A Scrapbooking Swewi

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More in October

Posted by swewi on October 13, 2014

Today I’ve shared my last “official” LO over at The Cut Shoppe. Such an amazing store to be part of, with an incredibly talented team. I’ve had a BALL that’s for sure! The LO I’m sharing today is featuring me and my BFF – hence the title. You might recognise her? I’ve used both printables (“The Love Notes“) & cut files (the alpha “All Tied Up“) on this LO!!

I’ve used Crazy Monday July kit for this page (don’t have much left of this kit now!).


BFF detail 2

BFF detail

The next LO is for the BRAND NEW “Creating With Sketches 3″ by Kristine Davidson. That’s one talented lady right there! You can buy this ebook too, at creativescrappers.bigcartel.com. Use coupon code V3Annelie to get 10% off anything from the shop – including the NEW book! So cool!

I can’t show you the sketch I got to play with, but here is the LO. The gorgeous little girl in the LO is a daughter of friends of mine. She is the happiest baby/girl I’ve ever met, and I love these photos of her that I snapped on my phone one day!


jewel detail 3

jewel detail 2

jewel detail

Most of the products on this LO are from Crazy Monday Kits!

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Posted by swewi on October 9, 2014

Hi everyone! Busy busy times for me, how about you? Don’t have as much time for creating as I’d like, but trying to sneak in as much as I can!

Here’s my latest projects for The Cut Shoppe:

First a LO with my darling man, using the “A Walk in the Clouds” file & my title is from the “So in Love” cut file. The papers are Amy Tan “Plus One”!

you're the one

you're the one detail 3

you're the one detail

you're the one detail 2

On this next  LO I have used the Crazy Monday September kit, love the colours in this kit! On this page I used “The Optical Illusion” as a mask. I also used the “Game On” cut file, and the “go” circle comes from the  “Driver’s Ed” file.

game time

game time detail

game time detail 3

game time detail 2

This next LO went through a few different stages :) The cut files used are from “Happy Hashtag” & the cut file “Hip2BSquare” is what I used for my background.

#words to live by

#words to live by detail 3

#words to live by detail

#words to live by detail 2

And my latest LO for Creative Scrappers, for sketch #279.



Let’s be honest – this is not my kind of sketch, it messes with my white space addiction. So, this is my THIRD LO for this sketch, but I got there in the end!

I have used the Crazy Monday May kit for this LO – nice to have different kits to choose from!


my favorite gift detail 2

my favorite gift detail 3

my favorite gift detail

THANK YOU if you made it all the way here! I appreciate your visit! Let me know you were here!!

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The Cut Shoppe & Clique Kits Blog Hop

Posted by swewi on September 18, 2014

Blog Hop Logo

Hi! Welcome to my little spot in cyberspace! Today The Cut Shoppe design team is hopping with the Clique Kits team!!! Make sure you stop by ALL the blogs and check out the fab work everyone has done!! (links at end of post) Also make sure you comment on The Cut Shoppe blog post, to be in to win a $15 gift certificate to the shop!!

But that’s not all!! Use the code HOP17 to save 15% off of a $5 minimum purchase in The Cut Shoppe. Valid September 17-September 21!

For this blog hop, we were all lucky enough to play with the full, amazing September kit from Clique Kits . Together with some exclusive printables for the kit and the exclusive cut files from The Cut Shoppe, this is what I created:

Player of the day

player of the day detail 3

player of the day detail 2

player of the day detail

live more

live more detail 3

live more detail 2

live more detail

Annelie Maddock – http://swewi.wordpress.com/ < < < < < That’s me!
Jody Speigelhoff – http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Michelle Whorwood – http://harbourgal.wordpress.com/

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Scrappy Blog Tour

Posted by swewi on September 15, 2014

The Scrappy Blog Tour has landed here on my blog today! The very talented Allie Stewart invited me, so here we go!


1. What am I working on right now?

The Cut Shoppe is teaming up with Clique Kits this month, and in a couple of days there will be a blog hop. So I’ve been creating with their gorgeous September kit lately!



2. How long does it take me to create a project?

Nowadays it varies a lot. I used to have more time to create, and then it took between 30-90 minutes to finish a LO. Now I can start a project when I have a minute or so to sit down, add a little every day and then finish it off a week or so later. When I DO have time to sit down I try and speed scrap to get more done!!

3. What are my favourite things to create with at the moment?

I am totally LOVING my Silhouette Cameo, and try and use cut files on all my LO’s. If not as decorations, as a mask with modelling paste. I also add mist to almost every project I do. Paperclips, frames & enamel dots and words also frequents on my projects. I’m also loving to create with the Crazy Monday Kits - of course!

4. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?

Tough question. Mr Mojo tends to come and go at my house. My most frequent place to visit when he is away is the Studio Calico gallery. From there I build up new inspiration and ideas.

