A Scrapbooking Swewi

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Archive for August, 2011

A creative break?

Posted by swewi on August 30, 2011

If you know me, you know I HAVE to create every day to stay happy. It doesn’t have to be much, I just need to do SOMETHING creative. THe last few weeks I haven’t been able to do something everyday, because of a constant pain in my right arm, all the way from the shoulder to my fingertips. I am trying to find answers to what this can be, and in the meantime I’m feeling sorry for myself, for not being able to do what I want. 🙂


Anyway, I’m sure this is something that will pass. It has to be. Random creating isn’t enough for me, and that’s that. 🙂


So, I had some good news this morning. I’m on the shortlist for the new DT over at My Scrapbook Nook!  There’s 40 names on the list, so the chance of getting on is SLIM, but I really hope I will get the chance! It’s an outstanding kit club, and the talent on there is outrageous!


On the forum, they asked us to post our favourite LO at the moment, and I had a hard time choosing. I guess that’s a good thing right? Well, I chose one of my latest LO, but it got me thinking. How many LO’s have I created so far this year? Working full time, I expected it to be a fairly low number, but I was surprised. I have done 97 LO’s so far this year. Seeing as today is day 241 out of 365, I’m pretty happy!


So, since this is my blog, and I can do whatever I want on here 😉 I’d like to share some of my favourites from my creations this year. Here goes:












How are you going with your creativity this year? How many have you done? Are you happy with the amount of creative time you’re getting? Please share… 🙂

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About time for an update

Posted by swewi on August 23, 2011

Hi bloggy friends! I can’t believe it’s been 12 days since my last post. Where does time go?

This means I have some stuff to share. Ready?

First, my LO for the latest Challenge Me Happy challenge. A word/theme challenge this time – HOME. Have you uploaded your take yet? There are some awesome 7Gypsies embellies to win! I used Studio Calico stuff, and D-Lish Scraps goodies for my LO:

Then an album I did for Scottie Crafts a while back, using Simple Stories papers & stickers, and Scrapware chipboard. An album about Tova – being four!

When the album is back from the shop I will add some photos and dekos to July and August. And then can you believe she’s is five in 21 sleeps?? Scary!

Next, a LO that you might have seen in my last post, but here it is again with proper credits. A Christmas LO with papers from the Swedish manufacturer Maja Design that I got in a generous box from Mollys Scrapbooking. Most other dekos are from Mollys as well.

That’s it for today. More to come. Sooner than in 12 days hopefully!

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Cheery Lynn

Posted by swewi on August 11, 2011

A couple of months back, I bought three dies from Cheery Lynn. I am in love, and have used them for many things. So, seeing they have a DT call I thought I’d share them with you and put my hand up with all the other 100 or so über talented applicants!


So how have I used my doilies?


I have used them for my almost 5-year old’s birthday party invites:



On layouts:




On this card that will be going to a dear friend very soon:



And the ugliest project I’ve done in a while, but most fun to do, and most appreciated project by the girls in a long time – a snow cloud:





Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

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More D-lish and fabulous news!

Posted by swewi on August 7, 2011

Today I sat down and created a LO I’ve had in my head for a little while. It took me about 20 minutes to do. I had the idea, I just needed to decide on photo, colours and  go! It’s with gorgeous stuff from D-lish Scraps, some Prima lace/bling & alphas, and some glimmermist. The chipboard piece is from Magistical Memories!

Details, because I can!

Now, you might have noticed that I like cool embellishments… 🙂 So I am sooooooo excited to be one of the designers for the new, cool shop Handmade Halo Scrapbooking & Fashion Accessories! Go check it out, they have awesome stuff!!! Perfect for that “little extra” on your crafty project!

Hope you have a happy week. Something very exciting is happening to me this week, so it should be good… 🙂 ’til next time!

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D-lish Scraps GDT

Posted by swewi on August 3, 2011

Hi people! Welcome to my place in cyberspace! If this is your first time here; grab a cuppa and have a browse. I hope you find this place inspiring!


I am VERY HONOURED to be this month’s Guest Designer for the Australian company D-lish Scraps! The name says it all really, it’s D-lish! Amanda sent me a box full of lovelyness, and so far I have created a card for my aunty. She lost her husband last week, and I wanted to send her a little something. The sentiment “kram” means “hugs” in Swedish.



A detail shot of the resin heart, flowers & lovely pearl sprays.



I’ve got an idea for a LO in my head, so watch this space for that very soon!!


Now, for something totally different – my LO for the latest Challenge Me Happy challenge. This time we are scraplifting our guest designer Piradee Talvanna. She is one talented girl!



Using a Cheery Lynn doilie on there, really like their products!

Also, a LO for a sketch challenge over at Studio Calico:



Love those Maya Road doilies, and have been waiting for the right project to come along to use them!! (Mandy – are you still here??)


Right, back to work for me! Hope to see you here again soon!

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