Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Last Chance List

Hello everyone,

Just to let you all know that from 1st - 30th September many items from the
08-09 Stampin' Up! catalogue will be last chance items, some of them even discounted by up to 50%!!
If you want to have a look click here

Please feel free to contact me if you want to order any products, as they sell really fast and some have already gone for good.

Thanks for looking and will post again soon.

Take care,

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Holidays and Birthdays

Hello everyone,
Sorry for not being in touch recently but I seem to be always busy at the moment, what with the school holidays and the children at home...
Don't really get much time to do any stamping and now we are going off to Norfolk camping tomorrow and after that I am going straight to Germany for a couple of weeks to see my family. Very excited about it and can't wait.
I've been invited to a birthday party of a friend of mine who lives in Austria whilst I am over there, so I did manage to do a quick card for her.

Here is what I used:
Cardstock: summer sun, rose red, taken with teal, old olive and whisper white
Ink: Pumpkin pie, basic gray and versamark
Stampset: All wrapped up
I even managed to do some stitching (I normally loathe it, but it just shows what you do if you have a hobby you love...!)
Hodgepodge hardware

Have a good time.
Speak soon.
Love as always,

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Get well card


I thought I share a card with you tonight I made for my sister in law who caught a nasty virus and isn't feeling very well at the moment. So I made her a card to cheer her up a bit. Hope you will like it. Let me know what you think....

Things I used:
Cardstock: rose red, pumpkin pie, olive green, whisper white and summer sun
Ink pads: bravo burgundy, always artichoke, pumpkin pie and rose red
Stamps: polka dot, all wrapped up, fun and fast notes
Ribbon in pumpkin pie, button in pale plum and vintage brads

Have a good night.
Love as always,
Vanessa xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Wedding Anniversary Card

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't blogged for a long time but we've been on holiday in Cornwall for two weeks and then my sister was here to stay with us for a week. Had a lovely holiday though, Cornwall is just soo beautiful...

Anyway, was busy last night doing a card as it is my husbands and my 5th Wedding Anniversary coming up on Friday so I thought I better make a card for my lovely Johnny!

I used rose red, whisper white and basic gray cardstock and printed Happy Anniversary on the sides, using grey ink and my trusted Stamp-a-ma-jig! (words are from the Cheer and Wishes stamp set)
The hearts are from the Polka Dot Punches stampset and I used the following ink pads: rose red, barely banana, pumpkin pie, taken with teal, pixie pink and green galore on whisper white card stock. I embossed the first three, but you can't really see it, so I gave up in the end.

Hope John will like the card.

Will post again soon, I promise.
Vanessa x

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

June and July promotion

Hello ladies,
Just to let you know that we have a great promotion this month. If you host a workshop in June or July and the net sales of your workshop reaches £250 or more, you will receive a FREE background stamp (see catalogue page 56), worth £14.95 on top of the usual free products.
So a great opportunity if you are thinking of hosting a workshop, not to be missed.
Contact me if you are interested.

Kind regards,
Vanessa xx

Happy Birthday Jennie

Hi everyone,
Sorry I haven't been on the blog recently but I had a workshop last night and was busy preparing for it. The workshop went well, it was with a lady who had contacted me through the Demonstrator Finder from Stampin' Up! and it was nice to meet new people.

Anyway, it was my best friend's Birthday on Sunday and I made her a card which you can see here..
I used barely banana, rose red (my absolute favourite at the moment) and certainly celery cardstock. The tulips are from the 'Garden Whimsy' stampset, with rose red and green galore ink. I stamped the dots with my trusted 'Polka Dot' background stamp and Versa Mark ink on the card (you might not be able to really see it, sorry, took the picture late at night...)
Ribbon is in certainly celery and I also used 2 pewter jumbo eyelets.
Hope you like the card.


Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Get better soon Papi!

