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Archive for July, 2010


Posted by swewi on July 31, 2010

Has it really been that long since I blogged last? Really? Wow… Time flies… And I don’t even have a job to blame yet, I’ve just been busy!

In my last post you can win a RAK if you comment, there’s still time. Like – a few hours. So go comment if you haven’t already…

Right. Time to show you the result of my latest creativity. First, a LO for Magistical Memories – using my new sewing machine!

Products used: Bazzill kraft cs, Glitz papers, Prima flowers, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, BG doilie ribbon & buttons, baker’s twine, Webster’s alphas, inkadinkado letter stamps, & nesting circles from Magistical Memories

Are you a fan of Magistical Memories on Facebook yet? Make sure you are, there will be a lot of happenings there very, very soon, and you don’t want to miss that!

Next, a LO for Hannah’s sketch over @ Scrappin’ Patch:

Products used: Bo Bunny papers & embellies, Prima alphas.

Then a LO “just for fun”- doesn’t happen very often nowadays! I found a photo collage that I printed a while ago when I was cleaning out my scrap room, and wanted to scrap it straight away. Never got around to cleaning…

Products used: Bazzill cs, Bo Bunny papers, alphas & embellies, BG alphas, and again I have used a sewing machine.

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back in a couple of days with the RAK winner, and some more creative stuff to share!

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Changes are afoot… and a RAK!

Posted by swewi on July 19, 2010

My life is changing. I’ve started looking for a full time job, and went on my first interview today. After being home for about 4 years (with a few months break, working in the Scrapbooker’s Delight shop in Auckland) I am going to be seeing my girls WAY LESS in the future. That is if someone hires me of course, but the chances seems pretty good.

This probably means a little less time for my crafty projects as well, but we’ll see. Who needs sleep, I mean really?


So, to celebrate these changes (because change is good, right?) I have come up with another RAK. Of course I am un-organised, and I don’t have a pic of the goodies that I’m going to send somewhere in the world… But it’s going to be some stuff from some of my fav MF’s at the moment, so pretty good I think!

To win this RAK, I’d like you to tell me yours or your family’s favourite every day meal. I don’t need you to write down recipes (unless you want to), I just need some inspiration to try some different stuff for my family. And I will possibly have to start cooking my hours away in the weekend, to fill the freezer . Because if I am lucky enough to get a full time job, dinner MUST be easy to sort!

Please leave a comment IN THIS POST before midnight 31st July to be in to win. I will send worldwide!

OK, enough rambling from me, how about some LO’s?

First, the latest sketch from Creative Scrappers:

Products used: Kaisercraft papers & embellies, BG buttons, Cosmo Cricket & Webster’s alphas.

Then, for Julie’s sketch over @ Scrappin’ Patch:

Products used: BoBunny papers & embellies, BG buttons, Webster’s & Prima alphas, and a little bit of sewing too!

A LO for the theme “pain” over @ SWE Scrapbook blog:

Again, I’ve used BoBunny papers & embellies, Prima bling, AC thickers, Rose Moka mini alphas, & a gorgeous butterfly from Magistical Memories that I have painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint & I also put some distress ink on too.

OK, get your dinner tips in, and I’ll see you soon again!

Posted in Creative Scrappers, Magistical Memories, Scrappin' Patch, Swe Scrapbook | 21 Comments »

My brain is fried…

Posted by swewi on July 11, 2010

…so I’ll just keep this post short. I’ve got the mum-flu, and my hubby’s got the man-flu. So who do you think is looking after everyone? 😉 Yep. So therefore – my brain is a little bit mushy…

First a LO that I did for Scrappin’ Patch using the Vintage Valentine line from Fancy Pants. I got another one of our wedding photos scrapped, these papers are just PERFECT for such photos!

If you don’t know what a hongi is, please ask!

Other products used: Bazzzill heart shaped cs, Prima rose ribbon, alphas & leaves, Martha Stewart dioly lace punch & butterfly punch. The Dusty Attic chipboard inked with Tim Holtz distress ink, misc key, BG & GCD alphas.

