Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Friday, May 26, 2017

Butterfly Bonanza - Butterflies on Transparency Film

Hi All!

Another day of butterflies!

Butterfly Bonanza is still in effect!  Use code BUTTERFLY  ( through STORE cart or via email order ) to get 20% OFF your order :)   CODE EXPIRES FRIDAY JUNE 2nd!

Over the next few days I will be posting various cards I have made using new products in the store.

Today I want to share a neat technique.  I laser printed the Distressed Butterfly onto transparency film :)

Tip:  To aid in cutting out the butterflies, back the film with white copy paper, secure with masking or washi tape to help keep them together while you cut.

I dotted Diamond Stickles glitter glue and let dry.  This first example, I dabbed on ( using a ranger distress tool and felt squares)  red, yellow and blue alcohol inks.  Then with a piece of felt wet with alcohol blending solution, I gently daubed to blend the colours.  The ink concentrated around the  glitter dots.  I like the look. 

 For a smoother look, apply your alcohol inks THEN add the glitter.  Either side of your print can be coloured or glue added with a laser print.   Printed side up and coloured/glittered underneath will give a matte look to the outlines.

Here is another example with a laser printed butterfly, same techniques BUT using Bic Markit Markers, Sharpies or Alcohol Markers.


You can use an inkjet printer if you have transparency film MADE FOR INKJET PRINTERS as this film has a special coating that grabs and holds the ink.  If you do use inkjet, you would do your glitter and colouring on the opposite side of your printing to avoid smearing your print.   oh.... and make sure you make the most out of your print out, I crammed as many butterflies as I could on this sheet before printing ;)

 Here are examples using INKJET Transparency Film.

I used Distressed Butterfly & Blossoms COL SET:

This one uses Monarch Butterfly COL SET:

The cutout border above is a work in progress.  I plan on adding a border CUTFILE set for this next week :)  

Have a great weekend!  I plan to be back tomorrow for more butterflies!

:)*  Fred

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Butterfly Bonanza Continues - Butterflies & Backdrops

Hi All!

Butterfly Bonanza is still in effect!  Use code BUTTERFLY  ( through STORE cart or via email order ) to get 20% OFF your order :)   CODE EXPIRES FRIDAY JUNE 2nd!

Over the next few days I will be posting various cards I have made using new products in the store.

Today I am featuring the new backdrops.

Used:  3 Backdrops for Flowers or Butterflies SET ( card uses the original watercoloured sketch but it prints virtually identical)
           Monarch Buttterfly Digi & SVG Cutting Files  (watercoloured)
           Happy Flowers DIGI SET  ( UNcoloured)    (watercoloured)
           CUTFILE/PRINT Blossoms Stencils     (stencil cut on acetate, distress ink brayered on stencil then spritzed then pressed onto watercolour paper)

Used:    Monarch Buttterfly Digi & SVG Cutting Files  (watercoloured)
              Distressed Butterfly & Blossoms COL SET
              Soft Floral Foliage Backgrounds SET

Used:        Distressed Butterfly & Blossoms DIGI SET (butterfly watercoloured but looks same in pre-coloured)
                 Distressed Butterfly & Blossoms COL SET ( for flowers)
                 3 Backdrops for Flowers or Butterflies SET

Have a great day!  I'll be back tomorrow with more cards to share :)

:)* Fred

Friday, May 19, 2017


It's a holiday weekend in my country of Canada...    Happy Victoria Day!

There are new pretty things in the store :)

Everything in this spring release can be easily mixed and matched.  Trust me, I know because I have played HARD.  I had serious "SQUIRREL!!"  when I was designing... I went in so many creative rabbit holes.... oooh this is nice!  but this could be nicer... what about this... and you can also do this with THAT!!!  oh my.  I had..... FUN.  I hope you do too :D


OH and before I start HERE IS A COUPON CODE for 20% OFF your entire order:

Use code:  BUTTERFLY

I finally created a PRE-COLOURED version of MONARCH BUTTERFLY with 7 colours and a printable sheet full of them to get started :)

Here are some hand painted backdrops for your flowers and butterflies!

I played with a prototype of a swallowtail I made and it was too fun not to share.  I created a distressed look to the outlines.  In the DIGI set I included a clean line as well as the distressed line.  So there are DIGI, Pre-Coloured & CUFTILE sets!

I digitally painted ANOTHER background that is a soft watercoloured or pastel looking soft foliage and sky to add some flowers and butterflies to.  I then made a card and painted on small impressionistic flowers and leaves with oil pastels and loved the look.  I replicated it and I am offering it in 6 colours plus the original foliage background that you can jazz up however you like :)

The last one is some pastel coloured painterly papers!  

That's all of it.   Over the next few days I'll be sharing how I used them :)  Have a great weekend!

:)* Fred

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Corgi, Nuthatch and a COUPON CODE :)

Hey All!

I have 2 new images in the STORE for Christmas :) 

AND here is a coupon code for you  and it's good until CHRISTMAS :)

Please use CHRISTMAS  to get 20% off your order! ( EXPIRES DEC 25th )

For email orders, add the code to the text of your email order request. Online orders - there will be a place to apply the code when you checkout.  
Note: if you decide to add more stuff to your cart after you apply the discount code, please delete the code and reapply it to reflect accurate discount when checking out.

 -includes an alternate version with a CROWN :)  I am a bit of a Corgi fan.  You should see my instagram feed.... it is full of derpy corgi faces and floofy posteriors LOL~

 - includes a version without SNOW.

I am working on another Christmas floral project but I am not sure if and when it will get completed. But if I do I will add it :)

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

:)*  Fred 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Fred She Said in RUBBER :)

Hey All!

This Fall I have partnered with Sprinkle N Sparkle who are bringing select Fred She Said Designs images to RUBBER :)  They are based in Florida, USA.  Check them out!


This Fall's release has brought several seasonal and festive images to life as high quality rubber stamps!  These stamp sets also include Sparkle N Sprinkle's wonderful custom created sentiments.

Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets are made of high quality rubber and are finely-etched.  These close-cut stamp sets are mounted on cling cushion. Each set comes on its own lamination card for easy storage. Peel the stamps off the card, place them on your favorite acrylic blocks, and stamp your project. After cleaning your stamps, replace them on the convenient storage sheet.

I am pretty sure all stamp sets  have available to purchase coordinating digital cut files ( if you don't like fussy cutting ) and Sparkle N Sprinkle's own digital stamp versions of their sets.

Here is a link to all the sets that are available in their Fall Release :)  GO HERE.

Here are the Stamp Sets featuring Fred She Said Designs :)  Click on image to go to product page at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Christmas Candles

Festive Lantern

Winter Blue Jay

Sparkle N Sprinkle also has a Video Technique Club!

This months KIT includes the Winter Blue Jay and has many wonderful supplies that includes a pearlescent watercolor set and Sparkle N Sprinkle's own custom embossing powders and glitters!  They have the fabulous Demo Donna (Ellis) who is a blast to watch :)

Here is this month's technique VIDEO.  See THIS LINK to watch on YouTube.

PLEASE go to THIS LINK to see the details to purchase and sign up for the Video Technique Club :)  I have been told hese kits are limited and are only available until they run out.

Have a great day!  Me? ... back to working on some Christmas images... hopefully you will see what I am up to by the end of the week :)

:)*  Fred

Sunday, October 02, 2016

In the STORE - alternative watercoloured cardfronts :)

Hey all!  I tried to get this post in yesterday for World Card Making Day BUT it didn't happen.  I hope  you enjoyed World Card Making Day!

There is STILL a few days to take advantage of our Good Bye Summer DISCOUNT :)  Use the code
BYESUMMER  to get 25% off your order! ( EXPIRES OCT 4th )

I was playing with some images I watercoloured and thought I would add them to the store.  I loved how they turned out :)

Watecoloured Scan Doodled Floral Corner1 with Butterflies COL SET

 This is a scan of a hand watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner1 with 2 pre-coloured butterflies  ( from Doodle Flower Trio Digi Set )and 2 "digitally watercoloured" backgrounds similar to the sample cards below.

Sample Card ( download does NOT include sentiment )


Watercoloured Simple Rose Spray Cardfronts ( 5 images )

 I also hand watercoloured and used coloured pencils on Simple Rose Spray and I scanned and manipulated it to make 5 coloured versions.  I love the watecoloured look of these!


 Have a great day!

:)*  Fred 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New things in the STORE.. and a 25% OFF CODE :)

Hello lovely people!

Long time no post! I have added new things to the STORE :)

This is my last hurrah to SUMMER.  As I am posting, this is the LAST DAY of SUMMER in good old Canada.  Hmmmm is it the start of summer or spring on the other side of my world?  If it is, you lucky peeps, flowery summery images for you yey!  LOL

Sadly we could be expecting frost VERY SOON and snow sometimes in OCTOBER here, what!?

So to forge forward we need to say good bye to summer with a COUPON CODE :)

Please use BYESUMMER  to get 25% off your order! ( EXPIRES OCT 4th )

For email orders, add the code to the text of your email order request. Online orders - there will be a place to apply the code when you checkout.  
Note: if you decide to add more stuff to your cart after you apply the discount code, please delete the code and reapply it to reflect accurate discount when checking out.
umm before I begin... I must confess these projects got a bit out of hand.  LOL  I started to play with Diamond Rose from way back as a corner element.  So I pulled it apart and converted it to a Simple Rose Spray. Boy did I have fun with it.  I figured out a trick to WHITE emboss black printer ink!  More about THAT in an upcoming post.  I got playing and was coming up with all sorts of cardfront configurations.  Because it is a bit more tricky to configure and angle digital stamps on cardfronts, I did it for you. :)   I made sentiments while I was at it.  I was going to leave it there and put it in the store but NO.  I had to digitally paint it and make multiple  pre-coloured versions which ballooned into multiple cardfront versions.... you get the picture!  oh boy.  It's a big wallop of files LOL.  Have fun!

Pre-Coloured Set:

DIGI uncoloured SET:

Sample Card using Digi/Outline printed on laser printer coloured with watercolour and coloured pencils.
 Again...  same thing happened... yada yada ...
Pre-Coloured Set:
DIGI (uncoloured) SET:

And last one....

Pre-Coloured Set:
DIGI uncoloured:

Remember.... BYESUMMER for 25% OFF :)  Have a good day!
:)*  Fred