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, June 30, 2011

July Stampin Promotion-Ice Cream Parlor

So we all LOVE something for FREE, but I am sure you are going to love the July Special Exclusive from Stampin Up. Spend $100 on any catalogue product and receive FREE a RIBBON & BUTTON BUNDLE RRP $31.95. You receive 13.7 mtrs of Ribbon and 48 flower shaped buttons in the colours Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight. Sample as pictured.

This offer is strictly limited to JULY 2011. So make sure to place your orders in July.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June Challenge - Customer Entries

Created by Leanne S - Newcastle

We have had so many wonderful entries for the June Challenge and I must say I am so excited to share another to customers wonderful entries. Thank you to Leanne S for sharing your wonderful scrapbooking pages.
Created by Leanne H - Newcastle
I couldn't resist sharing this June Challenge created by Leanne H. Who might have notice something NEW.  Watch over coming weeks for lots of NEW sneak peeks..

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June Challenge - Customer Entries

It has been a Very very busy week and to end it, it seems like I am getting the Flu that would like to be on my chest. Fingers crossed it is very short lived.
I wanted to share this lovely card, made by Lorraine for the June Challenge.

Created by Lorraine in Newcastle

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A quick post with some latest pages.

With so many photo's, I have been trying desperately to get through the mountain of must do pages. So I thought I would pop in with a quick post showing you some of the latest paes I have done.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Scrap Booking Page Easter

I had to share with you this very cute double page I completed over the long weekend. I am very lucky to have 1 VERY photogenic little girl to scrap.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Extreme Elements - Customer Creations

I love it when a customer buys a set I don't have, I love it even more when my very clever customers make some beautiful cards for me to share with you.
These lovely cards were created by Faylene, Thank you for sharing.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June Challenge - Customer Entries

I was so excited to see this Card and just how everyone can individually adapt the challenge to their own Style. Stepper cards are a style I tend to do very little of but this is wonderful. The Stamp Sets used include Extreme Elements and Extreme Pirates (You wouldn't want to miss out on this Forever) ;) 
Created by Faylene in Newcastle.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blossom Party - Card

I love when I can make a beautiful scrap booking page using the wonderful Stampin Up products, then using the same products also make a beautiful Card for all you lovely card makers. Elegant Lines and Vintage Wall paper Embossing Folder, Blossom Party Die.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bloosom Party-Scrapbooking Page

It was a long weekend here in NSW Australia and what a VERY productive weekend I have had. I am LOVING the Blossom Party Bigshot Die. And this weekend have created both scrap pages and cards just to show you how lovely it it.

I have embossed the petals of the die with the Vintage wall paper to add some texture. I have used the Lap of Luxury DSP.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Beveled WindowPanes

Available in the Current Autumn Winter mini these little Beveled WindowPanes are very cute. I Promise to get busy and show you lots of very cute samples you can use them for.
I have partnered them together with the NEW Nature Walk Stamp set. And some beautiful Old Olive Satin Ribbon.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Every Year Stampin Up gives us 5 Beautiful New incolours starting in September every year. So How excited was I to see this Sneek Peek of the Wonderful NEW Incolours starting in September. (I know its a long time to wait)..
 I can tell you there will be some very Exciting Accessories to match these very yummy colours. I would love to read your thoughts on the New Colours so leave a comment below.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Card Buffet Thank you

 WOW!! Thanks girls for another amazing Card buffet. It is always wonderful to be able to put on such a Big event and see the joy in everyone once they have created their cards. This Card Buffet we created Kids cards and there was a great range of Boys and Girls Cards. The Next Card Buffet will be in September with Male cards and this will co-ordinate with the MASSIVE release of the Brand New 2011-2012 Stampin Up Catalogue. Find a sample of all the lovely Card Buffet Cards from the Kids Card Buffet below..

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just Believe-Embossed

I recently received the Just believe Stamp set and I Love it. Its so nice to have something New to play with. I have used the Enfrancais Back ground with this set and Gold Heat embossed the Flowers.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shimmer Paint Mist RECIPE

As promised I am posting the "Recipe" for the Shimmer Mist/Spray. Many of you have seen this used or used it your selves in workshops. Don't worry you will not have to remember this recipe or write it down some where "safe" it will always be here on my blog under recipes.
So this is what you will need:

1 x Bottle of Stampin Up Shimmer Paint (Champagne Mist is my Favourite) Please contact me if you would like to order Shimmer Paint.
1 x Bottle of Isocol/Rubbing Alcohol (Available in Super Markets and Chemists)
1 x Mini Mister or alternate Mini spray bottle. (Recipe is made to measure for a Mini Mister Bottle)
1 x 5 ml Syringe you can purchase in Chemist for about 40c

To Make:
Remove lid from Mini Mister
Using syringe measure 5ml of Isocol into your Mini Mister Bottle.
Using the same syringe add 1ml of Shimmer Paint to Mini Mister bottle.
Place lid back on Mini Mister and DO NOT SHAKE.. Rub the mini mister between your hands backwards and forwards as if you were just rubbing your hands together. (If you shake the Shimmer Mist you end up with LOTS of frothy Mist and it will not give you a nice look, very bubbly).
Once the shimmer Paint and Isocol have combined you are ready to use..

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fox and Friends-Cheeky Monkey

I had to make 1 very special little girl a Birthday card and how could I resist this very Cheeky Monkey Card using the little Monkey from Fox and Friends. I have used the Rock and Roll technique where you INK the stamp in a pale colour(Pretty In Pink) and the roll the stamp in a clock wise motion on a darker coloured ink(Melon Mambo) The Birthday greeting is from "Bring on the Cake". Happy Birthday Summer hope you have a wonderful Day..xx

Monday, June 6, 2011

JUNE CHALLENGE-Scrapbooking Sneek Peek

For the girls that receive my Newsletter via email I mentioned there was something very exciting to tempt you coming in July...I am unable to disclose all the details just yet but what about a sneak peek of some very exciting product you might just be able to get for FREE!!.
This page has been designed using the June Sketch challenge, I have added some very cute Ribbon and inked some wonderful Stampin Up white flowers. But how cute are those little Buttons in the centre's. Stay Tuned through June to learn all the details of this fabulous promotion..

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Challenge Fathers Day

Yes I know its a scary thought that I would be making Fathers Day Cards already BUT!! I had this card in progress, while I was working on Idea's for the Upcoming Retirement Party and I thought what a brilliant and simple idea to showcase this months Sketch challenge. I know many of you will be new to sketch challenges but you are able to interpret them how ever you please. You will notice over coming days and weeks you will see lots of creations using this sketch and I can not wait to see yours.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


For this month we are going to trial a Sketch challenge, this is where you will be provided a sketch and you can create your CARD or PAGE using the Sketch as a Guide. I will also place my samples to help you out along the way. All you need to do is email me a picture or tag me on your Face book photo. A Winner will be chosen at random, this is NOT a competition about who can do the best. Its about having FUN and using some of those wonderful goodies you have "Stashed" in the cupboard. Ok Girls Lets get creating!! PLEASE NOTE: The code SC332 is only a sketch number.

Card Buffet -10th June

Card Buffet is on this Friday Day and Night Session- The theme this time is Kids cards with cards for Boys and Girls. RSVP is not essential but preferred to ensure plenty of kits are cut and Morning Tea/Supper is provided for everyone attending.
RSVP: Via email: or 0450 223451.
To be held at Windale Community Centre, 12 Lake St Windale.
Do not hesitate to contact for more information.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Extreme Elements Birthday wishes.

Heat Embossing is lots of fun and adds a real WOW to any card. Lots of my lovely ladies have requested to learn the Heat embossing technique. So you are going to see lots of Embossed card over coming weeks. I have used Extreme Elements with the Surfer from Seaworthy embossed with white embossing powder.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Best Wishes to My Good Friend Pam

I have just heard the terribly sad new's that my good friend Pam in QLD was rushed to hospital with Aappendicitis. I have made her this beautiful get well card. I am hoping it finds you home from hospital safe and well Pam.xx

Now you might be sitting there thinking I haven't seen those stamps before...Hint..Hint.. You haven't YET!! But they co-ordinate perfectly with Boho and 2 step Bird Punch..