Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WOYWW and a kitchen card........

Good heavens, the weeks seem to fly by - time for another scout around the crafting desks of the world already! If you Don't know what it's all about, go over to Julia Dunnits blog and see for yourselves, and join in if you have a blog.





So what's on my desk, a rather natty box which is filling up quickly with my new flexmarkers, I am loving these pens, some of the colours are so subtle and muted, easy to blend...yes, I am a fan and of course they work with my beloved promarkers as well. I already have one of these boxes for my PM's, they are from Tesco, aluminium CD cases, perfect for the job



Here is my card for the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week, set by Kathy, who is absorbed with all things culinary at the moment as she is having a new one fitted, so her dare was kitchenalia. I used the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge, and cut the toaster at 4". I used quite retro colours for this. Come to think of it, toasters are pretty retro in design anyway, the basic shape doesn't seem to have changed much since they were invented (I googled it). Sleek futuristic kettles, coffee machines that make a skinny latte mochiata while whistling the national anthem, knife blocks that look like a sheet of glass - but the dear old toaster stays stubbornly loyal to it's roots


The sentiment inspired the whole card, it's one from an ancient set by Stampin Up......



Case half packed, Euros in my purse, all I need is a visit to the supermarket to get Mandy's order of prawn cocktail flavoured crisps (yes, honestly, apparently you can't get them in Australia) and getting excited (for those of you not in the know, I am off to the trade craft fair in Frankfurt on Friday)


Don't forget, you still have until the 5th February to join in with my challenge, click the link at the top to take you there, and if you have a little time, pop and see the entries, there are a whole lot of gorgeous cards there to inspire you


See you tomorrow..... 

46 comments:

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how you store your markers.

Deb said...

lovely collection of pens, I haven't tried those ones yet. love your toaster, very cute!
Happy WOYWW Debxx

Sarah said...

How do you get so many projects done and still have your work area so neat?!?

Chrizette said...

Good idea for storing your markers - mine is a mess, all thrown in a little container. Impossible to find the colour I want . . . I am also taking part in the WOYWW today :)
Celestial Things

Loopylou. said...

morning en! how are you hun? busy colouring I see!! hope you are all packed! i can't wait to see what you get up to at CHA.
And hun that new photo of kiki is just gorgeous, she looks so grown up and i love where the picture was taken too.
hugs Lou xxxx

misteejay said...

Great card Enfys.

I love your pen storage - think I need to pay a visit to Tesco soon.

Toni xx

Debbie said...

What fun card Enfys, love the toaster. Your work area is so tidy - note to self - tidy up my work area!!!! Have a lovely time away.Will look forward to hearing your news.Love Debbie x

CraftyCooky said...

Good morning Enfy, I love your card. It's got spunk, and I absolutely love the sentiment. I have that cartridge and will scraplift this one. Have a wonderful trip lucky girl.
Hugs
Claire

inkypinkycraft said...

Great pen storage and have a fab trip,
Icky you!!happy woyww hugs trace x no16

Brenda B said...

Great marker storage, looks indestructible! Have a great trip to Germany.

Hugs
Brenda 99

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys wow what a clever idea for your pens, will have to hunt one of those boxes down next time Im in Tescos. hugs Shirleyx
Enjoy your trip to Germany.

Zuzana Obert said...

Enfys, I love love love your card! It's absolutely gorgeous. My favorite:0)Thanks for sharing with us at DCM this week.

Zuz. x x

Jessica said...

Kettles whistling the national anthem...hahahaha! You always make me smile, and sometime I even laugh out loud! Love the toaster card. That cartridge is one I have always wanted. Have a great trip and enjoy time with your friends. Hugs, Jess

jude said...

Love your card and the sentiment is absolutely fab!
Have fab wedensday ,and a creative week
hugs judex 17

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Hehe, what a great card - it made me chuckle. :) What a selection of pens you have too!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pen storage and great card. Thanks for sharing. Zo xx 83

famfa said...

Love the card. All those pens too! Great sentiment

May said...

Great storage for the markers, love the card, have a super trip, Hugs May x x x

Sheena said...

A lovely tidy craft desk and a great way to store your markers!

Your card is fab! I love it - the sentiment made me laugh!

