Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 26th Challenge

A new Fred She Said Challenge is now posted on the FSS Challenge Blog :)

Create a 3D Gift for a loved one!

The DT have made some lovely gifts! I am going to try this challenge after I get my taxes finished.  I have receipts "ALL OVER" my crafting table.... I'd rather be playing LOL.

Last month's Challenge Winner  has been announced HERE  :)  Is it you? ;)

Have a great day!

:)* Fred

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blog Hop Winner

 Thank you to all who participated in the Fred For All Blog Hop! I enjoyed all the DT's entries and everyone's comments :)

From Random.org:
The winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store is:

 Congratulations Pamela!  Please email me to collect your prize! Have a great night!

:)*  Fred

Happy Earth Day! Create It Green BLOG HOP

*** See below for FSS Blog Hop INFO.

***Happy Earth Day!***

Create It GREEN  is having a Blog Hop today!  I am so happy to be included in sponsoring such a fun hop!

I made this Wheelbarrow Digi for the event:


Here is a card I made.  I added flower soft and stickles to the wildflowers and coloured the image with pencils and OMS.  The flowers, leaves were coloured with distress inks and the background was made with homemade glimmer spray and a Spellbinders Impressabilities.



Have a great day!  Think GREEN somewhere in your day!  I'll be feeding young'uns at the Outdoor Education Center.... big crowd and I am sure they are doing something special for today.  Like using worms to compost, and learning about reducing their carbon footprints.

The "Fred For All" Blog Hop is ending today!  I won't be home until 7 PM tonight so you have until 8:00 PM EDT ... that's when I will pick the winner ;)  So if you haven't yet, this is your last chance to enter for a $20 GC :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

AllSorts Challenge

If you are looking for the the FSS Blog Hop it's HERE.

This weekend I am sponsoring the Allsorts Challenge Blog.  What a fun place!  I am sponsoring a $20 GC to the FSS Store.  This weekend's theme is Stitching - Real of Faux!  I let the DT there run amok with the Spring Flowers release and boy!  they all made amazing creations!!!! Wow!  Go take a look or even try the challenge ;)




I am late getting my notice for this up.  I have been having trouble getting enough time home to write this LOL!  I hope you are all having a fun and wonderful weekend!

:)*  Fred

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"FRED FOR ALL" BLOG HOP STARTS HERE!

Woohoo Everybody!  Are you ready for another BLOG HOP!?!

This Blog Hop's theme is a "Fred for All"  ( LOL.. thanks to Deanne for the pun!)  A Fred Free for All.... the DT were asked to make ANYTHING from what I have in the store!  ...which means YES Fred is a liitle late with the new goodies! :O  ;)

Actually about this time last year the fledgling FSS DT's started OPERATION FRED SHE SAID using and reintroducing all Fred's pretties... so kind of fitting for another year of FRED!  Next month the Fred She Said Store will have our Second Anniversary!  I feel like I just started.. times flies when you are having FUN!

...Speaking of FUN let's start the festivities... ON WITH THE BLOG HOP!


OK the rules...

You need to start HERE at the Fred She Said Blog, and go visit ALL these places and leave some blog-loving comments to all the DT members.  There are special instructions at the end of your journey on how to enter to win  a $20 GC for the FSS Store :)

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

~FRED SHE SAID blog
~SHELLY
~MICHELLE 
~CAROL L.
~DARSIE B. 
~JUDY
~CAROL H.
~LORA
~SONYA
~DEANNE 
~FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG


This blog hop will run from today, April 15th until April 22nd. On the 22nd, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog  .

Here is my card for the HOP:



I used an orange flower from a sheet from  Polka Dotty Flowers Set   and a digital paper from The Purple Blossoms Kit .  I used Distress Inks to sponge colour on the die cuts (Spellbinder Petite Ovals, BossKut Ornamental Flourish ).  The sentiment is a "inkjet rub-on" experiment gone wrong!  LOL  I printed on acetate and rubbed it on my card stock..BUT some of the other things on the acetate smudged on my cardstock... so I grabbed a stippling brush and  splotched some black ink around the frame to hide it LOL! I added distress stickles as well and also put some on the orange bud. I made my own flower center with glitter glue, a flower center punch, some gold paint and a gold dew drop.    My new EK punch Scroll and Dots finally came in.  My new favourite border punch!

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Now please leave a comment then go to SHELLY's blog :)

Have a great day and have fun hopping!

:)*  Fred

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Old Truck

Hi everybody!  I have ONE yes ONE new goody in the store LOL!  I hope to have a few more this weekend.

  The Old Truck Digi & Pre-coloured Set



oooh I love this truck!  And I have a little treat for you :)  I am slowly figuring out my new video editing software and captured a digital painting in progress!  It is sped up I don't paint that fast LOL  The techniques I used are basically the way I do it in real life with pencils and OMS.  Enjoy!





Blog Hop tomorrow morning!  woohoo!  Have a great night all!

:)*  Fred

SPOTLIGHT: Deanne Burton

 I am pleased to have Deanne in the spotlight this week.  What a cute project.  I love these shadow boxes!

Here's Deanne:

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"UNDER THE SEA" SHADOW BOX


I used these images from the Fred She Said store and printed them off box...
...so they would fit into my shadow cute little shadow box in a dollar store.
I took the paper piece from the shadow box and used it as a template for the background image. Then I trimmed it on the top and bottom. I made the sides a WEE bit bigger than the template as I wanted it to "curve" or curl around on the sides. (you can see what I mean in the completed pics below.)
Then I had FUUUNNN coloring and embellishing the images. Ain't she a cutie, all sparkly and adorable!
Here's the background image completed and placed in the shadow box. I colored it in, then added Stickles and REAL sand to it! You can see in this pic how the sides are curled as opposed to being flat to the back.
Using THICK popdots, I placed the mermaid onto the image. The popdot on her tail is not as thick as the one on her face. I added some REAL shells and rocks at the bottom of the shadow box. I painted the box after. If I had it back, I would have painted the box FIRST (would have made it easier), but it was OK because it all worked out in the end.
Here's a closeup of the mermaid on the box.
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Thanks so much Deanne!  Deanne has been helping us get ready for our next BLOG HOP which is tomorrow, Thursday April 15th!  I hope you come back and check it out and see what eye candy the Fred She Said DT have cooked up!  I can't wait!

Have a great day!
:)*  Fred

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

SPOTLIGHT: Michelle Pearson

Happy Wednesday!!  Today we have the ever so awesome Michelle in the Spotlight!  Michelle put in a special request for a summery rose and candle for a wedding card and here is the result :)  It's sooo pretty, Michelle!  I am so glad you thought of it ;)

Here's Michelle:

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The season for weddings is fast approaching...and I was asked to make a white/white wedding card....and this is what I came up with! Scroll down for lots of photos and a beautiful winter version!
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> The cardstock is a coated paper with subtle swirls in it, which makes it very dressy. I used a combination of Nestabilities dies (Fancy Tags and Ovals), SU!'s Top Note Die and the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder to add detail.
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> The Rose Spray and Candle image is by Fred, She Said Designs. The image is colored with Copic Markers. (R39, R59, Y15, Y38, YR16, E0000, E41, E43, G20) The other color green was 67-100%, a Studio2 marker. I hit the rose and the flame with a clear Spica Glitter Pen for some added shimmer.
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I carefully cut out the image, and finished the card with a wired ribbon bow and some wedding rings. Mr & Mrs is a stamp by Stampendous and is stamped with Stazon ink.
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> Just a little peek with more detail...you can see the texture of the shimmery paper here.
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A filmy, satiny bow with rings is the perfect card topper.
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> Here is a wintery version I made earlier this year with the Christmas Rose set. This card is done with black and white cardstock. I used the SU! Top Note Die as well as the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder. Lots of cutting, but it is so worth the effort!
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> These last two photos are of the inside of the card.  The left hand side holds a few wedding hymn poems with lots of wisdom for the newlywed couple.  Pearls and a Martha Stewart punch dress up the pocket.
> The right hand side has a computer-generated verse.  The pocket here can hold a monetary gift, gift card or personal note.
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> Thanks for taking a peek at my wedding projects!

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