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Challenge Me Happy

Posted by swewi on June 23, 2011

I hope you all know by now, that the first challenge is LIVE over at Challenge Me Happy! It’s a GOOD one, and you still have a week to enter. Someone is gonna win a fabulous prize pack from Magistical Memories this time. Cool huh!?

So go over there and check out the amazing takes from the design team. They truly blow my mind…

While you’re over there – grab our cool blinkie, designed by Michele Stone! Love it!

Sooooooo; this is MY take on challenge #1:



There’s a lot of misting and a lot of chipboard going on there. Quite like it I think!


OK, what else can I share: Oh yes, a LO with the “Lawn Party” kit from Studio Calico. This months kit is SERIOUSLY delayed, which is a bit worrying, but fingers crossed it turns up eventually!



Misting, clouds, you’ve seen it all before. It’s what I do at the moment… 🙂


Can also share the latest LO I did for the Allt Om Scrap big issue, published a few weeks back. Using Echo Park for this one. LOVE the colours!



Title says “morning secrets”. It’s not the greatest photo, but to capture a moment like this of my girls, sharing secrets and playing nice feels like finding gold any day…


Right – are you coming to SENZ this year? My first SENZ class is only TWO sleeps away! Unbelievable! This is what we will create:




Or if you’d rather make a LO with the same kit, it might come out looking something like this:



I hope to see you there if you’re in Auckland! To the rest of you – see you around in CYBER SPACE! Mwah!

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One more sleep…

Posted by swewi on June 14, 2011

…’til the first challenge is LIVE over at Challenge Me Happy! I hope you will love it – I’m so excited!!

Today I have a few LO’s to share with you! First, three LO’s created with Basic Grey “Hello Luscious” for Allt Om Scrap, kindly sponsored by Dala Scrap in Sweden. In my sponsored kit was also Prima flowers & metal dekos, and a mini alphabet from Glitz Design. Thank you Dala Scrap!


Then, a LO that I put together in no more than 30 minutes last night, for a challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch:

Using a few fun techniques on that LO, and it’s not often I get three photos on a LO so I’m happy!


See you @ Challenge Me Happy tomorrow – ciao!

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Exciting news!!

Posted by swewi on June 3, 2011

Have you seen my new baby? My new challenge blog “Challenge Me Happy” have just been revealed! In the next week or so, I will present my awesome design team, and the first challenge will be posted soon! Come check out the blog, and “like us” on Facebook to be in to win a little something when we reach 100 fans!




Another exciting thing is that the next BIG number of Allt Om Scrap is coming out on Sunday! I assure you, you don’t want to miss it! Here’s a little peak:



In the last Allt Om Scrap ezine we showcased “white space”. This was my take on this theme:



It’s not the first time I’ve used Echo Park “for the record” range for a BoM LO. It just seems to fit so well for that theme!


More Echo Park; this time I’ve used the SPLASH line that I so wonderfully won in a Facebook competition. This is my LO for MY sketch challenge over at Scottie Crafts. As always there’s cool prizes to win if you enter the challenge.





And here’s another LO with the same range:




Just looooooooooving those Fiskars cloud punches!


And speaking of Scottie Crafts – only  sleeps ’til my first SENZ class for Scottie Crafts! Are you gonna be there? Go here to buy a ticket for my class, or any of the other fantastic classes that they are doing!


Then, a couple of LO’s that I made with the May kit from Molly’s Scrapbooking, using Pink Paislee & Bo Bunny’s butterfly ranges:






But wait – there’s more! A couple of LO’s that I’ve done for challenges over at Studio Calico and Cocoa Daisy:









Well, that will just have to do for now! More to come in a few days!


For you who are wondering about my photoblog; I am still taking photos and will upload when I have some time. Editing is my downfall, it just takes too LONG!!


And PLEASE – go check out “Challenge Me Happy“. Nothing would make ME happier!!!

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I’ve been busy…

Posted by swewi on May 22, 2011

Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by my little home in blogland! I have been quite creative lately, and it’s time to share!

First, using Pink Paislee & Bo Bunny’s butterfly ranges. I got the papers both from Mollys and Scottie Craft this month, and this is what I have come up with:

More to come with these ranges. One of the creations I made is now gonna be a class at SENZ! Sign up here if you wanna take part in my first ever SENZ class!

A LO for Allt Om Scrap ezine, colour combo pink/green/white:

Next up a few LO’s that I have done for the Cocoa Daisy spring crop. I had a lot of fun with these challenges, felt very inspired!!

Out of these challenge LO’s, I think “soar” is my favourite. I love that I can use my typewriter on a 12×12 paper!!! Have you got a fav among the LO’s I have shared today?

Have a great week everyone, hope it’s a creative one!

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{inter}national scrapbooking day

Posted by swewi on May 10, 2011

Were you creative in the weekend, seeing as it was {inter}national scapbooking day and all?

I was alone with the girls most of the weekend, so didn’t have loads of time to be creative, but managed to get a few LO’s done. Stayed up a bit later than normal to finish off a few things… I played along with the challenges over at Scrappin’ Patch, and Studio Calico. I even combined a few of the challenges, clever huh…

I also created some stuff for Mollys Scrapbooking!

So, here we go – time to share.

A LO for Mollys using My Little Shoebox “Farmer’s Market” range:

And then a LO for the latest Allt om Scrap ezine. We got a recipe to scrap from this time!

I’m still doing my simple LO’s, just to get ahead in the pile of photos I have that I want to scrap…

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a lovely day wherever in the world you might be!

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Old papers and the RAK winner!

Posted by swewi on May 4, 2011

How often do you dig down in your pile of  scraps? I admit I don’t do it very often, and when I do it’s normally to do a big cull and donate papers to Tova’s pre-school. BUT, last week I dug up a couple of scrap papers to use on a LO, because that’s the latest challenge for the latest Allt om Scrap ezine. I have used papers from American Crafts & Bella Blvd. That polka dot paper is GORGEOUS don’t you think, and that was the last piece of it.

So, a simple LO with my gorgeous girls. The title says “sweet sisters”.

I’ve also used spellbinders & Martha Stewart punches on there. Trying to use my tools more at the moment…

While creating this simple LO, I thought I must try and simplify a lot more. A year or two ago I had a period where I just scrapped simple to get some photos done. I have a lot of photos that are not necessarily great, but they are important to my girl’s life story. I should just sit down and do some simple pages, not necessarily with the newest product, and get some quick pages done. Maybe. We’ll see how that goes…


And then, before I go back to bed feeling sorry for myself (I have a frontal lobe sinus infection or something… never heard of it. Just know it’s painful and my painkillers aren’t working), let’s reveal who won my little RAK…

Michelle W – that’s YOU! Congrats buddy! I like giving things away, so there might be another RAK coming up soon!!! Night all!

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Home alone

Posted by swewi on April 27, 2011

I’ve got an evening on my own, DH & the girls are staying the night at my inlaws. We’re having a logistical nightmare with childcare on Thursday’s, so tomorrow the girls will be with their nana.

So, a quick little share before I head into my scrap studio!!

First, a LO for the latest Allt Om Scrap ezine. We were challenged to use a minimum of 7 manufacturers on the LO, and I managed to get 10 on there! This is another LO with the latest Studio Calico kit that I did during the Autumn Escape weekend.



Then, a LO for a sketch challenge over at Studio Calico. A simple LO for a simple but stunning sketch.


OK – that’s it! Remember to post a comment here to be in to win a little RAK! Ciao!

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I’m a busy bee

Posted by swewi on April 10, 2011

Yes I am. But not with scrappy things really. Work is crazy, and family life is full on like normal.

I’m saving my crafty mojo for next weekend when I will be scrapping away at the Autumn Retreat in Taupo. Can’t wait! I just have NO IDEA what and how to pack. But that’s normal for me. I will just do what I normally do – pack everything…

I do have some LO’s to share with you though, but before I forget I’d like to remind you that a new ezine is out over at Allt om Scrap. The girls have created stunning stuff as usual, and also – please check out the big open publication from last week. Amazing inspiration and tutorials in there!

And – would also like to toot a little bit about Molly’s Scrapbooking. She has now opened an online shop! She still does the monthly kits, but you will be able to buy a lot of your other needs and wants from her shop!

OK, sharing! First a LO for Magistical Memories. I have used their scalloped border strip, and ther rest is Fancy Pants stuff!

I sprayed the border with pearl glimmermist.

I love my accordeon flowers!

And keeping with the colourful theme, two LO’s with Sassafras Lass for Scottie Crafts.

Banner made out of calico sprayed with glimmermist.

Leaves made out of calico, sprayed with glimmermist, then sewn on with my sewing machine!

Dimensional magic on the alphas.

Well that’s it for now. Would also like to say thanks for all your positive feedback on my last post. I didn’t get on the Lily Bee team this time, naybe next time it’s my turn. I am still happy with my creations, and that’s the main thing right?

Enjoy your week, I will be back after my weekend of craftiness!!

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Beyond the page

Posted by swewi on March 26, 2011

In the last few months, I have not only been creating LO’s, I’ve also done a couple of  “beyond the page” things. This is really out of my comfort zone, but I thought I’d share it anyway…

First a name banner that I made for Elsa’s birthday. You know I LOOOOOVE banners! It was for the Allt Om Scrap ezine, using Magistical Memories Chipboard, Fancy Pants papers, Webster’s bloomers & some other odds and ends.

Then, I’d like to show you my version of the many birdhouses that can be found in the scrappy online world. I did one with MLS papers a while ago, and one with my latest Molly’s Scrapbooking kit!

I think that’s enought photos for one post… 🙂 I have a few LO’s to share, but will save them for another day! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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A little bit of this, and a little bit of that…

Posted by swewi on March 16, 2011

 Great title to this blog post, I know. Should copyright it… 😉

Aaaaanyway – I have a couple of LO’s to share today. First out, a LO based on a Pencil Lines sketch that was in the latest Allt om Scrap ezine. The theme this time was stars/space – and she is a star my Tova!!!

 Products used: Echo Park “Little Boy” pp’s, October Afternoon pp’s, misc tags & buttons, BG & AC alphas, Fiskars border & star punch, baker’s twine. Have also used a spellbinders die, a Tim Holtz die and my sewing machine!

Then, since I bought some of the new Prima from Scottie Crafts last time I was in, I decided to try the Prima BAP for the first time! Aaaaaall Prima on this LO, plus a couple of misc doilies! Oh – and that ribbon is another brand as well…


I’m totally in LOVE with the flocked rub-ons!!!

If you’re out in Greenlane at the Craft Fair this weekend – please stop by Scottie Craft’s stall and say hi! I will be there on the Saturday doing a demo, a couple of the other lovely designers will be there the other days doing some demos too!! Hope to see some of you there!

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