Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sun kissed

I created this Layout at one I my local crops at Writtle collage in chelmsford. I used pink bazzil cardstock as a base and ivory layered on top with a black inked edge. I used papers from the Dear Lizzy neapolitan range and My girl American crafts range as well as a jar cut from one of the dear Lizzy lucky charms range I love all these papers and I'm going for a blue, pink, white with hints of yellow and black for my wedding album. I just live the end result of this page :-)

I added a little cluster of buttons and brads from my stash close to the jar which I tied with teal thread and a little flower bling ......... Enjoy xxxx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Cupcakes :-)

So been getting busy in my nice tidy space :-) love it!!! I took a trip over to and saw a inspirational layout which I have scrap lifted.... This is the original design.

Below is my work, I used pink and blue acrylic paints that I flicked at the edge of opposite corners of the layout. I used a selection of papers I had on my desk left over from previous projects but kept with blue, pink and yellow colours. As well as a selection of brads and washi tape. I used an exclusive GoGoGetaway stamp from a class last march which is a speech bubble but I use it as a cloud. The photograph is raised on foam pads and the card is inked pick and layered like a Polaroid picture. Enjoy Katie xxxx

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Spring clean!!!

Well for the past couple of weekends I have been having a major clear out in my spare room which had a spare bed which has been used three times since we moved in !!! so now I have a extra table for crafting and I've sorted out all my supply's and now after a hard days sorting I can't wait to get busy crafting :-)

Friday, 5 April 2013

The big finale

This the last sketch challenge was using the group photo taken of all the lovely ladies I spent last weekend with I had a lovely time and made lots of new friend and got to catch up with old friends too :-)

One of my new friends Mrs Sarah Paker gave me some of this 'keep calm and craft on' ribbon LOVE IT!!! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my pages please do leave me some comments to share your thoughts :-) xxxx

Thursday, 4 April 2013


For this page it was a 'extra sketch challenge' you needed to use leftovers from classes and I mainly used left over from Sheena's class Madam Butterfly. Including making this cute bunting!!! I used pictures of my brothers with my nan and grandad. The papers I inked with black to tye in with these black doted thickers. Nice xxxx

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Up to no good!

These pictures always make me smile, our bridesmaids decided to have some fun in our bridal suite taking pictures of them selfs sitting in our bath tub and left them on my kindle to find!!! So funny.

For this layout it was a Fancy Pants- trend setter sketch and the original design included a frame style. The title for this one had to be up to no good!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

One fine day

This was another sketch challenge this time from Prima- Devine collection. I decided to use some photos of the confetti being thrown to capture the moment. I also decided to include some doilies which I inked pink and black doodlebug letters xxxx enjoy xxxx

love these prima Flowers to embellish this page aqua, peach and yellow with a red stripe :-) nice

Monday, 1 April 2013

The only exception

The title for this layout came so naturally when I started looking at the papers from Crate Paper by Maggie Holmes it had to be this paper called 'Moments' detailed with music notes and splashes of light blue paint. Absolutely perfect for our first dance pictures and our first dance was Paramore - the only exception, not a very well heard of song but the words are very close to my heart, the song is about a girl not believing in love from witnessing her parents falling out of love, and there heartbreak, she vows that she will not love! However she finds her only exception! - when me and Chris met I was very guarded saying I don't believe in love people just get hurt but it was just a protective statement. And I fell very much in love! Our first dance was a true statement of our journey.........

Enough of the heavy and back to the pretty paper.... This is my favourite creation of the weekend. I love the bunting title and lace with bunting embellishments including one of our tags from the sweet buffet saying yummy for my tummy! I asked around the room for some mini pegs and my friend Tracy provided me with some pink ones :-) I just love this page let me know what you think? Katie xxx

Love these memories

This layout was the next sketch challenge I did across the weekend that is GoGo fun times! This one you needed to use a product from the Prima Life time collection and I've got to admit I wasn't really that taken by the papers, I've never really been keen on Prima which for someone who loves to use flowers to embellish her pages is quite a shock! So I purchased only two pieces of patterned paper to complete the sketch challenge but I was very surprised by the end result! which I LOVE!!

