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Polychromos Update

Hi Everyone,
Today I am bringing you an update for my Polychromos Pencils. I haven’t seen it anywhere else.  Last year I had bought myself the full set of Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and I absolutely love them in every way.  But in the past couple of months I have been having trouble seeing the pencil numbers that are written in gold foil on each pencil. I was thinking that I was going to have to give up using my favourite colouring medium.  Then I thought about how I name my kids pencils for school each year and an idea came to mind.
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Here is the whole set completed 🙂

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I used my computer and some Avery Media Labels
Printed the number of the pencils onto them, I fitted 9 numbers per label
The biggest part was cutting them apart
I found the mini label wasn’t sticking very well so I had to wrap a bit of clear tape around the number to help it stay on.

I am really happy with this hack – I can keep on using my pencils without straining to see the numbers that I am after.  Maybe this will help someone as well.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project. If you could leave a like and even a comment I would appreciate it and I would know you stopped by. My wish for you is that you find yourself doing something crafty and relaxing soon.

Thanks for stopping my blog
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Double Twist Project

Hi Everyone,
I hope that your new year is going well. I have a couple of crafting goals for this year and the challenge with Julia Spiri- Anything Goes but the TWIST of Planner or Journal – this month gave me the inspiration to start one of my projects for this year.
I have for most of my life used a paper planner.  I tried the digital thing for about 3 months – IT WAS A DISASTER- during a important planning meeting my digital diary decided that it would stop working …. just because 😡  From that meeting on I have been using a paper planner – I only now use my digital for alarms.
But my paper planner was a little ho hum – I love bright colours and looking at cute images when I go into my planner. So I am in the process of upgrading my Monthly dividers. So here is what I came up with
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I am really happy with how this turned out – but looking at the photo now I have just noticed that I have done the tab wrong … grrrr. Will have to fix that later.  BUT you may be wondering why I said a Double Twist as my title.  Well I used a Sketch for the placement of elements – I love using sketches for my cards and I thought why not use one for my Planner Divider as well.
Here is a close up of the Fairy Image by Julia Spiri – Love her images 🙂
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She is coloured in with my long neglected Copics. I am really happy with how she turned out after not using my markers for so long. But I also hope to do more colouring this year.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project. If you could leave a like and even a comment I would appreciate it and I would know you stopped by. My wish for you is that you find yourself doing something crafty and relaxing soon.

Until my next post,
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Challenges entered:
Julia Spiri Challenge Blog – Anything Goes with a Twist of Planner or Journal
Freshly Made Sketches #269 A sketch by Linda