Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In and Around.... The DT :)

 Looking for the FABULOUS FALL BLOG HOP? <- Go there :)  Contest closes Friday Sept. 30 Midnight EDT.  Please come hop with us and get a chance to win a great prize package!

Happy Humpday!

I want to start a new tradition on Fred She Said... On Wednesdays,  I'd like to showcase some of the gorgeous projects the Fred She Said Design Team have been making recently :)




























Pretty pretty!!!

Have a great day!

:)*  Fred

Friday, September 23, 2011

September 23 BLOG HOP: STARTS HERE!

Hey all!  It's time for another Blog Hop :)  We are calling it the Fred She Said Fabulous Fall Blog Hop.  We were to use a Fall Colour Combo -  any 2  or more colours from Red, Green, Yellow, Orange or Gold ... and sky blue... I can`t picture fall without the leaves being against a lovely sky blue, the project did NOT have to be a fall theme ;)  I am so excited to see what the DT have come up with!

One Lucky Winner will get this prize package: 



£15 Gift Voucher to Bearly Mine Designs

$10 Prize Package of yummy goodies chosen by Judy from Pizzazz APlenty

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... and  a   $30 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store :)


( Thank you to Bearly Mine Designs and Pizzazz APlenty for sponsoring  our hop  :D)

This time around we are going back to a SECRET PHRASE.  Some peeps were having trouble last time leaving comments.  Please comment and leave the DT some love but it isn't required to win :)  All you do is find the secret word/s on each hop post and collect them up to make up a secret phrase.

The instructions will be at the FSS Challenge BLOG on how to enter your secret phrase.  Please only one entry per person and please submit your entry by Friday September 30th midnight EDT.  I'll announce the winners Saturday October 1st.

Here is the Blog Hop List:

1. FSS Blog: ( ME here ) http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/
2. Danielle: http://paulettespapers.com/
3. Debbie: http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/
4. Nancy: http://inspiredbystamps.blogspot.com/
5. Robin: http://robinscreativenest.blogspot.com/
6. Vicki: http://vldesigns.blogspot.com/
7. Darsie: http://craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
8. Anne: http://stargrovesblog.blogspot.com/
9: Michelle:  http://inspirationblooms.blogspot.com
10: Carol:  http://chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com/
11: Challenge Blog (no word, just directions) http://fss-challenge.blogspot.com/

Here is my project :)

I used Cardinal & Daisies Pre-Coloured Set and lots of distress ink and some crackle accents.  I went a bit coo coo with the black pearl string LOL!

Here is my SECRET WORD:  "The"

Now please go to Danielle's blog :)  Have fun hopping!!!

:)*  Fred

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Stuff... Blue Jays & Cardinals

There are some new things in the STORE :)

I am continuing with a Flying Bird Series, first there were the Flying Winter Birds, then Wee Hummingbird & Petunias... well now we have:

Blue Jay & Raspberries

 ... also Black Raspberries ;)

AND

Cardinal & Daisies 


( Yellow & White Daisies, or colour however you like, coneflowers, black-eyed Susans... etc )

I am planning more, I am trying for one cute little bird with a coordinationg floral or botanical.

If there is a particular bird/floral combo you would like to see please leave a comment on this post :)

We are also having a BLOG HOP  next week!  Friday, September 23rd!  Yey!

..... and I am going to attempt a long overdue requested digital tutorial on creating a wreath with little floral digi stamps.  But I have to review exactly how I did it and I will be using freeware so we are on an even playing field.... hopefully I will have something in 2 weeks.

Have a great weekend.

:)*  Fred

Friday, September 09, 2011

CARD: Hollyhocks

Hi All!

In case anyone purchases from the STORE and has any difficulties downloading - Fred will be away Saturday and Sunday ( Sept 10-11 ) and will be without internet access.  If you have any questions or problems, please email me and I will help you first thing Monday ;)  We are heading to Toronto to go to the Zoo and see the sights ... just realized the Toronto International Film Festival ( The Tiff. ) is going on!  Maybe we will go star chasing... not LOL!

Here is a card I recently made.  I used a print of the WHITE coloured Hollyhocks.  What I did was tint the flowers by going over them with pencils ( this one prismacolor process red and the creamy coloured flowers-  a tiny bit of jasmine - you could do the same thing with copics etc.) and sponging the edges of the oval with antique linen distress ink .  The background is alcohol inked glossy paper that has been embossed.


I have been trying to draw and colour some cute little birds.  Need to make a few more  before they are ready for prime-time ;)   ... maybe some berry branches or florals to go with them.  ... eventually LOL...

Have a great weekend!

:)*  Fred

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Christmas Glee Digital Paper Set by Bearly Mine Designs

 New in the store:

Donna has made another lovely digital paper set... this time Christmas!  Pretty pretty!  This set coordinates with Christmas Wreath and Winter Flying Birds Sets.



Have a great day and weekend and Labour Day!  Tomorrow is my birthday ( puts on her party hat )!!!!  not really ... this getting older stuff is getting old LOL  I will be 43 but I have thought I was 43 for most of the year ( is it me or is it that the older you get the harder it is to remember exactly how old you are??)  OK I will stick with 40-ish for the next few years and cover my bases ;)

:)* Fred