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