Many, many thanks for all the links, hints and tips shared on this thread. With the help of all of you, I successfully downloaded, unzipped and created my first page.
The tutorial I found to be most helpful was this one
from Shabby Princess. You can't beat video
I can see this could be quite an addiction. I already spent way too long downloading all the great freebies I found with the help of the other thread.
I love, love, love SCS! Thanks to everyone for sharing!!