Notebook for Dog Lover, Pocket Journal | Sheepdog, Spaniel, West Highland Terrier, Red Setter | upcycled dog stamp custom collage landscape


A unique A6 notebook, custom collaged to include a vintage dog-breed postage stamp: the perfect gift for both dog lovers & stationery addicts! Read full details below (click '+more') for choices of dog/stamp & notebook style.

A new notebook will be collaged just for you. Pic 1 shows the series of stamps offered to choose from, issued by Great Britain in 1979. Your chosen stamp will form the focal point for the cover collage of your notebook (please note, exact stamp used will feature the same illustration as selected, but postmark placement etc will vary). Additional, non-doggy vintage stamps will be used to build an abstract landscape background around the feature stamp. Choose from:
4. IRISH SETTER (Red Setter)

If you are looking for a different breed, please check out my other listings for more options:
If you can't find what you are looking for, please get in touch, and I will see if it is possible to source a suitable focal stamp for you. (Please note, there will be a sourcing fee of £2 for this service.)

See below for full details of each option. Choose from:
1. STANDARD NOTEBOOK: ruled, plain, graph or dot grid pages

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All options are A6 size (10.5cm x 14.8cm = 4.2 x 5.8 inches), with 44 or 48 pages of recycled paper, 300 gsm kraft cardstock cover, and stapled binding reinforced with grey cloth binding tape. All notebooks are exclusive TangleCrafts designs, inside & out. Each collage is signed & dated on the inside front cover. You are guaranteed a unique work of art: nobody else will ever own a notebook quite like yours!

* 48 pages in a choice of ruled, dot grid, plain or squared pages recycled 80gsm paper
* Integral index page inside front cover so you can easily reference & re-find your notes
* Handy, at-a-glance Any Year Calendar printed inside back cover

* 44 pages of 115gsm recycled paper
* Full year overview + any year calendar
* 12 Month overview pages for any-year use, inc. dot grid note space
* 24 page A-Z index section
* 7 dot grid note pages

* 44 pages of 115gsm recycled paper
* Any year calendar
* Page index
* Full year overview across 2 pages
* 40 numbered pages (dot grid & journal layout spreads inc star review system)
* Blank grids for timetables, chore rotas etc

* 44 pages of 115gsm recycled paper
* Full year overview + any year calendar
* Blank task grids
* Page index
* 42 numbered pages including
- 5 week-to-view spreads including dot grid note pages
- 32 journal pages with optional dating & star review system

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The postage stamps used in your cover collage will date from a wide range of periods, from early 20th century up to the 1970s (or thereabouts) and bear fragments of postmarks and other cancellation marks as a testament to their former active service for worldwide postal services, providing a real sense of history. Stamps will be included from as wide a variety of countries as possible, depending on availability.

Every collage in my notebook series evolves from a very organic process: each postage stamp used is very carefully selected for colour and size to fit the random spaces and subtle colour progressions of your collage, creating an unrepeatable artwork, just for you. The stamps are glued into place with an acid-free, xylene-free adhesive then coated with a matt sealant, preserving some genuine fragments of postal history alongside your own recollections and notes. (You can read more about my process here: )

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Why not make it extra special? All of my notebooks come simply packaged in a self-seal cellophane packet, but just a small finishing touch can turn a thoughtful idea into something that is a joy to receive. See pic 8 for available extras, and click through the links below to add to your purchase:
Fountain pen:
Kraft gift/storage box:
Reusable cotton gift bag:

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You can also upgrade any notebook yourself with a TangleCrafts notebook insert (eg pockets, index tabs, bookmarks, calendars), available separately here:

Many of the notebooks shown in pics have been sold but please see separate listings for currently available, pre-collaged, ready-to-ship notebooks:

Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

7-10 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders & commissions are very welcome! Simply click on the 'Request Custom Order' button or 'Contact Shop Owner' on the shop homepage, to discuss your requirements.

Choose your favourite colours, a different size, and/or stamps from a particular region. I can also add a custom date 'postmark' and/or a hand-stamped, personalised message (additional fees may apply to some customisation options).

Notebooks are available in sizes from A6 to B5, and framed artwork (with or without matting) from A6 to A1. Prices & shipping vary according to dimensions and weight.

PLEASE NOTE items customised with specific personalisation (therefore not re-saleable) do not qualify for return unless damaged.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale prices are available for volume orders. 
Discounts vary by item & minimum order quantities apply.
One-off print-runs of printed designs can be arranged upon request.
For a quote, please contact me with your requirements. 

What are your despatch times?

Please see individual listings for stated despatch times, or contact me for a quote if requesting a larger custom order. You will always be contacted in the case of any unforeseen delay in despatch of your order. 

As a general guide to processing times:
- ready-to-ship items will be despatched within 3 days
- smaller custom orders within 5-7 working days
- larger custom orders will be proportionally longer 

I aim to despatch all orders promptly, but please order in plenty of time if you require something for a specific date. If you are outside of the UK, please err on the side of caution and allow at least a month in addition to processing times listed per item.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Unless an upgrade is purchased at checkout, your order will be delivered by:

- 1st class post within the UK (usually 1-2 working days)
- Standard Airmail to any overseas destination (usually 7-14 working days)

Please note, delivery times can be longer at certain times of year (eg Christmas) when general volumes of post are higher.

Unfortunately there can occasionally be unforeseen delays within the various postal services, at any time of year. This is the exception rather than the rule, but please do allow up to a month for overseas delivery, before assuming lost.

Please contact me if you are worried about your delivery.

Can I track my order?

Please note, tracking is NOT included as standard with any order, due to the services offered by the Royal Mail. Proof of Posting is obtained for all items shipped.

For extra peace of mind, a shipping upgrade is available at checkout on most items, for an additional fee.

- Within UK, upgrade option is 1st class Signed-For delivery, which requires signature on delivery, but does not include tracking. Special Delivery (including tracking) can be arranged upon request, but will be subject to an additional £5 charge.

- Outside UK, upgrade option is Tracked & Signed delivery, which includes both tracking and signature on delivery. Tracked-only (signature not required) can be arranged upon request, for the same delivery upgrade cost.

My order hasn't arrived or was damaged in transit - what should I do?

Please contact me if you have not received your order within the expected timeframe (see above). I will be happy to either send a replacement or refund item costs, as necessary.

If your order has arrived but has been damaged in transit, please contact me as soon as you can to explain what has happened. I will request a photo of the damaged item, then each case will be assessed individually. Either a replacement item or partial refund or full refund will be issued, depending upon circumstances and extent of damage.

The item I received is not as described in listing - what should I do?

Please accept my apologies for any errors in item listing! Please contact me with the details as soon as possible following receipt. I may request a photo to confirm where the issue lies.

If an item has been incorrectly described, I will reimburse return postage and issue a full refund of original purchase price upon receipt of the returned item.

If an incorrect item has been sent in error, I will reimburse return postage and send replacement item upon receipt of the returned item.

Items must be returned within 30 days, in original, re-saleable condition, to qualify for refund or exchange.

Other refund/exchange/return queries

If you are simply not happy with your order, for any reason, please contact me before taking any further action. Items may be returned within 30 days, as long as you have first contacted me.

Return postage cost is responsibility of buyer. I will issue a full refund of original purchase cost, upon receipt of the returned item. Items must be returned in original, re-saleable condition to qualify for refund.

PLEASE NOTE made-to-order items may still be returned, but items customised with specific personalisation (therefore not re-saleable) do not qualify for return unless damaged.

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