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Posted by swewi on April 13, 2013

So I’ve got another couple of LO’s to share that I cooked last weekend. 🙂 First another LO with the Crate Paper DYI line. I really love that line! A photo of me and Michelle from maybe 18 months ago? Michelle has grown to be a very close friend since 2-3 years back, and there are n0t many aspects of our lives that we don’t ‘share with each other. We jokingly say we talk to each other more that we talk to our husbands… and to be honest it’s probably true! So here’s a LO to celebrate our friendship and the fact that we are “like peas and carrots”.


And close ups:



Then a LO of my friends little boy who has a special place in my heart. I’ve gone back to the Crazy Monday January 2013 kit on this one, great for boy LO’s I think!

sweet boy

I’ve added some masking, Glitz Design washi tape & bling, some MME enamel dots (looooove) & buttons, AC thickers, misc tags & a Maggie Holmes peg. Mini alphas & the word “awesome” is from the Fancy Pants sticker sheet in the Crazy Monday October 2012 kit!

sweet boy detail

sweet boy detail 3

sweet boy detail 2

That’s it for today. I’ll have more next week, as I have a LO for the next Challenge Me Happy challenge, going up on Monday!

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Posted by swewi on May 15, 2012

My latest giveaway is now CLOSED! I had 23 people interested – thank you ladies! The result of my draw will be at the end of this post, because I want you all to see my creativity first! Ha!


I’ve done quite a lot lately. Especially considering the fact that crafting actually makes me really sore, and I should probably not do much… But it’s MY way of relaxing, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here…


So, I did some creating for the National Scrapbooking Day crop over at the Nook. 11 creations in total, but I won’t show them all at once. 🙂 Here’s the one I was most happy with,  using Echo Park papers & a whole lot of random embellies, including a jean pocket:



Another one for the crop, also using Echo Park:



This one is mostly stamping & misting, but the re’s also some lovely washi tape from D-Lish scraps on there!



Then, a LO using Pink Paislee Prairie Hill, for Scrappin’ Patch:



And Pink Paislee for Scrappin’ Patch again, this time Indigo Bleu:



For Mollys Scrapbooking, using the April kit:




My LO for the Challenge Me Happy sketch that went live today:


And finally, a mother’s day card with some lovely 2Crafty chipboard:



And to think I have LOADS more to share, huh? Better stop now before you go cross-eyed… 🙂


OK, so here are the winners:


1. A box of PRIMA flowers, and maybe some other embellies too – ERIN, LYNDA & MICHELLE

2. PRIMA papers. Not the latest collections, a mix of older ones. – GYPSYLCM

3. Websters Pages paper. Not the latest collections, a mix of older ones, and maybe some embellies too – CARMEL

4. Mix of patterend papers. Not sure how many, but we are talking 50+ – TANYA & SCRAPPYSUE

5. Alphas – complete sets, maybe 10 or so – BRENDA, JANET, TRACY & LOTTA

6. Alphas – uncomplete sets – LOTS! THERE’LL BE A FEW OF YOU GETTING THESE

7. Chipboard – leftover from previous DT assignments – LAINIE, IEMKE, STEPH, VICKY & KRIS

8. Misc embellies – different manufacturers, different styles – LOTS! – MANDY, SALLY, JANE & HEIDI

9. Stamps; a combination of used and unused – NITASHA, MICH & VICKI


Well look at that – you all won! That’s what I LOOOOOOOVE about giveaways!!! And now my studio will be so much easier to tidy up – until I buy more stuff!! Please email me with your details everyone, and I can start carting these things to the post office!




Posted in 2Crafty, Challenge Me Happy, D-Lish Scraps, Misc, Misc scrapping, Molly's Scrapbooking, Scrappin' Patch | 17 Comments »

I am lucky

Posted by swewi on July 2, 2011

I am reasonably healthy. I am married to a great guy who says he loves me almost every day. I have two gorgeous, independent and smart daughters that loves me unconditionally. I have a family who cares about me and my family, who keeps in touch on a regular basis. I have many great friends, and a few really, really dear friends who I love, and they love me for who I am. I have a job, and they pay me OK. It’s not my dream job, but it’s a good place to be for me at the moment. I have a car that takes me from A to B without too many problems. I have a house to come home to every night, and in that house I am warm, I have a comfy bed, a shower with hot water, and technical stuff that makes my everyday life easy and comfortable. I have food, and I have never NOT fed my children five times a day. I have clothes to keep me warm, and my kids have more than enough of clothes too. I have a hobby that I am passionate about, I have materials and tools to use for it, and I have enough products to be able to send some to others from time to time. I am lucky and I am grateful.


