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, January 17, 2011

Go aussie!

Here in Australia, the 26th January is nationally recognised as Australia Day - a day when the nation gets together to celebrate the founding of this awesome country.

At Mad For Markers this month, we have been invited to celebrate this great day by using the colours red/white/blue (from our national flag) or green/yellow (national colours recognised aroundthe world and used by our sporting teams) in our creations!

I loved this idea, as Australia Day is also my birthday - great to think that every year I have a public holiday for my birthday! However, I got stuck ... I got some new Copics for Christmas, and some new Lil Lolita digi stamps in the New Year, and seeing as the Copics were blues, I thought I'd go with the red/white/blue theme .... I coloured my image, and then *block*! I had red papers, blue papers, and of course, we all have something white, but could not *think* of how to put it together!

After much fiddling around (and the mess on the dining table is testament to that!) this is what I came up with ... and now that it's finished, I really like the end result!

This is also the first time I have used a paper doily in anything I have ever done - and I really like the effect!

So, I am entering this card in the Mad For Markers Australia Day Challenge plus the Copic Creations Anything New Challenge, as I have new Copics, a new stamp, and new doilies! - enjoy!

Copics used - C1, C3, C5, C7, E00, E51, E53, R83, R02, R05, R08, B24, B26, B28, E71, E77
Stamp - Lil Fashionette 20's Evie


  1. This card is great. Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers.

  2. This image is just plain ADORABLE and I love the colors- I think I need to use one of those doilies some time! :) Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations- your new items served u soooo well! ha ha!

  3. This is beautiful!! I LOVE the doiley there and the Lil Lolita is so sweet!! Gorgeous work!
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Mad for Markers :D

  4. Fabulous card, love your patriotic colour scheme, gorgeous Lil Lolita and your layout turned out fantastic.

    So glad you shared this with us at Copic Creations,
    Heather xx

  5. Hi Karen,What a great card! Thanks for joining in our Mad for Marker's Australia Day Challenge! Hope to see you again on our next challenge. Didn't realise Australia Day was your birthday! Happy Birthday!!! Great day for a b'day I say! The ACFS badge looks fantastic on your blog. Thanks for promoting it so beautifully.
    Alicia xx