A Scrapbooking Swewi

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Posted by swewi on December 28, 2011

It’s that time of the year. To choose the fav creations of the year that has been. It was tough – and that’s a good thing, right? I chose 11 favourites from 2011, but could have chosen more for sure. I managed to make 125 LO’s this year, and for someone who works full time – that feels like a great number. Add some cards and OTP’s to that as well, and you can say I have kept myself busy…

Hope you enjoy, and let me know which one is YOUR favourite! 🙂 My previous favourites can be found here: 2010, 2009, 2008.

So – there you go. Thanks for all your visits & comments this past year, I hope you stick around for 2012 as well!

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A couple of LO’s, some cards and a winner!

Posted by swewi on December 26, 2011

Hope you have all had a fabulous Christmas, wherever or however you have celebrated! Me, my DH & my two girls are having a nice quiet time together, and that’s just how I like it!


I’d like to share a couple of my latest LO’s, and at the bottom of the post there will be a winner for my NOOK calendar RAK!


First – two LO’s that I did for Mollys scrapbooking. I always get so much fun products from her, and this time was no exeption. A box full of Crate Paper & Studio Calico goodness, what else could a girl wish for?



Liking the misting and masking lately…


A LO JUST FOR ME – that doesn’t happen very often – using MME papers & embellies. I just LOVE MME, but you know that already! 🙂



Then, my latest cards – I’m kinda liking how they came out… I managed to get in the top three in the Nook competition, and I’m mighty proud of myself for doing that. The ever so talanted Anabelle took the top spot, and I don’t think anyone was surprised by that. She is one amazing lady!


This one was featured on the Cosmo Cricket blog last week!


This one is pretty full on, but I love it all the same!


OK. Now the moment you have aaaaaaaalllll been waiting for, my RAK winner. RANDOM.ORG helped me out:



Congratulations Cassandra!


Please email me: annelie.maddock[at]gmail.com with your address so that I can send the goodies to you!!

Wishing you all a great LAST week of 2011. I will be back in a few days with my favourite LO’s of 2011. Let me know if you are doing the same!

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Door #16 in the Nook Advent Calendar

Posted by swewi on December 16, 2011

Hi and welcome to door #16 in My Scrap book Nook’s Advent Calendar! If you haven’t followed the blog hop so far, it’s not too late. Start hopping!

Or hey, how’s it going – if you’re a regular visitor!! 🙂

Well however you got here – I’m glad you’re here – and make sure you read all the way to the bottom of the post, there’s a giveaway!!

If you know me, you know that I have a hard time getting in to the Merry Season since I moved to New Zealand. But – ever since I had kids, I try really hard every year to get in to it. This year I have made some Christmas cards, and I have only a few presents left to buy, but I have STILL not felt very “merry”. 🙂

So, a little while ago, I sat down to create a little thing I have been thinking about for a while. If you saw my “crea diem” class for Scotties a few months back this is nothing new to you, but for everyone else I thought I’d do a step by step to show you how easy this little baby came together. This is what I made:

To make this you need Spellbinders “Nested Lacey Pennants”, “Ironwork Accents” & “Foliage”. I have used MME papers, a line from last year: “Holly Jolly”, and misc decorations.

Here is a little show and tell, it’s actually very simple!

That’s it! I am so happy with how it came together, and I hope I have inspired you to make your own this Christmas! If you do – make sure you let me know so that I can check it out!

Now – for the giveaway. This is what you can win from ME if you comment on this post between today and Christmas Day:

Aaaaaaaaand – make sure you hop on over to Leah Killian’s blog and get entered for the grand prize sometime between now and Christmas Morning. You could win a free subscription to the always inspiring Nook kits!!!

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Ode to Chipboard

Posted by swewi on December 11, 2011

Chipboard – oh how I love thee… Let me count the ways…

1. painted with “smooch”

2. painted with crackle paint

3. nekkid

4. drawn and rub-on-ed on

5. used as a mask


6. stamped on

7. painted & glossy accented

8. being the focus of the page

9. glimmermisted

10. sewn on

And yet, there are more ways to use it!!!

Do you love chipboard?? What do YOU do with yours??

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A lot of STUFF to share

Posted by swewi on December 5, 2011

This is what happens when you don’t blog very often. You have LOADS to share… Like everyone else, I have a busy life at this time of year, and the blog gets forgotten. So – brace yourself for a photo heavy post. Thanks to those who makes it through all of it!!


First – a very cool idea that I snatched from Debbie’s blog – a wreath for Tova’s teacher. She put the crayons on, I made the flowers with fabric – DONE! We’re very happy with the result!

My LO for the latest Challenge Me Happy prompt – a coulour challenge! I used the Echo Park “Times & Seasons” line for this.

And while we’re on the FAMILY subject – my last LO for Scottie Crafts, using Simple Stories. It’s actually my last LO ever for them. My term is up… Thank you to Adrienne and team for this past year, you are all such amazing people!

OK, what else – yes of course! The Nook Card Sharks comp is still going strong. I could not BELIEVE it when I saw my name on the list – I am still in it! But it get’s harder – and from the weekend ahead of us – the public has a big part of the voting. So if you like my cards – I would love for you to vote when the time comes!!! No pressure though!! Here are my three latest cards for the comp:


A Valentine’s Card:


Use only 8 products on your card:



Use 5 of something on your card. I have used 5 brads, 5 buttons & 5 pearls.


I am also participating in an advent calendar blog hop with The Nook. You can win something EVERY DAY by hopping over to the different blogs. Come back to ME on the 16th for my turn!!

OK, last share before I go – a LO for a sketch challenge over at Studio Calico:



Thanks for stopping by, and THANKS for staying with me all the way to the bottom of this post! I hope you are having a GREAT December so far. Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet???


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