Thanks for reading this. I just needed to say this for reasons I can’t really share here. But in the end the reasons doesn’t matter. I just needed to say it.


Challenge #2 is up on Challenge Me Happy, and the designers have done a fantabulous job again! This time we have a colour challenge. I would be so happy if YOU would participate! This time the winner gets a Tim Holtz die kindly sponsored by Scottie Crafts! This is my take on the challenge:


Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to everyone who takes time to leave a comment. I’m really bad at that myself! Have a lovely weekend!

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Studio Calico

Posted by swewi on May 3, 2010

Quick post my friends, I’m off to bed…

I got some papers from Studio Calico from the ladies at Scrappin’ Patch a week or so ago, to create something with. This is what I did:

some details:

Other products used: October Afternoon bingo card & stickers, alphas from Cosmo Cricket & Webster’s, misc ribbon & pins.

And some detail shots:

Other products used: October Afternoon stickers.

I didn’t really like the papers when I got them, but I’m really happy how the LO’s came together!!

And, before I go… I found out in the weekend that one of my LO’s from last year was featured on the Pink Paislee site. And today I discovered that I’m the current Pretty in Pink member in the Spotlight with that same LO. How cooooooool is that! Here’s the LO I’m talking about:

Thanks for stopping by, leave a footprint before you leave will you!

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Posted by swewi on January 18, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I’m very happy about all the cyber friends I’ve got. All through the beautiful hobby scrapbooking.  If you need to “talk”, if you need advice, there’s always someone “there”. For me – you my dear cyber friends – are very important, and I thank you for being part of my life! I’ve met a few of you, and hopefully I’ll meet more of you as time goes by!!


One of my dear cyber friends have given me an award!  🙂  Thank you Mrs F!


The Marie Antoinette Blog Award










This is for bloggers who keep it real, and I’m supposed to nominate 7 more bloggers for this award. I see a few of my favourites has already got the award, but I have no problem finding 7 more bloggers deserving it. So, here goes:


Kate M









If you’ve already been awarded – well done!






Well, believe it or not, I actually have some LO’s to share as well. I’ve been continuing with my speed scrapping, and got a couple of simple LO’s done. Here we go:

This first LO is about how Tova is like her daddy’s shadow. Whatever he does, she want to help. Very cute. Hence, the title “daddy’s little helper”



The next LO is about Tova’s beloved bedtime teddy – “the dog”. Unfortunately it got lost on our last day in Sweden, and she hasn’t accepted any other teddy to be her special friend after that. The journalling is in the rolled up paper, I’ve attached a pic of it for you who understand Swedish… 🙂





































And then a super simple LO for my Sweden album – “Lovely days with nana”.




Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to everyone who leaves a comment. I am quite bad at that myself, so it’s VERY appreciated that you take the time to say hi!!!

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Posted by swewi on November 26, 2008

My LO “forever together” is on the catwalk at SisTV today! I’m stoked!!!




In other (personal) news, there’s also something to be happy about – I’ve got the date for my elective c-section set. It’s all gonna happen on January the 5th, if everything goes to plan. Only 5 1/2 weeks to go!!!



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Advent calendar

Posted by swewi on November 20, 2008

Today on The Sketchbook forum, I’ve done a post about a little advent calendar. Goes like this:


In Sweden, pretty much every household with kids has an advent calendar up during December. We fill it up with small pressies rather than lollies, but if you’re lucky – the odd chocolate is snuck in there… So, I decided to make a small one for my daughter, as our house is not very big.




But it’s only three socks, you say?!? Yes, that’s the clever part… I have put velcro under the nubmers, so that I can just change numbers as the days go by.





How to:Draw a template and cut out; trace onto patterned paper – two mirrowed socks for each sock you want to make. Sew together around the edges of the sock, leave a small border. If you’re lucky enough to have a sewing machine – use it! It takes quite a while to do it by hand, trust me…  Decorate tops with felt, paper or ribbon, and whatever you fancy. Glue a ribbon loop inside.


And, if you don’t want to make 25 socks, just do a few and put velcro onder your numbers, and they’re easy to change! I got velcro by the metre at Spotlight.

Cool isn’t it?!?


Well, I’m sure there was something else I wanted to share, but my mind has gone blank so it will have to be another day! CIAO!!

I’ve also managged to update my previous posts with some links. Better late than never, aye… Oh – and if you’re thinking of getting yourself some Magistical Memories  chippies, now is the time. They’re offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over 25USD until 30 November. COOOOOOL!!!

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Posted by swewi on October 6, 2008

Thank you for finding your way to my new blog!

If this is the first time you run into me, and want to know where I’ve been before this, you can find old posts and creations @ http://annelie.blogg.se/scrapping

Thanks for leaving a comment before you go!

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