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

New Mini catalogue out soon

The new mini catalogue is just around the corner (out on 1. April), but we as demonstrators have the privilege to pre-order a month in advance. So of course I couldn't resist and bought a few things ( I tell you now, the products in the new mini are absolutely wonderful, I am sure you will love it as much as I do...)

Anyway, I had a go and made a card with the new animal set 'Fox and Friends' - very good when you have young children and you have birthday parties nearly every weekend.... ;-0
More little tasters coming soon. Watch this space.

Love and hugs.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Another card....

This one is a birthday card, I HAD to try out my new background stamp. I absolutely love it already, I think it will probably become my favourite, although I do like the spotty one as well...

I also have to share with you a picture of my gorgeous amaryllis plant, it was a present from my parents-in-law for Christmas. It was basically just an ugly root in a pot and look at it now... Isn't it just amazing...!!! I just love the colour. Very bright and intensive. I might get inspired to do some card making later.... ;-)

Mother's Day is just around the corner...

Hi everyone, with Mother's Day at the end of this week I thought I better get going and create a few cards. Here is my first attempt. I do love the houses from the SAB 'good neighbour' set. It is very versatile. Will have to do a few more cards though as my sister in law 'ordered' 2 cards for her Mums.... Will post more later.
Love as always,
Vanessa x

Monday, 1 March 2010

Spring is in the air

The weather has been absolutely lovely today and put a spring into my step. I bought myself a lovely lime green mac at the weekend and I can't wait to wear it now. It still has to get a bit warmer though... Can't wait for spring to arrive.

Anyway, the mild weather has put me into the mood of pastel colours and I made these two cards with that in mind.
I also ordered some more paper from the soft subtle colour family, so there will be more pastelly cards coming soon. Watch this space..... ;-0