Have a good trip - you lucky thing!

Sheena
xxx

Linda said...

Cutest card. Love the marker box.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I love flex markers too! Wish they would change all the pro markers into them

Karen said...

I love your card and what a perfect sentiment for it :) Great storage ideas for your pens too.

Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen

MizMaryAnn said...

Your toaster is so cute and so is the sentiment. That's another cart that I've never gotten around to using. Shame on me. I'm excited to see what they have at the craft fair you're attending.

1CardCreator said...

Really cute card Enfys, love the sentiment. Have fun shopping!

Stephanie said...

I resisted getting into pens/markers yet...but ooh, I love to see them! :) Your card is absolutely too cute!

lisa said...

Your pen storage is great, En and so organised!!
It struck me the other day how colourful all the kitchen gadgets are now when I picked up a new Argos catalogue, makes you want to start all over again.
Have a great trip to Frankfurt.
Hugs Lisax

Danielle said...

Squealing with delight, here. That card is awesome-the toaster is adorable!

Twiglet said...

Great card and I love the way you store your promarkers.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My newest toaster has something different on it: a space to store some small plastic tongs that came with it. I love that feature! But you are right that toasters haven't changed much over the years. Thanks for sharing your desk and your pen storage. I keep metal dies in a similar box.

Angie said...

I shall have to drop in to a good Tesco ... that box is perfect.
Your toaster card is brilliant ...inpired ...love it and the sentiment.

MaggieC said...

How do you actually attach those markers in the cd case/ I have a couple of those cases, but I cannot quite see how you have done it. Thank you for your visit today, and your encouraging comments. Have a good time at the trade fair. xx Maggie #90

Beckyt said...

what a fab card such a cool design love it thanks for sharing x Becky no 56

Craftychris said...

Love your storage idea - I haven't tried Flexmarkers yet but love my Promarkers. Your toaster card is fabulous! Thank you for visiting my desk and have a happy and crafty week xx

Lou said...

Lovely card Hope you have a lovely trip, brilliant pro-marker storage Hugs Lou #82

Debs Willis said...

What a great card! And your desk is so tidy! Flexmarkers are on my 'wish list' but wasn't sure as the colours seemed SO pale......

Happy woyww

debs #117

sandra de said...

Such a clever card and I like your storage solution. Amazingly organised.

fundraising for school said...

Different type of pens collections are so great.I really enjoy this blog.I like this all different items.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Have a flippin' fantastic furtle in Frankfurt - hope it's a profitable trip. Like the thought of futuristic appliances - there was a speaking toaster on Red Dwarf, I seem to remember... :)
Hugs, LLJ '45 xx

SueH said...

Looks like you’ve been busy with the old Flexmarkers Enyfs and I love your storage box.
I’m still struggling to find the right way to sore my ProMarkers. At the moment I have a wooden CD unit turned on its side (think I read somewhere they need to be stored flat) but every time I pull out the pens to use the rest fall out and go all over the place.

Loved you comment about all those lo rolls and extra fiber on my blog. Lol!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

pinky said...

Oh I love your storage, does the little dividers come with it Enfys? I am also becoming a fan of the spectrum noirs! Love your brill card.

Kathy said...

Oh En, where would we be without toast?! Thanks for joining in and sharing your lovely "Kitchenalia" card with The Daring Cardmakers this week

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week. You have a great collection of markers - I'm a little jealous. Cute card!

Cindy :) said...

great card, perfect sentiment, love it!
I LOVE your marker storage solution. When it is closed do you stand it on it's long edge or leave it upright? I have stored all my markers upright, but read somewhere and seen a few people say they should be stored laying down so the ink doesn't pool at one end or the other, I've never had any problems but I have only bought cheap markers so far,until recently. I bought 5 copics and don't want to store them incorrectly, tooo much money for those suckers :)

Pauline said...

Love , Love, Love the pen storage Enfys :-) trip to Tesco for me I think ! That card is so cute with the toaster , I've always fancied that cart . Safetrip Enfys xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm late getting around but just wanted to say that I love your blog and your storage solutions.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Great pen storage! My daughter's PMs are getting out of hand now and that looks like the perfect solution. Thanks for sharing and for visiting me on woyww.