The Paper Kind

Creative living.

  • My Pen Addiction

    My Pen Addiction

    I am a total pen snob. If you walked into a stationery shop I would be the person trying every single pen till I found one I liked. I have loved some pens so much that I have actually mourned them when they broke or ran out. And now that you know I’m a total…

  • On the Origin of BluChickenNinja

    On the Origin of BluChickenNinja

    I’ve always thought that my username was far too silly to write about. To be honest it is the result of a joke among a few of my high school friends and six years later I still can’t get over it. But I’ve had so many people ask about it and what it means that…

  • A Day In My Life With Chronic Illness

    A Day In My Life With Chronic Illness

    I decided to do something a little different today. As I’m sure many of you know, I have a chronic illness. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which makes daily life extremely difficult. So today I thought I would share a typical day in my life. I took a photo of everything I did during the…

  • On Negativity

    On Negativity

    There is a person I want to talk about. I sort of look up to them in a way. It was because of this person talking about their medical issues that I realised what I was experiencing was not just the after effects of anaesthetics and could possibly be caused by something else. We were…

  • Looking Back On 2014

    Looking Back On 2014

    At the end of last year I looked back at life stuff and posts from 2013 and I have decided to do that again this year. Also, I can’t be the only one who is amazed that its going to be 2015 in 3 weeks. It doesn’t feel like January was a whole 12 months…

  • My Favourite Books of 2014

    My Favourite Books of 2014

    It that time of year again where I write about the books I’ve been reading. I know there is still 3 weeks left in the year which is lots of time for more reading. But I have decided to post my favourite books of 2014 now. Note: these are just my favourite books out of…

  • The Forever Watch by David Ramirez

    The Forever Watch by David Ramirez

    Rating: 4 / 5 stars Format: Paperback book Published: 4th December 2014 Book Depository | Goodreads SUMMARY The Forever Watch is set on the generational ship “Noah” which is carrying the last surviving humans on a thousand year voyage to “Canaan”. People on board the ship have cybernetic implants in their brains which allow them…

  • Chunky Shortbread Recipe

    Chunky Shortbread Recipe

    I love chunky shortbread however most of the stuff you get in the shops are thin “rounds”. So for the past month I’ve been looking for a really good chunky shortbread recipe. As it turns out, shortbread is really simple to make. You will need: 1/2 cup of sugar. 1 cup of butter. 2 cups…

  • Unemployed

    I have now been signed off work for 11 months. For 9 of those months I was receiving Employment Support Allowance. However at the end of July I received a letter stating I had to attend a “fitness for work” assessment. I could probably write an entire blog post about how terrible ATOS and their…

  • Tiny Watercolours

    Tiny Watercolours

    Every time I visit the doctor I am asked how much time I have spent painting. Not because my doctor has a specific interest in my artwork but because it is a good way of telling how tired I have been in a specific month. The last two months have been particularly difficult and as…


I’m Emma. I am a designer, calligrapher, and content creator, sharing my love for paper goods. Expect pens, pencils, and some really fancy paper!


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