Monday, 30 March 2020

April inspiration: bullet journaling with Sakura Moonlight Gelly Roll pens in my Sakura black sketch/note book

Even though times are a little strange at the moment, one thing I have been trying to do is stick to as many of my normal routines as possible. One thing I do the last week of every month is start planning for the following month. I love to create bullet journal pages as I find it makes organising myself a lot easier. Main reason: because I choose the layout, I remember my tasks, events etc.

April's bullet journal has been inspired by the wonderful song/poem "Little April Shower" ...

... AND as a complete "NEW" for me, I have completed the pages in my Sakura black Sketch/Note book.


As mentioned, I have used the song/poem "Little April Shower" as my inspiration for the monthly overview design. Using Polkadoodles Great Outdoors stencil, I created my design with Sakura bright white gelly roll pens in 05 (fine 0.3mm) & 10 (bold 0.5mm).

I'm using my Sakura Sketch/note book with black pages (21cm x 13cm) which is a NEW for me as I normally bullet journal in my other Sakura sketch/note book which has light cream coloured pages.

After finishing my design, the fun part begins, colouring. Grabbing my Sakura Moonlight (fluorescent) pens, I began adding extra detail & much needed colour. I think I might have gone a wee bit over board. The benefit of making your own monthly bullet, is that it is meant to work for you, so you add as much or as little as you want.


After completing my monthly overview, I begin my weekly overviews. This is where I can "hone down" the tasks, events, reminders, schedules I want for that week.

I'm still sticking to the same theme "Little April Shower" and using a MamaMakes "Boxes & Days" stencil, I have created my daily task areas.

I'm also still using the Polkadoodles Great Outdoors stencil for my decoration but have also added my own doodling too.

This week is not quite finished yet as I'm in my famous "faffing" stage but not far off.


To see everything Sakura, pop over to the Royal Talens page HERE. Alternatively, click on the photos below.

                         Gelly Roll Pens                                           Sakura paper products
 Sakura Gelly Roll pens    

Do you bullet journal? If you do, what inspires your pages? Please link me to any inspirational sites that would be worth following. I adore seeing how we each personalise our pages to our needs etc.


Before I go, please mark down in your diaries the following date - WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL 2020. There will be two Sakura shows on Hochanda on 8th April 2020 at 7am & 10am (GMT). In the shows, one of the items we will be focusing on the Sakura Sketch/Note books ... a bit of crafty advance gossip ...!

Here are the different ways you can tune in to Hochanda:

FREEVIEW channel 85          SKY channel 673            FREESAT 817

Via Apple App (for Apple devices)                     Via Android app (download from Google store)

ROKU TV stick                     Amazon Fire TV stick         website

Thank you popping by today & hope to see you again soon.

Stay safe, be kind & look after yourselves,

x x x


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Alison Horne said...

Hi Lou. Love the bullet journal on black.Wish I had the self discipline to bullet journal. So glad you are doing another sakura show. I loved the last ones and bought all the pens and journals(shhh) so look forward to more inspiration.

Sarah Jane knipe said...

I follow Helen Colebrook from journal with purpose. Lou Collins had some of her stuff on her first hochanda show. Everyday journaling xx lots of love

amnse said...

Great ideas Lou.
I have some of the same materials so perhaps I may have a go for the month of April-thanks for the inspiration!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great idea Lou looks beautiful
Gr Karin

Jane Savage said...

Just awesome!! x