Sunday, 18 November 2012

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

I went to a friends stampin up party this week and had a fantastic time Donna demonstrator was amazing and we created a really beautiful card. And she showed us how to create a gift bag and decorate jars with gingerbread cookie mix inside :-) Yummy. Needless to say a brought some products so I can recreate these ideas as gifts for my family this year. Can't wait I receive my products and get making :-)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Chillin in autumn

This is another one using the October Scrapagogo kit I love the hybrids in this kit I created a two flag embellishments from the hybrids and added the photo as a file tab. Also I used some leaf stamps from my first ever GoGo kits in September 2010 to add a stamped strip detail. Hope you enjoy Katie x

Colourful days of aurtum

Hi everyone sorry I've been absent of late with the move and wedding planning I seem to have struggled to find time to update my blog :-( I have a mountain of layouts that I haven't shown but I'm going to stay focused on the here and now and share what I have been working on recently.
I created this layout using the October scrapagogo kit and it was perfect for the aurtum pictures I took when me and chris went for a walk in Tiptree the other weekend. Hope you like it Katie xxx

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Race For Business

This is my second layout using Julys Essentially GoGo Picnic basket Kit, I used the websters Sunday picnic joy ride paper as the bicycle seamed appropriate. the race for business, a 3 1/2 mile run through Chelmsford town which I took part in for my nursery. I was very proud that I competed the cause 7 minutes faster than last year.
I created a banner using patterned paper and the white foam thickers and used the journaling hybrid to write about the event. Enjoy Katie xxx

Brownie Pack Holiday

So I've just got round to using the July Essentially GoGo picnic basket kit, in my new craft room that's right Ive upgraded my creative station to a whole room now :-) and its lovely really nice using it this afternoon nothing better on a Sunday than chilling out and being creative.
I made this layout of me and my friend Tina on brownie pack holiday back in June at thriftwood campsite in Brentwood.
I added some Cath Kidston polka dot ribbon.... LUSH :-) and some buttons from my stash. I just love the dear lizzy and websters paper in this kit :-)

A little Catch Up

Sorry I've been absent of late fellow bloggers I've been extremely busy moving into my new home, I'm settling in very well thank you all for your kind wishes.
Also I have been creating some layouts for the creative capers crop newsletter in Ipswich, which I'm going to share with you. These three layouts were for the August crop. Which I unfortunately couldn't attend as that was our moving day.
Katie xxxx

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Our new home

So I have only just caught up with my scrapbooking from June's kit and the cause is we have been organising moving house. We are moving to Kelvedon to a two bedroom house on the bank holiday weekend In August which is very exciting :-)

Sleepy kitty

This layout is from a sketch from this months create and co crop using dear lizzy Neapolitan collection. I used this picture of my cat all curled up asleep on my bed and used a big shot de to cut out the flowers embellished with buttons kindly donated from Karen Curd :-) thanks again


For this layout I scrap lifted a layout in this months Scrap 365 August 2012 issue 9 by Kirsten Tweedale full credit to the original designer and my layout is an adaption of this using the products from my scrapagogo kit.

Ladies Who Lunch

I used a lot of the June hybrids on this layout as well a the due cut camera. I drew around the branding strips and embellishments with back pen to make them stand out, this picture is of me and my friend tina in saint James park in london
Enjoy xxx

Jubilee Cupcake

This is my second layout using the 'sketch me a story' June kit. Which is a photograph of me holding a jubilee cupcake that one of the brownies had made yummy yum yum. I used the red, white and blue papers to incorporate the jubilee colours and used a white pen to decorate the edge of the card stock xxxxx

Crafty Ladies

So I've got round to using my June Essentially Go Go kit 'sketch me a story' which is fabulous :-) this is my first layout with pictures of me, Tracy, Dawn and Lisa at the May create and co crop in Ipswich. I used this lovely Amy tan sketch book paper which incorporated the colours from the ice lollies. Yummy

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Creative Station

When I opened up the May scrapagogo kit I loved the October afternoon- girl Friday but as I work with children for a living an I'm yet to have my own home to be a domestics goddess of the 'keep your desk nice and neat' sentiment was most appropriate to my creative station in my bedroom as I don't have a craft room. So I took a picture of my work space for this layout :-)
I used the create story teller yesterday paper as a background included a gray border around the sentiment and as a photo mat and added the address file strip behind the photo. For the title I coloured the letters silver with permanent pen and added the orange scallop branding strip from the crate paper to make a title shelf! I embellished with the stamp, Gray telephone die cut which I borrowed from Karen Curd at the crop and the telephone metal charm tied with the string from the tag :-) enjoy!!!!

Girl Talk

This is another layout using the scrapagogo May kit I used different sized rectangle cuts of the Gray card stock to split the page into odd sections to the page. I chose a picture of me and my friend Lauren when we went for ice-cream at Thorntons after going swimming, so added some ice-cream colours with the flowers and gem stones. When I was at the scrapagogo May crop a very kind Karen Curd who I sat next to let me cut out some supper cute telephones from her Tim Holtz die :-) thank-you Karen.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Summer Time

Sorry for my absence of late i am extremely busy with pack holiday for brownies and wedding organisation and starting to look for somewhere to live!!! Were viewing our first house on saturday :-)
This photograph was taken on my iPhone of me and my friend Tina in London just before having lunch in saint James' park, then seeing wicked at the theatre.
This is my first layout using scrapagogo May Kit, I changed the beige coloured Thickers with purple paint to match with the layout and layered up cut out flowers from the patterned paper to add dimension

Monday, 25 June 2012

Brownie Pack Holiday

So this weekend I've been at Thriftwood campsite Brentwood with 1st Mildmay and 1st Galleywood brownies for a pirate adventure. The brownies did lots of activities including grass ball, bolder rock climbing, water zorbing and raft building!!! Needless to say they had a great time and were totally exhausted when the went home and so was I!!! However today I'm off to the Harry Potter studio tour :-) EXCITED!!!!!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


So I graduated from my degree October 2010 but I'm yet to really scrapbook the pictures I don't know why but sometimes that happens.... maybe I was waiting for the right papers or the right words to say...

For this layout I used Amy Tangerine Stitched Paper Star, with Thickers black letters in Doll font. I used red polka dot paper I had in my Stash to match with the red stripe on my graduation gown. and I cut out a journalling strip from the Fabulous- simple stories range.

Katie x

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Party Bus

This is one of the Layouts Ive done with the photos form a recent night out in London with my work girlie's on a party bus, it was an amazing night. I used the free papers and embellishments from the June Edition of Simply Homemade which were jubilee themed which matched my outfit and the London Union jack colours.

I created these little flags on cocktail sticks from the embellishments in the magazine pack and the bus was also in the pack.


Monday, 18 June 2012

Hylands Park

I created this layout as part of the Sketch challenge at the Create and Co crop I love this Eco Park Springtime collection paper.  

I cut out different flower shapes with a selection of punches and embellished with adhesive gems.

Then created this bunting with pink and blue dot papers from my stash cut into triangles with some Crate Paper- Random Trims.

Enjoy Katie xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Where has the time GONE????

I can't believe how long its been since my last blog post it seems like I've fallen off the scrapbook radar!!! I know it was only 10th May but it feels like forever......Well ill quickly tell you what Ive been up to.

I have been totally addicted to my Smash book and my progress with it across the year is coming along in leaps and bounds... I will post another video soon of my progress. I also brought another Smash book the wedding one which I plan to document all the wedding planning as a keep sake for all the work its taken to plan it.

Ive been busy Scrapping at my local crop in Writtle and I went to the Create and Co Crop in Ipswitch which is run by the lovely Scrapagogo ladies, so I got to see my lovely friends ....

Katie xxxx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

My SMASH book

Ok so I brought a SMASH book which I here is all the craze in the scrapbook world however Ive only just found out about them. Anyways my order arrived on Saturday morning and yes I was sat in my living room literally waiting for the postman I was so excited when it arrived :-) I made a point to only use odd bits and bobs of pieces of paper from my scrap box instead of using new 12x12 pieces of paper and I also set to use up all my alphabet stickers and sentiments I had laying around in my stash. Ive been getting on really well with my book Ive done it on my year 2012 well the year so far lol check out the video of my work xxx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Masquerade Ball

So this is my sixth layout using the April scrapagogo kit and I feel very sad that its all gone bar the couple of  little bits left which I may make some tags with. it has been a lovely kit to work with thank you go go girls xxxx

Ok so for this last kit Ive used some white paint and the studio calico packaging form the wood veneer stars as a template, I love the effect this has created. I used a picture taken of me, Lauren and Claire at soph and Sarah's masquerade ball in December, printed in back and white which gives it definition. I also added the birdcage charm to sage green card stock and put the peach letters onto the green card stock to make the title stand out.

Enjoy love Katie xxxx

Birthday Wish

This my fith layout using scrapagogo April kit I added I piece of pale pink card stock as a background I love the pink tones in the jars and hybrids I think it all ties so nicely together like a piece of pretty ribbon :-)  I inked around the edge of the papers and jars with brown ink.

Also I added some wood veneer die cut stars from studio calico in different sizes which I LOVE!!!! I filled the jars with punched out hearts from diffrent pices of paper that were left over.

Funny Faces

This is my forth layout using the April going for a song kit and I added a teal piece of bazzil for the background and it really ties in with my scarf and chris' jumper, also I used some American crafts adhesive badges I brought in a sale from sugar and spice and used this lush ribbon I got from two birds in a barn at poplar nurseries in Marks-Tey, it was £1.25 a meter and its stretchy and was measured outstretched so you get lots more for your money!!! I also got some in red and white gingham patter too which I have planned for some pictures of me and the work girls partying on a London bus :-)
Here is a close up of those cute badges and the perfume bottle charm ties with the cord from the April tag and I used the hybrid saying you are the one who holds the key to my heart, which is such a lovey sentiment <3

I layered up a few of the hybrids in this corner inked in brown and used one of the MME follow your heart 'Be Happy' stickers.

This next Page is more focused on this funky map of the hotel grounds we stayed at as part of my surprise for the night before my birthday, I used three photographs of us exploring the hotel at the top of the page. it was very luxurious thank you so much for making my birthday special xxxxx

These tags were from the MME Miss Caroline range yummy!!!!