A Scrapbooking Swewi

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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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Posted by swewi on July 18, 2014

Hi scrappy friends! Time to share some more of my July creativity, following from my last post!

First another two LO’s that I did for the D-Lish cyber crop. This first one was for a recipe challenge I think, and I used products mostly from the Crazy Monday July kit. I am in LOVE with this colour combination, I am surprised actually :)

yes love

yes love details 2

yes love details

yes love details 3

This next LO was for a colour challenge, LOVE this combo too. Just so lovely and summery!

perfect day

perfect day detail 2

perfect day detail

perfect day detail 3

Next LO to share is also created with the Crazy Monday July kit. It’s for Creative Scrappers sketch #273:


I started with gel medium that I had mixed with some drops of orange mist, used on a mask I did from a cut file from The Cut Shoppe. The cut out “triangles” were then used as embellishments on the page. And the “Love This” 3×4 card is also from The Cut Shoppe.

I added some black mist splatters as well of course :)

love this

love this detail 2

love this detail 3

love this detail

Last LO to share today is my FIRST EVER LO from The Cut Shoppe. I LOVE using Ashley’s cut files, my only problem is to choose which one to use because they are all so cool!

First, I made the You Gotta Have Heart file a little smaller and used it as a mask, with modelling paste. Three of the cut out hearts was then used as embellishments.

I then cut the La La La LOVE You file on patterned paper rather than cardstock, because I wanted the title to “pop” on the page, and I think it worked a charm!

la la love you

la la love you detail 3

la la love you detail 2

la la love you detail

Thanks so much for visiting my little place in the cyber world today, I appreciate you stopping by!

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Happy Scrappy News

Posted by swewi on July 6, 2014

I am BEYOND excited to tell you that I have been invited to be on the inaugural design team for The Cut Shoppe!


I use my Silhouette Cameo heaps, and to be on a team where you get to showcase awesome cut files is a dream come true! If you haven’t checked out the shop  or the blog yet – hurry up and do so. Some awesome designs happening there! There is also a challenge up on the blog at the moment, where you can win a $10 shopping spree in the shop. Fun right? You gotta be in to win so off you go… after you’ve checked out the LO’s below of course :)

It’s been quite some time since I scrapped for challenges. But this weekend I did! I tagged along with the Birthday Bonanza Crop that D-Lish scraps organised, and so far I have produced 6 LO’s! Might squeeze another one in, but even if I don’t – I’m stoked with what I did. I even managed to do housework and support PaperVine at SENZ as well, so a WIN for me! :)

Here are four of the LO’s I did for the crop, will come back and show the rest in a few days!


cherish detail 2

cherish detail 3

cherish detail



together detail 2

together detail

pure happiness

pure happiness detail 2

pure happiness detail


5 detail 2

5 detail


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End of June

Posted by swewi on June 30, 2014

I seriously can’t believe that half of the year is gone. It’s been a busy and tumultuous year so far for the Maddock family and I can’t see it slow down anytime soon. I guess it’s just about strapping the seat belt on and hold on tight whilst the rollercoaster does it’s thing…

Today I’d like to share three LO’s :) The first one is a NON PHOTO LO. Yep. Kristine over at Creative Scrappers keep challenging us – I hope you take up the challenge and play along! You can win a prize pack from Paper Camelia!

This is the sketch:



 This is my LO; I used the  Crazy Monday June kit for this one.



grief detail 2


grief detail

Yes. A tough LO to do. On so many levels!! But I’m glad I did it!

This next LO is done with the Crazy Monday June kit. A super duper colourful kit :) LOVE it! I made the mask from a cut file from The Cut Shoppe!

this happened

this happened detail 3

this happened detail 2

this happened detail

The third LO is a LO I based on Sketchabilities sketch #117, just LOVE this photo of Elsa, and I LOVE this line of papers from Heidi Swapp.


being you


being you detail 2


being you detail


Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the LAST day of June!

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