Wednesday, 5 August 2015

WOYWW 5th August

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog

Not much happening on my desk, except for my new Spectrum Noir pens.  I've used Whispers and Le Plumes before, but as they were all coming to the end of their life, I looked around and as Spectrum Noir have good reviews and they were on offer, I got them. 

A card waiting to be made up.

Happy WOYWW.


  1. I like the look of your new pens! I got two Colouring for Adults books for my birthday and one thing I found with my Inktense pencils and felt tips is there's not enough variety in th green tones. I think I'll have to get my watercolour paints out and mix my own!
    And yes, I am thinking of making that case shown in the pic....sometime...... :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

  2. Hi Sue happy WOYWW. ooooow nice new Spectrums, have lots of fun with them, pretty card too. Enjoy your week RobynO#22

  3. I must admit I'm a promarker fan but have heard spectrum noir pens are good. I use the pencils and love them.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW !

  4. You've certainly got a nice lots of markers there. I have Spectrum Noir pencils but not used the markers yet. Will be interested to what you do with them. Barb#20

  5. oo lovely new pens, enjoy using them let us know how they are
    happy woyww
    Charlie :) #9
    or find me here

  6. LLJ, I have three things against the pens. One is even the smaller nib isn't small, two they are so inky they smudge easily and three the colours on the ends of the pens are nothing like the colours when they are on paper. I have some Staedtler pens and they have a very fine nib, so can use them. As to them being so inky, not sure what I can do about that. I will have to do a colour chart that I can refer to when choosing pens by colour.

    Robyn, Thank you.

    Catherine, I did look at the Promarkers, but they looked too thick for me.

    Barb, I am part way through doing an elephant. Will put it in a future WOYWW.

    Charlie, Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Hope you have fun with them, Sue!

  8. Ooh, one in ever colour :) I like the way you think Sue!
    Just read your reply to LLJ - I know promarkers have an extra tip you clip over the nib to give you an even finer line. It might be something Spectrum Noir do too... worth looking in to

  9. lovely looking colours hope you have fun playing with them. Anne x #50

  10. Ah - such a clean workspace with some lovely new goodies just waiting to play. Are these the SN pens or the acquas? I'm seeing lots of use with the acquas, but since I just got the Zig brush markers, think I'll wait a bit before getting the SN acquas. My SN pens came from one of our big box stores, and since I learned on copics, the nibs feel very dry & hard to me...harder for me to blend. I've trying putting reinker in, but it doesn't help. I did get a complimentary SN pen with an order - one of the newer style, and it doesn't feel as dry as my first ones. I'm guessing these were shelved too long and dried out before purchase. Yet, adding reinker to a couple didn't seem to help the 'feel'. Be interested to hear your review. TFS

  11. Nice pens! Lovely!!! Hope you enjoy using them. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

  12. I got the Spectrum Noir too. I really like them. Right now I am obsessed with the Zig Clean Brush pens though. Happy WOYWW. Tell the girls hi. :-) April #39

  13. Donna, I know I will:)

    Laura, Thanks for that tip. I will checkout the website.

    Anne, Thank you.

    Mary, They are the pens. I've not heard of the Zig markers.

    Angela, Thank you.

    April, As I said to Mary, I've not heard of the Zig pens.

  14. Gosh, that is a lot of pens.... I've heard about these. They're supposed to be very good.
    Apologies for the late comment. I've been so busy yesterday...
    A blog hug from me,

  15. Lisca, I needed the complete set, as my previous pens had all run out.

    Nothing to apologise for it's nice to have your comment anytime.

    thanks for the hug. Sending one right back to you (((Lisca))).

  16. Owww, nothing like new pens. I think once you get used to them you will enjoy them.


  17. Sue, I think you are right.

  18. Those pens look wonderful Sue! i love bright colored ones and pencils..remind me of freedom of expression when i was little :) big hugs to you and the girls Bev xxxx

  19. Bev, I was always colouring when I was a kid.

    The girls and I thank you for the hugs.

  20. Oh, wow, you are going to be having such fun coloring, Sue! I'm tickled for you to have all those shiny new markers!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  21. Darnell, Thank you. I added to my pens yesterday by buying a limited edition of 28 Sharpie pens.


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