Narelle Hodges Stampin Up Demonstrator of 6 years and Scrap booker for over 14 Years. Selected as 1 of Stampin Up Demonstrators of the Year for 2012. And achiever of the 2013 Stampin Up Grand Vacation to UTAH, USA. Don't hesitate to contact me For all Your Card Making and Scrapbooking Inspiration and Idea's, classes or questions.
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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to Each and Everyone of You.

WOW...Where has the year gone, it seems to come and gone all in the blink of an eye. I have been very busy this week creating new card samples for you all and designing New technique classes scheduled to commence Early in 2010.

Now it seems the New Year is the beggining of setting goals and I am sure we have all set a New Year's Resoloution or 2 only to find it comes and goes like everything else, but this Year I have decided to voice my goals and promise to you it will be the start of something amazing...."As we enter 2010 bright eyed and bushy tailed (for those that didn't drink to much) I will bring to you some of the most wonderful and Exciting Scrapbooking and Stamping products ever to be released. Hostess Gifts and prizes will be extravagant and as always in large supply."

2010 is set to be a wonderful year in the world of Stamping kicking it of in January with the release of the wonderful SALE-A-BRATION period giving you all FREE Stamp Sets**. April will see the Release of the Brand NEW Bumper MINI, with NEW Hostess sets, Never before seen Stamp sets and products and the Most exciting release of the BIGSHOT to stampin Up Australia(watch for more information on this). August will see many of us enjoying the 2010 Mt Tamborine Retreat (places still available) and September will see the NEW Release of the 2010-2011 Stampin Up annual catalogue. Before we know it Christmas will be here again and we will all be asking ourselves "Where did the year go??".
So for those brave enough to make New Year Resolutions what better time to sit back and Agree that the best resolution you could make is, to make more time to sit and enjoy your stamping, scrapbooking and crafts. As I promise to deliver bargains, Products and services you will not want to be without.
Have a Wonderful New Year and Be safe.
**Conditions apply.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pineapple Slice Recipe

As promised and a little late I know but here it is, My lovely pineapple slice recipe. It is so easy to make and even easier to eat. Lovely in Summer as something cool eat and definately more-ish..


* 1 large (600ml) Thickened Cream
* 2 x Cans crushed Pineapple Drained well
* 1/8 C Lemon Juice
* 1.5 packets scotch finger biscuits (any brand)
* 1 can condensed Milk (not skim)
* 1/4 C Coconut to sprinkle over top.

Beat with Beaters the cream until Thick as if making scones with Jam and cream. When think add can of condensed milk, well drained pinapple, lemon juice. Turn beaters back on and mix until combined.

In a single layer place scotch finger biscuits over the base of a container the slice can be served from (Tupperware Slice and store with Lid works well), sometime you may need to break a half biscuit up to fill in larger gaps along sides. Pour cream mixture onto the biscuits and sprinkle the coconut over the top. Place lid on container and Refridgerate for 12-24 Hours before serving. (Best if made the day before eating.)

Cut with a knife into generous peices and enjoy.....

Variation: I have added 1 fresh passionfruit pulp to mixture and this adds a nice change and a tropical taste. Crumbled Cadbury Flake can be sustituted for the coconut on top if you prefer.

Please enjoy this recipe and make sure to let me know how you go, it's very yummy and definately a crowd pleaser.

Watch for 2010 Events List as we will be making a recipes collection box/book to add your favourite recipe's to.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Nature's Nest-Faux Leather Challenge

I was very fortunate to have some time today to sit and make cards(this never happens as often as I would like). The Stampin Up Team I belong to was challenged to make a card using the Faux Leather Technique. I also incorporated one of my favourite Stamp Sets from the Summer Mini, Nature's Nest. This technique will be one of many new technique's taught at classes during 2010. For a list of upcoming classes please do not hesitate to contact me. Or watch the upcoming Events section to the right as I update regularly with whats on.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to You All....

