Friday, 8 January 2010

Fred She Said New Release and some news!

Hope you are all staying warm today! I haven't left the house today and don't plan to over the weekend either! Last night it was freezing here, well it's freezing today as well, but last night it was -12 c!!! I mean what kind of weather is that?? I keep expecting to see a penguin or a polar bear when I look out the window!! lol speaking of penguins, I have a funny story to tell you, but will leave it till later because this is gonna be a long post as it is.
So lets get on with the crafty stuff.

It's all going on over at Fred She Said! Tracey has been busy making loads of "pretties" as she calls them, and some are being released today :)
So I've made a card with one of the new sets. This one is the V6 Daisies with bracket borders set.
As usual Tracey has packed this set full with lots of different variations, but if you want to see them all, you will have to go check it out over at the store here. She also has a stained glass floral doodledallion which has just been put up in the store today too and you can check that one out here.
I followed the sketch over a Allsorts for this one and they also have the theme of old or new, so I thought this was the perfect challenge to use my new FSS images for :)
Another shock horror moment from me.......I haven't used any Copics on this card, not one copic in sight!! For the daisies and leaves I just rubbed over them with some blue and green inks then cut down the lines on them, curled them with a bone folder (because I had it next to me and I'm too lazy to go get my embossing tool lol) to give them some shape. I just finished them off with a spacer and pearl from my stash.
The border is all coloured with glitter crystal lacquer. Tracey has very cleverly sized these borders so they can be cut with your nesties, but I don't have any label nesties so I just cut them out with good old fashioned scissors :)
The papers are K&Co and DCWV and other bits are from my stash.

Here's a close up of the border and flowers.

Now for more FSS news! We now have a challenge blog!! The challenges will be posted on the last Monday of the month. There will be a draw for a free FSS image on FEB 1st for our followers so get yourself over there and start following now so you are in with a chance :)
And talking about freebies, there is a HUGE list on the challenge blog with all the links to previous FSS freebies, which will also be updated as new freebies are added.
And we are having a blog hop on the 15th of this month so you will see even more new releases then too. I have a few projects to show you with them but you will have to wait till the blog hop. I just know you will love them.

So that's all the FSS news for now but I also made another challenge card following the sketch over at Stamp Something.

I got this image as a rak from a friend and I love it but I only had one and kind of wished I had waited till I had more Copics because I was limited to the amount of colours I could use. So I haven't really blended my colouring much because I only have about 10 pens that actually work! I have about 150 pens but they are all out of ink :( Some of those are Ciao's (which is what I started out with) and some sketch so I think I will just buy sketch ones now and get the refills because they run out sooo quick.
Anyway, I am quite happy with how the rest of the card turned out though and Rhianna loves it too so think this might be one for her.
The papers are Papermania and the flowers are a mix of ones from Joanna Sheens website, Hobby House and others from my stash. I inked the edges of the big rose and the other flowers in the bottom right corner so they coordinated with the rest and then sprayed them all with glimmer mist, added some punched leaves and a few pearls from my stash dotted here and there.

Right that's it from me for today. I will be back tomorrow with another card. or maybe even tonight because I have nothing else to do, well except email do some blog hopping to see what you have all been up to :)
Thanks for stopping by.

Lora x


~Michelle~ said...

love the fss pretty even if you *neglected* to use your Copics!! ;)

Holly said...

wow Lora, you've been busy! Love both of your cards!

Beryl said...

Lovely couple of cards Lora. Hope you're keeping warm and dry.
Beryl xx

Jules said...

Hi Lora

I love what you have done with my sketch.

Such a beautiful feature in the centre of your card.

Thank you for playing along with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

HazelQ said...

Very cute cards Lora, I like the papers :)

Juls said...

such a gorgeous card! Love how you have used the crystal lacquer! Hugs Juls

Jaspere said...

Love your stuff. Looking forward to all the new stuff happening at FSS.

Wendy K. said...

Love the Thanking You card!

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards here Lora and so different loving both of them I have always loved FSS images and her flowers and have quite a selection but I also love the second card the colours are great and love the little image

Lorraine x

Carol said...

Lora you cards are fantastic. Love your FSS looks sensational.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Maria Matter said...

beautiful cards Lora!
pretty flowers on both!!!

I think I'm going to need a list to remember where all to post my DT cards and all the different tags! lol

Blessings, Maraia


What and adorable card!! Love the image!! Sorry you only got one:(

hugs, Gina Marie

tanjaak said...

Hi! What a pretty card you have made. Thanks for joining the Stamp Something challenge this week.
hugs, Tanja

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. They are almost as cute as your kids. TFS Grace