Wednesday, 9 March 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? 92

Wednesday again! First up, here's a tip (which the more I think about it is probably teaching Granny how to suck eggs) for anyone using Aqua Markers. Of course I had to have the whole set - as you do. So......being a tidy little soul I then HAD to have the zipped Letraset holders didn't I. I know the barrels of Aqua Markers are coloured as a guide but some of them aren't totally accurate. My tip is so simple - I didn't want to work with a colour chart so off I trolled to Staples and bought some small white round stickers which have been scribbled on coloured to match each pen and stuck onto the flat ends of the tops:




I guess this would work with Promarkers too - as I say, I betcha I'm by NO means the first to think of it though. I can see some eye-rolling going on! Before anyone says, I'm meticulous about putting the tops straight back on in any case - so no chance of ending up with a handful of pens and mixed up tops!

It's been a busy week so not a ton of crafting done really, although this is the card I made for my friend Joy's son and his girlfriend Jess. They recently got engaged so Jess is of course now Stuart's fiancee.......OK, so where is the accent symbol to go above the letter 'e'?!

Just to prove I can do a little bit messy - here's my desk just after I finished the card:



And this is the card - plus insert:



I used a square scalloped card from Craftwork Cards, a Love and Romance Lili of the Valley Cute Square, mounted onto a Nesties die cut - with a little bit of Stickles plus a teeny diamante gem in the little chap's hand - apparently Jess's engagement ring is a gorgeous diamond solitaire. I like the way the little girl seems to be having a think about what's going on :) The background paper, lace and roses are from my stash, the cute 'double heart' charm came from Dies to Die For and the sentiment stamp is from the LOTV Dreamy Days set. For the red bow I used some scrummy red organza ribbon that I bought in Germany a year or so ago - it has silver heart outlines on and I've been waiting for a very special card to use it for the first time! I hope we'll be going over again to see the grandchildren this Summer so a visit to the little shop where I found this and a few other tasty ribbons is def. on the cards..........to coin a phrase :)

So, now make sure you hop over to Julia's to find out what everyone else is up to........have fun!

Di
x

34 comments:

jude said...

Love your card hunni,yes i did that with all my pens especially my copics as i have soo m,any just easier to get right shade rather than trying each individual pen!Happy Wednesday have fun whatever your up to!
hugs jude3

glitzygirl said...

You need to check out my blog if you want to see messy.... Love the idea with the stickers, will do it asap, I had seen someone else do,but you just reminded me again, that I must get onto it. Thanks for the snoop, blessings Hilde

triciasconfetti said...

Love the card. I used a tiny scalloped punch and glue to mark my Promarkers. worked a treat.
x Tricia (60)

sasa said...

The sticker idea is great and creative - allows you to be you! Love the red and white combi too!

Thanks for sharing

Sarah (sasa at 4)

Wipso said...

Good tip and your card is really lovely.
A x

Karen said...

Wow, you've certainly increased your Aqua Markers stash since I sent you the pack! Makes my PM's look quite small!!! I've got something for you over on my blog - hope you like it!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A really cute card - read and white is a real winner.

Wendy -x-

Helen said...

Great card and love the pen labelling.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Great idea. I have the sheet that has the colours all printed out and a blob of colour beside, but prefer your idea. Pretty card, too!

Mary Anne

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty and a fab idea re the stickers! TFS.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #92

JoZart said...

You've certainly collected a good stash of pens. I too love the coloured dot idea for the colours.
Great card you made too,
JoZarty x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous card, and a really useful idea for the pens, Shaz #118

Twiglet said...

You all have so many lovely pens - I don't do paper craft yet I still have pen envy!! lol

okienurse said...

Very beautiful card. I have done the tag color with my stamp pads and reinkers. I like being able to see what I am reaching for. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #69

The Crafty Elf said...

Your card is adorable. I do love the way you have put the stickers on your markers. That's awesome!!! Sounds like something I would do. Thanks for letting me take a peek! Happy WOYWW

Carola Bartz said...

That's a ton of markers - all the possibilities, wow! And that card is lovely!

Marjo said...

Great idea, Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #6

Charlene said...

Love your marker storage! Could you please come and organize my studio so that it stays as neat as yours? :-D

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

yes Di I also love LOTV and am very anxiously awaiting my second ever order from there I put in on 22.2.11 takes so long to get to Oz sometimes it can be frustrating..well done on your win below.... no! am not too green with envy, well maybe just a tad.. and adore this stamp here,
TFS and happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.xx

Jovita said...

I love your card, I'm sure the recipients are going to love it as well. I like your idea with the colored dots... very smart.

Thanks for the peek into your space, hugs, #152

Julia Dunnit said...

You may not be the first, but it's possible that the labour of love involved is the real genius of your colour coding! Yep, your desk is a tidy delight. You would faint if you were at my desk today!!

Di said...

Hi Julia! I did almost faint when I saw what you're working on (crochet). Ooooer! Di x

MaggieC said...

An excellent tip for the pens, but I do not have many to catalogue yet. I have spent too much recently, so they will have to wait for a while. That is a very pretty card, and beautifully done.

Starla said...

Excellent tip for the markers! I need to do that for my alcohol inks!

S said...

Sweet card. But you really never have lots of caps off that the same time, really?

Lavinia said...

Hi Di! What a really lovely card! I too love the Ribbon! I go to France quite a bit & have a fave ribbony bits bobby type shop I always go in! Although it may be a while before I go again with all the crafty stash I have boought of late!!! Oh well what can you do eh! :)
Lavinia
x

Neet said...

Thanks for the tip re the pens - must do that myself. Lovely card - you obviously like colouring in as you do it so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

SueH said...

I’ve done exactly the same thing with my Promarkes Di, but mine are all stacked in a CD tower.

Love the Engagement card and it’s good to see that your desk gets a little messy from time to time too Lol!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
X

Susan said...

Hi Di,
That desk is so not messy! Mine is now worse than it was on Wednesday as I haven't touched it but just added so much stuff it is now all over the chair too!
Love your card!
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I'm amazed that someone as tidy as you can bear to even show the tiniest mess as you have done - congratulations on that. I love organising my craft stuff too but normally I can't find anything in the first place.
Have a good day
Rebecca (42)

Penni said...

I store my Promarkers exactly like that!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Hugs
Penni
X

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely tidy desk and you have way too many markers!! LOL Your card is lovely, I have a thing about red polka dot papers, they always look fab!! Annette #5

Spyder said...

Love the card, especially the charm and your promakers and your desk looks lovely and tidy!! Happy Very late WOYWW )I was here before, but must have for got to press something!
(Lyn)

Nicky said...

Love the card really stunning ~ sorry I'm running late this week on noseing round the desks lol - Nicky no.2