Wednesday, 30 March 2011

CCW Card Challenge 30 March - 12 April

Check out the new card challenge at Creative Craft World, sponsored by Stitchy Stamps, the theme this time is Easter.

Sue xSue




Monday, 28 March 2011

The Boat House, Laugharne

While on holiday in Wales last year we went to Laugharne (pronounced larn) to visit Dylan Thomas’ home, The Boat House. It is a fascinating and very picturesque place and you get a real sense of history there – it’s not difficult to imagine the man himself, sitting down to write Under Milk Wood (I've used an exerpt from the script as the background on my scrapbook page).

Sue x

the boathouse

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Riley’s progress

I thought you might like a little update on how Riley is coming along. He has settled well in his new home and is already flying around the kitchen – he can’t find his way back to his cage yet and Michael is getting plenty of exercise trying to catch him! As you can see from the photos he is happily perching on Michael’s hand for titbits. He responds to his name and hops up and down in front of the door of his cage to come out when we call him.

Sue x

View riley2


Saturday, 26 March 2011

CCW Scrap Map Saturday 25 March – 2 April

It’s my turn again to set the scrap map challenge at Creative Craft World. Using my sketch as a starting point, we’d like you to produce a scrapbook layout with the theme of ‘all things girlie’.

More details of the challenge are on the blog.

Sue x

PS I have used Dovecraft Tea House papers available from CCW.

3 Sue


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Our new budgie …

After much searching we finally found our new budgie today at The Riverside Aviaries in Titchfield – an impressive place. His name is Riley and he is just 6 weeks old. He has settled really quickly in his new home and is chirping merrily from the top perch in his cage. It’s lovely to have the sound of a little bird in the house again. I have taken some photos but they aren’t brilliant as the camera focuses on the bars. When he is flying out and about I’ll take some better ones.

Please meet Riley …

View Riley

Sue x

Sunday, 20 March 2011


Here is the page I did using the sketch for the March monthly challenge on UKS.aquae sulis

Thanks for visiting.

Sue x

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Scrap Map Saturday 19-31 March

scrap map 19 MarIt’s my turn this week to have made the sketch for Scrap Map Saturday over at Creative Craft World. More details are on the blog, but basically the challenge is to make a page using my sketch as a jumping off point and to feature a landscape photograph on your page.

Sue x

Sue 1 Sue 2


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

CCW card challenge 15-29 March

The new card challenge is up at Creative Craft World. You are asked to use bling and/or make a card for Mother’s Day. Please visit the blog for details.

Sue x

 Sue Sue detail


UKS weekly challenge Feb week 1

Here’s my page and some details of the LO I did for last week’s challenge on UKS. We had to use the name of a season in the title, include a splash of yellow, make some scrunched flowers and use squares and a bit of bling. I have managed all the elements.

The photo was taken in the garden at Olney on our retreat last week – Jen’s photos are amazing!

TFLfocus on spring

Sue x









focus on spring journalling focus on spring detail1

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sandie Vincent’s classes

When we were on our scrapping retreat last week we were very lucky to have Sandie Vincent with us for a day. Here are the three lovely pages we did in Sandie’s brilliant classes.

Sue x

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

CCW Scrap Map Saturday 12th-31st March

This week’s Scrap Map Saturday was designed by Sarah and we are asked to feature one or all of the seasons of the year. Full details of the challenge can be found at Creative Craft World The Blog.

Sue x

PS I got the wellies from Joy on Ebay (joyouscards).

12 Mar scrap map Sue


Saturday, 5 March 2011

CCW Scrap Map Saturday 5-31 March

Here is another of my Scrap Maps.scrap map 5 March

This week I’d like you to use circles on your scrapbook page.

Full details of the challenge can be found at Creative Craft World: the blog.

Sue x



Wednesday, 2 March 2011

I won!

Oh my goodness I’ve won something! blog candy Lou Collins


Thank you so much, Lou, you’ve made my day!

Sue x

ETA my prize has arrived and it's fabulous - even better than the photo! Thanks again, Lou, I'm smiling from ear to ear!

CCW Crazy Card Challenge

The current card challenge is up at Creative Craft World. Oona asks us to make a card designed ‘for him’ – so anything goes as long as it’s suitable for a male recipient. Our generous sponsor this time is The Crafty Pad.CRAFTYPAD_HEADER

Here are my cards…crafty pad card


  this one, using a Crafty Pad digi image, Jeremy Popping Around, is made for a friend’s son who will soon be 6.

And this one for a baby boy.

it's a boy




Details of the challenge are on Creative Craft World : the Blog. Good luck.

Sue x


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Blog candy winner!

autumn blog candy So which of my lovely bunch of followers is the winner of my blog candy?

draw2 We just made the draw - my husband was roped into checking it was all fair. I folded all the names then asked him to draw out one.

And the winner is … ta da …


☼ ღ♥¸¸.•*´¯`♥ღ ☼ lindschick ☼ ღ♥¸¸.•*´¯`♥ღ ☼

Yay! Please contact me and I’ll post your candy to you.

Sue x

PS Watch the blogoversary ticker on the sidebar – I’ll have some more candy when my blog has its first birthday.