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Planning

Papermate Inkjoy Gel Review and battle of the gel pens – which is best?

I love a good pen. It’s probably my biggest stationery weakness and I have way more pens in my collection than I would ever need. My favourite pen of all time is probably the Pentel Energel. I prefer gel as the writing is smooth and this pen is just the more perfect one I’ve ever used. I tried different colours and the result is always the same – beautifully smooth writing. No skipping at all. I feel like they’re a little undervalued in the planning community with  ...

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Cardmaking, Other crafts

A beginner with brush pens

In my review of the Faber Castell Pitt Artists pens I mentioned how I quite fancied getting into brush lettering. I thought it would be a nice little addition to card making if I could personalise them with a handwritten sentiment but I didn’t like the Faber Castell brush too much so took it as an excuse to place a little Cult Pens order. I decided to buy a few different varieties of pen, in different colours knowing that as I learnt and (hopefully) got better, different pens would  ...

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Other crafts, Planning

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens Review

When I set up my Midori/bullet journal I set about finding some new pens for it. I’d used gel pens in my Midori in the past and didn’t really like them on the paper. Plus I wanted to try out some lettering to see if I could get good enough to incorporate it into my card making and I didn’t want to do that with gels. After reading around various blog posts it seems everyone loves these pens. I’d had some experience with Faber Castells before and liked writing with  ...

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Planning

The quest for the best planning pens… Pen peace?

I think I’ve known for quite some time now that I’m a pen addict. I just can’t help it. If I see a niceΒ pen that I haven’t tried before I have to grab it. I tell myself that I’ll review it for the blog and that can justify the purchase except I never actually get round to doing it. Until today. I collected together some of my most recent purchases to give you a heads up of what to run out and buy and what to avoid if you see it for a steal in your local shop.  ...

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