Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Romantic Moment

Hello and welcome back to Cards By Kay, I have taken a little time away from DT work today to work on this sweet little image I stumbled over while browsing through the Sweet Pea Store it is by a fabulous designer Charity Dauenhauer and is called A Romantic Moment you can find it here.

                                   Romantic Moment


I have used a white linen card for my base card, and layered this with olive card stock. 
The paper is from Kaisercraft Periwinkle Collection 
My Frame is from my Silhouette Collection Tear Drop Frame Set 
Flowers from Petaloo and Kaisercraft
I have fussy cut my image and layered it onto a white oval shape.   

To color the wings on my image I have used the feather blending Technique with copic markers
G000 and RV10 and E70 and BG70  the idea with feather blending for those who do not know is too find a co-ordinating blend I have found the Copic app available through the Apple store a great help to find a complementary color be aware the App is is Japanese but the key components are in English is it is still a very useful tool ! So back to feather blending this is where you want to use your flicking technique I find flicking away from myself is the easiest but what ever works for you ! So I have simply used one color on each side of the wings and meet them in the middle with the fine end of your flick, I have only used two colors for the centres of both sets of wings.     

And for the inside of the card I have attached a label from the Kaisercraft Perriwinkle  collection and a Petaloo flower to finish. 

So now onto my copic colors I have used;
Skin: E11,21,13,51
Hair: E13,23,25,27 and E30,31,33
Lips: E04
Dress: RV63,66,69
Wings: G000,RV10,RV000,RV91,RV93
Wings: BG70,72,75,78 and E70
Flower: RV91,93,95,99 and YG61,63,67
Pants/Shirt: BG70,72,75,78
Boots/Jacket/Bag/Knife: E70,71,74,77,79
So thats it from me for today stay tuned for more DT projects coming and thank you for your visit today !
Kay xx

Blog Closed

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay, some of you may know that I have had another Blog happening for the sale of my craft supplies, unfortunately I have had to delete that blog mainly due to time as in I don't have enough of it !! And who does right ! It just wasn't getting the traffic I had hoped for. But I do still have all of these items and more available for sale if you are interested through 3 other engines one is my Facebook Page Kay's Cards and Craft Supplies check it out!
I also have a little store on Etsy Here and on Ebay Here this link is just for one item but if you click on it, it will give the option to see my other items for sale ! I am slowly but surely building my ebay sales in the hope that I can open a store sight there also which will be much easier to find !
 Thanks you to all my my followers I appreciate you all !
Kay xx

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Release Day Simply Steampunk Challenges

Welcome back to Cards by Kay today over at Simply Steampunk Challenges we are having a re-release of some old favorites from Abigail Larsen . This gorgeous image is called Amarantha Reading. It is one of my all time favorites from Abigail's work, you can get her here at the Simply Betty Store.
I have used Bazzill Basics card stock for my base which is folded into a simple easel card. 
Basic Grey Ornate embossed card from Core'dinations the one I have used is from the white wash collection with a pink core color. 
Flowers are from Petaloo and Kaszazz.
The frame is from the Silhouette Studio and is called Victorian Flourish Frame
Background paper is from Barely Mine Designs Steampunk Fantasy sheet  #19
Ink is Stampin Up Soft Suede
Dies are Spellbinders Iron Work Motif and Circles
Tim Holtz ribbon Brad. 
                                                               Amarantha Reading 

The Base 

The Top

The copic colors I have used are:
Skin: E21,51,11,50
Hair: E23,25,27
Dress: R81,83,85,89
Book: E70,71,74,77 and Y23,28
Frame: W0,1,3,5
Make sure you visit the other DT girls blogs as always they will blow your mind with their stunning creations.
Thanks for visiting today and stay tuned for our challenge day release soon ! 
Kay xx

