Friday, January 30, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Featured Guest Designer for Challenge 131 - Things with Wings

Hello and happy Friday!

 
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Today the Fussy and Fancy girls
are happy to introduce
our very talented
Guest Designer

Marilyn Webb
 
Here's a little about Marilyn: 

Hi, I'm Marilyn from Montreal, Quebec Canada and I've been an
avid card maker for over 25 years.
 I also enjoy sewing, knitting, crocheting and reading, but cards
have always been my passion! I am so thrilled to be
a guest designer this week and share my card with you today!

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 Marilyn has created this gorgeous,
thank you, note card for our
Things with Wings Challenge!
 

 
Marilyn, This is such a beautiful card!
I love the pretty pink, purple and blue colors together!
You have colored the pretty "Green Moth Maiden" by
Ching Chou Kuik digital stamps, perfectly!
We love the purple hair and all of the delicate and beautiful
butterflies that you added!  We can't help but notice that
you even have butterflies on one of your pretty design papers!
The yummy paper flowers that you used to embellish
your card are beautiful!
This is one of those cards that you want to keep
going back to look at again and again!
 


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 Your in for a real treat when you visit 
Marilyn's blog

Marilyn's Cards and More
 
to read more about her lovely card and
to see more of her beautiful creations!
I do hope that you can stop by to visit her.

It's been a real pleasure, Marilyn
Well done!
Thank you for sharing your
talent with us!

xx Happy crafting xx
 


Fussy and Fancy Winners for Challenge 130 - Swirls and Pearls


Hello and
Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
 
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Thank you to everyone that
entered our 
Swirls and Pearls Challenge
Hosted by our very sweet
and super talented Norma!
 
Your entries were all so
Lovely, elegant and creative!
It was such a pleasure to visit
all of your blogs!
 
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We have lots of

WINNERS

to announce!

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First we would like to thank
the very sweet and talented
Mitzi at Aurora Wings

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings

Mitzi is offering
 
One lucky winner
 
$15.00 USD worth of digital stamps of your
choice from her shop!
 
 
With the help of Random.org
 
The winner of
Aurora Wings
$15.00 USD worth of digital stamps
is

 
Congratulations Kevin!
Please e-mail Sheryl at
fussyandfancy@hotmail.co.uk
for your prize details!

 
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Now for our new

Featured Guest Designer Winner!

With the help of Random.org

the winner is

 

 
Congratulations Renata! 
Please contact Sheryl at
 fussyandfancy@hotmail.co.uk
for your Guest Designer details

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And now onto
Norma's 
Top 5
(in no particular order)


 This wasn't easy for Norma!

 

#3 Lydia


 
 
 
 
 
 



Congratulations to you all and
please make sure you grab our
Top 5 badge from the side bar!

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Our current challenge is
 our very talented Annie
is hosting and it will run until midnight on
5th February (GMT)
We hope that you can join us!

xx Happy crafting xx

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 131 - Things with Wings

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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Our challenge for the next
fortnight is hosted by our
very sweet and talented
Annie
http://anniescraftyattic.blogspot.co.uk/

Hey, it's Friday and time for a new Fussy & Fancy Challenge, the second one of 2015.
I am very excited to host this challenge, especially as it is being sponsored by Sweet Lilac Flowers and Fresh Brewed Designs. 

I have chosen a ‘Things with Wings’ as the challenge theme because it’s that time of year here in the UK when we are thinking about Spring arriving and the garden coming to life again after the Winter, in our garden that means the return of all my feathered friends.
 
I'm Annie, and I live in Bangor, North Wales. It is a very beautiful part of the country that lies between the mountains and the sea. I am now retired after many years working in retail as a customer service manager.

I have been creating in one form or another as long as I can remember, but nowadays it is mainly card making and altered art that keeps me occupied and amused. In fact, if I'm honest I do not know how I found time to go to work before I retired!

I hope you will be inspired by the beautiful work the Fussy and Fancy girls have done and will give this challenge a go!

Crafty Hugs Annie xx
The challenge Annie has chosen is:
 
Things with Wings
 
Here is the lovely
Things with Wings card
that Annie has created!


Annie
 Wow!  Aren't Annie's birds beautiful? 
And just look at those pretty flowers!
I love the soft clouds that Annie added to the background
and what a fun fold!
What a beautiful Birthday Card!

