Simply Lettering Blog Hop – Win over £400 worth of hand lettering goodies!

12th July 2019

We are very proud to be DAY 2 of the Simply Lettering Blog Hop!

Issue one of this gorgeous new magazine will be available to buy in shops in the UK on July 18th – next Thursday! It’s now too late to subscribe to get issue 1 but you can pick up a copy in your local supermarket or from CraftStash!

To celebrate the launch, Simply Lettering Magazine have teamed up with lots of lovely hand lettering and journaling bloggers and brands to take you on a week-long blog and social hop.

This week we all collectively want to inspire you to take a little time out of your busy schedules and try your hand at modern calligraphy. So each day this week you will find a little project or advice to help launch your hand-lettering journey.

PLUS – As part of the blog hop Simply Lettering have collected together some fabulous prizes to create this HUGE GIVEAWAY! We have an annual subscription to our magazine to giveaway!

  • 3 Annual Subscriptions to Simply Lettering Magazine worth over £50 each
  • Luxury Calligraphy Kit from Kirsten Burke worth £35 
  • 2 sets of TomBow pens from CraftStash worth over £40
  • 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
  • Colour Happy Box from Edding UK worth £20
  • 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
  • A set of four Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens – For the Love of Letters from Sue Smith!
  • A set of 5 pens from Chameleon pens worth over £20!

How to enter!

To enter to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous gifts, simply comment on THIS blog post, then head over to the Simply Lettering launch post and comment there too – find it here

Each day the wonderful bloggers and brands on the blog hop (details at the end of the post) are sharing inspiring projects and advice as we countdown to the launch of Simply Lettering Magazine on Thursday 18th July

Find all the blogs on the hop at the end of this post!

Why learn hand lettering and modern calligraphy?

The majority of you reading now will be familiar with cardmaking and all the amazing goodies that come with it. Whilst it’s easy to pick up a stamp, with hand lettering you will be able to add your own personal touch to your cards and tags.

You don’t need to be great at handwriting, learning modern calligraphy is open to all, it’s just a case of practicing which in itself is part of the fun! Every issue comes with a gift of pens too – perfect for building your stash!

brush lettering

Here’s commissioning Editor Lou Collins with some brush on brush blending. With every issue you will find helpful video guides to support many of the projects included. Plus you can download templates to print out so you can keep practicing!

Who’s next on the blog hop?

Thursday 11th July (Find yesterday’s post and add your comment!)

Friday 12th July (you are here!)

Leanne Cork 

Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine 

Saturday 13th July (tomorrow’s post!)

Papercraft Magazines 

A Journal by Annie

Ada Dream Letters

Sunday 14th July


Journal With Purpose – Helen Colebrook

Monday 15th July


Lou Collins 

The Preposterous Pigeon 

Tuesday 16th July

Kirsten Burke 


Wednesday 17th July

Sue Smith Creative Design

Blink Lettering 

Chameleon Pens

LAUNCH DAY! Thursday 18th July

Simply Lettering Magazine 

Be sure to visit them all each day over the next week and add a comment on their blog or video, then come back and add a comment on ours too! You’ll find their posts on the following days, so you can enjoy a little bit of lettering inspo every day this week!

We will pick a winner at random from all of the comments received!


Find out more about issue 1!

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102 Replies to “Simply Lettering Blog Hop – Win over £400 worth of hand lettering goodies!”

  • Loving watching this technique. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  • Following through the blog hop. Can’t wait for the launch of Simply Lettering x

  • Wow, what a prize, ohhhh to be lucky. Can’t wait for the first issue

  • Love that I can learn this beautiful lettering, blog hop is fun

  • I love that brush on brush blending, I’ve tried hand lettering before but always failed I’m hoping this will help though.

  • This is right up my street, cant wait to pick up my copy next weekend

  • Wow what a great technique. You make it look so easy, but I bet it will take a bit of practice.

  • What a super chance to see all of the talent you have lined up. A fantastic opportunity, oh the prizes are great.

  • I’m so excited I can’t wait you make it looks so easy

  • Looking forward to the launch

  • That video was good, cant wait to hopefully try that technique sometime.

  • This is such a great idea

  • It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to try something new and at an affordable price.

  • This is really interesting I’ve not taken part in anything like this before and it’s turning out to be rather fun❤️

  • It’s getting closer to launch and I can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine doing my daily drills in anticipation.

  • I hope one day i’ll be able to do this……not holding my breath tho!

  • Despite having done watercolour calligraphy before, I wouldn’t have thought of blending brush pens! I’ll have to get myself a few colours and try that out 🙂

  • Hehehe really am so excited about this and love the videos, the team behind the magazine seem to be pretty awesome too

  • This looks an absolutely stunning magazine, and what a lovely prize. I have already started my Modern calligraphy journey but so excited to have more inspiration.

  • Loved today’s video. I’m really enjoying the blog hop. Can’t wait to practice and incorporate it in my cards and scrapbooks.

  • Enjoying the prerelease videos . Papercraft is a hobby I share with my young granddaughter who loves to write her own sentiments. I’m usually more conservative and use a stamp. Looking forward to writing things myself and she’s looking forward too. We’ve both been practising with the downloads.

