Wednesday, 12 May 2010

What's on your workdesk Wednesday

This set of draws from three DCWV kits seems to crop up regularly in craft stash pictures! I always liked the look of mine, but never knew quite what to actually put in them - I prefer to store the papers from the kits elsewhere as the draws are a very tight fit, making it hard to browse through / stroke the papers.
When my stash was infiltrated by Promarkers, I realised that the draw set is the perfect home for them. The draws are just the right height, and can be pulled out & placed on the workdesk (assuming I can find the space to set them down of course) for easy selection of colours.
Now to my actual work desk, which is looking a little, ahem, messy this week. I'm in the middle of bagging up some glitter as I needed to do some for an order on Monday but haven't got round to finishing off a few more bags. It's just as well that my craft room isn't overlooked, as neighbours could easily get the wrong impression when I'm bagging up the white and crystal glitters...

I had a surge of creativity over the weekend and managed to complete all of one card. A couple more are still in the planning stage as you can see on my cutting mat. I was looking for papers that would go with the Kanban Robot Friends toppers, the discarded ones are in the pile to the left of the mat, as I haven't got around to refiling them yet. I was also playing around with foiling strips of card, by putting them through a Xyron which provides a good even covering of adhesive. As well as the small red one on the table, I have a larger Xyron, which is out of the picture on the floor.
If you're curious about WOYWW, more details of what it is about and how to join in are on Julia's Stamping Ground blog.

Thank you so much for all the kind comments last week - I will visit as many workdesks as I can when I've finished work today!

32 comments:

Helen said...

Those drawers are great. Must check them out.

Tracy Evans said...

Wow I can't believe how many pro markers you have and all colour co-ordinated, very organised. Tracy Evans x x

joey said...

Hiya

oooh I love those draws! they are perfect storage.

Joey.x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohh brill storage Gill, I have all my promarkers in 1 drawer and always have to rummage through them, grrr. Thanks for sharing, Love Hazelxox

Sue said...

Hi Gill
oh ya pens look lovely in them drawers very organised,have good day, sue,x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, if you have to give house room to infiltrators, I think it's a great use for the drawers. Loved your desk today, and the fact that your surge of creativity was for one card - you and me gal, against the rest of them!!

Pascale said...

What a great soloution for promarker storage. Hugs Pascale

Lothian Crafts said...

I love the drawers for your promarkers at least you can see all their colours and find the one that you need.

Wipso said...

Fab storage for your markers. You have a very busy desk.
A x

Paula Gale said...

I love your extravagance of how you have stored your promarkers - they look soooo tidy... and then you show us the desk!! LOL!!!

I have surges and come up with nothing - so your one card was a bonus!!!

Paula x x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Nice drawers hun ;O))

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Glad you found a really good use for the drawers, the Promarkers just fit nicely
Anne x

Becky Cornish said...

These drawers are great , i cant belive how many pro markers you have, you are very organised, have a good week

Becky

Glen said...

Love the snoop. Your drawers are well used and I haven't even started on Promarkers yet!! Can't have it all....or can I?! *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Kathy said...

Oh my word, what a lot of promarkers. I have....ONE! and that came free in a goodie bag!

Great use for your drawers, they look as though they were made for them!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Wow you are promarker mad!! What a fabby idea for storage though.
Hugs
Helen x
PS I have blog candy if you would like to have a go x

Candace said...

Way too organised with the promarkers - chuck 'em all in I say or in my case, leave them where they land after you have finished !

Thanks for the snoop

Can x

Pam said...

fab way to store your promarkers you can see the colours very easy. Hugs Pam

Nine said...

Fab storage. Thanks for sharing

Kaz said...

Great way to store the pens xxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Great drawers -Do those pens stay like that all the time?

xx

She said...

Oh I have those drawers too! But still ful of DCWV stuff! Love all your Promarkers - I'm a Promarker girl myself! Have a good, crafty week. S x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

OOOOO I have Promarker envy, I dont have that many but a few, mainly Copics though, but am really enjoying using them! I keep mine in a small tote, but its beginning to bow with all of the weight, lol! Thanks for sharing it with everyone, hugs Heidi xx

Linby said...

what a great way to store the promarkers - might have to try something similar. is that a holiday cottage brochure in the middle of your desk - did I miss something?
Linbyx

Mummylade said...

that's a lovely storage for the promarkers. I don't use them myself (cause I totally suck at using them, trust me, I've tried) but neat storage is always impressive

Spyder said...

A lovely snoop...stroke paper?? oh yes me too...and my new promakes...but shame they are just colours I've run out of. sorry I'm late mr blogger wouldn't let me comment
(Lyn))

tkelli said...

lovely way to store your promarkers!! I, like many others, am still rummaging through my marker drawer. I guess a few more go on my to-do list now :P

Cath said...

How tidy are you with the promarkers, mine are in a bag! great idea must look out some drawers.

Jan said...

Great box storage and marker collection! Thanks for the snoop :o)

Linda Elbourne said...

How cool ... custom Promarkers drawers ... and a fab looking desk ... more busy than untidy me thinks!

Tonje said...

Great storage system for you Promarkers, and such a great amount of them too!! Lucky girl! Sure beats my toiletpaper roll-promarker storage system. lol

minnie_mac said...

Love the storage and the Promarkers !

Marilyn x