A Scrapbooking Swewi

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Archive for October, 2009

A short post

Posted by swewi on October 30, 2009

Just wanted to share the two LO’s I’ve done the last few nights, while feeling blah… 🙂 They are for Australian challenge blogs.


life with you


Prima, Prima, Prima on this one, and als0 flowers form BoBunny & ZVA Creative, pearls from Kaisercraft, pins from Spotlight, and then I’ve used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Alphas are also Prima, and American Craft. I just LOVE that photo of  Tova!





Papers and alphas are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. Love the colours, and the fact that you don’t have to scrap Christmas photos with this range! Brads are also BG, some other range, and then there are some Prima flowers, misc charm & tags, and then some pearlmaker.


That’s it. Over and out! Thanks for visiting!!!

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Still blah!

Posted by swewi on October 29, 2009

Yes… Unfortunately I still feel a bit under the weather. I’m not REALLYL sick, but am not feeling great either. There’s a constant headache lingering, and you know. I just feel BLAH!


Anyway, I wanted to share with you my FIRST LO for A2Z Scraplets!!! It’s a LO for the October blog challenge, that you still have time to enter!! I was inspired by the colours in the ad, and the design of the ad.



Annelie Maddock - October blog challenge


The scraplets I have used are the two lovely flowers. I have painted them with blue and green crackle paint from Ranger. Love the effect! You can find them in Scrappin’ Patch’s  shop! Other products used: October Afternoon pp’s, alphas and embellies, Webster’s Pages alphas, Prima pebble and some twine.


Right. Better get back to my girls. They are over their last flu, but Tova’s got some nasty cough today, so will have to see what’s gonna happen with that…


Have a great Thursday!

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Posted by swewi on October 26, 2009

That’s how I feel today. I’ve got some sort of flu, and have had a really bad headache all day. So blah feels like a great heading for this post!


Still wanted to share my latest LO’s with you. There are new challenges up and I’ve got some examples!


For the new weekly challenge at the Sketchbook, I did this LO that says “serenity”/”calm”/”peacefulness”. This week it’s a sketch from Ruth:





I don’t normally like purple, but these papers and embellies from Glitz design just spoke to me. Together with Prima flowers, leaves and alphas the LO just works I think!!


Then, I got my LAST scraps out from Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection (you kow I loved that one!) and did a LO for the latest challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch – a Basic Grey challenge!!!





Cardstock is Bazzill & alphas are Scenic Route, everything else is Lime Rickey!


And then – I actually managed to do a LO for a challenge myself! This is for sketch #32 over at Inspired Blueprints:



muffin date


Products used: Bazzill kraft cardstock, Pink Paislee Amber Road paper & embellies, Pink Paislee alphas. The butterflies are cut out with my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch!!!




Well, that will have to do for tonight. Gotta go take some more pills for my poor head. ’til next time!

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SWE stuff

Posted by swewi on October 22, 2009

Yesterday and today I have examples up for the challenges on the SWE scrapbook blog. I really love checking out the blog every day, there’s soooooooo much inspiration!!!


This first LO is for this weeks coulour challenge – yellow!



fargutmaning 21 okt 09


It’s all Cosmo Cricket Earth Love on there, apart from the BG chipboard alphas. Love me some Cosmo!!!


This next LO with the title “mischef” or “silly stuff” or something like that, is for today’s challenge. You are to choose a LO from one of the super talanted creative team members, make a sketch from that LO, and then create a LO from the sketch. 🙂 I chose this LO form the amazing Sophia, and here’s the result:


teknik 22 okt 09


I’ve used Bazzill cardstock, BG Indian Summer papers, a Prima flower vine, and alphas from BG & Webster’s pages. The lace is Webster’s pages too. I’m very happy with this LO actually!!!




You know that you can always contact me if you want to do one or more of the challenges on the SWE scrapbook blog. Don’t let the language barrier stop you!!!



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We’ve got a winner!!!

Posted by swewi on October 20, 2009

Yep, I’ve done the draw for my BLOGGIVERSARY RAK.


Out of the 90 (!!!!) lovely comments you all left – THANK YOU  – I can only reward one, unfortunately. This time the lucky number was:


bloggiversary draw


And comment number 11 was made by noone else but the lovely Mrs Frizz!!!


Congratulations! I will email you to discuss what you could possibly need for your crafty addiction… 🙂 I think you might have it all already… 🙂


And now, sharing time…


First a LO that is one of the examples for the latest challenge at Scrappin’ Patch – the PRIMA challenge. Gotta love that…




Apart from the Maya Road pins, the Pink Pailsee alphas, the misc feathers and the blue Shimmerz on the roses, it’s ALL Prima!