Annie will be choosing the
Top 5 Winners
for this challenge!

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We are excited to announce
that Sweet Lilac Flowers
is our sponsor for this challenge!
http://www.sweetlilac.co.uk/
The very sweet and generous
Sue is offering 
 a special prize
for one lucky winner!
Sweet Lilac paper flowers is a family run business, established in 2011. They have experience in both the public and trade sectors and their main aim is to provide an unrivalled quality of both product and service, at a great price. The Sweet Lilac Collection is their own brand of handmade paper flowers and embellishments which are imported from around the world.  They keep stocks of their entire range at all times and pride themselves on reliable service and great prices.
 
 We are also being sponsored by
http://freshbreweddesigns.com/
The very sweet and talented
Heather, is offering
One lucky winner
3 digi stamps
of your choice from her store!
 
Here is a little about
Hi, I'm Heather Dennis, the artist and owner of
Fresh Brewed Designs,
a small online company that has been
offering a wide variety of digital
and rubber stamps since November 2010,
designed to meet the
needs of paper crafting addicts everywhere.
With over 30 categories to choose from and new additions each month, our
range of products is expanding all of the time.
We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook page,
where fresh ideas are always percolating.
 
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And now, with lots of wonderful
"Things with Wings"
 ideas to inspire you,
I'm so very proud to introduce
the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!

Jo. Rice.

 

Diane
 
 




Sonia
 
I hope you can pop by the girls blogs
to read about their lovely creations.
They would love a visit from you!

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You can also enter our challenges via email
 
We have an email entry blog set up where
your cards are placed, entered into the
challenge via the linking tool and 
commented on by our design team.
 
 
 
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You have until midnight on
5th February (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your

Wings and Things creations!

**Happy Crafting**
 



Friday, January 16, 2015

Fussy and Fancy's Featured Guest Designer for Challenge 130 - Swirls and Pearls

Hello and happy Friday!

 
******** 
  
Today the Fussy and Fancy girls
are happy to introduce
our very talented
Guest Designer
 
 
Here is a little about Jay
 
Hiya, My name is Jay and I am a happily married mum of one adult daughter who is
currently attending University!  My husband and I are so very proud of her.
 
I live in England and have been crafting one way or another all my life!
I have enjoyed knitting, making soft toys and sewing.
 
Then, I started card making in 2004 and was immediately hooked!
I craft most days of the week and my favorite part of making a card is the colouring.
I find it so very therapeutic.  As I am sure you may have guessed,
my favorite kind of card is fussy!
 
Jay has created this gorgeous
Birthday card for our
 
Jay your card is lovely and so very creative!
You have coloured your Magnolia image so
very beautifully!  She is so sweet!
The soft pastel pinks and yellows you chose to
work with are so very pretty together!
We love the fun gingham banner
along with the lemonade packet that you tucked
in the right corner! 
There are so many lovely embellishments
to admire!
The flowers, bird, butterfly, ribbon, tags
and pearls!  You do love Fussy!
How perfect for Fussy and Fancy!
Then the pretty white swirls and the elegant pearl stick pin
add the perfect finishing touches for our current challenge.

 
 
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 Your in for a real treat when you visit 
Jay's blog
Jay's Crafty Corner
 
to read more about her lovely card and
to see more of her beautiful creations!
I do hope that you can stop by to visit her.

It's been a real pleasure, Jay
Well done!
Thank you for sharing your
talent with us!
 

 
xx Happy crafting xx
 





Fussy and Fancy Winners for Challenge 129 - snowflakes and ribbons


Hello and
Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
 
********
Thank you to everyone that
entered our 
Snowflakes and Ribbon Challenge
Hosted by our very sweet
and talented Mary Lou!
 
Your entries were all so
Lovely, creative and festive!
It was such a pleasure to visit
all of your blogs!
 
********

We have lots of

WINNERS

to announce!

********

First we would like to thank
the very sweet and talented
Heather Dennis at
Fresh Brewed Designs
http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/

Heather is offering
 
One lucky winner
3 digi stamps
of your choice from her store!
 
With the help of Random.org


The winner of
Fresh Brewed Designs
3 digi images is

#15 Lorraine Collet

 
Congratulations Lorraine!
Please e-mail Sheryl at
fussyandfancy@hotmail.co.uk
with your mailing address!

 
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Now for our new

Featured Guest Designer Winner!

With the help of Random.org

the winner is



 

 

Congratulations Marilyn! 
Please contact Sheryl at
 fussyandfancy@hotmail.co.uk
for your Guest Designer details

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And now onto
Mary Lou's 
Top 5
(in no particular order)


 This wasn't easy for Mary Lou!

 
#29  Elena F


#59  Sue U



#64  Lynne Bishop



#85 Deborah Adams


#96 Meg

 

 
Congratulations to you all and
please make sure you grab our
Top 5 badge from the side bar!

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Our current challenge is
 our very talented Norma
is hosting and it will run until midnight on
22nd January (GMT)
We hope that you can join us!

xx Happy crafting xx

 
 


Friday, January 9, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 130 - Swirls and Pearls

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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Our challenge for the next
fortnight is hosted by our
very sweet and talented

Norma


Hello.  My name is Norma and when it comes to card-making I am definitely a

 Fussy and Fancy kind of gal.  

 I simply love adding embellishments to my cards.  The hardest type of cards for me to create is actually when I have to make CAS (clean and simple) cards and have to restrain myself from embellishing...ha ha.

My cards tend to feature cute images (rubberstamps or digis) that I like to colour with alcohol-ink markers and/or coloured pencils.  My favorite embellishments are flowers, pearls and swirls/flourishes.  I'm a die-and-punch addict.  I feel guilty if I don't make use of the floral dies and punches that I've spent way too much money on (gulp), so I like to make my own flowers.  I also love doing fancy fold cards.

 

The challenge Norma has chosen is:
 
Pearls and Swirls
 
Here is the lovely
Pearls and Swirls card
that Norma has created!


(using Aurora Wings Big Eye Poppy Elf - Himalayan Blue) 

http://frommycraftroom.blogspot.ca/


Gorgeous colouring and so very pretty with the blue tones
bringing out the vibrant blue of her eyes!
The flower embellishments are a perfect match to
the lovely poppy's in her hair!
Did Norma make them herself or did she buy these at
the store?
We will have visit her lovely blog to find out!
The pretty swirls and pearls make the perfect finishing touches
on this gorgeous card!


Norma will be choosing the
Top 5 Winners
for this challenge!

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We are excited to announce
that Aurora Wings
is our sponsor for this challenge!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings
 
 
Fantasy artist and digital stamp designer Mitzi Sato-Wiuff started offering digital stamps in Aurora Wings shop on Etsy in May of 2013.  It has experienced a phenomenal growth, thanks to the wonderful response to her unique style of art that ranges widely in terms of subject matter, style, and complexity from simple beginners' images to highly detailed, advanced colorists' images -- different from a lot of digital stamps that are available in the paper crafting industry.  
 
Mitzi is a Colorado based artist, who is originally from Japan.  Her artwork shows a clear and distinct influence of vintage shojo manga (少女漫画), tattoo art, woodblock prints, and kimono textile art of her native country.  Mitzi has been drawing since early childhood, playing with crayons, watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, acrylics, and more recently, digital.   
 
The very sweet, generous and talented 
Mitzi
is offering one very lucky winner
 
$15.00 USD worth of digital stamps of your
choice from her shop!

Thank you, Mitzi! 
 
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And now, with lots of wonderful
"Swirls and Pearls"
 ideas to inspire you,
I'm so very proud to introduce
the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!
 


(using AuroraWings Pearls that can be found here

 




Using Aurora Wings "Elf with poppy blooms"

 

Using Aurora Wings "Eye Butterfly-Butterfly Mask"

 

Using Girl with Pansy, Lobelia & Butterfly
 

 
Using Aurora Wings "Big Eyes Hydrange Sprite"
 

( Aurora Wings Pearls digi)

 
 
 
 
 


I hope you can pop by the girls blogs
to read about their lovely creations.
They would love a visit from you!

********


You can also enter our challenges via email
 
We have an email entry blog set up where
your cards are placed, entered into the
challenge via the linking tool and 
commented on by our design team.
 
 
 
********
 
You have until midnight on
22nd January (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your

Swirls and Pearls creations!

**Happy Crafting**