Friday, December 27, 2013

Challenge 104 Chocolate Challenge and Prize Candy!

Hello Fussy and Fancy Followers!
We hope that all of you have been enjoying
your holidays so far!
Can you believe that it will be the
year 2014
next Wednesday?
This is just a reminder that
we have a fun
going on right now!
We are being sponsored by
Fresh Brewed Designs

Heather, the super sweet and very
talented owner, is offering
3 digi stamps
of your choice from her store
and this yummy candy!

for one very lucky winner!
A 7 1/2" X 5 1/4" plastic stamp case
Pre folded peach cards and envelopes
Peach ruffled ribbon, chevron ribbon and twine.
White lace, pearls, corner embellishment and buttons.
A clothespin, 4 white brads, and some lovely
coordinating embellishments!

We don't want you to miss out on
the opportunity to win!

Please go here to see lots of
beautiful inspiration from the
very talented
 Fussy and Fancy Girls

We look forward to seeing
your chocolate creations!

**Happy Crafting**


Friday, December 13, 2013

Chocolate Challenge 104 and Very Exciting News!

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers

Sheryl here
We are all very excited
about our newest
Fussy and Fancy Girls!
Please go
to read all about them!
This is a picture heavy post
filled with exciting news
for 2014

Our final challenge for this year
will last four weeks
and is hosted by our
very talented


Hi, my name's Wendy, but I'm otherwise know as Papersniffer, and yes, I really do love the smell of craft paper, especially the printed kind!  I live in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, where I spend every moment I can surrounded by paper, glue and pretty embellishments.  I've recently started my own business, , selling my handmade cards and gifts, and I'm learning wet felting so I can make and sell felted products as well a paper ones.
I've crafted in one form or another since I was tiny, but in recent years paper has pretty much taken over my world (and my house!).  If I'm not crafting, you'll usually find me in the kitchen, cooking or baking, or chatting with friends over a pot of tea. 
The challenge Wendy has chosen is:

Wendy would like to see you create
chocolate packages
projects with lots of the color chocolate
Here is Wendy's adorable chocolate package!
Wendy will be choosing the
Top 5 Winners
for this challenge
Now for our exciting news!
Drum Roll Please!
We now have Sponsors!
That's right!
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges
will now have some wonderful prizes
provided by our new sponsors!

This is how our future challenges will work
For each challenge
will choose a
future featured guest designer
and a separate
sponsored prize winner
That will be two separate winners!
We will also continue to
have our
Top 5 winners
chosen by one of our talented
Fussy and Fancy girls
who is hosting the challenge

We hope that all of you will have
fun joining our challenges and
hopefully become a winner!

Our first sponsor is
Fresh Brewed Designs

Heather, the super sweet and very
talented owner, is offering
3 digi stamps
of your choice from her store
and this yummy candy!

for one very lucky winner!
A 7 1/2" X 5 1/4" plastic stamp case
Pre folded peach cards and envelopes
Peach ruffled ribbon, chevron ribbon and twine.
White lace, pearls, corner embellishment and buttons.
A clothespin, 4 white brads, and some lovely
coordinating embellishments!

Hello, I am Heather Dennis, the owner and artist at Fresh Brewed Designs.
I love and do all I can to put God first in my life. I am so blessed beyond all I deserve.
I have an amazing husband who supports and loves me more than anything. 
We lead praise and worship together in church. I love hearing him sing.
I home school two of the best kids in the world. They are my heart.
I can't even describe how much they mean to me. 
I LOVE all things crafty. I have been crafting and creating since as early as I can remember.
Here is a little about our shop:
Fresh Brewed Designs is 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. 
We also have BIG NEWS!
Every month in 2014 we will be giving away
Our first blog candy is up for grabs NOW!
Read this post to find out more.
We are always happy to be a sponsor here at
Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog.
Thank you all for making us feel at home and for
 sharing your talent with us all.

Happy Creating!