Tonight I also wanted to share another card I made the other day for my father as he hasn't been very well lately and had to spend some time in hospital... Luckily he is on the mend though and I am sure that was partly because of my lovely card..... ;-)
For this I used certainly celery cardstock as well as night of navy and tempting turquoise, I think this combination works really well and looks quite fresh and happy.
The big flower is from the 'On Board Blossoms & Basics' and I covered it with certainly celery paper. The smaller flowers are from the 'simply said' stamp set and I used tempting turquoise and brilliant blue ink. The ribbon I used is in whisper white and I punched a few holes in each corner of the card, using my piercing tool and template from the 'Crafter's tool kit'.
Hope you like it, let me know what you think.

Have a good evening and will post again soon.
Vanessa x

Welcome Baby card

Hello everyone,

I thought I will share with you a card I made for a good friend of mine who had a lovely baby daughter called Emily the other week.
I used pretty in pink, certainly celery, whisper white and chocolate chip cardstock as well as my trusted 'polka dot' stamp. To colour in the spots on the giraffe I used the chalks together with my blender pens. Ribbon is in chocolate chip and the 'Happy New Baby' logo is from the 'Fun and Fast notes'.
Hope you like it, I thought it looked very girly and very sweet.

Take care,
Vanessa xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Happy Birthday Silas!

Hello everyone,

Today is my friend little boy's third birthday so I made him a cute little card.

I used 'brilliant blue' cardstock for the base and then added a piece of tempting turquoise, slightly smaller than the card. Printed on the spots with 'Versa Mark' ink and 'polka dot' stamp (I love that one, it is so versatile and you can use it for so many different projects!)

I then stamped the elephant from the 'wild about you' stamp set with tempting turquoise ink on white paper and cut it out (the paper snips are brilliant for that job!)

For the balloons, I just drew a couple of balloons by hand on 'old olive' and 'rose red' cardstock and cut them out. On the pink one, I stamped a '3' with rose red ink.
To finish it off, I stamped Happy Birthday from the 'Occasional Greetings' stamp set on a piece of old olive card and layered it over a piece of whisper white card.

I have to say I am quite pleased with how the card turned out and hope little Silas will like it too.

Thanks for looking and have a nice evening.
Vanessa xx

Monday, 18 May 2009

Father's Day Card

Today I made a card for my Papi as it is Father's Day in Germany this coming Thursday. For this card I used 'handsome hunter' as base and added a piece of designer series paper from the hostess set in green stripe...
I then added a piece of old olive, punched two holes on the right hand side and added two pewter jumbo eyelets, and some linen thread.
I stamped 'happy father's day' with the stamp from 'Occasional Greetings' in 'always artichoke' on 'more mustard' cardstock.
On the inside of the card I attached a piece of 'whisper white' with some swirly bits from the 'Garden Whimsy' stamp set stamped on in 'elegant eggplant'.
I hope you like the card and maybe get inspired for Father's Day in June (I know it is still far away but you can never start early enough...) ;-)
Have a good evening. More soon....
Vanessa xx

Sunday, 17 May 2009

'A little something for you'

I finally managed to work out how to add pictures and work the blog... sorry it took so long! I promise I will post some more cards and projects soon.
For this lovely thank you card I used 'lovely lilac' cardstock as the base and then added a strip of old olive, which I scalloped at one edge. For the flowers I used the stamps from 'Polka Dot Punches' and stamped it on whisper white paper with 'not quite navy' and 'always artichoke' ink.
I punched it out with the 1 1/4 inch hole punch and put a circle of 'bashful blue' (1 3/8inch) underneath. The halfback pearls are from the 'pretties kit'. Ribbon is in old olive. I hope you enjoy the card and I will promise to post another entry soon. Keep looking.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

My first blog entry

Hi folks,

I just opened up my new blog account and I am all excited about it! Over the next weeks and months you will find lots of information about stamping and crafting and of course everything about Stampin' Up; latest news, promotions etc.
So watch this space and keep looking.

Take care,