Monday 30 November 2009

A PTI weekend!

Hello and Happy Monday everyone! We had such a wonderful weekend with Steph and Caryn at Steph's PTI Make and Take and can't believe it's over already! We all met at Steph's on Friday evening, and from the very first second got on like a house on fire!

Friday evening we all stayed up late putting the finishing touches to the packages for Steph's Papertrey Make and Take - here we are with Caryn doing some last minute stamping in Steph's AMAZING craft room!

Then Saturday morning came (after not much sleep lol!) and we were out the door early for some last minute food shopping for the afternoon, and on to the hall to prep for all our stamping guests!

There was 29 of us in total - here we all are raring to go!!

It was so fabulous to meet so many familiar faces from blogland!

Here's Claire:



Ally and Jeanette:

Kim (right) and our lovely friend Jo:

And finally here we are with Steph and our lovely friend Dawn - poor Dawn has been ill for several weeks so it was fabulous she could make it!

I'm sorry we weren't able to get pics of everyone but we were running around so much and just didn't get around to it! Steph and Caryn both have lots more pictures on their blogs too!

Steph had prepared some fabulous projects using Papertrey Ink products for the Make and Take - here's what we made:

The afternoon went way too quickly and sadly we had to say goodbye to everyone - thank you so much to everyone who came, especially those who made long journeys, hopefully you all enjoyed your afternoon and enjoyed playing with some PTI goodies!

On Saturday evening we had a girls night in - PJs, chocolate, champagne and chatting into the early hours!

On Sunday we were up early again to head to Bluewater for breakfast, a touch of shopping and .... NEW MOON!!! We are all HUGE Twilight fans having read the books very recently and had been bursting with excitement about it for weeks!

Here we are at breakfast:

(left to right: Aimes, Steph, Caryn and Kate)

Aimes and Kate

Aimes, Kate and Steph

Needless to say the film was amazing, and we all reverted to being hysterical teenage girls, (should have taken more tissues!)

Phew, what a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much to Steph for being such a wonderful host and for all your hard work and generosity, and to Caryn and all the wonderful ladies who came to the Make and Take!

Kate and Aimes xx


Caryn said...

Oh no, I'm crying now for some reason!!! I think spending a whole weekend with a bunch of girly girls has turned me into a wus!!!!

Had an amazing time girls and have some lovely memories to treasure. Can't wait to do it again (getting the train next time though!)

Caryn xxx

Unknown said...

haha my husband took me to see new moon the day after it came out and he was sat in a cinema full of women going oooooh aahhhhh and screaming nooooo at the screen when she almost kissed the wherewolf man - cant wait for the next one to come out have read all the books :) Had a brill time on saturday cant wait to see you guys again

scrappyjacky said...

Had a great time on Saturday....and was great to meet you guys.

Steph said...

How fab - looks like you all had a blast - wish I could have been there :(

Katrina Turner said...

Thank you so much for all your help on Saturday, it was lovely to meet you both. It was an amazing day, Steph is such a gem for arranging it etc. I have said thanks to Steph but wanted to thank you two lovely ladies too as I know you helped with the prep the night before etc. It was a blast, hope to meet you all again soon.

I'm hoping to expand my PTI collection very soon and join in with some challenges!

Take Care

Katrina xx

Maureen said...

Oh wow! This looks like soooo much fun!! I wish I was in the UK!! I can't think of a weekend with the girls that could be more fun with that!! Thanks for sharing :)

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Hi Girlies !!!!!!!!

Miss you all loads, had such an awesome time on saturday, you are such a great team and i loved every minute, hope to see you all again soon,can't believe i missed out on champagne, oh, and thanks for that stunning (not !) picture of me on your blog Kate lol, speak soon,
Claire xx

Nicci said...

It looks like you had a fab time, and those make and takes are gorgeous. xx