Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Daycraft Journals Again!!

I swear!  One day soon these DayCraft Notebooks will be available from a U.S. Distributor.  At this point I'm not really sure what the hold up is, but not being involved in the logistics of international shipping and trade, I guess that is no surprise.

I have previously reviewed the DayCraft offerings on two separate occasions, Originally in February of 2010 and again in June of this year.

This time Mr. Foreal Lee, graciously sent me four journals to review.  I am going to use DayCrafts photos, because I have had a terrible time taking good photos of journals (plus I ran out of time).




This first notebook is from the Gutenburg Signature Line.  It has a White, fine Italian PU cover, with the alphabet shown in Times New Roman font, it measures 151mm x 212 mm (A5) and contains 176 pages.  The cover is a soft dou-tone, the paper is 6.5mm lined cream color and the edges are inkjet printed.


The next is also from the Gutenberg Signature Line.  It has a Black cover with the alphabet shown in Gutenberg Bibel font.  It measures 108mm x 146mm (A6) and contains 128 6.5mm lined cream color pages.


This notebook is from the Slab Collection and comes in two options, Gold and Wood. It measures 108mm x 157mm and contains 360 pages of 80 gsm paper.  The pages are 6.5mm lined cream color.  The cover is also paper.
This last notebook is unique and is from the Astrology Collection. This particular notebook is Scorpio, my star sign.  The Stars imbedded on the front of the notebook Swarovski crystal.  This notebook measures 148mm x 102mm and contains 176 pages of white paper.  The paper is not lined but marked with little crosses.  You could use this notebook in a landscape or reporter style format.

None of the notebooks have elastic closures and only the Gutenburg series has ribbon markers.  Non have rear pockets.


Writing Tests
The best performer was the Astrology notebook, with no feathering, show through or bleed through.  The Gutenberg also performed very well, with slight feathering, and some show through and bleed through.  The Slab Notebook had the poorest performance with both show through and bleed through. I am sure that you or whoever you were to buy one of these notebooks for would be thrilled, they are lovely and unique.

All ink tests were done with fountain pens so if you are not a fountain pen user you will have no issues at all.

Even with some of these issues, I really love the Gutenberg series and am going to use the small black version, I also plan to use my Astrology series.  So, I have two notebooks to give away.

The White Gutenberg is unopened.  I figured that testing the small version was good enough and the Slab notebook only has my test writing in the back of the book.

So, I'll choose two names from the comments, give me your preference of notebook.  If you both want the same notebook, the first one to contact me will get first choice.

The Rules

1.  You must be a regular follower of my blog, either through Google, email or an RSS feed. Please just be honest and don't enter if you are not a regular follower.

2.  Please leave an email address in your comment, I need a way to notify you if you are the winner.  If I don't know how to reach you, you will have 7 days from the announcement of the winner to contact me.

3.  You do NOT need to be a U.S. resident, I am thrilled to recognize my International readers as well and will ship worldwide.

This giveaway will close on Saturday, December 10.
 

42 comments:

MJ said...

they are all so lovely :) sad that the slab is not FP friendly though

pupton said...

They really are lovely notebooks! I would love to have the Gutenberg. Thank you for the review and giveaway!
pupton58 at gmail dot com

Azizah said...

I'm an RSS follower :) These notebooks look so neat! I've actually never even seen them before and I'm always on the "hunt" for different notebooks! Thank you for the chance to win!

Azizah said...

Oops. In my excitement, I forgot to leave my email with the previous comment: azizah.asgarali (at) gmail.com

Sorry!!

MILLICENT said...

Thanks for your review with the distinctions being made on each volume. It really helps. Now if we can just get some distribution here in the U.S.

I get the feed and the email :)

Cheers!

JoniB said...

Oh, yes! I'd like to try for one of these.

Arleigh said...

I would love to have the white Gutenberg. I have a feed on your blog and read it regularly.
Arleigh.Baker AT gmail DOT com
Thanks for the giveaway :)

Cari said...

Thanks for the giveaway. These look lovely and I would give a loving home to either of them. :-) Cari
craboin at chartermi.net

Beth Skipper said...

These are all lovely journals, thank you for the review and for the giveaway.

BethS2006[at]gmail[dot]com

Beth Skipper said...

