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, March 28, 2011

What a day!

Started off as a not so great day; just an average day, really. Got kids off to school, put a load of washing on, washed up brekkie things/cleaned kitchen, followed by a general tidy up whilst David did his invoicing, checked emails etc. Then off to my place to mow what had become a jungle ... which took four long hours! Back to David's to bring washing in, vacuum etc, and check emails/Facebook, and guess what??? Not only did I win the Copic Oz Blog Hop, which is a copy of the awesome new book on shading and colouring with Copics, but I then scooted over to the Mad For Markers challenge blog to see who had won the "male cards using brown copics" challenge for March, and although I didn't win (but congrats to those that did!) the Design Team picked my entry as a Favourite! How awesomely cool is that! So the day is ending on a high :-) plus, I have a new blinkie over on the left! Hope your Monday turned out as awesome as mine did!


  1. Hi Karen! Popping over from TPS FB Group. Became a friend here :)
    Congrats on your wins!!! Ive yet to venture into the land of Copics but Im starting to want to :)
    Jess M

  2. Hi Karen found you on the TPS FB group too and am now a follower. Love your cards and congrats on your wins. Can't wait to see your creations after reading your new book you'll have to share some tips with us.