Saturday, 25 June 2011

CCW Scrap Map Saturday June 25

25 June your craft space


The new scrap map is up at Creative Craft World is up and this week’s theme is ‘your craft space’. Details are on the blog.

Sue x

PS Here's how my room looked when I first 'moved in'. I wouldn't want you to see how it is now!


Monday, 20 June 2011

Blog Giveaway at TEM

Those lovely people over at The Eternal Maker have a competition open for a chance to win …

And here’s my entry …

“When I was a little girl we lived in Gosport and to go over to Portsmouth was a huge adventure. Once a year we were given a real treat - we would get in my dad's motorbike and sidecar and go across on the floating bridge to see the fairies in the gardens at Southsea. For this special trip I would have worn the hopscotch skirt with a jumper knitted by my mum.”


Go and have a look to see what you need to do. Hurry up though – it ends in a couple of days.

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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Tags and Cupcakes

tags 2Today I went with a bunch of Littlegreen Croppers to Jendenink for some Tim Holtz style tag making. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this the last time we went. Jennie has agreed to do a Christmas tags session for us in October – I’m looking forward to that.

Sarah has included fuller details about the tags on her blog, Scraps of Sarah.

I wanted to take something nice to munch on so yesterday afternoon I had my second attempt at making cupcakes. I tried a recipe I found online and it made a very tasty and moist sponge. I need to practise the icing bit but, on the whole they weren’t half bad, even if I do say so myself,. :o)

Vanilla Cupcake ingredients:P1010918

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) butter
  • 2/3 cup (130 grams) caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk

I made them in my food processor but added the ingredients in the traditional way, butter and sugar, then eggs and vanilla extract a bit at a time with a little flour. Then remaining flour on a low speed.

I bought the edible buttons from funkycupcaketoppers on Ebay.

Sue x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

CCW Scrap Map Saturday June 18

Here’s the new scrap map for Creative Craft World.

 18 June bright&boldThe theme this week is

bright and bold.

More challenge details are on the blog.

Sue x


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

And so to crop …

Such a lovely peaceful day today, scrapping with Tamsyn and Katie at Jendenink. I really enjoyed it and managed 2 pages. The first, Times Past, is for next week’s Play Along with the Scrap Factor on UKScrappers for which we were challenged to scrap without using patterned paper. Yikes!jamaica inn

I have used a couple of photos from our trip to Cornwall last week when we visited Jamaica Inn (of Daphne du Maurier fame).

The second, School Days, is an old school photo that I’ve played around with – probably more ‘my style’ this one.

school days

Thanks for visiting,

Sue x

Sunday, 12 June 2011

A Wedding Card

kate's cardHere’s a card I’ve been working on for my niece’s wedding in August. I’ve used a card template from the Polka Doodles CD Paper Boutique and the True Love Kit from the Make and Create Shop.

Sue x

CCW Scrap Map Saturday June 11th

scrap map June 11 There’s a nice simple Scrap Map for you over at Creative Craft World this week and the theme is


Please click on the link for details.


Here’s my page.

Sue xCCW

Saturday, 4 June 2011

CCW Scrap Map June 4th – July 4th

4 June stamping

 Here is this week’s scrap map for the challenge over at Creative Craft World. Pop over to the blog for more details.

Sue x