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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Monday, February 28, 2011

A girl can never have to many bags...

I promised a very special friend of mine a bag card, so Leanne this is just for you. I Just love it and I hope you do to. The Designer Series Paper used for the bag is from the Designer Series Paper Stacks. A wonderful way to purchase your 12 x 12 Printed papers. You recieve 40 sheets of double sided printed paper for $37.95.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gift Bag for sweet Treats-Punch Bunch

These wonderful little Gift Bags are just wonderful to place those very sweet little gifts we like to give. It fits perfectly 4 Lindt Ball Chocolates. But would also be lovely to give a piece of jewellery in. The delightful Pinking Hearts border Punch will only be available until the 31st March. The Punch Bunch Stamp Set used to add a decorative label to the front of the bag is available FREE in the Sale a Bration catalogue will also end at the end of March.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Butterfly Die Easel Card

I have been super busy today making these very cute little Butterfly Easel Cards. I thought I would try a colour combination different to my usual favourites and I think I might just like it Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade.. Very quick and very simple the Big shot really does become your best friend when your looking to make quick and simple cards.

Easter is coming and the Card Buffet is a Great place to Start.

After much agony this card has finally come together and I must say it is looking very cute.. I have used very non traditional Easter colours on this card but they have come together beautifully. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Qld Retreat 2011 Mt Alford Lodge-Stamping And Scrapbooking

Time for the update I am sure many of you have been holding your breath waiting for......

Mt Alford Lodge 15Klm from Boonah(South East Queensland)
After an over whelming stream of Support from all my wonderful QLD Girls the 2011 Retreat will be in QLD...
I am going to include as much information in this email as I have but please understand I have spent many many hours on the Internet and on the phone over the past few days to Find and Book us into somewhere so not all details have been finalised.

To Date the following information is Finalised and Correct:
*You Girls WON.. I am back in QLD this Year for a WONDERFUL Retreat. Bring a Friend for a fantastic Weekend. Please forward this email to anyone that may be interested in attending the Retreat.
* Retreat will be on the Weekend of the 28th to 30th October. You will arrive Friday from 5pm and will depart at 2pm Sunday.
* There will only be a Saturday Day Session available arrive from 7:30am-10pm (Arrive and Leave as you wish) I am working with the Lodge to confirm a Day Session Price.
*Just Imagine the Joy of NO Children, No Cooking, No Cleaning, No Husbands and Definitely No Need to do anything you don't Want to.
*The Location of the Retreat is Mount Alford Lodge, I have attached some wonderful photos. I really don't think anyone could be disappointed in this venue, I Spent A LOT of time finding some where that could fit us in but also some where "Nice" after all we all deserve it. It is a Family owned and operated Lodge, so they do focus on a High standard. Mount Alford Lodge is approx 15klm from Boonah. I will pass on Maps and Directions to those attending but I have been reassured it is very very easy to find.
*Cost of the Retreat will be $230. Like last Year this will include ALL your Meals, Make and Takes and Prizes... You will also have YOUR Linen Provided for you, so no need to bring a thing with you other than your Craft supplies.
*We will also have FREE access to the Heated swimming Pool (as Pictured) This will be the only towel you will need to bring if using the Pool.
*All Meals are prepared on site and anyone with dietary requirements your needs can be met.
*Accommodation, Each Cabin has 3 bedrooms all en-suited, a lounge room and Kitchenette. In each Bedroom is either a Double or 2 Single Beds(as pictured). There are NO Bunk Beds on this site and I will ensure when arranging the final sleeping arrangements any requests are met the Best I can.
*Payment Instalment Plan- I have been mindful that many of you girls attending are participating in Stamp Club for this Reason the Deposit of $30 will be Due by March 20th and all other Payments will be due Between May and August when Stamp Club breaks.
Deposit of $30 Will be Due on or Before the 20th of March. (Please bring with you if attending the SAB/MINI Extravaganza Invites out NOW).
1st Instalment Due 25th MAY $50
2nd Instalment Due 25th JUNE $50
3rd Instalment Due 25th JULY $50
LAST Instalment Due 25th AUGUST $50
If you have any queries regarding Payments PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me.
*If you have decided this is the weekend away you need and you would like to attend I NEED you to contact me and book in ASAP. Although the deposits are Not Due until the 20th of March, Places will be Very limited. And I would hate you to Miss out. Further retreat information and a personal details form will be handed/mailed out at the SAB Extravaganza when I come to see you in March.

Esuited Bedroom with all Linen provided.

Heated Swimming Pool for Free Use when you need a Break from your crafting Projects.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like Further information regarding the retreat. Narelle : 0r 02 4948 2621 (leave a message)

Card Buffet - Sneak Peek Emboss Inlay

The next Card Buffet will be on the 11th of March at Windale Community Centre (Newcastle).
This will be 1 of 10 cards featured in the Card Buffet where you choose the cards and quantity you make. For More information please see the Events on the right hand side.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bliss-Ribbon Card

With the wonderful Sale-A-Bration promotion well and truly underway, I have been having so much fun with this very elegant set BLISS. I thought what better opportunity to try my gathered Ribbon Technique than during the February Ribbon Challenge Month. The designer Series Paper used on this card is from the Lap of Luxury collection. Ask me how you can have BLISS for FREE.

