Wednesday 28 August 2013


28.08.13Good morning and welcome to my workdesk. I have been busy this week with a couple of things. The first I have to show you is the button cushion I am making for my sisters step-grandson Hayden. He has wanted one ever since he saw Sophia’s birthday cushion.

If you look carefully, in the box at the back you can see the little gingerbread men left over from my BtCR cards this month if you’re making Christmas cards please come and join my Beat the Christmas Rush linky :o) 28.08.13 2

For the second thing on my workdesk, I owe a thank you to WOYWWer Lunch Lady Jan. Jan posted last week about some crochet flowers she has been trying out and left a link to the pattern and a fab place selling yarn and all sorts of lovely goodies … I haven’t crocheted in years but Jan’s post tempted me to dust off a hook and have a go. I got my sister Marilyn to show me what the pattern meant and I can proudly show you my first attempts just don’t look too closely!

So, that’s what I’m up to this Wednesday. I’m off to Julia’s to visit some more workdesks. See you there?

Sue x


Sunday 25 August 2013

BtCR August 25th


40 yes 40! cards completed so far.

At this rate I’ll have enough for next Christmas too!

I was Mrs Organised on Wednesday and now I’m Mrs Smug … as are you if you’ve been with me in Beating the Christmas Rush since January. If you haven’t no worries, it’s not too late to join our monthly link up … come December you’ll be so pleased you did. We are aiming to make up to 5 cards each month and here are my August cards …

7 July 25scarymary

Thanks so much to all the lovely people who joined my linky last month – so many fab cards to choose from but my favourite was this cute card by scarymary … 

Please do join me in Beat the Christmas Rush. :o)

Sue x

The small print : please link back to my blog in your post, mentioning Beat the Christmas Rush. You can make up to 5 separate links each month :o)

Thursday 22 August 2013

UKS Challenge August week 3

WOYWWers yesterday will have seen the planning stage of my page for the UK Scrappers challenge set this week by The Chatty Scrappers. They asked us to use only paper scraps, the sketch and a holiday theme. I’ve played around a little with the sketch, making the central photograph into four and flipping the whole thing around to better suit a portrait photo.

holiday games



I took these cute photos of Beth a few weeks ago when mum rented a Beach Hut at Stokes Bay, Gosport, for a family break.

Sue x

Wednesday 21 August 2013


Well time has certainly flown … it appears this is my first visit to What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday this month. I’m not sure why I’ve missed a few but Wednesday does tend to creep up and take me by surprise. Anyway this week I’m ready for it and look at me Mrs Organised! I have the stuff out all ready for scrapping today. I’m planning to do the UKS weekly challenge and will pop back later with the finished page.

21.08.13To the right you can see some of the spoils of my shopping spree in the new Whiteley centre. I got an amazing bargain of Sharpies in Smith’s, 24 for £6.99 with the purchase of any pencil case. You might also spot a couple of white pens; I only buy the broad Signo ones which Paperchase kindly has on offer.

Enough of my desk – pop over to Julia’s and take a mosey around a few more.

Sue x

ETA Before you go … please take a little look at my sketch challenge below.

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Sketch Challenge August 20 – September 19

Time for a new sketch challenge. This month I have hexagons for you … not that you have to include them in your page, just use my sketch as your starting point and link up here for a chance to win one of my kits see the page tab above. Please link back to my challenge in your blog post or gallery.Sept sketch 


I’m liking the chalkboard trend at the moment and I think you’ll see it crop up in a few of my pages in the next few weeks. And yes, these grapes grow in our garden. There’s a bumper harvest this year.

Christine I was really pleased that nine lovely people entered my challenge last month thank you I do appreciate you taking the time to try my sketches and it was tough to choose just one for my kit prize … anyway the winner is this super page by Christine. I just love its clean simplicity, a classy look I find very hard to attain.

Christine – please have a look at the kits on the page tab above and choose one for your prize then email me your address on sue at suehr dot fsnet dot co dot uk.

Sue x

Monday 19 August 2013

UKS challenge August wk 2

Here is my page for AnniB’s challenge to use die cut shapes, white space, at lefirst wheelsast two patterned papers and some stitching. I hope I’ve left enough white space that’s a lot of unadorned card for me!

Beth just loved trying to ride the scooters of the bigger girls so I bought her a Beth-sized one :o).

Sue x

Tuesday 13 August 2013

A couple of cards

Just a quick post today to share a couple of cards I’ve made … the first is for Michael for our wedding anniversary which is today 32 years! and the second is a new baby card to welcome Toby who entered the world on August 6th weighing 9lbs 10oz! Congratulations Jo :o)

anniversary card baby 2

I can’t claim originality here, they both came from ideas I found on Pinterest I’m not a great card maker! and can be found on my Cards Board.

Sue x

Sunday 11 August 2013

UKS challenge Aug wk 1

This week on UK Scrappers we were challenged by Mystery Woman to scrap a page using this sketch, to include a film title and the colour purple. Here’s my page with a Dustin Hoffman film as my title.

little big man

Thanks for the challenge, Hev. I enjoyed it.

Sue x