Friday, April 27, 2012

Challenge 60 - Guest Designer Winner and Top Five

Hello and Happy Friday from all of us here at
Fussy and Fancy!
We want to thank everyone that entered
challenge 60, our sketch challenge, we've
really enjoyed seeing all of your entries
With the help of we have a 
new Featured Guest Designer 

And the winner is:
#14 Mina

Here is her lovely sketch challenge entry
Congratulations Mina!
Don't forget to grab our Guest Designer
badge to display proudly on your blog
Please contact Sheryl at for your guest designer details

Here are our 
(in no particular order)

Congratulations to you all and
please make sure that you collect our 
Top Five Blinkie from the side bar

Our current challenge Punches & Dies
will run until midnight on 3rd May (GMT)

You could be our next featured guest designer winner!

All of us here at Fussy and Fancy are looking 
forward to seeing your entries

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Guest Designer Spot for Punches & Dies Challenge 61

Hello and Happy Friday!
Today all of us here at 
Fussy and Fancy are very proud to 
introduce our very lovely and talented 
Featured Guest Designer

Here is a little bit about Liz:
I have been card making for the past eight years and almost a
year ago I set up a blog  to keep a record of them and then
gradually started entering challenges.  This has been a real source
of inspiration and has taken me in crafting directions I may not
have explored.  Crafting has not only been a creative outlet but
it's given me the opportunity to meet like minded friends.  We get
together regularly, and as well as crafting, there's usually lots
of chatter and cake and an occasional sing song at our gatherings too.
If you were to ask them what my crafting style is they
would probably say that it is to leave no space untouched.
 They now refer to this as “doing a Liz” when they make a card in
this style themselves.

I've tried various techniques during these past eight years and
am amazed at the amount of new products that are still becoming
available.  At the moment I'm gathering confidence with using
Promarkers and the Grand Calibur. When starting a  challenge
or project I love to source out all the craft items and
embellishments I have to meet it and then see how I can use them.
This probably explains why there ends up being so much
on each card!

I don't like having my photograph taken but this was one my
daughter took for a portrait challenge at the local camera club.
It was a great honour to be chosen as the Guest Designer
for this challenge and I wish all the entrants good luck.

Liz Miller xx

Here's a couple of pictures showcasing Liz's gorgeous
card for our 

Your card is simply gorgeous Liz, you've
certainly used lots of punches and dies
and we love the cheerful monochromatic
yellow.  What a really fun idea to spell out
"Chloe" inside those pretty punched
flowers too!

We see what you mean when you say that you
like to leave "no space untouched".  There is
so much lovely detail to admire, the lovely
scalloped edges, the pretty little ribbon bows and
the tiny gold brads,  they all make your card
very  special and unique.

We hope that you can visit Liz's blog
to read all the details of her very lovely card 
and to see lots more of her gorgeous work.

It's been a real pleasure, Liz - thank you!

There's still time to join in our
You have until midnight on 3rd May (GMT)

All of us here at Fussy and Fancy hope
that you enjoy a wonderful weekend!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Friday, April 20, 2012

Challenge 61 - Punches & Dies

It's Friday again which means challenge
 time at Fussy and Fancy!


Thanks to everyone that entered our sketch challenge.

Our new guest designer and top 5 will be
announced next Friday (27th April) so please
pop back and see if you are amongst the winners.


For our next challenge
we would like you to use your


so with all those wonderful products out
there at the moment, we're sure your projects
will be fantastic!

Here's the design teams
cards for your inspiration:


We hope you have fun with this challenge
You have until 3rd May at midnight (GMT) to enter

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Friday, April 13, 2012

Guest Designer Spot for Sketch Challenge 60

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today the Fussy and Fancy Design Team 
is very proud to introduce
our very lovely and talented 
Featured Guest Designer

Here is a little bit about Susan:

There has never been a time when I don't remember doing
some form of crafting.  When I was young I was never artistic
but I loved colouring and would colour for hours on end.
I then used to design and make my own clothes for paper dolls
which kept me busy and out of mischief. Following that,
I progressed to making Barbie/Sindy clothes for my sister's dolls,
she certainly had very extensive wardrobes for her dolls!! 

I became interested in card making and stamping about 15
years ago but didn't do much until about 4 years ago. I retired
almost 10 months ago following a career in nursing and now
have the time I need to spend on my passion for card making.
I have only had my own blog since the end of last summer,
only discovering them a few months before. I love nothing more
than sitting at my computer and spending some time visiting
other people's blogs all over the world seeing what beautiful things
people  make and I must say have lovely and helpful the
blogging community is!

