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, April 11, 2011

Tickled Pink Christmas Challenge #2

I know, I know, it's too early for Christmas! But the girls over at Tickled Pink Challenge blog have come up with the great idea of a Christmas challenge every month, so that by the time Christmas does get here, we won't be behind in our card making! And I must say, its working! Not only have I done a card for this month's challenge, but I have also done two other cards just for the fun of it!

For this challenge, the theme set for us was "Jingle Bells", so who better to use on my card than Lil Lolita's Christmas Evie, complete with bells in her hands! I went for a non traditional look, which is a favourite of mine when it comes to Christmas cards, and chose a blue and gold theme.

Hope you like!

Card Recipe:

Papers: Bazzill Bling/Christina Re paper chic Item #1608

Copics: B24, 26 & 28, E31, 33, 35, E00, 51, 53, R27, G21, 24, C1, 3, 5, 7, B00, gold spica (for the bells & buttons)

Bells/ribbon: Lincraft