Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Littlegreen Crop Circle – October 9th

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Scrapbooking Day

Saturday 9th October 2010

10.00 - 4.30

Join us for our regular crop in these beautiful surroundings at Compton, West Sussex. Everyone’s welcome, whether you’re a beginner, an experienced scrapper, or somewhere in between!

Cost for the day £10 (sorry no children under 12).

Spend the day ‘doing your own’ thing or take the optional class (see below).

To book your place and the class email me sue@suehr.fsnet.co.uk or leave a comment on this post.

Bring a packed lunch if coffee, cake and chocolate won’t keep you going all day!

Page Layout Class lead by Katie

clip_image010 The class guides you through the making of a lovely 12”x12”page in autumnal shades of brown and burnt orange.

Your page kit is included in the class price of £5.

You will need to bring a photo (6”x4” portrait) and basic tools (trimmer, adhesive, scissors, ruler, pencil, etc)

These will be helpful but don’t panic if you haven’t got everything on the list, Katie will have some for you to borrow.

  • brown & white journaling pens
  • corner rounder punch
  • brown chalk ink pad
  • russet stamp pad (I used archival)
  • flourish stamps
  • 2” Circle Punch

Raising funds for Littlegreen School, Compton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9NW

Eastbourne revisited

It was odd being in Eastbourne after all this time – I did my teacher training in Seaford, just along the coast, nearly 40 years ago! The seaside town was just as I remembered. This weekend we stayed at the majestic Chatsworth Hotel with it’s tattered Miss Marple atmosphere adding to its charm.view at night I kept expecting Monsieur Poirot to step out of the cranky lift.

Apart from having very little spare time, my camera battery died so this is the only picture I took. It’s the lovely view from my hotel bedroom at sunrise. Yes I was up at that time!

I’ve done a bit of blog hopping and grabbed a few more photos.

These were taken by Lynne.

These are from Cricut-winning-Linda’s blog.

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And finally, this one from Mrs Wonka just about sums up the weekend!

How we laughed!


Sue x

Monday, 20 September 2010

Seaside Retreat

What a great weekend Jan and I spent in Eastbourne. Jill, at Cardinal Colours had worked so hard to make it a special time for us – and it certainly was. I went to five workshops and numerous make ‘n’ takes, and each one was professionally run, full of hints and tips and such fun. The class kits were very generous, containing loads more stash than we needed for the class … I even managed to keep up … well most of the time (and with Jan’s help!)

We met some lovely people; everyone was so friendly and we laughed a lot! Jill is hinting there might be another one next year – I’ll be there.

Along with 3 raffle prizes, a pink bucket of seaside sweeties, a goody bag brim full of stash, I came home with all this scrapping – brilliant!

Zoe’s Class – Flight of the Butterflyblue cards

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Sarah Jane’s and Laura’s Classeswho am I 2010 such a perfect day  anyone for tea Xmas box



Zoe’s Class – Leap into Christmas


Thanks everyone.

Sue x

Minibook Page

kids5 Yay, I’m on the home page at UKS this week! A layout of mine, complete with instructions, is featured in a weekly series of minibook pages. The instructions are saved as a pdf here. I’d love to see what you do – so please leave a comment and link, won’t you?


Sue x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Scrapping at Jendenink Craftworks

Jackie and I spent a happy afternoon scrapping in the lovely new workshop at Jendenink in West Street, Fareham. We had loads of space to work in and Jennie made us very welcome. In the workshop there is a huge variety of equipment and machines for crafters to use, including a Cricut and a Bigshot Pro, both of which I used on my LO below.

On the Jendenink website there’s a comprehensive list of classes, crops and demos.teachers pet (446 x 447)

This time, Jackie was very productive and had even completed a LO before I got there! Here’s the page I did, which is the September Challenge at UK Scrappers. The title and the jigsaw pieces were Jennie’s ideas – thanks! I used the Back to School minikit from The Make and Create Shop – Anna’s stuff is gorgeous!

Sue x

Scrapping at Jendenink Craftworks

Edited - please see post above! Sue x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

UKS Challenge … September week 1

Here is my page for the challenge on UK Scrappers set by Amanda Mary. We had to use ‘ice cream’ colours, feature something that had changed and include journalling and stripes. It was a real pleasure to look through all the gorgeous photos of Sophia and pick a few that showed just how much she has changed in the 3 years since her birth in May 2007.

Sue x

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Creative Craft World … Autumn Challenge

This week Lou has set a challenge with an autumnal theme. You are asked to show what autumn means to you, use the red, orange, yellow, green, brown palette and include some journalling on your project.newproudsponsor

The challenge is sponsored by  Robyn’s Fetish and you can win 5 digital stamps or digital paper sets of your choice.

Please check out the rules carefully on the Creative Craft World Blog.

Good luck.

Sue xspooky 2

Monday, 6 September 2010

For Teachers


We started the new school year last week, a special time for all teachers. After the long break the boys at my school (here) always seem so happy to be back – I love their smiles, their excitement, their new hair cuts and their squeaky shoes! I saw a Teachers’ Prayer on Scrap Dolly’s blog and it reminded me of this poem which I used to have displayed in my office. I must put it on my notice board again.

One Hundred Years from now
(excerpt from "Within My Power" by Forest Witcraft)

One hundred years from now
It will not matter
what kind of car I drove,
what kind of house I lived in,
how much money was in my bank account
nor what my clothes looked like.
But the world may be a better place because
I was important in the life of a child.

Sue x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Banana Muffins

Here’s a yummy recipe I got from BB Laura. I’ve made them two weekends running. They freeze well and are scrumptious with custard.

What you need:1 ingredients

3-4 squishy bananas                                                half cup sugar     
1 egg
third cup melted butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
half teaspoon salt
one and a half cups SR flour
chocolate chips if you want

What to do:

1 You can put all the ingredients in a food processor and zap for a couple of minutes.


1. Mash the bananas, mix with the eggs and melted butter and then stir in the dry ingredients.

2 mixture  

   2. Spoon the mixture into 12 muffin cases.


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3. Bake for 20 minutes then eat them.

Thanks, Laura!

Sue x