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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW 150 - colouring

Hello everyone!

Well it's time again to show you my desk, if you don't know why then pop over to Chez Julia's to find out.

Short & sweet (just like me!) this week, the desk -

Took this before the light went yesterday evening, I tend to set things up and leave them ready for the following day (also means they're ready if I can't sleep during the night!).  You can see (right) Kanban toppers, (middle) sheets of digi stamps which are Krista's (Saturated Canary) wonderful artwork and then (left) tubs of Pro/Flexmarkers & Copics. Yes, I do store them in what was liquid washing tablet boxes! Smells nice when I open the lid. I often change my colouring medium, switching between my Spectrum Noirs to my Pro/Flexmarkers & Copics or even water colour pens/pencils. Depends on my mood you see.

A new addition to the button collection has emerged following another visit to the local Haberdashery -


Sporting the wonderful WOYWW badge is the new jar of orange buttons!

Right that's me, I'm off to make a coffee and start my weekly snoop through the list. Thanks to everyone who pops by and a huge crafty hug to those that take the time to comment too. Take care Zo xx

108 comments:

kath said...

thanks for sharing your creative space...loving your cute button storage...happy WOYWW hugs Kath (25) xxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the button display. Oh how I envy those of you who love to color the rubber stamps..I have no patience yet for that. Have a great WOYWW and #3 wishing you a great week

Karen said...

Love the images on your desk and pretty buttons on your shelf :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Tuire said...

You have everything so well organized! Those button jars are SO beautiful!
I have to go for an other cup of coffee, too... ;)
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #9

Neet said...

Orange buttons this time - lovely - love the citrus colours.
Your desk looks like a hive of industry with all those images ready for colouring. Enjoy!
Hugs, Neet #1 xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Love all your cute jars of buttons! like all the stamped images too - have fun colouring them in! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Helen said...

Love those jars of buttons! happy wowyww, helen 10

Sandy said...

Oh love those button jars.. Have a great snoop :)#38

Di said...

Hi Zo! Am deffo going to have to try out Saturated Canary - so many cute images. Love all those yummy buttons too :)

Don't fret, I have no intention of actually cataloguing all the dies you remarked on - life's too short to peel a grape :)

Happy WOYWW,

Di
xx

SophieNewton said...

Gorgeous button jars. I love your stamping and colouring production line, great fun
Sophie x
no.57

Cards by Alison said...

Zo your desk looks so tidy I must admit I usually tidy up when I have finished but last night was too tired so will clean before I start today. Can't wait to see the finished product. Alison xxx

Suzanne said...

Great idea for the washing tabs boxes, I love ideas like that. Have fun with your snoopingX #40

okienurse said...

great looking desk and I love all those images! I have been struggling with button issues and I am trying to decide whether to dump them all in a gallon jar or separate them into color groups like you have them but I have so many buttons! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #32

lisa said...

Looks like you've got lots of colouring to do there, Zoe. I only heard of Saturated Canary yesterday, what a name!!!
Had to laugh at your buttons, you do my button phobia no good at all each week, lol.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax '69

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the button jars like a sweetie shop!!! Looks like younwill have fun and lots of colouring ahead!! Hugs trace x 68

Redanne said...

I love Saturated Canary digis too, they are are gorgeous and so are your new buttons! Happy WOYWW from Anne #30

Lynn Holland said...

You and me both with the buttons this week Zoe, they even made their way onto my blog on Tuesday. I did get the shelves up and filled with Doodly Birds though in the end.
Lynn#52
One I Made Earlier Today

VonnyK said...

You are so organised having the colours in different boxes, I just lump everything in together. Love those little girls, they will look fabulous coloured. Nice orange buttons and a great badge too.
Have a fabulous week.
Von #29

emma mitchell said...

I wish I could be as organised as you Zoe , love how all your button are in different jar for each colour.
Gorgeous Saturated Canary images , have fun colouring.
Hugs Emma xx

Laura said...

Great idea to set up the night before, might try that. Of course I'd need to tidy first so... I won't hold my breath!
Laura 73

Miriam said...

lovely buttn jars - enjoy your colouring in.

#84

Hazel said...

Love the button jars. Good idea to have the stamped images ready and handy for whenever - good idea for storage of your pens - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Helen said...

Hi Zo - I recognised your soap boxes straight away! My husband collects them too - he has a real collection going now so I am going to show him your desk so he gets inspired enough to go out to the shed and fill them!! :-) Thanks for visiting my place this week WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 42

ger76 said...

I spy Saturated Canary :D I have just treated myself to a few of these & so looking forward to colouring!! LUSH buttons too

Luv Ger x
WOYWW#91

Ann B said...

Hi Zoe, you are going to be busy, all those images to colour in, but lots of relaxation as you do them. Do you think you have enough pens now - silly question, of course you haven't.
Thanks for dropping by earlier. I'm off to M&S now for shopping of another kind - see what spring/summer stuff they have, you know the sort of stuff, fleeces, woolly jumpers, socks etc.

Ann B
#39

April said...

Looks like you're all ready for a marathon colouring session! have fun! the button stash is rapidly growing! I've not posted my desk this week, nothing to see as I've been made up with flu! boring! :o( x

Spyder said...

Loving the colour coded button jars, really lovely colours, mine are all in together but they are all old yucky ones that need cleaning and sorting out. Lovely snoop! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) #56

Morti said...

LOL - I always love how each week it's a case of "which buttons will appear next - tune in next week for the next installment..."

Great idea on the storage - have fun colouring in!

Thanks for stopping by!

Morti #37

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those boxes are perfect for storing your pens, aren't they - that's clever recycling that is!!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Danielle said...

Sweet little designs to color. I like how you have your pens stored by color - great idea! Dani #104

Lisa said...

Hi to a fellow Bristolian, great designs and i love your buttons shades too

Lisa #113
xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great idea to set things out the night before, you look soooo organised. Sigh, want to come and give me some lessons? Love how you have arranged your pens!

Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!
#26

BJ said...

Hi Zoe, thanks for your comment, I seem to be doing "catch-up" with replying to posts as I have been at badminton this morning. Still love the buttons - happy colouring in (you'd never catch me doing that though - LOL) BJ#12

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, the marker boxes are great! I'm a sucker for storage ideas. :)

Cheers,
Susan #108-ish

Julia Dunnit said...

It's all mood dependent really isn't it...I haven't been in the mood to use my Copics since I bought them really. How bad is that! And let's not talk about the mood to tidy up!! I think your pen storage makes a lotta sense, and the waft of fresh smell is a real bonus!

Rita said...

Hi Zo, Love your craftyness and all those lovely buttons etc. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx 55

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zoe, your desk does indeed look ready for you. Love your pen storage ... those boxes look the perfect size and the lingering perfume is such a bonus. Enjoy your colouring session, whatever time of day or night you do it and thanks for visiting my blog today. Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #27

sandee said...

You are going to need another shelf for your button collection!! Hope you have a wonderful day Zoe! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) as #132

Kate said...

Hello :0)
Brilliant idea for storing your pens...and those button jars look very pretty.
Kate xx

jill said...

Cool way of storing your botton collection , Happy Crafting Jill #62

SuziesImaginarium said...

Love your button collection!! I am a button addict but mine are not sorted and lovely like yours :( Happy WOYWW #122

kay said...

me thinks you are going to need another shelf soon for your button collection,the digis are lush to colour,must use them more.....lol
thanks for popping by
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #51

france papillon said...

Well you inspired me a crafty activity i will be able to do tonight: as i have to keep my leg up since my surgery, i can't spend to much time sitting at my desk. But coloring in bed, that should be fun!
have a happy week :)
france #97

Barb King said...

those buttons are looking good-and I love the colors in your canvas on your previous post. Thanks for stopping by earlier! Barb

May said...

Love the images Zoe, you have a busy time ahead this week.... enjoy!! Hugs May x x x No2

Claire said...

oooh! what a neat and tidy space... and i love the jars of coloured buttons!! thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment :) x

Polly Polkadot said...

Rather like the storage idea, see-through. But my recollections as a shelf stacker is that they are a bit unstable? Still all good freebies welcome!

Sherry Edwards said...

Excellent idea using those liquid washing tablet boxes for pen storage. I have a collection of them in the garage as they're too useful to chuck away.

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week.
Sherry x
WoYwW # 28

thefrugalcrafter said...

brilliant idea for storing the markers in the detergent containers! love that! Happy woyww!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...hi Zo...your badge looks fab taking pride of place on your super cool button shelf...lots of cute images, looks like your in for a lot of shading...have a wonderful week...Mel :)

JoZart said...

You look well organised for your colouring needs... good idea to use the scenty boxes. Thanks for visiting this week,
Love JoZarty x

Kim said...

Hi Zoe, looks like you are up for a colourful day (or night), insomnia crafting is great as it's always a surprise to see how creative you can be when everyone else is asleep! Thank you for your kind comments - Kim#94

Cottage Remnant said...

wow...that is one awesome supply of markers!!! I am going to have to look into those things. As I am new to the "Artisitc Camp" in Bloggerville, I am seeing markers used all the time....I must investigate.

