Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Face your fears!!

What should you do if you have a phobia about something? I guess you have to face your fear. For the past 3 months I have suffered with blogaphobia (put that in your dictionary Kerry!) and after sleepless nights and constant nagging  encouragement from BFF here I am facing it!

I just want to thank my loyal followers for their patience for looking at a blank post for so long...is anyone still out there lol? I won't promise to post every day but I will try and post as often as life allows!

On to my card....after working at the SECC at the weekend I stayed with my BFF for a play day and what a great day we've had. While BFF was sweating over her card for her blog hop I got to work with Mistletoe Nikki & Ben and some flabby new pp I got at the show. Along with raiding Kerry's stash this is what I came up with....

What do you think? I absolutely LOVE this new image from Ladybug Crafts Ink. As a Copic addict the image was perfect for these pens.

Awwww..don't they make a cute couple?

A Christmas card wouldn't be right without a bit of sparkle

I really love how this heart turned out even though the stitching was a nightmare!

I hope you like the first of my efforts.

Thanks for your perseverance and please be gentle with your comments!!

Karen x


  1. OMG...you've done it!! Congratulations girlfriend. Your card is magnifilicious..love the papers and I {heart} that heart lol. Look forward to seeing your next post heehee. xx

  2. Yayy!! flabby to see you! and what a stunning card . What a great day for your first post!!
    See ya later ... cos i know there WILL be a second lol!
    Lisa ;)

  3. Yay!! Well done for getting over your fears! Now you will find it hard not to stay away!

    Love the card - the mistletoe was pure genius!

  4. Hi Karen, fantastic card! I just love the paper and the heart is fab, goes perfectly with the image. Did Kerry not make you do the inside as well!! Looking forward to seeing more. Pami x

  5. WOW this is stunning, Think this is my fav of Kerrys images its gorjuss. Your card is stunning, Hazelxoxo

  6. Karen its absolutely gorgeous and its totally not fair if you don't keep blogging your beautiful creations!! And anyway think of the peace and quiet you will get from Kerry lol.

  7. Wahaay! Well done Karen on your very first ever blog post! Your card is gorgeous so I dont know what you have to be afraid of! Love it and can't wait to see some more!
    Hugs Roni :O) xox

  8. Well thank you all so very much for your lovely comments! I am such a numpty when it comes to this kind of thing, it's taken me ages to figure out how to write this reply!! You really will have to humour me!! Off to the NEC until Sunday so will hopefully get back and post something else as soon as I can. Have a great weekend xx

  9. Hooray!!!!! At last....glad to see you in blogland!!!! great card and the colouring is just Fab.Missed you at SECC you must have popped off for a coffee. Annette

  10. what a gorgeous card, the papers work so well with the image
    hel x

  11. Wow, what a gorgeous card! I am so glad you finally posted. I was beginning to think that Kerry had a "make-believe" friend ... you know those "imaginary" friends kids have lol! So I'm happy to know Kerry hasn't gone completely bonkers and that you really do exist. Your coloring is beautiful and I love the paper you used. The border punch and the heart are perfect additions to your card. Can't wait to see the next one!

  12. Wow! Keep on bloggin, sister! Beautifully done.

    Ger x.

  13. Glad you are up and running at last Karen. Card is beautiful but Kerry may have told you that the only reason I get CM&P is because I love your cards. It was great to see you at the SECC

  14. Woo-hoo!! Glad you're back, and back with a BANG too!! This is just AWESOME Karen! {{{hen hugs}}}

  15. Hi Karen,
    I've found your blog at last. It looks wonderful if a little bare.
    Get on with it girl. You are super talented so let the world see it.
    I have an ulteriour motive as I want to see those Craft Fairy ribbons in use.

  16. Gorgeous card! Love the image and backing papers and also the layout.
    Diane xx