Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Saturday, 29 December 2018

My Word for 2019

A little vlog from me which has become an annual tradition of mine actually! Here I talk about setting my word for 2019. If you would like to watch my past years videos here are the links...

My Word for 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6B9QHEcruk
My Word for 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_a_Ksai4_o&t=331s
(My word for 2016 is in this journal flip video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwyvBLPtjfQ)
My Word for 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgEwrqVuUVE

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Completed Planner Flip Through

Today I am sharing with you a flip through of a completed planner / diary insert from April to December 2018. The stickers are mainly ones that I design and sell in my shop and the insert is also one that I designed and sell and you can purchase as print at home or printed: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mrsbrimbles?section_id=25185990

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Boxing Day Sale

Hey guys!

I hope you have had an amazing Christmas (so far) and your Boxing Day is a nice relaxing one. Of course it wouldn't be Boxing Day without a Boxing Day sale now would it! Do you have Christmas spending money burning a hole in your pocket? he he!

So here is the scoop... us coupon code: yayboxing2018 to take 30% off, yes 30% off your order. In fact the sale is valid from Boxing Day all the way through to New Year!*

The sale is valid both at: https://www.mrsbrimbles.co.uk/shop/ and also: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mrsbrimbles (no code needed for Etsy, the discount has already been applied!)

We are still open and will still be processing orders during the Christmas to New Year Week although our next postal collection is 2nd January 2019.

ALSO.... did you know that the sale is store wide so that means you can also use the code not just on physical products but also on any of my online courses.

The online courses, events and workshops are available here: https://www.mrsbrimbles.co.uk/product-category/brands/mrsbrimbles/workshops/

Small Print:

No minimum order quantity - order as much or as little as you like. Please make sure you use the coupon at time of purchase as the discount cannot be given after the transaction has been made. Excludes items already in the sale section. Available internationally. Available from 26th December 2018 until the end of 1st January 2019- remember we are UK based so this is GMT! Coupon cannot be used in conjunction with any other code or coupon. Phew! That's that done lol!


Please bear in mind that it is Christmas. Whilst Jon will do his very best to process and ship your order in his usual fashion, Royal Mail will not be collecting from us again until 2nd January. Please allow longer than usual for us to ship your order and for it to be received. Thank you!! Our shipping policy if you need it is here: https://www.mrsbrimbles.co.uk/about/refund-shipping-policy/

Problems Ordering?

Now sometimes during sales the website can go a bit crazy. If it tells you "not enough stock wait 15" this means that stock is very low and that people in front of you have it in their carts waiting to check out. This may keep recurring if people keep adding, you will be in a queing system waiting to check out, you may literally miss it each time and that does unfortunately happen sometimes with popular items. We just ask customers to be considerate and either check out or release the item for people who would really like it. Please be patient with the website it has a lot of work to do and Mr B is working to keep it up and running as best as he possibly can.

Happy Sale Shopping!

Anyways I will let you get back to your choccies and Carry On films!

Much love as always

Anna, Jon, Miss B & the Fluffies xxxxx

Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

Can you believe Christmas is here! Amazing! When I was a child it seemed to take an eternity in between opening each door of the advent calendar and now as an adult the time seems to whizz by and I don't get to do all of the things I would like to do despite my best efforts at planning!

Whatever you are up to I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas) or holiday of your choosing if indeed you choose to celebrate) from my little family to yours.

I would also like to thank you all for your support throughout the year, whether that is watching little old me on YouTube join me on Patreon or subscribing to a Brimbles Box. All is genuinely very much appreciated and I love you all.

What an exciting  year it has been!

Mrs Brimbles celebrated 5 years of being a business back in April. We celebrated with a month of challenges, prompts and giveaways over in the Facebook group. I really hope you enjoyed taking part in all of the festivities as much as I enjoyed putting it all together for you. Talking of birthdays, I also celebrated being on Patreon for a year back in the Summer. I love my little Patreon community as I get to continue to create art that I love as well as interact with like minded individuals, something I don't get to do that often 'in person'. It is with the support of my Patreons that I am able to continue to make YouTube videos for general viewing and prompts etc as this means I don't have to find alternative employment.

