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Try Stampin Tuesday #82

For this sketch I decided I wanted to do a masculine card, something a little different. So we have some old and of course some new products used here. I am just loving the new set called Everything Eleanor, I think I have used for every card I have made this last couple of days.

Here is the Sketch:

Here is my card, I didn’t want to use a bow as most males don’t really like them so I changed it to a buckle. as you can see the old is using the DSP called Mocha Morning Specialty, and the new is the stamp set Everything Eleanor and the glimmer paper. The sentiment is from Word Play.


Inside and of course the envelope matches this.

Make sure you check back on Sunday as I am part of a blog hop, show casing new products for the latest catty.

Pinterest Tuesday

Good evening, today I have a couple of cards to show you I made these last week but forgot to post them for pinterest Tuesday so I set up a challenge today for everyone to make a card using this one as their inspiration, I thought it would be nice to see the different takes of one card.

Here is the card:

Lollipop Card

Here are my two cards that I made using this idea.

Card 1, don’t the three glimmer papers go nicely together, a great way to see them all in one place.


and card number 2:


the pink one I made first and if you look close enough you can see it’s not quite circle for the Christmas one I used a traced circle underneath to keep the shape perfect.

have a great week, and enjoy looking at the new ideas using all the new products for the latest catalogue.

Pinterest Tuesday

Good evening, tonight I have a card that I made for my fellow demonstrators that have celebrated their birthday either in July, August or September. Yes I know I am a bit late for the July ones, but hey better late than never right. Over at crafters Anonymous they have a challenge and that is every Tuesday to case a card from Pinterest. For the first time ever I thought I would give this ago.

Here is the original card I liked, sorry I don’t know who made this one.


I love this card but I needed to make a dozen of them so I scaled it down a bit. Here is my version:


Hope you have a great week.

Happy Mothers Day and TST #64

Good afternoon, today I have a quick post to share with you. I have been busy making Mothers day cards to sell in my boxes at school and at the gym, but the last two days I have been working on my own mum’s mothers day card. For this I used the sketch over at Try Stampin on Tuesday. I don’t often make square cards but it was nice doing something different. Here is the sketch:

I have used Rose Red as my base colour and then used Flirtatious specialty paper and a strip of So Saffron paper stack as my patterned paper. For the stamp set I have used Greenhouse Garden in So Saffron and Soft Suede I got my colour combo from the Colour Coach. I have added some thread around the front and added two little tags to finish off the sentiment I had a bit of trouble finding these words small enough to fit in the tag and also most sayings, seem to say “for you”, not “to you”. Anyway I found this one on the stamp set Under the Big Top. I used my markers to ink up only these two words, then punched it out. For the 3-D flower I cut out 4 more flowers and sprayed them with water and scrunched them up. I used a brad for the centre.

Here is my card:


Close Up:



The inside: I placed my flowers in the opposite corner:


With the envelope:


Now to get them in the post, my mum will be surprised to get it on time. (i am always late with my cards)

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.

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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