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