Speaking of  Scrappin’ Patch ; go over here and check out how I did a 5 page LO about Elsa’s first birthday using cardstock, Echo Park papers & stickers, & refill pockets from We R Memorykeepers!!

And – while you’re there – sign up for our latest NINE WEEK competition! We are testing different styles of scrapping, inspired by some STAR scrappers. Every star will judge their week, and in the end, the total winner will win a Cricut! How frekkin’ cool is that! There will also be weekly prizes and spot prizes throughout the competition – too fun to miss!!! The first star is already revealed, but you still have time to join in if you haven’t already!

Next, a LO for the SWE Scrapbook blog. Today we challenge you to use round photos, buttons & metal on your LO:

Products used: Jillibean Soup papers, border stickers, alphas & journaling sprout, baker’s twine, Martha Stewart border punch, misc buttons & brads.

And lastly – please go over to the A Million Little Things blog… I’m very honoured to say I’ve got a LO featured there, but there are also loads of inspiration and tips on the blog!

See ya soon!

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Like sketches much?

Posted by swewi on July 5, 2010

Well I do. But you knew that already… 🙂

Sketch #111 is live over at Creative Scrappers, go check it out! And while you’re there, take note of the Guest DT search we have! You gotta be in to win!

This is my take of sketch #111:

Products used: MME papers & alphas, Prima flowers, Jenni Bowlin pins. Title says “loved”.

Then, for the latest sketch challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch, sketch by me this time!

Products used: Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers & embellies, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Prima bling.

And let me tell you – there is HUGE fun happening on the Scrappin’ Patch forum at the moment! We have an awesome competition with AMAZING prizes, starting Wednesday. Anf there’s still time to sign up if you haven’t already!

This next LO is for today’s sketch on the SWE Scrapbook blog:

Products used: Bazzill cs, BoBunny “sun kissed” papers, alphas & embellies.

I really love BoBunny’s latest releases, just awesome colour combos! So – here’s another BoBunny LO:

This time using the BoBunny “block party” papers & embellies. I did this LO for Scrappin’ Patch, showcasing the Tim Holtz distress stickles. I have used the “broken china”. Looooooove it!!! And doesn’t it fit well with the “block party” colours?

Lastly – and well done if you made it all the way here – another LO I did for Scrappin’ Patch, showcasing a Bazzill glazed cardstock:

Other products used: Bazzill black cs, Martha Stewart border punch, Prima music stamp &  StazOn ink, BG buttons, Kaisercraft bling, Cosmo Cricket alphas, MM journaling thingie & paperclip, misc tulle.

And – before you go – check out the Aussie Scrap Source blog – my “garden games” LO is featured there today! Very, very cool!!!

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Garden games

Posted by swewi on July 4, 2010

There’s a new challenge up on the Up2Scrap blog, set by me this time!  It’s as always a sketch, with a twist, and this is the challenge this time: “Die-cut shapes in 12×12 are very popular at the moment, and a lot of manufacturers have at least one in every new line they release. For this challenge I want you to use one of those die-cuts, but you can’t use it as is. Cut it in at least three pieces, and use them all on your LO. I still want to be able to see what shape the original die-cut was and don’t forget your layout also has to be based on my sketch. “

This is my example:

I’ve used the new fabulous Bo Bunny “Petal Pushers” papers, Pink Paislee & BG alphas, misc buttons, Martha Stewart fence punch, Peterlina butterfly stamps, & pearlmaker.

As always, there’s an awesome prize up for grabs, so come on – play along!

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Before we had kids…

Posted by swewi on July 1, 2010

…we travelled some, me and hubby. We love an adventure, but having a family makes it harder to travel. But – having kids sure is an adventure, isn’t it?

This LO is for today’s challenge over at SWE Scrapbook blog – more bright colours!

I’ve got more stuff to share, but my laptop doesn’t want to play with me. So – see ya soon again!

Products used: Lily Bee pp’s & embellies, GCD border, Webster’s & BG alphas, misc buttons & bling, baker’s twine.

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