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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Raider Nation Til I Die

Hello again Everyone,

This is a card that I made a while back but realized I haven't made a blog post for it. Oooops... not a biggie it was made just for fun and as a thank you card for an online friend that sent me some crafty goodies. The skin, the makeup, the hair and clothing were totally inspired by her. She kindly sent me something as a surprise or what do they call it Happy Mail or Random Act of Kindness? It definitely was both so I made her a card I took a looooooong time to send it.... but it's on it's way. I hope that she likes it.

This digi is called The artist and you can find her by clicking on the link. http://thestampingchef.com/Shop/downloads/the-artist/
Of course I had to make her a tagger LOL
Another thing this card was inspired by Oakland Raider Cheerleaders. LOL 
It was done all in fun and yes I like the Raider's even though they have been losing.... bad :(

I colored her up with Copics (and pencils the hair)
The bling was and the flowers on the right were part of that R.A.K.
The flowers under the digi were flowers  Corinne sent me in a Swap. I just removed the flower 
center and glued two together to create some pom-poms. They have a silver shimmer but it's hard to tell on the photos.

I think you can see some of the dimension.

Thanks for looking now time for a short nap.

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess



entering my card at:


TSC DT: Not stars in the sky

Good morning Everyone!

How all is well. Taking a tiny tiny of a break from Halloween cards, Halloween candy and Halloween costumes or costume talk..... well I guess this could be a costume too but.... yea.

A couple of people came to mind when I created this card. The fairy named Alyce (which you can buy by clicking the link provided)
http://thestampingchef.com/Shop/downloads/alyce-special-celebration-image/ I colored a while ago but had not thought of anything to put her on. Sometimes when I color something just for just and I digging it I just want to look at it and not disturb it by sticking it on paper.... but I had an idea for it this time and hoped for the best.

I created my own background by using Time Holtz Distress Ink pads: Broken China and Dusty Concord, Stampendous Frantage, Clear glitter embossing powder on white pigment ink for the sentiment. I'm thinking I should have used a different embossing powder because the white font seems to sort of disappear when I added the clear powder. This rubber stamp by Impression Obsession # E5094 I bought that from http://www.thestamproom.com/search.aspx?manufacturer=88. (I love that shop too)


Here is my Alyce - it was so much fun coloring her.


 I colored her up with Copic and pencils.
A tiny big of Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen.
 I love love looking at things, objects or animals in nature with iridescent colors. 
From pearls, to hummingbirs and even car oil or grease along the sidewalk after it has 
rained or the car has been washed... oh yea and bubbles they have an irridescence
and lets not forget dragonflies and house flies. LOL 
From a young girl as far as I could remember I was always mesmerized by all of these colors and I and I still am.... so I was trying to think of a way to make her wings and hair 
look iridescent without adding glitter because I so can't photograph glitter. 
So there you have it I was inspired by bugs and stuff. LOL
Here is a close up sort of and sorry these photos are taken with artificial lighting in the house...
Mommy crafting in the middle of the night again....


Thank you for stoping by. I hope you create with something that 
truly inspires you in life... could be anything... even a dead house fly. Ha!

Don't forget to stop by the challenge blog http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/
As always ~ Anything Goes.


Thank you for looking,

Katya Bess

Will be entering my card at:




Monday, October 27, 2014

SBS DT: Suck it Up

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm back with another card for the 13 Days of Halloween party from Simply Betty Stamps.

I'm using Betty Vacuum Witch it comes with that sentiment and it can be found here: http://simplybstamps.net/item_2407/Betty-Vacuum-Witch-Digi.htm I bought this a while ago and I think it was part of a secret release.... meaning you buy it usually for a reduced before they are shown. Kind of a gamble but these were pretty funny. This one is inspired by Mary from Hocus Pocus so I colored her hair and outfit to try to match her character. LOL

 I colored my imaged with Copics and it was fine and dandy last night. 
I went to take kids to school and came back to work on my card and somehow there was ink 
on her face of all places. grrrrr.... she looks like she has a 2 day mustache. LOL


I have her on an action wobble that I won from a challenge 
Rosie Mini's blog and The Scrapbooking Queen was her sponsor. 

To participate in this challenge make sure you link up at 

Thank you for looking. 

Katya Bess

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SBS DT: Sexy and Scary... or Naughty?

Hi Everyone,

Running a bit behind on things not feeling so hot but still trying to get things done around here.
I was so excited to do this card and I'm late to the party. Boooo!

Anyway, I purchased this digi as part of a secret release something in late Summer I think. I'm glad I am now able to use it as it was fun trying to come up with something Sexy and Scary. I made it a tiny bit naughty since the challenge was to make the card for that man in your life LOL or a least make it sexy for a man.

This is the image I used: Franken Babe Betty
http://simplybstamps.net/item_2906/Franken-Babe-Betty-Digi.htm

This is what I came up with.
 My hubby actually sent me that  full sentiment in a text. LOL I know TMI.
but it was so much fun trying to incorporate it in a card. ;)

Well I hope you like and I hope you get it... :P 
I hope you all can participate in the challenge over at SBS


Thank you so much for visiting. 

Katya Bess


I will be entering my card in these challenges:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Outlawz Party

Hi again Everyone! :)

I just got a notice that Outlawz is having a paaaaaarty!

From October 20th-October 26th 2014 there will be a big party with lots of sponsors and loads of fun! You don't want to miss it... I sure don't :P


There is a linky party if you spread the news for a random chance to win.


Thanks for stopping by.


Katya Bess

TTPH DT: Warm Hugs

Hello Everyone!

Today it's the 64th Challenge over at Through The Purple Haze Challenge Blog.

This week we are being sponsored by Aurora Wings and I got to color We Love Snowman.
(click on the name of the digi to take you to the Etsy Store)
Thank you Mitzi for sponsoring us this week. Your images are always fun to color :)


Here is my completed card.

 I colored it with Copic markers.
I used Sakura Gelly Roll and Stickles to add glitter and sparkle 
to random areas of snow or snowflakes.
The snowflake die is from The Greeting Farm.
The circle I traced the inner part of my Spellbinders die so it 
wouldn't cover up the design of the My Creative Time wavy circle die.
The fancy label is from Spellbinders as well.
 I love those little kittens giving the snowmen warm fuzzy hugs lol!
It was fun trying to add a little fur on them. 
The small snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart punch.


I hope that you are able to play in our 64th challenge called 

I hope you liked my card. 

Thank you so much for visiting. 

Katya Bess




I will be entering my card here:
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/10/challenge-47-inspiration-photo.html
click on link to see their photo inspiration.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SBS DT Meowie London


Hello Everyone!

I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday.

Today continuing on 13 Days of Halloween over a thttp://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/

Today's challenge is a Color Combo! 
Use Traditional Halloween Colors. 
Orange, Purple, Lime Green and black and it's Anything Goes!

Here is the link for the actual challenge



The winner from this challenge will part of the Dia de los Muertos Party Release Hop! That sure sounds fun to me :D


 I used Copic markers to color her. 
The papers are from a grab bag online yard sale Betty had a year or two ago.
From We Are Memory Keepers. 
She is popped up and for added dimension. 
The glitter stickers are from Making Memories: Spellbound.

 Close up... I wasn't too happy with the hair so I added more streaks (after the photos)
and finally the inside of the card. I really liked those little kids Trick or treating
so I wanted to show the paper more.


I hope you liked my card. I really do try to think 
of Halloween stuff since it's not what I normally do but working on it. LOL 

Thank you for visiting. 

Katya Bess

will enter my card here:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TSC DT: Smile Sweetcakes

Hey Everyone!


Just popping in with a card I created. This digi I had actually colored previously but it just needed to be put on a card.

Today I'm using digi stamp "The Artist" http://thestampingchef.com/Shop/downloads/the-artist/

OMG I love this image, to me it's just too cool. Besides that she looks so good I'm inspired to color her because I find the hair challenging and look at those sweet cakes on her! LOL

I bought this image when it first came out and colored her while on vacation... actually I colored 3 and half of these. LOL I was so desperate to win this class that I tried different skin tones and different hair colors. Long story short, I didn't get the free class but I somehow made it to the DT and I'm sure happy about that. LOL.

I was also inspired to make this card because my Mother works as a garden educator at a local school- I was there on Monday and she made me think about strawberries since they're still growing there and it just made me think of this image. LOL Plus it's October- Breast cancer Awareness month so why not use her and her big pink hair. I know a few people that die their hair pink in October. :D



I colored her with Copics
The stamp and dies are from My Creative Time
For some reason it seemed too blah... so I drew a few strawberry plants
with a Sakura pen and colored in it with Gelly Rolls
since the way I colored her was inspired by Strawberry Shortcake.

I added freckles on her face and shoulder (I hope you all can see.)

