Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas Gifts

Christmas can be an expensive time of year especially for me! As I have two sisters and six brothers including step bro/sis, mum, dad, step mum, step dad, a fiancee and his family that's without Friends and work colleagues!!! lots of money!!! eeeekkk so i decided to make gift bags with a small box of chocolate/ chocolate coins and a small gift as presents. I used A4 card and made a net which i photocopied, scored and folded to create the bag. Used Marion Emberson stamp designs: Tis The Season, stamp collection to embellish my gift bags with red glitter and ribbon. ENJOY!!!
Katie xxxx

Christmas Time

sorry its been awhile life has been crazy!!! and even crazier that Christmas is just around the corner. I don't normally scrap about Christmas but seeing some of the papers and goodies this year Ive come to realise I'm missing out!!! so i have just finished my first ever Christmas layout with a photo from my first Christmas with my fiancee Chris. The pictures not that great as it was taken on a Mobile phone camera in 2006!!! technology is getting better lol. we celebrated in Christmas in February as we both like to spend time with our families at Christmas and being students we were very poor so brought all the gifts in the Christmas sale heheheh hope u like it.
Katie xx

Monday, 26 October 2009

Forever & Always

This is my entry for this months Indigo Mill (mill pond blog) Sketch competition, the photograph inspired my colour choices , black, white and red of my top strap in the picture. I used create paper black and white checkered scallop circle and white bazzil card stock inked with black ink to create a smokey effect. I layered up flower punched shapes with buttons and brads. with a large acrylic flower shape with hand drawn hearts with quickie glue pen and black glittered embossing powder to create a decorative corner piece to my LO. I made the letter tiles using old letter stickers and black ink by peeling off the stickers after left the letter imprint. I used a template to create the scroll detail using my quickie glue pen and black embossing powder. I used my dynamo sticker machine to make my journaling which reads "When you say I love you I say forever and always." I am really pleased with the final product and it really symbolises how much i love my fiancee i cant wait to marry him xxxxxxxx

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Candy Cupcake Button Bouquet


I thought i would share my newest creation with you the 'Candy Cupcake Button Bouquet' its made using wire, felt and buttons with hand stitching around the edge... good enough to eat .... yummy.

I love them let me know what you think!!!

Katie xxxx

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Pretty In Pink- Indigo Mill Competition

This is my entry for the Indigo Mill September Sketch Layout Competition - details can be found on

I used paper by Bo-Bunny and In the Pink Card stock by Bazzill for the main layout with teal and pink card stock for the photo matting, I painted the Chipboard Flower with Raspberry and Pool acrylic paint dabbers by Adirondack- Bights. The title was made using my zyron cutting machine- handwriting font design book, I used teal colored ink to edge around the letters. And the Quickie Glue Pen sprinkled with pink glitter to create the subtitle. I used a white frilly ribbon from the belle at the ball (previous indigo kit) and a teal ribbon with diamante buttons and flower brads to embellish my page... I hope you like it.
Katie xxxx

Friday, 25 September 2009

My little Scrapbook Guide

Hello Eveyone
This is my first ever blog!!! My name is Katie Meakings and i live in Chelmsford and i make Button Bouquets ... YES that's right bouquets made from buttons!!! call me crazy but there really kool and alot of fun to make.
I have been scrapbooking for around three years but i would really like to focus on this hobby more because i love it!!! so i signed up for the scrapbook for beginners class at my favorite craft shop, Sugar and Spice at Barleylands Craft Village. I had my first class last Saturday which was brilliant........ Nina was so helpful and it was really good fun.
we were asked to bring a note book for next week so we can record all the useful hints and tips Nina gives us. So i thought i would make a mini book to record my work and as a keepsake of my achievements.
I used bazzill basic cardstock in shades of pink(12x12) I cut them to 6x6 to make four pages from each for my mini book. I used a holepunch to make 2 holes in the pages, attached book rings and decorated with papperned paper, lettering stickers, chipboard shapes and home made embellishments. Also I used old scrapbook insperation magazines to find infromation and pictures of tools, tecniques, scrapbook lingo/ jargon and materials which I cut out and attached in my mini book.
I decieded to make a doubble page on tools, matterials, basic technique and scrapbook jargon, then going on to each week explaing what we did and including a sketch design of the layout and picture of my own finished layout. This was really fun and has turned into my little guide to scrapbooking which is really usefull although it s not finshed yet as ive only done one week of classes!!!
I hope you like it
katie xxxxx