Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WOYWW 140

Wednesday has come round once again as quickly as ever! So it's that time in the week when lots of crafters show off their workspace courtesy of Julia on WOYWW. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then hop on over there and have a nosey at everyone's workspace and, hopefully, join in the fun.

I admit that my workspace was in a right muddle earlier on (I know, I should have taken a picture to convince everyone who thinks I'm tidy all the time!). Anyway, I've cleared all the immediate stuff and got out what I need to re-ink some of my copics. I actually bought  the re-inkers a while ago and haven't yet got round to refilling those that need it - silly really because I could do with using some of those colours. And you'll see a few pens on the left of the picture that need to have refills ordered before I can use them - good job I've got other copics as well as promarkers and marvy alcohol pens.



I started the day yesterday determined to carry on with my tidying/sorting of my craft stuff ... I got as far as finding some pieces I'd saved to recycle on Christmas cards and ended up making 12 more Christmas cards instead of tidying/sorting (which is boring anyway).

So today's next task must be re-inking these copics ... and then perhaps I'll get on with the tidying/sorting ... perhaps!!

Update: Job done, here is the evidence (didn't actually take as long as I expected):


Not sure that it should have been such a messy job - bit of a learning curve (will do better next time) - I think some pens have ended up with almost too much in them and some not enough - time will tell, but at least I have plenty left in the refills to repeat the process when necessary (cheaper than buying new pens). Thankfully, stazon cleaner got the worst off my hands (why didn't I think of putting gloves on? - I never do till afterwards!).

17 comments:

  1. WOW well done on making 12 Christmas cards, that is quite an achievement :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #90

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  2. Ah Hazel, I do that..sometimes its just easier to sit down and use the bits and pieces than it is to tidy them away!! Very impressed at the Copic re-inking procedure...not quite the chore it sounded then..good!

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  3. I'm impressed you're tackling the re-inking of your Copics. I have to start buying some refills for mine. I love that you made Christmas cards -- I should do that because I never seem to finish on time at the end of year. LOL.
    Have a fabulous fun day and week!
    Deb M

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  4. I am having Copic envy again..... I really must save for some of these!!!
    And what an organised woman!! Christmas cards already!
    Am now following xx
    Lisa 163

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  5. Great news on the christmas card front!!! I must save my pennies for copics I am a promarker girl myself, great job on refilling those pens glad it was not as bad as you thought, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

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  6. I'm buying reinkers for my Copics next month so will have some fun then!

    Thank you for sharing. :)

    Maggie xx
    #178

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  7. I've never re inked mine but it is time to do a few of them...Looks a bit messy. I will follow your advice and use gloves!

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  8. I have so far resisted getting into Copics and I get tempted every time I read something about them!!

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  9. Hi Hazel

    I don't know about you but I just can't work so good in gloves .. .. even in the garden I have to go "gloveless" .. .. but always regret it!! LOL!!

    Pleased you got a job off your list .. that always feels good doesn't it.

    You have been posting some gorgeous cards and projects and I hope all is good with you.

    Love Jules xx

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  10. Hi Hazel

    I don't know about you but I just can't work so good in gloves .. .. even in the garden I have to go "gloveless" .. .. but always regret it!! LOL!!

    Pleased you got a job off your list .. that always feels good doesn't it.

    You have been posting some gorgeous cards and projects and I hope all is good with you.

    Love Jules xx

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  11. Looks like youve had fun reinking ,i couldnt work /create in gloves !Have a creative week Happy woyww
    judex4

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  12. Fair play I've not re-inked any of my pens but this will need to happen at some point! Thanks for sharing & enjoy this weeks WOYWW, I've been nosing around all the fab desks as I try to visit everyone! Zo x 83

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  13. i have never re inked any of my copics but sure i will be a lot messier than you!

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  14. Hi Hazel,

    Isn't so much more fun to play than organize? I must admit, though, I might be doing some organizing this weekend!

    Twelve Christmas cards - that's fantastic!!!

    I don't have any Copics and am trying to resist buying them. I bought markers from Stampin' Up years ago and they are still going strong!

    Hugs,
    Kay
    #129

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  15. a tough job - but one that HAS to be done and now you can colour galore!!! Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7...

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  16. Always a tedious task that gets in the way of crafting but now its done, how long will that last?
    Bridget #51

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  17. i bought some copic refills this week too, but like you i also have pro-markers and whisper pens and water colour pencils and prisma pencils! lol I love colouring, I'm not that good but i enjoy it and like trying all types of pens and pencils, been looking at your creations they are wonderful, Hope you have had a lovely weekend, I didn’t make it, to everyone’s crafty space on Wednesday so doing a last sweep of the desks i haven't managed to visit, tonight (wide awake with pain so might as well make use of the time) x Lou x @#103

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