  • Really enjoying the blog hop, helping with the excitement of the magazine launch 🙂

  • Looking forward this magazine to come out!!
    Will be on my wedding day so a reason more to be happy 😀 Thanks!!

  • Loving this blog hop and looking forward to the new magazine.

  • That’s so clever – it never occurred to me that you blend at the thinnest point, but it seems so obvious now!

  • I’d love to be that good! Fingers crossed I’ll be at least half decent soon 😁

  • Blog hop! Was already excited about the magazine launch… But this blog hop and extra inspiration has me itching to get my hands on it when it pops through my letterbox😀

  • Love this magazine, but also looking forward to learning lettering 😺

  • Lou Collins makes it so easy, can’t wait to try it myself

  • Ah that’s how you create rainbow calligraphy. I never realised about a connector line and how its always a slim/thin line, plus loving the tip of not joining up R’s.

  • Ah that’s how you create rainbow calligraphy. I never realised about a connector line and how its always a slim/thin line, plus loving the tip of not joining up R’s.

  • Love having another excuse to buy new pens!

  • Love this, makes it look simple which I’m sure it’s not

  • Hope it comes tomorrow, can’t wait! 😀

  • This is such an interesting giveaway! Even if I don’t win (😔), I will definitely be splashing out on these awesome products! Love this blog hop idea! X

  • I’m really looking forward to the first issue, winning this blog hop would be the icing on the cake but if not I’ll still enjoy my lettering journey

  • Lou you make it look so easy!
    The pens make a great difference and I hope the mag will help with these kinds of choices. My letters are almost a pleasant shape but not silky smooth yet x

  • Blog hopping today, it’s quite fun! 😀

  • Fab prizes, great techniques showcased

  • Great video. Lovely giveaway.

  • Beautiful technique! Can’t wait to try it ! Thanks for having me on the blog hop!

  • Such a great giveaway, looking forward to starting with issue 1

  • Following from the simply lettering blog hop can’t wait to try this technique and receiving the new magazine. I love lettering it’s very relaxing so can’t wait for my inspiration

  • Love this cannot wait to get the magazine and start learning and this blog hop is the perfect build up 🙂

  • Loving this blog hop. I’ve discovered some great techniques as well as some wonderful people, brands, magazines and companies to follow. Excited for the first edition of Simply Lettering. 😊

  • Oh wow, brush on brush technique, never heard of it till now, the video is fabulous, thank you for being in simply lettings blog hop. I too can’t wait for it to hit the shops. Thank you also for the inspiration too. 😍🤩.


  • I’m loving this blog hop and finding some inspirational blogs to follow.

  • Can’t wait to try this, going to enjoy the peace and quiet and practice before the children break up for summer 🤣

  • I am looking forward to the new magazine and the blogs to improve my writing skills.

  • Can’t wait to get started 😁

  • This looks really interesting. Not sure if I could do it, not got steady hands!

  • So excited about the magazine launch.

  • The result is stunning. Will take some practice and learning. Very informative thanks!

  • Such a clever technique, amazing result, can’t wait to try it

  • Excited to learn how to letter my projects, as my handwriting is not the neatest! Love how the colour change is achieved on the video, definitely going to try that!

  • Great to learn new techniques, definitely going to be trying this one!

  • Look forward to reading it. Can’t wait to try them out.

  • I “need” more colored pens! Lovely demo by Lou 😀

  • I’m trying to learn lettering it is a slow start, lol, but I am determined 😁

  • So excited for the new magazine and learning these skills! Beautiful work.

  • Mine arrived today and got started already! It is amazing!

  • I’ve never tried blending this way, I normally hold the pens against each other to then use the brush pen with both colours on it, great tips though I’ll be giving this a go 🙂

  • i am enjoying visiting all of the different blogs along this hop. So much talent and information!

  • Kirsten’s monogram idea is a “must try”

  • Something I’ve been wanting to learn for many many years and the ladies in my Art Journaling class would love me to teach them. What a wonderful opportunity it is to have a chance to win some craft goodies! 😊

  • This looks so good, I’ve always wanted to learn calligraphy. Now I have the opportunity, it will be so useful in my job as a classroom assistant for adding something really special to classroom displays:)

  • Kirsten’s monogram tutorial today was great, really enjoying the blog hop

  • Magazine looks fab, and amazing prizes!

  • So excited to be a part of this! Hoping to learn a lot!

  • Looking forward to getting started!

  • Loving all this creative inspiration – thank you!

  • Love everything crafty, can’t wait to give hand lettering a try!

  • This is such a great giveaway. Love being encouraged to check out other pages/blogs 🙂

  • Looking forward to learning more techniques. Will take my cardmaking to the next level.

  • Love the idea of being able to create custom multicolour words or phrases.

  • Im genuinely really looking forward to this magazine launching, I learnt calligraphy as a child and always have loved that beautiful style of writing, so to learn more ways of making lettering that looks amazing will be great!

  • Can’t wait to start learning to do various types of lettering.

  • Great giveaway, can’t wait to learn something new.

  • What a gorgeous prize for someone very lucky! I’d love to learn how to write gorgeous sentiments on my cards!

  • I’ve wanted to try hand lettering for years now and seeing this magazine launch has just give me the motivation to start. Just subscribed – would love to be lucky enough to win these goodies to help me along the way x

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