Archive for April, 2012

Polished Stone Technique

Good evening, tonight is just a quick post to show you two cards we made a while ago but I totally forgot to show you, this first one is using a cool technique where you drag the ink pad over the cardstock to create quite a rustic look.


close up of bird, as you can see there is quite a bit of layers there.


For the second card which I just love we used the technique polished stone. this is just stunning, you use Glossy paper and re-inkers then using alcohol and cotton wool you dab on your colour.


Close up of leaves:


Inside and with Envelope:


What a stunning Punched Flower

Just take a look at this beauty, I have to say this is now my new favourite 3-D item to make, a handmade box with a stunning handmade flower to finish it off. This is what we made at our last class with Jacque. Inside is a gourmet jar of spices. The box is a simple box made from the 2 by 2 concept but the flower is what gives it the charm it needs, this is made of multiple punches and each one is stamped then sponged, you then scrunch each one up individually and open it back out place a brad in the centre and squish it back together to form its shape. Now you know its a nice flower when you bring it home and your husband asks if that is a real rose on the box.



For the second project we made this stunning card. We made the pendent using the new score tool and a hot glue gun. It is finished with two flowers punched out with the Bo Ho Blossoms punch and some vintage ribbon.


Close up:


The inside:


Team Training Swap


good morning, today I have a card that I made to yesterday’s team training, I have cased the technique from Ruth Clarke, what a very clever lady to come up with something so spectacular out of a corset and umbrella.

For this card I have used the stamp set Rue Des Fleurs. First I cut out the Framelit then I stamped the corset (inside the Framelit) and umbrella in Staz On so I could water-colour them both in. I have used Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze as my colours of choice for this card. I have embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder and then I have folded the DSP to create a pleated look. it is all finished with the new pleated satin ribbon in Riding Hood Red.





Hope you have a great weekend.

ESAD Blog Hop – Winter Mini

Good morning and welcome to my blog, today I have five cards to show you that I have made using Stampin Up products. Most are from the new mini that starts today and some (the Easter ones) also include some from our SAB’s that unfortunately finished yesterday but I made these last week and haven’t had a chance to share. Here is a little bit about ESAD.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group

So here is my first two cards:


Close Up: (sorry about the lighting I took these late last night)



Close Up: (lots of water-colouring, and lots of glitter paper)


The stamp set used here is called: Apothecary Art, And I have used the new Framelits here. The Sentiment is from Curly Cute.

Here is card Number three:


Don’t you just love the new DSP, and the ribbon, how handy is it to be pleated and ready to use. The purple DSP is called Sweet Shop and this is embossed. the flower is from the new Blossom Punch., And some new DSP called: Twitterpated. I have also used the new Edgelits here. If you cut both the cardstock and DSP together it will line up perfectly.


Cards four and five are some cute Easter cards I made for a ladies night out on Friday, I know these papers are no longer available but I thought I would just show you the Edgelits in Action. I can see me using these a lot, I just love how they finish the Edge.


And the inside, and of course with the envelope:


Thanks for visiting my blog,  here is your link to the next blog.

Monique Fielder

Here is a list of all the blog addresses:

1. Tayna Bell

2. Michelle Grech

3. Jane Norrish

4. Juliette Chapman

5. Pauline Bennetts

6. Alison Barclay

7. Keryn Campbell

8. Sharlene Meyer

9. Theresa “Tess” Schirmer

10. Caroline Cassidy

11. Michelle Halling

12. Leonie Schroder

13. Delys Cram

14. Libby Dyson

15. Tina Hewett

16. Kelly Nelson

17. Yvonne Walker

18. Alisa Tilsner

19. Nicole Mitchell-Stalker

20. Peggy Quarmby

21. Andrea Buckland

22. Carolyn Bennie

23. Narelle Hoggard

24. Monique Fielder

25. Nicole Derendorf

New Catalogue – Winter Mini

Good morning just a very quick post this morning, as I have a large one coming out at mid-day. This is just to let you know we have a new mini catalogue starting today, and yes as always it is full of great product including some Framelits and Edgelits (check out my blog at 12pm to see what these can do.)

Here is a link to the new mini if you don’t have one already.

Download 2012
Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

(PDF 24MB)


And just to let you know what is carried over from the Summer Mini.

Summer Mini Carryover Flyer

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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