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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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Pink and teal!

Posted by swewi on July 25, 2013

It’s the school holidays & I have a couple of days off with my girls! So just a quick post before I take them for a haircut – long overdue!


This LO is for the latest colour challenge over at SCRAPFRIENDS. They do some cool challenges over there! The colour scheme this time is PINK & TEAL – best combination everrrrrrrr!!


heart this


heart this detail

heart this detail 2

heart this detail 3

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Challenge LO’s

Posted by swewi on May 14, 2013

(Inter)National Scrapbooking day took place on 4th of May, and lots of manufacturers, shops and blogs had challenges and competitions going on. We even did some over on the Challenge Me Happy facebook page!

I didn’t really get time to scrap that weekend, but had some me-time this weekend just past. Over at Studio Calico the challenges closed yesterday, so I had some time to enter a few of the challenges. Here are my two favourite LO’s from what I made 🙂 Hope you like!!


twinkle detail 2

twinkle detail

happy place

happy place detail 3

happy place detail 2

happy place detail

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I love Crate Paper

Posted by swewi on May 5, 2013

You might know this already. I really do have a love for everything Crate Paper. I think I have bought something from each line they have ever got out. Call me a creepy stalker, but there’s the truth for you.

I have never ever played along with their challenges before though, but LO AND BEHOLD I have now! Here’s a LO for their latest challenge. The challenge was to scrap in one chosen colour scheme, and also to collage on your page. I wasn’t sure about the whole collage thing, but I LOVE how my LO came out. Most of the products here are from the DIY line or the Maggie Holmes collection. And with a model like that on the photo, you can’t really fail 🙂



Moments detail 3


Moments detail 4


Moments detail


Moments detail 2










Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t forget to enter my giveaway in the post below!!!

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Happy right here!

Posted by swewi on November 8, 2012

Well it’s not often I get to create a LO just for me, or for a challenge. To be honest, there’s not a lot of time to be creative AT ALL at the moment!!


I had a lovely crafty Sunday with my girl friends though, and managed to create a LO using my new FAV paper company – I LOWE SCRAP (ILS). So I did a LO using their new range for their November sketch. I have also run wild with my new Silhouette Cameo as you can see… Hope you like, will be back soon with some more shares!!



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Posted by swewi on April 19, 2012

It’s a funny thing. Creativity. It doesn’t necessarily come in to place when you want it to. When you are have planned to BE creative, when you are child free, or even when you have a WHOLE WEEKEND set aside for it.

I spent last weekend in scrappy heaven, with 144 other scrap crazy ladies, at the Autumn Escape. I was all geared up and ready to do some SERIOUS scrapping, but no. I didn’t “feel” it. I had a WONDERFUL time with my friends, and I had three AWESOME classes; two with Piradee & one with Rachel Tucker. I had loads of new product with me that I was looking forward to using, but no. It didn’t really happen.

I don’t dislike any of the LO’s I finished, but you know the feeling – you feel average. Nothing mindblowing in my bag going home. Such a shame. But that’s life.

Some of what I did is still under wraps, but here are a couple that I CAN share. 🙂

1st up – a LO for the latest MME challenge, using hexagons:

Then a LO that is NOT this scewered IRL, for the Fancy Pants challenge going on at TwoPeas right now:

I did a whole lotta creating for Molly’s at the retreat, and as soon as it’s been up on the blog – I will share!

This is a card I made for 2Crafty before I went to AE, it was used as a thank you card for one of the sponsors for the weekend; Lily Bee:

Now I have to find some time & MOJO to finish off a few projects, and to make a card for a very SPECIAL little newborn!

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Something’s wrong…

Posted by swewi on November 14, 2011

Yep. I am serious. There’s something seriously wrong with me. I have started making a few cards. Like many. And I love it. See?! Something is WRONG here! I am not a cardmaker! But I am enjoying it, AND I am even happy with the end result!


All thanks to the latest card competition over at the Nook forum. So there you go. Miracles DO happen! So – time to share! My three latest cards, did them all on Saturday, while doing housework and having fun with the family!





All cards using MME 6×6 paper pads, and random dekos. LOVE MME. Love love love!


So – should I seek help? Do I need medication? Or should I just embrace my new addiction? Your opinion please!

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My Minds Eye

Posted by swewi on November 11, 2011

I decided to play along with My Minds Eye’s challenges for November. BOTH the LO and card sketch. 🙂 I won’t show you my card, because the people recieving it might peek in here!! But here’s the LO, using 6×6 pads only, and Spellbinder dies. And some alphas of course… 🙂 And the brads are from Girl’s Paperie. Um, and a Prima mask & some glimmermist… Oh – and a Prima flower & cherry flowers from Mollys Scrapbooking. I think that’s all… 🙂



There’s still plenty of time to enter the challenges, if you want to have a go!

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Posted by swewi on November 7, 2011

I’ve had a few very crafty days. Thursday saw me enjoying two Prima classes, taught bt Cari Fennel & Sharon Lakkonen. I managed to finish two minialbums, who will be perfect as Christmas presents I think…


Then, I enjoyed a weekend away with a few other scrappy girlfriends. One of them came all the way from Invercargill!! 🙂


So – I got a few things to share, but most of what I did can’t be share straight away. You know the deal… 🙂 But here we go!


Never have I combined Cosmo Cricket papers with big, bold flowers – but in the LO below I did. The material including the lovely Manorhouse flowers all comes from Mollys, and the LO is based from the October sketch over at Manorhouse. AND – the title says Easter. It’s Elsa enjoying a rather large chocolate Easter bunny…



Then, a LO for a Studio Calico sketch challenge:


This next LO is a “just because” LO, using Crate Paper:

Then, two LO’s that was for Pencil Lines DT call a while back. I didn’t get on the team, so now I can share the LO’s! 🙂 Bots using Echo Park products.

Like I said – more to come. Thanks for visiting me today!

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Have you seen…

Posted by swewi on September 30, 2011

…that Challenge Me Happy is looking for more designers? Details here! Also remember that a new challenge will be posted tomorrow!


…that my “special” LO was Echo Park’s Facebook Friday pick last week? So cool. And THAT means I will get some more Echo Park goodies sent to me FOR FREE. I like that!


…that Mollys scrapbooking have LOADS of new products in the shop? I’m playing with some of them right now… And their October kit is about to be revealed too!


…that Scottie Crafts have sweet specials this weekend? And that they still have some spaces left for their Prima Roadshow event? I’m going, you should too!


…the COOL papers and handmade embellies in the Handmade Halo shop? Wow is all I can say. Here is a LO with products from the shop:




…that I was the DT’s choice this week over at the fantastic sketch blog “Veckans Skiss“? Funnily enough I was NOT happy with this LO, but since I had made the LO after their sketch, I sent it in… Here it is:



…the sun lately? I have and I LOVE it! Can’t wait for proper summer to arrive!!!

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