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Friday, June 26, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 142 - Fancy Folds

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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



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 images (rubberstamps or digitals) 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--spent way too much money on  Love to make my own paper flowers.  I also love doing fancy fold cards and that's why I chose this theme for the challenge.

The challenge Norma has chosen is:
Fancy Folds
Here is the gorgeous card
that Norma has created
for her challenge!

Using Marianne Design Creatables LR0111 Flowers, LR0151 Garden Branch,
LR0122 Poinsettia With Veins


Norma, Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!
I can't stop staring at and admiring the hair that you coloured!
Its so very gorgeous!  Your colouring is beautiful and the
 handmade flowers you created with the Marianne Design creatables are so lovely!
What a very fancy and elegant fold you have created to share
with all of us!
Your card is stunning!
When you pop over to Norma's blog you are in for a huge
treat!  Pour yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee 
so you can enjoy admiring all her lovely creations!

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


Here's some great incentive to enter!
We are being sponsored by

I think that most of us are already
familiar with Marianne Design and
their wonderful crafting products!
I own quite a few of their die cuts
and they are always the perfect die
to use for beautiful, elaborate embellishments
with precise clean cut lines.

They are really nice quality!

Marianne Designs is a Dutch owned craft company
based in the Netherlands.
Their products are available in 18 countries around the world! 
They produce a wide range of products which represent a complete
concept of paper crafts.
There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers
and materials to decorate your cards or scrapbooking pages.
Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching
and stimulating creativity.

This month's prize from Marianne design's
Stamp, die cut and banner/ribbon set


 for one very lucky winner!


And here is our other very
good reason to enter this challenge!
We are also being sponsored by the
very generous
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.

And now I am so very happy and
excited to be
showcasing the gorgeous Fancy Folds cards
created by one of
our newest Design Teams!

Please allow me to introduce the
very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!









Wow!  I am bursting with pride looking at the
gorgeous cards that my girls have
created for this challenge!
I hope you can pop by the girls blogs
to welcome them and 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 July (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your

Fancy Folds creations!

**Happy Crafting**

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #140 Winners-"Fun in the Sun"!

 Hello and
Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
Thank you to everyone
that entered our
Fun in the Sun Challenge
Hosted by our fabulously
talented Nikki!


We have lots of


to announce!


But first we would like to thank our wonderful sponsor...


Diana has offered 
 a special prize
for one lucky winner!
 And the winner is...
 Congratulations NanaConnie!
Please contact Sheryl
for your prize details


And now for our next Featured Guest Designer...
And the winner is...
Congratulations Kelly!!
Please contact Sheryl
to sort out the details
for becoming
 Fussy and Fancy's
Featured Guest Designer!!

Now here are

Top 5

in order of entry...

10. Chrissyxx

27. Lena Loken

29. Gail L

61. Marilyn Webb

78. Made by Me...
How fantastic are these cards!!!
So many different ways to have "Fun in the Sun"!
Congratulations to you all...
please make sure you grab our
Top 5 badge from the side bar!!
Our current challenge is
and is being hosted by our wonderful leader Sheryl!
It will run until midnight on June 25th (BST)
We hope that you can join us!!
xx Happy Crafting xx

Monday, June 15, 2015

Introducing our newest Fussy and Fancy Girls!

Hello Fussy and Fancy Followers!
I hope that all of you enjoyed a fun weekend with
some time to craft!
I am so very excited about announcing our newest
There was a huge response to our DT CALL!
It certainly wasn't an easy decision as I hopped repeatedly
from one of your blogs to the next again and again!
There was so much talent to choose from!
For those of you who didn't make it this time, please try again
in the future.  As you know, I could only choose so many
and I was specifically looking for a different range of talent and style
to share with and inspire our followers.
So now without further delay, I am so very
proud and pleased to announce our newest

I have always been involved in craft, starting with sewing and knitting. Then I found cross stitching and ruined my eyes with all the detailed work. I have been making cards for about 4 years and started blogging in 2012 after finding Bev Rochester's site.  I have joked with her a couple of times about her costing me £1,000's.  (I wouldn't like to guess how many as I am addicted to dies and stamps, and paper, and card, and ribbon, and etc.... just make it anything to do with cards). Card making has taken over my home, I keep having to buy new storage units to house it all :).
I am on 2 other design teams and was on another for over a year, with a few guest designer posts during this time.  I am delighted to have been asked to join the 'Fussy and Fancy' team to work with so many amazingly talented ladies.

Hi everyone, I’m Gina from Gina’s Cards and live in the South of England. I am married to Phil who is incredibly supportive of my hobby.  I have two sons, the eldest Mike works for a large well known I.T. company and the youngest George is a Captain in the British Army, both of them have now flown the nest.  I work at a local secondary school, but can be found beavering away in my craft room during the evening and weekends. I am very lucky to be on several design teams and I also guest design for a couple more too.
I started making cards around 8 years ago beginning with decoupage and found stamping a few years later, which I am now totally addicted to. My passion is colouring, I started with Copics, but my latest love is DI colouring. I love making easel cards and packing as many dies and embellishments onto them that I can.
I am very excited about joining the Fussy & Fancy DT and would like to say a big thank you to Sheryl for inviting me to join this amazing team.

