Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Monday, December 17, 2012

CARD - Fancy Doily Snowflake Blue



Happy Monday!  Here's a card made with Fancy Doily Snowflake and SnowFlake Paper Pricking Pattern.  Snowflake was laser printed on transparency film, coloured with permanent Bic  Mark It markers and glittered with Glamour Dust.  Gems are iridescent.. I love how they change colours in the light :)

I bought a new Magnifier Lamp a couple of weeks ago as my eyes are just not focusing anymore or for very long due to my Fuch's - can't see through either pair of my glasses and will be a few months before I get in to see my optometrist.  I don't want to be a whiny baby BUT, if any of you have trouble seeing to craft, a magnifying lamp can make a BIG DIFFERENCE when you are poking holes! LOL  ... a big help when colouring too.  I think it's my new favourite crafting tool :)

Have a great week!

:)* Fred

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Little Fat Santa Speed Paint


 Hey all!  How is the Christmas shopping going?  eeek, don't ask me!

Just a speed paint coloring demo using Corel Painter, a Wacom tablet and "Little Fat Santa" .  The only brushes I used were a Basic Round to color ( from the Tinting brushes) and a Grainy Water for blending ( Blenders category) .. and an Eraser LOL.  

Yes, I misspelled a word... can you find it? LOL I am trying to brush up on my video editing skills... forgot so much and what I did know - it was not ALOT!   Next time I'll make a speed paint video a bit more speedier ;)

I'll be back in a bit... have a few new cards to upload :)  Have a great weekend!

:)*  Fred

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Little Fat Santa & a pretty FRAME!

Hi all!

I just added a couple of things to the STORE. 

I wanted a simple little gnomish Santa to add to some cards I was making.  I just want to squeeze his cheeks and pull his beard LOL!

Little Fat Santa ( DIGI OR COL SET)


... and I wanted a CUT FILE frame for my Pointy Poinsettia Flower!  So I made 2 versions.






The frame used Wrought Iron Square Frame version 2 and  was cut from white card stock.   The main part of the frame was glue-sprayed and sprinkled with Rock Candy dry glitter before it was adhered to the base frame.  The flower is from the Pointy Poinsettia Flowers.    I am thinking I will be using the Wrought Iron Frame A LOT with my butterflies and flowers in the future  ;) ... yes I am giddy with anticipation!   ..... just have to get through "Christmas card making season"  first! LOL

Have a great day!

:)*
Fred

Saturday, November 24, 2012

CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP WINNER

Happy Saturday! It's time to announce the lucky winner of our Christmas Blog Hop :) 


We have a fabulous prize package  for one lucky entry winner.  Thanks so much to  sponsor and guest DT, Donna Smith of Bearly Mine Designs!



Bearly Mine Designs

Thanks ALSO to a wonderful Design Team who all made gorgeous creations for this hop :D  And THANK YOU to all who entered!


THE PRIZE PACKAGE:
One winner will receive
$25 GC to
CropStop  (provided by Fred :)  )
£15 GC to Bearly Mine Designs
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store



The winner of this prize package is




Sue Kinson!  I will email the winner on Sunday night if she doesn't email me sooner ;)  


Have a great weekend,
:)*  Fred

Thursday, November 22, 2012

BLACK FRIDAY Weekend SALE!

 Hey All!

 Fred She Said is having a BLACK FRIDAY SALE!  NOW until Monday, Nov. 26th Midnight  EST - USE CODE:  BLACKFRIDAY to get 30% off any purchase $10 or over :)



.... Have a great weekend!

:)*  FRED

Friday, November 16, 2012

NOV 16 CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP Starts Here

Yey!  It's time for another Fred She Said BLOG HOP Woohoo!  The Fred She Said DT are showcasing the theme of CHRISTMAS!   I can't wait to see what they have come up with :D  While you are hopping please leave some love on the DT's post.  They love to hear your comments!

