Friday, 27 May 2011

Fred She Said May Blog Hop

Good morning,

Hello and welcome to my first ever   Fred She Said  Blog Hop!

If you've come to my blog from Marlena's marvellous blog then you're in the right place.   If you've just happened across the hop you will need to start at Tracey-Lynns' blog to be in with a chance to win.  We have an awesome prize for one lucky winner.  The winner scoops FOUR  fabulous prizes:

Bearly Mine Designs - £15 gift voucher
Pizzazz APlenty - prize package worth $15.00
Custom Creations from Carolivy- 3 digital downloads
$30 Gift Certificate to FSS Store

I've got two cards to show you for this blog hop, and I have done something I have never done before - decoupage.  Both cards are also using the pre-coloured digis.  For the first card I have used Fred She Said called Wee Humming Bird and Petunias.  You can buy this beauitfully coloured image here.  These petunias are glorious and the colouring is so realistic.  No patterned papers on this card, but I have put the peachy/pink and white background card through en embossing folder and then mounted it on to blue card.  A couple of butterflies, some stickles on the flowers, a few glittery gems, and some seam binding to finish off.

My second card features The Hearts and Roses set which you can find here.    I have printed this in the golden yellow verson, and again have decoupaged this.  The roses have some stickles around the edges.  I have layered on to semi-matt shimmery gold card, and also some pretty Papermania paper which I have had for some time.  I have added some lace and ribbon, which just shows, and decorated with pearls.


To WIN, each hop participant will have a special word, collect them up to form the secret phrase! At the last stop of the HOP, there will be instructions on how to make your entry. Blog Hop entry date ends Friday JUNE 3rd midnight EDT.

Before you move on to your next stop on the hop, the talented Michelle, you need to collect a word from my blog. In case you haven't guessed, it's to!   Enjoy the hop and good luck with the draw:) 

My cards are also for the following challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog - Things of Beauty
Digi Doodles Shop Best - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Special occasions
PaperPlay Challenges - Blossoms and Blooms
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Gems and Pearls
Creative Craft World - 3 or more flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar - Things with Wings
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Anita be Stampin' - Pearls and Lace
Digital Tuesday - Add some texture
Hippity with Ippity - Flowers
Stamps and DFun = Creativity - Flower Power

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. what gorgeous flowers Val and fabulous colouring
    Lisa x

  2. Ooh Val these are both just gorgeous, love the Golden Wedding card and the hummingbirds too, how did you do the background for that one?

  3. look at you go...two gorgeous creations! :) Love your hummer!!

  4. Two lovely cards and great
    decoupage. I especially like
    your hummingbird card - because
    of the bright colours, also the
    embossed background adds to it.

  5. I'm keeping repeating hummingbird card is my favorite. I like the clouds in the sky.
    Greetings from the e Netherlands

  6. Fabulous cards Val, love them both, but if I had to choose I think it would be the second one, love the colours on it.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. Wow, these are both great. TFS.

  8. Two fabulous creations! The colours are so vibrant and the decoupage is a perfect complement to the overall design.

  9. Your cards are beautiful...I love the sweet little hummingbird, he is so cute! Your Anniversary card is so elegant.

  10. WOW! love your cards ...all of them

    Great crafting Darlene

  11. Wow!! love your cards ...all of them

    great crafting Dalene

  12. 2 very beautiful cards Val, these are fab digis indeed. can't pick a favourite but I do love the cloud background. Hugs xx

  13. Val, what gorgeous colouring! xxx

  14. Wonderful projects! They're just beautiful!

  15. These are both lovely cards Val. Sorry I haven't time to join in the hop but I'm busy trying to catch up after going AWOL for the wedding. I see you've made some beautiful creations while I've been missing and have to confess the TH stamps one is my favourite.

    Have a good Bank Holiday Val.

    Lesley Xx

  16. Both projects are very pretty, but I really love the anniversary card. It is so elegant.
    Debbie W

  17. Beautiful detail in the flowers, clouds & hummingbird! Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  18. OMGOSH Val!! Your card are stunning:-) I love your hummingbird and your colouring - WOW... Thanks so much for playing along in this week's challenge at Paper Play - I hope we see you again next week:-)

  19. Such pretty cards. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  20. two beautiful cards! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at DDSB
    Debbie Dt x
    (Visit my blog, I have candy!

  21. Gorgeous cards Val both of them are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  22. Beautiful Creations! I love all the colors that you used! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful rest of the holiday weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

  23. Two gorgeous cards, thanks for joining in at TPS this week.

  24. WOW!! ur cards are stunning!! Love the golden wedding one

  25. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC and TPS…....
    Hugs Judith

  26. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week....


  27. Gorgeous, beautiful cards Val.

  28. WOW! Stunning... such beautiful coloring!

  29. Two very lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at DDSB for our anything goes challenge this week. Hugs, Karen.xx

  30. Beautiful cards the 2nd one is so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  31. Beautiful card Val.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our, '3 or more flowers' challenge.

    Choccy x

  32. Ohhh what lovely cards! Love your clouds

  33. i thought i had left a commnet :( i just adore the image and the colours on your makes

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  34. Yups...nice card..Thanks for sharing it.


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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