Monday, 23 November 2015

Colours of the Phoenix

Colouring books for Adults!! Yep, its a thing and i totally love it!!!!

The wonderful people over at Phoenix Yard Books (see here) sent us an awesome package of not one or two BUT three of their adult colouring books a little while ago. 

All three were of different sizes, from travel sized - perfect for our holiday, a medium one and a LARGE one (which i claimed)

As a child i used to love getting my colouring books and pens out, BUT the only problem back then (WOW i sound really old now!) the pages were made out of paper that, if you used felt-tips the colour soaked through, and Dad, I'm sorry, but the whole "If you don't press too hard on the paper it won't soak through the page" line you gave me 

every..... single..... time....

 is a load of rubbish!
You can guarantee that the best colouring pictures were back to back in the book, so you had to pick your favourite out of the two or use your wax crayons or pencils, and lets face it they never lived up to the greatness of felt-tips, did they?!


Fear no more colouring book addicts because with the Phoenix books you don't have to pick your favourite pictures because these books are made of paper, and i mean real paper! 
Nice, thick, crisp white paper that you can use those felt-tip pens on *yeah!*

From swirls to flowers to nature to patterns, the list is endless of what is packed into these books! 
Some have super fine detail, so fine tipped pens are best for these designs.

 Others are more bold in design but definitely don't lack in detail. 

We packed our books into our suitcase for our 3 weeks holiday in America and those books were never away! 
They were perfect for those lazy afternoons by the pool or on the balcony while the kids (and Hubby) played below. 

Even in the car, though i do recommend the bigger print pictures for that as my 10 year old told me off for 'Going out the lines!'

When the kids were in bed and we just wanted to relax and unwind these books were out again, even the Hubby, who has that attention span of a nat had a colour.

These really are the prettiest adult colouring books i have seen and everyone seems to love them!!

I've seen adults both young and old with these types of books in their shopping baskets or trolleys, either buying for themselves or as gifts for family and friends, we just can't seem to get enough  of them!!

So, we have decided to have a little giveaway with our books that Phoenix have kindly sent our way! 
How would you like to get your hands on 
The Second One and Only Mandala Colouring Book?

We will of course send a pack of Felt-Tips to get you on your way :)

Entering is simple, follow the steps in the box below, remember to come back daily to up your chances! 
Giveaway will run for 1 week.
Winner will be announced on our Facebook and Twitter pages so be sure to follow one or both :)

*Books sent for free. All thoughts and photos are our own. Giveaway run by A Blogs Life.


  1. Replies
    1. Me to! They are a bit addictive once you start

  2. Always wanted one of these! Colouring is so peaceful and it keeps me quiet for hours! I could really enjoy this book! :)