I went away and had a little play and came up with a good solution that I was happy with. Then last week you sent me (and everyone else) an email showing a sneak peek of Blog Customizer! What I want to do is have a page about an event and then have a row along the bottom of links to three or four pages ‘you might also be interested in…’. Your square post with the title link at the bottom is exactly what I had visualized. I had created this in effect by creating the image in photoshop and then uploading. I prefer your method. You only spend the last couple of seconds on it but presumably I could pull through a unique page id so that I could micro-manage what is shown in each square?
Also, what is the difference between the Pootle Page Builder and the Canvas Page Builder?