I know the kids have only now broken up from school for the Summer holidays, but everywhere you look in the shops the aisles are full of stationery supplies. When I was young getting all my stationery bits together was one of my highlights of the back to school thing.
In fact only walking through a shop this week brought back the memories when I noticed in the pencil case section they had the Pepsi can shaped ones. I had one of these when I was like 13, some 22 years ago!
Having new back to school stationery shows great intentions and purpose for the school year ahead. It gives you a real buzz, confidence and the feeling you can achieve anything this year. Nothing is impossible! Let’s be honest though, it’s also the time to show off to your mates your funky new pencil case and new pen that you hope no one else has got.
I love creative competitions, and this one with BIC KIDS and Mumsnet for kids looks like a lot of fun! With only a few days left to enter, now the kids are on holiday it’s a great time to take part.
So what do you need to do?
BIC KIDS are looking for a young artist of the year. Open to all 5-11 year old kids, entrants are encouraged to flex their creative muscles and draw with complete freedom. Judges will award points for everything from creativity and use of colour to composition and subject matter.
Here is a picture of last years winner
13 finalists will be selected by industry experts from marketing, publishing and illustration, with each finalist from a different region across the nation winning the chance to have their work displayed on billboards in their home regions.
I was a little girl when I first got obsessed with stationery. That love has never gone. My older sister travels for work and always brings back a pen or two from her travels around the world. One of my favourites was a strange looking pen from Utah!
When Printkick, a business and individual promotional stationery supplier got in touch asking if I wanted to review a few items from their range, I couldn’t say no. To be honest it’s great to add some supplies to my stationery pot.
Before I became I blogger I was always fascinated in stationery. Now that obsession has got bigger! Yes I’m calling it an obsession because I can’t go into any shops without checking out the stationery section. Personalised stationery is even more fun!
When we got the chance to get some items from Ryman and have them personalised, I thought it would be ideal for my blogging corner. Ryman offers personalised gifts and stationery items for the whole family. They are ideal for gifts, anniversaries, a new job, birthdays and Christmases. I think a personalised item is a very thoughtful gift. Ryman’s personalised range include pens, notebooks, mugs, diaries, prints, frames and gift wrap.