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isnt it funny the effect these sort of colours can have ? i immediately perked up and thought how delicious it looked!!!

Lesley x


perfect for brightening up a grey day xxx


I agree with you totally. hot pink and grey is a fave colour combination of mine, lime green and chocolate brown works well too - ooh and hot pink and navy... it looks very edible this necklace, if I were to wear it I might end up sucking it!


Oh, I love that necklace! Those colors are so cheery on this gray snowy day!


it looks like candy!!!

Sew Recycled!

Oh you could eat it! It reminds me of those liquorice sweets that were covered in a coloued candy.

I need to wear more colourful jewellery - I play too safe!


Oh that necklace is lovely, very zingy! I prefer things not to match either. Very original!


Great necklace. Just to let you know that I have tagged you with 5 things you love. Dead easy! hope thats ok


Those are great colors! There's a place for matchy-matchy but that necklace is perfect and so cheerful.

kitschen pink

It reminds me of those sweetie necklaces! Do you remember? Pulling the elastic so you could have a sneaky suck at the lovely colours only to discover (oh what a surprise, how could that have happened) that the toxic dyes were forever transferred to your sticky collar! HA! Mum didn't love those necklaces.
I love your necklace! LOVE IT! t.x

Vintage Rings

Jewelery is so cute.I just love them.The colors are so bright,Sweet creation.My daughter will surely love them.She likes wearing colorful jewelery.Too goooood!

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon