Thursday, April 15, 2010

Our 4th Fred She Said Blog Hop....come and join the fun!

Welcome to our FOURTH 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 and start your hop!

No Special Code words this time...This time, you must comment on everyone's blog in the hop, then follow the instructions at the end of the blog hop, at the Challenge blog, 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 are my Fred She Said creations for this Hop.  Something "Old" and something "New"
For the "Old", I have used the Fred's Flowersv3 - Blue Blossoms Kit.  I used Photoshop to make the outside "frame" really dimensional without having to do any actual physical layering with the paper.  The Blue Round Frame is cut with the Nestabilites dies and the "lace" (both green and black) is cut using the Martha Stewart edging punch, trimming it to curve around the outside of the circle for the black and trimming off just the top "rick-rack" for the green.  The small white flowers are made with a small punch that I have and small pearls.  I added a few bits of "fern" punched with another Martha Stewart punch under the flowers and some 1/2 pearls to the flowers to finish them.
















And, for a bit of a "play" on designs here.....For the "New" card, I used an image that is just being released today called  The Old Truck.  I have used the Rusty Red version.  It also comes in a Red, Brown, Blue and Un-colored versions.  I cut the image out with the Mega Rectangle Nestabilities Die and then distressed the edge.  Layered on Watercolor paper that has been spritzed with Walnut Ink and Salt.  Some Buttons, Ribbon a Tatted Flower and a paper flower all work to finish off this card.
















Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

FRED SHE SAID blog

~SHELLY

~MICHELLE 

~CAROL L. (You are Here)

~DARSIE B. 

~JUDY 

~CAROL H.

~LORA

~SONYA

~DEANNE

~FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG

This blog hop will run from today, April 15th until April 22nd . On the 22nd, 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 DARSIE B.

When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!

AND, if you haven't stopped by the Fred She Said Challenge Blog and played along with us this month, there is STILL time to join in on the fun!  Come on over and have some fun!  Spring is Here!

51 comments:

  1. Oh, there's that gorgeous truck again!

    And such pretty colours for your flowery card

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  2. Love the truck image!
    Great cards!

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  3. 2 good cards Carol, Ive got some of the blossoms so Im pleased to see how to use them!

    I do love the truck image though!

    Keryn :)

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  4. love both your cards,the flowers are so useful.
    poppy

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  5. I just adore yellow and blue together, and that truck is so cute.
    Jackie in Spain xxxx

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  6. Carol, you got me going with your comment on the Papercraft planet about the old and new...lol Love your sense of humor. Your creations for the blog hop are just wonderful. I love how they both look "Vintage". Your blue flowers are stunning! You are such an asset to the FSS Design Team-you always go above and beyond. I went to comment on the Challenge entries and noticed you had already been to everyone!!! Thanks for being an inspiration.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Chocolate Crafts and Bears Oh My!

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  7. I too like both cards Carol, especially the round frame on the 1st one.
    Greetings from the Netherlands
    Carla

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  8. Super cards. I am also loving the truck image. I'll have to use that one soon.

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  9. Lovely use of the Nesties on the first card

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  10. Great cards!!! Gotta get that truck image for my brother!!! tfs

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  11. Two gorgeous cards Carol, you can guess which is my favourite although I love the truck too.

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  12. Love them both Carol! My fav is the top one, just cuz I'm more of a flower girl than a truck girl... :)

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  13. Love your cards.....I like how you distress the edges....and how you did those frames is beyond me......looks fabulous....great job....
    Also I would love it your would do a video on needle tatting....I have always wanted to know how to do that.....thank you for sharing....

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  14. Great job on both cards. Beautiful colors. I am loving the vintage truck

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  15. Both cards are fab Carol. Love how you did the frames on the first card, it's so pretty.
    Lora x

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  16. great ideas. I love the trucks.

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  17. Very pretty flowers. I am sure enjoying seeing how you all use that truck.

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  18. Wonderful cards Carol!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  19. Both your cards are awesome Carol...I love that car image and how you have used it.

    HUGS,
    Vicki

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  20. Great cards.Especially like the truck one.

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  21. Carol, very nice cards. I haven't tried using the martha stuart punches in a circular design, I must give it a try.

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  22. Awesome cards... love that old card image. Very masculine..

    Jennifer

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  23. Well I already saw and fell in love with that old car image, but now I see all those gorgeous flowers on your pretty blue card....so now I am taken with them too! Beautiful cards Carol.
    Hugs,
    Charlotte

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  24. Oh, there's "my" truck again! I think I might like the rust even better than the blue! Also liked your flower Thinking of you card. But I've got my heart set on that truck!!
    R/

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  25. Love your cards, those trucks are fabulous and your blue flowers are so pretty.

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  26. Both of your cards are great! The one with the flowers has such lovely colors! And that old truck is so cool ;)

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  27. ooooh a two-fer! You rock, Carol! Love both cards. The blue one is soooo pretty.

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  28. Love the red. I am not a big Twilight fan, but the first thing I thought of was Bella's truck, LOL I am defintely going to purchase this as soon as I am finished with the hop!

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  29. Great projects! I love the red truck.

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  30. Great cards! Your creation is always wonderful. Thanks very much for inspiring.

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  31. Both are wonderful. I love all that blue in the first card but I'm just drawn to that "Old" truck.

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  32. lovely cards...especially the first (though I love that truck)

    How did you make "lace" with a punch, in a circle? You have me intrigued.

    Susan

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  33. Awesome cards! Really liking the old truck image and the details on the flower card are wonderful.

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  34. Wowza! Absolutely beautiful work. Your flower card is phenom and your truck card is very cool. Your spritzed background for the truck reminds me of cork. Very cool look!

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  35. Wow. You do such an amazing job with FSS flowers. I love that card. Your truck card would be great for any male birthday

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  36. Both cards are beautiful! I'm partial to blue and flowers, though! =D

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  37. Carol a pair of great cards.

    Cyprus Anne

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  38. Really beautiful samples, love them both!

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  39. Both cards are great, I love how you used the truck

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  40. Carol, your cards are always awesome....
    thanks for sharing...well done

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  41. Great cards...love the image of the truck but the flowers really pop!!

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  42. Both cards are beautiful, but I especially love the truck card.

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  43. Two great cards love the truck one and that beautiful flower display is just so beautiful on the first one thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  44. beautiful cards! i like how you clustered the flowers

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  45. Beautful cards love the blossoms kit
    hugs
    laney

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  46. Awesome Cards! Im luvn' the truck images and Fred's flowers are always winners and you've done a great job with them again :-) Thanks for sharing!

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