A Scrapbooking Swewi

This is the place where I share my creations!

Fly with Cocoa Vanilla Studio & my news!

Posted by swewi on March 26, 2015

I’ve played with Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Flying High” again! This time with a photo of MYSELF. Important stuff, to get in front of the camera as well…


Love these colours together, red/blue/white. Classic colours! Here is the LO, head over to the blog to see the detail shots!



And then for my SCRAPPY NEWS! Most of you will probably already know this as I have shared on FB & Instagram.

I am now the proud new Photography & Social Media Consultant for Clique Kits!


With Crazy Monday closing down I am thrilled to have a new “home” and I have started working behind the scenes already.

Love it and LOVE the girls behind “The Clique”. Watch this space for creations and happenings!

And make sure you follow the Clique Kits blog!

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Sketchabilities #135

Posted by swewi on March 15, 2015

Hello dear blog readers! Whilst I’m trying REALLY hard not to reveal my new scrappy secret, let’s look at my first LO for a new term over at Sketchabilities. I’ve always loved Karan’s sketches and am super excited to be back on the team for another term! Here’s the fabulous sketch:



Here is my take on the sketch:


Sponsors for this sketch are Dies R Us

Website: https://www.diesrus.com/

Blog: http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diesrus

You’ve got til the 28th of March to link up and win!!

Here are some detail shots of my LO:

cherish detail 3

cherish detail 2

cherish detail

Thanks for visiting today, come back SOON for the reveal of my scrappy secret!!

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Happy Girls

Posted by swewi on March 3, 2015

Today I’m sharing another LO over on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog! I’ve mostly used the Sugar & Spice collection on this one, but as always I sneak a little bit of the other collection (Flying High) in there too. I LOVE that the two collections work so well together! Gives you more options!

The photo is from Elsa’s 6th birthday at our dinner out. She LOVES taking selfies with me, so I have a few of them to scrap. Gotta love that!

Here is the LO, head over to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog for detail shots!

happy girls


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Friends for Life

Posted by swewi on February 23, 2015

I found an older photo of Elsa and two of her besties from pre-school. One of them came to be in the same class in year one as her, but now in a different class for year two. The other one goes to a different school entirely. What I love about their friendship is that when they get together, at a play date or someone’s birthday party, is that they just pick up where they left off last time. They speak of each other as their BEST BEST friend, even if it’s months in between their catch ups.

I have this sort of relationship with many friends as an adult, but weren’t expecting it to work like this with 5-6 year olds. It warms my heart…

I felt this photo was perfect for the “Sugar & Spice” line from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The soft colours in these papers with the gorgeous embellishments to match – and those CORK HEARTS – swoon! My title is a Silhouette Cameo cut. I’ve just coloured it in with gelatos & a water colour pen :)

friends for life

For detail shots of the LO, head over to the blog!


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My first LO for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Posted by swewi on February 10, 2015

Hi everyone! Thanks for coming for a visit today!

I am so thrilled about FINALLY being able to share my first ever Cocoa Vanilla Studio LO! If that blog is not on your blog roll already, it needs to be added. The DT will share inspiration pretty much every day of the week over there, and you DON’T want to miss that!

So here’s my first LO, using mainly the “Flying High” collection. I am a sucker for the blue, red & white colour combo, so it was natural to start off with those colours for me. And you know by now I am a huge fan of stickers and veneers. So this is basically my happy place :)

For detail photos, head over to the CVS blog, here’s the LO – featuring Tova on her first ever pony ride. Something she’s been wanting to do for ages!

a dream come true

Make sure you tell your favourite scrabooking store about Cocoa Vanilla Studio , so that you can get your share of this goodness! Bye for now!

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Scrappy weekend

Posted by swewi on February 8, 2015

I’ve had quite a creative weekend. Friday was a day off here in NZ, and I got to play with the new Cocoa Vanilla Studio products that arrived in the beginning of the week! Can’t show you any of that today (soon though!) but can show you another LO that I did.

I used my Hip Kit Club January kit on this LO, lots of lovely Dear Lizzy stuff in there! The mask is a cut file from The Cut Shoppe , and so is the little cloud on the page :)

honestly I love you

honestly I love you detail 3

honestly I love you detail 2

honestly I love you detail

Have you been creative in the weekend?? Or are you planning to be today?

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Posted by swewi on February 3, 2015

Hi! Just wanted to quickly share a LO today! A “just because” LO with mostly Crate Paper on it. And my lovely family of course! Thanks for stopping by today!




best detail 3


best detail 2


best detail

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Happy Scrappy News!

Posted by swewi on January 30, 2015

I’ve got happy news to share today! I have been asked to join the inaugural Design Team for the Australian Manufacturer Cocoa Vanilla Studio! So exciting!

Here is the 2015 DT, some amazing talent on there I tell you. I am of course THRILLED to share this experience with my BFF Michelle :)


At the moment, there are two fabulous collections out, check them out:

Capture 2

Capture 1

I just can’t wait to get my hands on these collections! If you like what you see, make sure you tell your local scrapbook store to get them in!

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Cyber crop fun

Posted by swewi on January 22, 2015

Hi! I’ve been participating in a cyber crop with D-Lish scraps, all through FB. Well, participating might be a lie – I did LO’s for two challenges. :)


Just wanted to share these LO’s today. I still don’t have my mojo fully back, but am pretty happy with these LO’s!


summer rocks


summer rocks detail


summer rocks detail 2




six detail


six detail 2



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Saying farewell to an old friend

Posted by swewi on January 20, 2015

I have been involved with Creative Scrappers on several levels the last few years. I’ve had 3-4 stints on the DT, and I’ve been lucky enough to be part of Kristine’s e-books as well. Crazy Monday has also sponsored a challenge or two. Kristine is an amazing lady who has shaped the challenge world with great sketches for years! She is now moving on to other things, and yesterday the last sketch ever was revealed on the blog. I feel honoured to have been part of her journey – thank you!


Here is the sketch, and my take on it – using mostly Amy Tan goodies:



family trip


family trip detail 2


family trip detail


The photo is from our 24 hour whirlwind trip to Wellington in November last year. We are already planning our next adventure…


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