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Happy days to you Vanessa, look forward to seeing you soon xox


GORGEOUS photo! Have a nice time...!


Hi Vanessa, your roses do look wonderful, great photo.
Hope you have a nice time whatever you are doing, the sun is beaming here today.
Carol xx


Enjoy your time away :)


Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Lovely flowers. Where does time fly. I haven't had time to visit Blogland for several weeks. Nice to be back though. Have a good weekend. x


Love the photo. Enjoy whatever it is you're up to.


Have fun and a smooth journey.


You don't need any words with a beautiful photo like that!


have a lovely time away, look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

By the way, Butterfly took "Diamond in the Snow" into school today and it was read aloud to the class - they all adored it, and her teacher said (and I'm quoting) "it's quite the most beautiful book I've seen in a long time"

And of course, it's still our favourite.
Rumour has it Father Christmas might be bringing us No Place Like Home though!!


Have a lovely weekend :) I was thinking of you earlier when my children decided they wanted "Dear Father Christmas" as their bedtime story; always a favourite x


I hope whereever it is your off to you find that magic light ( or it finds you). Beautiful photo and such a good way to preserve your roses forever.


ooh maybe a belated surprise wedding anniversary jaunt!? Have a lovely time whatever you are doing x


Very nice flowers and see you next Tuesday.

Crafted by Carly

Gorgeous flowers, Vanessa!
Hope you're having fun, wherever you are!

Archie the wonder dog

Hope you're having a lovely time!


you've left us with the most gorgeous image to admire :)
have fun! xxx

Bobo Bun

Glad you were sensible with your time and look forward to hearing more of your news. After weeks of complete madness with no time to really read blogs I'm here at last catching up.
Leopold is stunning Vanessa as are all your creations.



We'll be right here when you get back... :)


Have fun! (Also, those roses are stunning.)

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Hello and welcome!

  • 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