A Scrapbooking Swewi

This is the place where I share my creations!

Hello crafty new year!

Posted by swewi on January 30, 2016

Hi everyone! Wow – first blog post of the year and it’s almost the end of January! I guess I better prepare myself for another year of bad blogging ha ha! If you don’t follow me on INSTAGRAM already – please do. I share much more often over there!

Well, the biggest news that I had to keep to myself for over a month was revealed at the end of last year – I am one of the LUCKY LUCKY ladies in Becky Higgins Project Life Creative Team for 2016! Such a buzz – a total surprise that I don’t think I’m over yet!

There has already been a few shares on the blog, and I’d like to share them here today together with a few additional pages!

First – my cover page for 2015 – yes I am still on 2015. I’ve only just started March in fact. Am I stressed? Nope. This is not a stressful project. It’s an ongoing documentation of our daily lives that will have to take as long as it does. I am still taking photos and writing notes about each week, so I will be fine. Feels good! I admit that I have just started working on my 2016 cover page though, because it is FUN!!!

Cover

If you’ve seen any of my previous PL pages, you will notice that I have simplified things. And it feels GOOD! I don’t think I will ever be a person who has NO embellishment in my pockets, but it’s definitely less than when I first started!!

AMaddockJan1

AMaddockJan1Left

AMaddockJan1Right

The next project I’d like to share has just gone up on the blog. It’s something I did for for my Tova – I’m in the process of making another one for Elsa as well. A little box of notes, written on PL cards, telling them a few (big & small) reasons why I love them. For who they are, and what they do. And for how they make my life complete.

Valentines 1 Annelie

Valentines 2 Annelie

Valentines 3 Annelie

Valentines 4 Annelie

I loved making this project, and there are so MANY perfect PL cards that can be used!!

OK, so that’s PL. I am still scrapping as well, of course! Mainly for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Zoe keeps coming out with amazing collections, she blows my mind. I have loved EVERY SINGLE ONE of them!

The two LO’s below are created with the amazing “Hello Sunshine” collection. Such fabulous colours, and an abundance of fun embellishments to choose from. And you know that means heaven to me ha ha! This collection is just perfect for us in the Southern Hemisphere where we are blessed with a long summer!!

paradise

sweet summer days

Now I should probably stop here, but who knows when I get around to blogging next – so I will share another two LO’s with you! I hopped along with a couple of challenges on FB, and got out two older Clique Kit kits to play with. Here is the result:

merry everything

love these girls

And NOW I will stop. THANKS a million for stopping by today!! May 2016 be everything you dream of!!

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2015 Favourite LO’s

Posted by swewi on December 29, 2015

Dear blog readers. Thank you for sticking with me this year. Very appreciated! I have some exciting news to share in a few days, but til then – I decided to do my usual “end of year wrap up post”, sharing my favourite project of the year. It’s been a good year, but I have scrapped less than previously. I also kept on with Project Life though, and sure I’m behind but I am DOING it. And I am LOVING the simplicity of it. To be fair the family prefers looking in my Project Life album to my LO albums, but I enjoy scrapping LO’s and will always do both. I think! Anyhoo…

Here are my 10 favourite LO’s from 2015 – in no particular order :). If you’d like to check out previous years go here: 2014, 2013, 2012, 20112010, 2009, 2008.

Do you have a favourite from MY favourites? :) Or is there a LO of mine that you think should be on this list?

Let me know – and thanks again, from the bottom of my heart for visiting my blog this year!!

best

AnnelieMaddock #139

AnnelieMaddock #136-2

 

then & now

AnnelieMaddock #147

lovely sweet girl

AnnelieMaddock #143

nothing can dim...

be yourself

AnnelieMaddock #148

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR – may 2016 make all your dreams come true!

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Christmas Time

Posted by swewi on December 28, 2015

Hi everyone!

Hope you’ve had a great Christmas, and that you’ve had a bit of a break. I am thoroughly enjoying the NZ sun and some family down time!

I’m sharing a Christmas LO today! I just had to scrap our “yearly Christmas photo” straight away – and what better collection to use than “Tis the Season” from Cocoa Vanilla Studio!

Christmas time

Just love this collection. And I am NOT a Christmas scrapper! I’m a well known GRINCH when it comes to Christmas scrapping!

Christmas time detail 2

Christmas time detail

Well, anyway. Thanks for stopping by. I will try and get another blog post done before 2016 – it’s time for the traditional “FAVOURITE LO’s OF THE YEAR” post, isn’t it!!

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Oh where does time go?

Posted by swewi on December 3, 2015

Dear blog readers, I apologise! It’s been way too long since I updated here! I have been VERY busy, and it’s been great. Not imagining it will slow down any time soon, seeing as it’s December and all!!

So what have I been up to? In my personal life, October and November was VERY busy with kids and school – AND I starred in a musical! I was the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella”! It was so much fun! An amazing experience! I haven’t done something like that in 20 or so years, so it was simply fabulous. And the Fairy Godmother is a fantastic role to play!

Looking forward to scrap a photo or two from that experience soon!

In my scrappy life – Sketchabilities finished, Karan decided to close the site. And – I stepped down from Clique Kits. It was an outstanding experience to deal with Social Media with a growing Kit Club, but it turned out it wasn’t for me. I will still be a subscriber, because their kits are fabulous, but I won’t be part of the Leadership Team anymore.

Since I blogged last, I have been scrapping a little, not as much as I wanted – but here is what I have done:

For Cocoa Vanilla Studio:

be yourself

all grown up

Backing black

nine

Using Clique Kits featuring Cocoa Vanilla Studio:

sing your song

Using Clique Kits featuring Pinkfresh Studio:

just be you

Using Clique Kits featuring We R Memorykeepers:

lovely sweet girl

And my last LO for Sketchabilities, using Cocoa Vanilla Studio:

AnnelieMaddock #148

What have you been up to? And what does your DECEMBER look like??

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Let’s squeeze…

Posted by swewi on September 30, 2015

…a blog post in, in September! I have been a useless blogger haven’t I!

After sharing on Instagram and Facebook I seem to forget the blog. Sorry about that if you have been visiting and found NOTHING new to check out!

Here’s what I have done since my last post! First up, Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Their new collections “Tis the Season” & “Life is Beautiful” are absolutely stunning!

these are the best times

you & me

wishes

 Cocoa Vanilla Studio was also featured in the September Clique Kit

snapshot

Then, it’s time to share my Sketchabilities LO’s!

#145

I used the May Clique Kit for this LO, and a bunch of products from Color Cast Designs:

AnnelieMaddock #145

#146

I used the September Clique Kit featuring Cocoa Vanilla Studio for this one:

AnnelieMaddock #146

And lastly, using the August Clique Kit & Color Cast Design products:

#147

AnnelieMaddock #147

Phew! This is what happens if you “forget” to blog for a while. If you’ve made it to the bottom of this post – congratulations! Do you have a favourite amongst the LO’s I shared today?

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August!

Posted by swewi on August 4, 2015

I can NOT believe it’s August already. Honestly, this year is flying by… Even my almost 9 year old said this morning  – where is this year gone mamma? I really don’t know!   Unfortunately I am WAY behind in my Project Life, but I guess as long as I take photos, make notes and WANT to get back into it – it’s OK right?

I have however done a bit of scrapping :) First up a LO for the latest Sketchabilities sketch:

  #144

Sponsor for this challenge is Infinite Designs Scrapbook Studio.

Find them here:

Blog / Facebook / Website

Here is my LO, using items from a couple of different Clique Kits, and a few things from my stash.

AnnelieMaddock #144

A couple of close ups:

#simply me detail 2

#simply me detail

My next LO is my latest for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For this one I have used mostly the “Made of Awesome” collection. Love it!

pirrrrate

pirrrrate detail 2

pirrrrate detail

Have you seen Zoe’s NEW collections coming soon? She is one talented lady and I can’t wait to get them in my hot little hands!

Thanks for coming by today, hope to see you soon again!

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Happy E

Posted by swewi on July 27, 2015

Last week I finally had some time to scrap, and I got out my August kit from Clique Kit – AMBROSIA.

I just love the soft colour palette from Pink Paislee in this kit, with some “punchy” embellishments to add :)

happy E

I simply LOVE the pineapple vellum in this kit, and those flamingos? Adorable! Just like my Elsa :)

Some close ups:

happy E detail 2

happy E detail

Thanks for visiting today, I’m off to bed with my head cold :(

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Almost nine!

Posted by swewi on July 23, 2015

My oldest daughter is almost nine. It blows my mind. If you have children I am sure you can relate! Her year as a seven year old was TOUGH, as an eight year old things have been better. She has learnt a lot about herself, and consequently – so have we. It’s been a good year. She’s excelled at school, in sports and in music/performance.

Looking forward to what she will be like as a nine year old!!

almost nine

This LO is full of Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Made of Awesome” goodness. AND – the tiny alphas are from the “Hello Lovely” collection. I have said it before, and will say it again – I love how Zoe’s collections are so easy to mix and match!

The cut file I have used for my mask in the background is of course by the talented Ashley – owner of The Cut Shoppe.

I have used embellishments galore on my page – as per usual. Here are a few close ups!

almost nine detail 2

almost nine detail 3

almost nine detail

That’s it for today, but I will back SOON to share some more creativity! Thanks for visiting today!

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New sketch up!

Posted by swewi on July 18, 2015

I am a few days behind posting this, but it’s been crazy around here! Yesterday I quit my day job! Have been there for 5 years, but I decided to leave. The last few days I have been crazy busy trying to teach someone else how to do my job. Not as easy as it might seem at times. Long story short – I am gone and I am so HAPPY!

So I missed posting the latest reveal for Sketchabilities on Wednesday – but here it is now! Sketch #143 is another inspiring sketch from Karan:

#143

I used the July kit from Clique Kits for my LO, plus a few veneer frames by Amy Tangerine from my stash.

AnnelieMaddock #143

Some close ups – because I can!

i heart this detail 3

i heart this detail 2

i heart this detail

Thanks for popping in today, see you soon!

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Clique Kits July Pep Rally!

Posted by swewi on July 16, 2015

Hi and welcome to my little corner of the world!

Hopefully you’re planning to hop on all day long, after leaving your comment here to be in to win a JULY KIT from Clique Kits.

See the list of the other blogs to visit, below my LO!

So – here is my LO, made from the July Kit “Carpe Diem” from Clique Kits. It’s filled to the brim with Chickaniddy Crafts goodness. So colourful and FUN!

 partay

The alphas for my title are from Kesi Art – from the add-on selection in the shop, and the yellow tags are from my stash.

Some detail shots of the LO:

partay detail 3

partay detail 2

partay detail

 Have fun hopping, and GOOD LUCK!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Annelie http://www.swewi.wordpress.com/ <<<<<< YOU’RE HERE!!
Hannah Lemieux www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.wordpress.com
Sarah http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.com/
Sandy G. http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Mariah www.mariahhechlerphotography.blogspot.com
Donna http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Megan Blethen http://www.craftymeggy.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/.
Marcia http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Kat http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Taina Cortes http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com/
Tyra http://justtyra.com/
Karrie http://cookedupbykarrie.blogspot.com/

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