Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Monday, May 31, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!

Hi everyone!  This announcement is a little late as we had some hiccups LOL! 

The WINNER of our Here Comes Summer Blog Hop is:

Nancy Newell!!!!

Nancy has won a $20 GC to the Fred She Said Store.  I'll be emailing you, Nancy!

Also today is the LAST DAY to get your entry in for the April FSS CHALLENGE!  Don't miss another chance to win a $20 GC :D   I will announce the winner tomorrow!



:)* 
Fred

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Paper Roses & Leaves Templates SET

I have just uploaded a new Temple Set.


  This set has a gazillion different files.. don't let it scare you LOL..  here is an example of the ready-to-print outline sheet:


Those are the shapes available as outline sheets you hand-cut ( also has a leaves sheet and just flowers sheet), or as a digital stencil ( transparent shapes with a solid white background you digitally place on top of coloured or digital paper so just the patterned/coloured shape prints out - no black outline.  There are also single images available so you can resize and use to fit your needs.  I also included an SVG cutting file sheet to be used in digital cutting machines, as well as sheets and images that are solid black shapes so that you can import/trace in various cutting software and machines. 


You can use these like digital stamps but they are more like templates that you print on the wrong side of your paper/cardstock and have DP paper or hand colour the right side after you cut them out.  I am in the process of making a tutorial for this card:

 For this card, I used an outline sheet and hand cut ( the leaves are actually cut out using pinking scissors  but the variegated leaves can be easily cut around with regular scissors)  Every thing on this card was coloured with distress inks and sponges and glimmer spray.

Here is a FREEBIE I made using the stencil version of the template sheet:
 Please DOWNLOAD HERE

I used Paint Shop Pro and floodfilled the empty spaces with patterns and colours. Hope you like!

Anyway, I'll be back soon with more info and a tutorial.

:)*  Fred

True's Candy!

True  has some wonderful blog candy up on her blog.  She is having surgery and will be away from her computer for a bit and would love to read comments when she gets back :)  Her current and past DT companies have helped her put together an awesome offering!  You so have to check it out!  Click on the image below to take you to True's Candy!



Good luck with your surgery, girlfriend!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Products added

New stuff added:

Pre-Coloured Versions ( Set ) of Emma in The Strawberry Patch


Pre-Coloured Versions ( Set ) of  The Wheelbarrow:

I have a Floral Template set coming out soon ... stay tuned!

Have a great day,
:)*
Fred

Saturday, May 22, 2010

CARD Butterfly

 If you are looking for the BLOG HOP it's HERE!


Here is a card I made using the Monarch Butterfly Digi and SVG cutting files set.  I cut the  Monarch Butterfly1 SVG ( it has an intricate top and a solid base to cut) and used distress inks and some homemade glimmer spray to colour.  The background is one I made a while ago by drawing and smudging randoms swirls of soft pastels then cuttlebug embossed.   The flowers are odds and sodds from my extra flower bits that I print out.  Also in the butterfly set are digi versions, which I will shows samples of soon ;)

Have a great day!
:)* Fred

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Things :)

 If you are looking for the BLOG HOP it's HERE!

I am adding new designs to the Store :)


- there is also a Pre-coloured Set



This next set is REALLY LATE in coming.  I introduced the Digi of Emma & The Butterfly a year ago and I decided to colour it :)



I am not done!!!  I will have The Wheelbarrow and Emma in the Strawberry Patch coloured by the end of this weekend.  I still have some new designs up my sleeve.. but we will see how much I can get accomplished for the time being LOL!  

Have a great day,
:)* Fred

Here Comes Summer Blog Hop Starts HERE

Hi everyone!

Surprise!!!! It's time for another BLOG HOP!  And we are celebrating SUMMER being just around the corner ( in some parts of the world ;)  )  In Canada, we normally kick off summer early on May 24 ( Queen Victoria's birthday) but it is usually on a Monday so we get a long weekend so it may not land on the 24th  all the time but we affectionately call it May Two-Four in honour of Canada's brew of choice  for the festivities and comes in a case of 24.  LOL ( in case ya didn't know... now you do ;)  )

I will have some NEW DESIGNS in the store today.  Stay tuned...  I am running behind LOL

This blog hop will run from today, MAY 21st until MAY 27. On the 28th, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog  .  Yep, right here ;)

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Thank-you for taking the time to play along.  Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit SONYA

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

*FRED SHE SAID  blog http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/   YOU ARE HERE!
*SONYA
*MARIA 
*SHELLY 
*MICHELLE  
*CAROL L.  
*DARSIE B.  
*JUDY
*CAROL H. 
*LORA 
*DEANNE
*FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG

:)*  Fred

Monday, May 10, 2010

PFP Digi Friday Workshop

Hey all!

Guess what?!  It was Digi Friday at Passion For Promarkers! LOL  Sorry so late in getting this announcement up! yikes!

Sue at Passion For Promarkers has a wonderful colouring demo ( using Emma in the Strawberry Patch) up  HERE! ...and if you leave a comment there, you are entered for a chance to win a $15 GC to the Fred She Said Store :)


:)*  Fred

Friday, May 07, 2010

Emma in the Strawberry Patch Digi Set


There is a new Emma in the store ;)  Emma in the Strawberry Patch   It comes with another strawberries image as well.

Was this card "fun" LOL  I coloured with copics & neopikos... I am still figuring out the bleed problem.. need better CS BUT that wasn't my real problem.  I tried running the image through the cuttle bug with the nesties taped to the CS with painters tape.. I felt the tape... it didn't feel very sticky... well after I shredded the outer layer of paper trying to get the tape off... I tried rescuing the image with a coating of modge podge... LOL... it kind of worked.  anyhoo  the blossoms were made using a flower I drew and cut in the cricut ( Fred got a new Cricut! .... more info later ;) ), a stamen punch and then I cut up a punched flower to make the strawberries.  The leaves were a free SVG I found on the web.  If I find it, I'll edit this to include the link.  Everything ( except Emma ) was coloured with distress inks and stickles.


Have a great day! 
:)* Fred