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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Posted by swewi on November 29, 2011
Just a quick post today, I want to get creating some teacher’s gift before I crash… 🙂
In the beginning of the month I got a lovely kit from Scottie’s containing Simple Stories “Generations”, little chipboard houses from Studio Calico, and a loooooovely red ribbon. Here are the two first LO’s with that kit:
That is an OLD Prima flower! Was happy to finally use it on a LO!
Love this photo of Tova & Kelly. They sure are related!! 🙂
So what are you working on at the moment??
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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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Posted by swewi on August 23, 2011
Hi bloggy friends! I can’t believe it’s been 12 days since my last post. Where does time go?
This means I have some stuff to share. Ready?
First, my LO for the latest Challenge Me Happy challenge. A word/theme challenge this time – HOME. Have you uploaded your take yet? There are some awesome 7Gypsies embellies to win! I used Studio Calico stuff, and D-Lish Scraps goodies for my LO:
Then an album I did for Scottie Crafts a while back, using Simple Stories papers & stickers, and Scrapware chipboard. An album about Tova – being four!
When the album is back from the shop I will add some photos and dekos to July and August. And then can you believe she’s is five in 21 sleeps?? Scary!
Next, a LO that you might have seen in my last post, but here it is again with proper credits. A Christmas LO with papers from the Swedish manufacturer Maja Design that I got in a generous box from Mollys Scrapbooking. Most other dekos are from Mollys as well.
That’s it for today. More to come. Sooner than in 12 days hopefully!
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Posted by swewi on July 27, 2011
I’m sure you are all as surprised as I am – it’s almost August! Wow, time really flies! And then comes September, and my eldest will start SCHOOL! Scary stuff… She’s ready though. Sooo ready. I’m not sure I am though! 🙂
Today I’m sharing my third LO that I did with Molly’s colourful July kit. Said almost 5-year old in the paddle pool last summer!
Oh how I miss summer. I hope it comes early this year…
For Scottie Crafts I have done some stuff with Simple Stories “life documented”. Such a cool range of papers. Have done a LO and a mini-album, here’s the LO of my “busy princess”:
Then a couple of LO’s for challenges over at Studio Calico. Feels good to use up some stuff from their lovely kits!
Lastly, a LO that I did a while back, but have forgotten to share. Another summery Echo Park “splash” LO:
That’s it for me tonight. I’m shattered and need to get some sleep. But just one more thing – have you uploaded your take on the latest Challenge Me Happy challenge? Only a couple of days left ’til deadline!!!
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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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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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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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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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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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