Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Birthday To You !!

Welcome back to a happy Birthday Blog Hop for and wonderful lady and equally wonderful friend Irene Sherman Happy Happy Birthday sweet lady I hope you have a wonderful day and all your dreams come true enjoy your hop xx
 Here is my card for you



And inside 

Happy Birthday my friend sending huge hugs across the pond ! 

Simply Betty Stamps featuring cards by Betty, Cynthia and Cat

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy Birthday to You !

I have a very special post today for a very special lady Happy Happy Birthday to a wonderful lady and equally wonderful friend Corinne Jones !
 I hope you have a wonderful day and are spoilt rotten. Enjoy your hop ! Here is my card for you !

                                        Happy Birthday               

and inside 

I have used Prisma color and Derwent Colorsoft pencils to color my image this time. 
My papers are from my stash and flowers from Click it for crafts which is an ebay store well worth a look. 


Simply Betty Stamps featuring cards by Betty, Cynthia and Cat

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Aurora Wings Bone Queen

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is about time I had a new post to share with you I have been busy like everyone else with Christmas but I have finally had time to play a little in my craft room today and put this little piece together. This is image is from the wonderful library of Aurora Wings  it is called The Bone Queen

                                        BONE QUEEN 




Here's a list of my ingredients

Firstly the image is available here Bone Queen
next the cardstock is from Stampin Up I have used Very Vanilla and River Rock along with River Rock Ink Pad 
The papers are from Etsy here
My flowers are from Petaloo and an Ebay store called Click it for Crafts well worth a look
The Bird skull is from my stash .
Ok I have used the following copic colors on my image 
I have had wonderful fun playing with this image I do hope you like her, thanks for your visit and I hope to see you back soon xx

Monday, December 15, 2014

Creepmas at Punk You Girl

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is Creepmas time over at Punk you Girl ! And we are having heaps of fun with images from Stitchy Bear. I have chosen this awesome image called Vaguely Goth which you can find by clicking the link !
 The frame is a file from my Silhouette Cameo library I have cut it out on a red shimmer paper the flowers are from one of my favorite ebay stores called Click it For Crafts they have an awesome assortment of Mulberry paper flowers ! I have also added a couple of little red and black skulls to my project they are little hard to see in the pic.The background paper is from Delicious Doodles  which sadly will be closing at the end of the year so be quick there's heaps to choose from !

                                         Vaguely Goth


I have used copic markers in the following colors 

I do hope you like her and be sure to check out our anything goes challenge last one for this year at Punk You Girl

Kay xx

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to the Queen of Halloween !

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay. Today is a special day in blog land we are here to wish a very Happy Birthday to a special lady Betty Roberts of Simply Betty Stamps. Betty is celebrating the big 40 and we want to wish her a very happy birthday and hope your day is filled with happy memories!!

 Hope you enjoy your hop Betty ! xx

 You should of landed her from the lovely Tanja
and you are now off to the equally lovely Celina

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween Gals Instalment # 3

Here is my last instalment and the 6th and final treat  for the Simply Betty Halloween Gals release now this is the one you can win on ! All you have to do is leave a comment and a winner will be picked to win this awesome image !!

                                                      Spider Witch Elisabete



I have colored this totally awesome image up with copic markers 
Skin: E000,00,11
Hair: N3,5,7,9
Clothes: BG11,13,15 and N3,5,7
Hat C3,5,7 and BG11,13,15
Lips: R46,57,59
Eyes: YG11,61,63
 Other Ingredients

Papers are from Echo Park 
And spiders,ribbon and stick on dots from my stash 
So now it's over to you ! if you would like to win this image from Simply Betty Stamps
Simply comment here on this post and a winner will be chosen ! 
Thanks for your visit today xx


Halloween Gals instalment # 2

Here are a couple more Halloween Gals to soothe your appetite this images are very cool !