Thanks to Donna Smith of Bearly Mine Designs for sponsoring us!  She sells the most wonderful paper sets!  Donna is also a guest DT on this hop :) 



Bearly Mine Designs


Collect a secret word on each blog along the way  to make up a Secret Phrase and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!
One winner will receive ALL of this:
PRIZE:
Bearly Mine Designs - £15 gift voucher
$25 GC to CropStop  (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store
Entries will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 23rd Midnight EST and the winner will be announced Nov. 24th.
Here  we go!   ( if you get lost, you can refer back to this blog for the BLOG HOP participant LIST below.  **The instructions on how to enter will be at  the FSS CHALLENGE BLOG.**
Our wonderful DT and Blog Hop Coordinator Michelle let me play so I get to share a project Yey!!



This card uses the Pointy Poinsettia digital cutting files which were coloured by sponging on distress inks and pencilling in veins.  I also scored the veins.  
 I MADE MY OWN EMBOSSING FOLDER! YEY!
The backdrop was made with the Fancy Doily Snowflake cutting files I made my own embossing plate from cereal boxboard and podge glue.  I got the instructions from the oh so awesome Melissa McCarthy ( Melstampz ) HERE.  The recipe I used was one boxboard layer for base and 2 layers of the cut snowflake although I would try this technique with one layer first and see how it works for you.  The cuttlebug sandwich was A plate +B plate + embossing plate + thick paper( or thin CS) + embossing mat + B plate and see how it goes through.  For deeper embossing you can try a CS shim but test and DON'T force anything through your diecut machines or you could break your machine!  




MY SECRET WORD is  " WINTER"  Now please go to NANCY's blog for your next stop :)
BLOG HOP LIST: 
FSS Challenge Blog - http://fss-challenge.blogspot.com/

Have fun & Good Luck!
:)*   Fred and the TEAM

Monday, November 12, 2012

More Christmas things!

Hey all! I just added a couple of things to the store :)

Snowflake Paper Pricking Pattern Set:


This PP pattern includes some PNGs that have transparent openings so you can layer images underneath.   This can be done in MS Word, OpenOffice, or any graphics software that supports layers and PNG transparency.   Here is an example using Snow Lady - Light Up Your Holidays image :)



This next one was a long overdue request from a friend " umm Tracey?  Can you make a poinsettia with jagged edges PLEASE? "  After much whining a succumbed LOL!

Pointy Poinsettia Flowers ( comes in Pre-Coloured  and as a DIGI/CUTFILE set)







 This example was laser printed and coloured with NeoColor II watercolor crayons and a waterbrush.

Have a great week!

:)*
Fred

Monday, November 05, 2012

MORE New Christmas Stuff :)

OK ,just so you know, I am NOT done with Christmas!  I should have another installment in about a week.  :)

Naughty or Nice Elf 

Snow Lady - Light Up Your Holidays
Pine Cone Spray.... love this one!

It is late - I am off to bed. Have a great week!

:)*  Fred

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Crystal Snowflake Card & Facebook


I am playing with snowflakes!  This card uses the Crystal Snowflake DIGI & CUT FILE set.  I coloured the "digi" image with coloured pencils and brushed on a light coating of matte decoupage glue and added Ranger Distress Rocky Candy DRY glitter.  That glitter is so pretty!  The background was made with masks I created with the Crystal Snowflake cutting file in 2 sizes cut out of transparency film.  I sponged distress inks over the masks/stencils in Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce and Broken China.  I added tiny dots of star dust glitter pen to the masked snowflakes.  The embossing folder is from Sizzix's Dot Swirl & Medallion Set.  I love it!     ( FYI  re the product links, I am not affiliated with CropStop but I do ALOT of damage there LOL  and they have been awesome to me as a customer  :) and, hey, that's where I got my toys! )

UPDATES:  ( groups, boards,  and fan pages OH MY )

I set up a FACEBOOK page for Fred She Said!  Please feel free to "like" our page!  Once you do, the Fred She Said Designs page will let you know about updates to the store, blog, DT cards, discount codes & more :)  Feel free to add your Fred She Said creations to our timeline or just ask questions.   I am still learning my way around Facebook so bear with us for a bit!  The facebook page button is at the top right of the Fred She Said blog.  Or try this LINK ( crossing fingers it works).

FYI:   Sadly, The Fred She Said group on the CDAC site will be closing. Thanks to all the members who joined and participated and to the CDAC for hosting us.  I am sorry but I just don't  have the time or the health/energy to give to the site that it deserves or participate in the main site activities in the manner that is required. 

