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Oh where does time go?

Posted by swewi on December 3, 2015

Dear blog readers, I apologise! It’s been way too long since I updated here! I have been VERY busy, and it’s been great. Not imagining it will slow down any time soon, seeing as it’s December and all!!

So what have I been up to? In my personal life, October and November was VERY busy with kids and school – AND I starred in a musical! I was the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella”! It was so much fun! An amazing experience! I haven’t done something like that in 20 or so years, so it was simply fabulous. And the Fairy Godmother is a fantastic role to play!

Looking forward to scrap a photo or two from that experience soon!

In my scrappy life – Sketchabilities finished, Karan decided to close the site. And – I stepped down from Clique Kits. It was an outstanding experience to deal with Social Media with a growing Kit Club, but it turned out it wasn’t for me. I will still be a subscriber, because their kits are fabulous, but I won’t be part of the Leadership Team anymore.

Since I blogged last, I have been scrapping a little, not as much as I wanted – but here is what I have done:

For Cocoa Vanilla Studio:

be yourself

all grown up

Backing black


Using Clique Kits featuring Cocoa Vanilla Studio:

sing your song

Using Clique Kits featuring Pinkfresh Studio:

just be you

Using Clique Kits featuring We R Memorykeepers:

lovely sweet girl

And my last LO for Sketchabilities, using Cocoa Vanilla Studio:

AnnelieMaddock #148

What have you been up to? And what does your DECEMBER look like??

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Let’s squeeze…

Posted by swewi on September 30, 2015

…a blog post in, in September! I have been a useless blogger haven’t I!

After sharing on Instagram and Facebook I seem to forget the blog. Sorry about that if you have been visiting and found NOTHING new to check out!

Here’s what I have done since my last post! First up, Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Their new collections “Tis the Season” & “Life is Beautiful” are absolutely stunning!

these are the best times

you & me


 Cocoa Vanilla Studio was also featured in the September Clique Kit


Then, it’s time to share my Sketchabilities LO’s!


I used the May Clique Kit for this LO, and a bunch of products from Color Cast Designs:

AnnelieMaddock #145


I used the September Clique Kit featuring Cocoa Vanilla Studio for this one:

AnnelieMaddock #146

And lastly, using the August Clique Kit & Color Cast Design products:


AnnelieMaddock #147

Phew! This is what happens if you “forget” to blog for a while. If you’ve made it to the bottom of this post – congratulations! Do you have a favourite amongst the LO’s I shared today?

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Posted by swewi on August 4, 2015

I can NOT believe it’s August already. Honestly, this year is flying by… Even my almost 9 year old said this morning  – where is this year gone mamma? I really don’t know!   Unfortunately I am WAY behind in my Project Life, but I guess as long as I take photos, make notes and WANT to get back into it – it’s OK right?

I have however done a bit of scrapping 🙂 First up a LO for the latest Sketchabilities sketch:


Sponsor for this challenge is Infinite Designs Scrapbook Studio.

Find them here:

Blog / Facebook / Website

Here is my LO, using items from a couple of different Clique Kits, and a few things from my stash.

AnnelieMaddock #144

A couple of close ups:

#simply me detail 2

#simply me detail

My next LO is my latest for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For this one I have used mostly the “Made of Awesome” collection. Love it!


pirrrrate detail 2

pirrrrate detail

Have you seen Zoe’s NEW collections coming soon? She is one talented lady and I can’t wait to get them in my hot little hands!

Thanks for coming by today, hope to see you soon again!

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New sketch up!

Posted by swewi on July 18, 2015

I am a few days behind posting this, but it’s been crazy around here! Yesterday I quit my day job! Have been there for 5 years, but I decided to leave. The last few days I have been crazy busy trying to teach someone else how to do my job. Not as easy as it might seem at times. Long story short – I am gone and I am so HAPPY!

So I missed posting the latest reveal for Sketchabilities on Wednesday – but here it is now! Sketch #143 is another inspiring sketch from Karan:


I used the July kit from Clique Kits for my LO, plus a few veneer frames by Amy Tangerine from my stash.

AnnelieMaddock #143

Some close ups – because I can!

i heart this detail 3

i heart this detail 2

i heart this detail

Thanks for popping in today, see you soon!

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Catching up

Posted by swewi on July 10, 2015

Hi everyone!

I’m so behind in blogging, haven’t found a spare minute for it. Will hopefully have more time for it SOON as I am leaving my day job – only a week to go!

First, a couple of LO’s for Sketchabilities. This is sketch #141:


And my LO; using Clique Kits exclusive Spring card kit:

AnnelieMaddock #141

And here’s sketch #142:


My take, using Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Made of Awesome” collection.

AnnelieMaddock #142

And finally – my latest LO for Cocoa Vanilla Studio, using the “Hello Lovely” collection.

then & now

Short and sweet today – it’s school holidays and my girls are NOT playing nicely 🙂

Thanks for visiting!!

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Posted by swewi on June 1, 2015

Hi everyone!


Sketch #140 is up @ Sketchabilities, another great one:




I’ve used a few of my favourite manufacturer’s on my LO; Heidi Swapp, Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper & The Cut Shoppe!

AnnelieMaddock #140


See you soon!

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Wonderful you

Posted by swewi on May 16, 2015

It’s that time again – new sketch up at Sketchabilities!

This sketch is amazing, have a look:


And my take, using Crate Paper mainly:

AnnelieMaddock #139

Some detail shots:

wonderful you detail

wonderful you detail 3

wonderful you detail 2

Sponsors for this challenge is the amazing 7 Dots Studios!!

Website: http://retailstore.7dotsstudio.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/7DotsStudio

Blog: http://7dotsstudio.com/archives/category/blog

Link up before May 28th to be in to win!!!


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Love this!!

Posted by swewi on May 2, 2015

Today I’m sharing my LO for Sketchabilities sketch no 138! This is the sketch:


Link your project by the 13th of May to be in to win a prize from Infinite Designs Scrapbook Studio.

Website: http://infinitescrapbooking.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephsScraps

Here’s my take on the sketch:

AnnelieMaddock #138

love this detail 2

love this detail

See you in a day or two for more creativity!

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Posted by swewi on April 2, 2015

Hello everyone! Time to share my new LO for the latest sketch over at Sketchabilities. Here’s the fabulous sketch:



Here is my take on the sketch, using some of my FAV manufacturers; Crate Paper, American Crafts & Heidi Swapp:


Sponsor for this sketch is 13@rts

Website: http://13artspl.blogspot.ca/


Blog: http://13artspl.blogspot.ca/

Online Store: http://13arts.pl/

You’ve got til the 13th of April to link up and win!!

Here are some detail shots of my LO:

this detail 2

this detail

Thanks for visiting today, wishing you a wonderful Easter!

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Sketchabilities #135

Posted by swewi on March 15, 2015

Hello dear blog readers! Whilst I’m trying REALLY hard not to reveal my new scrappy secret, let’s look at my first LO for a new term over at Sketchabilities. I’ve always loved Karan’s sketches and am super excited to be back on the team for another term! Here’s the fabulous sketch:



Here is my take on the sketch:


Sponsors for this sketch are Dies R Us

Website: https://www.diesrus.com/

Blog: http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diesrus

You’ve got til the 28th of March to link up and win!!

Here are some detail shots of my LO:

cherish detail 3

cherish detail 2

cherish detail

Thanks for visiting today, come back SOON for the reveal of my scrappy secret!!

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