Wow look at Susan's adorable card for our
sketch challenge!
The four, bright and cheerful dp's that Susan
has chosen to work with certainly compliment
her beautifully colored image - what a fun card!

The colorful brads and those adorable screws
and wrench make the perfect embellishments and
finishing touches.

What a great card for that very special
"Mr Fix It"!

We hope that you can visit Susan's blog
to read more details about this card and to see
lots more of her lovely work.
It's been a real pleasure, Susan - thank you!

There's still time to join in with our
You have until April 19th at 8 p.m. PST

All of us at Fussy and Fancy hope that 
you enjoy a wonderful weekend!

XX Happy Crafting and Glittery Hugs XX

Challenge 59 - Guest Designer winner and Top Five

Happy Friday from everybody here at
Fussy and Fancy!

Wow, you all certainly made some beautiful 
shaped cards and projects for us all to admire

With the help of we were able to 
choose a new Featured Guest Designer

And our next Featured Guest Designer winner is
#84 Liz Miller

Here is her lovely card!
Congratulations Liz!
Don't forget to grab our 
Guest Designer badge to display proudly on your blog
Please contact Sheryl at for your guest designer details

Now onto our
Top Five Picks 
(in no particular order)
for challenge 59 "Anything but a square/rectangle"

#15 Vicky

#90 Tine

Congratulations to all of you!
Don't forget to grab our 
Top five badge to display on your blogs

You still have time to join in with our current 
until April 19th at 8 pm PST

Who knows?  You could be our next
Featured Guest Designer winner!

All of us here at Fussy and Fancy are
looking forward to seeing your entries!

xx  Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Introducing the new Design Team

We'd like to thank everyone that entered our
design team call and believe me many hours
were spent browsing through your blogs!  

Unfortunately we couldn't take all of you,
although we'd have liked to, so without
further ado we'd like to introduce you to
our new design team.

We hope you'll join us in congratulating these
talented ladies, so why not pop along to their
blogs (just click on their names) and
check out their projects? 

You'll start to see their inspirations from
challenge 62 (May) - so watch out for them!

Here come the new Fussy and Fancy girls:

Hi, I'm Ashley and I'm 22 years old and live in the Netherlands.
  I have a big passion for all things creative.  It started with 3D 
then scrapbooking and, since 2008, card making!  I have a very 
loving husband and a gorgeous daughter who is 2.5 years old!


I'm a Norwegian cat loving and scrap loving girl :-)
I started scrapping in 2006 and as time progressed I fell in love
with creating other small objects too.  I've been making cards
since 2008 and started stamping in 2010 and now I can’t seem 
to stop!  My favourite stamps at the moment are KennyK, Sweet
Pea and Simply Betty.  My favourite style is Steampunk and you
often find small bits and pieces of metal and chains hanging from
my cards. I also use a lot of bright and clear colours on my creations
and I can't make a card without having some flowers on it!


Hello I'm Ann, I'm 24 and currently studying nursing at university and
engaged to my very understanding partner :o)  I've been crafting for over
2 years now and totally addicted to both digis and stamps and love
colouring with my Promarkers and have just recently found Flexmarkers.
I also love papers and have to stroke them before cutting into them!
I love blogland and visiting other crafty blogs looking for new 
techniques and inspiration and meeting new people

As well as crafting I adore animals and have
 a very fluffy cat and two naughty dogs!!


I’m a 50+ year old woman and have been married to my hubby for 30 years
and have two grown sons.  I work at an elementary school by day and I’m a 
passionate paper crafter during my time off.  I’ve been crafting most my life,
sewing Barbie clothes, decorative painting, drawing, and cross stitch in my 
younger years.

I really became involved with rubber stamping/scrap booking/paper crafts

when I became a consultant for D.O.T.S., which is now known as Close to
My Heart. At the same time I was also teaching craft classes at Michael's,
our local community centre and also our Women's church retreats too.  
Being a consultant was a perfect part time job when my sons were little 
and I loved creating my cards, planning my demonstrations, teaching 
others techniques and providing tips.  It was so satisfying seeing other
women get just as excited as I did about paper, ink and rubber stamps.   
Since giving up the consultancy I’ve started my own blog and I’m always
excited about the amount of talent, sharing and inspiration that takes
place daily among bloggers who share this passion for paper crafting.  

Being in my creative space is a great stress reliever
 in the evening & weekends.


 Hi, my name's Mary and I'm thrilled and honoured to be joining
the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge design team.

