Saturday, March 3

Prepare Yourself for Some Pen Nib Envy!

If you don't like showy ... boasty ... bragging type people ... then look away now ... coz I am here solely to gloat and brag today!
In an endeavour to pretty up my outragious bragging exploits ... well ... erm ... I have included my latest Scrap Journal page! Oh ... yes ... and the results of my White Pen survey are in too!

Firstly the page ... a base of Mustard Seed Distress Stain ... Lord Tim of Holtz Distress Stain no less ... you know Tim ... the man that added all the colour to Disney Land while standing bare foot on the pointy spire at the top of the magical castle with just a lid from a Distress Reinker and the safety cap from a pair of Tonic Studio Non Stick Scissors. I then added Fuschia and Hot Pink Dylusions Ink Spray ... through stencils from the Julie Fei-Fan Balzer range. Lots of doodling and bits and pieces of Dyan Reavely's gorgeous Dylusion's Stamp range! As for the results of my White Pen survey ... I have to be honest ... the Sakura Gelly Roll in medium wins hands down ... I have used them all a lot this week ... and I mean a lot ... well you will see in the next few days ... the Gelly Roll has not let me down once! And has been used in abundance on my page.
Okay ... now onto the shameless bragging ... a new Antique shop has been opened in the neighbourhood ... totally cool ... I would question the use of Antique ... mainly because most of the stuff in there reminded me of my childhood ... and frankly I am not prepared to be put in the Antique category for a while yet ... so it is more like a Vintage shop! Anyways ... I found this box of pen nibs ... over 100 nibs in there ... so cool ... bit shiney I know ... but nothing either Adirondack Alcohol Inks or a bit of Black Acrylic won't cure ... well ... guess how much I paid ... go on guess!
Just Three English Pounds ... I know ... Three ... yup ... I said Three ... I feel like it's my birthday ... well it is soon ... but I feel like this is an extra birthday ... what a delicious bargain ...
Hands up whose got Pen nib envy then????
Okay ... gloating over ...
I am off to eat a fry up ...
Laters!

21 comments:

kjjc said...

definitely pen envious Linda- you lucky girl you.

kath said...

wow wow wow this is fabilicous and you do make me giggle..if you were antique then I must be prehistoric...sending big hugs kath xxx

Sid said...

Love the journal pages and yes I am green as hell !!

TAM said...

That was some bargain you got - I'm definitely green with envy.

Bella said...

Serious Pen nib envy going on here!

Ali said...

Oh my. I hate you! :lol:

We seriously need the old bric-a-brac shops you used to find where you can pick up old pen nibs and clock parts and metal bits and bobs for mere pence.

There used to be loads of them when I was growing up and you never see to see them now..

fatmonica said...

I love the page-so bright and eye catching.And what a find with the nibs-very jealous!

Alison said...

Not looking...not looking...fab page Linda (even seen out the corner of my eye) xox

Siobhan Brignull said...

nib envy galore x
oh and my white pen is the pigment gel pen white medium by pentel,

craftimamma said...

Yup, I'm another one with the green eyed monster, lol! Lurve the journal pages and thanks for the white pen survey too. Now that is very useful to know, seriously, it winds me up that what I've used so far doesn't give a total white coverage.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

I definitely have pen nib envy, well done on gettng such a great bargain.
Love your page, I always use the white Sakura too.

Dallying Debz said...

Show off!! Loving those pen nibs, shame about the journal page (te he he!)

Oh ok, the journal page is gorg too - grrrh!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, such a gorgeous page ... love the fab color palette!

toni said...

ooo! lovely they would just go with the book i found in my local junk shop, if you have time see the pics over at my blog under my WOYWW post happy mooching x

toni said...

PS. love your journal pages great colours stamping and journalling.

Helen said...

Ooooh, yes, I have pen nib envy... how fab are they!!! Great page, again.

Weasel said...

Oooh the colours - look at the purty colours... love it! And yes - pen nib envy here too...

Jacquie Parry said...

Loving the Journal pages Linda, and I'm very envious of your fantastic find

Craftychris said...

Love the page and I have serious pen nib envy - £3.00 that is mad!! fantastically mad!! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Loving the page + thanks for the white pen tip!

danemi1 said...

wowser - gob droppingly awesome!

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