Sorry, I forgot to give you my preference in case I win. I like the white one, but truth be told I would be honored to win either one.

kborus said...

Thank you so much for the review and the opportunity to share in your enjoyment of these journals! I love the cover of the white one so that would be my preference but would happily explore either if I were lucky enough to be a winner!

kaborus@gmail.com

Karen

Comfortable Shoes Studio said...

ohhh I love the gutenberg journals, those are super cool.

Suzanne said...

I love the astrology one! The cover drew me in immediately! Thanks for the contest ranza6980@gmail.com

Sam H said...

these look very interesting
sandmhaine@aol.com

Derrick said...

would love to get one of these. I would order but the shipping..

d2photo(at)gmail . com

Pensive said...

Always great to learn about new notebooks.

Ira F. Stone said...

I'd love any of those! I read your blog everyday through it link on my blog:www.likelettersinabottle.blogspot.com
you can reach me at irafstone@gmail.com

Shirahyuki said...

These notebooks are beautiful!

CPTN said...

I'm loving the Times New Roman notebook. Sometimes I get emotional over fonts.
I'm subscribed to your blog through RSS!

onishii(at)hotmail.com

Economy Pens said...

I'd to try more of these. Count me in. Thanks!

Carole RB said...

I'm one of your follower on Google Reader. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of those notebooks. I prefer the white one but any of these would be appreciated.

Have a great week!

You can reach me at caroricbretonathotmaildotcom.

Sara said...

I really like both the Gutenberg and the Slab one but I think I like the Gutenberg one more because of the fountain pen friendly nature. :)

Thank you for the reviews and the chance to win one :)

saraa at sbcglobal dot net

Shangching said...

Nice giveaway! I become excited just by looking at them :)
My e-mail add. is senami (at)gmail.com
Thank you!

seal said...

i would like to win one of those lovely notebooks!

ginigin said...

I like that white Gutenburg, but all are lovely. Congrats on cleaning up your office/studio. I have done one major overhaul and a couple of smaller reorgainzations ... and now it's all amuck again. I am still dreaming of storage space.
cooper@swva.net

Molossus said...

I wasn't planning on entering but I don't think I'll be getting the other daycrafts I was hoping for, so I'll be greedy and enter after all. lifeimitatesdoodles@gmail.com

Thank you for the chance to win!

AlexD said...

Aww, man, I can't resist entering it now. The chance of getting the notebook I want is small, but I've gotta take the chance... thank you so much for your generosity!

jaex207 at gmail dot com

Pixels said...

OH SO PRETTY. All of them! And after the recent post, I must say that the Doodling Prohibited and the Make My Day notebooks look fantastic to me!

Fingers crossed!

pixelsinmysalad at hotmail dot com.

arlie said...

I follow you via Google Reader ... would love the Signature Sketchbook! Thanks for the opportunity :]

Claire said...

I ADORE getting the new posts through my google reader. Feeds my stationary fetish whilst at work...
I, however, tend not to win these things!
Either way:
clairebarrett1986 at gmail.com

range said...

I'd like to win!

Tricia said...

What a great thing to do! Thanks for the giveaway!

lilwhiteninja at yahoo dot com

Aisazia said...

I'm a follower through Google Reader. :)

Thanks for the opportunity! I'll wait to see if I win and then will let you know my email. (trying to deter spam...>_<;; lol)

Kerry said...

more notebooks to win! you're awesome!

i follow through Google Reader: kerrymanderson at gmail dot com

Penemuel said...

I love that purple one in the new lot! arkadi_1 at yahoo dot com

KatyjeanMachine said...

Count me in, please! I'm a Google-Reader Reader :)

Emily said...

These are awesome!
I am of course a follower
and my email is elail213 (at) yahoo (dot) com

missjade21 said...

amaazing! i follow you regularly through google reader, my email is mupplet@hotmail.co.uk and my preference are the make my day notebooks but any notebooks are awinner for me! xxx

Rori said...

Thanks for the giveaway! redforrori@gmail.com

Derrick said...

I do love the gutenburg

d2photo at gmail dot com

B2-kun said...

Just wishing you a happy holidays! not entering the giveaway. Got too many sketchbooks as it is already.\

Patricia's dreams said...

Thanks for the opportunity...
paoroz@gmail.com

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