                                                        Vampire Bat Erin

                              I have colored Erin in with the following Copic colors :
                                                  Skin: E000,00,11
                                                  Eyes: YG11,61,67
                                                  Hair: E49,59,79
                                                 Wings: W00,0,1,2,3,5,7
                                                 Clothes: N3,5,7,9 and R35,37,39

                                                     Holly Hard Hat Zombie


I have colored Holly with the following copic colors
Skin: BG90,93,95,R24
Hair: E13,15,17,19
Hat: Y15,17,19
Shirt: R81,83,85J
Jeans:B93,95,97 and W1


                                                                      Wizardly Lucy


And Wizardly Lucy was colored with the following colors:
Skin: E000,00,11
Hair: E15,17,19
Clothes: BV23,25,27 and C00,0,1
Shoes: N3,5,7

Thanks so much for visiting again today and I hope you are enjoying the new releases from Simply Betty Stamps ! Be sure to stay tuned because tomorrow there is another special give away happening here and on the blog of Emily Shroom ! 

Bye for now 
Kay xx 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Gals

Hello and it is time for yet another release over at Simply Betty Stamps " The Halloween Gals" have hit the store !

                                                                  Vampiress Vicky
Ok so this has got to be my favorite image I am using this one for my wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks !  SO I have made this with my Husband in mind !! I have colored this image in the following colors 
                                                           Skin: E000,00,11
                                                           Hair: N3,5,7,9
                                                           Eyes: YG11,61,67
                                                           Lips: R24,27,29
                                                           Dress: RV91,93,95,99
                                                           Rose : YG61,63,67 and N3,5,7
                                        I have used papers,flowers  and dies from my stash !

My Copic colors used are :
Skin: E000,00,11
Hair: E51,53,55
Dress: B0000,000,00,01
My papers are from Bo Bunny's Snowfall range and my die is a Marianne die Petra's Oval 

Now you need to keep an eye on this space because over the next couple of days one of these images could get you a prize from Simply Betty Stamps !! So be sure to check back for the one image that could earn you that prize ! 

Happy day of the Dead

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay my first post after a rather long break ! It is time for a new release over at Simply Betty stamps and it is also national Day of the Dead ! So to coincide with each other Betty has a fab new release and let me tell you these images are awesome ! So here they are

                                                              Day of The Dead Betty
                                                                   ( Use funky Highlights or Streaks )  
So for my Day of the Dead Betty I have colored her with the following copic colors
Hair: E13,15,17,19 and RV 52 and 55
Face : C00,0,1 and RV52 and 55
Skin: E000,00,11 and RV52
Top: B01,02,05
Eyes: YG11,61,67
I have used bits and pieces from my stash of skulls,fibers, flowers and ribbon !  

Forever More 
( Use Bright colors and add your own traditional highlights)

Forever More I used the following copic colors 
Hair: E13,15,17,19
Face: E50,51,B05,RV52,55
Flowers: Y15,18,19 and RV52,55 and YG21,23,25
Skull:C2,3,5 and E81
I have put my card together with bright pink and white card stock skulls, flowers and ribbons

Day Of The Dead Alex
( Anything Goes) 

For me last piece for our Day of the Dead party I have colored up Day of the Dead Alex and this one was Anything Goes ! I have colored Alex up with the following copic colors
Face: E40,41,42,43 and B02,05 R24,27,29
Hair: E23,25,27
Skin: E000,00,11
Dress: Y21,23,26
I have used a spellbinders scalloped oval die and papers frome Graphic 45. Ribbon is Day of the Dead and the skulls are from ny stash ! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Vampires at Simply Betty Stamps

Hi all and welcome back to Cards By Kay ! Our challenge for you this month over at Simply Betty Stamps is to " Use Metal on your Project " and as much as possible ! My image is called " Vampire Portrait" and it is an image by Abigail Larsen available at Simply Betty Stamps here.

My metal pieces include my clock in the top corner, my little spiders in the web,and a small dragon down in the bottom corner.
I loved working with this image, it was fun to let my imagination run a little wild even putting my little bottle of blood down in the bottom corner ! ( Just red Glitter !)
My bats are a Tim Holtz original die and the spider web is from Spellbinders.

                                Vampire Portrait


I have used the following copic colors 
Skin: 0000,000,01
Hair: N3,5,7
Curtain: BG90,93,95,99
Chair: R35,37,39,59,Y21,23,26 E25,27
Coat: N3,5,7,9

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop ! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Some fun with The Paper Shelter

Hi there welcome back to Cards by Kay today I have actually had some time to create something for absolutely no reason at all ! Wow it feels like a long time sonce I have been able to do that thank goodness for holidays ! I have taken sometime off the DT teams for a month and I am off the USA and I am sooo excited now with only 2 weeks until take off I cannot believe it is almost here ! Back to business though I went through my stash and randomly chose 2 images I have not yet had a chance to look at at this is what I created .

                                       Vintage Teacups 




Thanks for stopping by see you next time 
Kay xx

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Betty's Around the World 2

Welcome back to Cards By Kay it is release time again at Simply Betty Stamps and this release is a beauty . Welcome to a brand new line called Betty's around the World ! This gorgeous gal is of course Egyptian Betty one of 4 gorgeous images drawn by Betty Roberts, now to play this challenge we have a bingo card this is my first time choosing my challenge from a bingo card and I gotta say I like it ! I chose Dies,Flowers,Ribbon/Lace/Twine
 My background paper is from my digital collection and the die is a spellbinders label set ! 
Flowers are from Prima ! 
The copic colors I have used here are 
Skin: E000,00,11
Eyes: YG61,63
Lips: R21,22,24
Hair: N3,4,5,7
Dress: Y21,23,26,28 and C00,0,1
Dress jewelry: Y21,23,26,28 and B14,16,18

                                       Egyptian Betty 


Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the blogs of the awesome DT gals for more of the fabulous images ! 


See you next time 
Kay xx

Friday, September 5, 2014

Anything Goes over at Left Of Centre !

Hi all and welcome back to Cards By Kay ! It is " Tag It " this week at Left of Centre Challenges our fabulous sponsor is Aurora Wings these are some of the most sensational images I have evr had the pleasure of using and this one is one of my favorites ! Santa Muerete ! or Angel of Death ! And I have to say I have really enjoyed coloring this image up ! Now to my ingredients first :
My base card is a cream stock card and striped paper from my stash which I have had for probably 20 years see if you keep something long enough ! I have used a speckled grey and Bahama Breeze from Bazzill and I have used Frantage for the very first time on this project my thanks to a very special friend for introducing this to me recently ! I love the effect this stuff gives ! I have used the aged copper on this project. All my flowers are from Prima .
So now to my copic colors :
Skin: E000,00,11 and W0,1,3
Hair: E21,23,25,27
Flowers: RV91,93,95,99 and B0000,000,00,01
Skulls: E40,41,42
Scyth: C00,0,01,02,03,Y21,W0,1,3,5,R59
Dress:W00,0,1,3,5,7 and RV91,93,95,99
Feathers: W0,1,2 RV91


                                                                    Santa Muerte


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the fabulous blogs from the other Left of centre challenge teams they rock ! 
Until next time 
Kay xx

Monday, September 1, 2014

Something Lurks in the Deep !!

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time for a brand new challenge over at Punk You Girl  and this month it is " What Creeps Under the Sea" our fabulous sponsor is Stitchy Bear Stamps and the image I have chosen is called Steampunk Mermaid I have been absolutely busting to do this image for ages so I am super excited !! So here she is

                            Steampunk Mermaid 


I just adore this image and it fits perfectly with my steampunk passion ! 
I have put my card together with the following ingredients:
Chocolate Linen Card 
Paper from Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time Collection on top of that I have layered a felt mat given to me by a very special lady and it was a new toy for my I have never seen it before and I am in love with it, it is from Prima Marketing.
 These particular tiny mulberry flowers are from my stash the border on the bottom if from the Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time Collection also.
The cog border is a die from Memory Box dies my personal favorite ! 
And the small stick on piece in the top corner is also from Prima given to me by the same special lady ! 

I have used the following copic colors to color my image 
Skin E000,00,11,01,02,04
Hair: N1,3,5,7
Metal works: E93,95,97,99
Arm cuff: BG02,05,07,09

So I hope you like her and I do hope to see you in our latest challenge at Punk You Girl
With " What Creeps Under the Sea " 
Can't wait to see what you create


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Get Well Lisa

Welcome back to Cards by Kay this is a very special Blog hop for a very special gal who has been feeling a bit out of soughts lately and we all just want her to know we are thinking of her and hope she is feeling better soon ! So to the lovely Lisa Tyrell sit back and relax and enjoy your hop !

I have done something a little different instead of the standard card I have covered a note book for Lisa !

The stamp is a Smeared and Smudged exclusive rubber stamp and the back ground paper is from Delicious Doodles I have stuck on a couple of ting spiders and used a spider web die.
Lisa I do hope you are feeling better and I hope you enjoy your hop ! Just know that we all care about you and wish you nothing but the best !
Kay xx

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