I used some Pre-Ceremony pictures of my new Husband relaxing with a pint to steady the nervous. It used subtle tones of the robins egg blue mixed with the whites and creams of the Prima paper and added some bling !

Sunday, 31 March 2013

To have and to hold

This was also a sketch challenge this time the page needed to include some products from the American crafts- lucky Charm range from Dear Lizzy. If you liked the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan range then your love this paper. This was my favourite range on sale in the GoGo shop at the getaway and I managed to pick up a lovely Jar Stamp so I can recreate my own jars filled with all sorts of paper treats :-). But for this layout I cut the jar saying love you to the stars and back! Which was fitting for this photograph of me and Chris relaxing after the wedding ceremony :-)

I also used some very lovely Mr and Mrs washie tape from east of India which I picked up from my local scrapbook supply shop sugar and spice based at Barleylands Billericay perfect.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Cherish the moment

This was one of the sketch challenges from Fancy Pants Designs- swagger that I created last weekend at scrapagogo retreat. I just love the effect of the orange and brown papers it suits this photograph of my brother and his girlfriend on our wedding day perfectly.

Monday, 25 March 2013

GOGO Getaway 2013

So I spent this weekend at Theobolds park with GoGo Getaway, organised by the lovely Janice and Lorraine and there Design Team :-) I had a fantastic time eating lovely food, creating fab layouts and catching up the old friends and making some new ones too!!!

This was my cute gift waiting on my desk in the crop room :-) I love it. It was filled with chocolate eggs and a Lindt bunny I'm planing to use it as a new pen pot.

This was my first class of the weekend called The heat is on By Rebekah Day it was a really good class using vibrant colours and crayons that litrally drip off the page!
This was my second class called Madam Buterfly by Sheena Rowlands this was the first time I have had Sheena teach me a class and it was fantastic I love her scrapbook style and her class was very enjoyable I created these beautiful decorative pins and little fiddley but defiantly worth the overall look!

Next was Mini Memories with Sam Ball it looks complicated but its atually a simple way to add a mini book to your 12x12 layout and include lots more pictures. I used black and white pictures of my hen party and my title was Oi Oi Sailor!, I had such a giggle in this class with Sarah and Rubina thanks girls :-)

I had Sam again for this class called Natures Trappings, I Love Sams layouts this was a lovely earthy woodland wonder, i used photographs of my walk to the wedding venue and wasa given a great Tilte by the lovely Lisa Griffin "single steps" how perfect is that!! love the intricate weaving effect of this layout.

My last class of the saturday was the lovely Janice Warren with 'charmed im sure' this class was nice and rexaing at the end of the day creating this charm bracelet emblishment. I used a black and whit picture of very own Prince Charming!

'Once upon a time' with Sam Ball thsi class had a very fairy tail air about it which jumps from the pages into relaity I learnt how to create this lovely page marker I love this page thanks Sam xxxx

Last but not lease this was my final class of the weekend with Rebekah, however by this point I had truned into a giggle girl and lost the plot with the measurement and putting the class together lol sorry Rebekah. in this class we created filmo apple emblishments yummy.

all in all I had an amazing weekend and also created 9 layouts as challenges across the weekend which i will post in another blog entry.
 all that is left to say is a HUGE thankyou to Janice, Lorraine, Katie, Nicola, Eileen, Sam, Sheena, Rebekah, Pam, Lisa and Louise. I had the best time ever this weekend you passion of crafting is amazing and you have given me lots of insperation to get making
xxxxxxxx katie xxxxxxxxxxx

It's Official

well......since having my first Christmas in my new home I have been busy busy busy!!!! with the led up to my wedding day. It truly was the best day of my life and to share a couple of pictures with you all..... It's official I'm now Katie Louise Eldridge