Today’s free Desktop Wallpapers were created by Juliette Dudley, a friend of mine who is a Canberra-based illustrator and graphic designer. I did an interview with Juliette a while ago. Check out the interview with Juliette Dudley to find out more about this amazing illustrator.
Check out Juliette’s blog, Good Design Club, to find out more about other designers and art & design events in Canberra.
Moms are the queen of our hearts. That is why they deserve a special treat on Mother’s day that’s just around the corner (May 10th to be exact!)
This special Mother’s Day printable is created by Helen Cheung, a graphic designer and creator of PartiArti. Imagine how cute they would look on a home made apple pie for mom (or store-bought ones are okay too, I don’t judge).
You could also surprise mom with breakfast in bed. It doesn’t matter whether your spelling is Mum or Mom, because we have them both!
Just before I leave for my trip, I’d like to share with you how I set up my Fauxdori. As you know from my previous planner posts, I have always used ring planners from Kikki.K and Filofax. When I saw the Fauxdoris created by Cakepaperie, I became interested in trying out dori-style planners as they seem to be more flexible and lightweight, which is perfect for travelling! Let’s have a look at how I set it up. I have always wanted a polkadot planner, I am so glad when I saw this in Cakepaperie’s shop. The pink tassle is an additional purchase, but I really like the colour contrast. The parisian notebook is by Rifle Paper Co, and the mint blue pen is from Kikki.K. It’s impossible to find original Midori Travellers’ Notebook here in Canberra, and I hate to have to wait for days each time I need a new notebook because I have to buy them online. So I bought a set of Moleskine Cahier pastel journals and have them cut into Midori size at Officeworks. Moleskine journals are thicker than Midori, however the paper is thinner. Therefore your writings will show through at the back pages. I don’t really mind as I’m going to use journalling cards and postcards. Since this fauxdori doesn’t come with a pen loop, I had to add one on my own. I bought a Leuchtturm pen loop in blue to match my mint blue Kikki.K pen. The side pocket is also an additional stick-on pocket from Midori which I bought from Notemaker. The second half of my Fauxdori is a Travel Journal booklet that I designed and print on my own. I also added a folded pockets for my journalling kits and stamps. Inside the Travel Journal, I have Itinerary pages which consists of boxes for flights/transportation (shaped like boarding passes) and accommodation itinerary (shaped like luggages tags). There are also travel checklist pages, but I had forgotten to take pictures! The next section is Bucket List, where I can put all the things I want to do, see, eat or drink in each country/city/place. Unfortunately I haven’t written much. The zip pocket is where I keep all the washi tapes, stickers, sticky tapes and other planner goodies I’ll need for my journalling. Stationery makes me so happy <3 I hope you like my set up! If you’d like to see my other planner set up, check out My Kikki K Personal Planner Setup
I’m back in the country for a little while before going to Europe. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to buy all the HEMA goodies that I could (and don’t worry, I will have a giveaway for you guys too!).
If you have signed up to our BFF Club, you should receive your May 2015 wallpaper calendar and other freebies soon!
This month’s freebie design is my favourite, because it features two of my favourite things to draw: Cats and Clouds. I hope that you like it too!
Just like the previous freebies, you will be able to download these sizes: desktop (with or without calendar), retina desktop (with or without calendar), iPhone (without calendar), iPhone 6 & 6+ (without calendar), iPad (without calendar), and also printable planner monthly organiser for A5, Personal and Pocket filofaxes (Large, Medium & Small for Kikki K planners).
What is Design is Yay BFFs?
Introducing BEST FREEBIE FRIENDS. This is my way to thank all the lovely and loyal readers who have been supporting and reading this blog, as well as new readers who just discovered and love Design is Yay. Without all of you, Design is Yay will not come this far.
All you need to do (and this is open to everyone, including you) is to join our BFF club here and you will receive a welcome message with a link to download our “Live Creatively” print & wallpapers as well as current and previous months’ freebies. You will then receive monthly freebies for your desktop, gadgets and planners just like what you’ve seen in this post before the end of each month. I will also throw in a few freebie surprises every now and then, so you will get a lot more freebies from Design is Yay if you join the BFF club!
In case you didn’t know from the announcement on my instagram account, my DIY Fruit Coasters was featured in Nest Magazine’s first issue. Nest is a new publication that runs on the reverse of already popular RELAX publication that comes with The Canberra Times Sunday paper. I am delighted to be featured again inside the new Nest publication issued today with a printable exclusively designed for the publication. If you’re in Canberra, make sure to check out the article inside Nest, published today April 26th.
I hope that these printable Pink Flamingos will cheer up your Sunday and weeks ahead! You can download more Pink Flamingos printable templates here: