Archive for June, 2011

Clean and Simple #146

Good morning, I received the sketch for this weeks clean and simple on Wednesday and decided to sit down there and then and create a card for it, the only thing is I have only just now found time to post it.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:


If you look closely you can see all the edges are sponged, Im not normally a pink person but I know my good friend Alex will like this as it was her birthday earlier this month.

  • Greenhouse Garden
Card Stock
  • Very Vanilla
  • Softs DSP Patterns Stack
  • Rose Red
  • Regal Rose
  • Rose Red
  • Regal Rose
  • Dimensionals
  • Sponging
  • Two Step Stamping
  • Scallop Border Punch

Plaid Technique Card #1

Good evening, it feels a lot later than it is tonight for some reason, it is only 6pm but it feels like it’s around 8pm. Tonight I have a card to share with you that I made at Jacques house on Monday night. It was a techniques class which she holds once a month, on Monday  we did the technique called plaid silhouette. This is where you cover your image in one colour, then you get your next colour and using your ink pad press down using the edge to create a diamond effect.

Here is the first card we made:


So we stamped the image in Bashful blue then criss crossed it in Old Olive. I was quite heavy-handed with my first card so you can’t see the criss cross very well but I like how it turned out. Here is the inside:


there is a bit of sponging and tearing with this card. And here it is with the envelope:


Clean and Simple #145

Good afternoon,

Well I am happy to say I am back, No we didn’t find the missing camera, but since it is my birthday next week I decided to get a camera for it. You just have to love new toys.

Todays post is for this weeks sketch challenge at Clean and Simple, as soon as I saw it, I just knew I had to do this one. I really like the result, let me know what you think about it.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:


Close Up:


I have used Crystal Effects on the sail, and cut out the sail and stuck it on with dimensionals.


  • Sail Away
Card Stock
  • Very Vanilla
  • Basic Black
  • Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
  • Cajun Craze
  • Baja Breeze
  • Bashful Blue
  • Dimensionals
  • Sponging
  • Crystal Effects

Camera Mystery and Birthday Photos

good evening, I’m am so sorry about my lack of posts lately but it seems my camera has gone missing and it is no where to be found at this point in time.

We are pretty sure my son who is 23 months has taken it somewhere but he has hidden it so well we can’t find it anywhere.

Anyway here are some photos from my daughters birthday party in the weekend, as you can see she had a massive day with all her friends and family.

Birthday Girl:


Her Friends, about 26 of them:


The cake, what you can’t see in the photo is that I embossed the white icing to give a lace look, I also gave her earrings, and a matching necklace. She also has chocolate wings:


And the last photo is of my son, who also had a ball in the play house at the hall:


Have a great week and we will keep looking for the missing camera.

A Walk in the Park Scrapbook Page

Good afternoon,

Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you, this has been made for a mini challenge with Stampin’ Fun and Friends.

The page is of my daughter trying to walk her Nanni and Poppa’s dog Rosie. It was quite a funny thing to watch, we never knew who was walking who as most of the time Rosie was in the lead.

Here is the Picture we had for inspiration:

Here is my Scrapbook Page:


and a close up:


As you can see all the flowers were cut out by hand and then stuck together to create a vine.

Have a great weekend, We have Caitlyn’s 5th birthday party on Sunday so it is going to be a very busy weekend for me. I made her cake tonight so at least that is out of the way, as soon as we find our camera I will take a photo and share it with you all.

TST #17 and Colour Challenge

Good Evening,

It has been a great day here in Auckland, the sun is out and I got quite a few hours of gardening done.

Last night I cleaned my desk so I could actually sit down and create a card. I combined two challenges into one and they worked very well together. The first one is from this weeks sketch challenge on Try Stampin On Tuesday.

and the second one is for a special web site that a lovely lady CherylAnn has started. Each day she is putting up a new project for you to make but she is also doing mini challenges during this time. If you are interested or curious we would love you to join us, it’s not too late. check out CherylAnn’s website here. Today’s one is a colour challenge, here are the colours:

So Saffron, Rose Red , Wild Wasabi.

Here is my card, this is the first time I have made these little flowers.


Close Up:


And One with the Envelope:


Here is the inside, sorry about the quality of the photo:


Have a great long weekend.

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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