Monday, February 21, 2011

February Challenge-Customer Entries.

I am back today with another very talented customer Entry for the February Ribbon Challenge. I love the way the ribbon has been used to criss-cross accross the pages.
Double page completed by Faylene Newcastle. These pages carry Copyright restrictions.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Love Defined Birthday Card

I recently celebrated my Birthday, I wanted to share this wonderful Card my friend Leanne made for me. It really is wonderful to see how versatile Stampin up Stamps are, The Love Defined set was part of the Valentines collection in the Summer Mini Catalogue. But these beautiful little hearts are just perfect for any one special.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Scrap Booking Page-My 1st Bag

With my 3 Big Boys all off to school this Year poor little Zac felt a little left out, So to make him feel all grown up we have graduated from a Nappy bag to a Big Boys Bag. Zac was so excited and wore his 1st Bag all afternoon. I have used the Celebrations Designer Series Paper. The words have been cut using the Big shot alphabet.

Friday, February 18, 2011

February Challenge-Customer Entries.

Completed by Jodie S. Newcastle
Just Sneaking in another Customer Entry for the Feb Challenge. It has been so wonderful to receive all your entries. Its not to late to get your entries in..

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February Challenge-Customer Entries.

Completed by Leanne H Newcastle
Another very beautiful card entered into the February Ribbon Challenge. What a beautiful example of what you can do with your FREE Sale-A-Bration "BLISS" Stamp Set. Don't hesitate to contact me to find out how you can receive your very own Free "BLISS" Stamp Set.
Completed by Lorraine Newcastle
How cute is this card?? Too cute...  Thanks Girls for your wonderful Entries I am sure your giving everyone lots of inspiration. Really does show how versatile Ribbon is in all your projects.

Ribbon Flower - Sweet Centres

I often have these marvelous ideas in the middle of the night and think I must try that, but I did need a little advice on this one. These beautiful little Ribbon Flowers are so cute but once the wonderful Nadine and myself had mastered the art of them they were oh so easy.. I have used the Petal and Stem Stamp from Sweet Centre's. The greeting is from the Stamp Set Heard from the Heart.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February Challenge-Customer Entries.

It has been very exciting to see some wonderful Cards and Scrap booking pages being emailed in for the February Challenge. Its not to late to enter. All you have to do is use ANY RIBBON on any project you would like and email me a picture before the 28th of February.

Completed by Sharon in QLD
Completed by Susan in QLD
Thanks for Sharing Girls both of these pages are beautiful. I will have more Ribbon Challenge Entries to post here tomorrow.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Sneek Peak of Upcoming Card Buffet-Elements of Style

What a very busy week the last week has been and I do apologise for a lack in postings. I thought I would sneak in a little Peek of a card to be featured in the Upcoming March 11th Card Buffet. Featuring my favourite stamp set Elements of style. To book into the Day or Night Session of the upcoming Card Buffet please contact me. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

February Challenge- To Use Ribbon on your Project

February will be the Start of our monthly challenges, Each Month on the 1st of the Month I will post a NEW Challenge. All you need to do is email/scan me a picture or your project whether it be a Scrapbooking Page, Card or other Project and at the End of the month a Project will be randomly chosen to WIN a Prize Pack. I can't wait to see all your wonderful Projects.

February Challenge will be a nice and simple one to get us Started. All you need to do is USE RIBBON. Any ribbon you like on any project/s. Email me a picture of your completed project before the end of the month and You will go in the Draw to win a Ribbon Prize Pack.

To give you some inspiration I have completed a Scrapbooking page using some of the wonderful Taffetta ribbons and the lovely white paper flowers. Very easy to make co-ordinate with any page by adding Stampin Up ink to. You will also notice the VERY cute Itty Bitty heart Buttons in the centre of the larger Paper Flowers.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ribbon Club Share-Incolour Poly Stitched Ribbon-2 places Available

The Very long awaited Ribbon Clubs will start for 2011 in February. Many of you will be asking "What is a Ribbon Club?" This is how it works:
Many of the Ribbon come in large Rolls of 10-13mtr's+, While it would be lovely to have all of them, a Ribbon Club allows you to have a sample of each without the large expense.

This Months Ribbon Club will be the Incolour 1.3cm Stitched-Poly Ribbon page 136(main catalogue) as pictured above, Each Participant in the Ribbon Club will receive 2mtrs of each of the 5 colours(Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz.) In total You will receive 10 mtr's of Ribbon. Total Cost including postage and handling delivered to your door is $15. Places in this Ribbon Club will be strictly limited to 6 participants, to participate can you please email me. Payment needs to be received by the 25th of February, with shares being sent out after this. ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT.