Creative Inkers Occasions & SAB Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog, wow it has been a long time since I last posted, I have successfully completed my first year of BED (Bachelor of education) and I am loving it, only two years to go, lol. While I have not been blogging I have still been creating when I can, those who have studied know the time and dedication involved it has been really good to set a small amount of time to relax and wind down.

Today I am part of a blog hop that our team the Creative Inkers are doing, this is to show case the new occasions catalogue and the SAB (sale-a-bration) catalogue. Don’t forget for every $110 you spend you can choose from a range of special items that are only available during SAB for free.

Today I am showcasing a stamp set and velum from the SAB catalogue that I have teamed up with a punch, stamp set and a touch of sparkle from the occasions catalogue.

I decided to show a boy and girls version of the same card:

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Here is a close up of the girls card as you can see I have added some sparkle using a new product called wink of stella. The balloons are made using the free Velum being offered, this is a 6x6inch pack. I have used our markers and coloured the velum in from behind to add the colour.

Here is a close up of the boys card, for this card I added a bit of texture behind the words using the stamp set called Timeless Textures from our new occasions catalogue.

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Both cards use the same sentiment from Botanicals for You from the SAB catalogue. This set is so quick and easy to use due to its size, I can see myself using it a lot for those quick and simple cards.

Your next stop is over at Jacque Williams, our very talented upline.


Here is a list of all the talented ladies doing the hop in case you get lost a long the way:





Welcome to my blog, I hope you have found some inspiration from these talented ladies. I have been really busy working on all new product as I am going on a stamp camp next weekend. I am teaching so I have a lot of samples, but until after camp I cant share sorry. But I am going to share with you a card I have made. I still have not put a sentiment on it, as I feel this one could be used for multiple occasions.  I made it for my mum to give a friend but she said it didn’t really suit the guy, but that’s ok, I have another masculine card to add to my collection. I have used the stamp Set called Moon Lake, this is a beautiful set and to me has so many different uses.


I have stamped on Whisper White in Staz on, then water coloured the image. For this I have just used my Aqua Painter and taken colour from the lids of my ink pads. For the back ground I have used the stamp set called Woodgrain. I have finished it off with some Twine around the image and tied it into a knot. This was a nice easy card to put together and easy to re-create.

I will share one thing I have made for stamp camp, and that is this beautiful flower made using the Bouquet Bigz Die.


I have placed it beside my scissors so you can compare the size. This is huge and takes a whole sheet of DSP. but it was fun to make, and I love the effect it will give as an embellishment on a project.

Thank you for stopping by.

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Your next stop is over at Leonie Schroder

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Here is a list of all the talented ladies in case you get lost a long the way:

1. Libby Dyson –

2. Narelle Hoggard –

3. Leonie Schroder –

4. Jenny Hayward –

5. Tamsin Adams –

6. Helen Williams –

7. Pauline Bennetts –

8. Monique Fielder –

9. Nicole Wilson –

10. Keryn Campbell –

11. Clare Mcilhatton –

12. Ria Kaire –

13. Kathryn Ruddick –

14. Sally Williams –

15. Tricia Raineri –

16. Nerida Carter –

17. Mel Pagano –

18. Rachael Lewsley –

19. Amity Knight –

20. Kelly Kent –

21. Norelle Targato –·

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Good morning, today I thought I would share with you a cute 3D project my kids will be making this afternoon at craft class. I found him  on pinterest and just fell in love with him. its a great punch art project.

For the box though I have used the retired Fancy Favor Bigz die. I have also used a bit of bling for his eyes as the technique she used would be too hard for the kids to do.

Here is a link to Kimberley Morris’s website:


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I have placed a small bag of lollies inside the box.

Thank you for stopping by.

Weekly Specials 28th/01/2015 – 03/02/2015

Click on the item and that will take you to my online ordering option. Or you could email me with your order and I will gladly put it through for you.

1/4 Handheld Punch by Stampin' Up!

1/4″ Circle Handheld Punch

Price: $19.25 $14.44

2 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!

2″ Circle Punch

Price: $35.95 $26.96

Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $16.95 $12.71

Envelope Liners Framelits Die

Envelope Liners Framelits Die

Price: $55.95 $41.96

Hexagon Punch

Hexagon Punch

Price: $33.95 $25.46

More Amore Ensemble

More Amore Ensemble – Digital Download

Price: $13.95 $8.37

Pumpkin Pie 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

Price: $11.95 $8.96

Wild Wasabi 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Wild Wasabi 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Price: $14.50 $10.88

Creative Inkers Occasions Blog Hop

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Welcome back to another amazing Creative Inkers Blog Hop. Today we are show casing the new Occasions Mini Catalogue.

Tonight I am sharing with you the Simply Created “Hooray It’s Your Day” Kit. This kit makes 4 different cards and 5 of each one, so a total of 20 cards plus envelopes. I have created 2 from each design. The first card is a straight copy from the kit and the second is a similar card but designed by myself.

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Here is the first card straight from Stampin’ Up’s design (please note I do not have the stamp set that matches this kit so I have used Celebrate Today from the Occasions Catalogue (137138)

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Here is the same card but designed by myself. For this card I have added the flower from Blended Bloom.

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Here they are side by side:

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Here is card 2:

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My design for this card, I have centred the sun burst back ground before I spritz it. I have also cut the tops off the silver embellishments and placed a star to cover the join. The basket is also from the set Celebrate Today.

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Here they are side by side:

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Card 3, I have used the SAB stamp set called Big Day:

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My design, I just love this butterfly from the “Butterflies Thinlits” Die

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And side by side:

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And the final card:

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My design:

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Side by side:

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Thank you for stopping by. Your next stop is over at: Alicia Yap

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Here is a list of all the creative ladies on this blog hop in case you get lost along the way.

1. Narelle Hoggard
2. Alicia Yap
3. Kathryn Tyrrell
4, Bernie Collins
5. Jacque Williams…blog-hop-.html
6. Rachael Knight
7. Paula Reid
8. Sally Williams
9. Delys Cram
10. Lisa Bullock
11 Heather Stewart
12. Ria Kaire
13. Sharon de Vos
14. Kathe Oldham
15. debbie Lamb
16: Bev Poultney

Creative Inkers SAB Blog Hop

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Happy new year to you all. I hope you have had a fabulous break, our weather here in the north Island has been fantastic with very little rain, if any to be honest.

Tonight we bring you an exciting blog hop featuring items from the current SAB catalogue. This is the best time of the year for Stampin’ Up! as they offer free product for every $110 you spend from our current catalogues.

Our lovely ladies from Creative Inkers have produced wonderful ideas featuring these items, it is always great to see how many different ways a single stamp set can be used, or in our case a few stamp sets as well as DSP, Ribbon, Buttons, Project Life and Blendabilities. And all these YOU can earn for free.

For my first card I have used the DSP called Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper. (138633) I have added the cute buttons from the ribbons/buttons that co-ordinate with these papers called Best Year Ever Accessory Pack. (138634) the bows have been made using the Bow Builder Punch in our current Occasions catalogue. The sentiment is also from the same catalogue called Crazy About You. (if you come back next Monday at 8pm we have another fabulous blog hop featuring these items and many more from the new Occasions Catalogue)

A small tip about the Bow Builder Punch is to make sure you use your bone folder to curl your bow pieces. This creates a perfect round bow with no crease marks.

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Here it is with its matching envelope:

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For my second card I have used the stamp set called Lotus Blossom (139143), This stamp set is a great way to use colour and get amazing shading in your flowers with no technique.

I have also used the Speciality Designer Series Paper called Irresistibly Yours SDSP. (138635) This is a neat DSP where you can add any colour to it that you want. It comes with images on the card that are clear embossed, so when you add colour the embossed images stay white. I have sponged Real Red onto my card to create a bold image. Again I have used the Bow Builder Punch at the bottom of the bunch to finish it off.

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Thank you for stopping by and dont forget to come back next Monday 26th January at 8pm for our Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop.

Your next stop is over at Alicia Yap

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Here is a list of all the talented ladies in this blog hop in case you get lost a long the way.

1. Narelle Hoggard
2. Alicia Yap

3. Kathryn Tyrrell
4, Bernie Collins
5. Jacque Williams
6. Rachael Knight
7. Paula Reid
8. Sally Williams
9. Delys Cram
10. Lisa Bullock
11 Heather Stewart
12. Ria Kaire
13. Sharon de Vos
14. Kathe Oldham

Creative Inkers Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to another fantastic Creative Inkers Blog Hop. This time we are doing a Christmas one to get you all excited for the up-coming season and of course to give you some great ideas for your own Christmas projects.

I have used the stamp set called Get Your Santa On from our new Holiday Catalogue.

For this first card I made it for a recent team training day held by Stampin Up as a swap. I kept it very simple as I made a few of them. I have used the Santa stamp and coloured him in using our Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites. I have then backed it on a scallop circle piece of cherry Cobbler cardstock. I have embossed the background using the Lucky Stars Textured embossing folder, also from the Holiday Catalogue. The sequin on his hat is from  Frosted Sequins.


For the second card I have cased this one from pinterest by Kathleen Wingerson.  I just love how it turned out. I have cut out a star in Red Shimmer card and also in Acetate and stuck them over a cut out piece on the card base. I have then used a glue dot and stuck the santa image to the acetate.  I have used the Confetti stars punch to punch out the little stars scattered around the card. For the inset I have added back the star that was cut out of the front and stuck that on a piece of Cherry cobbler cardstock.

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and the inside:

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Thank you for stopping by your next stop is over at Jackie Noble

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Here is a list of all the talented ladies in the blog hop in case you get lost along the way.

1. Narelle Hoggard
2. Jackie Noble
3. Bev Poultney
4. Sally Williams
5. Bernice Collins
6. Irene Wardlaw
7. Sharon de Vos
8. Jacque Williams
9. Delys Cram
10. Rachael Knight
11. Lisa Bullock
12. Paula Reid
13. heather Stewart
14. Ria Kaire
15. Kathryn Tyrrell
16. Kathe Oldham

About Me

Hi my name is Narelle Hoggard and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive man Nick and together we have two gorgeous children, Caitlyn and Bradley. I love to scrap and make cards, I find it very relaxing at the end of the day to create a page or a card.

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