Saturday, 17 July 2010

School's (nearly) out.....

Hi everyone,

Sorry, I haven't blogged for such a long time. Ever since my husband is working from home now he sits in our study which also happens to be my craft room, so I just never seem to get much time to do crafting nowadays..... I think I have to push him out a bit more in future... ;-)
Anyway, did manage to have a go this afternoon as the end of term is looming and I wanted to do some nice cards for my children's teachers....
Here is what I created:

Card stock used is 'rich razzleberry', 'soft suede', 'melon mambo' and whiper white.
Inks: White, rich razzleberry and Versamark
Spotty ribbon in rich razzleberry

I am quite pleased with this one, it is for my daughter's playgroup teacher. She has been an absolute star this year and helped us a lot. I am forever grateful for that and thought I will make her an extra special card, different from the other ones... I hope she will like it.
Big Brother starting in a few minutes..... better post this blog now.
Thank you for looking and hope I will have some more time for crafting and blogging soon...
Hugs and kisses,
Vanessa x

Monday, 24 May 2010

Razzle Dazzle Razzleberry!

I got my new things in the post last week and guess what, 'Rich Razzleberry' is my absolute favourite! I just love this colour, it is so rich and gorgeous and seems to go with almost any colour. I am sure there will be much more to come, but have a look at some of these first....

Hope you have already ordered your new colours and like them as much as I do.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A few cards...

Hello everyone,

I have been busy the last few days with making some cards. It always seems to be the same, I don't do any crafting for a few weeks and then the bug bites me again and I am doing loads... Anyway, here is a little selection of some of the cards I made. Just realised that they are all very spotty. I do love spots though, can't wait for my spotty new ribbons to arrive....
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

11 New Products

Hello everyone,

Sorry I haven't blogged for a long time, life was just a bit hectic and there was no time to update my blog.
I am writing to you today with exciting news though. Stampin' Up! are revamping their existing colour families, starting in September this year, in time for the new idea book and catalogue due to come out on first of October. As a little taster they already treating us with 11 new products which you can order from the first of May.
Please have a look at the chart above, I absolutely adore the new colours and will put my order in today. How does 'Melon Mambo' and 'Rich Razzleberry' sound?? Wonderful if you ask me... and the spotty ribbons are an absolute must! I've been waiting for them to come to the UK market impatiently, having seen them on the US website. I can't wait to get my fingers on them and try lots of different projects.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Great weekend

Well, our little Easter basket workshop on Friday went really well and I think everybody had a great time. Thanks Ladies, for coming, hope you enjoyed yourselves....
For anyone who would like to copy the cute little baskets, my friend Monica Gale has got a lovely tutorial which you can watch on you tube:

Wasn't it a gorgeous day today out there? John and I have been busy in the garden, weeding and raking over our vegetable patches. We even started planting, carrots, beetroot and leeks are in the ground now and courgettes and sunflowers are in the house on the sunny window sill.. Can't wait for warmer weather and more sun, at least the clocks have changed and we have lighter evenings now.
Anyway, that's all for today. Promise to post some crafty things again soon.

Take care,
Love, Vanessa xx

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Easter basket workshop

Hello ladies,
I am going to hold a workshop to make a cute little Easter basket.
The workshop will be on Friday, 26th March, at 8pm at my house in Melbourn.
The cost for the workshop is £5 per person and includes all the material for the basket as well as light refreshments.
If you are interested in booking a space please let me know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.
Hope to see you all soon.
Love, Vanessa

Friday, 12 March 2010

Weekly challenge

My upline Michelle set us girls a new challenge, which will change every week. What a brilliant idea! The first one this week is this wonderful recessed window frame card. If you are interested to copy the idea, you can have a look here.
I hope you like my version of it. I used the 'sunny day' designer series paper, as well as some felt accents from the new mini. The heart is punched out with the new heart punch. Remember, this one is only available during March and only whilst stock lasts... so if you like it you have to be quick and better get your order in.

Will post again soon.
Take care,
Vanessa xx