Tuesday, 14 June 2011

I'm back!

Hello hello blogland! My few months' break from blogging last year turned into a longer break that I'd anticipated but it's time for my comeback haha!

Life got very busy at the end of last year and, more than that, I lost my crafting mojo and also my love of blogging, so I decided to have a break for some time out and to reflect on why I wanted to blog. My blog was just a place to showcase my cards and felt like it was becoming a chore so I knew the best thing was to step back from it for a while.

During that time I took a fabulous online blogging course which re-inspired me and made me realise I wanted my blog to be more personal rather than just a place to show my cards. I'm still not sure what my blog is going to become - I just know it didn't feel like me so hopefully that will change a bit:)

I also had my blog re-designed, there is still a bit of tweaking to do on the other pages but I love the look of it - a big thank you to Kelly at Creative K for designing it just how I wanted.

Stamping will still be at the heart of my blog and be warned - I have a BIG backlog of cards I've made over the past few months to share! But for now it's time for a new challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey - check out the blog for full deets, here is my sample:

Card Recipe: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise stated)
Stamps: Scattered Showers
Ink: Ripe Avocado/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: Kraft/ Ripe Avocado/ Stamper's Select White
Paper: 2008 & 2009 Bitty Dot Basics
Other: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)/Ripe Avocado Twill/sewing machine/Tag Sale 2

Thank you for your emails asking if everything was ok with me during my absence. It feels good to be back blogging and to be amongst my lovely bloggy friends again :)


Aimes said...

And she's B.A.C.K!
Missed ya, hun! Even though we've still been in contact it is SO GOOD to see your creative outlet bubbling away again!
Had to giggle at how you've squeezed in a spot of Aqua Mist in this sweet creation (some things never change, eh?! *wink*)

Emma said...

Yeeeehaahhhhh! Miss Kate is back in a aqua mist haze of loveliness lol!. It does indeed make my heart smile to see you back in blog land - missed your inspirations and uplifting entries - you always made me feel full of hope and sunshine :D

Ex-squeeze the gushiness - it's been too long. So good to see your subtle classy creations back on our screen.

Emma x

Juls said...

this is so sweet!!! Love your paper pieced umbrella!! Hugs JUls

Stephanie said...

Wooo welcome back - missed you!

Tina said...

Kate, what a beautiful sight in blogland, your back!!!!
I´m looking forward to see what will happen here. The recent changes of the look are brilliant. Love the blue, heehee...

Hugs and keep on blogging, Tina

KimB said...

Hi Kate,

nice to have you back!! (although I have been watching A Passion for PaperTrey). Love your cheery mix of colours and that wonderful stitching detail.


Mandy said...

It's fab to have you back Kate! Loving the new blog design and your latest creation is gorgeous!

Katiejane said...

This is gorgeous Kate and I love the stitching!

Welcome bac. I know how you feel, sometimes it's better to live without it for a while and that usually does the trick!

Thanks for visiting my blog, it was a lovely surprise.

Enjoy your weekend.

Katie xx

P.S I'm looking forward to seeing how your blog progresses. It looks fab btw xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Welcome back I missed your fabby creations! I sometimes feel like this myself to be honest. So glad to see you posting again

Ali x

Caryn said...

Woo hoo - welcome back my blogging siter. We haven't half missed you you know?!

Love the new look and the ever-present aqua mist esque theme - I ALWAYS see you when I see that colour!

Caryn xxx

Alex said...

Yippee, great to see you back blogging Kate!

I'll be checking in more often :)

Take care,

Alex x

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Nice to have you back blogging Kate... I too have been on the back seat with blogging! since the birth of our son, Ryan! Shall be back to browse your lovely creations, that often inspire me to go create. Hugs always! G