Monday, 11 February 2013

Rich Tones Flexmarkers

Todays prize is a set of six rich tone Flexmarkers. The winner will get:
Cardinal red
Moss
Surf Blue
Navy Blue
Red violet
Vermillion

leave your name under this post, all the winners will be picked on Wednesday morning and posted here on Wednesday




Carol asked a good question yesterday. She said:

Now, I have a question about the markers ... I have never tried them before (I failed miserably with the gamsal and colored pencils, so I have been hesitant to try the markers) ... anyway, would one of these 6 pack of markers be enough to play with to tell if you would really like them or not? Even if there is no "blendy" pen to help blend the colours together? Is there anough color variation in a six pack to honestly give you a nice example of how the pens can give an image a pop of color and enhance the overall look?

As you can see, I do want to try them, but don't want to invest a huge amount if it ends up being something that doesn't appeal to me. I admit being a bit skeptical and wonder if a 6-pack of neutrals (like these grays) would leave me feeling a bit flat. Is this a good investment for a first time user that wants to "try" them?

You raise some good points Carol. Firstly, with alcohol inks, you don't need a blender to blend the colours together, unlike pencils and gamsol. You blend by using similar tones of the same colour, adding darker shades for shadow and depth, then blending with a lighter shade. There are loads of you tube tutorials out there, and a few in the tutorials section at the top of this page, which will help you understand what I mean. The flexmarkers I have been giving away this week are really sets to help fill your colour range, rather than blending sets, (apart from the neutral set that was yesterday's prize). I would urge anyone hesitant, to go to the Letraset site and look at some of the sets available at rock bottom prices, some of the sets of six Flexmarkers work out at about £1 a pen - that's only $1.55, and you get free shipping if your order is over $33 or £20.(try and get together with a friend to do a combined order if you don't want to spend $33.   If you are not from the UK, click on the flag at the top right hand corner of the page to get prices in your currency. There are some great sets to get your collection started - as a quick guide, I would say go with the pastel colours to grow your skills until you are more confident about using the darker colours . You can mix and match ProMarkers and Flexmarkers - the only difference is the nib. Click on the image below to see what's available 

End of Line Sale

On to todays card, which I half made back in Florida, intending to leave it for the buyers of our house. I lost it in the rush, so gave them a general sort of best wishes card (along with a bottle of champagne) to wish them well. Of course the half finished card has appeared like magic out of one of the boxes. All I had to do was add the sentiment - someone, somewhere among our friends will be moving house at some stage!

Papers and images were printed out from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD by Polkadoodles - now there's another bargain for you. All the truly gorgeous CD roms, with hundreds of images and papers on each one, are on sale at the moment for £9.99 AND you get free shipping worldwide for orders over £10 



I'll be back tomorrow with the last six Flexmarkers. Don't forget, leave your name under every post offering the markers, good luck again x

103 comments:

Jane Songhurst said...

Never tried the flex markers, but enjoy the promarkers, so this set would be a good top up for me, should I be a lucky winner.
Many thanks
Jane xx

Beulah (Scrapngigi) said...

I like this card and would love a chance to use the markers.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...love all the pink...thanks for the chance to win!! Lee-Ann :)

Robin said...

What great advise and how sweet are you to leave a gift for the new owners! I'm sure they were thrilled! Your car is fabulous! What new home owner wouldn't be thrilled to have it! Thanks for the chance at winning the markers! You are such a generous person! Hugs, Robin

Anonymous said...

I also made and left a card for the family that bought my last house. Thanks for all these great chances to win. Judy C WI

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Another great set of markers. Thanks for a chance to win them.

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Love love the card! All the details & coloring is great!

Thanks for the chance to win the markers too!

Sandy S

Cathy said...

I am glad she asked the question, I learned a little too:)
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

AndreaA said...

What a cute card Enfys. Of course I am sure that I have said before that IMO you can't go wrong if it is pink :)
Glad you found the card. Someone will surly enjoy it. :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love that card.

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love the house and trees!
I'd love to give these markers a try!
DeniseB

Ardilla said...

I love pinky cards... and yours is awesome!
Thanks for the whole explanation, I also son´t have markers and don´t know if I will do a good work with them, but I would love to try them!
Thanks for the chance :)

Chitra Nair said...

Thanks for the giveaway Enfys.. I really hope o win some flex markers..I really want to try them.. And love your card, so beautiful..

LostnThought said...

Another cute card!

Thanks again for the giveaways!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I really appreciate the info you gave us today. One more question - if I print an image with an ink jet printer, can I color it with alcohol markers or will it smear? Thanks for all the lovely things you share with us, and for the chance to win some markers.

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful card Enfys! Thanks for the chance to try these markers out!

Tracy

Kristie Maynard said...

What a sweet card.
Thanks for all these chances to win these wonderful sets of markers.

