Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Time for some Fairy Tales

hello  and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time for a new release over at Simply Betty Stamps and Simply Steampunk Challenges. This month we have another gorgeous range from Abigail Larsen you can find the images Here  and Simply Betty Stamps.
 First up I am showing the very gorgeous Little Red


I have used the following copic colors
Skin: E21,51,11,02
Hair: E51,53,55
cape: R35,37,39
Skirt: R35,37,39
Top: N3,5,7
Boots: N1,3,5,7

And my other ingredients are :
Paper Barely Mine Designs Steampunk fantasy 2
background cut from Silhouette it is a spider web overlay
my embellishments are all from my stash including
Tim Holtz button and mini sprockets
Petaloo flowers
Chipboard clock which I have sprayed with Tattered Angels Cherry Limeade
 Thanks for visiting I will admit I was a little rushed in the end for this one but I do hope you enjoy!!
Kay xx

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Hop

   Happy Birthday Tamara Van Wijk wishing you a wonderfully happy birthday filled with surprises !! Today is another Birthday hop for another very special talented lady Tamara Van Wijk from The Stamping Chef. Over at Simply Betty Facebook page we have once again banded together to wish this lovely lady a very happy Birthday . And once again Betty has very generously drawn and donated this fantastic image to our cause ! So a huge thank you to you also Betty check it out at SBS here .
 So Tamara I hope you enjoy your hop and have a wonderful day !!



                                                          A little close up   


I have used the following copic colors :

Skin: E21,51,02,11
Hair: E51,53,55
Eyes: B0000,000,01
Lips: RV21,23,25,29
Dress: B12,14,16 and C00,0,1 ( white gel pen)
Cake: B18,Y17,R81,83,85
The other ingredients include :
 Bazzill card stock
Stampin Up Bluberry Crisp paper 
The ballons are from the Silhouette cameo
So here is the blog list and I hope you enjoy the hop ! 
You will have come here from Jill Hogg and next you are off to Jackie Randolph

Corinne Jones:
Rachel Gillham Http://
Christin Myhre
Vicky Fortier
Kerrie-anne Brown
Lucy Gregg
Floss Crabbe
Summer Hills-Painter
Trish TheDish Sakulich
Katya Bess
Irene Chapmon Sherman
Vanessa Bland
Louise Mann
Sheri Scraps
Celina ScrapVamp Matthews
Michelle Petersen
Emily Shroom
Jill Hogg
Kay Mowat ( you are here )
Jackie Randolph
Darcy Schroeder
Tanja Charles:

Friday, February 21, 2014

Don't Lose Your Head !

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time to wind down and gear up for a new release and challenge over at Simply Steampunk Challenges . My final piece for this month is Headless and you will find him over at the SBS store here. It has been as always a whole load of fun playing with another set of Abigail's images. So here he is ;


                                                 A little close up 

                                                and a little closer

So to color headless I have used the following copic colors:
Headless: C1,2,3,5
Horse: N1,3,5 and W1,3,5,7
Saddle: E13,15,18 and N41,42,43
Moon: Y00,02,06,08,11,38
Trees: E31,33,35,37,39
Goglin: YG61,63,67
Pumpkins: YR12,14,15,18
Ground: W0,1,3,5,7

                                                   Other Ingredients:

 Papers: Echo Park The apothecary Collection spiders web 
Card: Core'dination foundations black available here Here
          Stampin Up Sahara Sand
Flower: Petaloo available  Here
Dies: Sizzix originals bats
the ribbon and bird skull are from my stash 
And Chipboard flourish is from Make it Crafty   
                                                   So thanks so much once again for visiting me today and I hope you have enjoyed this month's release don't forget there is still plenty of time to enter the challenge it is broken hearts, bleeding hearts, red and or black, tragic love ! 
                                                            Kay xx

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Anything Goes at The Stamping Chef

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it's time for another challenge over at The Stamping Chef as always it is anything goes and this week I have used the very cute Cogsley Copperpot and you can get her Here I have a whole load of fun playing with this image I think the possibilities are endless.

                                    Cogsley Copperpot


So the copic colors I have used are:
Skin: E21,51,02,11
Hair: E51,53,55
Dress and Hat: BG 72,75,78 and RV 91,93,95
Sprockets and Goggles: W0,1,3,5,7 and C0,1

                                                     Other Ingredients:

The card is a centre panel step card cut out with my Silhouette cameo
Paper is a digital file from Barely Mine Designs called Steampunk Fantasy  
The cogs are Tim Holtz mini's 
Washi tape is from Kaszazz
And flowers are Petaloo Botanicals ;
All links below :
                                 So thanks so much for visiting me today 
                                                        Kay xx   

Left of Centre Mid way reminder Demon Lovers

Hello and welcome back to cards by Kay it is time for our Mid way reminder over at LOC and this week it is Demon Lovers here is my make with our fantastic sponsors image Rick St Dennis she is called Miss Raz Matazz .

                                    Miss Raz Matazz

                                                         A little close up 


I have used the following copic colors
Skin: E21,51,02,11
Hair: E23,25,272,29
Dress: N4,5,7,3
Feathers: BG72,75,78,100
Eyes: YG11,61,63,100
Beads: R22,37,Y28

the other ingredients are as follows: 
Frame Ornate frame from Silhouette cameo 
Card is Core'dinations
Paper from my stash
Flowers are Petaloo 
And a peacock feather and stick on gems
  So there is plenty of time to get your projects in think Demon Lovers and join us for our super fun challenge.
                                                               bye for now
                                                                 Kay xx

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Simply Steampunk Challenges - Showing

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay today I am showing another of the fantastic image by the very talented Abigail Larsen available in the SBS store Here I have really enjoyed coloring up this image. I find these scenes not only tell a story on their own but they give me a bit of a challenge to the images are so busy I didn't want to make the card to tizzy and take away the story! But I am addicted to Abigail's work and I get so much enjoyment out of her images . So I thank you Betty for continuing to give me opportunity to work with them. So here she is


                                                             A close up 

The copic list is extensive so here it is :
Curtain: BG72,75,78
Floor: E34,35,37,31
Desk: E23,25,27
Globe: E81,84,87,89 and B0000,000,00
Chair: BG70,72,75 and E23,25,27,79
Book Stand : E30,31,33,Y28
Book/ Paper: E40,41,43,47
Window: C00,0,1
Rug: E81,84,YG61,63,67
Ink tray and Bottle: C0,1,3,B0000.000,00
Lamp: Y28,W2,3
Candles: E40,41,43
Hair: E51,53,55
Skin: E21,51,02
Dress: R81,83,85,89

The cardstock is from core'dinations  
The frame is from the Silhouette Cameo called fancy ornate frame
the flower and pin are from Petaloo links can be found below.
 So thats my showing for this week stayed tuned still one more to come from this fantastic line and don't forget our challenge the theme is Broken hearts red and black tragic love you can find out more Here
Remember it's gotta be Steampunk and follow the theme to be in the running for the prize ! 
Bye for now
Kay xx

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wine Box Swap

                              Hello and welcome back to Cards By Kay and Happy Valentine's Day !!
Today over at the Simply Betty Facebook Fan Page we are having a Valentine's day Wine Box Swap what we did after we were partnered up was bought a paper mache wine box and decorated it up filled it full of goodies for our partner and sent it off to it's destination ! Lots of fun ! Betty of Simply Betty Stamp generously donated to our swap this fantastic little image to make our card/gift tag with you can find it in the SBS store Here so a huge thank you to you Betty once again you are awesome.xx
  Now my partner was the wonderful Robin Bogle who may I say spoilt me with my box of goodies and her card is gorgeous so a huge thank you to you Robin I have had so much fun partnering up with you for this swap !!                                         

                                                  My Card

                                                         All my goodies 

                                            Gift certificate to my favourite store !

                                                               Thank you !

                                            Some very sweet clear stamps 

                                                      Gorgeous Ribbons

                                               Fantastic Embossing Folders 

                                                 Very yummy chocolates !!

                                              A brand new project for me to try 

                                 And some very sweet papers to add to my stash 

                                               My gorgeous wine box 

                                                And some Tim Holtz treats 

So as you can see we have had a fantastic time now and I can't wait to get crafting and use my new stash so many awesome stuff ! Thank you once again Robin for being an awesome partner I have really enjoyed playing along with you ! 
So now onto the hop you should of landed here from Tanja if not head back to Betty and then after me your next stop is Anita hop you enjoy the hop have a great day 
Kay xx

Betty Roberts
Carmen Shannon ( no blog ) ^ ^ ^

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Happy Sweet 16 to a very sweet Girl

Happy Happy sweet 16 Rio Judy Ford I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your Hop !
 Welcome back to Cards by Kay today is a very special day, we are having a Birthday hop for Rio Judy Ford for her sweet 16th. Here is my card I have sent to Rio I cut this card base out with my Silhouette Cameo an resized a few elements of it to layer. The image we have used for Rio had been drawn by the very talented Abigail Larsen for Betty Roberts of Simply Betty Stamps so many thanks once again Betty for the fantastic image you have generously given to us to help celebrate


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So to color my image I have used the following Copic colors
Skin: E21,51,02,11
Hair,Hat and Stockings: N4,5,7,9
Coat,Hat ,Stockings: BG10,11,13
Floor: E13,15,17,18
Books: E40,41,42,43 
Book Covers: R35,37,39,E81 and E84,87,E70,71,74 and B14,16,18 and C0,1,3,5
Background C0,1,3,5
 Ok so here is the hop list you have probably landed here from Wendy Billings and your next stop is Celina Matthews hope you enjoy you hop Rio any Happy Sweet 16 !!!

 Cynthia Cole will be on my Blog
Sheri Scraps
Jackie Randolph
 Katya Bess
 Wendy Billings
Kay Mowat  ( You are Here )
Celina Matthews
Trish TheDish Sakulich
Sam Slater Http://
 Lisa Howell
Tanja Charles
 Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein
 Darcy Schroeder
 Irene Chapmon Sherman
Nia Flannery
Emily Shroom
Jackie Maunder
Elisabete Oliveira Balcavage
 Vanessa Bland
 Lisa Lucas Nelson

Mid way reminder time at Left of Centre

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is midway reminder time at Left Of Centre
challenges for our Cute v's Creepy challenge we have had some fantastic entries and we are looking forward to many more before this challenge is done. I have used the super cute Sugar Skull from our sponsor Meljen's Designs I just couldn't make this little image look creepy if I tried so I  went for cute what do you think ?  Links to all my ingredients can be found at the bottom of this post.

                                        Sugar Skull


I have cut out a circle card this time for something a little different the paper I have used is from my digital paper collection called What a Hoot !  The card is Bazzill Flowers from Petaloo ribbon is from Stampin Up and the die cut swirl is cut from my Silhouette cameo.
The copic colors I have used  are :
Skull:  B0000,000,00,01
Leaves: YG61,63,67
Flowers and nose : RV21,23,25,29
Skull eyes: Y11,02,06,08
Flower centres: Y17

Here are my Links !

What a Hoot paper collection : by Carina Gardner
Petaloo:Penny Lane Collection Soft pink and Antique gold 
Stampin Up : In color 2010/2013 Summer Starfruit

Thanks so much for visiting hope to see your creation in our Cute V's Creepy challenge ! 
Kay xx

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hearts and Harlequins Mid way Reminder at Punk You Girl !

Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time for a new challenge at Punk You Girl this month it is hearts and Harlequins. Our fabulous sponsor is  Stitchy Bear Stamps and this image is called dark Angel and you can find her here. Have to be honest not usually my style of image but I really did enjoy this one I found it a really easy image to color up and even easier to put together !

                                        Dark Angel

 So I have used the following colors to color up my image 
Skin: E21,51,02,11
Hair, Neck cross and Leathers : N3,4,5,7
Lips and Nails: R22,24,27
Wings: C0,1,3,5

Not much to it really I have highlighted the studs on the clothes with a white gel pen. 
My other ingredients are :
Cardstock : Bazzill Grey and Core'dinations black 
Decorative paper is from Jessica Sprague here and is by Carina Gardner called Midnight Blooms 2
Dies: Couture Creation Mimi and Spellbinders Petite oval. 
Flowers are from Petaloo 
and feathers and ribbon from my stash.

So please make sure you visit the other DT blogs for some crafty inspiration and come join us for another exciting challenge ! 
Hugs for now 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bleeding Hearts and Broken Dreams

Welcome back to Cards by Kay it is time for a new challenge at Simply Steampunk Challenges and this month it is Love of the gruesome kind we want you to think Red and Black, Bleeding Hearts, Broken hearts, bloody up your project but don't forget it needs to be Steampunk. The DT girls have created up a storm to inspire you and they have gone all out on this one I think all of us will agree we have had an awesome time plying with these images ! So check them all out I promise you won't be dissapointed ! So here we go with the next instalment of Abigail Larsen's Tragic Love tales available now from Simply Betty Stamps !

                              Hades and Persephone 2


                                                            Inside View

So here's what I did :
For my base card I have used a file from my Silhouette Cameo called Hearts card
My Cardstock is Core'dinations basic black available here and Bazzill Maraschino 
Dies: Couture Creations Nested  Rectangles  and Die-Namics small flourish
Corner Punch is the Fluer De Lis by Karl punches
Flowers: are from Petaloo Botanicals Colletion
Stick on Pearls: Stampin Up !
and the small red tear drops are from my stash 
And the sentiment I have created on Microsoft Word .
The copic colors I have used are :
Skin: E21,51,02,11
Hair: E50,51,53,55 and N3,4,57,
Fox: E13,15,17,18
Cloak: B93,95,97,99
Dress: V20,22,25,28
Rock: C1,2,3,5,7
And Grass: YG61,63,67

Links to where I get my supplies are here 
Image : SBS 
Dies: Couture Creations  the small flourish I picked up on Ebay !
Flowers: Petaloo
Pearls: Stampin Up !   
So there you have it I hope you have enjoyed your stay with me today and thank you for stopping by see you soon
                                                             Kay xx 

Anything goes at The Stamping Chef


Hello and welcome back to Cards by Kay it is that time again at The Stamping Chef this week I am using Demented Beauty she is available here I just loved working with this image she is easy to color and lots of fun to put together.  So I hope I can give some inspiration and you will join in the fun ! 

                                          Front view

                                           Inside view

I have cut my card from a file from my silhouette called A2 Halloween Spider web Card 
also a silhouette file is the cross bones border through the centre and the tomb stone behind Demented Beauty 
For the corners on my purple background I have used Stampin Up's spider web corner punch. 
The little spiders I have used in the corners and front of the card are actually earrings I have cut the stems off you can pick them up on ebay cheap ! 
The flower and pin is from Petaloo and the skull from my stash 

My copic colors I have used for this image are:
Skin: E21,51,02,11
Hair : E51,35,25,29
Dress,Hat Legs: V20,22,25,28
Dress,Hat,Legs: N3,4,5,7
Eyes: E30,31,33 and C0
Eye Shadow: W5,3,2,0
Skull and Cross bones: W0,2,3
Lips: C0,2,3,5

So there you have her I thank you for stopping by and look forward to seeing you entry in this weeks challenge
Kay xx