Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Corinne and Irene

Today over at Simply Betty Stamps the facebook group are having another special Birthday blog hop ! 
Happy Happy Birthday to 2 wonderful ladies Corinne Jones and Irene Chapmon Sherman these 2 wonderful ladies share a birthday. Well gals I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your
 hop  !

Here is Corinne 

And Irene 

Now before I get into details I would like to extend a huge thank you to Betty Roberts from Simply Betty Stamps not only is she the very talented designer of these fab images but she very knidly donated them to our cause. So Betty thank you are a wonderful lady ! 
You can check out all Betty's fabulous images Here
Now for Corinne's image I have used the following copic colors
Skin: E21,51,11
Eyeshadow: RV99,95,93
Swing: YR12,14,15
The Butterfly swing is from Make it Crafty you can get it Here I have merged the two images in word.
The ribbon slide and corner are also from Make it Crafty.
The paper is from Basic Grey Lemonade Collection available from Scrap Therapy Here.
Flowers from Petaloo available from ME ! just give me a shout !!
And the flourish die is from Spellbinders available from Blue Edge Crafts available Here

Now onto Irene's card
Copic Colors used were
Skin: E21,11,51
Pants: W1,3,5

The base card is cream cardstock
Background paper is from Stampin Up designer series stack Pink Pirouette available here
The die is Oval Frame from Marianne Dies
Flowers from Petaloo from Me just give me a holler!!
And lace from my stash .
 So from here you can head to  Ruza
Betty Roberts ( Vannessa Bland,Carmen Shannon, Barbara Haines Ettinger) Tanja Charles,BreAnn McFarland,
 Samantha Valantean
Tanya Johnson
 Jackie Rakoski-Diediker
 Sian Hillman
 Lucy Gregg
Karen Pimblett
Maggie Cox Schoener
 Wendy Billings
 Darcy Schroeder
 Sheri Scraps
 Bettina Leikvoll
 Lori Gauerke
 Christin Myhre
Vicky Fortier
Katya Bess
 Danni Bindel
 Stacey Schofield
Jackie Randolph
 Emily Shroom
 Samantha Valantean
 Kay Mowat
 Ruza Stevanovic Rebel
 Cindye Wile
Lisa Howell
Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein
 Kathy Smyth
 Robin Bogle
Melissa Whaley Varga
 Sharon Gerber Brown
 Kezzia Kerri Brown
 Roz Gold Wolfe
 Trish TheDish Sakulich
 Sharman DeLuca
Kathy Johnson Gillon
 Lisa Lucas Nelson
 Berenice Rendon
Heath Whitlock
 Stacy Stratis
 Louise Mann
 Tamara Van Wijk
 Rio Judy Ford
 Lori Gauerke
 Sharette Smith
 Elisabete Olivera Balcavage
Celina ScrapVamp Matthews www.ScrapVamp.blogspot.comr

Friday, December 27, 2013

Oh To Be 21 Again

Hello and welcome back to Cards By Kay today I am showing a very special card I have made for a friend of mine for her to give to her sister on her 21st Birthday ! The image is from Make It Crafty and is called Roxy you can find her here

                                                         A little close up 

                                                   And the inside pops out to say Happy Birthday 

To color Roxy I have used the following colors:
Skin E21,51,11
Hair: YR14,16,18 and E08
Wings: YG 11,13,15
Clothes: YG 21,23,25
Eyes: YG11,61,63
The background paper is from My Minds Eye
Card is Bazzill basics
For the pop out Happy Birthday I have used a file from my Silhouette library ( that machine is still way too much fun)
I have really enjoyed the challenge of the curls on this little image it took ages by I am really happy with the result and I do hope the recipient enjoys it.
So thats it for me for today anyway thanks for stopping by hope to see you again soon

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Steampunk Romance

Hello and welcome back to Card's By Kay today is my final showing for our re-release of the fabulous Romance Steampunk Line from Simply Betty Stamp available Here. So my final showing is the gorgeous Emma


And a little close up !

My ingredients for this project are 
Copic markers 
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E51,53,55
Dress: V20,22,25,28
Under skirt: C1,2,3
Stockings: V20,22, colorless blender 
Card: E40,41,43,R46

The frame is from my silhouette library and is called Ornate Oval Frame
The die is small flourish from Die-namics
Key and silver bauble are from my stash
flowers are from Petaloo.
I have had so much fun with these Romance digi's they have been a pleasure to play with. So there is still a little time left to join in the challenge this month over at Simply Steampunk Challenges, remember it's gotta be steampunk to qualify for a prize. Hope you've had a chance to visit the rest of the DT teams blogs they are awesome !! 
Kay xx


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Left Of Centre New Challenge

Hello all and welcome back to Cards By Kay, I am super excited today as this is my first post for the Left Of Centre Design team a huge thank you girls for offering me this opportunity. So our challenge this month is Christmas our fab sposor is Sassy Studios and the image I am using is called Snowman Pinup you can get it Here. And don't forget we still have a DT call going on so come on join us just look at the fun you could be having. Check it all out Here.

                                         Snowman Pinup 


                                                                       Closer look

I have used the following ingredients for my card 
Copic makers
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E23,25,27
Hat and Scarf: N3,4,5,7
Dress: R22,27,29,37
Eyes and Lips: YG11,61,63 R22,27,29

Paper and card 
White, Black and Red  cardstock 
Kaiser Craft Twig and Berry Collection Myrrh 
Black lace from Laces Galore on Ebay 
Flowers from Petaloo available from my self at Kay's Cards and Crafts
I have also used Petite oval dies from Spelbinders available Here
And Fancy flourish from Die-namics 
So thanks for looking today and don't forget the other amazing blogs on the DT team they are awesome. You can find the links below 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mid way Reminder time at Punk You Girl

Hello and welcome back it is our mid way reminder over at Punk You Girl today so that means there is still plenty of time to get crafting and come up with a Black Christmas project to join in  the fun.

                                    Here is Skully Santa from our fab sponsor Delicious Doodles


I just love this image I think he is awesome, while keeping with the black Christmas theme I also wanted to add a little color to him I think it worked what do you think ?  
To color him up I have used the following colors 
Santa Suit: BG70,72,75,78
Skeleton: W1,2,3,5
Beard & Hair : C1,2,3
Eyes: Y35
Bauble: R20,37,46 ( thanks Jenny D for sharing this combo ) 
My other ingredients are 
Card: Coredinations Black and Jade
Paper : Echo Park Spider Webs 
Die: Memory Box delicate Web 
and I added some Christmas baubles for a bit of fun

So now it's over to you lets see your black Christmas side we have a fantastic prize on offer just remember we are a dark themed challenge blog so to qualify for the prize you must follow the guidelines.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your entry

New Stuff !!

Hi everyone just a quick update from kays cards and crafts new stock in from Petaloo and Couture Creations. Check them out Here

In the mean time Merry Christmas to you all and have a safe and Happy New Year 
Kay xx 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Simply Steampunk Challenges

Hello all and welcome back to Cards By Kay it's show time for me over at Simply Steampunk Challenges and today  I am showing you the ever Handsome Mercius from the Romance Steampunks drawn by the very talented Abigail Larsen and sold by the equally talented Betty from Simply Betty Stamps you can find Mercius here . So here he is


                                                                 For a little close up !

  Ok so I think I can safely say that my recent purchase of a Silhouette Cameo was a very good one I am totally addicted to and I am loving the different ways it allows me to spice up my projects.
   I have used copic markers in the following colors for Mercius
Hair: E23,25,27
Skin: E21,51,02
Suit: BG70,72,75,78
Shirt: C1,2,3
Heart Box : R46,E42
Hat & Shoes : N3,4,5,7

I have used the following ingredients
Card : Core'dinations Black and Distress Pine Needles
Paper: Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Modern Marvels and Tags
Flowers from Petaloo
The Gears and cogs overlay is from the Silhouette Store
The card , paper and flowers are available from my self just send me an email for more info.

The challenge is still open over at the Simply Steampunk Challenge site so get your steampunk on and get an entry in we would love to have you join us.
So for now
Kay xx

Friday, December 13, 2013

Smeared and Smudged Blog Hop Time

Helloo and welcome back to cards by Kay. It is time for another hop over at Smeared and Smudged this time it is anything goes. I have chosen my image from Simply Betty Stamps it is a new image and is is called  Beast and is available Here.
                                                                       Open View

Close up 

Closed View 

I have used a Silhouette Cameo file called Sunburst Lace Card Wrap
The base card under the image is Core'dinations mocha 
The cogs are from my stash and the small Balsa Wood clock is from Bo Bunny available from Me ! 
The copic colors I have used are 
Beast : E31,33,35 
Hair: E23,25,27
Horns: W1,3,5,7
Jacket: W1,3,5,7
Shirt: B12,14,16 C1,2,3
Chair: E71,74,77 BG02,05,07,09
Curtain YR12,14,16

So make sure to head on over to  Julia (the blog roll is below)  next and enjoy the hop 
Thanks for visiting 
Kay xx

Black Dragon
                      Kay ( you are here )
             Julia ( next stop
Evil Edna