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Enfys,
Deine Karte ist wieder wunderschön und mit viel liebe zu Detail gestaltet.
Vielen Dank für Deine guten erklärungen zu den ProMarkern. Ich lese sie gerne.
Liebe Grüße Carmen

D- said...

Love your card. TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Jennifer said...

This is another wonderful card! Love the colouring! I would love to try these markers! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl W said...

Great card, and what a nice thing to do for the new homeowners. I can only imagine how much they appreciated your thoughtfulness!

Sathya said...

Thanks for the chance :)

Jane Willis said...

You've answered one of my questions too, Enfys. I'd been wondering whether, having already got an embryo collection of Promarkers, Flexmarkers would work with them or just sit on the paper and stubbornly refuse to blend. Which leads me on to another question - I don't have any Copics but if I did, would they work with them too?

Jane Willis

mags said...

A lovely card Enfys. Love the little house image and the colours. Thanks for the chance to win another fab set of markers.
Mags
x

Pamela Romero said...

How nice to leave a card to the new homeowners. A Very nice gesture. Thank you for the explanation of Alcohol ink based coloring. The information was very helpful.

Glennis said...

Another brilliant card - I love the colours.
Thanks for the chance to win this set.

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the chance to win these fab markers. your post did a great job explaining how to use them to
blend.

sandra collis said...

love the card are you settle back in the UK now

Uta said...

Your card looks so great. Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs, Uta

Coffee And Cream said...

Every time I have a clear out, I find so many things that I put "somewhere safe" for a particular event!

The New Home card looks lovely - hope you get a chance to give it soon :)

kathr said...

Wow another great giveaway, love the card especially the colour , you don't often think of using pink on a new home card......brilliant..
Hugz Kath....xx...
Ps good luck everyone!

Denise Rand said...

What a lovely card, lovely colourng!! I have bought a couple of packs of flex markers and love the nibs they are so easy to use and love the fact they work with normal pro-markers. the clours in the give away look very versatile i would love the chance to add to my collection.

Debbie said...

Lovely card and thanks for the chance to win.

kanda said...

Love your new home card. I have one set of Flexmarkers and they are brilliant, thanks for the chance to win more xx

Ophélie said...

thanks for the giveaway ! and congrat, your card is just perfect! i love it :-)

Grá O'Neill said...

Love the new home card & a great set of Flexmarkers to give away today :)

roxy said...

Lovely card. Love all the pink.

Karen said...

Beautiful card, someone will be moving soon as you say! Would love to be entered in the Prize Draw too please. TFS. Karen x

Daisychain said...

What a sweet card, love the little house and fence. Hugs Christine x

singwithmezyra said...

wow..i dont have any..want to try them on my paper

ginny c said...

Lovely card love the. Colours, I have never tried the flex markers so for chance of winning lovely candy many thanks best wishes ginny

CraftyJo said...

Still haven't tried the flex markers, thanks for the chance to do so.

LJT said...

The card looks very spring like.....I'm sure that it's round the corner somewhere! x

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely card - isn't it always the way that it turns up when you have sorted an alternative.

Thankyou for another chance to win.

Karen x

Stephanie said...

I love all the shades of pink on this delicious card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo said...

Such a cheerful card ... great job!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Chasia said...

Nice card - specially colors :) Thanks for chance to win these markers! I hope to have a luck :)

tmorrow said...

wow this would be a great addition to the set I have now. I love using these pens and sometimes I just set and stare at the set I own. Beautiful colors. Terry Morrow
terryim4841@yahoo.com

ellyscard creatief said...

I like this card and I 'll very happy to try the markers, I dont have them.
Gr Elly

Rosalee said...

Cute card and another great set giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance.
Hugs, Rosalee

Swimmom said...

I love this card! And I love the chance to win markers! Thanks so much!
Avra

Loopylou. said...

hiyah En!
oh that card is so cute and I love all the pink, the little gems on the tree look so sweet.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Marjorie said...

Another adorable card.

I love my Promarkers and would love to try the Flexmarkers.

Marjorie from TX

Jessica said...

Cute card En. More markers to win! This is an unbelievable weekof chances to win! Thanks my friend.
Hugs, Jess

Miranda said...

Love the card!
Miranda :)

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,
I love the card and the papers. I think I have this one (CD). Hope Mike is better... If you get a chance I posted a Valentine card last night and would love your opinion. Thanks for a week of giveaways and good luck to eveyone. I have a set of these I won a very long time ago... Whoever wins will love them.........Are the 2 boys twins.....

Barbara in AZ said...

Great card! Great markers!

grumpygus said...

Thanks for the chance,would love to try the markers

Laura Holt said...

Beautiful colors! Would love to be notified that I have won them!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to win these markers, love the colors!

krafty kitty said...

Thanks for the explanation, very helpful. Love these colors!

mandy said...

Ooohh would love the chance to win some flex markers i love my promarkers and haven't had a chance to use flexmarkers :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Patty Bassham said...

Would love to try these markers!

Anonymous said...

