Archive for March, 2014

Happy Brithday Balloon Card

Good morning, today I would love to share with you a hot air balloon birthday card I made for my mother in law’s birthday last month. for her birthday she wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride so I thought it fitting to make a card to match. I found this card on a google search and I am really sorry I didn’t take note of the designer.

There was a lot of detail in this one, and a lot of brayering. the sky is brayered to give the light to dark effect, but the balloons are sponged from the outside in to also give the light to dark effect.  I have used my markers to colour in the trees, then stamped the same image three times without re-inking the stamp.

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here is a close up of the balloons, as you can see I have made them 3-D by  folding them in half, then gluing them together:

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This is another angle of how they look with fully popped out:

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Its nearly Friday, doing the happy dance, we have our Auckland extravaganza this weekend.

Sweet Baby Girl Card

Wow, three days in a row, Please don’t get used to it though, lol. A very quick post today show casing the baby girl version of yesterday’s card.

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The inside:

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and with the envelope:

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Thank you for taking a look. enjoy the week.

Sweet Baby Boy Card

Good morning, today I have for you a baby card I designed for my adults class last month. I had a request to use Stampin’ Up’s Shaker Frames, So I designed this cute card in both a girl and boy version and they could choose which one they wanted to make.

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and a photo with the envelope:

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One of the main features I just love on this card is the rattle handle. I have stamped the handle in Crumb Cake, then stamped over it in Soft Suede using the hardwood stamp. I then hand cut if out to give this effect. the rattle head piece is using the scallop and circle punches and layered with acetate for the window. I have stamped the scallop piece with Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to give the detail on it. I haven’t taken a photo of the girls one yet but ill do my best to post it tomorrow.

Enjoy your Monday and the rest of your week.

Thank you for stopping by.

Something a little different

Good morning, Well we have had a funny weekend here in Auckland, we had a cyclone come through yesterday and thankfully didn’t do any damage to our place, but a few friends of mine out in the country did get a bit of damage to their properties. Today the sun is trying to shine through and I am meant to be doing a market this afternoon, but the weather is not looking to good for an outdoor market and feel its not worth destroying all my work and risking the rain. So I am instead going to design some card packs that I would like to sell to fundraise for my daughter who will be heading to Australia later this year for cheerleading.

For today’s post I am sharing what my girls did last week for craft class. For a special treat I brought in a plain white tee-shirt each and some Satz-on ink pads, but I also brought some puff paints for the girls to play with. Here are the results, as you can see they are all so different:

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These two were my favourites:

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I just love Renee’s giraffe, all the poka-dots were fantastic and they puffed up really well (sorry forgot to take a photo of this one all puffed)

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This one is Caitie’s:

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They had to leave the shirts over night and the either using a hair drier or heat gun they could puff up the paint. Here is Caitie’s after its puffed up:


sorry about all the wrinkles, i pulled this out of the washing machine. The puff paints and the staz-on are all permanent so you can wash these normally in the machine, which is fantastic.

Enjoy the rest of your sunday.

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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