My Journaling Kit


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A question that is often asked within the Bullet Journal community is: “what do I need to bullet journal” – the absolute answer to this is a pen and a notebook. However if you are anything like me (a self confessed stationery addict) then you may want to add in a few additional items to your journaling kit.

I thought it might be useful to run through my tried and tested journaling supplies.

1.ย The Notebook

I trialled a few different notebooks before I settled on my notebook of choice; The Iconic A5 Scribbles that Matter* (STM).

The biggest reason I love the STM is the gorgeous thick 100gsm ivory paper that takes my Tombow pens with minimal ghosting. It lies flat when being used and comes in some seriously gorgeous cover options.

I have been considering the Pro STM* for my next journal as it has a plain cover (as opposed to the iconic scribbles cover (see image below) – this is because I’ve been toying with the idea of a journal decal on my next notebook and think it will adhere better to a plain cover ๐Ÿ™‚


2. The Pen

My go to pen hasn’t changed since I started journaling, a black Staedtler Triplus Fineliner* – originally from within my assorted colour pack, but now I use this pen so frequently that I purchase single colour packs! It’s 0.3mm tip is fine enough to use with even the most intricate stencils, it writes smoothly across the paper and has minimal smudging, no ghosting or bleeding within the STM notebook.

3. Coloured Pens

There are two types of coloured pen I use within my journal, Staedtlers and Tombows.

My basic kit comprises

4. Coloured Pencils

Coloured Pencils are something that I have spent a lot of time researching lately, as you can see in my blog post. I finally found my perfect pencils, which are the Faber Castell Polychromos*. These are so smooth and give a really intense colour!

5. Stencils

Obviously Stencils make up a key part of my kit!!

My most used stencil by far is the Oops a Daisy MVP stencil, followed by the Oops a Daisy Social Media Icon Stencil.

6. Stickers

I use a couple of different stickers in my journal.

Calendar Tabs at the start of each month help me easily navigate through each notebook.

Oops a Daisy Monthly Stickers are used to set up my future log.


So that’s it. My journal kit ๐Ÿ™‚ obviously I have a tonne of other bits and pieces that I have accumulated but these are the tried and tested pieces that I use most days in my journal!

Big Love





I live in Essex in the UK with my gaggle of furry friends including Daisy the dog. I have had lifetime passion/obsession for beautiful stationery and to do lists which has lead me to the wonderful world of Bullet journals. When I first starting bullet journaling it struck me the lack of UK based resources for journal accessories which lead me to create my own. I know have my very own webshop selling my hand made journal stencils and ship all over the world and am just as enthusiastic as I ever was about stationery and organisation!!


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