I'm starting my collection little by little....It would be awesome to win!

Thanks,

Denisse from Silhouette Cameo Paper Crafts FB Group

marlene kiley said...


always helpful for everyone reading questions on products. Your comment to Carol on the markers is very useful when one hasn't tried a product. Love the card. Must pop over to see the sales. Thanks for sharing the valuable info.

pcrusberg said...

Your lost card is so pretty! Who wouldn't want to live in that house? Thanks for the giveaway.

Kimbo said...

I love the candy colours of this card and a good one to haver to hand. Thanks for the chance to win x

ang said...

lovely card, nice idea to leave for the new buyers. thanks for the chance to win angxxxx

Patty said...

I only have a few promarkers and would love to win some of these! The colors some very pretty! Love your card...that was so sweet of you to leave a bottle of champagne for the new homeowners!

CyndiU said...

Darling new house card. TFS!
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2atyahoodotcom

Debbie said...

Thanks for a chance to win, Enfys ;- ) Have a great day!
Debbie B.

Carol said...

Oh My ... can you imagine my surprise when I peeked in on your blog today and immediately saw the answers to my questions from yesterday? Thank you so much for your thorough reply. As always, you are a total Sweetie. You've convenienced me, I think I'll give them a try ... and who knows ... I just might win one of these fabulous sets you so generously give away on your blog.

Love this card ... that is such an adorable little house and the PINK is fabulous! How nice of you to leave a special house warming gift for the new home owners ... I am sure they appreciated your thoughtfulness. As I already said ... you are such a Sweetie!

Thanx Again Enfys!
Carol

Cherie Montorio said...

Never tried them but would love too.
Cherie Montorio

cebelica said...

This is a wonderful card. I like all the pink. :) Hugs! xx

Anthony Paterson said...

love the card x x

fairy454 said...

Thanks for the chance to win and Love the card.

Hugs
Lisa

Gail said...

Great card!
I've never tried these!
I'd sure like to!

Craftychris said...

So very girlie and yummy! Thanks again for another chance to win such a fabulous prize! xx

Annamieke said...

What a candy sweet card. Any one would be wrapped to get it from you. I have never tried the flex or promarkers but have done heaps of research and would love some.
Thanks for the giveaways.

nannapat said...

Love this card Enfys - it's really cute. Thanks for the chance to win yet again - you have been sooo generous. Pat x

KathyM said...

I would love the chance to try some of the markers. Thanks for the opportunity.

Toni Myers said...

Really cute "Happy New Home" card. And thank you for the chance to win some beautiful colored markers.

Chris said...

Lovely card as always - would love the chance to win x

Sandra H said...

Good advice you gave to Carol l looked at lots of Tutorial about using these pens l love flexmarkers l only recently started to use them because my DIL got me some for Christmas l use them all the time and the best thing l like about them is their pointed nib which makes fine line colouring brilliant, thank you for a chance to win one of your sets and your card is gorgeous x

Kathy:) said...

I love these colors. I have a few markers and I love them. Thank you for the chances to win the markers.
Kathy Unger

kathy.unger113@gmail.com

TheKatsWhiskers said...

Thanks, En :) xx

Caroline said...

Ive never made a new home card before! Yours is very pretty. xx

BethAnn M said...

Perfect for the next time someone moves! Hope you don't lose it before the time comes to us it . LOL .
The markers look like a lot of fun to try. Thank you for the chances to win. BethAnn M.

BethanyR said...

Cute card! Makes me want to move...NOT! LOL...

Kara Hunby said...

I love the colours, Pink is always fab. Would love to win so thank you for the chance to do so xxx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I was intimidated with the alcohol markers at first too.... but it just takes practice. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carolyn said...

I would love to win so I could try them out. TFS

Aunty Sue said...

Please add my name to the draw thanks

bearcatnat said...

Cute card and fab giveaways! You're so sweet to think of the new home owners, even though you lost the card in the shuffle....lol

Is said...

Rich tone flexmarkers look great too, so thanks for the chance!
Lovely card, so girlie :)
Hugs from Spain

ginnye said...

Cute card!

MizMaryAnn said...

Thank you for the chance to win your generous giveaway. Your Home card is so cute.
Mary Ann (mahuntington@wavecable.com)

coolnana72 said...

Lovely card and what a nice gesture to the new owners to leave them a gift. Once again, thanks so much for this wonderful week of giveaways.

Nitasha said...

Carol asked a great question because I kind of had a similar question! The answer and example card have cleared it all up for me! Thanks so much!

pinky said...

What a sweet new home card Enfys and all in PINK! I am just beginning to use Flexmarkers more and more and love them.

Katarina M. said...

Hi,
I am (for now) using only ProMarkers, but would love to have Flex markers too :)

Katarina

n@tie said...

I like to trie them.
Thanks,
Nettie

Darla Haverstock said...

Wonderful!!!
I could not agree more with your answer to Carol. Well said. :)