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Archive for November, 2009

Finding you

Posted by swewi on November 30, 2009

Beverley has set a new challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch – use Christmas colours (green/red/gold) on a NON Christmas LO. Oh boy, how I struggled with THAT one!


This is what I did:

Products used: Webster’s Pages patterned pp & vellum, Magistical Memories chandelier chipbiard covered with Gold stickles, kaisercraft bling, AC alphas, misc ribbon, BG brad, and then I’ve used dimensional magic on the deer.

It’s a pretty cool photo of Elsa, don’t you think?

If you want to see a mugshot of me, head over here!!

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Shabby pastel

Posted by swewi on November 29, 2009

The new challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch is to create a shabby chic inspired LO with pastel colours and two black and white photos. I did one for this challenge at the retreat, with the title “sweet kid”.




Products used: Die cut paper from MM, paper and lace from Webster’s Pages, Prima flower and leaves, Maya Road pins, misc feathers, ribbon and photo thingies. I think the alphas are MM, I nicked them from Heidi’s stash…




Having a busy Sunday, will be back in a few days to share some more creative stuff!!

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Posted by swewi on November 25, 2009

Today on the SWE Scrapbook blog we challenge you to create something RED! This is my example, with the gorgeous new Pink Paislee Christmas papers:




Have also used Prima flower and bling, and alphas from Webster’s Pages & MM. Most of these products can of course be found at Scrappin’ Patch!

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Grey outside, colourful on the inside

Posted by swewi on November 24, 2009

Well that’s how it feels at the moment. It’s extremely gloomy here today. Isn’t it supposed to be summer now??? Well, at least my everyday life contains a lot of colours…


Have two new LO’s to share today. First, a LO for the new colour challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch:

Products used: Bazzill cs, patterned pp from MM & Glitz Design. Have used a Tim Holtz mask & some glimmermist, Glitz Design stickers, Prima bling & alphas, & alphas from MM. Also – my clock stamp from Montarga.

And then a LO for yesterday’s sketch challenge over at SWE Scrapbook. The title says “sisters”.

Products used: Bazzill kraft cs, Jillibean Soup pp’s & journaling spot, Prima fabric tree, pearlmaker & AC thickers.

Both these LO’s are from the stack I did at the retreat, and there are still more to come…


Oh – and I almost forgot! The new Up2Scrap magazine is finally out! And I’m there – in person! A photo of me, and my submission for the Elite Team call. Very exciting!!! You’ll have to buy the mag to see my stuff, but it’s gonna be worth it!!


See ya!

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Rough week

Posted by swewi on November 21, 2009

It’s been a tough week for my family. After being sick with the flu for a few days, on Wednesday (my birthday!) our little Elsa ended up in the emergency room at Starship Hospital, and we had to stay there over night. She had trouble breathing, and it turned out to be bronciolitis. Very hard to go through for her and for me, but we are home now and she seems to be getting better every day. If you’re a mum I’m sure you know just how horrible it is to see your little baby go through all that hospital stuff, and just feeling so terribly miserable…


Since Elsa has been my priority, and she has needed me so much, Tova has sort of been in the backseat this week, and she is somewhat sad with that. Sure, she has her dad and she’s totally fine, but she told him the other night that she misses her mum. Do you think that made me cry?


Well… With all this there has been little or no scrapbooking going on, but I’d like to share with you a LO that I did during the Sketchbook Retreat, that is published on the SWE Scrapbook blog today. The theme for today’s challenge is “pride or proud”. This LO is about how proud I am about Tova, for who she is, for how she behaves around other people, and for being a “big” girl…




Products used: LilyBee papers & tulle flower, Prima leaves, misc pins, alphas from October Afternoon & Pink Paislee.


Speaking of the Sketchbook; Megan has made the very hard desicion to close the site. I’m extremely sad about that, but I understand the reasons and I am behind her all the way. It has been such an amazing ride to be part of that site, and I’m gonna miss it!!!


Thanks for stopping by everyone, have a great weekend!

