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, December 27, 2010

Colouring fun!

Well, having to sit around all day with a cast on my leg means a lot of colouring is getting done, to the point that I am now running out of double sided tape! (And I dread the thought of sending my un-crafty other half out to get some lol)
Anyway, I got this image at a recent Copics class, and coloured in the four smaller versions for bookmarks which probably turned out about 11cm long, but have been dying to colour in this larger version - the whole bookmark is 18cm long by 6cm wide - I love the wavy hair!
Copics used:
Hair - E53, E31, E33 (if you haven't noticed yet, I like my blondes lol)
Skirt/socks - RV10, RV13, R83
Skin - E00, E51, E53
For the books, I simply picked a colour I liked, coloured in one book at a time, then faded the colour using my Colourless Blender. I also used a clear Spica pen on the skirt and socks, and Kindy Glitz on the hair bow. I used a pink Bazzill Bling as the base, a cute pink ribbon I picked up at Spotlight, and a section of one of the new Kaisercraft "English Rose" papers, with Green Tara flowers centred with Kaisercraft pearls

I hope you like her as much as I do!


  1. Fantastic colouring!!

    Thanks for playing along at Mad For Markers.

    Michelle :-)

  2. What a cute little image. I hope the leg gets better soon and you don't get too bored. Thanks for joining us at M4M

  3. Another gorgeous creation. Great colour combo. Thanks again for sharing with us at Mad For Markers. Suzanne x

  4. I totally LOVE this one!!!

    Thanks for entering in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes challenge again !!