WIN £50 to spend at Paper Themes

I am not the most organised of people but I make up for it by being pretty organised.

That sounds weird right?

Let me explain what I mean. One thing I am hopeless at is remembering birthdays. I know this about myself though, so at home keep a big box of cards and wrapping paper and small gifts so that when (normally if) I remember the night before that I’ve forgotten a friend’s birthday I can rummage in my box of goodies. Tada!

It even makes more sense financially as you can bulk buy when things are on offer. Goodness me, how annoyingly efficient I am.

Bespoke stationery

In fact, I decided today that I am definitely going to be doing a bit of bulk buying from Paper Themes, a gorgeous website that sells masses of different cards, gift wrap, personalised stationary and wedding favours. Any website with the word ‘stationery’ in the title doesn’t even have to try for my custom.

Sadly, I am not allowed to enter my own competition, but if you fancy a bit of gift card bulk buying or are planning a wedding then please do enter now with the little widget below and you could win fifty whole pounds to spend on gorgeous things for your emergency forgetfulness box.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Competition closes July 23rd 2013



  1. 28 June, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    Aw, I LOVE stationery. A self-confessed stationery addict right here!

    I have a habit of buying ‘the perfect card’ for somebody, filing it away safely… then completely forgetting and buying another.

    Is there a stationery / card / organiser / must-not-forgetter thing-a-me-bob?

  2. Tracy Nixon
    28 June, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    I always forget to put the wheely bin out the night before! The van comes at 6.30am so I am often rushing out in my slippers and gown to put it out! The refuse collectors just laugh!

  3. 28 June, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    I have a nasty habit of forgetting I’ve left a load of washing in the machine. Find it a couple of days later when it’s not so fresh smelling any more & I’ve completely run out of undies.

  4. Simon Howes
    28 June, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    In our household we always seem to have birthday sneak up on us. To help we bought a nifty book that has 12 pages with pockets in them. On each page you write the birthdays for the month and then as and when you find cards that suit that person you slip them in the pocket! Now we just need to remember to use the book….

  5. 28 June, 2013 / 2:49 pm

    lol i forget my shopping list also i have a bad habit of forgetting its wear your own clothes to school day and my eldest turns up in his uniform… bad mum, done it more thank once :$

  6. 28 June, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    I always forget about my coffee and find it luke warm hours later by the garden bench.

    • 28 June, 2013 / 3:06 pm

      or stone cold that should be!

  7. emma speers
    28 June, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    I also forgot birthdays too… in fact anything to do with appointments, and with 3 children, 2 with ongoing hospital appointments, this can really be a problem!! I now have a stack of papers on a magnet on the fridge, in order of date, it seems to be helping the apoointments, but not the birthdays lol. It is a running joke, and family members with children have been instructed to let me know a wk before, and although they think this is rude I insist on it!! This prize would be fab, as not only could I get a diary, something I always say Ill get every year, my daughter has a slight obsession with stationary (I say slight, she got into trouble this wk cos her desk had 4 large pencil cases on and no room for her to do work so shes only allowed to take 1 now, oops!)

  8. 28 June, 2013 / 4:51 pm

    I love paper. No, really, I honestly do. My favourite card in my card box (yep – got a card box) just says ‘correspondence’ on it – too cool :)

  9. 28 June, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    Oh dear – always guilty of forgetting wrapping paper. I either end up at One Stop at 10.30pm the night before or have to wrap birthday presents in inappropriate wrap (occasionally with Snowmen and Santas on it). I wish I were someone ‘crafty’ who can make wrap out of tin foil or old newspaper but hey – if we were all good at that Pinterest would crash.

  10. 28 June, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    I forget what I went into a room for

  11. 28 June, 2013 / 6:30 pm

    I forget everything! Usually forget things that my son needs for school! Whoops!

  12. 28 June, 2013 / 7:15 pm

    I’m always forgetting if I’ve locked the front door. I usually have to get back out the car and check it’s locked

  13. 28 June, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    I love love love stationery, such a good idea to do a big bulk buy and this stuff looks gorgeous.