Story Time and Left of centre

Hello all and welcome back to Cards by Kay. This week over at Left of Centre our challenge for you is to relate your project to your favourite book. The image I have chosen for my project is not from our sponsor this week i have decide to go with the LOC theme but still follow the challenge,this gorgeous image is by Rebecca Sinz and can be found at Sweet Pea Stamps Here. So I have based my project on The Game of Thrones this is at the moment my all time favourite this image helps to depict the " Mother of Dragons " played by Emilia Clarke known as Daenerys Targaryen. This is a story that sweeps the reader away into a world unknown of Love,Tragedy War and the things that lurk in the dark beyond the wall !
 So to put my card together I have used Bazzill card in Gypsy Rose, background paper from Samantha walker's Paris Girl solids Dark Grey Stripe and washi tape from Graphic 45, links can be found below. I have kept this card fairly simple as I found the image tols the story and I didn't want to take anything away from it.

                                       Dragon Angel 


The copic colors I have used are:
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E51,53,55
Dragon: Y21,23,26,28
Dress: RV91,93,97,99

As always thank you for visiting me today and I do hope to see your awesome work in the challenge 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Snow Queen

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay this is my final showing of Abigail Larsen's Steampunk Fairy Tales this has been such a fun challenge and there is still time for you to enter. This month we want you to create your own background, using stamps,inks,misting liquids, etc, the other catch is you can only use one other piece of designer paper, try and make your handmade background stand out. For my background here I have used the Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder, I have then sprayed it over with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Electric Blue, I have layered this onto a piece of Bo Bunny A Gift of Love range paper.I used a simple white card for a base card and inked the edges with Versa Color Hyacinth ink. The snowflakes are  chipboard shapes on which I have used Stampin Up heat stick powder and Glitters. This lovely lady is available here

                                     The Snow Queen 


The copic colors I have used to color my image are: 
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E51,53,55
Dress: B0000,000,00,01 and BV0000,000,00
So that's it for this release the challenge is still running and there is still plenty of time to get your entries in so get Steampunking and join us over at Simply Steampunk Challenges
So make sure to visit the blogs form the other DT girls links for them are in my side bar .
See you next time 
Kay xx

Saturday, March 22, 2014

More Anniversary Fun at Left of Centre


  Here is my second Anniversary piece for our celebrations over at Left of centre Challenges. This image is from The Stamping Chef this one is called Halloween Queen. I used a mounted easel card my papers are from The October 31st range available from Jessica Sprague, the overlay is from the Silhouette Studio, dies are from Die-namics and Marienne dies. Flowers,skulls and spiders from my stash.                                             

Halloween Queen 



I have colored the Halloween Queen in the following copic colors
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair E44,47,49
Eye shadow: W3,5,7
Lips: N3,5,7
Dress: B34,37,39 and N4,5,7
Bat: C0,1,3,5
Skulls: W0,1,3,5

Sponsor Links 

                                                             Dilly Beans
                                                           Ikes Art
                                                           Smeared Ink
                                                           Sassy Studios 
                                                          East Wind  
                                                         Delicious Doodles
                                                         Limited Run
                                                        The Stamping Chef
                                                        Aurora Wings  

Celebration Time at Left of Centre

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay this month at over at Left of Centre Challenges we are celebrating out 1 year annivesary we have and absolutely awesome lot of sponsors links for which you can find below. My first project is using an image from the Stamping Chef called Chocolate Cherry Pie and I though what better way to celebrate than with Chocolate !!
  So to put Chocolate Cherry Pie together I have used card from Stampin Up in perfect plum and whisper white  designer series paper also in perfect plum. Flower is from petaloo and the pin is from my stash. Links below !

                                 Chocolate Cherry Pie


The copic colors I used are 
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: N4,5,7
Eyes: E30,31,33
Tongue: E000,00,01
Lips: E00,01,02,04
Eye shadow: V20,22,25
Dress: V20,22,25,28
Cake: R35,37,39, E70,71,74,40,41,42 and YG63
Clipboard: E30,31,33,40,42 and C1,2

Links to Sponsors : 

                                                    Meljens Designs 
                                                    Dilly Beans
                                                    Ikes Art
                                                   Smeared Ink
                                                   Sassy Studios 
                                                   East Wind  
                                                   Delicious Doodles
                                                   Limited Run
                                                   The Stamping Chef
                                                   Aurora Wings  

Links to Ingredients : 

                                                 Stampin Up
                                                 Chocolate Cherry Pie

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Challenge Time at The stamping Chef

Welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time for a new challenge of " Anything Goes " at The Stamping Chef . This week I am showing the very gorgeous Bella Boudoir check her out at the store. She is just so sweet ! I have used a card from my silhouette studio for this card the base card is cut from Very Vanilla from Stampin Up ! along with designer series paper in Summer Starfruit along with matching ribbon the black card is from Core'dinations. The oval die is the petite ovals from Spellbinders.  



I have used the following copic colors : 
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E35,08,07 and R59
Dress,hat & feathers: Y21,23,26,28
Skull: W0,1,3
Bows and feathers : N3,4,5,7

Don't forget the other fantastic DT girls they have some wonderful project to show you ! Links to which can be found in the sidebar.
great to see you thanks for visiting 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Snow White and Simply Steampunk Challenges

Welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time for another showing of Abigail Larsen's Steampunk Fairy Tales available here  at Simply Betty Stamps Today I am showing Snow White. Our challenge for you this month is is to create your background using stamping mists,inks,stamps anything you like but you can only use one other piece of decorative paper.
 I have embossed my background and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gold.
I have then placed it in a frame for my one decorative piece of designer paper which is from Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante range. I have decorated with Petaloo flowers and butterflies and Tim Holtz mini sprockets and brad from Stampin up !Links for embellies are below .

                                         Snow White


 The copic colors I have used on my image are
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: N4,5,7
Dress: R35,37,46 and B32,34,37 and C2
Boots: C3,5,7,9

So make sure you check out the other DT girls blogs for some inspriation and come and join us for our latest Challenge at Simply Steampunk Callenges
Bye for now 
Kay xx

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mum's Bday

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay today I would like to show you a cute little set I have made my Mum for her birthday,  The first pic is of the card the image is from The Paper Shelter and is called  Vintage Seamstress which back in the day was what my Mum was ! and she still loves her sewing.
I have put the card together with cardstock from Bazzill and Core'dinations, the background paper is part of the set that the image comes with when purchased from The Paper Shelter.The flowers are Petaloo and ribbon and buttons from my stash .
 The copic colors I have used for this image are : 
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E23,25,27
Tongue: E000,00,01
Lips: E01,02,05
Eye: E30,31,33
Dress: Y21,23,26
Sewing table and Radio stand: E42,43,44 and N3,5,7
Sewing machine: W0,1,3,5
Radio: E81,84,87,W00,0,1,3,7
Pin cushion: YG61,63,67
Table cloth and material: R81,83,85


                                                              Close Up !

This is a tea bag canister cut out with my Silhouette machine I have filled it with my Mum's favorite tea it holds 30 tea bags I have used Bazzill cardstock and paper from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea range.

I have added 2 little paper teacups also from the Silhouette along with a little teapot gift tag ! 

The card I will also enter into The Paper Shelter DT call and the following challenges
Outlawz Thursday Twist  
Craftitude Anything goes/or add a little green
Thanks for visiting and I do hope you like my Mum's little tea set !
Bye for now 
Kay xx

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fairy Tales gone Bad

Ok welcome back to Cards by Kay this month over at Punk You Girl we are having a Fairy Tales Gone Bad theme now I think for this poor sleeping Beauty the worst has happened and she is either about to be buried alive or the ain't no Prince Charming coming to wake her up !
  This fabulous image is from Simply Betty Stamps and is from the very talented Abigail Larsen you can check out her other amazing work Here. I have made a coffin shaped card for my project to try and match it in with the theme. The back ground paper is from The All hallow's Eve collection available from Jessica Sprague in digital form this one is called poisoned. Then to finished black roses surround our unfortunate girl !

                                       Sleeping Beauty 


I have used the following copic colors:
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: N3,4,5,7
Coffin: E30,31,33,34,35 and C00,0,1
Dress: B32,34,37,39
Shoes: B32,34
Stockings: C00,0,1

So make it dark, make go bad with no fairy tale ending and join in over at Punk you Girl and our sponsor this month is Me ! There is a pic up on the blog ! 

