A Scrapbooking Swewi

This is the place where I share my creations!

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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June 2

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!




sisters detail 2


sisters detail


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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!



seriously detail 3

seriously detail 2

seriously detail

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More to share in May and a winner!

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!):

hey girl

hey girl detail 2

hey girl detail


sweet detail

sweet detail 2

Love you

Love you detail

Love you detail 3

Love you detail 2

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!


today detail 4

today detail 3

today detail 2

today detail

magic things

magic things detail 2

magic things detail 4

hello there

hello there detail 2

hello there detail

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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2nd post in May

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.

summer love



summer love 3



summer love 2


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 :)

pure magic

pure magic detail 2

pure magic detail 3

pure magic detail


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!




memories detail

memories detail 2


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:


1st day of school

1st day of school detail 2

1st day of school detail


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!




beautiful detail

beautiful detail 2 


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:


candy high

candy high detail 2

candy high detail 3

candy high detail


And then – a few LO’s I did “Just Because”. Now THAT doesn’t happen often!!



fabulous detail 2

fabulous detail


she detail 2

she detail


family fun

family fun detail 2

family fun detail


monkey business

monkey business detail

monkey business detail 2


love U 2


love U 2 detail 2


love U 2 detail


You rock


You rock detail 2

You rock detail


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!




you are my sunshine

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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