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What’s in my pencil case

What’s in my pencil case


After a few posts about notebooks I also want to talk about something that I take with me everywhere I go, my pencil case. My favorite pens and markers are in this super classy pencil case and I love it to show you what’s in there!


My pencil case

From the moment I made this at Creative Life I fell in love with this one! My leather pencil case from Rozijntjes is made with lots of love and I take it with me every day in my already heavy bag, wherever I go to.


This pencil case is not to big, feels and looks very classy and it also makes me not take too much stuff with me on the go. (If I could I would take my whole desk and all my stuff with me every day!)


So, what do I exactly keep in here?

whats in my pencil case

Pentel Energel

My all time favorite pen that writes like it’s made by gods and has already set it’s ink in some of my journals. I discovered this pen about a year ago and I’m sure not to use any other anymore (except my fountain pen sometimes). The ink in the pen goes fast, but that doesn’t really bother to me!

whats in my pencil case

Crayola Supertips

I’m not into all the colours that come in the 12-pack Crayola Supertips, but there are two colours that are always in my pencil case. A salmon-colour and a pink one. Kind of funny, some years ago I really wasn’t into pink, but I do begin to like it more by time!

I use the Crayola Supertips for making headers and little sometimes  drawings in my journals.

whats in my pencil case

Zebra Mildliners

I’ve got a 5-pack with the cool colours. I take them all with me except for the green one. They are amazing to work with and the colours are ofcourse amazing 🙂

I live in The Netherlands and ordering them here is not a piece of cake, but it is definitely worth the wait and money!

whats in my pencil case

Mechanical pencil

Just your regular mechanical pencil, you probably have one too and know how it works haha!

whats in my pencil case


I’m really not great at making straight lines, and a protractor fits perfectly in my pencil case. I use it a lot for making spreads in my bullet journal. Or making straight lines when I want to cut something out!

What do I use my pencil case for?

So I take him with me everywhere I go. And being super fair, I really don’t use him a lot on the go. Sometimes I need my pen when I need to write something down, but I really just like taking him with me! At home it’s used a lot, It’s always lying in reach when I’m bullet journaling or writing in my journal 🙂

whats in my pencil case

What do you have in your pencil case?


Much love, Joy

Handlettering ~ Trying something new

Handlettering ~ Trying something new

I have said it before, but I was actually not really a person that likes quotes. Not that it was cliché, but just because I never found quotes that really were true for me or fitted me.

Some time ago I started seeing so much video’s and pictures on Instagram with beautiful handlettering and calligraphy. In the bookshops it’s not different, everyone has at least one table standing there with only handlettering books and all kinds of pens and markers. A little bit of heaven for me!

So with the time, the idea of doing calligraphy and handlettering went from “I can never do that” to “I want to be able to do that!”

The first thing I bought was the Ecoline Brush Pen from Talens. You may have seen it somewhere, they are stunning! With this brush pen I started practicing handlettering. I watched video’s on Instagram and tried to recreated the letters they made. I really am no expert in this, but the more you practice, the better you get, right?

In my journals you can also find now quotes here and there or I wrote the title of the day in brush lettering.


I would love to show you what other things I had bought to practice handlettering!


Crayola Supertips

I saw a lot of pictures and video’s coming by where they used the Crayola supertips. Also I read that these are great for when you’re starting with handlettering. They are cheap and easy to use with their bullet like tip.

So I ordered a 12-pack on a dutch store online for €7. I’ve been using them a lot over the last couple of weeks and really did learn a lot with these!


Sakura Pigma pennen

When I walked into a bookstore lately I found two pens from the japanese brand Sakura. These pens come in three sized, I bought two, because the shop didn’t sold the middle sized one. I have the biggest one, BB, and the finest one, FB. The BB looks amazing, but really is not very easy to work with if you are just starting like me. I have practiced with it a lot, and now I can make it work, but it takes some effort!

The FB is very fine and if you ask me, easy to use. I have already make some very pretty creations with it!

You have so many different pens to use for handlettering and I only chose these because I ran upon them in a bookstore, you can choose any pen!


Letters! The workbook. Met Marjet

It was time to purchase something really fun to make practice handlettering even more fun! When I was in the bookstore to purchase the pens, I also bought a workbook for handlettering. (If you have read my last POST, you know I love workbooks)

Here there were so many beautiful books with different styles of calligraphy and handlettering! I wished I could have them all, but in the end I chose the workbook.

There was also a handbook that is made by the same woman that made this workbook, but I wanted to get started right away and not only read about it. That’s why I chose the workbook.

In the future I am going to purchase more books I think, but for now I’m going to work with this beautiful book.
In the workbook you get a small introduction about the book and then you can start practicing right away. You get some exercises for handlettering that write in the book to get you starting. But these are also great if you are about to make a something beautiful and you want to do a little warm-up!

Marjet tells about the different types of inkts and how you can use them with your dip pen, but I don’t really use a dip pen. Why? simple, I’m a lefty. I have tried it, but using a dip pen means making a letter and waiting five minutes until it’s dry. 

So if you are a lefty and you have tips for me, I’d love to hear them!

Instead I use the Sakura Pigma FB for this workbook. It does the job, it’s not as sleek as when you use a dip pen, but it still is very beautiful!


Have you ever done handlettering?


Much love, Joy