  14. Linda Thorn
    29 June, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    I have gone out a couple of times and locked the doors but left my wide patio door open

  15. 29 June, 2013 / 12:32 pm

    I’m always forgetting my work keys which means that I can’t get into the building (magnetic fob is on the keyring), open my desk drawer or any of the filing cabinets.

  16. sharma gaskill
    29 June, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    My phone, when trying to get all 4 children ready to go out i always forget my phone.

  17. L Bunning
    29 June, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    Birthdays have always slipped my mind, I even write them on the calendar then forget to check!

  18. stacey hutchins
    29 June, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    I always forgetting small little thins so I always writing this down and putting in my I phone I always forget at least one birthday I feel so terrible but thank to my I phone I put in my phone now

    29 June, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    birthdays & names!

  20. cherie shaw
    29 June, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    I’m always forgetting where i’ve left my mobile phone.

  21. andrea lloyd
    29 June, 2013 / 5:18 pm

    forgetting house or car keys

  22. Honora Livesey
    29 June, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    I always forget keys, terrible habit!!

  23. 29 June, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Everything now that I’ve had a baby. It’s true – you do get more forgetful! But I’m utterly rubbish at remembering birthdays!

  24. 29 June, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    Today it was most definitely sun lotion, but actually, I forget anything that’s not written down.

  25. Cath
    29 June, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    I always forget whether I have locked the front door, so much so my children watch and now tell me that I have when I am about to get out of the car and check!

  26. 29 June, 2013 / 7:29 pm

    im just really last minute with everything!!

  27. 29 June, 2013 / 7:42 pm

    I always forget to put the right bins out on refuge day.

  28. Heather Haigh
    29 June, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    Where I put things, especially my glassed, which often turn out to be on my head.

  29. maria molly taylor
    29 June, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    my stepdads birthday tut tut

  30. Kirsty Fox
    29 June, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    I always forget to shut the fridge door!

  31. Tammy Tudor
    29 June, 2013 / 11:15 pm

    Where i left my keys! :)

  32. Gary Topley
    29 June, 2013 / 11:31 pm

    I always forget my phone x

  33. Susan El Carter
    29 June, 2013 / 11:35 pm

    I remember to put card sending related dates in my 2 (yep 2) diries and I still forget to nd until last minute or belated as I forget to read the diary. ( Think menopause meets chemo- brain)

  34. Dawn Wilkinson
    29 June, 2013 / 11:58 pm

    Shopping lists and so always forget the thing that has totally run out and really need.

  35. sophie
    30 June, 2013 / 12:16 am

    love it :)

  36. Alison
    30 June, 2013 / 1:13 am

    I always forget to buy wrapping paper for gifts, I always end up in a mad last minute dash to get some.

  37. Karen Barrett
    30 June, 2013 / 5:12 am

    I forget to give cards to my family when they are visiting other family members abroad, I could save myself a fortune on postage.

  38. wayne
    30 June, 2013 / 6:50 am

    I always forget dentist appointments

  39. Holly Smith
    30 June, 2013 / 6:52 am

    Fantastic Prize! Liked and Shared with my facebook friends x

  40. sue h
    30 June, 2013 / 7:34 am

    I forget to take my shopping lists when shopping!

  41. angela sandhu
    30 June, 2013 / 9:21 am

    I always forget to sign my son’s letters from school!

  42. Claire Butler
    30 June, 2013 / 10:37 am

    to buy mothers day cards for my son to give to his Nan’s

  43. Beky Austerberry
    30 June, 2013 / 10:49 am

    I always forget to take my shopping list with me when I pop to the shops. I also forget the date my library books due in so end up paying loads of late fees.

  44. sophie spiby
    30 June, 2013 / 11:43 am

    To put the bin out.

  45. laura banks
    30 June, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    i always forget i’ve put washing in the tumble drier

  46. Jill Webb
    30 June, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    the question by the time I had scrolled down !!
    some times what I went into the room for

  47. hannah welsh
    30 June, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    I always forget the fajita mix so end up getting takeaway!

