Monday, February 15, 2010

SECOND Fred She Said BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the SECOND Fred She Said blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the Fred She Said blog here and start your hop!
Please, we would love it if you commented on our posts. Here, at "Fred" we have been getting all FLOWERy to hasten the arrival of SPRING! Come see what PRETTIES we have in store for you :)
Also, along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the Fred She Said Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!
Here is my Fred She Said creation...actually, I couldn't stop myself...here are 3 of them! lol I did 2 of the Teacup Pansies in a brand new 5x7 Plaid & Gingham Background paper that I had just finished designing (availabel on CUP). I colored both Teacup Panises with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and blended them with water. The first card uses a bit of Shimmer Mist, and boy was I impressed!
The second card uses Perfect Pearls Interferenc Purple, mixed with a bit of water and spritzed on lightly and added a bit of Perfect Pearls Gold mixed with water to the band on the cup I also Distressed the edge of the Plaid & Gingham Backing Paper for a bit of a different look.

The Carnation was my Special Request Flower. It is my All Time Favorite flower and I did it in my favorite color on another of my 5x7 Plaid & Gingham Backing Papers. The coloring on the Carnation is done with Prismacolor Color Pencils and Dry Blended. I also used the Perfect Pearls Interferenc Green on this one, mixed with water and spritzed on a bit heavier this time.
My special code word is: SHE
Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:
FRED SHE SAID
Shelly
Michelle
Maria
Lora
Lisa F.
Julie S.
Judy A.
Darsie
Carol L.
Carol H.
FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG
This blog hop will run from today, February 15th until February 22nd. On the 23rd, the winner will be announced on the Fred She Said blog.
Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit
When you are finished hopping, why not check out the pretty and new flowery things at the Fred She Said Store!

36 comments:

  1. fun cards Carol! I can't wait to use your special request carnation!! :)

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  2. These are both so pretty, the pansies are favourite for me :)

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  3. Those papers are just perfect for your images.

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  4. I love the clean and simple looks to these cards!

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  5. Carol, I love your take on the teacup pansies. Your coloring is fabulous and I just love that paper you used. It really accents your pansies perfectly. Your carnation looks stunning and really is a elegant card. Great job with these new images my friend!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Chocolate Crafts and Bears

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  6. Very pretty...love the pansies and the layers of great dp and colors!

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  7. Love the addition of the perfect pearls - great cards.

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  8. Very pretty cards. I love the new flower digis

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  9. Beautiful cards. Love all the colors you used. From far away it almost looks like they are crossed stiched. Beautiful!

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  10. lovely cards Carol!!!

    I love the carnation, I'm so excited to create something with it!!!

    blessings, Maria

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  11. Beeeeeautiful! I love them all, but you know I favor the pansies! :)

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  12. so beautiful i love them thank you for sharing

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  13. Very beautiful...love the shiimmery!

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  14. Carnation are my favorite too...and you did such a awesome job on these....thank you for sharing.....

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  15. both cards are really lovely Carol.. nice to see that carnation in use.. gorgeous image!!!

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  16. 2 gorgeous cards and I love your gingham papes they are beautiful xx

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  17. How lovely! Both cards are just perfect for Spring!

    Blessings, Pat

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  18. Fabulous cards with lovely colouring. That carnation is great. Only problem is it is red and not my favourites of pink or peach :)
    Hugs
    Shirley

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  19. Hello Carol. What a lovely card! I remember you very well from Circle of Crafters. My forum name is Vistagirl there. Could you tell me what happened to their message board? I've been trying to visit for a while and can't seem to find it. I miss it! Thank you. My email is syftk@comcast.net

    hugs,

    Jennifer L

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  20. Wonderful cards with super coloring. Big hugs, Pia from Sweden

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  21. They are all gorgeous Carol, love both Pansies and Carnations too.

    Mary x

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  22. Lovely cards. Love the pansies colouring. Gorgeous.
    Peta xx

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  23. Wonderful cards!! Such detail in the colouring!

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