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Bye 2013 – Welcome 2014

Posted by swewi on December 31, 2013

With the year I have had in my personal life, I am happy to see the back of 2013!

From a creative perspective, it has been OK 🙂 I didn’t get as much time to create as I maybe wanted, but I treasured each creative moment massively. In 2013 I joined two amazing teams/sites: Sketchabilities and PaperHaus. I was also lucky to be a guest designer for D-Lish scraps, my GO-TO shop for most of my embellies! I am so thankful for the opportunities I had this year!

I decided to close my own challenge site, Challenge Me Happy. Not an easy decision, it was so much fun running it!

I kept myself busy with Crazy Monday Kits, adding PL kits to the family in July! It’s hard work when you already work full time and raise a family but I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing it! The scrapbooking business is a very hard business to be in. I am hoping things will run smoothly and successfully in 2014 for Crazy Monday Kits, and me!

I have been enjoying doing Project Life this year as well, and have been sharing some of my pages here. I am a few months behind at the moment, but who cares! It will get done, and my family LOVES looking through my albums, and that’s all that matters to me!

And finally, my favourite LO’s of 2013. In no particular order, here you go. (My previous favourites can be found here: 2012, 20112010, 2009, 2008).

Tell me your favourite in the comments, and I will send a RAK to one lucky commenter. Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

a-piece-of-my-heart

 

you-are-worth-it

 

 

watching-you

 

 

together

 

twinkle

 

this

 

sister

 

moments

 

birthday_photo_shoot

 

ill-be-watching-you

 

best-day-ever

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Photo heavy post coming up!

Posted by swewi on July 21, 2013

I’ve got loads to share today! Grab a cuppa and come along for a crafty ride!

In September I’m going down to Christchurch to teach a class at the Scrappin’ Patch retreat. If you’re down there and haven’t registered – DO IT! Not many spots left!

 

Anyway. I chose the line I was going to work with a couple of months back, got the goodies and created my LO’s. Now it turns out that range is almost impossible to get, and we didn’t have enough for the class. So I have now ordered new product to play with and to do the class with, brand new GLITZ product that gets release in a couple of week. EXCITING!

 

So – I thought I’d share the initial class LO’s with you! I have used the gorgeous Crate Paper “The Pier”, and also some lovely cork embellies from Studio Calico. Head over to the Scrappin’ Patch blog and read about the CHALLENGE I have set over there, with these three LO’s as inspiration. There are prizes to be won!

 

The class is called “One sketch three ways”. I have used ONE sketch and made three different LO’s . Hope you like, I actually LOVE all three of these LO’s!

 

slushies!!

 

slushies detail 2

 

slushies detail 3

 

slushies detail 4

 

slushies detail 5

 

hello

 

hello detail 2

 

hello detail 3

 

hello detail 4

 

hello detail

 

together

 

together detail

 

together detail 2

 

together detail 3

 

together detail 4

 

Photo credit for the second & third LO goes to the amazing Hannah Blair!

 

Then two LO’s that I created with the JULY kit from Crazy Monday kits, a kit with loads of possibilities!! I have just added more subscriptions, so stop by the blog or the FB page and find out how to get a kit for YOU!!

 

take aim

 

take aim detail

 

take aim detail 2

 

daffodil day

 

daffodil day detail

 

daffodil day detail 2

 

If you’re with me still, well done you! Come back soon, I’ve got more to share in a day or two!!

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We have a winner!

Posted by swewi on May 9, 2013

But first – a little happy squeel for me! The LO from my previous post was highlighted as one of the challenge favourites on the Crate Paper blog. I’m stoked. So proud. Can’t help it! 🙂

And then, some sharing. First up is two LO’s that I created for Scrappin’ Patch. For the first one I have used Crate Paper “True Friends”, and for the second one I have used that line together with MME “Collectable”. Other little odds and ends too as you will see 🙂

sisterly love

sisterly love detail 3

sisterly love detail

sisterly love detail 2

sisters

sisters detail

sisters detail 2

This next LO went up on the Crazy Monday Kit blog today, it’s made with the lovely May kit.

us 2

us 2 detail

us 2 detail 4

us 2 detail 3

us 2 detail 2

Right – now for the winner of the LOVELY Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” collection:

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And that is ANNA!! Congrats! That lovely kit will make it’s way to south Sweden very soon!!!

Thanks to all of you, my wonderful visitors. I hope you stay with me for another 300 or more posts 🙂

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Post 300 means a giveaway!

Posted by swewi on May 2, 2013

I promised a giveaway in my last post, didn’t I? And I keep my promises – always! But first – a couple of LO’s!

First, my LO for Challenge Me Happy’s  latest challenge, which is a scraplift challenge. I had FUN with Glitz new ranges at the SP retreat, and this is one of the LO’s I made! Check out the challenge yourself, it’s FUN!!

little moments

little moments detail 3

little moments detail

little moments detail 2

Then, a LO made with the range COLLECTABLE from MME, that I did for Scrappin’ Patch. Adrienne kindly gave me some material and I’ve tried showcasing it.

Huka Falls

 

Huka Falls detail 2

 

Huka Falls detail

 

Aaaaand soooooo. Giveaway! Someone will win a fabulous Dizzy Lizzy “Lucky Charm” collection kit! It’s gorgeous!!

lizzy

 

What do you have to do to win? Leave a comment in THIS post, telling me which your favourite LINE is, that is out at the moment, i.e MME “Collectable” or Heidi Swapp “Serendipity” etc etc. I will draw a winner next week, and yes as always I send WORLD WIDE! Good luck!

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Hello hello

Posted by swewi on August 28, 2012

Oooooh it’s almost time to reveal my first kit wih Crazy Monday Kits. I’m very excited!!!

In between looking for cool products for the October kit, and packing the September kit, and deciding on new challenges for Challenge Me Happy (and working and hanging out with the family) I have scrapped! Yes! A little bit anyway! 🙂

Adrienne from Scrappin’ Patch send me a box full of gorgeous Fancy Pants papers & embellies, and she’s now selling the same sort of box in the shop so that you can replicate my LO’s if you want to. This is what I did, and I LOOOOVE the coulours in this collection!

 

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I’m sure I have more to show, but doing a sneaky post from work, so this will have to do now. Adios!

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The cat is out of the bag & the voucher winner!

Posted by swewi on August 17, 2012

Well, if you follow me on Facebook, you now know my scrappy secret – I have started a kit club!

I am BEYOND excited! Please check it out here if you haven’t already http://crazymondaykits.wordpress.com/ or find it on Facebook here www.facebook.com/CrazyMondayScrapbookingKits.

A big shout out to Adrienne from Scrappin’ Patch who has helped me a lot behind the scenes, and also to Lilo from Mollys & Marie from Little Yellow House kits who has given me a lot of pointers in my process of this.

Starting this company with some help from people in the same boat as me has taught me that the scrapbooking world is not all about competition and money. Friendship and other people’s success is worth a WHOLE lot!

So as you can imagine, a lot of my time has revolved around this adventure. Haven’t scrapped as much as I would have liked, but Mr Mojo being holiday has also played a big part in that!

I have however done some stuff, and I’d like to share those!

 

First up a LO for Mollys using a cool Dylusion’s mask & Studio Calico “Heyday” collection:

 

For the latest Challenge Me Happy challenge – BOM – using Echo Park papers & stickers, sponsored by Scrappin’ Patch:

I’ve also had a couple of cards up on the Kite Tails blog, and today you can read my persentation on the blog as well!

For more inspiration from me, be sure to stop by the Scrappin’ Patch blog tomorrow, I’ve got some fun LO’s to share!!

OK – voucher winner! There were 13 comments on the blog, and one on FB who get’s no 14, and the winner issssssssssssssss:

Congrats topkatnz/Heidi! Email me to get the deets on the voucher, and happy scrapping!

Thanks to everyone who comes back to visit, and comment. I really, REALLY appreciate it. Hope you will come and visit me on my new site as well! Happy weekend!

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Lost mojo

Posted by swewi on July 14, 2012

I have had this before. The “no mojo” period, that seems to last forever. At the same time I have deadlines, and a Project Life album that needs to be updated.