5. What is my signature style?

White space, masking and misting, layers and lots of bits & pieces pretty much sums me up I think! Or what do YOU think?


love this     yes love    perfect day

this happened      love U 2    delight


There you go – thanks Allie for tagging me! I’d like to challenge two of my fav scrappers to do this too, Michelle Whorwood & Piradee Talvanna!

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Posted by swewi on September 13, 2014

Well hello! It’s busy busy around here, same for you all I can imagine! Just wanted to share my latest creativity, more is coming next week! :)

First a LO that I did for The Cut Shoppe, using the Crazy Monday August kit, some Freckled Fawn goodies and other little bits from my stash:

book nerd

book nerd detail 2

book nerd detail

Then a LO for Creative Scrappers; sketch #277:

Creative Scrappers 277

I’ve used a little bit of the Crazy Monday August kit on this one as well, but mostly stash stuff :)

hello crazy

hello crazy detail 2

hello crazy detail

Thanks for stopping by today, I will be back with more SOON I promise!


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Creative Scrappers + The Cut Shoppe = LOVE!

Posted by swewi on August 25, 2014


Today is a very special day – Creative Scrappers DT is teaming up with The Cut Shoppe DT! Yep – two of my teams are getting together on this fortnights sketch. So cool!!! Everyone in the Creative Scrappers team got cut files from The Cut Shoppe to play with – me, I already have them all HA HA!

So make sure you play along with sketch #276, Ashley from The Cut Shoppe will be offering a $20 prize to her shoppe to one lucky winner who participates with sketch 276 and submits it by August 31st!!!

Here’s the sketch:


Now I have to admit, sketches like this scare me a bit. I am a white space kind of scrapper as you all know!!!

Well, here is my LO, and I have of course used the new lovely August kit from Crazy Monday Kits:


I have used the following cut files from The Cut Shoppe: “You’ve been punc’d“, “Straight as an Arrow” & “Stars & Stripes“. Do you have a favourite in the shop??

Here are a few detail shots of the LO!

us two @ the zoo detail 3


us two @ the zoo detail 2

us two @ the zoo detail 4

us two @ the zoo detail

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure you play along with us to be in to win!

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Blog Hop Winner!

Posted by swewi on August 19, 2014

Just a quick blog post to reveal the winner from The Cut Shoppe blog hop!

random winner

Congrats Vicki!


You have won the “Straight as an Arrow” file! Please email me to claim your prize!

straight as an arrow

Thanks to everyone who played along!

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The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop!

Posted by swewi on August 14, 2014

Welcome to The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop!  Today the Design Team is sharing layouts created, with several new Cut File sets that are now available in the Shop.  We are kicking off the Hop at The Cut Shoppe Blog, so make sure you start out there, and visit each of the Design Team Member’s Blogs.  And what would a Hop be without some fun giveaways!!  Each designer is giving away one cut file on their Blog, to a lucky commenter and one winner will be chosen from The Cut Shoppe Blog to receive a $15 Shopping Spree to the Shop!  The Hop will close at midnight on Sunday, August 17th, and winners will be announced on Thursday, August 21st.  Have fun hopping!

Allie Stewart –  http://www.magicalmesses.com/
Annelie Maddock – http://swewi.wordpress.com/ (you are here!)
Michelle Whorwood –  http://harbourgal.wordpress.com/
Here is my LO with the new fab cut file “Straight as an Arrow” that you can WIN by commenting on my blog post today!!
straight as an arrow
I first used the cut file as a mask. Then used three of the arrows as decorations for my page.
here detail
here detail 2
Happy hopping – on you go to the next blog. But don’t forget to comment here to be in to win first!!

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Posted by swewi on August 13, 2014

Just thought I’d share my latest LO’s with you as TOMORROW you need to come back for a The Cut Shoppe blog hop. You really NEED to!! :)

First share today will be a LO for The Cut Shoppe . I just LOVE this “Alphabet Soup” cut file, and I’m really happy about how the LO came together!

b u tiful

b u tiful detail 3

b u tiful detail 2

b u tiful detail

Then, my LO for the latest sketch over at Creative Scrappers. Sketch #275:

Creative Scrappers 275

Of course I sneaked in a cut file from The Cut Shoppe here too…


roadtrip detail 3

roadtrip detail

roadtrip detail 2

SO – see you tomorrow!!!



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More in July

Posted by swewi on July 30, 2014

I’ve got two LO’s to share with you today! First a LO I did with the Crazy Monday Kits colourful July kit, for The Cut Shoppe. I used the fabulous “Pie Hearts“, only I made one heart REALLY big :) Then, as you can see I used a few different patterned papers to fill it up, did some sewing and went on putting a few embellishments on. I also used smaller version of the “Pie Hearts” as you can see :)


7 detail 3

7 detail 2

7 detail

Then, a LO for Creative Scrappers sketch # 274, where I also used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe; “The X File“. Here is the sketch:

Creative Scrappers 274

And my LO, using a mish mash of products :)


wonder detail 2

wonder detail 3

wonder detail

Thanks for stopping by today, appreciate your visit!!


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