Archive for March, 2012

Stamp Camp Scrap Challenge

Good evening, tonight I have a A4 scrapbook page to show you but this one is very different, at stamp camp we had a challenge and were given a small bag of scraps including an A4 piece of Very Vanilla, we were not allowed to use any cutting equipment to cut up the DSP but we could cut the Very Vanilla. Our group consisting of Pam Olds, Paula Reid, Vicky-Lee Mueller and myself decided to keep the A4 whole and make a scrapbook page with it. Some made baby cards, one group even used flax and made a very neat bunch of flowers with theirs.


Close up of the smaller detail we put in this page.


Close up of the title.


We had a lot of fun making this and even learnt some new techniques, like the chain you can see at the top. This is using the scallop border punch. First you cut you paper at 7/16ths then you punch out one side along the whole side, then you turn it over and line it up against the markings on the punch and punch out that side. A big thank you to Sally who showed us this one.

Creative Elements Coffee Cup

Good morning, first of all a big sorry for not blogging for the past few weeks, i have been very busy and have had a lot on. I have been crafting a lot too but I can’t show you those things yet as they are for my secret sister, so until we can reveal who they are I can’t show you what I have made.

About two weeks ago my darling children managed to flood my house by leaving the plug in the bathroom sink and of course the tap on. For five days we had to have three very noisy fans on under the carpet to dry it out then we had to move everything out of all the rooms to have the carpet cleaned. As you can imagine it was chaotic here.

Last weekend I went to Rotorua With 50 other Stampin Up demos for a weekend of nothing but crafting, we learnt new techniques and made a lot of new friends. A few of us did some swaps and mine was a hand-made coffee cup, made of cardstock of course. I got the tutorial for this very talented lady who very kindly put it on her blog for anyone to make. Here is the link.

Now for my cup, the tutorial will make a cup at 5 1/2 inches tall but since I had to make 18, that was going to be too expensive for me, so I cut it down to 4 inches and I think it is perfect. I also filled them with marshmallows as a special treat.





I have used Very Vanilla cardstock then sponged it with Crumb Cake to give it an aged look. I have stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso for the design, there is a lot of scoring and folding with this one but it was fun to make.  The handle is made using the Decorative label punch and the Round Tab punch.

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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