I scrap way less than usually do, because of the lack of mojo, but also because I am so tired at night. I also have a sore shoulder/arm that stops me from doing lots. I guess all of this goes hand in hand really…

I know this shall pass, it’s just so frustrating!!

So, in the meantime – here’s an update on what I’ve been up to lately!

My first ever project for Kite Tails Designs:

 

 

For 2Crafty Chipboard:

 

 

For Scrappin’ Patch:

 

And I think that’s all I can share right now… There will be more to share as the 15th rolls on! 🙂

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Crazy!

Posted by swewi on June 27, 2012

If you’re here for my Challenge Me Happy Hoopla challenge – please go here.

So. Life have been crazy busy. I’m sure it has for you too. There has not been a lot of time for blogging. Well, I’m sure there has actually, I’ve just done something else instead. Like procrastinating. Or working. Or creating something new. Or watched TV. Or done house work. Or been too sick to care. Same as you I’m sure.

I have so much to share though, so it was time for an update – someone told me. 🙂

So here goes. Not a lot of words needed, here’s the update on my latest creativity:

 

For 2Crafty Chipboard:

 

 

 

 

 

 

For D-Lish Scraps:

 

 

For Scrappin’ Patch:

 

 

And then I’ve had the absolute honour to be the DT for June over at Stuck?! Sketches. Fabulous sketches and an amazing team. There’s still some time to get your entry in for the June 15th sketch! Here are my examples for June:

 

 

 

And that’s it! For now. See you later – with more creativity!

 

 

 

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Winners!

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!

 

MWAH!

 

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Giveaway!

Posted by swewi on May 5, 2012

Hi everyone!!

 

Hope you are doing well, wherever you are in the world. I am still struggling with shoulder pain, but have met a specialist that seem to be committed to helping me!

In other news, I have been selected to be on the FIRST EVER DT for a NEW company; Kite Tails Designs! I am so honoured and EXCITED about this, and can’t WAIT for the first box of goodies to turn up!

Bad news – my camera seem to be broken. My beautiful CANON is not doing what it supposed to do, and I will have to send it away next week. I feel slightly nauseaus and panicky about this, but hope they can fix the problem – QUICK!

 

RIGHT – I have loads to share – both in creativity, and in STUFF!!

 

First off, I have drawn the winner of my RAK from the last post:

Congrats GYSPYLCM – that’s you! Email me at annelie.maddock[at]gmail. com with your details and I will send something out to you!!!

 

I have more STUFF to give away – and will tell you all about it at the end of this post!

First, I’d like to share some creativity…

Using 2Crafty Chipboard, D-Lish goodies & MME papers & embellies:

 

 

Using 2Crafty & D-Lish goodies again, and gorgeous Echo Park papers:

 

 

For the latest Challenge Me Happy COLOUR challenge, using Echo Park paper, a cool map stamp, and some D-Lish goodies:

 

For Scrappin’ Patch, using the gorgeous Indigo Bleu collection from Pink Paislee:

 

 

OK, I think that is all I can show today. Some more to come as soon as they have gone live in other places… 😉

 

So – my giveaway. Well. I have a lot of STUFF. I go through phases of things that I like, and sometimes that phase finishes – without me using all the product. So. I have been trying to tidy up my scrapping studio – with emphasis on the word TRYING. It’s not going well.  I have to get rid of some STUFF. So here’s what I thought I’d do… I will have a few categories, and if you are interested to be in the draw to win them – tell me in a comment. Tell me if you are interested in one or two or all etc… I also want you to share on your on blog, or on Facebook, because I want to get rid of all the stuff I am not using anymore. Make sense?

 

So – in your comment, tell me what you would like to win, and let me know where you have shared the info about the giveaway. OK? Let’s go!

 

1. A box of PRIMA flowers, and maybe some other embellies too

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

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

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

5. Alphas – complete sets, maybe 10 or so

6. Alphas – uncomplete sets – LOTS!

7. Chipboard – leftover from previous DT assignments

8. Misc embellies – different manufacturers, different styles – LOTS!

9. Stamps; a combination of used and unused

 

Please help me clean out! Thank you!!!

 

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