Have a great Day!

p.s. love the jars of buttons.

blessings,
Cindy♥

KAT said...

looks like a nice place to play with creative ideas

what do you do with the buttons ?

- KAT -

Tertia said...

I have to get me a badge, it looks so cool. Love your desk with everything at the ready for a play.
Happy WOYWW

The Artful Diva said...

I can relate to sleepless nights thinking about what's waiting for me in my studio. 'So glad it's not real problems keeping me awake!

Crafty Chris said...

Another tidy crafter, wish I was.
Chris x

Li'l Pidge said...

Ooh some lovely pens there (great idea about the storage boxes). Thanks for joining my page also!

Kyla (aka Li'l Pidge!) #105

laurie said...

I love what you're doing here, very interesting and lots of goodies, love the button!!!!

Wendy Fraser said...

It all look so neat and tidy, mine's a right state! xx

BumbleVee said...

oooh, Chez Julie...sounds so posh does' t it? ...

I've been going along merrily putting down Trisha's number all morning... hahah... but, you already came by for a visit anyway.... so thanks..

Vee
#138

Marnie said...

Love the idea of setting up the night before! Brilliant!
Marnie#127

Deb said...

ooooh, what fabulous images you have ready to colour, how lucky! Have fun!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx

Anne-marie said...

Your desk is so organised luv the digi images good idea for storing your pens. YOur button storage is fab
Anne-marie no 67

BumbleVee said...

my comment disappeared and I thought it went to moderate or publish..but, .... don't see it...of course, as soon as I do a second one..it will appear....

I was going to say how posh Chez Julie sounded and something else..but, it escapes me now..

Vee
138

Jacqui said...

Lovely tidy desk and love those buttons Jacqui #119

Scrappekatten said...

148- great stamps and your Promarkers are so organized

Erika said...

What a neat space and lots of lovely colouring in to be done. Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW, Erika.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Zo! Thanks so much for stopping by and especially for JOINING! Applause! I appreciate it. Love your button jars, images, and organized space! Have a terrific week! Darnell 150

Est xxx said...

Wow your buttons look so pretty in those jars, I use washing tablet boxes too :-) xx

Linda said...

I like how your button collection is growing. Soon you may need a bigger shelf. :) Thanks for the peek! Linda #99

Shoshi said...

Hello fellow zengangler!! Glad you like my efforts, Zo.

Cool boxes for your pens! They look just the right size, and if they smell nice too, what more could you want?

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #58

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Zo,

Thanks for visiting me already! How very sweet of you! I know there are lots of desks to look at so I get so excited when someone visits mine!

Yours looks like it is waiting for you! It's fun to have different ways of coloring. Whatever you choose, I'm sure you find it relaxing.

I do love those buttons! Your shelf is getting a bit crowded though....

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#122

fairy thoughts said...

That look all very organised for a Wednesday. Thanks for the snoop.
a very late
janet #151

Liz Black said...

I love the boxes! What a great idea, I have an empty one looking for a home and I think hubby may have his eye on it too so best be quick... lol! Thanks for sharing and visiting Liz no 141

Bella said...

love your button jars, I think I need something like that too...thanks for the inspiration.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love those jars of buttons. Thanks for visiting. Carolyn #82

Sam said...

A very tidy desk there and very organised. Shall I send Monkey over to you so he can have some fun? LOL!

Michelle Webb said...

Looks like you're ready for a good day colouring, enjoy yourself. Michelle x

Daniella said...

Your space does look like you are ready to work! Very orderly, I like that! The buttons in the jars are such a great pop of color!!
Happy WOYWW!
xxDaniella

Joynana said...

Hi Zo, thanks for stopping by my blog this week. Love the way your buttons are organized and isn't recycling fun. #95

Queen Of Toys said...

If you love buttons then go to a flea market and purchase an old tin of them and it is amazing what little treasures you will find, guaranteed to find that special button.

Eliza #103
Thanks for vititing my blog

RosC said...

Hi Zo, thanks for calling on me.
I do like all the buttons you have collected, and the various things one can collect for storage. Using common consumables means some degree of uniformity for stacking and so forth. Good one.
Ros. #124

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Great repurposing of the washing tabs containers. What a good idea to have everything set up ready to go, once the mood takes you, or time allows :o)
Fiona xx #174

Twiglet said...

I love buttons and often pick up some fab ones at our car boot sales.

Lavinia said...

Hi Zo! Great idea to store markers in those boxes! I will have to remember that one! Love the shelf of buttons, mine are in a big box all mixed up, another to do project. Cant wait for my decorating to be over, its looking good now! have a great week!
Lavinia 88#
x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

love your pro marker storage

Angie said...

