I first became familiar with Karen through her beautiful and inspiring blog, My Desert Cottage, where I admired her crafty skills, friendly tone and gorgeous vintage finds. I was envious of the beautiful world she had created on her page using her own distinctive, creative touches to bring it to life so was intrigued to watch the video she posted in which she talked about Valentine Design. Once I'd come across the Valentine Design page itself I knew immediately that when the time came Karen would be my blog designer of choice! From our very first few emails Karen was professional, knowledgeable and patient. We chatted later on using Skype to narrow down colours, themes and ideas for my layout and it felt like having a chat over a cup of tea with a friend - the added bonus being the bucket load of ideas and suggestions we exchanged. Being a complete novice with the blog design process I had several changes of heart over look and feel and Karen was reassuring, full of creative alternatives and seemed genuinely determined to come up with the right layout for me. I am thrilled with the finished product and working with Valentine Design was an incredibly positive experience; I would recommend Karen without hesitation!'