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.
0450 223451 or

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Easter Holiday Kids Workshops-BOOK NOW

I have set the dates for my Easter Holidays Kids workshops. APRIL 7TH(Wednesday) AND 16TH(Friday) -10am-12pm. Each session will be $7.50 per child and we will make different projects at each class.
Easter Holidays will be here before we know it and I will be running 2 x kids classes, Places will be strictly limited to 6 Children, so each child can receive the time and attention required. We will be making 2 very exciting projects at each session and Morning tea will be provided. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult, Classes are designed for children 8 years+ but please contact me for further information. Everything will be provided.
Please contact me via email or phone to book your child into these very exciting workshops, or 49482621 or 0450 223451.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fifth Ave Floral - Hostess Treat

I thought I would try the wonderful Rose from Fifth Ave Floral in Blue tones when water colouring today and it is just lovely. You really can't go wrong when water colouring these roses as there really is no right or wrong colour for a rose. Using Bashful Blue and Pacific Point Ink refill I coloured this rose using the same technique as my posting 2 days ago (fool proof water colouring). Now you might just be sitting there thinking what on earth has she attached that Rose to, Well it's a secret.....I can tell you this...It will be a Hostess gift for a very lucky Host on Saturday and I can tell you it is filled with Samples of Blue Ribbons.Now you just need to wait 1 more week and I might just have a sneek peek of something/s New on my Blog. I will see you all very soon and I will be back on Monday with a fantastic New Stamp Set to Feature and a wonderful New Special.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fifth Ave Floral - Scrapbooking Page

I have been waiting so long to play with this wonderful Bella Rose Designer Series paper and thought I would add these beautiful roses with it. The fifth Ave floral stamp set looks wonderful with all your Wedding, Romance and Girly pages. I have added some of the little crochet flowers from page 14 of the Summer mini to this page and added a little colour to them using the Rose Red Re-Inkers. The roses have been popped up 4 levels using Foam dimensionals and unfortunately the Real Red Grosgrain ribbon on the left of the page has blended into the photo, but you can see I have added a clear Rhinestone Brad at each end of the ribbon and also in the middle of the crochet flowers.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fifth Ave Floral-Water Colour with Ink Refill

OK, Pam your wonderful Rose on the beautiful card I posted yesterday has finally made me try this fantastic technique out myself. Its the most fool proof way of watercolouring ever known. (You can not go wrong).
*Firstly using the Stampin Up Water Colour Paper Emboss the Rose in White embossing powder.
*Spray with a mist of water until small pools of water form onto the top of the paper.
*Place 2-3 drops of your chosen colour ink refill into a plastic lid. (I have usd Pretty in Pink Refill for this Rose)
*Then using your Aqua Painter pickup small amounts of colour from the Ink refill droplets on your lid and spread gently along your rose petals. As the ink on the Aqua painter hits the water it will appear to run.
*Add more ink to your rose until you reach the desired affect.
*The completed Rose will take approx. 30 minutes to dry enough to safely cut out.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful Rose and wonderful technique and would love to hold a workshop to teach you and your friends how to perfect this wonderul Fool proof Watercolouring.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fifth Ave Floral - Customer Creation

I have been sent this wonderful card by the very talented Pam in Qld, to use in our Feature Set of the week. Using the Fifth Ave Floral and Sweet treat cups (available in the Summer mini) this makes a beautiful Mothers Day card. You get a card and treat all in one. And after all who doesn't love to get a little treat you can eat.

Pam Thank you for sharing your wonderful card.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fifth Ave Floral - 3-D Card

I have been experimenting with the old Paper-tole technique wih this beautiful rose and think it looks great. Each section of the rose I have cut out has been raised on Dimensional foam dots giving a wonderful raised look. Watch as tomorrow I have a wonderufl card to show you sent in by a very talented Customer of mine.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Fifth Ave Floral- New Feature Card

I just love this set and I know many of you have purchased it so thought it's time to drag it out and have a go. For anyone with this set I would love to see your Samples. Fifth Ave Floral can be found on page 82 of the main catalogue priced at $45.95; this set makes beautiful Mothers day cards and lovely scrap booking pages. Watch for some wonderful idea's and inspiration this week.
I have made the flower pot and attached to the card front. I used all the flowers from the Fifth ave Floral Stamp Set and coloured them using water colour crayons. The pot it's self has been sponged with Close to cocoa ink and the wonderful Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon looks beautiful around the top of the pot. Although difficult to see from the photo I have placed Dazzling Diamond Glitter in the centre of the flowers.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Seaside Box with Guylian Chocolates

We all love Love chocolates (well 99% of us anyway) and I needed to make a little gift for someone special. I thought what better stamp to decorate this lovely little box of Guylian Sea Shells with than the wonderful Seaside Stamp. You can co-ordinate your gift packaging to whats inside your gift. For this box I made a simple little box base and stamped shells all over in pretty in Pink. I then placed a piece of Chocolate Chip ribbon around the top to hide the raw edge. To make the top I made a band that goes around the middle with some Designer Series paper (in chocolate chip of course), with a square scallop I punched through the middle so we can see whats on the inside (yummy chocolates). I stamped and water coloured some wonderul Shells and attached them using the 2 way Glue pen. Stamp yourself some words and you have a personalised and wonderful gift for a Friend or Teacher. The hardest part of this little box set is not eating the chocolates.

Today is our last Day with the beautiful Seaside Stamp Set, I will be doing many more of my scrapbooking pages with this set and will post them here when I do. Tomorrow I will be back with a Brand New Feature Set for the week and all I can say is it's another beautiful set.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Seaside - Photo Card

For all of you that scrapbook, I am sure you will agree that we always end up with that odd photo left over that didn't suit the page or maybe didn't fit. Well until now I just throw them away or added them to the ever mounting pile of 1 day I'll do something with that and what better time than now. A fun and fast card to send to family and friends can be made simply by using your left over photo's. This photo was left from the page I posted a couple of days ago and instead of adding to the pile I thought, I would send it off to family in the UK. I have stamped the background in Shells from Seaside mounted the photo on a piece of cardstock I had left from a kit and in 10 minutes I have created a beautiful card, that Grand parents will love. The Shells were stamped onto white cardstock and sponged using close to cocoa and navy, then placed along the card using 3-Dimensional Foam dots.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Seaside - Kids Card

I love this little whale from Animal Stories Stamp Set and thought what better background than shells. Just shows how universal this set is. It is difficult to see in this photo but I have placed some little droplets of crystal affects on the backs of each whale. I love making these cards that appear to be like a film strip and think they also look wonderful on Scrapbooking pages.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Seaside Scrapbooking page

I have been waiting so long to scrapbook these photos of the boys at Lighthouse beach in Port Macquarie. I think these shells stamped on Kraft and Sahara Sand Cardstock look wonderful with Beach photo's and I will be using them again very soon for some other pages while we were at the beach. I have used the Something Fishy Jumbo wheel along the bottom of my page to make it feel even more beachy. Watch closely for more explanation on Harry and The bike at the Beach!!
I am really enjoying getting back into my scrap booking after such a long time without time to even look at it. I would be happy to teach and run classes for anyone wanting to learn more.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Seaside - Joy fold Card

I seen a card with this wonderful opening and thought I would give it a go this week while I am showcasing the lovely Seaside Stamp Set. I have included 2 photo's, 1 of the card closed look ing at the front and the other photo shows the flap on the right open. You can also fold back the flap on the left where the words are. These cards are known as Joy fold cards. Again I have Water Colour Crayoned the Shell and think it looks wonderful in the earthy colours. If you would like to learn how to make this wonderful Joy card please do not hesitate to contact me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Seaside - Card

Using this set really makes you want to go to the beach, I am having lots of fun playing with it and during this week I have some wonderful projects to share with you. I started off with Some Sahara Sand Cardstock this is a great neutral colour that looks great with these Shells. I have Water Coloured using Crayons this Shell giving it a natural soft look.

I'm not to sure what my Brads were thinking when I put them in; the hole lined up perfectly but when I inserted the brads it appeared they may have had 1 to many drinks. I finished off the card with Hemp twine tied around the middle of the card.

Back soon with more inspiration.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Seaside - New Feature Card

We have a New Stamp Set being Featured this week, Seaside featured in the main catalogue for $45.95. I brought this Stamp Set and have had it in the pile of 1 day I'll use it. Well, Today is the day and I must say I really love it, I will be featuring a variety of projects this week all using the Seaside Stamp Set.

To Start a Fun week with Shells, Shells and more Shells I have incorporated the Seaworthy Stamp Set. Many of us find Male cards a challenge but I must say this was lots of Fun.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Customer Creations-Butterfly Prints / Punch

I just had to share these wonderful Party Bags, Invites and Place cards one of my wonderful Queensland Customers made. Pam made 50 of each of these wonderful creations in Pink Passion and Green Galore for her beautiful Grand-Daughter Sienna who will be 1 in May. It features the Butterfly prints Stamp Set and I heart hearts and the wonderful Butterfly Punch to punch each of them out.

I love to see the wonderful creations you all make so feel free to email me your wonderful cards, Scrapboking and projects you make. Thanks Pam for Sharing, I love them and think they are Just wonderful.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wagon Full of Fun - Valentines

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks Wagon Full of Fun Preview, I have had lots of Fun and think this Stamp Set will definately be high on my favorites list, it is only avilable to purchase until the 31st of March. I have 1 last card to share with you this week, a quick and Fun valentines day card. The background has been stamped in En Francais background Stamp. And lightly sponged around the edge.

Next week will see a New Set Featured with lots of lovely cards and Pages to inspire you along. If you have a set you would like to see featured leave a comment below with the name of the Set or Wheel and I will make sure I feature it soon.

Have a wonderful Valentines Day ladies, enjoy the day.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wagon Full of Fun-Scrap booking Page

I just love this photo of Zac and think teamed up with this very cute little Duckie he is so cute.

I have made my own Printed paper by Stamping the Lovely as a tree Stamp all over the Riding hood Red 12 x 12 Card with versamark to give a subtle but there appearance.

This is a wonderful way of making papers/backgrounds that co-ordinate with what you are making.

I have crimped (to give a corrigated effect) the black strip along the bottom of the page with the Crimper I received for my Birthday and it is wonderful. I will feature lots more crimped designs in upcoming cards and scrapbooking pages.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wagon Full of Fun - Gate card.

I have been having so much fun with this set this week. If only there were more hours in the day to play. This card show you Just how versatile this set is, who would have thought that the wagon would have made such a wonderful little gate to hide away your ducks. And hidden behind that cute little gate is the wonderful little flowers punched out from the Trio flower punch.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tamborine Mountain 2010 Retreat

Hi Ladies, I have had some requests for Photo's for the Tamborine Retreat Location, accomodation ect so thought it was best to place them here where you can all easily access them. Places are filling VERY fast and at this stage I only have 2 places left. The units are 2 bedroom and we will be ONLY using bottom bunks. There will be approx 4-5 people in each Unit. And if coming with family or friends I will ensure you are together. Deposits for retreat are due by the 15th Feb and I will be in contact will you all soon.
For more information rearding Retreat or to book your place please email or phone 0450 223451.

Wagon Full of Fun - Cup Cakes..

Yum Yum, Who doesn't love Cup Cakes?? I must say a BIG Thank you so Everyone who was so kind in sending me such wonderful Birthday Wishes. I had a great day, Eating Yummy food, Cake and Spent the Evening with my Husband as he had surprise Tickets to Taylor Swift. ( I brought them for him for Christmas). So what more inspiration did I need to make this card than the inspiration I received today, I had been dying to use some bright colours and think this worked perfectly.I have used the words from the FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp set Whimsical words. (You can earn this Stamp set for FREE to just ask how).

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wagon Full of Fun- Easter Fun..

Well as I discovered last week Easter will be here before we know it so I thought I would share a wonderful Easter Cards I have made while playing this wonderful little set. This time featuring the Duck, Egg and Wagon. By cutting the handle from the wagon and placing it in the other direction your duck becomes ready to pull her Eggs home. The background on the pale Plum has been made using the Egg Hunt standard Wheel.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Wagon Full of Fun....

As promised Each week during Sale-A-Bration I will Feature a Stamp Set Showing you a variety of Cards, 3-D Projects and Scrap booking pages you can complete using the Set featured(As pictured above). I will also have other cards featuring a variety of different Stamp Sets posted on my blog; time permitting. We are starting off with Wagon Full of Fun Featured in the Summer Mini for $51.95. With so many wonderful Uses I am going to show you this week how you really couldn't go wrong with this Set.
I have made this very cute little baby card and think this Duck is Just wonderful for baby, Easter or just for Fun Cards. Change the colours and you would have yourself a wonderful little girl baby card. Watch this week as I show you how this Wagon can transform into wonderful things.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chocolate Bunny

I have just come back from the supermarket where all the ends of aisle's are filled with Easter Eggs. It seems like we have only just got over Christmas and Now before we know it The Easter bunny will be hopping by...
So with inspiration for Chocolate and Easter(who doesn't LOVE Easter), I thought what better way to start the Easter card collection than with this cute little Chocolate Bunny Stamp teamed up with the Trio Flower Punch you have a quick and Simple card.
You may have noticied in the front of the Summer Mini these very cute little Individual Stamps. Great if your not sure where to start your Stamp collection and they make a wonderful gift either on their own or bundled together with an Ink Pad. What could be more Yummy than a Chocolate Bunny Stamp and a Chocolate Chip Ink Pad.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Heart to Heart Punch Valentines card

I am sure you must all be starting to think I had left town and wasn't coming back. It has been a very busy household this week and 1 I would much rather forget. I have not made a single card in a week and today I made sure my precious couple of Child FREE hours were taken used well...Yes thats right I got to make cards today. (The washing will be there later when they can all help).

Thought I would have a go at recreating the card featured in the Summer mini and with my own modifications think it cam up pretty good. This would make a lovely Valetines day card but also a Special card for someone who means alot. It uses the Punch Heart to Heart, Wagon Full of Fun and Wonderful Favourites Stamp Set. I have had a very productive card day so watch as I post some more wonderful idea's over coming days. from next week as well as posting lots of idea's using a variety of Sets i will choose 1 Stamp Set and feature it in a number of different ways. Watch closely and please let me know if there is a set you would like to see featured.