Archive for January, 2014

Sale-a-bration Starts today

Good morning, isn’t it exciting, Sale-a-bration starts today. you can earn free product for every $110 you spend. Click here for a link to the Catalogue.

Click here to place your order today.

Also as of today Stampin’ Up! are releasing a new tool, its an embossing machine called Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (please note this machine embosses only, it does not die cut) 


the sun is shinning here so have a great Tuesday and enjoy the last week of the school holidays.


Good afternoon and welcome to my blog. Today I have two cards to share with you that I made using the FREE* products offered during SAB.

*To qualify for free products you need to spend $110 (NZD) worth of product from any of our catalogues.

For the first card I have used the stamp set called See Ya Later.  I have had a lot of fun using my markers on it. Every line is a different colour. I designed this first one to be masculine, so mainly stuck to blues and greens with a touch of red. The embossing folder is also an item you can earn for free called Decorative Dots. I have also used the Banner Punch (which also has a matching stamp set)

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For the second card I made this a feminine one. I just love this DSP (designer Series Paper) called Sweet Sorbet.  Again I have used the stamp set called See Ya Later and I have also used my markers, but this time I have also stamped the word Happy on a piece of scrap and stuck it on dimensionals.

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Here they are together.

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Thank you for stopping by, your next top is over at Kathryn Ruddick

What is ESAD?


stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an

on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up!


We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and

wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD

Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge,

ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each


So if

you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

1.  Narelle Hoggard

2.  Kathryn Ruddick

3.  Nikki Sadler

4.  Emily Campbell

5.  Keryn Campbell

6.  Leonie Schroder

7.  Chloe Evans

8.  Amity Knight

9.  Alisha Watson

10.  Ann Gerlach

11.  Delys Cram

12.  Monique Fielder

13. Andrea Buckland

14.  Paula Reid

15.  Pauline Bennetts

16.  Dianne Dunk

17.  Tamsin Adams

18.  Corina Beyer

19.  Richelle Fletcher
20.  Mel Sharp
21.  Christie Kunkel
22.  Nerida Carter
23.  Gail Kirby
24.  Michelle Grech
25.  Sally Williams

Happy Valentines Day

Good morning, I had my first class for 2014 last night, it was just a couple of wonderful ladies as it seems a lot are still away on their summer holidays, but it was a lovely night and I made the most of a small class by doing a couple of cards that used mainly markers. (I only have one set so it would take a long time if it was a larger group) These two cards I will share On Friday when we have a blog hop going live with fabulous ideas using the SAB products. Yes its that time again, spend $110 and receive a free item form the SAB catalogue.

For this post I am sharing a very sweet Valentines card I have cased from Dawn Griffith.  It uses a fantastic technique with your clear blocks.

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And the inside:

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this is a very sweet set and is only available till January 27th.


Simple Butterfly Card

Good evening, hope you are enjoying the summer, today the weather was pretty wet here, but it is still very warm. I can not believe the kids only have 2 more weeks left of the holidays then its all back to routine time, pretty scary.

Yesterday I had a kids party to cater for, (I offer kids craft parties held at their place for birthdays) this party was for one of my girls that also attends my craft class held at my daughters school. Her name is Alina and she is a pretty special girl, so I sat down before i headed over and made her this card. She choose her colours for the craft projects to be orange and Blue so i designed her card around those colours too.


The girls had a great time, they made an owl note book, a butterfly card and decorated an m and m canister.

Mini Christmas Cards

Good morning, today is a quick post showcasing the cards I made for a very dear friend. Every year they order 100 mini cards for her husband to give to his clients as a thank you for their support throughout the year.

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Happy New Year

Good afternoon, I hope the weather is a lot nicer where you are, we have a very muggy day here with rain and wind. Although saying that my gardens could do with a good watering.

I know Christmas is over but I thought I would quickly share a few cards I made.

The first three were made at my craft class i hold at my house once a month. the snow flake in the centre hangs when opened.

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For this card we did a lot of layering, a very simple card but the ladies just loved it.

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For the third card we used the beautiful Frosted Finishes Embellishments in the centre of the ornament on the card. We also used the Expressions Thinlits die. (merry) these are still available till the end of January.

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For the last card this was cased from a team swap made by Rachael Knight

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sorry these were late, its great to have my computer back and be able to post again. Enjoy the Christmas break and for those in NZ and Australia the school holidays.

If you would like any details on my craft classes please email me at I hold them once a month on the third Tuesday at 7.30pm here in Albany New Zealand.

Best of 25 Years…… Brides and Babies


Aren’t these just lovely,


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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