Yes, Peggy: they don't fall apart! We used them in the class, and they are FAR superior to the Cat's Eye ones. I love Chestnut Roan, but I am SICK of buying them and having the foam fall off. I have tried Zip Dry, hot glue, and everything else I can think of to put them back on, and they just don't stay. Ingvild's are much better!
The poor quality of the pads themselves got old for me a long time ago. I bought a full-size pad of the CR and use applicators from M's (they're like the eye makeup applicators) to apply to edges. Obviously, I never really distress with them, have been using my TH DI for most of my work.
Rae, is the Ingveld ink as fluid as the Colorbox?
Yes, it is Peggy. In the class, I had a new one put of the package, and one that had been used in the other classes. The new one wasn't too juicy- perfect, I'd say. I will say that Ingvild used them lightly, but I was really trying to abuse the one I was using to see if it would fall apart, and it didn't. She even watched me, and then said to just touch it to the paper. But, I like to see the ink.