Good morning, and welcome to my blog, today I have four cards to share with you, I have enjoyed making these, and I have to say the last one is my favourite.

For the first card, I did the stamping at our annual Heartfelt Stampin’ Event Here in Auckland last weekend, my favourite part was just sitting down at the tables and playing with the new Framelits. These create a quick and easy image with out all the fussy cutting. Sorry back to the card, I have used our new in-colours Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit. I have also Used the Shimmer Paint to give it some sparkle. As you can see I made my own flower for the top corner, for this I used the Summer Starfruit Satin Ribbon and threaded it through a brad till it looked like that. A nice quick way to create a decoration in the colours you need. The stamp set is called Snowflake Soiree.


For my second card I have Used the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called Holiday Frame, and teamed it up with Scentsational Season, using their Framelits Die to cut out the tree, this is also edged with Dazzling Diamonds to give the sparkle of Christmas. I have sponged the back ground with Crumb Cake for a vintage look, this also brings out the design. I have finished it off with a simple bow from the Scallop Dots Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler. This was also very easy to go together once you have a design in mind. Colours used were Old Olive, Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.


For my third card I have Used the new Ornament Keepsakes along with their new Framelits to cut them out. I have embossed the image with Pewter Embossing Powder from the main Catty on page 159. I have folded them in half and glued three together to create a 3D image. For the main colour I have used Cherry Cobbler, this is my favourite Christmas colour and use it on almost every Christmas card I make. I have then placed a strip of DSP on the left hand side called Be of Good Cheer from the main Catty page 164, I have then cut out a rectangle of the silver Glimmer card and placed on top of that a piece of whisper white that has been embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder on an angle. I have then cut out a triangle of another piece of DSP from the same pack and placed over the Whisper White. This has been finished with a paper chain and a little bow.


Now for my favourite card, I wanted to use the new Shaker Frames from the main catty page 177, but in a different way, so for this card I have stamped the image from Scentsational Season being the very cute gingerbread man in Raspberry Ripple. I have then embossed this in the clear Embossing Powder and cut them out using their matching Framelits. As you can see I have cut out a little heart in their tummies. I have then placed a piece of Acetate behind the image and used the shaker frames. For the decorations in the tummy I have punched out very little circles in the new Glimmer Paper in Champagne and then used the owl punch and glued two together, so that if they flipped over you always got colour and not the white backing on the card. (this did take a very long time but well worth it) If I have the Glass Stampin’ Glitter in Champagne then I would have used that. I have also used the Striped Embossing folder on an angle for the background on this one. For this I have simply placed the card stock on an angle in the folder and run it through the big shot. For the patterned paper on the left I have used the stamp set called Snowflake Soiree again. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in the main catty on page 133. and cut out using the punches Word Window and Modern Label.


I hope you have enjoyed my page and have had time to read it all, sorry it’s so long but I didn’t want to leave anything out.

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Once again thank you for stopping by and your next stop is with the very talented Delys Cram


Here is a list of all the blogs linked to this Blog Hop:

1 Chloe Evans

2. Theresa ‘Tess’ Schirmer

3. Sharlene Meyer

4. Ann Gerlach

5. Corina Beyer

6. Nikki Sadler

7. Andrea Buckland

8. Keryn Campbell

9. Michelle Grech

10. Christie Kunkel

11. Joanne Kechagais

12. Kathryn Ruddick

13. Michelle Halling

14. Juliette Chapman

15. Narelle Hoggard

16. Delys Cram

17. Libby Dyson

18. YvonneWalker

19. Alisha Watson

20. Jane Norrish

21. Kylie Clemmence

22. Kristine Giampietro

23. Monique Feilder

24. Tanya Bell



  1. 2 Monique September 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Narelle these are super cute, love the little gingerbread men,

  2. 3 Alisha Watson September 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I love them all Narelle, but those little shaker gingerbread men a so cute!!

  3. 4 Kathryn Ruddick September 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Ahhh! I love those little Gingerbread men with jiggly bellies, what a clever idea!

  4. 5 Jane Norrish September 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Great Christmas projects, thanks for sharing 😉

  5. 6 Andrea September 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    great projects. The use of the stripes folder on the diagonal is a great idea.

  6. 7 Theresa (Tess) Schirmer September 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I love them especially the little shaker gingerbread men. Thank you for sharing. xxTessxx

  7. 8 Keryn Campbell September 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Narelle I’ve chosen your Gingerbread men card for one of the inspiration projects on today’s NZSU blog post.

  8. 9 Michelle Halling September 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Those gingerbread men are really cute idea

  9. 10 Kristine Giampietro September 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I love your projects, and I simply must have those shaker frames. Thanks for sharing

  10. 11 Juliette September 25, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Oh my Narelle – you have been busy. I love all of your cards but am a little in love with the gingerbread men.

  1. 1 ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop « Stamping and Stuff with Tess Trackback on September 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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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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