The Brimbles Boxes came back by popular demand as both a recurring PayPal subscription as well as stand alone boxes. I am humbled and honoured that you guys love my illustrations and I love seeing what you create using my products. I literally smile and do a happy dance when I see that you love them too.

I have never been about numbers because I genuinely share because I enjoy to do so. It started off as a hobby and it has just grown from there but it is still something that I continue to enjoy. If you know me you will know that I will put a video up if 5 or 500 people watch it because it is my passion and I so enjoy it. My YouTube channel has continued to grow steadily as well as my instagram account. Although I am not about numbers, I am kind of hoping that I might reach the 20K mark by the end of 2019 lol.

So that's it for now and almost for 2018 too!

I will see you in the New Year for more journal and planner fun! If you find yourself at a lost end over the Christmas break and wanna chat with other planner nerds and journal junkies don't forget to come over and join us in the Facebook Group 'Mrs Brimbles Happy Place' we are over 3,500 members now which is so exciting.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, followers past, present and future a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you so much for supporting our family and our little business, we appreciate each and every one of you more than you could possibly know.

Festive Felicitations to you,

Anna, Jon, Miss B and all the Fluffies (Florence Tinkerbell, Luna Petunia Macaroon, Snowdrop Sprinkles and Betty Spaghetti)

Posting & Working Dates

Righty-o me dears, just to let you know that our shops (www.mrsbrimbles.co.uk and www.etsy.com/shop/mrsbrimbles ) will NOT be closing during the festive week. So you will still be able to browse and make any purchases you wish to make. However we will not be having a Royal Mail collection again until 2nd January so any orders placed during that week will be despatched then. We will still be around to answer emails etc should you need us.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

December Daily Flip Through 1-14 2018

I have a flip through for you of my December Daily or my fextive journal, whatever you want to call it lol! This is days -1 to 14!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Otterly Fantastic planner pages

2018 will henceforth be known as the year that I became obsessed with otters. And it's entirely the fault of a good friend and colleague of mine who is also obsessed with the cute little hand-holding critters. We became so obsessed we did an information project on them with our students at school because it was something different to the traditional Australian animals we might normally have covered. So, when I saw the gorgeous painted otters in one of the Patreon packs that Anna has on her Patreon account, I was SO excited and had to use them in a layout. Because who doesn't love a bit of cuteness staring up at them from their planner pages? Full disclosure: while I am a member of Anna's design team, I subscribe to her Patreon account of my own accord, because I love her extra content and the digital designs that she releases. I adore cutting out cute pictures and creating layouts with them. If you'd like to watch the process of this layout, check out this video:

This was a pretty simple layout to create - all I needed were some washi tapes and the printable from Anna's Patreon account, from which I just fussy cut out the images. I wasn't too worried about the whitespace (it's my planner, it's for me, and I don't get hung up on too much perfection... otherwise I would be a lot more stressed out on a daily basis!). All the washi tapes are ones I have collected from various places including Etsy and instore here in Australia and I picked them because the purple-y tones matched the purple on the teacup. Look, otters in a teacup! My layout is a monthly layout on two pages that's my own design and works for me, with larger boxes for Saturday and Sunday because those are usually my busiest days in my personal planner (my work planner is usually weekday heavy, naturally) and I wanted something relatively crisp and clean and easy to work with. A few strips of washi, a bit of glue for the cut-outs and some hand lettering to add a tiny bit more interest and I was done!


How do you like to plan? Do you like stickers? Cut-outs? Minimalist? A combination of any of the above, or something completely different? I love switching it up on a regular basis. I find it keeps life interesting and makes my weeks a lot of fun. If you like this video, you can find plenty of other planner layouts (over three years' worth now!) on my Youtube channel

 Have a wonderful week, planner friends!