30 Dec 2016

Big Happy Planner Flip Through - November/December 2016

I've had my Happy Planner, I have a Large Happy Planner since September and i love it, every other month I post a planner flip through so you can see my spreads and where I got them from. Here is November 2016 and December 2016.

Planner Envy - Halloween Kit

Victoria Thatcher 

Planner Envy - Quietest Moments

Planner Problem - November Kit

Victoria Thatcher - Gingerbread 

Planner Envy - Change Of Seasons

Victoria Thatcher - Retro Christmas 

Planner Envy -One Moment 

D'Atra Paris 

28 Dec 2016

Personal Planner Flip Through - November/December 2016

I haven't been using my personal planner that much lately but I have still been decorating it, so I wanted to show you even though not every week is fully filled out, if you do planner flip through's on your blog please link it down below in the comments so I can have a nosey at your planning style. 

 I cant remember where i got these Printable spreads from but if you go on to Pintrest and type 'Free Planner Printable Stickers' loads will come up. I also have a blog post with a list of websites and blogs where you can get free printables. 

Glam Planner 

D'Atra Paris 

PS. My Large Happy Planner Flip Thought will be up on Friday. 

26 Dec 2016

Handmade Heywood Sale

Hope you all had a good Christmas and Happy Boxing Day!! I just wanted to tell you guys that i'm having a sale on my shop, click the image below and it will take you to my shop if your interested. 

D'Atra Paris

23 Dec 2016

Free Printable Stickers - New Year 2017

Today's freebie is something to get your planner off to a great start in the New Year, There's some deco and speech bubbles I thought these would be great for you to write your New Years Resolution or your goals for the New Year in. The links are at the bottom of the post. Enjoy. 

If you use any of my printables please tag me on Instagram @datraparis, Or if you have any suggestions for more printable freebies please let me know.  

Please Read:

  • D'Atra Paris printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
  • You may not re-sell or redistribute.
  • If my printables violate any copyright laws, please let me know and I will remove them immediately.
  • All the images I have used are from pixabay.com.

D'Atra Paris 

New Year 2017 - Studio File
New Year 2017 - PDF

21 Dec 2016

Cat Cafe and Manchester Christmas Markets

As I mentioned in a previous blog we went to Cat Cafe in Manchester yesterday, my mum, my nan, my sister and myself all went for our Christmas Party. If you don't know what the Cat Cafe is it is literally a cafe where you can cuddle Cats, while you enjoy a latte. After Cat Cafe wee took a walk round the Christmas Markets and I picked up some really good stuff plus I went into Lush and picked up some bath bombs.

Left To Right: Me, Mum, Nan, and My Sister 

I took some photos inside Cat Cafe, when you go in the staff brief you on the rule then you can decided is you want to wear shoe covers or take your shoes off, we all chose shoe covers. 

I had a Caramel Latte and Salted Caramel Fudge Cake. The Drink are included in the booking fee which is £12 for 1 Hour any food is extra. 

Here's some cute Kitty Photos!

After the Cat Cafe we went over to the Christmas Markets and Lush, (I will do a haul in a separate Blog so its not to long.) 


My Sister and I

It was the last day of the Christmas Markets yesterday for another year but if your in Manchester and your a Cat lover, Cat Cafe is worth a visit!!

D'Atra Paris

19 Dec 2016

Free Planner Printable - Print And Cut Stickers

Today I have another freebie for you guys, I created this with shop owners in mind, but if you buy stickers or need to package and post something regularlly then this will be perfect for you too, I have included the links to both the Silhouette Studio Cut File and The PDF at the bottom of the post. Enjoy. 

If you use any of my printables please tag me on Instagram @datraparis, Or if you have any suggestions for more printable freebies please let me know.  

Please Read:

  • D'Atra Paris printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
  • You may not re-sell or redistribute.
  • If my printables violate any copyright laws, please let me know and I will remove them immediately.
  • All the images I have used are from pixabay.com.

D'Atra Paris 

Print And Cut - PDF
Print And Cut - Studio

18 Dec 2016

Christmas Tag 2016

I have a fun blog for you today, the Christmas 2016 Tag, Feel free to do the Christmas Tag on your Blog!

Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?

Christmas Eve, I love Christmas Eve, my whole family usually go out for dinner and a few drinks, this year we are doing something different and spending it with my boyfriends family, we have been invited to a street party which will hopefully be really fun.

What is your favourite Christmas movie?

I did a blog post a few days ago about my favourite Christmas movies, my favourite is December Bride. Click here if you would like to see the rest. 

Favourite festive food?

I am not a lover of Christmas food, its a bit to rich for me but my mum cooks Christmas dinner and she make the most amazing Cauliflower Cheese which she only makes at Christmas so that would have to be my favourite festive food.  

Favourite Christmas Scent?

This is an easy question; Yankee's Christmas Garland candle, I buy it every year and it smells so good, I just discovered another one this year Red Apple that has to be a close second, I have it burning as I'm writing this post. 

Christmas Eve Traditions?

I touched on this in the first question, I spend time with my family late afternoon and then when my boyfriend and I get home we open one present each and snuggle to watch a Christmas film. 

What tops your tree?

I have two trees in my house, one in my living room which is topped by a glittery red star and one in my sewing room which is topped with a purple glittery star. (I will do a post showing all my Christmas decorations) 

As a kid, what extravagant thing did you always ask for but never receive?

As a kid I always wanted a Cat and my dad doesn't like animals so I never received one. However, as so as I finished University and got my own place I got a cat, My little boy Philip (aka Brown Bear) then when my boyfriend and I moved in together we got another cat Thomas (aka Tickle Pickle) and in may this year we got another little kitty, Jasper (aka Rasper Dasper).  

What do you wear on Christmas Day?

I wear my Christmas jumper, I bought it last year its grey and says "I've been as good as gold" i pair that with my leather skirt and a pair of tights. 

Is Christmas a small group or everyone you can get around the table?

It changes every year, my Mum and Dad aren't together so we have Christmas breakfast with my Dad in the morning and then go to my Mum and Pete's for Dinner, Pete has three children who go to their mums one year and Pete's the next. This year his kids will be there so there will be 11 of us in total, so it will be a squeeze i just had to give my mum my table so she has extra room. 

What is the best part about Christmas for you?

Christmas Day is really stressful for me so my favourite part is when my boyfriend and I get home and snuggle up with the kitties and watch a film and have some Mulled Wine. 

Whatever you do for Christmas I hope you have a really good one, like I said feel free to do the tag yourself and link your post in the comment so I can read yours.  

D'Atra Paris

16 Dec 2016

My Favourite Etsy Sticker Shops

As you know I'm in love with Planner Stickers, I have just launched a range of Planner stickers myself in my shop, but today I thought i'd share my favourite Etsy shop's. 

Happy Cutie Studio

Juicy Planner 

She has amazing stickers, I placed my first order with her on Black Friday and I received it a couple days ago, the quality is great, the colours are so bright and vivid. 

You can visit her shop here: Juicy Planner

Happy Cutie Studio 

I have posted a blog post with a haul from her shop, they are great quality and a great price, she always has an offer on. 

You can visit her shop here: Happy Cutie Studio 

Printable Files

If printables are more your thing, then Printable Files is a great shop for you, she has some great designs and she makes custom orders if your looking for something specific. 

You can visit her shop here: Printable Files

Handmade Heywood 

If any of you are interested in trying my planner stickers. 

You can visit my shop here: Handmade Heywood

D'Atra Paris

14 Dec 2016

Product Of The Month: Make Up Brush Bags

This months product of the month is my new Make Up Brush Bags, You can stand your brushes in the pockets round the the outside and then store your make up in the middle. the handle enables you to carry your make up round to a different room or if your travelling. 

Leopard and Lilac

Floral and Pink

Owl and Pink 

If you would like to get a better look the pictures are linked back to my shop, they range in price is £15 to £17. 

D'Atra Paris

12 Dec 2016

My Favourite Christmas Movies

It's not Christmas for me unless I spend most of December binge watching Christmas Films! Here is my list of my favourite Christmas films, what's your favourite Christmas Film? leave it in the comments below and if I haven't seen it I can watch it. 

December Bride (Check it out here)

Jack Frost (Check it out here)

Hats Of For Christmas (Check it out here)

Christmas Secret (Check it out here)

Christmas With The Kranks (Check It Out Here)

Elf (Check It Out Here)

The Christmas Ornament (Check It Out Here)

Home Alone (Check It Out Here)

Christmas Belle (Check It Out Here)

All About Christmas Eve (Check It Out Here)

Fir Crazy (Check It Out Here)

Nine Lives Of Christmas (Check It Out Here)

D'Atra Paris

11 Dec 2016

Winter Bucket List

On Friday I posted a blog about my favourite things about Winter, so today I have put together my winter bucket list Which is all the things I want to do this winter, I did an Autumn bucket list and it was really helpful when I was at a loose end I looked back to it and did something I have listed. 

1. Make Mulled Wine
2. Make Homemade Soup
3. Buy a Fire Place
4. See My Family at Christmas
5. Create a Healthy Habit
6. Make a Snowman 
7. Get my garden ready for Spring
8. Re Decorate Bedroom
9. New Window blinds and carpet upstairs 
10. Buy a Nutri Bullet  

If you have a Bucket List Link it in the comments below. 

D'Atra Paris

9 Dec 2016

My Favourite Things About Winter

Winter is upon us so i have put together a list of my favourite things about winter. I would love to hear your favourite things leave them in the comments below. 

1. Snow and the cold weather has to be my number one, most people love the summer but i love the cold weather,  snuggling up and getting out all my favourite blankets out.

2. Along with my blankets, I get to dig out my Scarfs and my winter boots.

3. I love all the Festive Activities, such as Christmas markets, a new cafe has recently opened in Manchester 'Cat Cafe' where you can have Tea and Coffee while cuddling cats, we have a table booked there for our Family Christmas party which is really exciting. 

