Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Monday, December 13, 2010

UPDATED Free Paper Angel Cutting Files GSD!

Hi.  Just a note to say I updated the Paper Cutting Angel cutting files FREEBIE post to include a link to download the cutting files in GSD format.  It was requested by some customers with machines that don't import SVG like the Craft Rogo.  So please go HERE to get the download links :)

SNOW DAY here!  Wowza! the snow that fell last night is higher than Rosey our dog! .. and it's still coming down!  All schools are closed and they pulled all the buses off the streets in our nearby city of Owen Sound ON.  And it takes ALOT to shut anything down in our area.  We are toughies when it comes to our snow!  We just bought snowshoes for the whole family for Christmas ( early presents LOL) so we are all set if we need to get groceries LOL.

Have a great day!

:)*  Fred

Paper Angels and SVG freebies

 UPDATED!  DEC 13, I have added GSD files for cutting machines like Craft Robo and Silhouette. See below :)

UPDATED - DOWNLOAD LINKS FIXED.

UPDATE:  I have added Carol's original post link, as I can't seem to easily access the original free class.  Please see the bottom of her post for the video.  The post can be found HERE

Hi everybody!  I have been busy making angels! Thanks so much Carol H. for this awesome idea!   You can see and participate in a FREE Paper Angel Class at the CDAC - it runs all month long :)  I decided to give family and friends angels instead of cards this year.. what was I thinking?! LOL  I have to make 15 to 20 and all that cutting and punching... yikes!  So I thought I would let my Cricut do the work ;)  I attended a webinar for Make the Cut software on how to curve a border strip recently and thought it would be great to make the semi-circle arm and dress templates with fancy trim ( like Carol shows) and I also made some wings while I was at it ;)






Here are some free cutting files and a printable wings template ( if you don't have a digital cutting machine)

Link to the SVG Paper Angel Cutting files is HERE.

NEW! Link to  GSD version of these cutting files is HERE.

Link to a Paper Angel Wings PDF to print  is HERE. ( just a sheet of wings)


The cutting files are in SVG format and can be used in digital cutting machines that accept SVG files - eg  Craft Robo, Silhouette, Cougar, Gazelle and Cricut ( you need special software for the Cricut, two good programs are Make the Cut and Sure Cuts Alot.  I used Make the Cut to creat the SVG files.

Previews:




:)*
Fred

Monday, November 29, 2010

NOV. 30 DIGI OF THE WEEK: Christmas Birds Series

 The delightful DT ANNE RAY had the pleasure of picking this week's Digi of the Week and she picked Pair of Robins!  But, I have decided to put ALL the Christmas Birds 30% OFF this week :D  This will be the last digi of the week this year.  But there will be more in the New Year ;)  


Here is Anne's beautiful hand-coloured card using the outline image of Pair of Robins:




Also, I am sponsoring a new Challenge Blog this week called Betty Bee's Buzz!  The challenge doesn't start till Wednesday, and I am not telling you what it is ;)  but Betty Bee's DT Wanda Keller is showcasing Fred She Said Designs for Monday Motivation... what beauties she has created! :)  Please go check it out. 

Have a great day!


:)* Fred

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Paper Angel Tutorial by CAROL H



DT Carol H.  has been making these fabulous Paper Angels!!!  Aren't they cute?!  She made some using the Christmas Birds Series - Winter Chickadee ( precoloured version ), a printable template she designed, a glass ball ornament, and a Martha Stewart corner punch.. and feathers ( the feathers are EVERYWHERE people.. watch the video LOL ).  She also made some with embossing and distress inks.. oooh la la!  They are all fabulous!  

***I am going to post the video here but please go directly to CAROL'S POST to get the details, more angels and pic's, and Carol's Paper Angel Template download :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Comment Wall Challenge

Fred She Said is having a special Christmas Comment Wall Challenge!  Each time you post your own "NEW" project using Fred She Said Designs on the comment walls of either of the Fred She Said Groups ( at PCP and CDAC )you are entered to win a $30 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store :) So there are TWO prizes for a $30 GC.  Your project does not have to be Christmas themed but it has to be a very recent one you have made ;)
  
Challenge closes December 25th and winners will be selected the day after Boxing Day ( Dec 27th).  The winners will be entered into a draw and selected randomly.

Have a great day!

:)* Fred

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BLACK FRIDAY SALE - 25% OFF

 Fred She Said is having a  24 hour Black Friday Sale25% OFF everything in the store :)   Sale starts Friday, November 26 12:01 AM  EST and runs for 24 hours. 

I hope all you Americans have a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

 :) * Fred

Sunday, November 21, 2010

NOV 12 BLOG HOP WINNERS!

Hi all! Sorry I'm a day late with the winners! I am a bit under the weather. ( but don't cry for me Argentina ;), I'm alright! )

Thanks so much to all who entered!  We had 74 entries!  And again, thanks to my talented & hard working DT for their gorgeous Christmas projects :) 

DRUM ROLLING....

The first winner, who has won a $25 CAD Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said STORE is:

  DEBRAH DUKES! 

and  Winner #2, who wins a $25 USD Gift Certificate to Crop Stop is:





JOSEPHINE! ( if "cryptic" is part of your email ;)  )

Winners - please contact me at fredshesaid@gmail.com  and I'll give you the details of your winnings!  I'll give it 2 days to see if you  read this then I'll email you  both if I don't hear from you  ;) 

Have a great Sunday!

:)* Fred

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Flying Winter Birds



This weekend, I was making some Christmas Wreath cards and thought they needed some birds :)  So I took the birds from  the Emma the Caroler/Caroling Angel Digi sets and coloured them up into 4 different birds - Snow Birds, English Robins, Blue Birds and Chickadees :)  I have uploaded them to the STORE HERE and it includes the individual images in JPG & PNG and a ready-to -print sheet full of flying birds.  I just think they are a great little embellishment for any project ;)


Have a great day!  And don't forget to HOP at our Christmas Blog Hop and get a chance to win some nice prizes :) ( until Friday NOV. 19 midnight EST)

:)* Fred

Monday, November 15, 2010

NOV. 16 DIGI OF THE WEEK: Emma the Hugger

The awesome DT Nancy picked the Digi of the Week and it's Emma the Hugger! ( Snowman Edition )  Both the Digi and Coloured versions are 30% OFF until NOV. 22 midnight EST.

Nancy made this gorgeous decoupaged and stitched card using the coloured version :)







I have another post and "they" are too cute!  But it is way past my bedtime so I will upload it in the morning!

:)* Fred

Friday, November 12, 2010

NOV 12 BLOG HOP STARTS HERE!

Welcome everyone to our Christmas Blog Hop!  We are celebrating the holiday season and the DT have created some gorgeous creations to inspire you :)

While you are hopping, each hop has a special word.  Collect all the words to make the secret phrase and there will be instructions at the last stop on how to enter.  There will be 2 winners chosen, one will win a $25 gift certificate to the Fred She Said Store and another will win a $25 gift certificate to Crop Stop :) Entries will be accepted until Friday Nov. 19th midnight EST and winners will be announced Saturday Nov. 20th.

Here is a Blog Hop list in case you lose your way:

1. Tracey (ME)
2. Anne 
8. Nancy
9. Marlena 
10. Maria
12  Lora
13 FSS Challenge Blog (the last stop and gives entry instructions)


Now let's get HOPPING :D

Mrs. Fred is up first.. that's ME!  (I love that I get to play along GRIN!)



Merry Christmas!  I really enjoyed creating this Christmas Wreath. Anything you can stick a BIG BOW on, I am all over that ;)  Actually the bow was recycled off a package of Christmas socks LOL!  This card uses one of the coloured wreaths from the pre-coloured Christmas Wreath Set which has several different colours. I printed the wreath on matte photo paper as well as one of the sentiments that is included.  The background was debossed in the cuttlebug and sponged with bundled sage distress ink.  I also added glossy accents to the berries.

OK Hoppers!  Here is your first secret word.. it's " OH! "  Hee hee!   Now please go to ANNE's blog!  And please leave the girls some love along the way... they will be delighted that you did ;)

Have a great hop! :)

:)* Fred

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

NOV. 9 - Digi of the Week - Emma & The Chickadee

This weeks Digi of the Week was chosen by the oh so talented DT Marlena and she chose Emma & The Chickadee!  Both the Digi and Pre-coloured set are 40%  OFF :)




Here is MARLENA's gorgeously coloured ornament box and coordinating card using Winter Emma & The Chickadee Digi.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

New in the STORE

I have added more to the STORE!

Another Christmas Ornament Digi

A Christmas Wreath ( DIGI & COL Sets )


... and I have added Pumpkin Bouquet digi to the store, in case you missed it at the CDAC Challenge ;)

That's it for now, but there will be more added soon :)  Have a great day!

:)* Fred

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Sponsoring: TOP TIP TUESDAY

HI again!  I am happy to be co-sponsoring Top Tip Tuesday this week!  The theme is "Christmas Inspired".  There are some fabulous prizes this week.  I am offering a $20 GC for this challenge.  What is great about this challenge is you can enter a card OR enter a "TIP" or BOTH!  I love tips on crafting.  It's great to learn something NEW!  Speaking of learning, there is also a great tutorial on adding images to candles!  Please go check it out :)  ... and have a great day! 

NOV. 2 - Digi of the Week - Christmas Rose

The awesome DT Dani chose this week's DIGI OF THE WEEK and it's the Christmas Rose!  Both the Christmas Rose Coloured and Digi sets are are 40% OFF this week :)  Please scroll to the bottom of this post to see Dani's wonderful creations made with the Digi version that she hand-coloured.

 Christmas Rose Coloured SET








Christmas Rose Digi Set ( outlines)




Here's Dani with her wonderful Christmas Rose creations!

"The Christmas Rose digital stamp is so perfect for the Holidays. I was able to make a Christmas Card (which could also turn into a Christmas party invitation), place cards, gift tags and an ornament from just this one stamp!"



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas Bird Series & an Ornament

I have added a Christmas Bird Series and a Christmas Ornament Digi :)

Here are the Birds ( Each bird includes the outline Digi (PNG & JPG), Pre-Coloured version and alternate coloured version with white background in JPG - in case you don't like the blue snowy sky ;)

Christmas Cardinal
Winter Chickadee


Pair of Robins ( European English ones!)


 DT Darsie made a card and hand coloured the Christmas Cardinal ... oooooooh!  I love it!



The Christmas Ornament 1 ( outline DIGI only ) has a plain version so you can add your own bow/flowers/embellishments ;)

OK it's finally bed time for me whew!  Have a good night/morning/afternoon!

:)*  Fred

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sponsoring: Creative Card Crew

I am sponsoring the Creative Card Crew challenge this week and the theme is "Let's Punch It"!  I just took a look at the CCC DT's cards and they are fab!  Please check it out!  I luuurve punches!

Have a great day!

:)* Fred

OCT 26 - DIGI of the WEEK: Coloured Blossom Kits

This  week's Digi of the Week was selected by DT Anne Ray!  ... and Anne chose the Fred's Flowers v3 Pink Blossoms Kit!  I am taking 40% OFF the PINK, BLUE AND PURPLE Blossom sets!  :)   PLEASE GO HERE to get to the Digi of the Week at the store.

Here is Anne's delightful card which uses flowers and papers from the Pink Blossoms Kit.:

 Thanks so much Anne!

I have another Christmas release to upload soon...most likely Wednesday afternoon.  Have a great day!

:)*  Fred

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CDAC Color Challenge and limited time FREEBIE

Hi everyone!  I have the honour and pleasure to be hosting the Crafters Digital Art Center's   Round 9 Colour Challenge!  Please go here to see all the Digital Artists  who are co-hosting the Current CDAC Challenges!

For a limited time I am offering a digital image for free to use in the challenges!  You can find it at the  cdaccc9  Colour Challenge posting  and all the challenge info :)  The image is "Pumpkin Bouquet" and will be up for 2 weeks then it will go in the store.


I coloured the Pumpkin Bouquet with coloured pencils and OMS and I embellished with little punched flowers and a MS Butterfly. 

The colours I chose for this challenge are PURPLE, GREEN & ORANGE.  I hope you will give the challenges ( Freebie, Sketch, Holiday & Color Challenges) a try and the winners will receive free images from the hosting digi artists!

Have a great day!

:)* Fred

Monday, October 18, 2010

OCT 19 - DIGI OF THE WEEK: Sunflowers & Thankfulness

This week's Digi of the Week was selected by the wonderful DT Tracy MacD!  She chose Sunflowers & Thankfulness!  Both the Digi AND Pre-Coloured Sets are 40% OFF :)

Here is Tracy's wonderful project  using the Sunflowers & Thankfulness Digi set!




So pretty, Tracy!

:)* Fred

Saturday, October 09, 2010

SEPT 30 BLOG HOP WINNER

Thanks so much to everyone who participated and entered the BLOG HOP last week :)  My DT did a fantastic job with their creations.  and the comments we received... they were awesome!

The winner picked randomly from the entries is...

Laralee Ganske!!
 Laralee I will be emailing you with further information.  The prize is a $20 GC to the FSS Store and a $20 GC to Crop Stop.
Have a great day!
:)*  Fred
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

CARD - Emma the Caroler

I love purple LOL  so why not have purple on a christmas card?  Yummy!




I used Emma the Caroler in Lavender that can be found HERE.   The embossed background is pearlized card stock from Gina K.  I also used iridescent pearl string, stickles, and polar Flower Soft.  The scalloped oval and background trim was coloured with a Lilac prismacolor pencil ;)

There is still time to enter last week's Blog Hop!  So don't forget to hop along and enter for your chance to win $40 worth of prizes! ...you have until tonight, Thursday Midnight EDT.

Also the 25% off sale is still on until Tomorrow Midnight :)

:)* Fred

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Emma the Caroler / Caroling Angel Pre-Coloured Sets

 I finally have the Pre-Coloured Sets done for Emma the Caroler and Emma the Caroling Angels!  There are 8 coloured versions each.

Here is a card I made with the Emma the Caroling Angel in RED:


I found some excellent free sheet music and I crinkled and distressed and coloured with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress inks and edged with gold paint.  Lots of stickles too :) I added a link below to where I found the sheet music.

FREE CHRISTMAS SHEET MUSIC

NEWS!:

Don't forget we are still having a 25% off all purchases over $10!!  ...until Friday Midnight EDT

And don't forget the BLOG HOP is still going so you can still enter to win $40 worth of prizes!

AND



I am sponsoring the DIGITAL TUESDAY CHALLENGE!  Oh their DT have made some gorgeous Buttony, Ribbony & Blingy projects!  Please go check it out and a $20 GC to the Fred She Said Store is up for grabs.

Have a great day, people!

:)* Fred

Saturday, October 02, 2010

25% SALE - World Card Making Day!

HAPPY WORLD  CARD MAKING DAY!  
To celebrate we are having a SALE. 25% OFF all purchases $10 and over.

Sale ends Friday, OCT 8th Midnight EDT.