Notebook Features and FAQs

Product Features

Key features of Notebooks

All our notebooks have super-thick paper and lie flat. They are all hand-stamped in our journal in Oxfordshire. Our linen-covered notebooks have:

  • thick, smooth FSC paper (160gsm) which does not bleed or ghost
  • 5mm dot-grid or 7mm lines
  • 160 pages (80 sheets) in all our journals except Club Sandwich Notebooks which have 144
  • matching elastic band and ribbon
  • a handy envelope at back for papers and stickers etc

    How do you ensure products are high quality?

    We want our customers to be very happy with our products.  Our notebooks are hand-stamped by us and so we check every notebook before it is posted.

    We only sell very high-quality pens from the best manufacturers and high quality washi-tape so we are confident you will be happy with those.

    If you have any comments or questions please get in touch.

    Who designed your images?

    Eva designed the Star and Lightbulb. The other images were all drawn by a local artist friend of ours, Anne Wilson, who is a successful book illustrator. 

    Will watercolours work on your paper?

    Yes. Watercolours work well on our paper.  We recently had excellent feedback from a customer who loves to work with watercolours and she was very happy with the results.

    What pens can we use with your notebooks?

    All the pens we sell work well on our notebooks and will not ghost or bleed (as our paper is 160 or 170 gsm).  Fountain pens can also be used. Some alcohol-based pens may bleed but not all. Any questions about specific pens, please get in touch and we will try to help.

    Shipping Questions

    Is your packaging environmentally friendly?

    Our journals are posted in cardboard boxes which are 100% recyclable and made from cardboard which has the highest recycling rates of any packaging in the UK. On average, our packaging comes from a supplier which uses 76% of recycled materials and they are 100% recyclable.  The ‘recycling loop’ is so efficient that used boxes can be recycled, remade and reused in just two weeks.

    We wrap each journal, once stamped, in paper which is fully recyclable.

    How quickly do you send out orders?

    We usually stamp notebook and post out within 1-4 business days.

    How long does delivery take?

    We use the UK Post Office, so UK first class post should arrive within one working day, but sometimes takes longer and UK second class within two to three working days, but again can take longer.

    International deliveries are difficult to estimate, but European deliveries should arrive within a week.

    Questions about Orders

    Can I cancel an order once placed?

    As we dispatch orders quickly, this may not be possible. Contact us on if you change your mind after ordering and we will see what we can do. 

    Can I return items?

    Our notebooks are all customised so it is not possible to cancel notebook orders unless done quickly before they have been stamped.

    As for other supplies, we will accept returns of Washi tape, if returned unopened in original packaging and pens if they are in packaging which has not been opened. Please note that many of our pens are sold individually and we cannot accept returns of these. You must pay the cost of returning items.