I look forward to checking our you projects 
Kay xx

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mid Way reminder time at left of centre Challenges

Hello again it is a busy day here at cards by Kay it is time for our mid way reminder over at Left of Centre challenges this one is our Die cuts challenge we want to see die cuts on your creations !
 I have used dies from spellbinders sprightly sprockets and from Couture Creations pucci which is the flourish in the corner. The white flower is from Petaloo and the tiny sprockets are Tim Holtz mini sprockets. Card is from bazzill and Core'dinations and paper is from Stampin up ! Perfect Plum designer series paper.  Thank you to our fabulous sponsors The Stamping Chef and Ikes Art

                                     The Grand Duchess 

                                                        The Stamping Chef


I have used the following copic colors for my image :
 Hair: E23,25,27
Skin: E21,51,11
Boots,Clothes,Hat : N3,4,5,7,9 and V20,22,25,28 and C00,0,1,2,3,5
Eyes: YG11,61,63

So now it is your turn get creating and you can either follow our theme which is die cut or go left of centre and just create ! Either way we would love for you to join in ! 
See you Soon 
Kay xx

Anything goes at the Stamping Chef

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time for another anything goes challenge over at the The Stamping Chef this week I am using a gorgeous image called Pinch Me , I truly love these images they are so easy to work with ! I have kept this layout fairly simple for 2 reasons 1 I have my right thumb in a splint! and 2 I wanted to show as much of the image as possible. So I created a simple layout using Stampin up Baja Breeze card stock and designer papers and crisp cantaloupe card stock. along with a piece of Stampin Up ribbon and some flowers and pins from Petaloo and 1 little peacock feather !

                                         Pinch Me !


And the copic colors I have used are: 
Hair: E23,25,27,29
Skin: E21,51,11
Eyes: YG11,61,63
Lips: E00,02,04
T shirt: C1,2,3,5
Leggings: B93,95,97,99
Bear: E31,33,34,35 and R20,22,24 and 100

So now it's your turn get creating and join us for our Anything Goes challenge 
and be in the running for some awesome prizes ! 

Thank you for visiting me again today see you soon
Kay xx

Little Mermaid

Hello and welcome back to cards by Kay . It is time for a new challenge over at Simply Steampunk Challenges ! This month we are using images designed by the very talented Abigail Larsen which are available now over at the SBS store Here.
  Our challenge for you this month is to create your own background, you can use stencils,stamps,misters,ink sprays anything you like, and you can use one other piece of designer paper but only 1. So the idea is to make your background stand out use a steampunk image and join us for some more fun over at the Simply Steampunk Challenges Blog head over there for more info !
 So my for challenge day piece I have used,

                                      Little Mermaid


So to create my background I have used the following:
Tim Holtz alcohol inks in colors of Denim and Bottle 
 and distress inks in Tea dye,Pine Needles,faded Denim and Bundled Sage
White gloss card
Dark Room Door Stamp sets Under the Sea 
Stamps from Kaszazz - Netting stamp
Versa fine vintage Sepia ink
Momento London fog  
Glossy accents for the bubbles
Cork Sheet and 
my one piece of designer paper is a blue and gold marbled piece

Links :
Dark Room Door  for stamps and Distress Ink pads
Simon Says Stamp  for Alcohol Inks 
Kaszazz rubber stamps 
Ok onto the copic colors I have used to color my image :
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E23,25,27,29
Body: BG10,11,13,15
I have also sparkled her up a bit with Martha Stewart glitter pen in feldspar .
So now it's your turn get those creative juices flowing and get steampunking and show us you backgrounds ! Don't forget to visit the other fabulous DT blogs for some more inspiration. 
Bye for now 
Kay xx

Sunday, March 2, 2014


A quick post to say a big thank you to the very talented Abigail Larsen for putting up her awesome backgrounds for us to use . Thank you Abigail you have made my blog a little more me ! Check out Abigail's awesome work at the link above through her society 6 store.