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Elsa The Snow Queen

Hello and welcome back to cards by Kay today I want to show a Christmas card I have made for a very close friend,. This image is Elsa The Snow Queen she was generously supplied by Betty of Simply Betty Stamps, unfortunately she is not for sale but I hope you can enjoy her here. And you can view all of Betty's amazing images here. I have also has huge fun with my new cameo I am loving the whole new dimension it is bringing to work !
                                                               Here is my card closed

Close up of Elsa 

And one last look 

To color Elsa I have used in the following copic colors 

Skin: E21,51,11,
Eyes and Lips: B00,02,04 V20,22,25
Hair: E23,25,27
Dress: V20,22,25
I also used the Blues and Violets on the snowflakes
The snowflake chippie is from Make it Crafty 
And from the silhouette Studio I have used the a2 card wrap set Holiday Damask , I have cut this out of Bazzill card.
Thanks for visiting today I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a safe a Happy New year 
Kay xx

Friday, December 6, 2013

Challenge time at Punk You Girl

Hello and welcome back to cards by Kay Wow I am having a busy time of it lately. We have a new challenge happening over at Punk You Girl  and this month it is BLACK CHRISTMAS so it is time to think black think creepy and think Christmas and get your entries in her are my projects from our fabulous sponsor who this month is delicious Doodles
                                                              An Emo Christmas 

To color An Emo Christmas I have used 
and E21,51,11
embellishments are from my stash  

                                                               and Evil Snowman 

I just love this guy copic colors I have used are 
and ebellies from my stash 
So get you imagination flowing and join us for our challenge. PLEASE remember we are a dark themed challenge site the theme this month is BLACK CHRISTMAS to be eligible for a prize you must follow the challenge rule and theme thanks for visiting today don't forget to stop by the other DT girls blogs for soem inspiration 

Challenge Day at Simply Steampunk Challenges

With the re-release of the gorgeous romance steampunk images by the very talented Abigail Larsen available here at Simply Betty Stamps. Our challenge for you this month is anything steampunk that's right
get your steampunk on anyway you like this month. So here is my project for challenge day using Annie, I do hope you like her ! I have used a file from the silhouette cameo machine called doily card wrap and the back ground is the Roman Clock and gear cogs,  the wrap ties at the front with a piece of ribbon


For a closer look at Annie 

I have used the following copic colors to color Annie
Skin: E21,11,51
Hair: E23,25,27
Flower: YG61,63,67 and V12,15,17
Dress & socks: RV91,93,95
Wrap & shoes: N3,5,7
Stockings: C1,2,3
Goggles: W1,2,3 and C1


and another one 

I have fussy cut Annie to sit in the bottom right corner and the flourish dies I have used are from 
Di-namics fancy flourish and 
Coture Creations Mimi and Pucci and  
The flowers are from petaloo 
 Please be sure to visit the fabulous Blogs from the other DT girls they are fantastic as always

Saturday, November 30, 2013

LOC design team Call

I am excited this post is to apply for a position on the LOC design team I visit the blog regularly and the projects are amazing the following three project are probably my favorites


I love my craft and what it brings to my life so if I can make someone smile when they have learn't something new by seeing what I have done then it is a good day for me ! 
I love to show someone how to achieve something they have been working towards but may have been a little stuck along the way. 
So wish me luck and I wish good luck to everyone entering there will be some fabulous entries to be sure.
Kay xx 

Miss Audrey

I have had huge amounts of fun today playing with a new image from The Stamping Chef called Miss Audrey she is suave and sophisticated and oozes Victorian charm. Her timing was perfect for me as I also got an early birthday present this week in the shape of a Silhouette cameo so much fun was had. So I have created an easel card and here she is :)



Here are my ingredients :
Copic markers 
Skin: E21,51,11
Eyes: YG11,61,63
Eye shadow and lips : RV 91,93,95
Hair: E23,25,27
Dress: RV91,93,95,99

The frame is from the Silhouette store and is called Ornate Oval frame 
The label on the base is also from the store and is the Vintage label.
The paper is from Graphic 45 French Country Collection and is called Grandeur 
Flowers from may stash are all from petaloo
The flourish die is from Di-namics 
I will be entering this project in the following challenges
The Stamping Chef - Easel Card challenge
Through the Purple Hazes - Use your Stash 
Thanks for visiting today 
Kay xx

Monday, November 25, 2013

Love is in the air !

Hello everyone welcome back to Card's by Kay it is release day over at Simply Steampunk Challenges and this month we are doing a re-release of an old favourite the fabulous Romance images by the very talented Abigail Larsen you can get these fantastic images from Simply Betty Stamps Here. For my release day image I have used Gwendolyn and I have made a side stepper card using papers from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells which you can find out more about here. These images are just gorgeous and it is never too early too get organised for Valentine's Day for that special someone.

