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!

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Ok, I'm back in the swing of things now ... finally getting on track with card making for challenges again!
This month, Copic Creations are challenging us to colour in pastels ... and I thought this card, done for a very special friend whose birthday it was this week, would be perfect!
The stamp is from Tickled Pink, the flowers are from Hooked On Craft, card stock is Bazzill Bling, and paper is from my stash!
Markers I used were E53, E31, E33,E00, E51, RV000, RV10, RV02, RV83, G12, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV08, B00

I would like to enter this card in the Copic Creations Challenge No. 54 "Pastel Colours" - thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Embellish this!

This month, the girls at Copic Oz have set an awesome challenge : "Embellish This!"
Copic markers can be used to successfully colour a range of surfaces, not just our stamps, so our challenge was to colour embellishments for our projects, so we had perfect matches for the overall colour scheme.

I'm big into cards atm, so once again, my "project" for this challenge is a card. Stamp is from Tickled Pink, paper from my stash (so old I don't even remember where I bought it!) The flowers were originally bought as a continuous ribbon from Lincraft, but I cut the ribbon so as to space the flowers further apart. Originally white, with very pale pink centres, I used my RV02 marker to colour the petals, and RV83 for the centres. The Kaisercraft pearls I also coloured with my RV02 marker. All in all, I am really pleased with the overall effect with the flowers matching the ones in the image's hair!

So, I would like to enter this card in the Copic Oz Challenge "Embellish This!"

Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, July 22, 2011

With Love

I have found an awesome new website - Hooked on Craft - big on embellishments perfect for cards (especially flowers, to the point I have already ordered, and received a huge postal bag of flowers already!!) plus they have a challenge blog!
This is their third challenge, and they have themed this challenge "With Love", so our creations had to embody this idea.
I have chosen a card I did recently: stamp is from Tickled Pink Stamps, coloured with Copic markers. It's a rather simple card, but I quite like it, especially as it's in my favourite colour, purple!
I am entering this card in the Hooked On Craft Challenge No.3 - thanks for looking!