Learning calligraphy for #WorldCalligraphyDay | #Giveaway

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I was thrilled to receive an email a couple of weeks ago informing me that “World Calligraphy Day” exists! Yes, it does it’s today, Wednesday 16th August 2017. I remember doing calligraphy at primary school and also having a wee set I used to play with at home. More recently I’ve toyed with trying it, but never found the time. There has always been something else to play with or try… or a baby to feed! So, #WorldCalligraphyDay provided me with the perfect opportunity to try it, to really give it a go and actually do it. I’ve had a brilliant time writing away and trying some new pens.

Manuscript very kindly sent me these pens to try out and test.

My favourite pens were the CalliCREATIVE Duotip pens – they just look so effective. They also won Gold in the 2017 stationary awards.

The pens, along with the calligraphy tutorials on the Manuscript website, just make it so easy. There is even an app for learning how to do calligraphy!

I had a lovely time playing with my new pens… here are a few photos of my creations.

A poster for our bedroom:

A small saying for Toddler H’s bedroom:

A picture for Baby B’s nursery:

 

I found some resources on the Manuscript WP website incredibly useful for starting off and for providing guidance.

I loved trying proper calligraphy, using this calligraphy pen, however, my favourite have to be these DuoTip Pens. I love the colours, and how effective the results are with nearly no effort.

UPDATE:

Here are my calligraphy efforts, today, on #WorldCalligraphyDay:

 

Calligraphy Giveaway!

You can win your own set of Duotip pens and a Beginners Calligraphy Set… just enter below:

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If the winner does not respond within 7 days, another winner will be chosen
Winners contact details will be passed to the Manuscript PR/Manuscript who will coordinate the prize
Ends 11.59pm Friday 25th August 2017

Good luck everyone!

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29 Comments

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    Samantha
    August 18, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Lovely set to use to teach children how to write this way

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    Jeanette Leighton
    August 20, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Used to love practising handwriting, now my daughter Sheriah 5 is learning to read and write

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    Anneka Avery
    August 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I have wanted to learn calligraphy for so long! I love your post and what you have done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    Jackie Dawson
    August 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    lovely giveaway, perfect for my niece!

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    April Alder
    August 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Calligraphy is on my lists of things to try… i’m fascinated by beautiful handwriting!

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    Claire W
    August 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Wow this would be fantastic for my eldest she just loves writing and i remember how much i liked my set when i was younger!

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    mummyemblog
    August 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    I’d love to be able to do this style of writing.

    #bigpinklink

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    Katie
    August 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the chance xx

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    Sarah Leese
    August 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Love your calligraphy for world calligraphy day, lovely set, I love adding typography to drawings, would love to win this fab set

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    Kate
    August 22, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Love calligraphy – used to have a set ages ago and must introduce it to my daughter

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    ADEINNE TONNER
    August 22, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Yes please i’ve always wanted to try calligraphy!

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    Tracy Nixon
    August 23, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I would love this set as I make my own cards! Thank you x

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    Kim
    August 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    this would great th write out invites to my sons 18th birthday party next month

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    Solange
    August 23, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Iโ€™d love to be able to do this style of writing.

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    Joanna Phillimore
    August 24, 2017 at 4:14 am

    I went to a Calligraphy Class a few years ago – still haven’t forgotten what I learned.

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    Suzanne Jackson
    August 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Lovely giveaway thanks

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    caroline tokes
    August 24, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    love this it is something i always wanted to gt into

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    Emma Louise Elliott
    August 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I’d probably keep this for myself, as my handwriting is awful, so it might have improve it xxx

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    Angie Pickering
    August 25, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Would love this for my granddaughter who takes pride in her writing – she would be over the moon with it!

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    Jo Hutchings
    August 25, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I did some calligraphy as a teenager so it would be lovely to get in to it again.

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    Hayley Todd
    August 25, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I have wanted to learn Calligraphy for ages, and our daughter’s 18th birthday is coming up at the end of the year and I would love to be able to write her invitations to her party using Calligraphy.

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    amanda greensmith
    August 25, 2017 at 10:19 am

    this would be perfect for making cards

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    Miss Tracy Hanson
    August 25, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Always wanted to learn how to do calligraphy but have’t had the chance yet. This is a lovely giveaway.

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    Melanie Burton
    August 25, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    This is a read good set to learn and teach Calligraphy!

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    Jessica Townley
    August 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Calligraphy! This looks fab ๐Ÿ˜€

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    carla carthy
    August 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    wow great giveaway my daughter would love this she started writing in pen last term so this would be great for her to practise ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Simone Griffin
    August 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I’d love to win this as I love calligraphy – I find it beautiful x

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    Louise Pink Pear Bear
    August 26, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Ooooh fab! I’m a huge fan of calligraphy, although like you, it’s something I hardly ever have time for! I never knew there was a day for it though! Thanks for linking up with us at the #bigpinklink this week.

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