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Two new

Posted by swewi on November 17, 2009

I have two new LO’s to share tonight. QUICK – before a snotty and feverish girl wakes up and wants my attention… 🙂


Ha. Too late. I’m back after carrying her around for about an hour…


Anyway – the first LO is for the latest sketch challenge over @ Swe Scrapbook:




Products used: Bazzill kraft cs, and October Afternoon papers & embellies.


The next LO is for the new Boyzone challenge over @ Scrappin’ Patch:




Products used: Bazzill cs, BG Eskimo Kisses patterned pp, BoBunny patterned pp. Tree & house cut out on cricut. Chipboard fence from 2Crafty sprayed with “candlelight” & “frozen lake” glimmermist. Chipboard people from Magistical Memories, dressed in misc fabric. Prima roses. Leaves stamped with my Montarga leaves stamp. Alphas are BG, Scenic Route & Webster’s Pages. Have also used Tim Holtz distress ink.

OK. Back to being a mummy… See ya!

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New Releases

Posted by swewi on November 13, 2009

Click here to see some new releases from A 2 Z Scraplets. Fabulous stuff!! This is one of my LO’s using new scraplets; the words Life Time:



Annelie Maddock - November 09


I have painted the chipboard wirds with blue crackle paint, and then I used some dimensional magic too. Love the effect!! Other products used: Prima all the way, apart from the lace – that’s Webster’s Pages, and the white Bazzill cardstock sprayed with glimmermist. And yes, it’s another old photo of me. It’s from the same shoot as the other one I shared with you the other day, from 1999!! I just found them hiding in a drawer…


Back to bed for me, I’m having a bad day today… See ya!

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A 2 Z Scraplets November Sketch

Posted by swewi on November 12, 2009

First I’d like to say a BIG thank you for all your nice comments and congratulations about my spot on Up2Scrap‘s Elite team in 2010. I’m still buzzing about that!!! Keep checking the blog during the next few days, there will be presentations of everyone in the team!


Then – please go check out this month’s sketch over at A 2 Z Scraplets blog. It’s a faaaabulous sketch this months, by the extremely talanted Swedish lady Monika/moma. This is the sketch:



moma sketch


This is my take:



nine months


Products used: Lily Bee pp’s, chipboard circle is A 2 Z Scraplets – I sprayed it with “graphite” glimmermist, Prima flower & leaves, KikkiK ribbon, alphas from October Afternoon & American Craft. Have also used black pearlmaker, and an “e” from Prima.


Right, that’s me for today. Back to the scrapping table!!!

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It’s official!

Posted by swewi on November 11, 2009

I can FINALLY reveal my big secret. The news I got several weeks ago, that made me jump of joy and even scream a little bit… Happy screams I promise you!

Check this out… It’s MY NAME!!!!!

2010 is going to be ONE EXCITING YEAR for little old me!!

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Shabby and clean

Posted by swewi on November 10, 2009

So…. Got some more stuff to share from the weekend! First a LO that I’m submitting to this month’s challenge over at Let’s Get Shabby. This month the challenge is to make your own embellishment. Mine is quite obvious – the fan!

Mrs F

This LO is on it’s way down to Invercargill as we speak. Because this beautiful girl is not mine. 🙂 Mrs Frizz had the choice to get a photo scrapped by me as a part of her RAK if she wanted to, and she sent me this gorgeous photo!

Products used: Prima pp, flower, leaves and bling, have used a Martha Stewart punch, some misc feathers & pins, and another one of my MIL’s old satin curtains. The alphas are Karisercraft chipboard that have been painted, glimmermisted & then I’ve sprinkled some lovely diamond dust on them! I hope you like it Mrs F!

The next LO is for the latest sketch over at the Swe Scrapbook blog. Not at all shabby as you can see!!!


Products used: Bazill white cs, BG Eskimo Kisses pp, & alphas, BG doilie pp, Pink Paislee & Jenni Bowlin alphas, Prima flower & leaves. Butterflies are done with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The title says “Summer is here”.

So. Two totally different LO’s today. And I might be back tomorrow again, with some more STUFF!! Oh – and lookie here

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