Wishing each and every-one of you a wonderful Christmas, I hope Santa was very good to you and Lots of Yummy food was enjoyed. All the boys had a wonderful day opening presents and playing with new toys. Daddy was very happy with his Taylor Swift Tickets. Zac had a wonderful 1st Christmas and enjoyed opening presents and eating Christmas pudding and custard.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nature's Nest-Dragon Fly

I have been creating more samples for you, and over the next couple of Days will have some wonderful samples from the Nature's Nest Stamp Set, featured in the New Summer mini. This set is so versatile for both ladies and mens cards. It feature's a lovely variety of stamps. Back soon with more and a recipe or 2.(As promised). This card uses the beautiful Dragon Fly, I have water coloured him in using markers and also added some NEW Designer series paper from the Kaleidoscope range also featured in the Summer Mini. Anyone wondering where these words may have been used from? watch closely over the next couple of weeks as you see something very exciting unfold.......

Friday, December 18, 2009

Inventory Sale Samples-Just Riding

After thinking I could actually be good and resist making a Wish list from the inventory Sale List I have very sadly given in and the list is HUGE. Thought I would make some samples using some of these wonderful Specials and share the excitement. Remember the Inventory sale only Runs from Now until 24th January 2010 or Until SOLD OUT.. click on the Inventory list Link to the right for all the wonderful savings. Alphabets 50% off.

This card uses the Just Riding set Reduced from $24.95 NOW $18.71 (page 68 as pictured above) and words from Wonderful Favourites Stamp Set Reduced from $39.95 NOW $29.96 (page 115 as pictured above).

Butterfly Prints/ I (Heart) Hearts

As promised some more inspiration to show off some of the wonderful New Summer mini products. And with Valentines Day fast approaching a beautiful card to share with someone you Love, The hearts card uses the I (heart) Hearts Stamp Set and co-ordinates with 2 Stampin Up heart punches. Off to provide more Inspiration for you, watch closely as I have some VERY exciting Sneek Peeks coming Up...

Butterfly Prints and Punch-Summer Mini

As promised some New samples from the wonderful Summer Mini will continue to appear over the next few days. Gift vouchers have been very popular lately, not just for Christmas but Birthdays and Donations of Raffle Prizes. If you are in need of a Voucher for any amount please do not hesitate to contact me. Christmas Vouchers can be express posted up until Wednesday to arrive for Christmas.
This voucher, designed as a card uses the wonderful NEW Butterfly Prints Stamp Set and to make life Quick and Easy the wonderful Butterfly Punch means no more fiddly cutting of Butterfly wings. Stamp-Punch-Finish.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm Back Finally.....Exclusive Inventory Clearance Sale

Hi Everyone, I am back and I must say I was feeling like my throat had been cut with no Internet for 2 long weeks. All I can say is You really will be Excited when you see whay I have in store over the next few weeks. To start off today I have to release to you the BRAND NEW INVENTORY SALE FLYER.... Who doesn't like a good sale and why wait till boxing day when you can get in now. I have attached to the right a copy of the Flyer and there is FANTASTIC bargains to be had, Stamp SETS With savings of 50% OFF, Ribbon, Glitter, Designer Series Paper and hodgepodge hardware. Click on the link and be sure to order ASAP as these Specials are strictly WHILE STOCKS LAST. If you want an Alphabet stamp set there has never been a better time to buy one:- Big Deal Stamp set: was $77.95, now $38.98!
Jumbo Outline Alphabet: was $77.95, now $38.98!
The promotional flyer Starts 15th Dec-24th January and payments can be made Via, Cash, Cheque or Credit Crad.
I will be back very shortly with lots of NEW samples and even a Sneek Peek of whats to come.....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Quick Update

HI Ladies, WOW what wonderful idea's everyone came up with during the Blog Hop. I am currently without any internet so I must apologise for the lack of posting during the last few days. Telstra has promised me I should Internet by next Friday, but unfortunately I do not hold great hope. When I do get back online I promise to bring you lots of sample and idea's from the wonderful Summer mini.

Until I escape to use an internet cafe again.
Thank you for your comments and I will be in touch soon.