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Archive for May, 2014

More to share in May and a winner!

Posted by swewi on May 23, 2014

Last weekend I took a whirlwind trip to Christchurch with my BFF. I taught a class at the SCRAP AWAY retreat, with her as my teacher aid, and of course caught up with a few of my other amazing friends from around the country. It was a super fun with lots of laughter, great food, a bit of creativity (for me – loads for others!) and NO sleep 🙂

Just wanted to share the three LO’s I taught in my class, with products from Crate Paper (of course!):

hey girl

hey girl detail 2

hey girl detail


sweet detail

sweet detail 2

Love you

Love you detail

Love you detail 3

Love you detail 2

I also had prepared a page kit with instructions for 3 LO’s which were sold prior to the retreat. Here are the LO’s for that, using American Crafts products!


today detail 4

today detail 3

today detail 2

today detail

magic things

magic things detail 2

magic things detail 4

hello there

hello there detail 2

hello there detail

Phew 🙂 THANK YOU for reading all the way down here! If you did – you will now find out the winner of my RAK from a couple of weeks ago! SUE BULL – you win something scrappy from the Crazy Monday Shop! Congrats!

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2nd post in May

Posted by swewi on May 14, 2014

Well whaddayaknow! A second blog post this month! I’m on a roll!!

I have another LO to share that I did at AE, with the Crazy Monday May kit. I decided to try and use gel medium for the first time. It’s a little different to texture paste that I use ALL the time; gel medium comes out almost clear. On the LO below I first used it clear with one mask. I then mixed the gel medium with a pink mist, and got a lovely pink colour and a second mask. The cool unexpected effect was when the colour got mixed with the FIRST, clear gel medium – it created another colour; peach/yellow. I am quite stoked with the result, and it all worked well with the colours in the kit. I finished it off with some dots made with my gelatos.

summer love



summer love 3



summer love 2


Then, a LO for an AMAZING sketch, that I found on Creative Scrappers. Love it. And the DT examples are all mind-blowing. Honestly.

I found it a bit tricky to take a photo of the LO to be honest, as I have a little sequin pocket thingie going on there 🙂

pure magic

pure magic detail 2

pure magic detail 3

pure magic detail


That’s it for today. I’m actually off for another retreat, in Christchurch – but only for a day and a half – Saturday and Sunday. My lovely friend Adrienne is putting on a whole weekend of fun starting tomorrow.

I will be teaching a 3 LO class on Saturday, using Crate Paper. Will share the LO’s next week, but how about a sneak?




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Posted by swewi on May 2, 2014

So this is new – blogging at the BEGINNING of the month! Shock horror! Maybe I will even fit in TWO posts this month??? Best not to promise anything though 🙂


You might know that I spent last weekend at the Autumn Escape down in Taupo. Always a fabulous event. This time around I didn’t do any classes, which meant I had a lot of time to scrap, chat, go for spa’s, and just generally chillax. Awesomesauce I tell ya! I got 12 LO’s done in total, which I’m wrapped about.

Can’t show all of them here today, but I can share a few. Which is exciting!!


First though, my LAST LO for Sketchabilities. It’s been a great DT to be on, Karan’s sketches are soooo inspiring and they have pushed me in all sorts of directions. Which is fab.



I have used the Crazy Monday March kit for this LO!




memories detail

memories detail 2


I created a sketch for the AE retreat attendees, the top three won prizes from Crazy Monday Kits. This is my example LO where I have used mainly the April kit from Crazy Monday:


1st day of school

1st day of school detail 2

1st day of school detail


My next LO is from a sketch over at Creative Scrappers. They have a Birthday Bash happening over there, and there are 12 lovely sketches to play with! Again, I’ve used the Crazy Monday March kit, plus a few things from my stash!




beautiful detail

beautiful detail 2 


The next LO was made after a Studio Calico Sketch, and again I have mostly used Crazy Monday April kit – both the scrapbook & the PL kit:


candy high

candy high detail 2

candy high detail 3

candy high detail


And then – a few LO’s I did “Just Because”. Now THAT doesn’t happen often!!



fabulous detail 2

fabulous detail


she detail 2

she detail


family fun

family fun detail 2

family fun detail


monkey business

monkey business detail

monkey business detail 2


love U 2


love U 2 detail 2


love U 2 detail


You rock


You rock detail 2

You rock detail


PHEW! Sorry about the photo bombing right there! If you have made it all the way down to the end of this post – let me know your favourite from the LO’s above. One lucky commenter will get something scrappy from the Crazy Monday Shop! Thanks for visiting and happy weekend!!!

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