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Archive for December, 2010

Last post for 2010

Posted by swewi on December 30, 2010

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for me and my family. I hope it’s gonna be a little bit more quiet and settled in 2011, but I’m not banking on it!

I’m expecting less time for creativity for me, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. I am still excited – and very grateful – to be able to work with the amazing people in the design teams I am on, and there might even be some news on that front in a few weeks…

So… I was planning to show you my TEN FAV’S from 2010. I’ve decided to do it a little bit different this year.

I’ve decided to show you my fav from EACH MONTH of 2010 instead. It was too hard to choose, but I suppose that’s a good thing! I’ve done pretty much the same amount of LO’s as last year, around 300, and that’s pretty good!

So, here we go; starting with January:












With this I’d like to thank all of you my lovely visitors, for your support. Much love to you all. May 2011 bring all you wish for!

Click for my favourites in 2009 & 2008 if you like…

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God Jul – Merry Christmas!

Posted by swewi on December 24, 2010

It’s been busy these last few weeks, I’m sure you’ve been busy too! But finally, all presents are wrapped and are lying under the tree. The kids are excited, but finally asleep. All food is bought, and this year we’re gonna be pretty healthy actually. But – there are of course home made treats to nibble on for anyone who’s keen!

I made teacher’s gifts for Tova’s six teachers, and one for Elsa’s carer. They were very well recieved. I always want to make them something special, because they really do such good work with my girls.

Tomorrow my inlaws will come for a Christmas breakfast, then we’ll have a few days JUST THE FOUR OF US until I start work again on Wednesday. I’m SO looking forward to some quality time with my family, I REALLY am… Then, it’s not long to go before Elsa tur’ns two, and THEN my mum and one of my sisters are visiting from Sweden! Can’t wait!!!

OK, so this is a rambling post, but hey. Why not?

A few nights ago, my camera decided to die. Not the best timing really… I was devastated. Even though I had extended warranty, it will take WEEKS before I get it back, or a new one if needed. The thing is, I’m not a great photograpeher, BUT I LOVE taking pictures of my girls, our everyday life, and all the important moments. Then of course I scrapbook all of that, so the thought of NOT having a camera is just NOT working! Thankfully, a wonderful scrapbooking friend of mine (hi Debs!) are lending me her spare camera, so I will be able to document these next few weeks THANKS TO HER. The scrapbooking community really is amazing, and I am so grateful to be part of it.

OK, so I should really share something creative now, and then maybe have a wine… 😉

Here are Tova’s teacher’s gifts. Little boxes filled with home made treats. (Not as pretty as Vicki’s but OK…)

Of course Tova wrote her name on the back of the tags!

Then, the jar filled with goodies, for Elsa’s carer:

Would also like to share a little paper wreath I made for the Allt om Scrap Advents Calendar a couple of days ago. Go visit the blog for a little tutorial!

With this I wish you and yours a merry & peaceful Christmas. I will be back before the new year to share my 10 favourite creations for 2010. Have you chosen yours?

Much love – Annelie

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11 sleeps…

Posted by swewi on December 14, 2010

…’til Christmas! Noooo – I’m not ready!


Therefore – a quick post, with a few of my latest LO’s!

Well, that has to be it for tonight! I’ve also got something new in store for 2011. Check it our here.

For Allt om Scrap’s Advent calendar (we’re sharing something new EVERY day up until Christmas!); a LO about our Rocky Road tradition:


Products used: Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate pp’s and embellies, Magistical Memories chipboard star, Webster’s Pages bloomer, baker’s twine, misc tag.

A LO for Magistical Memories:


Products used: BG Curio pp’s & doily, Magistical Memories leaf chipboard, Prima flower, Clearsnap Gold smooch spritz, Tim Holtz distress stickles, Pink Paislee artisan elements, Making Memories embellies, Webster’s Pages lace & trim, misc pearls, BG alphas.

Then, another Cosmo Cricket LO for Scrappin’ Patch:

Products used: BG cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Pixielicios pp’s & chipboard & Fancy Pants alphas.

Most of the products I have used can of course be found in Scrappin’ Patch‘s shop!

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Happy December!

Posted by swewi on December 1, 2010

Wow – I’m sure you all agree with me – this year went FAST! Only one month left, and then we’re welcoming 2011! Swish! When you have littlies like me it feels like it’s going faster than ever. I just can NOT believe this year is about to end…

1st of December means first day of SUMMER here in New Zealand. It has been quite hot and summery for a couple of weeks already, but it’s nice to OFFICIALLY say hello to summer! In my other home land, Sweden, it is of course the opposite… It’s full on winter, and everyone I talk to over there is definately feeling the Christmas spirit!

If you need some Christmassy inspiration, you should visit the Allt om Scrap blog – we are giving you something Christmassy EVERY day up until Santa day! Today you will learn how to do an amazing advents calendar. Go check it out!

While you are there, please check out last Sunday’s ezine. The DT has created after a sketch of mine. It’s a goodie, and the DT’s interpretations are amazing as ever!

Here’s MY own take of the sketch:

I LOVE how this LO came together, and it’s my FAV photo at the moment. You’ll see it again on ANOTHER LO further down!


Details – ’cause I can…

Products used: Kraft Bazzill, Prima pp, corrugated cardboard, Tim Holtz white distress crackle paint & metal clock, 7 gypsies metal number, Jillibean Soup tag, BG alphas & misc doilie.

I also posted a sketch over at Scrappin’ Patch last Friday. Have you seen it? Here’s my take on it:

Products used: October Afternoon papers & alphas, Jenni Bowlin tickets, BG button, AC thickers & misc photocorner.

I’ve also just posted another challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch, a scraplift challenge. Lift the LO below before January 15th 2011(!!!) to be in to win a RAK!

Products used: GCD papers, ZVA pearl swirls, Jenny Bowlin butterfly, Robin’s Nest Dew Drops, Prima leaves & lace, flower from Spotlight, alphas from BG, AC & Prima.
The AMAZING quote that I have used as my title/journaling is from  Michelle Whorwood.

Gosh – are you still with me? I have more to share…

Adrienne from Scrappin’ Patch sent me a box of stuff to create with. I had not been scrapping for almost 6 weeks, but these papers got me back on the mojo train again!

First, a LO with Glitz Design papers:

Other products used: Kraft Bazzill, Tattered Angels glimmermist, Prima flower, leaves  bling, Tim Holtz acetate filmstrip & tickets, misc tag, twine & chipboard clock, Jenni Bowlin & AC alphas.

I’m working on my second LO with those papers now…

Adrienne also sent me some Cosmo Cricket “Pixilicious” papers & chipboard. I have done one LO with them so far, but there will be more soooooon!

Other products used: Bazzill cs, Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Tim Holtz distress ink & distress stickles, Webster’s Pages bloomer, Comso Cricket & Pink Paislee alphas.

OK – just ONE more LO. The OTHER one with my FAV photo of Tova. A LO that I did “just because” when my MOJO was on it’s way back…

Products used: Pink Paislee pp’s, alphas & embellies, MM pebbles, misc tagss & twine, Green Tara mesh, Tim Holtz measuring tape ribbon, BG alphas, Tattered Angels glimmermist, Hero Arts script stamp & Pinecone ink.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU if you’ve read all the way here. VERY much appreciated. Please leave a footprint before you’re off…

Happy December!!

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