Friday, 20 April 2012

What a busy week!!!

OK so this week has been very busy for me Monday it was my birthday and I had such a lovely surprise my Fiancée Chris took me to a lovely hotel Sunday night followed by a day at Thorpe Park.
Here's us enjoying the water rapids

I followed my day at Thorpe park with a yummy all you can eat Chinese with the ladies from brownies I even got a fruit birthday cake.

Also this week it was mine and Chris' SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY of being together I can't believe its been that long love him so so so so much :-) We celebrated with going to see The Hunger Games at the cinema and then a romantic meal at Prezzo's :-) Needless to say I didn't loose any weight this week :-( but i enjoyed it all the same.

And in other NEWS!!!! Ive been awarded a Liebster Blog Award by Rubina check out her Blog: And if you are wondering about the Liebster Blog Award then this explains all..........
Apparently Liebster I have now found out is a German word meaning beloved or dearest, so I am really flattered to have been awarded it.

The honour of accepting the award is traditionally done in the following way:
1. show thanks to the blogger who awarded you by linking back to their blog
2. choose 5 blogs with less than 200 followers and let them know about your nomination by leaving a comment on their blog
3. post the award on your blog!

So here are the names of blogs that I LOVE to visit, I hope you will enjoy visiting them too,
and maybe even become a follower, if like me you like what you see!







Sunday, 15 April 2012

Birthday Surprises

Hi Everyone
So tomorrow its my birthday and I'm going to be 24!!!! that's right nearly a quarter of a century old. when I woke up this morning my amazing Fiancée Chris decided to book a late minute hotel for tonight as part of my birthday surprise along with a day out which I have no idea what I'm going to up to tomorrow I was told to wear warm clothes, coat and trainers and that's all I know.

But as for today the hotel that we checked into is amazing and not that different from the hotel that I stayed at for the scrapagogo retreat a couple of weeks ago very luxurious and were having a fab time take a look at some pictures Ive taken on my Iphone.


We are staying at De Vere hotel Wokefeild Park it is very nice indeed :-)
Katie xxxx

Sunday, 8 April 2012


This is the last Layout Ive done using the the Scrapagogo 'Happy Hive' as I have now run out of 12x12 lol this layout I used the leftover MME Be Amazing Honey Blue patterned paper, a strip of Glitz happy travels world and the leftover white cardstock to created a 12x12 piece of paper. i love this photograph of me and my man on our trip to Disneyland Paris for new year 2010.

I used the map punched out butterflies and the leftover hybrids to make some bunting on the corner of the photograph, added some journaling and vol la!!!
Katie xx

Baby Shower

 Ok so for this layout i used an additional piece of Kraft cardstock for the base and used the left over Glitz happy travels patterned papers. this photograph was taken of all my best friend Kim's guests at her surprise baby shower that I organised at my house she was well and truly surprised by us all being there. I even roped our mums into it too :-) we played lots of fun games and had lovely food I even made homemade scones :-)
I added the Bee Happy bespoke card and bumble bee charm as well as some of the hybrids and some more spare MME branding strip!!!! I loved adding this in to my layouts
Katie xxx

6 of us!

I love this picture of me and the work girls on our trip to Brighton last year i chose the earthy colours of this kit to complement the colours of our outfits. I used the Bazzill dotted Swiss butter as a base for this layout and the Glitz happy Travels world and Planes patterned papers on the compass and floral sides to lend with the earthy tones.   

I created a line of bunting using the branding strips from the MME papers and stapled them to the brown twine and embellished with some blue, brown and cream adhesive pearls and gewls from my stash. I also used some of the honeycomb shapes I had left form when I cut out the honeycomb sections for my Explore layout, which I Inked the edge of with brown and attached the brown glitter butterfly.
Katie xxxx

Best Friends

 For this layout I used MME amazing Wander on the gray dot side I'm absolutely loving polka dots at the moment in my clothes and even my handbag lol my lovely Kath Kidston gray dot handbag :-) I had such an amazing day on the 10th March my best friend took me for a early birthday present a surprise trip to London including tickets to Disney Princesses on Ice anyone who knows me would know that I have every Disney in the classic collection on DVD and I love Disney's and think of my self as a princess!!!
 for this layout I include my tickets and cut out a circle embellishment from a Disney on ice tag which I picked up from someones popcorn label after the show!!
Me and Lauren did have such a good time playing with our iPhone camera and pulling lots of silly faces.
Katie xxx


This is my second layout using my Scrapagogo 'Happy Hive' March Kit Ive got to say that at first I wasn't sure on the papers but now I appsolutly love them...

 I took some inspiration from Sams class on the gogo getaway but getting my craft knife out and cutting out the honeycomb pattern from the MME amazing honey blue paper. I then used the cut out sections to add definition on 3d foam pads with a mix of the aeroplane and bird hybrid elements to the page.
I created a film strip along the side of the paper with three photographs and used a brown pen for a stitching effect ... Katie xxx

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Trip to London

So I've been getting crafty this afternoon with my March Scrapagogo Kit 'Happy Hive' which has some beautiful papers from MyMindsEye I followed the Blueprint To Go for this Layout.

 I used the MME Be Amazing Kraft Unique for my base and added a raised shelf for the photographs with some added bazzil card stock I had leftover from some other projects, used the journaling tag from the hybrids and used the branding strip form the MME papers to add as embellishments.

 I also attached the lace ribbon to the paper shelf secured with the paper clip and added this cute butterfly button and hybrid butterfly's to finish....
Enjoy Katie xx

Monday, 2 April 2012

My gogo wekend!!!

so as you know I spent this weekend at the GoGoGetaway at Theobald's Park Heartfordshire it was amazing. I enjoyed every second but I'm now totally scraped out lol

This was my first getaway so I ventured out alone but not for long!!! I posted on the forum for a lift share from chelmsford and Lisa Evens answered me and I'm so glad she did we got on like a house on fire she is totally fab and I hope we will stay friends, she runs a crop in my area she now has a new member she introduced me to Tracey and her mum Dawn they are so funny love them we has such a laugh:-)
And the girls on my table were so lovely too Debbie, Cindy, Terri and Bev lent me anything I didn't have and were so chatty hope to stay in touch with you all :-)I met such amazing people and your all so great...

Janice and Lorraine who are the co-owners are so lovely I could have spent all weekend chatting to them they genuinely care about everyone and truly made me feel part of the gogo family. they are so well organised and totally amazing in every way!!
Check out the gogo website for more info
The weekend was like your own piece of absolute luxury from the amazing hotel to the lush bedrooms and the tasty food I must have put on at least 5 pounds this weekend!!!!

The Classes were fabulous and every member of the design team is so talented I learnt so much this weekend and came back with lots of left overs from the class kits so well worth every penny. Lisa was so amazing I loved her 'I can paint a Rainbow class' shes such a bubbly character big shout out to you. It was great doing some classes with Nicola I really enjoyed her classes on the gogo through the keyhole day I did a couple of years ago and I was really looking forward to meeting her again because she is totally fab and super talented. Sam's classes were really good and I tired lots of thing I wouldn't normally and I now love Bostick too!!! Rebekah was so lovely I'm defiantly going to use fabric with embossing and glimmer mists again and I love my Black Glaze pen that I rushed out of class to the shop to buy!!! all the ladies are super thank you for making my weekend so special.

The shop was very good indeed I brought different bits and bobs from each brand that was on sale to complete all 8 of the sketch challenges which was a fantastic idea from the team. me and Lisa had such fun making all 8!!!
The crop room was huge Ive never seen anything like it so much talent in one room and it was lovely to look at everyone's work displayed on the wall and get up and take a peek at what some people were working on :-)we were treated so well with juice and hot chocolate on the tap!!! with lots of sweet treats and cakes and biscuits :-)yummy

So here's all the Layouts and Projects I did this weekend...
My First Class Magic Roundabout with Nicola Kerridge

PinkPaislee- London Market Sketch Challange
St James' Park

My Mind's Eye- On the Bright Side Shetch Challenge
Film Fanatics

Second Class I Can Paint a Rainbow with Lisa Griffin

My Minds Eye- Miss Caroline Scketch Challenge
What Matters Most

Class Three Shelf of Memories with Sam Ball

Class Four Tattured and Torn with Lisa Griffin

Echo Park Graceful shetch Challenge
I Sea You

GoGo Group Photo Challenge

Class Five Talored to perfection with Sam Ball

Echo Park Absolutely Charming Sketch Challenge- I think you are amazing

Simple Stories- Fabulous Sketch Challenge Diseny on Ice

Prima - SongBird Sketch Challenge Colchester Zoo

Class Six How tweet can you resist? with Rebekah Day

Simple Stories- Documented Sketch Challenge

Class Seven Spiffing Idea with Nicola Kerridge

I was also very lucky to have my number picked at the prize giving raffel at the end of the weeknend look at all the fab goodies I won !!! Hope you enjoyed seeing what I got up to
love katie xxxx