Friday, July 27, 2012

Fred She Said "Winged Things" Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Winged Things Blog Hop! Summer is in full swing and flying by fast, and the FSS team wants to share a winged wonderland with you!
If you have arrived from Crystal's blog, (please link using the hop order and links below) you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog. (
Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts 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:
$25 GC to
£15 GC to Bearly Mine Designs
$25 GC to
Fred She Said Store
Hop ends Friday, August 3, midnight EST.
I have two cards to share with you today and I must apologize right away for the photo of my first card.
 was finishing it at the last minute and took the picture at night and it shows! PSS, I've gone back this morning and took a new photo, in the daylight! I've replaced the old dreary nighttime one, Yey! One of these days I just might figure out how to use a camera! :-)
The close up is a bit better. The other card is sort of whimsical and I had done it first a couple of week ago & took the picture in the daylight hours so it is much better.
The FSS store has added tons of lovely new images in the past couple of months ad you should check it out.
My goodness that Tracey is just sketching her fingers to the bone I tell ya!
I've used two different images today. The one with the tiny Blue birds is Emma the caroling Angel, which also includes these sweet little birdies. The flowers on that card are from a 2008 set of Foldy Flowers I had in my stash of goodies. The larger Bluebird card is made actually from a Christmas image called 
 Pair of Robins They are actually English Robins, but I used the un-colored stamp and made them into blue birds. Covered up the Pine boughs with a little acrylic paint, Fussy cut Hellebore's  or Lenten Roses, and presto, Bluebirds!
The Copics I used to color my images are as follows:
Wing lines- 100 (black)
Blues- B18, 12, 21, 95, & a touch of B97
Foldy Flowers- V19, 04, 01 - R85, 83, 81, 59- Y17, 13, 000, YR02- BG15, 11, 111
Branch- E57, 53, 51, 23
Hellebore's -R35, 32, 30
Leaves- YG67, 63, 61, G20
I wish the picture showed the true colors of these flowers. They are Rosy peach, not orange at all! 

I have also used a Spellbinder, Pennant die, Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf strip, MS border punch, Double Loops, and her grass scissors as well. Some papers from my stash, a little sponging of some clouds, and some K&Company Julianne DP. Hope you enjoy the hops today & maybe you'll be the winner of the great prizes!
Your secret word on my blog is FLOWER
Your next stop on the hop is Nancy's blog.
Tracey-Lynn - – no secret word this time
Thanks for stopping by & checking out the hop. Move on to all the other girls for some great eye candy & iinspiration!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hearts and Roses

Here's a card I made from a FSS digital stamp called  Hearts and Roses. The re are several choices in this set, including a heart background for the roses. I chose to use just the spray and I just love it. Tracey is such a talented Artist and her floral pieces just seem to speak to me. :-)
But then the rest of her designs are pretty amazing too! If you love digital stamps as much as I do make absolutely sure you check out her store.
The pretty Neopolitanesk paper I used on this card is from October Afternoon. Love that pink and brown combo! Rose stamp is FSS of course, and I colored it with Copics and then fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam squares for dimention. The sentiment is from an Inky Antics set called Guided Path stamped in dark pink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Shading around verse is done by sponging on a littleVersa Magic chalk ink called Pixie Dust. The dies I used are, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco E, & the flourish is Die-namics Fancy Flourish. The ribbon, rhinestones,  Diamond Stickles and bling are from my stash.

Copics I used on this rose are,
R85, 83, 81 & RV000
YG 67, 63, 61 and a touch of G20
That's all for today girls, but don't forget Friday the 27th is the FSS "Winged Things" Blog hop and there are some great prizes and tons of eye candy for inspiration from the Design Team. So make sure you check back in on Friday!
Thanks for stopping by today and come back soon.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Carnation, Thoughts of you

Here's a card I did with a Fred She Said image called Carnation with sentiments There are four different sentiments with this set so it is very versatile. I colored two other carnations from this set, but didn't get cards made with them yet. I'm still moving at a snails pace since my surgery & now all the Lublin Days planning is in full swing, so i have about two spare minutes each day to play. :-)
When I colored this image, I started out to try & get a Peppermint carnation and just couldn't get it right. It looked so funny without any shading so I ended up filling in the white areas with some double & triple ott reds. Not exactly what I was going for, but it is what it is. My neighbor thought it was pretty, so I guess that is all that counts. I, for one am still debating and not so sure I would try this color again. The other two I colored are just beautiful I think. Here's a picture of the other two, and maybe, just maybe, I'll get to make cards with them in the near future.
Excuse the photo, I was in a hurry & I'm a tad shaky, but you can get the jist of it anyway.
On my card here's are the elements I used to put it together.
Stamp- FSS, Carnation plus sentiments
Paper- DP is a DCWV matstack called "Mariposa" LOVE this paper! Plain CS is from my stash
Dies- Spellbinders, Scalloped Ovals, Fancy Tags Two- CC Designs Butterflies- Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork- Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco E
Ribbon, Stickpin, Candi, & Viva Decor Liquid Pearls are all from my stash.
Copics used for Carnation,
R24, 00, 000
YG63, 61 & G20
W1 for shadow
Thanks for stopping by today girls & come again!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Daisy Cupcake

Hello blog friends. I am finally feeling like I have begun to re-join the living. Lordy surgery can take a toll when you're, ah hmm, (clearing throat) "older" :-)
This post will be short as I had my right shoulder rotator cuff repaired and I'm right handed, so needless to say it's a tad bit awkward, to say the least, to type.
This is another one of FSS Designs called Daisy Cupcake. It's so summery to me, I just love it. When I started to color this image I was thinking Birthday & I guess it ended up sort of, How are you?, Whatcha doin', Thinking of you, etc. And Birthday, well, not so much.

I'm just going to list the few Copic markers I used for this card today, & if you have any questions about any of the other elements in my card, please email me at my address listed at the bottom of my blog. I will try to answer them individually ASAP.
Cupcake- "Cake" E79, 47, 44
Frosting- E000, 0000
Daisy petals- Shaded a little with W00
Daisy center- Y26, 21, 11
Leaves- YG67, 63, 61, G20 (most of the time these are my "go to" greens)
That's about it for me today everyone, thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate the visits and the lovely comments.
Hugs, Maureen