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Friday, January 9, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 130 - Swirls and Pearls

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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


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)

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!

We are excited to announce
that Aurora Wings
is our sponsor for this challenge!
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 
is offering one very lucky winner
$15.00 USD worth of digital stamps of your
choice from her shop!

Thank you, Mitzi! 
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**


Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

What gorgeous inspirations from the talented DT! Thank you so much for having me as a sponsor of this challenge, ladies!! Oh, and, a good news to whoever wins this challenge - the prize amount beginning Jan. 2015 is $15 USD. ;) Good luck to everyone who joins this challenge!

Mitzi xx
Artist/Owner Aurora Wings

Wendy said...

Gorgeous design team samples. Love them all. The Aurora Wings digital stamps are a delight to craft with. Thank you for the "pearls+swirls" challenge.

Veerle said...

Stunning DT cards. Thank you for this nice challenge.