Friday, December 26, 2014

Fussy and Fancy's Featured Guest Designer for Challenge 129 - Snowflakes and Ribbon

Hello and happy Friday!

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


Here's a little about Karien: 

I am proudly South African and I live in a town called Newcastle in KZN.

During the day I am a Business Banker at one of SA's largest Banks.

I usually scrap early mornings and an hour or 2 at night. 

I have been Married for 23 years and we have a son and a daughter.

I am excited that I will soon to be grandmother to a little boy and his
due date is Christmas day!
 I started doing scrapbooking in 2005.........and I am totally addicted to scrapbooking, card making and altered art. Other hobbies include photography, baking, painting, sewing and beading!!!
Thanks and hugs

Very special update!
Karien has shared the birth information of her precious new grandson!

"Our grandson was born 19th December by C-section in the morning at 8h22
 and weighed in at 3.77 kg. He is too cute for words and will be christened
Du'Mondt Dante de Nysschen."

Congratulations Karien!

 Karien has created this gorgeous blue
Christmas card for our
 Snowflakes and Ribbon Challenge
using the "Holly Stocking digi"
from Fresh Brewed Designs!
Karien your card is both stunning and creative!
What a lovely job you did paper piecing the
The blue striped accents on the stocking look
great with the pretty snowflakes.
We love the fun pom-pom fringe! 
And the pretty ribbon and bells, along with the
sparkly snowflakes, certainly do make your
card festive!
Then the pretty white die cut in the background
gives the illusion of swirling snow with
the pretty blue gems you added.


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

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, Karien
Well done!
Thank you for sharing your
talent with us!
Enjoy your adorable baby grandson!


xx Happy crafting xx

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 128 - Happy Holidays Winners!

Hello and
Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
We hope that all of you have been enjoying
your holidays with family and friends!
Thank you to everyone that
entered our 
Happy Holidays Challenge
Hosted by our very sweet
and talented Kavitha

Your entries were all so
Lovely, creative and festive!
It was such a pleasure to visit
all of your blogs!

We have lots of


to announce!


First we would like to thank
the very sweet and talented
Sandra Mathis at
for sponsoring our "Happy Holidays" Challenge
with such a generous prize.
With the help of
the winner of the
Live and Love Crafts
Store Voucher is

#41 Kari

Congratulations Kari!

Please e-mail Sheryl at

Now for our new
Featured Guest Designer Winner!

With the help of
the winner is
#81 Jay's Crafty Corner


Please contact Sheryl at
for your individual details


And now
here are Kavitha's
Top 5 picks!

(in no particular order)

#14 Annie's Style

#52 Katie K

#235 Suzi Mac
#256 Lucy Patrick

Thank you, Kavitha!
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 our
very talented Mary Jo and
will run until midnight on
8th January (GMT)
We hope that you can join us!

xx Happy crafting xx

Friday, December 12, 2014

Challenge #129 - Snowflakes and Ribbon

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

For the winner of
"Tracy's Wednesday Treat"
Please scroll down.
Our challenge for the next fortnight is
being hosted by our very sweet and talented

Mary Lou

Hello Dear Friends!!
I am Mary Lou and I live in beautiful NE Wisconsin and it is
cold (Brrrr) this time of year :)
I have been married to a great guy for 35 years and we have 3 grown very independent kids. The best part of life brings to us~~3 grandchildren, 2 granddogs and 2 more babies arriving this spring!! YIPPEE!!!!! Truly there is nothing greater than being a Grandparent....well maybe crafting--LOL!!!!
A little about me....I always loved to draw, color, sew, cross-stitch, macrame, and after the kiddos came, a lot of that stopped to raise them.
I do all the bookkeeping for Hubby’s Tucking Business and just retired from a 34 year Dental Assisting Career to stay home and watch the grandchildren--I LOVE IT!!!!

In 2009 my daughter introduced me to Papercrafting and blogging. I'm Hooked!!
I absolutely Love coloring images with my Copic markers-----my greatest stress reducer! I continually learn from all you friends out there with this same addiction--So THANKS!!!!
I am delighted to be part of this Fantastic Fussy and Fancy DT!!



Mary Lou has chosen
Snowflakes and Ribbon
for a Challenge Theme!

Here are two lovely cards that
Mary Lou
created for her challenge!

Mary Lou 
I created 2 shaped cards ~~ had so much fun with these FBD images!!
First card using FBD~ Warm My Heart Mug 

and the 2nd shaped card using

Beautiful cards, Mary Lou! 

Mary Lou will be picking the
Top 5 winners from this challenge!


If you haven't already guessed, we are
being sponsored by
the very generous
Heather, at Fresh Brewed Designs!

Heather, the super sweet and very
talented owner, 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.
We are always happy to be a sponsor here at
Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog.
And now, I am very proud
to share the beautiful and
inspiring creations made by the
Fussy and Fancy Girls
for our current challenge!

The snowflakes are hard to see on the papers but they are there. 
 Image from Fresh Brewed Designs. 
using Fresh Brewed Designs, Snow What Fun
Fresh Brewed Designs Holly Wreath Snowman


Using Fresh Brewed Designs-Cutie Bug Christmas

 and Fresh Brewed Designs-Pretty Little Christmas Tree




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

We want to remind all of you to make
sure that you check in with us on
the first Wednesday of each month
for Tracy Payne's Noor! Design feature!
"Tracy's Wednesday Treat!"
She is offering a gift every
month from her store!
And now,

We are very excited about announcing the
winner of Tracy's gift certificate for the
month of December!

The winner is
commenter #5
Marianne's Craftroom
Congratulations Marianne!

Please contact Sheryl at
with your information and I will
forward it to Tracy!


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.

We look forward to seeing your
Snowflakes and Ribbon creations!
You have until midnight on
8th January (GMT) to enter

**Wishing you Happy Holidays**


Friday, December 5, 2014

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 127 - Pairs or Two of a Kind Winners!

Hello and Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
For the opportunity to win a
gift certificate to Noor! Design UK Webshop
please scroll down or click here!

Thank you to everyone that
entered our 
Two of a Kind or Pairs Challenge
Hosted by our very own

We have lots of
to announce!


First we would like to thank our
very generous sponsor for this challenge


Our lucky winner of the
Crafty Sentiments Designs
 prize of 3 digi stamps
chosen by
Congratulations Teresa!

Please e-mail Sheryl at


Now for our new
Featured Guest Designer Winner!

With the help of

the winner is

Please contact Sheryl at
for your individual details


Millazin wanted all of you to know
that it wasn't easy, but here are her
Top 5 picks!

(in no particular order)

   Thank you, Millazin!
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 our
very talented Kavitha and
will run until midnight on
11th December (GMT)
We hope that you can join us!

xx Happy crafting xx