Hi everyone!

My name is Karen, I live on the (sometimes) sunny NSW Central Coast, have a partner who has three great kids, have 4 1/2 dogs (share one with the partner), and am discovering the world of paper crafts and scrapbooking!

Started scrapbooking approx 5 yr ago, and have realised it's an ever evolving craft ... so many new things, techniques etc coming out all the time - it's hard to keep up! For example, recently discovered Copic markers - oh what fun we are having now! As a consequence, my house is always one of organised chaos lol.

I fund my hobbies (or habits, I haven't decided which yet) working as a pet groomer here on the coast, which also caters for my love of animals. I have been showing dogs since I was 8 yr old, and will never be with a canine companion. Next year, hopefully one of the girls will be having puppies - a whole new subject to scrap!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Think blue is my fave colour ...

his is a Christmas card I have just done for my first online blog challenge! The theme of the challenge is to use non-traditional Christmas colours, so as I am limited with the number of Copics I own, I elected to use soft blues with a dash of lilac :-)

Hair: E33, E35, E37
Skin: E00, E51, E53
Dress: B93, B95, B97, BV00, BV02, BV04
Misc.: E71, E77, G02, G07, C-1

I have also used Bazzill Bling cardstock, Kaisercraft pearls, Kaisercraft paper, Christina Re paper, Green Tara flowers ( I have tipped the edges of the rose with B93 the gone over that with Kindy Glitz) and ribbon from my stash. I also edged each paper, including the Xpress It paper, with B95. The paper which seems cream in colour is the Christina Re paper, and has a shimmer with a very slightly flocked image, but I don't think the camera picked that up! (It's a miserable day here, so the pic isn't that great at all)

Challenges: Mad For Markers : Christmas card using non traditional colours
Thanks for stopping thave a look!


  1. Wow! this is gorgeous! LOVE those colours! Great image too! Love that ribbon and the PP!
    Thanks for joining in our Mad for Markers Christmas with a twist challenge!

  2. Fab project, your colouring is awesome and I love the image. Great embellishments too. Thanks for sharing with us at Mad For Markers. Suzanne x

  3. Hi Karen

    Beautiful card! The colours you have used are wonderful. Absolutely love the ribbon.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at M4M.

    Michelle :-)

  4. Your card is just stunning. Well done. I love the new Kraftin Kimmie Xmas stamps. Thanks for joining us at M4M

  5. Bluelicious Christmas card Karen, beautiful colouring and love how you have used the ribbon. Thank you for joining us in our Copic Colouring non traditional Christmas Creation Challenge over at Mad for Markers, have a Merry Christmas, take careX:)
    p.s. love the photos

  6. Love the colors you have used and what a fantastic job you have done coloring! Thanks so much for joining us over at Mad For Markers!

  7. This is lovely! Love your choice of non-traditional Christmas colours. Thanks for sharing your talent at Mad for Markers.
    Alicia xx

  8. Love this one!! The blues are fantastic, and that is one of my fave images :) Tahnks for joining us at Mad for markers!