Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee journals and a giveaway!!

It's the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend! Woohoo!! Here in the UK, we get both Monday and Tuesday as Bank Holidays to celebrate the Jubilee occasion. The kids have had Jubilee parties at school and folk are putting up cheerful Union Jack flags and bunting all over the place. As promised, I'm back with my two Jubilee themed hand-bound leather journals. Here they are.

The first of the two journals is this one with a gorgeous turquoise suede cover.

If you saw my last post, you'd have already seen the inside which features this fabulous crown and Union Jack postcard.

The journal has 200 pages of smooth cartridge paper. Perfect to doodle, sketch or write in.

Here is the other one. This time, the cover is made from cerise coloured suede.

Both journals have exposed long-stitch on the spines and are held close by means of a long black leather lace / thong and a silver Celtic concho.

Like the turquoise one, this cerise one has 200 pages too.

And like the turquoise one, this one has the crown and Union Jack cards on the inside covers for support.

Both journals measure 5 inches wide, just over 6 inches tall and 1.5 inches deep.

OK, here's the fun bit. In honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and in the spirit of Jubilee fun, I would like to give one of these journals away to one of you! I am happy to open this giveaway to my international readers too.

To take part in this giveaway, please do just one of the following:
1) Follow my blog or
2) Like or share this post on Facebook or
3) Follow me on Pinterest or
4) If you blog too, mention this giveaway on your blog.
Then leave me a comment at the end of this post telling me what you've done. Don't forget to tell me which colour journal you would like if Mr Random Number Generator was to pick you as the lucky recipient. Blogger does not always share your email address with me so if you like, you can leave me your email address in your comment but write it like this ... name at such&such dot whatever etc. If not, don't worry, just check back on Wednesday morning.

I will pick the lucky winner of the Jubilee journal giveaway after midnight on Tuesday 5 June.

This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced in the next post.

Thanks for taking part and have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are, friends.


  1. What a fab giveaway, I LOVE your journals! OK, I think you know I already stalk you... so that's number 1 crossed off.

  2. I couldn't figure out how to share the giveaway on facebook, but I do follow you on Pinterest!

  3. Now I didn't really like doing this, as I want to win and it reduces my changes, but I will be mentioning the giveaway in the blog post I've got going out tomorrow.

    I never usually do the hoop jumping for giveaways, that's how much I want one of these gorgeous books!

  4. I liked you on Facebook! Either colour...

  5. Shared on facebook Ady :)

    I'd love the turquoise journal if I'm lucky enough to be chosen.

  6. Ady, I'm commenting just to tell you that both journals are beautiful. You've really got into bookbinding n a big way and the results are fab. No need to enter me into the giveaway draw - more chance for someone else then, although Anonymous above might not have much luck!!

    Hope you and your family enjoy the Diamond Jubilee celebrations!!

  7. I love these journals! Especially the cerise but both are beautiful. I liked the facebook posting I saw of this and I also followed you and will now go explore your blog!

  8. Hi Ady, your journals are amazing! I love the cerise one, the celtic style clasps are really stylish! I have liked your post on Facebook.

    Off to check your projects to get some inspiration :) (Virginia)

  9. Both colours are fantastic but I love the turquoise the most. You really need to start selling these! Follower of your blog and Pinterest :)

  10. Yes, I was the rubbish anon! Do I win by being so rubbish? I clearly need a notebook to write instructions in :)

  11. I have been drooling over your journals ever since you started and would love to win one (preferably turquoise). I'm a Pinterest follower.

  12. I love these journals and all of the other ones you have made!! I would love either color. I am following you on Pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. wow i love the turqoise one!!
    i followed your blog as Nila Kussriani

  14. Hi!looovely journals I'm in love with their bright colours!!!
    I'd love to have that cerise /magenta :)/one, please!
    GFC blog follower: Szappanbubi
    pinterest : Szappanbubi
    email: porcukorborso at gmail dot com

  15. I like the turquoise journal, but I would like to win the cerise one for my sister. She has just started sketching again after a 20 year break, and I would love to give her a gorgeous journal to motivate her to continue. I follow your blog, but didn't know you were on facebook. So will do that also.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous journals Ady, I'd happily give either colour a home!!

  17. And I already follow you on pinterest :)

  18. Beautiful journals! I am going to take all the above steps so as to be entered in the giveaway! I'm following you here & on pinterest and will mention your giveaway on my next post, which is scheduled to publish on 6/5! :)

  19. PS Either colour is fine with me!! :D

  20. Wow! these are fabulous! I love them both!
    I'm a new follower!

  21. I am a loyal follower of your blog and pinterest :)
    amyliz80 at hotmail dot com

    p.s Turquoise for me!!

  22. shared on FB:

    Hope for turquoise...for my perfect late birthday present...:-)

  23. I follow your blog. :)

    Both of those journals are so lovely, but I think the turquoise one is my favourite.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

  24. i think it's after midnight in the UK, but that's okay, i just wanted to say that your journals are GORGEOUS! they're so beautifully put together, and both colours are stunning.

    i'm following you on pinterest, because i'm always looking for interesting pins!


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