4. The food I love winter food, Soups, Stews and Pies not very good for the waist line but so delicious.

5. Finally, cosy nights in with the boyfriend, some festive films, good food and a warm house. You can't beat it. 

D'Atra Paris

7 Dec 2016

Planner Sticker Haul

I have another Sticker haul today, I found this seller on eBay (I don't know her name) she has some beautiful stickers and they are really good value. They range from £1.50 to £1.80 per sheet. 
You can check her stickers out for your self here.

She also has some great Christmas stickers in and if you live in the UK they arrive 2 days after you order so you will have them in time. 

D'Atra Paris

5 Dec 2016

Heart Envelopes - Planner Stickers - Free Printables

Another free printable for you, as its so close to Christmas many of you will be writing and receiving cards so I designed there's envelopes so you can write what task your doing on them. Then can also be used to track Happy Mail or even emails. Feel free to download the Free Printable and share with your friends, please don't sell them.  

Click Here For Free Printable 

I have a Large Happy Planner but they will also fit in any other planner that you may have. 

Let me know what you think 
D'Atra Paris 

4 Dec 2016

Big Happy Planner - Heart Checklists - Free Printable Planner Stickers

Here its is, my first printable, I have designed these for the Large Happy Planner 'Stay Golden' in Purples and Pinks. Feel free to print these off and use them in your planner, I just ask that you don't sell them, feel free to share it with your friends. 

Click here to download the Free Printable. 

Here's how it looks in my planner, just add a header and its a perfect place to write your To Do's.

Let me know what you think!

D'Atra Paris

2 Dec 2016

Gift Ideas For Her - Christmas 2016

My last post was gift ideas for your Secret Santa today's is for gift ideas for Her. This is always an easy and fun post to write because it doubles as my wish list. I have included items to suit every budget, keep an eye out for sales and coupons you might even be able to find items cheaper than i have listed. 

Gifts For £5

1. Stocking Fillers - These are a great way to add to a gift you have already purchased. (box of chocolates, wine, flowers)

2. Purse - I sell these in my shop in a number of styles and colours. 

Gifts For £10+

1. Make Up Brush Holder - I sell these in my shop they are a new product I designed, perfect for any lady that is a make up user or lover.  

2. Make Up Brushes - I have bought these for some of my family members, I tried them out for myself first and I love them I would really recommend them. 

Gifts For £20+

1. Pandora - I love Pandora and you could buy a bracelet and a charm and build upon it over the years and special occasions. 

2. Planner - As you all know I am obsessed with my planner and i think it would make a great gift. There's loads to choose from to fit any budget. I have the Large Happy Planner.

3. Watch - Watches is something that I don't like to buy myself so I love it when someone buys them for me. 

The next blog will be gifts for him. 

D'Atra Paris 

30 Nov 2016

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Christmas is fast approaching and I have lots of helpful Blogs coming your way with tips and tricks on how to be prepared for the holiday season. Today's Blog is gift ideas for Secret Santa. Secret Santa is when you buy someone a give and your receive one but you have no idea who its from, Secret Santa is a great way if your on a budget as you will only need to buy for the person you have been assigned and everyone who takes part will receive a gift. Usually there is a set or rules and a budget which you all agree on. 

£5 Budget 

1. Wine and Chocolates (Simple But Effective)

3. A personalized mug (For the office)

4. Bake them your signature cake or cookies 
(Make sure they wont be out of date by the time they get to eat them) 

5. Make them something, whether it be baking them a treat or knitting them a hat.

£10 Budget

1. Scarf (Bought or Handmade)

2. Candle (Zoella - Lazy Days)

3. Adult coloring book and some pens (Check Out These)

4. A book or an e-book they have been wanting to read, or you have read that you know they will like. 

£15+ Budget 

1. Gift Card (Buy to suit your chosen person)

2. If your close to the person take them out to lunch on you. 

3. A Gift Set from Lush.

I hope this gives you some ideas for your Secret Santa 

D'Atra Paris

28 Nov 2016

Sewing A To Z - YZ

Y - Yard

A Yard, like a Meter is how fabric is measured, I don't work in Yards so i use a conversion chart on Google to change Yards to Meters. You may work better in Yards its just what you feel comfortable. When your out shopping for fabric just bear the conversion in mind so you get what you need.

Z - Zip

A Zip like a Button and a Press Stud can be used as an embellishment detail or a closure.
There's 2 main types of zip, Invisible and the regular zip 'Visible'. If your pattern require an invisible zip you will need to buy a special foot for your machine. 'Visible' zips are great for Pencil Cases, Cushion Covers.

That's the end of my Sewing Dictionary series, I hope you find it helpful and It helps you on your Sewing Journey. 

D'Atra Paris 

25 Nov 2016

Sewing A To Z - VWX

V - Velcro

Velcro is really useful and easy fit, it's a great fastening and can be used to attach details or make children's activity crafts.

W - Wonder Web

Wonder Web can have lots of different uses and is widely available, I use it to hold things in place while is sew them, such as applique so much cheaper than buying applique paper and it comes off in the wash. its  great as temporary way to hem pants and skirts if your in a rush.

X - Extras 

Don't forget you Extras, Stitch Rippers, Scissors, Sewing Box, and Pins.

The last post will be up on Monday.

D'Atra Paris

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