Simply Lettering Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the next stage of the Simply Lettering Magazine Blog Hop!!!

We’ve been counting down the days, and I am sure you have already ‘hopped’ through some fantastic blogs and social media accounts, but now it’s my turn 😊

You should have arrived here from Edding but if not, do not worry, you can go back to the very beginning and be guided through everyone’s projects and inspiration from the beginning HERE on Simply Lettering website.

To be in with a chance of winning one of the following fantastic prizes, comment on the Simply Lettering Blog Hop post, and be sure to leave some love for each project as you go through. Posts will be going up from July 11th through to July 18th, with some days having 2/3 different places to hop to! Here’s what you could be winning:

• 3 Annual Subscriptions to Simply Lettering Magazine worth over £50 each

• 3 sets of Nuvo Aquaflow pens worth £11.99 each

• 1 Subscription to Simply Cards & Papercraft worth over £60

• A set of Karin Markers from Lou Collins worth over £20 – THATS ME!! 😊

• A selection of papercraft magazines from Die-cutting Essentials, Papercraft Essentials and Creative Stamping – worth over £20

• 2 Double Ended Calligraphy Pens from Staedtler worth over £12

• Lamy Safari and a 30ml bottle of Diamine ink from Leanne Cork worth over £20

Here’s what one lucky winner will receive from me!!

A set of 12 Karin Markers, in ‘Sky’ colours!

So now to my project. I’ve seen this quote floating around a lot, and I really love it, especially as my daughter is very much into banishing plastic and saving every living creature on the planet!

So this is for her, and as I have a beautiful and brand new set of 12 Karin Markers to give away, I wanted to use some of these pens to show you how stunning they are.

Once I laid my initial colour down, I could just go straight in with a second colour and barely touch the end of the nib into the damp ink to create a beautiful watercolour effect. They are so easy to blend and the flexible but durable nib is perfect for beginners too.

I use Karin Markers a LOT so make sure to keep checking back here or on my Instagram and Facebook for more inspiration! @loucollinsdesigns

Thank you for joining me on the Simply Lettering Magazine Launch Blog Hop. I look forward to reading all your comments, sending these pens out to someone and hearing how much you all love the new magazine 💗

To continue on, now head over to see some beautiful inspiration from Vera, at The Preposterous Pigeon HERE

In case you’ve become distracted and lost your way, here’s a full list of dates and places to hop to!

11th July – 

12th July

Leanne Cork –

Simply Cards 7 Papercraft Magazine – 

13th July

Papercraft Magazines –

A Journal by Annie –

Ada Dream letters –

14th July 

CraftStash – 

Journal With Purpose – 

15th July

Edding – 

Lou Collins

The Preposterous Pigeon –

16th July

Kirsten Burke – 

Staedtler –

17th July

Sue Smith Creative Design –

Blink Lettering 

18th July 

Simply Lettering Magazine –

50 thoughts on “Simply Lettering Blog Hop!!

  1. Such a fun little project. Love the watercolour effect and the way the words seem to float on the paper. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. I cannot wait to give the dual colors a try! Thanks for the encouragement for beginners. I get the gist of calligraphy having taken lesson way back in grade school!

  3. I’m in love with Karin pens. Been stalking them on Instagram for a while. Thanks for showing what can be done with them.

  4. Subscribed to the magazine can’t wait to return home to it, in currently on a canal boat and have my Lou branded products with Me. These pens look lovely. Im one of those who love loads of different pens 🙂

  5. Thanks for your post, I’m discovering so much – pens, techniques, tips… all sorts! So exciting!

  6. I ran out of time yesterday and only managed the first stop on the blog hop … My drive home from England took me 10 hours with a 6 year old and a 3 year old. Love this art and such a lovely message.

  7. I am hoping to learn more about the different pens to use and their particular qualities x

  8. This blending of brush pens is just brilliant, definitely something I see myself trying to master until I do!

  9. Thank you, your work is stunning and love all the quotes I can see my walls being covered in framed handlettering work shortly!

    1. I love the vibrant colours. The pens look great to work with. Can’t wait for launch day!

  10. I love the sentiment your daughter has inspired and your pen work is fab. Can’t wait to receive my magazine for more inspiration. Great giveaway too x

  11. Very inspiring – I’ve only ever used black pen! Now I’m going to try some colours 😊

  12. What a lovely effect with the pens! Looking forward to getting lots of tips on how to get the most from my pens and creating something beautiful.

  13. Beautiful pens! The colours are dreamy. I’ve already subscribed to the magazine and now I have found your blog, I can follow you for inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Axx

  14. Beautiful lettering & those pens look fabulous although they are new to me. That green is a gorgeous colour

  15. A beautiful project and those markers look fabulous – such vibrant colours. I started lettering early this year with your pens and have become completely addicted!!!!

  16. Your blog looks fab, so creative! I will be following you for more tips and inspiration. Xxx

  17. My lettering and journaling journey started with your pens Lou. So excited for the new magazine and grateful for all the inspiration you give us 😀

  18. Can’t wait for the magazine to come out & learn some new lettering techniques, love the watercolour effect on lettering

  19. I love the watercolour effect on lettering! Super excited to get my first copy of the magazine over the next couple of days!

  20. What a fantastic way to use the pens to give depth to the lettering. I am new to this, so am loving all the ideas 💡

  21. My favourite colour is blue so it would be wonderful to win this prize and create some lovely lettering with them

  22. I hope my lettering will look that good one day. I have been practising since the mini mag came out and excited that the 1st magazine is out this week.

  23. Hello! I’m so excited to see the first issue and learn how to letter like you! I currently rely on stamping for words on my projects, but that’s fine until I want to write a name, then I’m stuck! Learning to letter will allow me to do the personalisation that I want to do 🙂

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