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Post by Scrap Monkey on Tue 7 Feb 2012 - 22:28

sorry if this info is elsewhere; I did have a look and couldn't find it, and I need some opinions please. My old faithful colouring pens from Hobbycraft are beginning to show signs of wear.

*If* I were to buy some new colouring pens (which I don't need, lol....... or do I?), the choice is Promarkers or Copics, right? Any others? Anyone want to argue the case for and against each type (or send me to a link that will tell me?). I can't afford hundreds, so I'm loathe to go for 'six shades of grey' and 'six shades of purple' type sets, as I ideally need a good few 'basic' colours. Do they do mixed sets at all? Budget is an issue also.

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Post by Scatty on Tue 7 Feb 2012 - 22:50

I have some promarkers, never tried copics. Promarkers do do some sets.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 7 Feb 2012 - 22:52

If I could have afforded every single colour I'd have had Copics because personally, I think the colours are a tad more vibrant than the others, but...I love my Promarkers and wouldn't change now. They do lots of sets.

I have some Tria markers, some Aquamarkers, some Flexmarkers AND a few copics and they very rarely see the light of day.

There are some out now called Spectrum Noir, but I couldn't pass judgement on them as I've not got any.
http://www.joannasheen.com/craft-supplies/spectrum-noir-pens/

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Post by thriftycrafter on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 8:03

They're not good for journalling though, too thick, so if you use them for that too go back to the old PM ones, which I haven't tried for colouring but use for jounalling a lot. (PM's)

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 8:15

No worry about using them for journalling; I only use black or brown pens for that. I have some cute new stamps from Little Claire that need colouring in.

Cowling and Wilcox seem to have the best price for Promarkers, with their sale on at present.

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 8:20

Look on Letraset too Tina, they sometimes have good offers and also cardmakingneeds.co.uk

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 8:25

Di Masters wrote: cardmakingneeds.co.uk

oh, with P&P included their prices look very good!

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Post by Guest on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 10:27

Out of all the colouring pens I have used, I still love PMs the best.
The only thing you need to keep in mind is that they do bleed through
the back of most papers, so if its a topper or something that's going to
be matted, not a problem.
I know Joanna Sheen had good prices but I can't remember if she does single ones.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 10:29

some good info on the Letraset site, I have to say I do like brush nibs, so I may go with Flexmarkers. When I make a decision. Eventually.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 12:36

Promarkers all the way Mr Green

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 13:18

kt_dragonfly wrote:Promarkers all the way Mr Green

any particular reason though?

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 15:15

Joanna Sheen is usually the cheapest and free postage too.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 15:56

I think Di's link has the best rpices so far; for a set of 12 :

Cowling & Wilcox - 12.95 + 3.60 p&p
Joanna Sheen - 18.99 free p&p
Cardmaking Needs - 13.98 free p&p Very Happy

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Post by supergran on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 16:30

I have had a set of 'Whispers Strokes' a 'Sugarloaf' product for some while, and I find them really great, I bought them at a Craft Fair about two or three years ago, they are in a pack that can be stood up when folded to a triangle or can be opened right out to hang up.

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 16:35

Hmm, that is good Tina. Mr Green

Never heard of those ones Billie.

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 18:20

Cardmaking is where I bought a few of my Promarkers from. Others from Letraset when they were on offer and Craft Obsessions in the sale - they have them for 1.65 at the mo with free pp over 10

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Post by kimb on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 20:47

qvc do the whispers pens ,i like the triangle case they store them in

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 21:28

Scrap Monkey wrote:
kt_dragonfly wrote:Promarkers all the way Mr Green

any particular reason though?

Reason...? Shocked Why would I need a reason? lol!

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Post by cb on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 21:30

My Mum has those pens Billie but I find some of the colours quite pale though.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 22:09

kt_dragonfly wrote:
Scrap Monkey wrote:
kt_dragonfly wrote:Promarkers all the way Mr Green

any particular reason though?

Reason...? Shocked Why would I need a reason? lol!

yes silly, you need to talk me into buying them! Crying Laughin

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 22:27

Do I look like a freaking sales person??? Just go buy the damn promarkers woman! LOL

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 22:38

Talking of promarkers I've just bought the new limited edition set... Embarassed

http://www.joannasheen.co.uk/craft-supplies/promarker-sets/promarker-limited-edition-6-set-spring-2012/

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Post by thriftycrafter on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 22:39

LOL what is it you do/did for a living Kate? some sort of customer service???
That's interesting Cath as I think some are too dark, it probably depends what you want to colour.
I reckon if you want results like Lorraine and Ruth get, you buy what they've got.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 22:45

thriftycrafter wrote:
I reckon if you want results like Lorraine and Ruth get, you buy what they've got.

Gee, no pressure then Crying Laughin . I was hoping for anything that doesn't look like a six year old coloured it in!

Best price for a 12 set so far is 'Icon UK'. 13.25, free p&p. Just need to choose which ones now!

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 22:52

lol!

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 22:55

thriftycrafter wrote:LOL what is it you do/did for a living Kate? some sort of customer service???

*ahem* I am a conveyancing executive! I've moved into the realms of legal admin thank you very much! Laughing and even before when I've done customer service I made sure it was roles where I didn't have to sell anything! Though in my late teens I was quite the double glazing/conservatory cold caller Wink

Honestly Tina, I bought my Promarkers back in 2009 on a bit of a whim as they were reduced at paperchase. I am useless at colouring and I thought that like you it would end up looking like something coloured in with felt tips by a kid! So imagine my surprise when it didn't.

These were some of my first attempts:





ALSO! Out of that pack of 12, I've only had to replace 3 of the pens so far!

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 22:56

Now hows that for a sales pitch biatches!

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Post by kimb on Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 23:21

you lot are mad !!

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Thu 9 Feb 2012 - 7:36

bonkers Peeing Laughing

(but yes, the 'you won't have to replace them every six months' is a good point in their favour!!).

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Post by Di Masters on Thu 9 Feb 2012 - 8:49

"ice to eskimos" comes to mind Kt! lol

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