Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Drive-By: Christmas Card 2


Here is the other quick christmas card I made. I used Emma the Hugger coloured version. The scalloped circle is painted with gold lumiere paint... but it didn't have a tinsel-ly enough feel so I added diamond stickles all over it and also added stickles to the image and the flakes in the embossed paper, which has broken china distress ink applied with the blending tool. This card just has this tinselly glow... I love tinsel... but not with puppies... our Molly liked to eat tinsel :O So we will keep tinsel off the tree this year so Rosey won't eat it.

:)* Fred

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Drive-By: Christmas Card


I made some quick christmas cards for a lovely lady I know. This is the Christmas Flower Doodledallions Digi Set ( no border version with snow) in which I coloured with a light blue WC pencil, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint & Pine Needles distress inks and an aqua brush. I also added Diamond Stickles and a gem. The coloured paper is actually sponged with distress inks to match. Will I need re-inkers soon? probably LOL!


:)* Fred

Monday, September 28, 2009

CARD - using Blue Blossom Sheet


I finally got a chance to use the Dark Blue Blossom Sheet ( By the Sheet section). I showed a side view to show the dimension I got by using silicone glue and moulding the flowers. I used Stickles on centers of flowers and distress stickles ( Faded Jeans) on the blue scalloped frame. The sentiment is from a Stampendous Clear Stamp collection I got a CropStop... ( Orchid Greetings) The colours on this one really pop... I chose the vivid photo setting on my printer and used Staples brochure and flyer paper... which I think is matte photo paper.



:)* Fred who is going "back to work" on more goodies if the puppy stays asleep!

Emma in the Leaves Coloured


By request, Emma in the Leaves Coloured version... in the store. :)




















I hope to get more up tonight, if not tomorrow. I have a card or two to post. So I will be back LOL.

:)* Fred

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What a Puddin Pie.... and a card

Well, this weekend ... I did not get much accomplished... we have a good reason ;)

Meet Rosey.....

errr... that is Rosey's bum... that is the first thing I noticed when I met her... the hilarious black patch on her bottom!

This is Rosey...


She is almost 10 weeks and is a Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu cross. She has the softest fluffiest fur with a slight kink to it.. it reminds me of those fuzzy toilet seat covers? ROFL. She is the sweetest button and not very big, but she does have a crazy side and a touch of attention deficit disorder..like all good puppies should. But she knows that crates are for sleeping in and she knows what grass is for ;)

I have completed some coloured designs during the week.. going to upload them tomorrow.

And here is a card....



Made using Fall Flowers Digi Set and a paint spattered digital paper I have in the works. Flower is coloured with pencils/OMS. The frame is white CS embossed with a diamond pattern on the Scor-Pal and inked with Scattered Straw Distress ink and some dots of frosted lace Stickles. Used Spellbinders Labels 4 & Labels 8 and a die from the Fleur de Lis Pendant set. Blue paper is CB embossed. The ribbon is from a box of chocolates I received for my birthday :D

Have a great day!

:) * Fred

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cards, PinstripePapers Digi-Freebie & one sheet LOL

Sorry about the delay. This weekend was a bust LOL, between family and icky sicky kids, I did not get much done. But I did putz away and made a few paper pricking cards and managed to assemble a freebie for you :)

First here is the card



I made a folder of I think 17 8X8 pinstripe papers for you to take and have fun with. They are in pastels shades and some neutral shades. I love them for paper pricking on.
You can find and download them HERE.

A word of warning.. the download is SMALL but it unzips and expands ALOT ( 12 MB).

The other backing paper is something I am working on.. some petit fleur papers. I didn't like how light it printed so I have to adjust them a bit more, there is supposed to be a faint white swirly pattern behind the little flowers, it just didn't print grrr. I distressed and blended some Dried Marigold and Peeled Paint distress inks here and there on the card. The Black-Eyed Susan ( and PP pattern are from the Fall Flowers Digi Set) is coloured with pencils and OMS. I added loose outlines around the flowers in the patterned paper with gold lumiere paint for some glitz.. and gold dewdrops.

I have also started making a "By the Sheet" designs. Carol L. has made a lovely card using the sheet I am putting up at the store... a lone sheet who was supposed to have friends but will soon LOL. The blossom is a colour that is NOT in the Lovely Blossom & Butterfly Decoupage Set.



Here is a preview of the sheet, Just about everything you need to complete a cardfront is on one sheet... how neat is that? LOL please let me know what you think... if this is something I should continue with ;)



I will put this one up at the store, it will be in a "By the Sheet" section HERE :) ... and I will add more as I make them.

Have a great day!

:)*
Fred

Friday, September 18, 2009

Emma's & Flowers & Doodledallions OH MY

I have just uploaded several goodies at the Store :D

First up is Emma in the Leaves!


Some of my Design Team have been playing and made some lovelies!

Erin played with Emma using an awesome blue and chocolate theme. You rocked the paper piecing, Erin!




Carol L. made a lovely fall themed card using "Emma in the Leaves" digi and her own leafy background digital paper, she also coloured Emma in Photoshop:

Carol also made a gorgeous Yellow Blossom card using the Lovely Blossom & Butterfly Decoupage set, I added to the store earlier this week:


Maria also made a beauty using the Blossoms set in Blue:



Next is a set very dear to me - Fall Flowers & Paper Pricking Frame Digi Set.

This set includes Sunflower, Black-eyed Susan, Asters, and Chrysanthemum digi-images.

Also inluded is this lovely coordinating paper pricking frame:


Carol H made this sunflower beauty with the paper pricking frame.. love the colours!


Maria created this whole awesome set! She used one of my blog paper freebies for backing paper:


Lisa P. used the Chrysanthemum and 3d paper toled the front and painted with twinkling H2O's... gorgeous!


Third up is the Flowering Hearts Doodledallions Digi Set:



Here are some of cards I made using the set. I didn't use the scalloped image for the pink one... it was a prototype LOL and cut with a Spellbinders scalloped die.




I tweaked the design and made multiple versions for a Christmas Flower Doodledallions Set!


No samples yet for this one, but the weekend of fun is NOT over! I hope to have more goodies plus a freebie. We will also see if more of my DT will come out and play! LOL

The Doodledallions, for my colouring challenged peeps LOL, are in the process of being coloured. Stayed tuned for more info later!

Have a great day!
:)* Fred

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Design Team Member

Please welcome Lisa Phillippi to the Fred, She Said Design Team! She makes the most pretty flowery cards and I am looking forward to working with her :)

Thanks so much to all who applied for the dt positions. I am sorry but I am going to close the call for now.

:)* Fred

Coloured Decoupage Kit - Lovely Blossom & Bfly


The Coloured Blossom Decoupage Kit is finally ready. There should be coordinating papers by the end of the week, along with other goodies! The blossoms are at the store HERE!



Have a great day!

:)* Fred

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Desgn Team... new term!

The next tour of duty at Fred She Said is a little late LOL. We should be getting fired up in a week or two. I am happy to say quite a few have stayed on for another go and I welcome Carol H. of http://chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com/
to the team! She made a lovely card for the FSS challenge and I asked her to come on board :) She makes lovely cards and shares my love of flowers ( big grin)! ... and chocolate LOL.

Back are:

Carol L. http://www.bycarolivy.blogspot.com/

Donna http://bearlymine.blogspot.com/

Erin http://www.scrapstampandbemerry.blogspot.com/

Jen http://www.expressivelyme.blogspot.com/

Lora http://www.lorascards.blogspot.com/

LORi http://byloridesigns.blogspot.com/

Maria http://www.joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/

Michelle http://www.inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/

Sonya http://www.appelquilling.blogspot.com/


Welcome back girls! weeee!

I want to thank True and Lisa C. for all their awesome work and designs and comradery! I wish you both all the best in your endeavours :)

I have 2 spots open, I am not having a formal DT call, but I am looking for 2 people who love fancy floral designs and primarily work with pre-coloured images or decoupage or floral designs that would suit my coloured flowers and designs that are on a more ornate/whimsical side. If you think you fit the bill or know of someone please email ME.

Another note... still working on those coloured flowers.... one step forward two steps back, but I think it will be worth it ;)

:)* Fred

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Card Drive

Hi peeps! If you have a moment, please check out Erin's BLOG POST regarding a card drive to help cheer her 12 year old neighbour up who was in a boating accident and lost her arm. What a difficult obstacle for such a young person to face :(


Erin has been kind enough to offer blog candy for those who want to help out and pretty candy it IS!


:)* Fred

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge



Here is the card I designed for the Digital Tuesday Challenge. I just checked the challenge post out and boy, the DTC DT have outdone themselves... pretty pretty eye candy! As you can see the theme this week is a very feminine one... Lace and Pearls! Woohoo! You must give it a try and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Fred, She Said Store :D




Card details:

Mr. Cuttlebug loved this one.. the background is embossing folder chalked with cream/pink/green artist pastels; MS punch and a CB embossing border; Liquid Pearls; various ribbon and pearl string; large sticky flat back pearl. The flower is from "A Lovely Blossom & Butterfly Set" and was coloured with pencils and OMS (Pink and Cream - you add the cream after blending the pink, just colour on top no blending... it is a great highlight colour) the leaves are part of a piece I am working on for a coloured decoupage sheet. .. it is all one piece cut out and it fit behind the flower nicely.

Don't forget to check out the challenge ;) Have a great day... back to the drawing tablet for me LOL!

:)* Fred