  48. 30 June, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    My pin number…


  49. 30 June, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    Ah, so this is how organised people run their lives… Have only just come round to the ‘present cupboard’ idea. Why did nobody fill me in before?!

  50. Ali Thorpe
    30 June, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    I forget the one particular thing I went to the shop for!

  51. 30 June, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    I always forget to add sugar to my hubbys coffee

  52. Katie
    30 June, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    I forget everything unless I write it down!!

  53. 30 June, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    I always forget birthdays. I have cards ready, luckily – but I always forget. Especially when people don’t put them on Facebook which is my last line of not-forgetting. The shame.

  54. esther james
    30 June, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    my mobile number, and most things!

  55. stephanie tsang
    30 June, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    I always forget my keys!

  56. Andy D
    1 July, 2013 / 2:59 am

    Forget my wallet

  57. Sylvia Witham
    1 July, 2013 / 7:33 am

    I often go upstairs for something and when I get there I can’t remember what I went up for

  58. Hannah Ellis
    1 July, 2013 / 1:09 pm

    I often forget what I am talking about!

  59. foz
    1 July, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    I always forget items from my shopping list!

  60. Eleanor
    1 July, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    Shopping list or my lunch for work!!

  61. 2 July, 2013 / 9:04 am

    My in-laws birthdays. I am not sure why it’s my responsibility, since my husband is a proper grown up and everything, yet it’s always my fault when he’s rushing around like a blue arsed fly at the last minute. After 14 years together I no longer buy the presents, I figure the extent of my duty is just to remind him at some point before the day.

  62. 2 July, 2013 / 9:39 am

    Everything. I forget everything. I have a head entirely filled with fluff :-(

  63. michelle hall
    2 July, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    i always forget where i’ve placed my mobile phone and end up having a mini heart attack!

  64. Tabby
    2 July, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    I forget everything since I had a baby! Er…what was the question again…?!lol

  65. Faye Huntington
    2 July, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    I always forget to buy congratulations cards!! This would be a massive thrill to win! With love, Faye xx

  66. 2 July, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    My Father in laws birthday!

  67. 2 July, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    I have a bad habit of buying people birthday cards in advance, writing them up and then forgetting to give them!! I have a whole pile in the bottom of my welsh dresser. That goes for thank you cards too, I think I’ve still got some from our wedding six years ago!

  68. Caroline H
    2 July, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    I always forget my supermarket reusable bags – until I get about 5 mins away from the house, so I’m always trawling back for them.

  69. Jean Vaughan
    2 July, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    I always forget where I’ve put my glasses and I really need glasses to find them!!

  70. Tina Holmes
    3 July, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    Sugar lol

  71. Linda Hobbis
    4 July, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    I always forget where I’ve put my car keys. Or go looking for my glasses – when they’re on the top of my head!

  72. Anne Wallwin
    4 July, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    a safe place – you know something important arrives and you put it in a safe place never to be seen again!

  73. Solange
    4 July, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    Birthdays and anniversaries

  74. Sarah Addison
    4 July, 2013 / 11:51 pm

    I always forget how to spell my husbands middle name. I can never remember whether it is Anthony or Antony

  75. Sarah
    5 July, 2013 / 10:16 am

    I, without fail, always forget the one thing I go into the supermarket for!
    Always, always. I go in for toilet roll. Come out worth everything but toilet roll!

    I love paperthemes and their wedding stationery is fab, would be perfect for my wedding next year ;) x

  76. Lucy Mayer
    5 July, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    I always forget to drink my cup of tea in the morning… after finding it and reheating it three or four times during the day, I finally give up and throw it away, untouched… *sigh*

  77. Frances hopkins
    5 July, 2013 / 8:00 pm


  78. Lorna Peppiatt
    6 July, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    I always forget to fill the car with petrol until I’m in the red, I pass the petrol station every day but mind just seems to wander….

  79. Amy Ripley
    6 July, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    I’ve got a habit of forgetting I’ve made cups of tea!

