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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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Fresh Vintage

Sale a Bration is right around the corner and YOU are going to LOVE it. Its Fresh New and features Lots of Beautiful FREE gifts for YOU!!

I am going to try and get LOTS of Sale a bration Sneak Peeks up on my blog over the next few weeks but for any of you wanting your own copy of the Sale a bration catalogue or wanting to hold You SAB workshop now is the time to book them in with me taking booking right up until the 31st March.
A pocket on the inside of the card to place a Gift Card or Money.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Special Stampin Up Flirtatious Fabric Gift

I think the most beautiful gifts you can give are those that are made from the heart and I have been so excited to share this beautiful doll my mum made for me to give to 1 special little girl. I am unable to share who it is for as this special little girl has not received her doll yet. But how Beautiful does that Stampin Up Flirtatious Fabric look.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all of my Wonderful Friends and Customers.

I just had to share this beautiful card made for me by my dear friend Leanne. It gives me so much pleassure to Wish you all a Beautiful Christmas.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rocky Road Recipe..YUMMMMM

Oh so easy, And definitely better than any Rocky Road you will buy.
 In a big bowl put in the marshmallow's (2 x Pkt Pascals not cut just whole) about a 1/2 cup chopped unsalted peanuts, 200g glace cherries chopped in half, about 1/2 c coconut. give a mix around.
 Melt in a separate bowl and I melt in the microwave 500g milk choc and 200g dark choc. melt until hot but don't burn. Pour this melted choc and mix around till the marshmallow's mix is all covered in choc. I line a big roasting tray with cling wrap and then spread it out roughly in the tin, then refrigerate till cold.
Cut and Enjoy..

Monday, December 19, 2011

Punched Presents, Triple Layer Punch

My brothers 30th Birthday last week so what cuter than a very sweet Punch art present card. I love the way you can use the flower from the triple layer punch to make these wonderful present toppers. Lots of fun with the big shot embossing folders to make each of the presents look different.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sneak Peek- Sale a Bration 2012

Apologies this photo is not very straight.
 Its rapidly approaching our all time favourite part of the year. Sale a Bration. Running from Mid January through to end March, there is so much on offer I just couldn't wait any longer to share it with you. I made this lovely card for someone special just to Thank them for all the wonderful things they do.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Cute little Elebration

I just love this very cute little Elebration Stamp. So cute for the special little people in your life.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lemon and Passion fruit Slice

This is the most simple, Easy to make and Yummy Slice Ever.

Lemon and Passion Fruit Slice:

Preheat oven to 180 degree's C

1 C SR Flour
1 C Coconut
1/2 C Caster Sugar
125g Melted Butter

Mix all BASE ingredients and spread over a lined small slice tin or square cake tin (I use baking paper). Pressing down firmly. Place in oven for approx 10 minutes while preparing topping mixture.

1 Can Condensed Milk
2 Lemons Juiced
1 x Passion Fruit Pulp

Mix all TOPPING ingredients with a small whisk or spatula until they are creamy in appearance. Remove base from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes then pour topping over base and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes until set.

PLEASE be guided by your own OVEN. If your oven is Hotter than others you will only need it to set for a few minutes, if you have a slower oven like mine it takes about 9-10 minutes.

Allow to cool and cut into squares. Refrigerate to store. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hershey's Kisses Cookies

As promised over the coming days I will have lots of New recipes to post for you to share with your family over this festive season.
As many of you will know Hersheys Kisses and Nuggets have become my new best friends so what do you do with them when you buy them buy the kilo...Cook with

Hershey's Kisses Cookies
Makes approx 48

48 Hershey's Kisses or I think Easter Eggs would be a cute alternative.
3/4 C White Sugar
3/4 C Brown sugar lightly packed
100g Butter softened
2 TBS Milk
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/3 C Hershey's Cocoa (A good cocoa if Hershey's is unavailable)
2 Eggs
2 1/4 C SR Flour


1. Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces. Heat oven to 180 degree C.
2. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and milk; beat well.
3. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place baking paper lined tray.
4. Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until set. Gently press chocolate piece in center of each cookie; remove from tray to wire rack. Cool completely.
5. ENJOY.. They are yummy and very addictive.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Newcastle Christmas Party and Summer Mini Release.

WOW!!! What a HUGE day was had at the Newcastle Christmas Party today. Yes the surprise was revealed..A Christmas Candy Buffet. Thank You to ALL of my wonderful customers and friends for thier support during 2011, it was a tough year and without you I really could not have got through it.. Oh the answer to "Do I do Candy/Lolly Buffets for YOUR event is YES." Most definately would love to help you in putting together a candy Buffet for your family and friends.

Recipes to follow very soon.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stampin Up December Frenzy is HERE !!

Just popping in very quickly to share with you this FANTASTIC promotion. It really is fantastic an so exciting with 30-50% off a Long list of very popular stamps. Follow the link to this fabulous promotion.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with all your Stampin Up Questions.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Summer mini Release Sneak Peek

Snow Swirled

Open Sea

An amazing time was had in QLD as we all got together to enjoy our Christmas Party and enjoy the Excitement of the Brand new Summer Mini.
Fabulous Florets

Sunday, November 27, 2011

December Frenzy promotion Starting Soon..

I think December frenzy really describes most of our lives during December..Between Kids, Concerts, parties, the mammoth task of shopping for presents, food and then all the wrapping. I am sure most of get to December 26 and think Thank God its over. But how about a Frenzy we can do from our own home and save us some money..That's right Stampin Up's December Promotion is on its way and WOW it looks great with Up to 50% off Selected items. Watch as all the Special offers in this fantastic Promotion get released on the 1st of December.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stampin Up #2 Box - Hostess Treat.

I recently did a workshop for 1 of my special Host's. And to Thank her for all her amazing work in hosting the workshop I made this special little box for her, with matching little cute accordion flower on top. Nothing say's Thank you like Favourites Chocolates.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A very Exciting Ronald Mc Donald House Fundraiser-Card Buffet

The Ronald Mc Donald House Christmas Card Buffet held on Friday was a HUGE success with hundreds of Dollars being Raised. THANK YOU to everyone who attended and made this day a HUGE success with a special THANK YOU to Faylene and Jodie for there help during the Day and Night Sessions. A Big Thank you to Marie from Home Interiors for her amazing donation of Linen and Christmas Gifts.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Case from Catty- I (heart) Hearts

I rarely take a card from the catalogue and copy it for use at a workshop but when a lovely customer of mine chose a card she had seen in the catalogue and wanted to make it at her workshop I was excited to think Stampin Up had done all the work for me. I must admit it was lots of fun and although I did need to change the paper and designer series paper to what I had I am very pleased how this card came up.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Up Up and Away Masking

When I first seen this card  knew it would be the perfect card to teach the masked cloud technique. Its lots of Fun and looks fabulous with the Up Up and Away balloons.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our Annual Ronald Mc Donald Fundraiser is Coming Up

The Annual Ronald Mc Donald Fundraiser is fast approaching being next Friday 18th November. I thought I would give a little sneak peek of what will be out at the Christmas Card Buffet next Friday. If you would like to attend we would LOVE to have you. Do not hesitate to call or email or more information. or 0450 223451.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Little Summer Mini Sneak Peek

With the release of the Summer Mini only 3 weeks away I thought I would sneak in a few little Sneak Peeks. Ilove this New Flower Garden Embossing Folder and how cute are those New Punches..

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pin Wheels

I gave a little sneak Peek of this very cute pin wheel car prior to retreat but i just couldn't resist showing the card and sharing how much all the girls "really" enjoyed making this card.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A little Halloween Treat

I couldn't resist sharing these very popular and cute little Halloween lolly tubes I made for the retreat girls. The little witches and very cute little bats are all made from the wonderful stampin up punches.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This months stampin Up promotion is BIG!!! Its all about your Big shot, and for those that don't have one Guess what there is a Bundle definately worth adding to your Christmas list. This Offer is only valid 1st -30th November. BUT WAIT What would a promotion be with out a little extra Discount from ME!! This Months Promotion will be 10% OFF ALL Big SHOT Items, including already reduced items. Thats a HUGE 20% off the following items, exclusive to Stamp with Narelle.

Wanting a Bigshot Bundle at a Bargain Price for this Month only I will offer the following Bundle including POSTAGE for only **$157.00.**
Please do not hesitate to contact me for all the information you need.


Page Description                              Retail Value 10% Off Price Item
155 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $186.85         $168.16            128944
156 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die
157 Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

STAMP WITH NARELLE PRICE $ $157.00 including postage.

Monday, October 31, 2011

What a Fantastic 2011 Retreat

WOW What Fun we all had, Late nights to early mornings seen LOTS of special projects completed. From 360 degree views, to the most amazing food and LOTS of very busy and creative ladies this really was an amazing weekend.. we had some very cute little locals come to visit and who said big shotting had to be done inside. Treats were made for everyone to enjoy and Thank you to all my ladies for thier fabulous efforts in the Ronald Mc Donald House Scrap card Challenge.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I will be back after retreat with some very exciting news.

I am off to QLD for our Annual retreat. When I get back I will have some exciting news.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Very Exciting Bigshot promotion

Letting you in on a little secret girls...This is all the inside info I have at this stage But don't worry I will keep you updated. From 1st - 30th november there will be a 'dying for big shot dies' promotion where customers get 10% off selected Dies, and there is a bundle available. OK Stay tuned Girls I will make sure you have all the News as soon as its Hot off the Press..

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Cute little Christmas Treat-2 Tags Die

After another exciting visit to Costco I have come home with all sorts of yummy Christmas treats. I think this would make a beautiful little Christmas favour. I embossed the 2 Tags Die with the petals a plenty embossing folder.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some Wedded Bliss..Stampin Up Wedding Cards

I had a request to make wedding cards at a recent workshop. White just creates some beautiful and crisp cards and I must say I was so happy with these cards.

Fifth Avenue floral Stamp Set has been available for a long time now but just looks so elegant when all embossed and mounted above the Manhattan Flower embossing folder.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Letters to Santa - Scrapbooking

The new Stampin Up Designer Series Paper really is beautiful. The Letters to Santa Paper really suits the non traditional colours and I couldn't wait to scrap this photo taken of my boys in 2008. This paper from the pack definately was made for my boys..

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October Monthly Challenge...To Use Brads

Brads come in all shapes and sizes and I must say I have a HUGE range in my cash and carry sale boxes this month. To incorporate this Months Challenge with the Cash and Carry sales items I have completed this page with my favourite scrw head Brads. I love these photos of Harry, who said double sided tape had to be used for cards...Harry worked out he could attach his floor mat to his door with double sided tape.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Sneak Peek for the Retreat Girls.

With only just over 2 weeks until Retreat I thought I would offer all those girls excitedly waiting to come to Retreat a little Sneak Peek of one of the Make and takes we will be Making...