Archive for November, 2011

CCMC177 – Colour Challenge

Good evening, a very quick post tonight as I am ready for bed but just realised a card I made for this weeks challenge over at create with Connie and Mary is due to close tonight so I thought I had better quickly post it.

I made a card the same earlier this week but in different colours and when I saw the colour challenge I thought it really suited this card.

Here is the colour chart:


I can’t say I have used River Rock very much if at all so it was great to finally pull out some cardstock and give it a go.

Here is my card:


And a close up:


Now who can guess how the shirts were made. I brought this amazing tutorial off the very talented Jackie Topa.

Have a great night.

Farewell Card

Good evening, earlier this week my husband asked me to make his work college a farewell card, now he had mentioned earlier in the month that he wanted one, but he wanted it to be a bit more personal as he has worked with this guy for a while so wanted to help design it. Yes he forgot about it until the last-minute so we designed it and made it in one night. What a rush but I really like the finished card the size is a A3 folded in half so quite a big space to fill. But thank goodness with the cricut you can change the size to suit.

Now as you can see by the card he loves science and Formula One Racing.

I have used all Stampin Up cardstock except the silver and the alphabet is from the Medium Alphabet Sizzix Die Set.

Here is the card:






And inside (mind the messy desk, it actually got cleaned up last night, too many projects on at once at the moment):




Two Challenges in One Card

Good afternoon, today I have made a card that fits two different challenges which is a bonus since I find it hard to do even one these days. I made this card for my mum who had her birthday in the weekend but true to form I am running a bit late posting it.

The two challenges are Try Stampin on Tuesday and Create with Connie and Mary. This is a new challenge I have just discovered.

Here is Try Stampin on Tuesday’s sketch:

And here is Create with Connie and Mary’s sketch:

I quite like this card and hope my mum will too.

Here is my card:




And the inside:


  • Parlor Prints
  • Cheery Chat (retired)
Card Stock
  • Whisper White
  • Cherry cobbler
  • Basic Black
  • DSP Patterns Stack – Regals
  • Basic Black
  • Versa Mark
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearls
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Brads
  • Lace Ribbon Border Punch
  • cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder

Go over and check out the blogs:

Afternoon Fun

Good afternoon, today my daughter and I did some baking. We made some chocolate chip cookies but to make them special we used different shaped cookie cutters and iced them. Caitlyn had a lot of fun and really enjoyed her self. I did the baking, (well she did help eat the mix and of course add in the ingredients) and then we cut them out together. For the icing I did the main icing and Caitie decorated them. Here are some photos of the final product:










Have a great day.

Top Pick at Try Stampin On Tuesday

Good afternoon, wow I made top three for last weeks sketch challenge over at Try Stampin On Tuesday, It has been a long time since I last participated so I’m pretty happy with that result.

Here is a photo of that card again:


Thanks for taking a look and enjoy guy forks tonight’s what ever you may be doing for it. We are lucky and live on a hill so we can watch everyone else’s, so a big thank you to our neighbours for the beautiful displays we will watch later.

Try Stampin on Tuesday #38

Good afternoon, this is a very quick post as I have to go and get my daughter from school in 10 minutes.

I have finally finished my santa house and hope to blog that tomorrow.

For today’s post I have managed to get this weeks sketch challenge done for Try Stampin on Tuesday and yes of course it is last-minute I’m pretty sure the linky closes in an hour.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:


Close Up:


This is my new favourite stamp set it is called Creative Elements. I know it doesn’t show in the photo but the top left one and the bottom right one has an added centre to pop them out a bit more. Colours used are Real red and Basic Black with Black Saturn Ribbon.

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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