Saturday, January 25, 2014

New release at Simply Steampunk Challenges

Good Morning / Afternoon/ Evening depending on where you are in this world welcome back to Cards By Kay it is time for another exciting release over at Simply Steampunk Challenges and SBS. This months images are by the very talented Abigail Larsen. Tragic Love is the theme this month my first showing is called Hades and Persephone 3. The tragic love storey of the beautiful Persephone who was taken by Hades ( God of the Underworld ) when she was just a girl Persephone the daughter of Zeus ( King of the Gods ) and Demeter (Goddess of Crops and harvest ).
  So needless to say these images are a delight to color Abigail having once again out done herself.
These new images are available now from Simply Betty Stamps.

                                Hades and Persephone 3


I have used the following copic colors for my image 
Skin: E21,51,02,11
Hair: E50,51,53,55
Dress: R14,46,59
Dress,Hair,Gloves and Pants: N3,4,5,7
Tree: E23,25,27
Vine: YG61,63,67
Ground: W0,1,3,5
Cloak: E70,71,74 and BG70,72,75

For my other ingredients I have used 
Stampin Up Midnight Muse ink 
Cardstock: Core'dinations and Bazzill 
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Lace and Flower brad from my stash
And the broken heart and " True Love" are files from the Silhouette store 
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoy the new release 
Kay xx

Friday, January 24, 2014

Simply Steampunk Challenges Steampunk DT

Welcome back to Cards By Kay today I am showing my last image for our Grunge it up challenge. Last but certainly not least is the gorgeous Louise. There is still plenty of time to enter the challenge the theme is too grunge it up or use wings on your project.  before I get into the ingredients of my project I would like to say a big thank you to Betty from Simply Betty Stamps for these fantastic images of our DT girls I am sure I speak for all of us when I say we have had huge fun doing each other up !



I have used the following copic colors to color Louise
Skin: E21,51,11,02
Hair: E23,25,27
Shorts: B93,95,97 and W1,2
Top: C00,0,1,3,5
Eyes: E30,31,33
Lips: R22,24,29
Goggles: W0,1,3,5 and C00,0
Leather: E70,71,74
Cogs: W0,1,3,5
Gun: E70,71,74,77,79
Ruffle: C00,0,1,3

                                                    Other Ingredients: 

                                      Card: Bazzill basics 
                                      Paper : Barely Mine Designs Steampunk Fantsy 2
                                      Flowers: Petaloo Botanical and Darjeeling Collections
Cogs: Spellbinders and Silhouette studio file                      
Ink : TimHoltz distress pad Faded Jeans                          
Chippies: from Make It Crafty and Twiddly Bitz               
Glitter: Martha Stewart                                                    
So there she is I hope you can get some inspiration and join us over at Simply Steampunk Challenges for this super fun challenge ! 
Hugs for now 
Kay xx

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Throught The Rabbit Hole we Go

Welcome back to Cards By Kay it's time for another challenge  over at The Stamping Chef.As always our challenges at TSC are anything goes you can enter with any image BUT if you use a Stamping Chef image on you project you will get 2 entries into the draw to win  3 The Stamping Chef images. I have used Through The Rabbit Hole you can get her here .

                                 Through The Rabbit Hole 


A little close up !

And the base 

To color my image I have used the following copic colors and there are alot of them !
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E51,53,55
Headband: V22,25,28
Lips: RV21,23,25,29
Top: B00,02,04,05
Everything Else: 
Hat:N3,4,5,7 and B12,14,16
Bottle: B60,63,66 and RV23,25,29,21
Roses: RV91,93,95,99 and YG61,63,67
Leaves: YG11,13,17
Mushrooms: R22,29,46 
Cake:E40,41,4251,53,55 and RV21,23,25
Tail: YR12,14,15,16,18 and E08
Flower:Y15,17,18,YR18 and 100
Playing cards: N5,5R29 and E40
Rabbit ear: C1,2,3
Whew ! I think I have got everything !
Now for the other ingredients for my card, I have made a simple easel card out of white linen cardstock.
The white spots on the mushrooms are done with Inkssentials Enamel Accents in White available from Kaszzaz. 
Papers are from Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland I have used " Through The Looking Glass" and Halloween Borders these papers are available from me ! Only for a limited time now as stock is running low!
Cardstock is from Bazzill the colors are Juneberry and Raven available from Craft Online
Embellishments my white lace is from Laces Galore on Ebay 
and Make A Wish stamp from Kaszazz
I have also used Stampin Up Whisper White ink around the edges.
I found this image alot of fun to play with it really got the imagination going to make the colors work together, I don't usually do collage type images so this one was a first for me ! 
I do hope you join us for our new anything goes challenge I look forward to visiting your blogs.
Kay xx

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Simply Steampunk DT Lisa N

Hello and welcome back to cards by Kay today we continue with our release/ challenge over at Simply Steampunk Challenges today I am showing the gorgeous Lisa N. Lisa was a joy to color in fact all of these fantastic images have been alot of fun to play with. I do hope Lisa likes the way I have done her up !

                                                 Lisa N                                    

                                                      A little close up 

 So the copic colors I have used to color my image are 
Skin: E21,51,11
Shirt: W1,3,5
Arm cuffs: W1,3,5,7 and Y28
Gun: W1,3,5 E70,71,74, R46,C1,3,5
Hat: E70,71,74,77, Y28,W1,3,5 BG72,75,100

The paper and card I have used is from my stash of odds and sods this time the paper is one off I had.
The die cut flowers are by Teresa Collins
The feather is kindly donated by my Rooster named Crumb !
The Spockets die is from Spellbinders and is called Sprightly Sprockets you can get it here from Blue Edge Crafts 
The labels and Hot air balloon are files from my Silhouette Cameo
Lace and flowers from American Crafts and Prima and Laces Galore Ebay store Here
And ink is Soft Suede from Stampin Up 
 So tha's it for now from me I hope you enjoyed your stay and don't forget our challenge is still open so get Steampunking and use some wings or Grunge up your project BUT remember it has to be Steampunk to be eligible for any prizes
Hugs for now 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mid way reminder form Left of Centre

Hello and welcome back to Cards By Kay this is the mid way reminder for our current challenge scary stories, I have chosen Hatter from Ikes Art. I have used a file from my Silhouette Studio called Lepracon Hat.

                                             " Hatter "     


The Copic colors I have used are

Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E23,25,27
Pants,Shoes,Jacket: N4,5,7
Shirt,bow: BV01,02,04,08
Hat:N4,5,7 and BV01,02,04,08 YR18
My papers are from the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Collection as is the tag ! 
My dies are from Marianne dies for the clock and Die-namics for the Spider's web
The spiders are a Silhouette Cameo file 
I hope you have enjoyed your stay see you again soon 
Kay xx

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mid Way reminder at Punk You Girl

Hello and Happy New year from all of us at the Punk You Girl Challenge Blog ! This month it is Steampunk so get your Steampunk on and join us for a fab Challenge. My images for this challenge come from the very talented Betty Roberts of Simply Betty Stamp but the very special thing about these cards is that they are a brand new release only released today over at the Simply Steampunk Challenges blog, they are of our DT team Betty has drawn us all up in our best Steampunk finery and has allowed me to use 2 of the images here
This gorgeous lady is Lisa H one of our very talented DT girls, you can get these gorgeous images Here

                                                 Lisa H                                                  


I have used the following copic colors for Lisa 
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: N3,,4,5,7
Hat/Dress/Lips: R22,29,46
Hat/Dress: BG01,02,05,07
Hat/cuff/watch: Y28
Eyes: E31,33,C1

Ok now for the other ingredients:
Paper and card
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Fanciful Floral available from me !
Bazzill black card 
Core'dinations Distress collection Tumbled Glass

Spellbinders: Cogs and flourish set available from Blue Edge Crafts Here
Silhouette file Nested Ovals 

Kaszazz: Brass lock and metal flowers

So that's it from me for this week at Punk You Girl stayed tuned for another Steampunk project for our mid-way reminder ! 
So what are you waiting for get steampunking and join us for this super fun challenge as we don't have a sponsor for this challenge I will be sponsoring it,  the prize pack for the winner is a box of goodies from myself including Petaloo, Bo Bunny,Delish Designs,American Crafts and La De Da  Designs all the details Here  
So good luck Happy New Year can't wait to see you Steampunk Projects  
Kay xx

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Little Steampunk Fun

Hello and welcome back to Cards By Kay today I have been having a little fun with an awesome image from Aurora Wings this little gem is called Steampunk Dark Angel. I have made my card into a twisted easel card I hope you like it.

                                  Steampunk Dark Angel

Alittle close up 

I have used the following copic colors to color my image
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: E51,53,55
Wings: W00,0,1,3,5,7 and C00,0,1,3,5 and Y28
Dress: R81,83,85 and N4,5,7,9
Boots: N4,5,7,9
Gloves: C00,0,1

I have also used the following ingredients:
Card : Bazzill Basics Vanilla
Core'dinations: Burnt Sugar Clocks
Paper: Barely Mine Designs Steampunk Fantasy 2 
Dies: Marianne designs clock 
Flowers: Petaloo and Prima Marketing 
Lace:  American Crafts Brown Sugar 
Flourishes : Silhouette Studio 2 flourishes set by Lori Whitlock 
Steampunk Butterly : Twiddly Bitz 
I had huge anounts of fun with this image I am a Steampunk girl at heart and this image just got the juices flowing. I hope it does the same for you ! 
Thanks so  much for visiting today and I would love to hear you comments, every one is appreciated
Kay xx

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Challenge at The Stamping Chef

Welcome back to Cards by Kay today is exciting for me this is my first piece as a DT member for The Stamping Chef, all our challenges are anything goes so you can let your imagination run wild and get involved we are a great bunch and will visit every entry so come on show us what you can do. There are some greta prizes on offer too ! Visit the Blog Here
So here is my first piece the image is called Rockabilly Rebel, I think she is awesome she screams attitude to me and in this busy life we live I think we need a little attitude and a bit of spunk, just to get through some days !  You can get Rockabilly Rebel Here


                                  I have used the following copic markers to color my image
                                           Skin: E21,51,11
                                           Hair: N3,4,5,7
                                           Dress: V20,22,25,28, N3,5,7
                                           Tattoo: C3,5,7,9
                                           Bird: B12,14,16

 Ok that's the coloring soughted now for the rest of my ingredients 
Paper is from Graphic 45 Topography range
Card is core'dinations
Dies are from the Silhouette Cameo these are the overlay and the corner skull flourishes
Flowers are Petaloo.
I really hope you have enjoyed my first showing for The Stamping Chef I know I have I look forward to seeing your creations added to the challenge site you can check it all out here. 
So until next time I hope you all enjoyed a very Happy Christmas and New Year 
Bye for now
Kay xx                                      

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Beginings

Happy New year from me to you all and welcome back to Cards By Kay here we go for another exciting year hopefully a little slower paced than the last one ! Here at Left of Centre Challenges we too wish everyone a wonderful New year and may bring happy times for everyone !
 It's time for our first challenge of the year and appropriately it is " New Beginnings " our sponsor this month is the always awesome Delicious Doodles from where you will find this couple titled Gothic Bride and Groom you can get it here .

                          GOTHIC BRIDE AND GROOM 

To color my I have used the following copic markers
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: N3,4,5,7 and E21,23,25,27
Tattoo: R29,C2,3,5,7 N0,1
Snake: R29,G94,99
Veil: N0,1
Lips: C3,5,7,9 and E000,00,02
Flowers: YG61,63,67 R20,29,46,59
Eyes: YG11,61,63,67 and B00,12,02 and C1
Jacket: C2,3,5,7 
Shirt: N0,1,3

Now for the other ingredients ;
Paper is from Jessica Sprague and is available as a digital file it is by Carina Gardner and is called Garden Vignette - Midnight Blooms and you can find it Here
Cardstock is from American Crafts and Core'dinations
Lace from laces Galore Ebay store Here
Flower is from Petaloo available from me !
Cross is from my Silhouette library and is called Flourish crosses
and the Die is from Die-namics called small flourish 
So there you have it now it's your turn , come and join us for our New Beginnings challenge as always great prizes and loads of fun over at Left of Centre we look forward to seeing your projects
Bye for now 
Kay xx 

Happy New year from Punk You Girl

Hello and happy New year everyone time for our first challenge of the year at Punk You Girl and this time it is Steampunk ! So go for it get your steampunking best on and join us over at Punk You Girl we have a fantastic prize on offer this time round as we do not have an official Digi sponsor so I will be stepping in as sponsor for this challenge, I will be offering to the winner of this challenge a selection of embellishments from Petaloo,Bo Bunny,Delish Designs,K&Company,American Crafts and La De Da Designs. See our challenge blog Here for more details.
       I have chosen my image for this challenge from Simply Betty Stamps this one is called Steampunk Rio you can get her Here this has got to be one of my all time SBS favourites this image was also the very first SBS image I ever bought so here is Rio  

                                        Steampunk Rio 


To color Rio I have used the following copic colors
Skin: E21,51,11
Eyes: YG11,61,63
Hair: N3,4,5,7
Hat: BG70,72,75 and N3,5,7
Dress: BG70,72,75,78 and N3,4,5,7
Boots & Stockings : N3,5,7
Sprocket: W2,3,5
 Now for the rest of the ingredients 
Cardstock: Core'dinations black and French Vanilla Houndstooth
Embellishments: Kaszzaz cog and lace
Petaloo Botanica collection Ivory
Frame: Silhouette Halloween Frames
Inks: Stampin Up Soft Suede and Adirondack Stream
So I do hope you come along and join us this month for our Steampunk Challenge remember it must be Steampunk to go in the draw for the prize if it's not Steampunk it won't qualify !
So check out the Blogs from the DT girls for some more inspiration thanks so much for visiting 
Kay xx

Exciting New Challenge at Simply Steampunk Challenges

Hello we are doing a 2 for 1 at Simply Steampunk Challenges this week the release and the Challenge all in one our challenge for this month is to either grunge it up or use wings on you project ! Remeber to be in the running for prizes you need to make sure it is Steampunk we after all a Steampunk Challenge site !
 Today I am showing one of our fearless leader Corinne and she does have a shock of amazing red hair I have to admit I was a little nervous coloring this one up ! But I am pretty happy with the result.
 I have chosen to put wings on my first 2 projects.



a little closer look 

I have used copic markers in the following colors 
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: YR14,16,18,E08
Shorts/Corset: E70,71,74,77
Belts/Straps: Y28,E71,74 and 100
Top/Ruffle: BG70,72,75,78

Now for my other ingredients
I have used Creative Memories Oval cutter to cut out the base card in cream cardstock
Paper is Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Modern Marvels available for a short time through me 
Flowers are all from Petaloo Orange Forget Me Nots and Botanical Collection in the white also available from me .
The flourish is from Couture Creations new intricutz dies and is called Pucci and is also available from myself
The wings are from Kaszzaz and the the watch is from my own stash of ebay finds.
 So here we go for another challenge looking forward to seeing what you create 
bye for now 
Kay xx

Happy New Year from Simply Steampunk Challenges

Happy New Year from everyone at Simply Steampunk Challenges and welcome to a brand new year of exciting challenges, quite a while ago the SSC DT girls were asked a question " What would our Steampunk epitah be not knowing what Betty was planning we all gave our answers mine being skulls .To kick the year off with a bang Betty has outdone herself this time with a new release of the DT team all done up in our Steampunk best ! Yep that's right this time round we are presenting ourselves, you can find all the DT team in there finery here . Also to go along with this release you can enjoy a blog hop with us with some prizes to be had too ! All you need to do is make sure you visit all the blogs and leave a comment but most importantly the comment you leave here needs to tell me what would be your Steampunk epitaph is it skulls,clocks,cogs,flying machines what would define you in the world of Steampunk. The winner will get a  digi of Me! So lets get this party started here I am
                                                                 Steampunk Kay

 Close up 

I have colored me up using the following copic colors
Skin: E21,51,11
Hair: N3,5,7
Eyes: E31,33
Lips: N3,5,7
Jacket: C1,3,5,7
Dress: RV91,93,95
Leaves: YG11,13,15
Skull: C1,2,3
 So without further ado what are you waiting for go visit the awesome blogs the DT have created and don't forget to comment you have to comment to win ! 
Bye for and good luck 
Kay xx

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dragon's and Castles

                                 Dragons and Castles

Hello today I am showing a little project I worked on years ago now but I enjoyed it so much and thought I would like to share it with you. This is a paper sculpting project by Greg Sukendro that was published in the stamping and Paper craft Magazine a few years back. If anyone is interested in the article please let me know I can track it down easily enough as I will still have it here in my stash somewhere !
 As you can see there is a bit involved in putting it together but I think the end result is worth it and it is a lot of fun !

                                       Dragon and Castle



putting it together 

So as you can see each level of the castle is cut out and I have used decorating chalks to decorate this
it is then put together with steps as you can see from the last photo. The dragon is probably the most labour intensive part as there are a lot of different bits needed to put him together but again it is worth it ! If you have a little lady that is princess and castle mad this could be the perfect gift !
Anyway thanks again for  visiting and hope to see you soon
Kay xx