Make sure you all enter your challenges at
It's always anything goes. 


One more thing....
http://thestampingchef.com/Shop/

Use code TSCfall30 for 30% off your order of $10 and up! :)

Thank you for looking.

Katya Bess



I will be entering my challenge at:

http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/challenge-117-make-your-mark.html Use markers, pencils, chalks, paints - anything. I used markers and drawing pens.

http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com/2014/10/challenge-37-cards-in-pink-breastcancer.html
Cards in pink.

http://miriamscraftingblog.com/1/post/2014/10/miriams-crafting-blogs-17th-monthly-challenge-shades-of-pink.html
Two shades of pink

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2014/10/think-pink-october-breast-cancer.html
Think Pink

http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/2014/10/whimsy-stamps-new-digital-release-and.html
Anything Goes

http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/2014/10/well-look-at-that-its-wonderful.html
Always Anything Goes

http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/team-b-with-stitchy-bear-art-by-miran.html
Pink

Monday, October 13, 2014

SBS DT: Use Cotton of Gauze

Hello Everyone!

Here to welcome you to the 5th day of the 13 Day's of Halloween over at Simply Betty Stamps Blog and to announce that today is my official first day as an SBS DT member! Woohoo! I had to like double check with Betty cause she asked me to be on her DT and I couldn't believe it. Ahhhhh! LOL I did the happy dance probably like 20 minutes later with Jade cause I still couldn't believe it for a little while... I had to ask her are you sure you want ME? LOL She must of really liked my Zombie Bday Betty or she must of been desperate I don't know.... LOL I hope that I can come up with some cool and interesting cards while I'm part of the team since to me I feel that they're all so competitive and creative it'll be hard to keep the ideas coming but I'll try my best.

Well for my first project I had to work with a Halloween image from Jude and Friends lines and use cotton or gauze.

I made an easel card with Little Dragon Jude (click on the link if you'd like to buy it.)

 I colored the image with Copic markers.
The gauze/sterile pad I stretched it, ripped off some pieces, added red sticky take
to make sure it was secure. I didn't want to use glue because I didn't want it
to come through the front. I drew eyes and mouths with my Sakura pen.
The designer papers from We R Memory Keepers: Spookville lots
of pieces were scraps from a previous project and
I got those from a Secret Halloween Swap last year.

Here is a little bit of the side view of the easel card. 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you liked it.

Make sure to enter all of the fun challenges going 
but the challenges have a limited time so get to it. :P



Again, thanks for visiting.


Katya Bess





I will be entering my card at:

Mystical Creatures: I have a dragon. 

Halloween Treats (halloween project)


Use those scraps.

Halloween 

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

pumpkins / jack-o-lanterns

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Emily's Very Merry Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Back at it again with these cards.... gotta get them out while the mojo is still there right? LOL
Well I had loads of fun coloring this image that Betty graciously let us have as long as we had it ready for Emily Shroom's birthday! She's from the Land of Down Under and is visiting the USA and as far I know she's been having a blast...  A bunch of us have a wonderful birthday surprise for her and we hope that she enjoys it as much as we enjoyed creating these for her.

If you are coming from the awesome crafty mama, Mrs. Summer Painter, then you're in the right place. If not check down below for the full list of the blog hop. Next is SBS' very own Tuesday Solo Colorist Erin.

Well here is my card. 
Will post the link to this digi as soon as it's put on to the shop.
but you can check out the store here and you might find other cool stuff while we wait :)
http://simplybstamps.net/category/new.htm
 Colored with Copic markers.
I used paper all designer papers from Crafty Secrets.
The plain paper are all Recollections.
The doily die is from My Creative Time.
the little tea cup is my own hand drawing trying make a match for Betty's Teapot. LOL
 I originally had just cut the image into a square. I've been trying to not fussy cut some images to see
if it helps me speed along since I'm a slow colorer but it was just too too too much white.... it 
would have worked out if I wanted it to be a CAS card but it just wasn't the look I was going for and
it was making feel a little weird about it... 
so I went mad on coloring then doodling the entire background. So there to me 
it finally felt more like something out of Alice in Wonderland since I'm lacking the 
papers for that theme. 
 That is the back of the card. LOL I would never do that but it was
just too funny to pass up that stamp set. 

Here is the blog hop list:

Simply Betty Stamps Blog
Corinne Irene
Tanja
Lisa N
Lisa H
Louise
Summer
You are here Katya
Erin
Wendy
Sheri







Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess



I will enter these challenges: