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 :)
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:
And my LO, using a mish mash of products :)
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 :)
This next LO was for a colour challenge, LOVE this combo too. Just so lovely and summery!
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 :)
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!
Thanks so much for visiting my little place in the cyber world today, I appreciate you stopping by!
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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!
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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.
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!
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.
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the LAST day of June!
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Posted by swewi on June 16, 2014
Hi again! Creative Scrappers has got a new sketch for you all to play with!
This is my take, hope you like!
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Posted by swewi on June 2, 2014
June is here and with that my first LO for Creative Scrappers! It’s a lovely sketch, and pushed someone like me who likes her white space out of the comfort zone!
This is the sketch, make sure you play along to win a fantastic kit from Noel Mignon!
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Posted by swewi on May 23, 2014
Last weekend I took a whirlwind trip to Christchurch with my BFF. I taught a class at the SCRAP AWAY retreat, with her as my teacher aid, and of course caught up with a few of my other amazing friends from around the country. It was a super fun with lots of laughter, great food, a bit of creativity (for me – loads for others!) and NO sleep :)
Just wanted to share the three LO’s I taught in my class, with products from Crate Paper (of course!):
I also had prepared a page kit with instructions for 3 LO’s which were sold prior to the retreat. Here are the LO’s for that, using American Crafts products!
Phew :) THANK YOU for reading all the way down here! If you did – you will now find out the winner of my RAK from a couple of weeks ago! SUE BULL – you win something scrappy from the Crazy Monday Shop! Congrats!
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Posted by swewi on May 14, 2014
Well whaddayaknow! A second blog post this month! I’m on a roll!!
I have another LO to share that I did at AE, with the Crazy Monday May kit. I decided to try and use gel medium for the first time. It’s a little different to texture paste that I use ALL the time; gel medium comes out almost clear. On the LO below I first used it clear with one mask. I then mixed the gel medium with a pink mist, and got a lovely pink colour and a second mask. The cool unexpected effect was when the colour got mixed with the FIRST, clear gel medium – it created another colour; peach/yellow. I am quite stoked with the result, and it all worked well with the colours in the kit. I finished it off with some dots made with my gelatos.
Then, a LO for an AMAZING sketch, that I found on Creative Scrappers. Love it. And the DT examples are all mind-blowing. Honestly.
I found it a bit tricky to take a photo of the LO to be honest, as I have a little sequin pocket thingie going on there :)
That’s it for today. I’m actually off for another retreat, in Christchurch – but only for a day and a half – Saturday and Sunday. My lovely friend Adrienne is putting on a whole weekend of fun starting tomorrow.
I will be teaching a 3 LO class on Saturday, using Crate Paper. Will share the LO’s next week, but how about a sneak?
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Posted by swewi on May 2, 2014
So this is new – blogging at the BEGINNING of the month! Shock horror! Maybe I will even fit in TWO posts this month??? Best not to promise anything though :)
You might know that I spent last weekend at the Autumn Escape down in Taupo. Always a fabulous event. This time around I didn’t do any classes, which meant I had a lot of time to scrap, chat, go for spa’s, and just generally chillax. Awesomesauce I tell ya! I got 12 LO’s done in total, which I’m wrapped about.
Can’t show all of them here today, but I can share a few. Which is exciting!!
First though, my LAST LO for Sketchabilities. It’s been a great DT to be on, Karan’s sketches are soooo inspiring and they have pushed me in all sorts of directions. Which is fab.
I have used the Crazy Monday March kit for this LO!
I created a sketch for the AE retreat attendees, the top three won prizes from Crazy Monday Kits. This is my example LO where I have used mainly the April kit from Crazy Monday:
My next LO is from a sketch over at Creative Scrappers. They have a Birthday Bash happening over there, and there are 12 lovely sketches to play with! Again, I’ve used the Crazy Monday March kit, plus a few things from my stash!
The next LO was made after a Studio Calico Sketch, and again I have mostly used Crazy Monday April kit – both the scrapbook & the PL kit:
And then – a few LO’s I did “Just Because”. Now THAT doesn’t happen often!!
PHEW! Sorry about the photo bombing right there! If you have made it all the way down to the end of this post – let me know your favourite from the LO’s above. One lucky commenter will get something scrappy from the Crazy Monday Shop! Thanks for visiting and happy weekend!!!
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Posted by swewi on April 17, 2014
We’re half way through April, and I’m not getting much creating done. Thankfully, that will change next weekend when I’m off for a long weekend of scrapping with my BFF – we’re off to AE in Taupo. Can’t wait!!
Today, I’d like to share my two latest LO’s for Sketchabilities!
Happy Easter everyone! If you feel like doing a little online shopping, go check out the Crazy Monday shop here.
Use the code EASTER14 on any purchase over $10 and get 10% off!
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