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70 designs to help you de-stress

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  • £7.99

Pick up your colouring pencils and create a wonderful oasis of peace on paper.

Pick up your colouring pencils and create a wonderful oasis of peace on paper.

How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by nature and reach for your colouring pencils. There are absolutely no rules - you can choose any combination of colours you like.

As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and stress disappearing.

The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600632412
  • Publication date: 06 Jul 2015
  • Page count: 72
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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