And then, the new challenge over at the Sketchbook – make a double page! I don’t do it often, but it’s cool when it works!





Products used: Bazzill cardstock, Sassafras Lass & Jenni Bowlin patterned pp, Prima flowers, Robin’s Nest dewdrops, MME words, Jenni Bowlin, Heidi Swapp & AC alphas, misc butterflies. The title says “So, my dear Tova, how many times can  you jump in 15 minutes”.




OK, that’ll do for today. Soooooooon I can reveal my other little secret too…

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Let’s get shabby!

Posted by swewi on October 15, 2009

Yes, LET”S!!! I found this cool challenge blog, and of course I had to play – ’cause you know I love the shabby chic style!!


So, again I’ve used Webster’s pages. The base of the LO is actually Glitz design pp, and I’ve also used a music note pp & a page from and old book by Winston Churchill. That must fall in the category of vintage, don’t you think? Have also used some old satin fabric, my MIL’s old curtain again, and a butterfly of some sort that my MIL found at some flea market years ago. Have also used Prima flowers & lace, Kaisercraft pearls, a Tim Holtz book plate, and alphas from Webster’s pages & BG. Hade FUN doing this page!





Remember you have FIVE more days to comment on any post on my blog to be in the draw for a nice RAK. Good luck!

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Webster’s Pages

Posted by swewi on October 14, 2009

Lately, I’ve been using Webster’s Pages on a few LO’s. I was scared of cutting those GORGEOUS papers up before, but I think I’ve gotten over it. 🙂 So – imagine my surprise and HAPPY DANCE when I found out I was featured with one of my LO’s in their gallery! I only joined the other day, so I was just SHOCKED! There are over 3,500 LO’s in their gallery, and MY PAGE was one of five to be featured this time. Soooo cool!

And, of course, I have a new LO using Wester’s Pages to share…




I’ve stuck a piece of my MIL’s old satin curtain and a dress pattern together with some PRIMA lace behind the photo. There are also ZVA creative flowers, Prima leaves, 2Crafty chipboard, Tim Holtz metal frame, misc charm & PRIMA alphas on the page.

Most of these product can be found in the  Scrappin’ Patch  shop as usual!

I have wanted to use these lyrics from my fav Gavin deGraw song on a LO forever. A discussion with my friend on Facebook (thanks Louise!) pushed me to do it. I’m very happy with the result!


The LO is my example for Heidi’s challenge over at the Sketchbook this week. Go check it out!

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Posted by swewi on October 11, 2009

Today while blog sufring, I came across a challenge over at the Lime Tart/Zest blog. Even though my “to do list” is miles long, I decided I NEEDED to do his challenge. Nutty? Who? Me?


Anyway, the deadline is tomorrow morning, so I ended up rushing it a bit, and didn’t manage to get a photo of the LO in daylight. So – sorry about the darkish, unfoused photo of the LO. I love this photo of my DH & Elsa though… 🙂



Scrap 438


Products used: Bazzill cs, patterned pp from MME “Bohemia” and BG “Indian Summer”. Chipboard from Tattered Angels & Maya Road, inked & sprayed with glimmermist. Bling from Prima, tag from Pink Paislee, lace from Webster’s Pages, pins from Heidi Grace, misc brads & charm. The flower is handmade from fabric. Got the idea from siilar ones I got on Etsy.  Have also used some (a lot!!!) of  Tim Holtz distress ink “vintage photo” on my pp’s.


Thanks for stopping by, and remember that every comment goes into my draw for a nice RAK…



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Sketch time!

Posted by swewi on October 9, 2009

There’s a new sketch challenge up @ Scrappin’ Patch, sketch made by Heidi. This is my take, using BoBunny papers & flowers, Robin’s Nest dewdrops, MM alphas & a Montarga leaf stamp:



Scrap 436


I’m actually going over to Heidi’s house tomorrow, to PLAY with our new stuff ordered from Scrappin’ Patch. Can’t wait!


Thanks everyone for all your nice comments and congratulations. Remember to keep the comments coming to be in to win something nice. You’ve got until October 20th!!!


Oh – and check out my presentiation over at A 2 Z Scraplets here!

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The secret is out!!!

Posted by swewi on October 8, 2009

Well, one of them at least… Check this out! I’m so HAPPY!!!!


Will be back soon, with stuff to share… BYEEEE!!!

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