Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Morning desk hoppers
Tiz been a few weeks since i've played along but only coz I was away in london visiting my folks and attending the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking show. I actually thought for a split second this morning that it was the anniversary and I wouldn't be able to play along as i've not made any ATCs yet but was releaved to see it's a few more weeks yet.. Phew!
{note to self.. MAKE ATCs!!!}
I had an excellent time in London {you can see HERE & HERE}
But i'm back now, just still not quite back into my crafty groove yet so I have been sorting my new stash as you can see. There is also some remaining hints of my next DT project for Snazzy's in a couple of weeks time. There still on my desk so I don't forget what I used.. 
{another note to self: Get DT blog post drafted}
 So to my sorting: I give the top of each paint bottle a colour swatch and then add another to a tag,
It comes in very handy to keep track of which paints I actually own, Ideal for taking to shows too so I don't buy doubles!
There are more on the back, I've not quite got a full set yet but i'm working on it little by little lol
The tag behind it has my washi tape samples on it.
I would eventually like to have all my inks/paints etc catalogued like this but i'm not holding my breath lol
Right I must crack on, Got a driving lesson in an hour and need to get ready!
Will be round to visit ya'll later xo
Stay Inky
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Helen said...

Love your tag reminder! what a great idea - just don't leave it at home...! Have a good day.Helen, 2

Lin said...

wow indeed Nicky what a lovely tidy desk and your swatches are great!!

Helen said...

Hi Minxy. Gorgeous desk. The tag cataloguing ideas is fab - pretty too! Let us know when you are back in the house so we can go out in our cars......tee hee..... sorry couldn't resist that one ;-) Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 33

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope the driving lesson went well. What a great idea for the paints. I do fill in charts but they are no good when I go out! Take care Zo xx 82

rachel said...

your desk looks fabulous and I love the idea of the tag to take to shows - clever xx

Krisha said...

Hi Minxy, I relly do wish I could be as organized as you!! I have given it a go more than once but I can't keep up with myself ....LOL
Krisha #108

Craftychris said...

Your desk looks a wonderful place to be! So much cool stuff and you are so organised! I hope your driving lesson went well xx

Anonymous said...

Fun desk! Love the swatch idea. I have double purchased some colors of distress inks until I found a print out online and started tracking. lol! Happy Wednesday! SueC#93

Ria Gall said...

a lady after my own hear listing everything and putting the colour on the top of bottles, it works for me and looks like it works for you. Your desk is looking great today
Happy WOYWW #203 and thank you for sharing your desk with us today
Ria #60

Almo said...

If you use your tag swatches as much as I do, they will be well worth the effort of putting them together, its so easy to forget when you dont use things for a while. Hugs Mo x #29

Shaz Brooks said...

Glad I'm not the only one who has to make herself reminders to stop me buying doubles!Love how tidy & organised your desk is. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #114 xx

Carol Q said...

great idea with the tag Nicky - would you believe I bought 2 repeat colours at Ally Pally. I was so carried away. what a plonker!

Karen Ives said...

Wow, such an organised desk.
Karen #64

susibee said...

The colour swatches are a great idea - I'm always doubling up on things! It would save me a fortune.

Hope the driving lesson went well.
Happy WOYWW. Susi #61

Julia Dunnit said...

OMGosh your organisation is breathtaking..and pretty! I can't thinkof a better person for the Snazzy's a relatively 'near' store for me and you definitely keep it in my mind.

Maggie's Crafts said...

I love the tag idea. I always end up writing down the names of pads I own.

If you don't mind I will 'borrow' the idea from you! :)


Lisa-Jane said...

That's such an organised space! Love the cataloguing idea.

Nan G said...

Nicely organized desk. Love the swatch idea. Will be doing something similar with all of my embossing folders. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #98

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Such a lovely crafting space - and love your organised swatches too! Time constraints mean I’m Weekend-WOYWW-ing, but hope you’ve had a good one! Deb # 125

Ann said...

Such a tidy desk & so organised Minxy!! Love your idea of the swatches, may need to borrow that one!! TFS.
Hugs Ann xx

Tertia said...

Love the tad to remind you about colours, I need one of those!
Happy very belated WOYWW!