I've been crafting pretty much all of my life and as a young girl I used
to love colouring and creating, but 10 years ago I was introduced to
scrapbooking and I fell in love!  I became a consultant for a scrapbooking
company and began sharing my love with other people.  I soon made a
whole bunch of new friends who are still part of my life today.  About a
year or so ago, I discovered copic markers and have never looked back.
I mean, here I am a grown woman colouring..... priceless!!!  And no one
says it's wrong, so I just keep doing it!  I love all the amazing rubber and
digi stamps that are out there.  The joy people get from a card I create
touches me every time.

I look forward to sharing what I can do and can't wait to
see all of the wonderful creations people make. 


Wendy Fraser
I'm a stay at home Mum of one, living in the Highlands of Scotland,
with a passion for paper.  I eat, sleep, breathe paper crafts, especially
card making, but if it can be made with paper or card I'll give it a bash!
I'm just delighted to be on the DT for Fussy and Fancy and so pleased
to be working alongside such talented ladies.


Hi, I'm Beth (aka the wind walker).  I live in the small suburb of
 Spring, Texas, just north of Houston and I work as a certified 
orthopaedic technologist. I'm blessed to share my life with my
beautiful family and two precious dachshunds.  My crafting skills
include paper crafting, beading, cross stitch and porcelain dolls.

Teaching card making and Copic marker techniques are my favourite
past times and I love to share anything I can about paper crafting
with the ladies at our local scrapbook store.


I'm a 40 year old mum of 2, step mum of 2 and grandma to 1 with number 2
due in October.  I have a fair bit of crafting time just now as I left my job in
December when we were supposed to be moving to Scotland.  As well as
making cards I sew, cross stitch and knit although I still can't manage
crochet and my family would say my cooking is fairly scary lol!  The cat and
I like nothing better than sneaking off to the hobbit hole, as my craft room is
known, for some peace and quiet although I do spend quite a bit of time with
my nose in a book as well or catching up online.

I'm really looking forward to working with such a great team
of talented crafters.


Hi, my name is Danielle Mack and I live and work in Dallas, Texas.  
I have been scrapbooking now for the past few years and I love it!
I also enjoy making cards and altered projects too. 

I went to college for fine art so I love photography, painting and
sculpture and when I’m not busy with all of that I’ve also got
a dog named Coco and we love to go walking together.


I live in East London and I'm a busy mum to two girls who are aged
2 and 6. I’ve loved all kinds of crafting since I was a child and at
the moment I'm into cards and jewellery making.

I also enjoy gardening and grow my own fruit and veg.


Hi, I’m Natalie and I’m 17.  I’ve been crafting since I was 10
and seem to have got better ever since.  I’ve enjoyed many crafts,
but my main interests are card making and scrapbooking.  Some
of my favourite brands are Magnolia, Saturated Canary digis and
First Edition papers.

Other hobbies include reading, photography, watching tv,
cooking and walking my border collie Digby.

(photo to follow shortly)
Hello I'm Anda (aka Flying Fresian), I’m 31 and live in Edinburgh,
Scotland with my better half "Mr Fresian" and our two cats, Bert and Ernie.
I started crafting two years ago, when I wasn't very well, with one stamp
 set from QVC and the rest is history....  I've graduated from a tiny box
 of crafting equipment and now my entire spare room is jammed full!


Hi, I'm Christine and I live in the "Garden of England" more commonly
 known as Kent in the south east of England.  I have a fantastic
boyfriend called Jamie and am currently a stay at home mum to our
9 month old boy, Jack.  

After watching my mum and her friend card crafting for a couple
of years I finally succumbed to the temptation and started
making my own cards in August last year and set up my blog in
December.  I never imagined just how much stash I would
accumulate in such a short space of time, but as a crafter I think you
"need" everything you buy!  I absolutely love networking with all you
 fantastic crafty bloggers and can't wait to virtually "meet" more of you!


Hi, my name's Lynn and I live up the bush in a beautiful part  of
Victoria, Australia.  I’ve been crafting and creating since I was a little girl
and my crafts include papertole, painting, clay moulding, card making,
graphic design and numerous other arts and crafts.  I’m very passionate
about every piece I make and only make one of a kind (unless I’m
specifically asked to make it again).  In a nutshell crafting is no
longer a  passion but my way of life.


May O’Connor
Hi, my name's May and I'm so thrilled to be part of the DT team
for Fussy and Fancy.  I've been married for 35 years and have
two grown daughters and one beautiful grandson.

I've been crafting for around 6 years now, starting with scrapbooking
which has led me into card making, box making and mini albums
and of course stamping.

I work full time for the NHS, so I love to spend time in my little craft
room each evening stamping, colouring, cutting and generally
making a mess!!

We hope you'll agree that the variety of talents
and different types of crafts that these 
ladies are bringing with them will give you 
heaps of inspiration for our challenges!

Hope to see you all soon
xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx