Monday, April 27, 2009

Dahlia's and Viney Flourish 1

There are 2 new products at the STORE.

Fred's Flowers v4 - Dahlias - Outline Sheets
Viney Flourish 1

This first card uses a mirrored flourish in green. The Dahlia and leaves were coloured in Artweaver using the gradient-fill. The background cuttlebugged paper is so neat... I chalked multiple layers of pinks/yellows then painted random little flowers and leaves with shimmery paint ( sakura pearlescent watercolour pallete) before I embossed with the bug. I pearlized a white brad for the center of the flower. Also used: Martha Stewart punch, and gold peeloffs and plenty of silicone glue LOL.

This card uses a single version of the Viney Flourish and Pointy Petalled Dahlia's outline sheet. I coloured the flower with pencils and OMS. The background paper is various smudged layers of chalk pastels ( purple, pink, green and I think yellow) then I stamped my swirly doodle stamp in a purple ink. I guilded the frame with gold pearlescent watercolour applied carefully with a liner brush. I added some green stickles to the buds on the flourish. Also used: Spellbinders Curved Rectangles, a gold Robin's Nest dew drop :).

Have a gread day!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Hi peeps! Sorry for the delay in posting, I got sidelined by a stomach flu Friday and I have also had to get a start on my taxes. I hope to get some delayed projects up soon. I did manage to figure out how to make an animated GIF over the weekend -- It is my first ( yes, I am a bit chuffed LOL ) :D

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Card & a Digi-Freebie - Simple Striped Papers

I made some nice simple striped papers, 21 of them, to go with the Polka Dotty Flowers pack. Actually they should go with all the flower collections. ... Actually, stripes go with everything and, depending on their angle, they can be slimming LOL! But anything with dots, definitely could use some stripes. ;)

DOWNLOAD HERE ( note, it's 4 so you will have to wait for the timer thingy).

(Get this, I zipped a 6 mb folder of papers and the file is only 165 kb! Wow, the magic of compression LOL! - stripes ARE slimming! )

The card was made using some of the striped papers and some BIG Dahlias. The swirly doo-hicky is a work-in-progress, but I am really digging it! Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

LINKAGE: Mermaids & Fishies & Crabs, Oh My!

Please check out what my new friend Poppet has done with the Emma the Mermaid & Friends set!

Poppet's Emma the Mermaid card !

Poppet's card with Fishy with Balloons and a Little Crabby!

Thanks so much for sharing Pops! They are awesome!

I hope everyone had a blessed and enjoyable Easter holiday. I hosted a family dinner on Sunday and there was much turkey and stuffing and pies to be consumed! I still felt the after-effects of overeating the next day LOL! I did manage to drag myself off the couch to take Emma to see the new Hannah Montana movie. I am pretty sure Emma has changed her mind about being a mermaid... I bet if I asked her now it would be a rock star LOL!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Emma The Mermaid Card - By Mada V.

My lovely cyber friend, Mada made this awesome Emma the Mermaid card. She used acetate for the water and put some elements in front and behind the acetate for a gorgeous 3D effect. You can visit Mada's wonderful blog HERE. Thanks so much for sharing, Mada :D


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Digi-Freebie - Floral Doodle Digital Stamp

I needed a "break" from designing and decided to test out the new Painter 11 demo. LOL.... you have to know me ;)

I ended up with this crazy floral doodly concoction :) I digitally watercoloured it but you will have to wait and see it, I am going to make a card out of it first. :P

I thought I will add it here as a digital stamp for you to print out and colour. ( if it tickles your fancy ) If you use it and "show it", pretty please tell them where to find me!

Please click to enlarge, then save image to your hard drive.


Friday, April 03, 2009


I have been asked if there will be some background papers to go with the polka dotty flowers.
Answer: Hopefully! I plan to make some simple lovely little doodly papers that should go with ALL the flower available for you soon.

I have also been asked if I could make some butterflies, etc to go with the flowers.
Answer: Yes! I am dying to get this one started! I love butterflies and birdies and .... :)

Have a great day!

:)* Fred

Big Dahlias.... oh my!

Also up at the store:

BIG DAHLIAS in 18 yummy colours! or some other type of flower that suits your fancy ;)

There are also outline flowers in various assortments nearing completion. They will be available soon. ( sigh, I sound like a broken record... "soon" LOL!)

:)* Fred

Emma the Mermaid & Friends Digital Stamps

Please click image to enlarge preview.

Emma the Mermaid & Friends in now "live"! :D ... at the STORE.

A coloured set will be available soon. Sorry for the delay.

:)* Fred

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

100,000 Hits: Candy Winner!

Ok I am going to do this as I am writing this post. oooh how exciting! LOL.

Drawing method. There were 52 comments made. I wrote the comment number and the name on strips of paper, folded them up and, carefully put them in a bowl, and mixed them up REALLY GOOD :) Those random integer thingies... I don't like them!

OK .... and the Winner is..... Comment #6 Ivolina!

Ivolina , please email me and I will give you the details of your winnings!

Thank you all for playing! Emma the Mermaid & Friends digital stamps and some flowers should be up for sale by the end of today. I will announce it as soon as it happens ;)

:)* Fred ( who is off to find some lunch in the fridge )