                                                               So here is Gwendolyn

 To color Gwen I have used Copic markers in the following colors :
Skin: E21,51,11,04
Hair: E23,25,27
Dress: YR14,15,16,18 and N3,5,7
Stocking and shoes: N1,3,5 YR18
Balloon: RV23,25,29

Friday, November 22, 2013


Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay for my final showing for the fabulous Steampunk Alice in Wonderland collection . This has been a fantastic challenge these images are awesome !
 So my final image is " Alice " you can get her here from Simply Betty Stamps.
 So here she is

This image I think is very versatile I have fussy cut mine by separating the frame from the image, I have used the following Copic markers to color my image 
Hair: E51,53,55,57
Skin: E21,51,11,04
Dress: V0000,000,01,12,15,17
Shoes: C1,2,3
Stockings: V0000,000
Frame: E23,25,27,29
Label: E41,42,43

My base card is a cream card edged with Stampin Up ! Perfect Plum ink, I have layered this with Blackberry card from Bazzill and the paper is from Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland collection " the Mad Hatter" . The large flower and trinket in the top and bottom left corners are from Petaloo Here and go to the Petaloo tab at the top of the page for a better look. 
I have used a flourish die from Die-namics 
My lace is from and Ebay store called Laces Galore they have some gorgeous lace.
So ther you have her time is ticking down to join in our challenge for this month so if you haven't yet now is the time get creative and design an invitation or party announcement remember it has to be steampunk ! 
So thanks for visiting me today I hope I have been able to give you some inspiration 
Kay xx 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Betty's Birthday Blog hop

Welcome back to Cards by Kay today we are having a very special Blog Hop for a very special lady who has the biggest heart of anyone I know she never says no and will always put someone else before herself no matter what. She is the definition of a true friend !! So Betty Roberts sit back, relax and enjoy HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Betty Queen of Halloween Roberts Happy Birthday to You!! Hip Hip Hooray !!! 
 Hope you had a wonderful birthday Betty bet you thought we'd all forgot you didn't you NEVER !! We love you too much for that to ever happen ! 
 So as my little card is coming to you all the way from the great land of Australia you are of course going to get it well after you birthday has been and gone so here's a little pic to keep you going till it gets's there ! I do hope it makes you smile !


For a close up !

Corner embellies

And the butterfly 

This image has been very generously designed and donated to our cause by Tamara van Wijk and you can get this fabulous image Here so a huge thank you and Hugs to Tamara this has been a blast made all the more special by you !!
So now onto my recipe for Betty's birthday Card
Copic markers in the following colors
Skin: E21,51,11,04 ( in that order) 
Hair: E23,25,27
Hat : N3,4,5,7
Bat: W1,3,5,7 
Skulls: C1,2,3
Dress: RV91,93,95,99
Eyes and Lips: E31,33 RV91,93,95

My base card is from Bazzill and is called Raisin 
I have also used cardstock from Stampin Up from their neutrals range called Sahara Sand available Here
My papers are from Carina Gardner's Pairs Collection Provincial Plum in digital from Jessica Sprague Here
And my flowers are from Petaloo Here
 So below you will find the hop list for this massive event I do hope you enjoy it the girls have outdone themselves the projects are fantastic !! 

Bonnie Pruss, Cynthia Cole, Cat Sexton
Irene Sherman

Sian Hillman

Ruza Rebel

Katrina Benton

Jackie Rakoski

Sam Slater


Roz Wolfe


Sheri Scraps

Lisa Howell

Wendy Billings


Jackie Randolph

Tanya Johnson

Vicky Fortier

Rhonda Miller

Elisabete Balcavage

Milo Lilja

Berenice Rendon

Katya Bess

Darcy Schroder

Brandy Tinney

Emily Shroom

Karen Pimblett

Lucy Gregg

Dianna Sowerbrower

Trish the Dish

Sharette Brown

Louise Mann

Kay Mowat ( you are Here )

Christin Myhre

Robin Bogle

Sharon Brown

Sharman DeLuca

Melissa Varga

Tanja Charles

Kathy Gillion

Kezzla Brown

Leanne Hanmer =


Ashley Murphy

Celina Matthews

Anita Blake

Patricia Buno

Deanna Fosnaugh

Pam Hicks

Shelley Mimi Bo

Cindye Wile

Jackie Maunder

Christine Garner


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole we go

Hello peeps and welcome back to Cards by Kay today is another showing for Simply Steampunk Challenges new release of the Steampunk Alice in Wonderland images which are designed by the fabulously talented Abigail Larson. Today I will be showing " Down the Rabbit Hole " which is available Here from the awesome Simply Betty Stamps.