Heather has created a lovely card
to share for our challenge!
Thank you, Heather!
Fresh Brewed Designs
"La Dolce Vita"
(The Sweet Life) rubber stamp


And now, with lots of wonderful
ideas to inspire you
Here are the
very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls


Fresh Brewed Designs
"Snow" digi stamp

Fresh Brewed Designs



Fresh Brewed Designs

Surprise Box created with
Fresh Brewed Designs
"Snow What Fun" digi Stamp


Fresh Brewed Designs
"Baby Jesus" digi stamp







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
9th No (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your
Chocolate creations!

Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays
Happy New Year!

Introducing our newest Fussy and Fancy Girls!!

Hello Fussy and Fancy Followers!
We had so many talented ladies join our
Design Team call
to be a
Fussy and Fancy Girl
Unfortunately we only had
5 Design Team openings
this time around,
or we would have invited all
of you to join our
Design Team.
For those of you who weren't
invited this time, please try again.
And now
Introducing our newest
Fussy and Fancy Girls

Hello, I'm Judy.  For many years I made cross stitched cards and small projects (one nighters) until late 2007, when I gingerly transferred to card making. It was some time before stamping took hold but once it did WOW there was no stopping me.  I just love it! I had silently followed the blogs avidly but only plucked up the courage to form my own blog in February 2011! It was so scary hitting "publish" for the first time but now I wonder why I did not do this before. I feel I have come such a long way, am now on several Design Teams, and also am enjoying doing commissions for Papercraft Essentials magazine, the first of which was Published in February 2013. It is a great hobby, and one that is definitely a pleasure to share. Do feel free to drop by my blog at
Hi all, I am kavitha from India.  Arts and crafts always fascinated me right from my childhood. It was only after finishing my degree that I got a chance to take some formal training.
I have done a few designing courses like fashion designing and fine arts.  Then I started my own art classes and store. I am a full time crafter and I'm completely loving this journey!  After I was introduced to this wonderful blogging community , I started with card making and paper crafts ,and I am hooked since to say the least. Now paper crafting occupies most of my time. I am happy to be a part of this wonderful crafting and blogging community, where I meet amazing talented people from all over the world. I thank sheryl for giving me a part in this wonderful design team.
Hi friends~~I am Mary Lou 
I live in the country in a town called Oconto Falls which is about 1 hour north of Green Bay, Wisconsin....Yes the home of the NFL Green Bay Packers!!  I am happily married for 34 years and we have 3 wonderful kids.  With the fun loving additions of 3 grandkids and 1 granddog!!   So on my blog you will definitely see Proud Gramma pics :)
I started blogging in August 2009 after my daughter had shared her love of crafting and designing with me.  I grew up loving sewing, cross stitching, macrameing, and now I am into Copic coloring and papercrafting :))  
Some of you may have already been on my Blog and are my followers but I love new visitors because that is my way to find you in cyberland :))  It amazes me to be talking to peeps around the world!!!
I am super excited and feel very blessed to be part of The Fussy and Fancy Friday DT!!!  

I'm Vannessa,  and live in Peterborough in the UK. I'm a full time primary school teacher during the week and avid crafter at the weekends (although Sunday evening is usually reserved for school work too!). I love my job teaching year 4 children (8-9 year olds); they are just some of the funniest people you will ever meet. I live with my partner of 16 years and our very dominant cat Tallulah, who hates me crafting as she's not allowed to eat or sit on anything I'm using. She does love trying to play with my ribbons and paper flowers though, so I usually have to give in to her by giving her little bits to play with, so she'll leave me alone! 
I have always been crafty doing one thing or another, having been taught how to knit, crochet, patchwork, cross-stitch and make latch hook rugs as a child. I first started card making about 6 years ago after I bought a very cheap card making kit on eBay for something to do during the summer holidays. Although this kit was full of not so nice papers and Sizzix die cuts, it was probably the best £5 I have ever spent. It kickstarted my card making addiction and that £5 soon increased to me spending a LOT more money on my habit (oops hobby!).
I fell in love with Copics a few years ago after taking a class at my local craft store and now can't get enough of colouring in all those gorgeous images that are out nowadays. You won't find many of my cards without a bit of ribbon (I probably have enough of it to start a market stall). My style tends to be lots of layers with lots of embellishments and if left to my own devices most of my cards would be pink! The only thing I don't have in my stash is an electronic die-cutting machine, but hopefully Santa is going to bring me one of those this year (I've been asking for the last 3 years but I obviously wasn't a good enough girl before!)

Hello, I'm Yvonne.  I've recently moved with my husband from Warwickshire to the Somerset
countryside and I'm really enjoying it.  An  added bonus is that it's not far from the seaside!

I've been crafting since a young girl (many years ago!) starting with
dressmaking and knitting, moving on to cross stitch and tapestry and for the
last few years paper crafting.  I semi retired a couple of years ago which
enabled me to spend lots more time on my hobby.  I've made so many really lovely
friends through paper-crafting, enjoying time with them at workshops and
exhibitions, followed by being lucky enough to join a couple of Design Teams. 
Add social media into the mix and a whole knew world has opened up for myself
and my crafty friends.

I'm so lucky now to be joining the Team at Fussy and Fancy and I'm looking forward
to getting involved with the variety of different themes and seeing everyone's
gorgeous entries into the Challenges.
All of us at
Fussy and Fancy
are thrilled to have
five very talented ladies
joining us!
We are all looking forward to
featuring their beautiful and inspiring
work here in the future!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Featured Guest Designer for Challenge 103 - Hearts

Hello and happy Friday!

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

Karen Cannings

Here's a little about Karen: 

Hi, I'm Karen and I live in a tiny village in Wales,
where I help run my family's caravan park.
I am happily divorced with two grown-up children,
each of whom are amazing in their own unique way.

I am a self-confessed craft-a-holic!
I started blogging in October 2012, as a personal challenge to
simply see if I (who is very technically challenged)
could do it.
I had been inspired by the incredible talent out there,
and wanted to, "have a go".
Apart from the thrill of receiving comments on my blog,
my greatest achievement was understanding what URL's are.
(Although I still don't know what it stands for, and
please don't let me know.  I am happy in my ignorance!)
I have become the typical obsessed paper crafter...
meaning, I buy lots of crafting goodies!
I love my CRICUT die cutting machine,
my stamps and pro markers, my compulsive paper
pad habit and even my
ever increasing mountain of scraps!
I don't love running out of glue, re-sticking my CRICUT mats
and losing my crafting mojo.

I have recently discovered, "Project Life"
(The easy scrapbooking system),
but my first love is making cards.

I am still discovering what my personal style is, but for now,
I just go with the flow!
Thank you, Fussy and Fancy for giving me my
fifteen minutes of fame, it is an honor.

"Hearts", enjoy...
Karen had lots of mojo for this challenge!
She actually made us three beautiful
cards for our "HEARTS" challenge!


Karen, each of your cards are so special.
They are all designed to show
the recipient that they are loved!
I love the fun fold you used with
your first card!
The fun buttons and faux stitching
make is so special!
Your second card is sure to bring a
smile to somebody's face!
Again, I love the faux stitching and
your coloring is beautiful!
The  spray of hearts in the corner
adds lots of extra love!
Your third card is adorable!
I love the scalloped edges
and the sentiment is perfect!
This card is overflowing with love!
Three wonderful cards that
show our followers some great
inspiration for our

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

to read more about these beautiful cards and
to see more of her beautiful creations!

It's been a real pleasure, Karen
Thank you
xx Happy crafting xx

Guest Designer and Top five winners for challenge 102

Hello and happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers
Thank you to everyone that
entered our 
"Cream and Brown"
challenge hosted by Nathalie
All of your entries were
creative and inspiring!
Truly lovely!
It was such a pleasure to visit
all of your blogs!

  You certainly haven't made
it easy for Nathalie to choose
her Top 5!


With the help of
we have a new
Featured Guest Designer
And the winner is:

#1 Theresa Pace!
  Here is the lovely card that
Theresa created for our
Cream and Brown Challenge

Congratulations Theresa!
Please contact Sheryl at
for your guest designer details


And now onto
our Top 5
(in no particular order)


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


Our current challenge:

 is being hosted by Beth and
will run until midnight on
12th December (GMT)

xx Happy crafting xx