My name is Lorraine but im known to everyone as Lozzy and I live in the UK. I am 45 years old, married and have 3 daughters that flew the nest years ago but they have now given me 4 gorgeous Grandsons and I have a Granddaughter on the way! She should be with us around the 29th July. I have been paper crafting now for about 5 years and think I'm addicted to using stamps and digi stamps as I love to colour. Wish there were more hours in the day so I could be in my little craft room colouring and making cards more often.
I am so glad to be a part of the Fussy and Fancy Design Team!

I am Nanda, I am 38 years and live in The Netherlands with my two little birds. I work part time so I have enough time for making cards and scrapbooking.  I have always been creative as long as I can remember. In the past I made only 3d cards but it started to get boring (yes that is possible). I missed the challenge. In that time I discovered scrapbooking and card making with stamps. From that moment I didn't do anything else. I love card making and coloring so using stamps is a great way to combine it all. I can't say that I have just one style of card making, I just love so many things to do and try. The only problem I found is that I have more ideas than time. I hope I can inspire people to make their own cards and be creative
My name is Sharon (not Nellie as my blog suggests) and I live in England with my hubby, Russ and two mad dogs. We have 3 daughters between us who have all flown the nest.
I am lucky enough to only work three days a week so I have plenty of time to pursue my  hobby. I don't think I will ever retire as there are always gorgeous stamps, dies and embellishments I just have to have.
My cards have changed over the years and have gone from fairly basic and simple to highly embellished - I guess you would say Fussy and Fancy!!!
I colour with Distress Markers and Inktense Pencils - I find the colouring so relaxing; why did I never enjoy it at school?!
I am so chuffed to be part of Fussy and Fancy and look forward to sharing my first card.
Hugs Sharon. x 

My name is Sasha, I am 29. I am from Ukraine but last 6 years i was living in Denmark and then i moved to Germany. I am married to a wonderful man who can accept that sometimes to create a card is more important than to cook a dinner :D.  I started my card making 3 years ago - it was Christmas time and I wanted to make something special for my parents. Since then I am in love with card craft. I love to work with paper and to colour images - I discovered Promarkers and now they are always with me. I love to learn new things about crafting, to try new techniques. But the best thing about my passion - I love to make unique things for my friends and family.
I am very glad and proud to be invited to this great team of talanted ladies! I am sure that to be surrounded by such an amazing team will give me an opportunity to become better and better! 
Hi, My name is Tammy.  I live in Colorado with my wonderful husband and our two fur-babies!  I've always had some kind of crafty thing going on in my life.  But, when I started to make cards I knew it was the perfect craft for me because I love to color and create with paper.  I think the best way to describe my style would be... bold coloring with mostly "cute" images and I love my die cuts! :)

Hi, I am married and a mother of 2
lovely boys that are 12 and 7 yrs old. I work part-time so  my hands are quite
full,  but crafting keeps me sane. It is my way of getting some me time and
escaping from the everyday chores.
I have been crafting in one form or another
since I was a little girl. I became interested in paper crafting when I was on
maternity leave with my eldest and after buying my first kit I was hooked. and
as they say, the rest is history.
My favourite bit is stamping and colouring in
as to me I feel as if I'm painting. In fact very often I colour in with a brush
and water based inks.
"My name is Tone Jensen and I live in Norway under 20 minutes drive north of the capital Oslo.
I live with my husband and son (15 years old). I also have a stepdaughter (soon 30 years old). I am a fulltime worker.
I've always taken pictures and put them in albums, but  I have been scrapping since 2004. The last two or three years I have also making cards and I have relatively recently start with PL pages. I guess I am one of few that scrap everything and chronologically. But I love it, although I have only come to the year 2007 J (With PL everything goes much faster though).
Scrapping is my way to retrieve energy and relax.
I do not know if I have any special style and if I have I do not quite know what category it falls under. I'm very fond of using stencils and mist and make LO with layers. When I make cards I create everything from c & s to vintage.
Otherwise I use far too much time surfing around in the blogworld, but that's where I get inspiration."

Very Well Done Ladies!
Please feel free to visit our newest Fussy and Fancy girls
on their blogs to welcome them and become their latest followers!
**Happy Crafting**

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 141 - Distressed or use Aurora Wings image

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
Tomorrow 13th June is the last day to enter
our Fussy and Fancy Girl - DT Call!
Are you afraid it's too late?
Simply send me a quick e-mail with your
blog link attached at
The New DT members will all be
announced on Monday 15th June!********
Our challenge for the next
fortnight is hosted by me

I am actually filling in for one of my
Fussy and Fancy girls who was previously scheduled to host
this challenge.  Mary Lou is on break and she
will be joining us again shortly.
The challenge Mary Lou had chosen is:
and I am adding
Use an Aurora Wings image
I 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! 
 Here is the card that I created using
Aurora Wings Spiderwort sprite
And now, with lots of Gorgeous
creations to inspire you using
Distress or an Aurora Wings Digi,
I'm so very proud to introduce
the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!

Using Aurora Wings

using Aurora Wings Gardenia

using Aurora Wings
Using Aurora Wings "Rite of Spring"

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
25th June (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your

Distressed or Aurora Wings creations!

**Happy Crafting**