This collection has been a whole lot of fun to play so a huge thank you to Betty once again for providing us DT girls with some fantastic images to work with ! 
 So to color my image I have used Copic markers in the following colors 
             Skin: E000,00,21,13
             Hair:  E51,53,55,57
             Dress: R81,83,85,C1,2,3
             Branches: E23,25,27,29
The Chippies frame has been glittered up with Honey Glow glitter available from Kaszazz 
The chippie key is from Twiddly Bitz 
Flowers from Petaloo Here  
Flourish die is from Die-namics 
Card is from Bazzill
And paper is from the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland range and is called " Square Hare " and there is still a little left in stock this range of papers is now discontinued and will get harder to get you can check it out here  just go to the Graphic45 tab at the top of the home page ! 
 In the meantime there is still plenty of time to get crafty and join us for our challenge which is create an invitation or party announcement ! Remember we are steampunk challenge site so make it steampunky ! 
For more inspiration check out the fantastic projects created by the DT girls they are all so talented. 
Thank you once again for visiting me today !
Kay xx         

Monday, November 4, 2013

Field of Poppies

Welcome back to Cards by Kay. Today's project is a gorgeous stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps and the very talented Ching Chou Kuik called Feild of Poppies, this is a truely beautiful image and I enjoyed coloring it up so much. 
I have used copic markers in the following colors for my image 
Skin: E21,E51,E11,E04
Hair: E23,E25,E27
Dress: R20,R21,R22
Flowers: R20,R21,R22,R27
Leaves and stems: YG61,YG63,YG67
My embellishments are from Petaloo 
And cardstock and Papers from Core'dinations and Stampin Up ! 
I will be entering this card into the Sweet Pea stamps November Challenge 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Time for a New Challenge at Punk You Girl

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay today at Punk You Girl we are bringing you a new challenge this month it is Angel's and Demons I have chosen two images from my collection the first one is from Sweet Pea Stamps and it is called Dark Angel you can get her here.

To color my image I have used the following copic colors 
Skin: E000,11,13,21
Eyes: YG61,63,67,C1
Dress: C1,3,5
Lips: BV11,13,17
Wings: BV20,23,25,29

I have used cardstock by Core'dinations
and paper from Stampin Up ! 
My embellishments are from Petaloo available Here

My next project is with an image from Simply Betty Stamps called Dracula Summoned which you will find Here . 

I have used the following copic colors to color my image 
Curtains: E81,84,87
Dracula and Bat: N3,5,7
Skin: E000,00,13,21
Window: E23,25,27
Table: E13,15,18
Chair Back: R81,83,85,89
Hair: E33,35,37,39
Lamp: C1,3,Y28
Moth: W1,3,5
Gown: BV0000,000,00,01
 Cardstock is from Core'dinations and Bazzill
Dies are Fancy Flourish from Die-namics and
Wrought Iron fence from memory box
flower is from Petaloo here and the bird skull trinket is from Cosmic Trinkets on eBay

There are so many amazing image out there that fit this theme so I do hope you join us this month for our challenge and have some fun along the way on the DT blogs. See you again soon thanks for visiting
Kay xx

Friday, November 1, 2013

Clever Little Alice

Hi all and welcome back. It is challenge time at Simply Steampunk Challenges, and this month it is create a Party invitation or Party announcment. Us very luck DT gals are playing with the new release images of Steampunk Alice in Wonderland they are totally awesome and you can get yours here.
                                                        So here is the front of my invitation
                            I have colored the image with copic markers in the following colors
                                                      Alice: E000,00,13,21
                                                      Furniture: E13,15,18
                                                      Cheshire cat: BV0000,000,00,01
                                                      Flowers: YG61,63 RV21,23,25
                                                      Tea Set: E40,41,43
                                                      Hare: E23,25,27,29
The small clock in the corner is from my stash of trinkets and the flowers are from the new range available from Petaloo here.

For the back of the invitation I have created this in word doc and used tags and banners from the Graphic 45 range of Halloween in Wonderland available here the little teacup is from Cosmic Trinkets on eBay 


I have made the envelope from a sheet of paper from the Steampunk in Halloween range using the new We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board also available from me 

So there it is my invite for our challenge I hope I have been able to inspire you to play along this month with us this month at Simply Steampunk Challenges so as always stop by the other fantastic blogs from the DT girls cause they are so talented !!! See you soon
Kay xx