About Vanessa


Hi, I’m Vanessa and it’s great to have you visiting Confetti Design. Profile Photo

I’m from Auckland, I love to travel, lived in London for 3 years in the late 90’s and I’ve traveled in Europe, the US, China, Australia, Fiji, and Rarotonga.

vanessa a crafty history

My first memories are of colouring books, I loved to colour and painstakingly made sure I coloured within the lines, I also loved paper dolls and stickers. But I’ve tried my hand at lots of handcrafts over the years, mostly influenced by what my Mum was making. These include sewing, cross stitch, trichem (fabric paints), knitting (never really caught on).

Other interests include movies particularly English, Italian and French films, baking and cooking, reading and yoga.

why blog?

Statement of the Heart, Stampin Up, Confetti Design

This is the Stampin’ Up!® statement of the heart


I wanted to be a teacher when I was younger and people say I’m good at teaching because I’m very patient. And I’d love to make a difference to someone’s life just by sharing what I love.

So I blog to share what I’ve created and also to encourage others to give things a try. Also to promote my paper craft classes, purchases made help me buy more crafty product and create more.

Confetti Design

Confetti – little pieces of paper

This is my love. My passion is paper, ever since I can remember I loved stationery, especially those packs of cards or paper and envelopes with pretty flowers. Now I love card making, specifically with Stampin’ Up! The main reason for this is the co-ordination, I’m a bit of a perfectionist and used to get frustrated when I couldn’t get a ribbon to exactly match a piece of card.

Display Card, Stampin Up, I Love Lace, Choose Happiness, Four Feathers, Bluhing Bride, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Vanessa, Onehunga, Confetti Design

more about vanessa

I started work as an office junior at a law firm, since then I have worked for investment companies, a large software company, had my own business, went back to school for a certificate in design and worked for an interior designer in an importing company. Now I work from home contracting to the importing co and make cards. I sell my cards at a few markets and supply one café.

I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! by my Aunt, she has a monthly class for the family so her sister in law, daughter in law, my Mum and Grandmother (in her 90’s) and me all attend.

Now, here’s a quick list of some of my favourite things!

  • Movie:  Amelie
  • Travel destination:  France and Italy
  • Season:  Summer
  • Musical: Jersey Boys (saw it in New York!)
  • Animal:  almost every baby animal is just so cute!
  • Snack:  Chocolate
  • Day of the Week:  Sunday (crafting day)
  • TV Show:  Grey’s Anatomy now that Sex and the City has finished
  • Food:  Pasta
  • Music: Maroon 5, Sting, Pet Shop Boys, Lorde, Alicia Keys, ABBA, Andrea Bocelli, Amy Winehouse, Snow Patrol, Gotan Project, Madonna, Adele, George Michael and many more

Some of my favourite blog posts;

Make This Card

Cute Little Notebook

Spring Fever

Confetti Design

Vanessa Baker Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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