Day 24 - B.E.D September 2016 - Planner Pen Haul

Saturday, September 24, 2016

I have to say I'm really enjoying using my Eccolo Planner but I am using it more of a scrapbook than a diary. Is this the right way to use them? I'm sure there will be more planner related posts as part of my Blogging Every Day journey.

Planner Pen Haul

A good few weeks ago I won a giveaway from Beth's YouTube Channel and she's included some Papermate Flair Pens. I've not used these pens before and I was really impressed with them. 

They are medium, almost felt pen like nib, but with more control if that makes any sense. I popped in to the Arndale after work to raid home sense for any random planner supplies but other than some royalty inspired washi tape which I passed up and stamp related items which I have lots of and don't use at all. (I should do). 

Papermate Pens

I got them from WH Smith and they where £7.99, I also picked up a packet of stickers for £0.99. It says 24 stickers but it also says 3 sheets of 6 sticker designs. I'm not sure how that works as 3 times 6 is 18. Lets not quibble, I'm sure all will be explained when I open it.

The reason I picked these up was because on some of the pen packs it had £7.99 when purchasing anything else in store. I couldn't face getting to the till to be told they were really £16 and panic buying something else and not really saving anything.

One thing I will say is that there was a lot of unnecessary packaging.  I tried to get the box in my rucksack and if I didn't carry half my life round with me. I nipped to Costa in Next and made use of their outdoor tables as a bit of a backdrop.

Papermate Pens

I decided to ditch the packaging in town before I made my way home. I'm now wishing I'd swatched them just in case any don't work!

From the colours I already have I might have 3 duplicates. The orange, light blue and possibly the dark pink, I haven't compared them yet but it's a lovely shade so i'm not bothered, plus I might pass them on. 

What I like about these pens is for the ones I already have they didn't bleed through my planner which hasn't got the highest quality paper. I mean it's not bad quality but don't even think about using a fine sharpie near it! I'm not as confident with the darker colours but as I'm using quite a lot of stickers they will be fine to use on them. 

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