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!


  1. Wow Maureen, making those birds blue really makes them pop on the peach flowers and background paper! Lovely combination! Isn't it neat how we can use elements from Tracey for many uses!

  2. both of your cards are amazing! I love the birds nestled in the flowers and what a fun garden you made on the second card! :) Thanks for all you do! :)

  3. These cards are gorgeous and -OMGosh! - your coloring of the robins is stunning.
    Blessing hugs,

  4. Those little birds are the most adorable things. Love everything about your cards.

  5. What great idea of using the birds etc from other images, will have to remember that and look at my images with new eyes.
    Great colours you've used all round. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Those are some Gorgeous cards! Loves your coloring!

  7. I love your "Bluebirds"!! Your coloring is awesome!! Great cards, love them:)

  8. those birds are adorable..loving those flowers

  9. those birds are adorable..loving those flowers

  10. Your coloring is awesome, love the cards

  11. So beautiful!!! I love your flowers and birds. I too love blue birds. Your coloring of the flowers is gorgeous. Great job on your cards. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  12. your card is adorable and love your coloring!!

  13. Beautiful times two!!!! Both cards are amazing. Fabulous coloring on both cards - but the birds are gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  14. Love the Birdie! Adorable cards Maureen
    Hugs from California

  15. Fantastic cards... Love the beautiful colors of your Hello card... just gorgeous

  16. Love both your card you made for the blog hop, The bludbird is one of my favorites. You did a beautiful job.

  17. Oh my gawsh - these are all just too fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing and for providing recipe info.
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