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Friday, 22 March 2013

Happy Birthday for Tomorrow Dad (and my brother).

My Dad and my Brother share a birthday, I haven't made my Brother's card yet, here is the one I made for my Dad. I used a picture and caption from an old Calendar I bought last year. I had to keep it because Mum and Dad have an adopted Siamese called Katy, and for a present I bought Dad 3 scratching posts for the cat which were a bargain price - because I didn't know what to get and he said he had bought several scratching posts, the cat gets through them and it is better than her scratching the furniure! He was not impressed lol.

This is the first Easter card I have made this year, and the image is from Bugaboo. It was a Friday Freebie when I got it, now you can buy it. The paper is a freebie, the sentiment is a DoCrafts stamp, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, eyelets from Eyelet Outlet, and a tiny teddy bear charm so I can enter in the Bugaboo bingo challenge (my three are Bugaboo image, green and charm).

I love Promarkers - Anything goes (Wednesday)

This is my latest idea for Promarker storage, an Artbin Double Deep Deluxe Satchel. I decided to sort the pens into colours, red, green, yellow and orange etc in anticipation of getting the new Marker trays to fit.

I fitted the middle divider and some of the shelves temporarily until I can find some more marker trays.

This is what it looked like closed and standing on its end. See the large gap left for the first marker tray?

Still got some left not sorted at this point in time.

The marker pen tray arrived today, yippee! It took a while to work out how to fit the legs to it, then it was easy to fit. 

Here it is open, you can see the pens stay put apart from those in there loose of course! Now I just need to find somewhere to buy 3 more trays to fit. I was going to buy the new Artbin Marker satchel at first, and one appeared for sale in the UK recently (in fact that is where i got the marker tray from), then I watched a couple of videos on it and realised that the Super Satchel double deep took the trays and held twice as many pens. Also the marker satchel only came with one tray and shelves and you had to buy the second marker tray. To buy two marker satchels and two extra trays cost more than buying this big boy and 4 trays!
I really think I need the bigger option especially because I just won more Promarkers from a Passion for Promarkers sponsored by Letraset! Thanks guys. I have started to seperate the duplicate and triplicate pens out of this box for now, I have used them I am sure, and somewhere else I have some unused duplicates or triplicates so will have to keep the used ones seperately from them! I also need to get some sticky dot labels to label the Promarkers, the Trias have built in labels of course. Do you think all the pens will fit? I hope so! This solution is portable too, and will keep the pens nice and clean when not in use.


  1. thanks for the tip about the comments, I was confused for a sec!
    Fabulous cards, must be quite unusual for a father and son to share a birthday!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  2. Gorgeous cards. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  3. Really nice card for your dad. That's great both same date. My mom and brother were same date.
    I love the Catch the bug challenge card. Great image and love the chocolate egg. never thought of it when I posted mine to make it chocolate. thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug challenge. Hope to see you back next week.


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