Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Blooming Great Tea Party 2

The sun shone on mum's tea party yesterday and everyone had a good time. The cakes, especially Sarah's yummy cupcakes, went down very well. Mum raised over £170 to send to
Marie Curie Cancer Care - a fabulous effort.
Sue x

Friday, 23 July 2010

For Maria

With love and hugs. Sue x

Put out the flags ...

I ordered some bunting from forgetme-knots on Ebay. They came yesterday and are so pretty and beautifully made. Red with white spots as you can see! I will hang them in mum's garden for the tea party on Tuesday then on the wall in my craft room.
Sue x

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Blooming Great Tea Party

My mum is holding a tea party next week to raise funds for
Everyone who comes will have tea and a
delicious cup cake made by Sarah (Scraps of Sarah). There'll be a 'bring and buy' table and mum has made some orange marmalade to sell.
Sue x

Quirky kit from Crafty Templates

There was a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home from work today; I'd completely forgotten I'd ordered the What's the Story? kit from Crafty Templates. This is the first of their kits that I've bought, and it won't be the last. It all came in its own canvas tote which I will have great fun altering. I had intended to sign up for this year's Create 10, another thing I forgot. I've emailed Crafty Princess to ask if I'm too late to join in. Susibee has some gorgeous Create 10 LOs on her blog
- please go and have a look.
Sue x

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

It's a date ... free printables

Good morning. Here's another outcome of my computer fiddling! Please feel free to copy and use as you wish (right click, copy and paste into Word).
If you'd like a sheet of different colours or a clearer copy pm me on UKS where I'm Miniowner, or leave your email addy here; if you type 'at' instead of @ the spammers search won't find your address.
Please do leave me a comment and also link to my blog if you use my stuff. Thanks and happy scrapping.
Sue x

Monday, 19 July 2010

I do like to be beside the seaside ...

Today we took the train to Brighton and played at being tourists in the sunshine. It was great. I did buy a stick of Brighton rock, but try as I might, I couldn't find a kiss-me-quick hat! Last of the big spenders, we frittered away £2 worth of 2p pieces in the machines on the pier then had fish and chips for lunch shared with a very greedy sea gull. Before we got the bus back to the station we rode up to the Marina on the Volks Railway and rounded off the day with a 99 ice cream. Yummy.
Sue x

Saturday, 17 July 2010


Today I have been at the
Cre8tive Crop
in Titchfield and, at long last, I've made a start on the inside pages of my Fjord Cruise Journal. I made the book before we went on the cruise
in May and did most of the journalling while we
were on the ship, which was lucky as I can't remember half of what we did just 2 months later. Hopefully, now I've made a start I'll have the motivation to get it completed. It was such a lovely week and I don't want to forget the details.
The other page I finished today features a gorgeous photo of Maddy and Ella. It was on the card they sent as a 'thank you' after Christmas. Sue x

Friday, 16 July 2010

Berrylicious Birthday Blog Candy

Post a comment over at berrylicious for a chance to win all this. Good luck!
Sue x

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Jewellery from Tearose

My gorgeous handmade necklace arrived from Tearose today. I saw the one that had been made for my friend Susi and had to have one for myself - I love red and white spots.
Sue x

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Creative Craft World Holiday Challenge

Don't forget to pop over to
and take a look at this week's challenge.
The prize is 4 packs of Promarkers!
I thought you might like to see my effort -
a holiday journal full of memorabilia from our Fjord Cruise earlier this year.

Sue x

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Bingo! Free Printables

From time to time I fiddle about on my laptop and come up with bits and bobs for scrapping. Here are some bingo cards you might like; just right click and copy to Word then you can alter the size if you want. Please feel free to use them on your pages, there's no copyright, but a link to my blog would be nice if you upload your work anywhere.
Thanks and happy scrapping,
Sue x

Monday, 12 July 2010

Katie's Cards

The very talented Katie, at
made these fab cards. Instructions for the ribbon folding are on her blog.
Thanks Katie, they are gorgeous!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sunshine Award

Thank you so much to my friend and fellow Bijoux Belle, Sarah, who sent me a super Sunshine Award. I have to send it on to blogging friends, so here they are ... Sarah; Jenny; Katie; Kay; Sal; Twinkletoes; Diane;
Myspace Layouts


Good morning and welcome to the return of my blog. It has been some months (or even years) since I was here last so I have deleted everything and started again.
The first thing I must do is direct you to the Creative Craft World Blog. I am proud to be a member of the design team there and Mel, my fellow teamie has, today, launched the first of a series of design team challenges. Mine's next, so please watch out for it on August 1st.
Here's a sneaky preview of my page.
Tee hee not giving much away am I?
Thanks for visiting and see you soon,
Sue x