Clever, clever marker storage. I can't color that many images at one time lol. I bet it's very efficient but I'd get so bored. I'm like a butterfly, I have to flit from one project to the next.

Angie #95

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm totally giggling that every time we come to visit there is yet another new jar of buttons. Pretty soon you are going to corner the world market on buttons and we'll have to come beg you to spare us a button or two. I love the marker storage idea--different color families in different tubs. I've been pondering various marker storage since my Copics outgrew their basket.

Lisa-Jane said...

Your button collection is coming along nicely! I use loads of orange buttons for some reason. Talking about the smell, I keep some of my stuff in the box that a Christmas wreath came in so its lovely and orangey and spicy. Happy WOYWW #45

Cynthia Eloise said...

love the way you displayed the buttons. hugs.

Becky said...

You know, I never thought to set my desk up in case I couldn't sleep! I rather like that idea :) I keep my buttons in jars too, something about them makes me think of candy!

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

You are so super organized! It has never occurred to me to set myself up like that - will definitely give it a try! Love your buttons! *smiles* ~Jen

Sheena said...

Wow! You really are so organised! I don't usually know what I'm doing when I'm doing it, never mind the night before! lol!
There can't be many colours missing from your button collection now?!

Happy WOYWW!
Sheena #166
xxx

StampinCarol said...

Great button display! I wished I had more shelf space but too small a work room. Oh well. And your desk looks so organized. I don't have a brain to work with from 8 pm to 8 am. (And some may say the rest of the day, too!) Thanks for stopping by my blog! Carol #159

mommyle said...

OMGee Wiz! I LOVE your wall hanging, and your canvas!!! SO fantastic!!!
have a wonderful week!

Amy E said...

Thanks for stopping back and taking a peek at my desk...and then becoming a follower!!! I'm glad you came back to see what the "blob" on my desk was! I really love the planner that I made. It's already helping to keep me on track for blogging! You're right..you can never be organized enough!!!

Your desk looks like there was lots of fun going on!! I'm just starting to learn how to color. I've only used watercolor pencils so far, but I'm sure I will graduate to markers one day soon!

Amy E. #4
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

karen said...

The Kanban toppers look great! I hope we will get to see the cards assembled and close-up!
Love your pen storage, looks very handy and stackable! And if they smell nice too, that is a nice bonus, lol!
Thanks for visiting me earlier!
xoxo Karen

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...i thought at first your buttons was candy...color coordinated LOL! Now that would be something! Ha! Happy WOYWW!

Paula Gale said...

Hi Zo

I also set my digi's up about 4 to a page - leaving enough margin around for my spellbinders die of my choice - I learnt the hard way tonnes of times before and put too many on the page and not had enough room to successfully die cut them afterwards... however, will be doing on my Cameo in future (well, gonna try anyway)...

Love where you have your promarkers - must admit I've used those boxes to store craft stash before - mine were blue lids (D/W tablets)... I currently bunch my promarkers up in colour family with a laggy band - usually in my drawer, but currently in one of my collapsable 'bit bins'...

Great desk

love Paula x x x x

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Oh! I can tell that you are super organized! (Oh- how can I get some of that to rub off on me??)

Thank you for visiting me for WOYWW and for your sweet comments!

Nadia 171

2pDesigns said...

You are more organised than me - I jump from project to project all the time. I must settle down and finish something


Janet (2pDesigns #155)

MaggieC said...

I love my Promarkers, especially as I now have enough of the fine nibs to put one on each pen, which gives me three nibs on each pen - pretty good value there. Thank you for your visit, and kind comments. I have now finished that particular zentangle, so I need to play with another. Have a good week. xx Maggie #59

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that's a wonderful button collection and all so organized! happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing,
hugs, #116 peggy aplSEEDS

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Hey you - bet you're colouring in as I type! If not, you have been, I bet! I'm terribly late looking this week - I blame you for Thursday tee hee! Now, I must take some you-inspiration and actually DO some crafting today...! Me xxx

Sandy said...

Now if I set up my desk the night before, the cats would be into everything!! I have to clean up every time I create and make sure I always have the object I am working on well away from their sneaky paws!!!
Sandy

Queen Of Toys said...

I do that too, get the images all set up so I can just sit and play, but I leave mine in an A4 protective folder because the cats think they own my desk and push things off when they want more space.

Thanks for sharing.
Eliza #103

Auntie Em said...

Isn't it nice to be able to set things up and just leave them until you can get back and know things will stay where you left them!
I recently found some bottles on sale and decided to sort my buttons. So easy to find the right one now and they are pretty to boot!
Thanks for sharing! :)