The Fred She Said group at PAPER CRAFT PLANET is still in business.  I hope to get a little more happening over there soon :)

You can also follow me on PINTEREST :)   I have just started setting up a few FSS boards there.

Happy Halloween and stay safe trick or treaters ; )

:)*  Fred

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Christmas Stuff - Yey!

Hi all!

I have just uploaded some new Christmas/Winter items to the store.  There will be more soon.  Going to draw draw draw next week as I am off.  My "day" job got cut back drastically due to cuts and teacher/union issues at the moment so it is looking like I will have more time to devote to illustrating.  .... a blessing in disguise?...  I hope so

Anyhoo.... I have had Christmas Doggies on the brain :)

Kiss Me Scottie

Winter Westie



.... and snowflakes!!

Crystal Snowflake  ( there is a DIGI version and a CUT FILE version )


Fancy Doily Snowflake:  there is a DIGI version and a CUT FILE version

  
Have a great weekend!

:)*  Fred

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Early Autumn Blog Hop WINNER

Thank you to all who hopped along with us at the Fred She Said Early Autumn Blog Hop :)  Thanks to my DT for a wonderful parade of awesome projects!

It is time to announce the winner who won this prize package:

$25 GC to CropStop  (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store

The winner is:


Loraine Skinner!   Yey, congrats Loraine!  I will email the winner on Monday morning if she doesn't email me sooner ;)  

:)*  Fred

Friday, September 28, 2012

Early Autumn Blog Hop STARTS HERE!

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Early Autumn Blog Hop!  Summer has ended and memories remain!  The FSS team wants to share with you the newly released FSS images!  ... Any images released during September including these images that have just been release in the store:

 Fallen Maple Leaf

 "Raking"


I can't wait to see what the Fred She Said DT have come up with :)

The Fred She Said DT have some wonderful eye candy for you and some SECRET WORDS to collect. Yay! 

 We have a wonderful prize package for ONE LUCKY WINNER

PRIZE PACKAGE:
One winner will receive

$25 GC to CropStop  (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store


Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave the DT some love on their posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!  ( commenting is not required to win but it sure is appreciated ;) )

Blog Hop entry date closes Friday, October 5, midnight EST.


Here  we go!   ( if you get lost, you can refer back to this blog for the BLOG HOP participant LIST.  **The instructions on how to enter will be at  the FSS CHALLENGE BLOG.**
PLEASE GO to KAREN'S Blog to get your FIRST Secret Word :)  
 Blog Hop List:

Tracey - http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/ – START ( no secret word )


Good Luck & Have Fun!
:)*
Fred & The DT

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Flowers and a Blue Jay!

Hey all!

I have uploaded a few things to the store :)  I plan to do another upload of some autumn-y things next week.  Then I will crack at the CHRISTMAS stuff after that!

Blue Jay  ( I think I covered all the seasons ;)  )


Cosmos



Poppies



Have a great weekend!

:)*  Fred

Saturday, September 15, 2012

SURPRISE BLOG HOP WINNER

It's time to announce the winner of the FRED SHE SAID SURPRISE BLOG HOP :)  Thanks to all who entered and thanks to my DT and Michelle for helping coordinate :)  We will have ANOTHER blog hop FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th!


WE have ONE lucky winner of this Prize Package ( all courtesy of Fred She Said ):
$25 GC to CropStop 
$25 GC to
Fred She Said Store
...and a Surprise Goody Bag ( some of Fred's favourite embellishments! )


... and the winner is....




Vanessa Morris!!!
Congrats Vanessa!  I will email the winner on Sunday night if she doesn't email me sooner ;)  

:)*  Fred

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Last Chance SURPRISE BLOG HOP and SALE

Hey All!

I am busy drawing and finishing up files!  New stuff soon :)

Just a REMINDER that it's your last chance to enter the FRED SHE SAID SURPRISE BLOG HOP.  And Friday is the last day to take advantage of the....

FRED SHE SAID SALE  (Friday August 31st  until Friday September  14th midnight EDT)
 
 20% off any purchase $10 or over
 25% off any purchase $ 20 or over 


 GO TO  SURPRISE BLOG HOP!

PRIZE PACKAGE:
One winner will receive

$25 GC to CropStop  (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store
...and a Surprise Goody Bag ( some of Fred's favourite embellishments! ) containing this:

 Pearl String - 2 yds each of white, cream, gold & black
1 yd of white satin & lace woven ribbon
1 yd of quilted ivory satin flower chain
Tri-pack of baker's twine
Pearl Sprays - 10 cream & 10 white
Micro accent bead ( silver )
2 gold peel off sticker sheets 
Clear stick-on gems
Stickles Glitter Glue - lime green & platinum
30 tinted iridescent flower gems ( great for flower centers )
 6 half sheets full of laser printed butterflies on transparency film
Various assortment of Fred She Said digital die cuts on white card stock


:)*
Fred

Friday, August 31, 2012

Surprise BLOG HOP Starts HERE!

Welcome to the Fred, She Said SURPRISE! Blog Hop! Summer is coming to a close, and maybe we can find a few moments to spend in our crafty spaces!  The FSS team wants to surprise you with the wide variety of great images there are to be found in the store!  We have no idea what anyone has selected to work with....so we’ll be surprised right along with you!

  And to carry on the theme of  "SURPRISE!"  Fred She Said is having a SURPRISE  two week SALE! woohoo!  

FRED SHE SAID SALE  (Friday August 31st  until Friday September  14th)
 
 20% off any purchase $10 or over
 25% off any purchase $ 20 or over 



The Fred She Said DT have some wonderful eye candy for you and some SECRET WORDS to collect. Yay!

 We have a wonderful prize package for ONE LUCKY WINNER!  Fred has also included a SURPRISE goody bag.  I was going to make it a surprise but I will let you know what is in it ;)  LOL

PRIZE PACKAGE:
One winner will receive

$25 GC to CropStop  (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store
...and a Surprise Goody Bag ( some of Fred's favourite embellishments! ) containing this:

 Pearl String - 2 yds each of white, cream, gold & black
1 yd of white satin & lace woven ribbon
1 yd of quilted ivory satin flower chain
Tri-pack of baker's twine
Pearl Sprays - 10 cream & 10 white
Micro accent bead ( silver )
2 gold peel off sticker sheets 
Clear stick-on gems
Stickles Glitter Glue - lime green & platinum
30 tinted iridescent flower gems ( great for flower centers )
 6 half sheets full of laser printed butterflies on transparency film
Various assortment of Fred She Said digital die cuts on white card stock

Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave the DT some love on their posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!  ( commenting is not required to win but it sure is appreciated ;) )

We’re hopping for 2 weeks!  Hop ends Friday, September 14, midnight EST.


Here  we go!   ( if you get lost, you can refer back to this blog for the BLOG HOP participant LIST.  **The instructions on how to enter will be at  the FSS CHALLENGE BLOG.**
PLEASE GO to ROBIN'S Blog to get your FIRST Secret Word :) 
 Blog Hop List:

Tracey - http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/ – START ( no secret word )
FSS Challenge Blog - http://fss-challenge.blogspot.com/  END and Entry Instructions


Good Luck & Have Fun!
:)*
Fred & The DT

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sponsor and Guest DT - Penny's Challenges

Hi All!

Just here to show a card I made for Penny's Challenge in which Fred She Said is sponsoring today :)



The theme is "Back To School"  ... back to school yikes!  I am sure I am not the only one who anticipates as well as despises our kids going back to school LOL.  I am so not ready... and yet I  am soooo ready ROFL!

I used Nolan with a Sign and added a customized sentiment.  I was scrambling as to what to have for a background paper so I quickly "painted" a super simple school bus and apple and rigged them up to make a patterned paper.  I have included some freebies here - some Back To School Digital Papers and the bus and apple.  Click on the images below then save the larger versions.  If you have bought the Nolan with a Sign product and would like the customized sentiment, please email me and I'd be glad to send you the extra :)





In & Around - August 15th

Happy Wednesday!  My the summer is flying by!  It's time for another...

"In & Around"  showcases the most recent projects of the Fred She Said Design Team.  Some wonderful eye candy for a Hump Day!  Please check out the DT's blogs; they'd love to hear from you :)

Nancy


Robyn


Carolyn

Crystal

Karen

Janet Kay

Janet has a STEP by STEP tutorial on how to do this technique!

Maureen


Patty


Zehra

Have a great day!

:)*  Fred