a way to get more organised, and upon finding a fantastic recycled notebook at Big W, an idea was born.
 
 
I created my Christmas planner as a place to record menus and recipes, gift ideas, purchases, swaps and wish lists. I used recycled envelopes to provide nifty pockets to store receipts and lay-by dockets. Suddenly everything had a place. I went to town with some scrapbooking embellishments that I had, so all it cost me was the $10 for the book.
 
 
Then came the tricky part - actually writing in it. I suffer a little from blank page syndrome, but keeping the goal of the project in mind, I made a start. Of course, I could always tear out a page, if it wasn't quite right, due to the wire binding, but I have resisted the tempation, thus far. It is a work in progress, but I already have a detailed record of my 2012 Christmas.
 
 
I loved the project so much, that I have now started a Birthday Planner. I bought another notebook, sticking to my favourite Natural design, as well as some neon pink paper tape and some bright stick- onsI used some tapes I alread had as well. I applied the clear transfer sheet, included with the stick-ons to cover the entire front of the book to keep the decorations in place. It also makes it super shiny!
 
 
The wonderful folk at Micador have kindly agreed to give 2 prize packs away to my readers. Each pack will include one A5 notebook and an asortment of accessories.
 

Each Collected & Co. item is designed as a beautiful object in it’s own right, but that’s only the beginning. A key feature of the range is the ability to customise each item with special decorative stickers, tapes and other stuff provided to personalise your purchase.
Everybody is unique, and everyone likes to do things their own way. Do you like your notebooks covered in stickers and coffee stains? Every margin filled with doodles and scrawled notes? Or do you prefer your space to be clean and perfectly organised, cool and uncluttered? However you want your space to be, Collected & Co. puts creative control in your hands. Bespoke and organize your space, with Collected & Co.
 
 
Collected & Co products are available from Big W stores or Micador Webshop
There are lots of ideas and projects to inspire on Micador's website.

 
You can enter with the Rafflecopter widget below: entries open in AUSTRALIA  only, and are awarded for being a follower, leaving a comment on this post and answering a question about how you would use your own A5 notebook.
 
The give-away is open until 30th March, and there will be 2 winners.  Micador will post the prize directly to the winners, in Australia.
 
Oh, and feel free to share if you are so inclined :)


THANKYOU to everyone that entered and for sharing ideas on what you would use the notebook for! Congratulations to the winners Amy and Alison.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I purchased the Collected &Co products for my own use, and was offered prizes after contacting Micador to say how much I enjoyed their products and was planning to write a review about my experiences. I have written  my own views of the products that I used. This is my first time using a Give-away widget, and I am very nervous about doing it! I hope everything works out fine!

34 comments:

  1. I haven't had a lot of time lately, but have been crocheting a few hand towels for my Mum's kitchen, she has artritis and can't do them herself anymore.

    Kim m
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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    1. Craft is so much more meaningful when it is for someone else. Thanks for entering and good luck x

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  2. Ps. The giveaway thingy worked really well!!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! Still a bit scary though!

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  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog - now after finding yours I have a chance to win something!!

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    1. Yay winning something is always ace! Good luck!

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  4. how fun! and well done you for the giveaway!

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  5. I've been setting up my stationary for the new year! Making crafty holders and folders

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  6. I love my photography.Keeps me clickin.

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  7. I have just reciently started making a 4 generations scrapbooked canvass. In memory of my late grandmother & great grandmother x

    sqiggles83@hotmail.com

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  8. I've been putting together a folder with reading and writing activities for my clever little grandson who is about to turn four.

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  9. Ive been making cuff links for my husband! He has about a trillion pairs now hehe

    amy.louise85@hotmail.com

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  10. I would use something like that for goal setting! GOALS OF CRAFT :)

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  11. I'm starting to make to some non chocolate easter gifts, including a wreath, succulents in broken egg shells in an egg carton - as a centre piece for the table, and plastic eggs full of vouchers.

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  12. I have been working on some hand-sewn fabric flowers to go on the front of makeup purses (which I have yet to make).
    Jessica H

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  13. I work through personal issues in a diary of images when I just can't find the words

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  14. I am learning to crochet. I do a lot of embroidery and cross-stitch, so am finding keeping the tension loose is a bit of a struggle, but I'll get there. In the meantime, we have quite a few scarves to get us through winter this year!

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  15. Just finished a blanket for my daughter. I am now obsessed with dish cloths. Great way to use up cottons in my stash and be a little more green

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  16. I have been making birthday cards with my kids for their friends birthday parties.

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  17. I have been making hair accessories and I am just starting to look at the knitting for winter!

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  18. these look amazing!

    Kerryanne B

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  19. I am not very well co-ordinated when it comes to arts and crafts.I find it very pretty though and wish i was talented.I love cooking though and creating new recipes.I have an old notebook with recipes but need a new one as it is a bit tattered and full

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  20. I've been making hand puppets, bunnies and chicks for Easter, crocs and roos for fun

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  21. I use notebooks for art journaling day to day happenings. It usually is about my little boys, and sometimes they're big contributors to doodling and playing with paint. Notebooks are so much fun with kids!

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  22. I have been sitting down with the little grandkids (3yrs to 8yrs) and doing a family scrapbook that we can all enjoy when we are hanging out together. :-)

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  23. I just got a sewing machine so I'm making my first ever dream dress!! It mightn't look quite like the pictures but I'm super proud of it anyway!

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  24. I've been crocheting granny squares while teaching my thirteen year old daughter to crochet. I'm left handed, she's right handed, which is making it all rather interesting!

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  25. I've been making a Noah's ark cross-stitch frame for my babies room. Taking a long time but almost complete! :)
    Kim

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  26. These notepads are just gorgeous. Thanks for introducing me to them!

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  27. love the note pads great for me for birthdays and xmas lists

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