Friday, 26 August 2011

CCW Card Challenge August 26th

The latest card challenge has been launched at Creative Craft World where you are asked to create a card suitable for a grandparent. The generous sponsors, Bugaboo, are offering seven digi images to the challenge winner.

Pop over to the CCW blog for the details.

Sue xgrandparents


7_free_digis  CCW

Monday, 22 August 2011

A rose by any other name …

Ta da! I thought you might like to see this sweet rose I made following my friend Susi’s instructions here on her blog.

Sue xSusi's rose

Saturday, 20 August 2011

UKS weekly challenge August wk3

This week’s challenge at UKS, set by The Ruby Snippers, was to scrap a celebration, to use the colour black and to feature something that you got for free. My page ticks all of those boxes. The photograph is of a wedding in the Macey family and the journalling reads,

An unidentified ancestor of mum’s from the Macey family. Photo sent from Canada.

My grandmother’s sister, Rose, emigrated to Canada and this photograph was sent to my nephew, Barney, who is tracing his family tree. No-one is sure who she is. From her style of her dress I would guess the wedding took place around the 1920s. She does bear some resemblance to my Nan, photographed here holding me.

The frame I have used for the photo was made from the card an M&S gift card came in – thank you, Jan. :o)

Sue xMacey Bride



Friday, 19 August 2011

Scrapology Challenge – R is for Ribbon

There’s a super sketch for this month’s scraplift challenge at Scrapology. Here’s what I did with it. The button sewing (all 18 of them!) was a labour of love, but I would never get away with gluing on a button – my UKS team would give me what for! :o)

Thanks for visiting,

Sue x

PS You can see the detail better in my gallery on UKS.



raindrops on roses

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

CCW Card Challenge – for a child

Those sixes come round quickly! There’s a card challenge at Creative Craft World on the 6th, 16th and 26th of every month – today’s challenge is to make a card for a child. I grabbed the opportunity to get started with my Christmas cards and made two, for my great nieces. Pop over to the CCW blog to find out details for entering the challenge, which is sponsored by Stitchy Bear.

Sue xChristmas for child 







Sunday, 14 August 2011

Shimelle’s Starting Point Challenge

My second page for Shimelle’s Online Scrapbooking Weekend. We were asked to start with this base layout and then to finish the page as we chose.

scrapbooking challenge - starting point

I’ve used Bo Bunny Flower Child Aquarius and My Mind’s Eye 29th Street Market Striped Sail and Orange Truck papers and the Jet Set travel kit from The Make and Create Shop. I printed off a street map of Washington from the internet.

Sue xwashington dc










  The Make and Create Shop

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Shimelle’s Printables Challenge

Here is my page for the challenge set by Shimelle to use the fab downloadable printables made by Mary Anne.

Thanks for visiting

Sue x boing

free printables





online scrapbooking weekend

Saturday, 6 August 2011

6th August is Scrap Map Saturday at CCW

sketch scanned The August Scrap Map Saturday challenge is posted at Creative Craft World. Challenge details are on the blog and there’s also BIG PRIZE NEWS!

Sue x


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Wedding preview

wedding I just had a dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s wedding! My cardigan has black roses around the neck but you can’t see them in the photo.

Sue x

Purple Pumpkin Sketch Challenge

I’m not going to miss the deadline this month! Here is my page for the challenge at Purple Pumpkin – super early! (The sketch is on my sidebar BTW).

I’m loathe to point you in their direction LOL as I don't want the next sale to sell out before I get there … but you should have a look, the buttons are just delish and postage from Australia is very reasonable.

Sue xsweets for my sweet

Monday, 1 August 2011

Scrapping at TEM

Jan and I spent a chatty day scrapping at The Eternal Maker in Chichester – home of the Button Company and heaven for a button-addict like me, but not a lot of fun for a button-phobic like poor Jan.

Here are the two pages I did – the first is for the weekly challenge at UK Scrappers.

Thanks for visiting,

Sue x

Found Nemo

You are amazing