Hello and welcome to the Fred She Said Blog Hop, to introduce the new Design Team - which includes me - hurray! If you've arrived here from the very talented Shelly's blog then you're in the right place. If you've just happened across the hop then you need to start it at Tracy's Fred-She-Said Blog.
FSS designs have long been one of my favourites and I'm so excited to be on the team! We have a great prize to be won for our blog hop: $20 CAD to spend at the Fred She Says Store AND $20 GC for CropStop) - wow! This prize will be awarded at random to one hopper who has visited eveyone's blogs, left a little love along the way, collected all the mystery words and made a sentence. You'll get the instructions for how to enter your sentence in the hop when you've completed it. You'll have to read on to find my word (evil grin!).
For our hop we chose our favourite FSS image and used it in our favourite style. Now I can't possibly pick a favourite image so I've chosen the new sunflowers because I love flower cards and I especially love sunflowers. I've based my card on this week's sketch at Card Patterns Challenge. I've used a combination of ready coloured images from Sunflowers and Thankfulness (the decoupaged flowers at the top) and the Sunflowers and Pumpkin digi coloured with Copics and Distress Inks. I wanted to make an interesting frame for the image so I used a labels Nestie and then added some scrolls cut with a punch. Large ric-rac came from a ribbon shop, border punch is Martha Stewart.
I ddin't want to stop there so added a little gift bag that is a simplified version of a tutorial by Leigh O'Brien on SCS. Do check out the tutorial, her bag is much better than mine:). The giftbag is from the same K & Co DP I used on the card and it has two layers of pre-coloured sunflowers decoupaged onto it. I think this is a great size to give someone flower seeds for their garden...
OK thanks for reading all this, my word for the blog hop is "hopping". Your next stop along the way is Tracy's gorgeous blog where you can see another stunning FSS project. Thanks for joining the hop and enjoy the eye candy:).
I'm also entering my card and tote in :
Craftalicious Challenge - Harvest Festival/Autumn
Mark's Finest Paper - Pumpkin
Stamp Something - with Fall colours
Crafty Little Place - Autumn Daze
Simon Says - It's Autumn