  80. Liz
    7 July, 2013 / 10:41 am

    Gosh, I love stationery almost as much as I hate rafflecopter

  81. 7 July, 2013 / 10:52 am

    I always, always forget to post things! I’ll usually remember to buy/make a chard and write it bit then I always forget to post it in time!!

  82. sue walsh
    7 July, 2013 / 11:40 am

    i don,t really forget anything…but I love Stationary & writing….kept it up since schooldays & still have so many penpals worldwide..even met a few:)
    you can,t beat a good old fashioned letter or a pretty card dropping through the postbox:)

  83. Mickie Bull
    7 July, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    I forget my keys, but only at work, and normally when I’ve walked the 15 minutes to where my car is parked

  84. Katherine L
    8 July, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    I always forget my niece and nephew’s birthdays … I’m a horrible Aunt!

  85. princesspamma
    9 July, 2013 / 5:37 am

    Is there a support group for stationary addicts? If so i definitely need it cos im hooked!!

  86. 9 July, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    It would be shorter to list the things I don’t forget!!

  87. Jenna Keller
    10 July, 2013 / 6:29 am

    I always forget where I have put my phone!

    10 July, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    Appointments – my memory is attrocious! :(

  89. Lelia Valois
    11 July, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    What always happens:
    ‘I’ll just put it in a safe place so I don’t lose it.’
    *Forgets where the safe place is*

  90. 11 July, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    I always, always mean to set myself up with a box of cards, so that I have something to grab at the last minute…sadly, still not organised for that :P One of these days!

  91. Carie
    11 July, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    I always seem to forget to send my Christmas cards on time – I think I should just write happy new year instead!

  92. Danielle Graves
    12 July, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    my age! ever since having my little boy 9 months ago i struggle to remember mine and my partners ages and often count it out on my fingers!

  93. Hayley Fountain
    13 July, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    i forget what ive forgotton x great giveaway, i lovvvve stationery x

  94. Jen English
    14 July, 2013 / 9:12 am

    I’m paranoid about forgetting to do my hair before I go out in the mornings. I’m also prone to forgetting to change out of my slippers :o/ I occasionally get to the car and realise I’ve not done one or the other!

  95. Mia Thurlow
    14 July, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    I usually forget the one thing that I spend the morning reminding myself I must take with me when I leave the house. I’ll get home and said item will still be on the stairs where I left it “so I wouldn’t forget it”!!

  96. Ruth Grover
    16 July, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    My phone….I wish I had a £1 for everytime I have to come back into the house to get it before going out.

  97. jen louise jackson
    17 July, 2013 / 11:02 am

    I forget my luch nearly everyday and have to go back for it!

  98. 17 July, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    I forget my work fob ALL the time! I think my work colleagues are getting annoyed now! haha

    Helen xx

  99. Julie Reed
    17 July, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    My head at the moment! To much going on with end of school normally I’m not to bad at remembering

  100. Vita
    17 July, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    It might be easier to say what I don’t forget! I’m terribly forgetful! I think the worst thing I do is forget to buy the milk when I go shopping! :)

  101. 18 July, 2013 / 5:55 am

    Putting the breadmaker on – it can’t go on till 13 hours before.

  102. 19 July, 2013 / 9:38 pm

    I always forget to buy the present in advance rather than last minute, and usually forget to send a card on time despite writing it out days before so I don’t forget!! x

  103. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    20 July, 2013 / 2:22 am

    I always forget where my keys are,
    I forget why I’ve gone to the shops,
    I’ll buy things like Pizza and fruit
    when all I wanted was a bottle of pop,
    I forget what I went in the fridge for,
    I’ll forget why I went up the stairs,
    I’ll ask all my family ‘What am I doing?’
    And all I get is confuddled stares!
    I’ll blame all my kids for my memory,
    I’m sure that I’ve lost some brain cells,
    I’m sure I would blame them for more stuff than this,
    but I’ve forgotten all that stuff as well!

  104. 20 July, 2013 / 9:43 am

    I always forget my blog post schedule! I always need it and then, uh oh. What post is meant to be next?

  105. JulieCook
    20 July, 2013 / 9:46 am

    Usually what I went upstairs for….

  106. 20 July, 2013 / 10:01 am

    I’m a list person. As long as I have a tick list to deal with I’m motivated and focussed!

  107. Lucy Gameson
    20 July, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    Wedding Anniversaries. I never ever remember them!

  108. Jamie
    20 July, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    I know there is something but can’t remember LOL ;)

    I start Job app ALL the time but forget to finish them off :(

  109. Paula fazekas
    20 July, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    I’m forever forgetting to take my breakfast to work!

  110. 20 July, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    I usually forget what I’m supposed to be doing and end up doing something else entirely.

  111. Claire Appleton
    21 July, 2013 / 7:32 am

    I always forget where I’ve left my mobile phone!

  112. Diane Carey
    21 July, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Gift bags. It’s happened to me twice lately. The only ones I had were either the wrong size or Christmas ones

  113. 21 July, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    I always forget where I have left my keys

  114. Alice Hindley
    21 July, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    I always forget my shopping list that I wrote so that I wouldn’t forget anything!

  115. sally rees
    21 July, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    I always forget my keys!

  116. 21 July, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    To put the damn bin out. Collection used to be 11.30 and now it’s 07.30!

  117. Hannah Whitling
    21 July, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I forget everything, to make important calls get something in the post, going to Dr appointments, getting a wash on, to tell something to someone, to get the dogs meat out the freezer to defrost to save having to use the microwave, what I went into a room for, and umpteen things I cant remember that I forget!!!

  118. Tina Lawton
    22 July, 2013 / 7:53 am

    I often spend hours sat on the doorstep waiting for my other half to get home because I’m always forgetting my keys!

  119. Jayne B
    22 July, 2013 / 10:15 am

    I’m guilty of forgetting birthdays

  120. sallyann Johnston
    22 July, 2013 / 11:00 am

    I always forget whether its green bin day or blue bin! I have to wait and see what everyone else puts out in the mornings first!

  121. melanie stirling
    22 July, 2013 / 11:30 am

    I always forget appointment times and have to phone and find out when they are.

  122. Gemma Poulding
    22 July, 2013 / 11:56 am

    The shopping list

  123. Karen R
    22 July, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    I never rememeber to buy children’s birthday presents for my children to take to parties. Several times, I’ve had to drop them off at the party then drive to buy a present, wrap it and take it with me when I pick them up!

  124. James S
    22 July, 2013 / 4:43 pm

    Train times – even though the local leaves twice an hour at the same time and always has…

  125. rachael jones
    22 July, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    i always forget to put the bins out !

  126. Wendy Tolhurst
    22 July, 2013 / 7:25 pm

    I always forget the date of my mother-in-law’s birthday – I know one day is her birthday and the next her wedding anniversary (or the other way round) but always end up forgetting!

  127. Joanne
    22 July, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    I always forget whether it is the recycling or normal bin to go out and have to check the Council website every Tuesday

  128. Gemma Clark
    22 July, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    i always forget that ive left the key in door after ive unlocked it, so i sit there doing my own thing till the hubby comes in and tells me the keys on the other side of the door. ooops

  129. Jane Middleton
    22 July, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    I forget birthdays all the time.

  130. Sarah Parker
    22 July, 2013 / 8:55 pm

    birthday :)

    22 July, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    Usually birthdays.

  132. jayne underwood
    22 July, 2013 / 10:02 pm

    I’ve got a terrible memory. If I go shopping, I always forget something. I make a list but often forget to take it :/

  133. Valerie Kaseram
    22 July, 2013 / 10:23 pm

    I always forget where I put my mobile!

  134. Diana
    22 July, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    I always forget my keys :(

  135. Antonia Rookley
    22 July, 2013 / 10:38 pm

    Bin day – I am crap at bin day!

  136. Dee
    22 July, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    I always forget to put the bins out on the right day. x

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