Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Nile Goddess !

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay wow! what a busy couple of weeks it has been stuff happening all over the place ! It is time for a new challenge over at the Stamping Chef and this week I have chosen to show you a gorgeous little image called Nile Goddess I done something a little different this time round I have made a cover for a little note book  my egyptian papers are from an etsy store called Flavoree where you can find some gorgeous digital papers this file is called Egyptian Patterns . I have also used another digital file from an Etsy store called Zadis Digital Scrapbook and the file is called Egyptian Bits and Papers. I have started by choosing Egyptian patterns 8 & 9 from Flavoree and halved them on the front of my notebook the other papers and embellies are from Egyptian Bits and Papers the paper is coded ZEBP2 and the ornaments are ZEBP- Ankh and ZEBP- Eye of Horus and ZEBP- wings 

Nile Goddess



The Copic colors I have used are:
Skin: E11,13,15
Head Dress: Y21,23,26
Eyes: E30,31,33 and C0
Eye Shadow: W5,3,2
Lips: E01,02,04
Dress Jewels: Y21,23,26,28
Clothe: B32,34,37
Head Dress: B32,34,37
And she's done ! 
Now don't forget we are an Anything Goes Challenge Blog so here's the link again The Stamping Chef Challenge Blog head on over and have a look and join in the fun there are awesome prizes on offer ! Can't wait to see your Creations ! Now make sure to visit the other DT girls blogs they are awesome links can be found in my side bar :) 
Thanks for your visit today 
Kay xx

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Liebsters Award

Welcome back to Cards by Kay and round 2 of the Liebster Blog award this time round I am answering questions from my nomination from Maureen


Maureens questions:

1/ What is your favorite shape /size card to make ?
I don't have a favorite as such I kind of do what I feel at the time and what I think will suit my image. 
2/ What tool can you not live without ?
I would have to say my stampin up paper trimmer as I cannot cut a straight line free hand to save myself !
3/ Do you have your own craft room/space?
I do have my own craft room all to myself I do not have to share it with anyone !
4/ Do you only make cards or do you do other types of crafting?
Cards are my main venture but I do occasionally have a dabble in off the page stuff !
5/ What has been your biggest crafting achievement?
I would have to say being chosen on my very first Design Team over at Simply Steampunk Challenges !
6/What is your favorite craft store / website?
My favorite craft store is probably my own ! But if it is something I cannot get anywhere else then I always go to Craft on Line !
7/ What is your favorite paper that you cannot cut?
I used to save all sorts of different papers and not cut them but not anymore if I've got it I like to use it !
8/Do you craft with TV or music on ? What would you be listening to ?
I do like a little back ground noise if I am watching TV at the moment it is SuperNatural, but I also like to watch The Lord of the Rings,Harry Potter, The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones,as for music I listen to a varied mix of ACDC,Pete Murray,Michael Buble, The Angels,Avcii,Diesel,Eskimo Joe, Foo Fighters the list goes on and on !!
9/Do you work outside the home?
I do work outside the home I work full time as an Optical Dispenser .
10What do you do if you loose your Mojo?
My Mojo often goes for a wander away without me, when it does I walk away from what I am doing and go for a walk 
11/ What is your favorite digi stamp company?
There are so many I do not have just one favorite, Simply Betty Stamps is at the top of my list though ! 

So that is a little about me ! Now I am nominating the following awesome bloggers
Emily Shroom
Lisa Lucas Nelson
Corinne Jones
Andrea Tully
Lisa Howell
 Now girls here are my questions for you !
1/ How long have you been papercrafting ?
2/How did you get into it ?
3/Who is your favorite designer of papers ?
4/Do you prefer rubber or digital images?
5/What is your favorite color combination for papers and or pencils/markers ?
6/Do you have a go to solution if nothing else is working for you ?
7/ What do you do if you loose your mojo ?
8/ What is your favorite stamp company/designer?
9/ Do you have a preferred style?
10/Do you other crafts?
11/ Do you belong to any craft groups/DT teams on and off line ?
So a big thank you to all of my loyal followers you are the lovely people that keep me going and I appreciate every one of you.
Kay xx

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Liebster Award

 I have been lucky enough to be nominated for the Liebster Award by two wonderful ladies the very lovely Laila Anesland and the equally lovely Maureen Scott thank you ladies so much it is a happy day when I can make someone smile just by doing what I love ! Now I have been dragging my feet a little in getting this done, I have had a busy time of it lately and am just getting time to get this don so I have 2 sets of questions to answer for these ladies so here goes. I will start with Laila's questions
1/ When did you fall in love with crafts ?
 I first fell in love with stamping about 25 years ago when I went to an information night at a Lincraft store with my Mum. 
2/What is your favorite style ? 
 My favorite style is Steampunk 
3/ What do you drink / snack on when crafting ?
 I am afraid I am boring in this I am just a water girl ! 
4/What brings back your mojo if it's gone ?
  I will leave what I am working on I like to walk away from my craft room and go for a walk or do a workout ! 
5/ What is your biggest sin in a craft store ? ( what can't you walk past ) 
  Lol mine would have to be ribbons if I find a nice one I can't leave it there !
6/What is your favorite craft supplies or brand ?
I tend to always reach for my Petaloo flowers or Tim Holtz embellishments 
7/What is your go to store ? 
 I can usually always find what I'm looking for from Craft Supplies on Line  
8/Do you have any inspiration places that you visit or if you live there ?
I am a very lucky girl and I live in the country in Victoria Australia and I am surrounded by beautiful countryside and animals and lots of flora.
9/What music/movies do you listen to/watch while crafting ?
I like to listen to a very varied music playlist including, Nickleback,ACDC, James Blunt, Coldplay, The Script,Michael Buble. I did say varied ! I also like to watch The Walking Dead, Super Natural, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
10/ Your colors of choice?
Hmm this is a tough one as I do a lot of darker themed work I go to Blacks greys, browns I love my earthy tones but I also love my blues and greens throw in a little bit of purple and orange !
11/All time favorite designer paper/pad ?
Has to be Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells
 So there's a little bit about me stay tuned and come back tomorrow when I will answer questions from Maureen Scott and will reveal my nominations and questions.
Kay xx

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Amarantha and Archie

Welcome back to Cards by Kay today is my last showing for our current challenge over at Simply Steampunk Challenges this month it is " Anything Goes " but it must be steampunk. So for my final piece I am showing you a fantastic image by Abigail Larsen available here at Simply Betty Stamps.
This time I have used an artists canvas.
My other ingredients are:
Stampin Up  baja breeze ink pad
Couture Creations sponge daubers
Silhouette cameo Echo Park doily file
Tim Holtz metal frame corners
Kaisercraft paper flowers and Periwinkle paper pad.
Petaloo flowers

                                 Amarantha and Archie 


I have used copic markers to color my image :
Amarantha: E21,11,51
Hair: E30,31,33
Dress: BV0000,000,00,01,02,04
Archie: W1,3,5
Suit: N3,4,5,7 and R29,27,59
Path: W0,1,3,5
Grass: YG61,63,67
Trees: E70,71,74,77

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Stamping Chef with an Aussie twist !

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay, it is challenges time again over at The Stamping Chef ! And my image to show this week is Howdy Baby ! But being an Aussie girl I have given her a little Aussie twist with a couple of images from Make it Crafty these are of course my Gum leave corner and flowing Gum Nut ! I have used a spellbinders die some latte colored stick on pearls and a little piece of gingham style paper for backing nothing fancy but I am a little happy with how the image came up !

                                        Howdy Baby


Close up 

I have of course used copic markers to color my image :
Skin: E21,11,51
Hair: E23,25,27,29
Hat and Boots: E70,71,74,77 and Y 23,26,28
Clothes: E70,71,74 and B60,63,66,69
Eyes: YG61,63,67
Lips: R22,24,27

So as always we are an anything goes challenge so why not get creative and come and join us it will be fun I promise !
Bye for now 
Kay xx

Time for some Limited Run Fun !!

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is midway reminder time over at Left of Centre Challenges and I am using an awesome little image from one of fantastic sponsors Limited Run this little beauty is called Witch Splat Cupcake these images are sooo much fun. Now our theme is too keep it dark this time however with this image I felt it also had to be fun there was just no other way around it !! So I have made a box card and teamed my image up with papers from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells range.
The black cat and Bat are from Carta Bella All Hallow's eve digital paper pack from Jessica Sprague

                                  Witch Splat Cupcake 

Close up 

Side On

And the other side !

The Copic colors I have used are: 
So that's this weeks instalment for Left of centre Challenges keep your eye on the fabulous DT team blogs they are fantastic ! And come and join us for this current challenge !
Bye for now 
Kay xx

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Heads up reminder time at Punk You Girl !!

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay. It is midway reminder time over at Punk you Girl and this month it is Lavish lace we want you to dive into your stash and find your finest ! Our fabulous sponsor this month is Stitchy Bear and this image is called Goth Prom Queen and she is awesome I have had a blast playing with this girl. Unfortunately my pic is a little dark but time was of the essence ! I have used a black base card from Core'dinations and I have used my Spider web edge punch from Martha Stewart along the front edge.
My background paper is from Carta Bella Happy Haunting paper pack available from Jessica Sprague  as a digital kit.
Flowers and black rose brad are from Petaloo
Metal corner piece is from an ebay store called Nini's Things  she has an abundance of steampunky embellies in great packs at great prices !
My lace is from my stash.

                                    Goth Prom Queen


Close Up 

The copic colors I have used for my image are: 
Skin: E21,11,51
Hair,Dress,Boots,Stockings: N3,5,7,9
Dress: R29,37,59
I have filled in the tiara with my black spica pen and highlighted with red glitter pen
So come on lets see what you can come up with and join us for our challenge Lavish lace
Don't forget to check out the other awesome DT girls all of which you will find in my sidebar :)
Bye for now 
Kay xx

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Time .......

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay today I will be showing you another of the fabulous images from Abigail Larsen  this one is called Poe I have matched it with my last post from Simply Steampunk Challenges which was Grave of Lenore. A tragic death of one so young ! I have used an easel card made from a base card of Black Core'dinations.
I have also used the following supplies:
Very vanilla card from Stampin Up !
6x6 Paper pad Solids from Graphic 45
Washi Tape from Graphic 45
Flowers are from Petaloo and Kaiser Craft
Clocks and hour glass are from my stash
Midnight Muse Ink from Stampin Up ! For the sky background
Time is precious stamp from Kaszazz
and the border punch I have used is a Martha Stewart punch



Close Up 

The Copic colors I have used my image are : 
For Poe : E21,11,51
Graves: W0,1,3,5,7
Grass: YG61,63,67
Tree: W3,5,7,9
Flower: RV69
So I hope you have enjoyed my showing for you today and don't forget that the DT girls have also got some fantastic showings for you links can be found in my sidebar.
Bye for now 
Kay xx

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Challenge Day at Simply Steampunk Challenges !

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay! It is time for a new challenge at Simply Steampunk Challenges and this month it is " Anything Goes ". So what are you waiting for get your steampunk on find your favorite Steampunk image and join in for our new challenges as already there is awesome prizes on offer.
For my challenge peice this month I have chosen " Grave of Lenore " by the very talented Abigail Larsen available over at Simply Betty Stamps. So I have colored with Copics as always and I have grunged it up by distressing my papers which are from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells range with Stampin up Soft Suede
I have placed a Tim Holtz clock in the corner and used flowers from Petaloo and Little Bits store in Keysborough. The small iron fence is a metal die from Die-namics and I have cut it out of Copic Sticky Bark sheet which is a paper thin sheet of real wood it has a sticky backing so you just create and peel off the backing sheet and stick it on you can color it run it through the Big shot it comes in different shades of timber ! 
A new addition to my craft stash and I have gotta say I love it. 

                                                         Grave of Lenore 

The copic colors I have used are :
Skin: E000,00
Hair: E30,31,33
Dress: C00,0,1
Scarf: V0000,000,01
Tress: E21,23,25,29
Grass: YG61,63,67
Graves: W00,0,1,3,5 C0,1,3,5 N0,1,3,5
So there you have my re-release of The grave of Lenore you can get her at The Simply Betty Store just click the link above the photo ! 
I have really enjoyed bringing you some old favorites hope you enjoy it also hop along to the other DT blogs they have a real treat in store for you !
Bye for now

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Challenge Time at the Stamping Chef !!

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time for a new challenge over at The Stamping Chef as always it is an " Anything Goes Challenge" and as always there are some fab prizes up on offer so the image I have chosen to show you this week is called " Sirena" and you can get her Here. I have diverted off my usual style this week and tried something different. So I have used a three-fold-card and cut a panel from the front section to make a frame. I have cut out 2 other frames for the card front. And the seaside themed stamps are from Dark Room Door seaside sets. The flowers are from Petaloo and Kaisercraft. To color Sirena I have used the feather blending technique where the skin finishes and the tail starts.




The copic colors I have used are:
Skin: E21,51,50 and W00,0,1
Hair: E30,31,33
Shell: E000,00,01,02
Harp: Y21,23,26
Eyes: B000,00,01 and C0
Lips/Tail/Eyeshadow: RV91,93,95
Thank you Tamara for another gorgeous image and the opportunity to play along with a fantastic group of very talented ladies ! 
Kay xx

Little bit o Lace at LOC

Welcome back to Cards by Kay,it is midway reminder time at Left of Centre Challenges this time round it is to use Ribbon/Lace and or flowers. Our fabulous sponsors this month are Sassy Studios and this sweet little image is called Snow White Pin Up . A very sexy little image and a lot of fun to play with.
 I have used paper from Samantha Walker's Blossom pack called mini Pink Daisy available at Jessica Sprague.
My flowers are from Petaloo here
My corner die is from Couture Creations Intricutz Sophia Collection  - Missoni Here
I have layered all of this onto white Coredinations and Stampin Up Rose Red
Now my lace is a white piece that i have sprayed with Cherry Limeade from Tattered Angels.

                                         Snow White


The Copic colors I have used fro my image are:
Skin: E21,11,51
Eyes: E30,31,33
Apple: R01,02,05
Lips: E01,02,04
Dress: R81,83,85

So this is my instalment for this week at Left of centre go for a wander through all the fantaastic blogs from the DT girls as always they have put up a fantastic show for you !