Friday, July 24, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 144 - Things With Wings

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
Please go here to read about our sponsors
fundraiser and how you can help.

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

I am Sharon 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!!! If I see a gap - I have to fill it with a die or embellishment.

I colour with Distress Markers and Inktense Pencils - I find the colouring so relaxing; why did I never enjoy it at school?!

Hugs Sharon. x

Sharon has chosen the Challenge
Things With Wings

 Here is the beautiful card that
Sharon has created!

Oh Sharon, Your card is stunning!
It's so very dainty and feminine with the pretty pink and cream shades.
Your die cut top embellishments and butterflies are so pretty
and the flowers are arranged so beautifully.
The chiffon bow and rose trim teamed up with the lovely lace
make the perfect finishing touches.
I am sure that Jessica will always treasure this lovely keepsake card for her
18th birthday.

Sharon will be choosing the
Top 5 winners
for this challenge!

We are excited to announce
that Sweet Lilac Flowers
is one of our sponsors for this challenge!
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.
 We are also being sponsored by
The very sweet and talented
Heather, 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.
And now, I am so very proud to
introduce lots of inspiration for our
"Things With Wings Challenge"
from the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls

using Fresh Brewed Designs Fundraiser image
Flower Fairy

Pat K
 using Fresh Brewed Designs fundraiser Image called
Sunny Day with Friends

using Fresh Brewed Designs Steamy Romance 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
6th August (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your

Things With Wings creations!

**Happy Crafting**

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A dear sponsor needs our help!

As most of you know,
has been a very generous sponsor to us here at
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges.
A very special Fundraiser Blog Hop on the
will run until Tuesday, July 28th @ 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

This Fundraiser is for Heather's mom who just recently found out she has
 a rare form of uterine cancer.
She has no medical insurance and as you can imagine, it's a very
anxious and stressful time for the entire family.
She will undergo surgery to have the mass removed on July 22, and we are hoping and praying it is contained and has not spread. 
Prayers are very much appreciated for Heather's mom,  Debbie, and her family. 
If you would like to help in another way, a Give Forward account has been established
 for donations and a Digi Fundraiser for Debbie Shop has been created;
all the proceeds from both places will go directly to Heather's mom, Debbie,
to assist her with medical and medically related expenses.
Furthermore, Heather will be donating all the earnings she receives
 from the sale of any digi's at her
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.  If you do decide to purchase something from the digi shop, and you want to participate in the blog hop
 please stop by THIS POST for more information so you can join them.
All participants are eligible for a prize.

Here to are a few cards from the hop.
Her dear friend Carolyn Bounds who is hosting the blog hop
Digital Image: " Flower Fairy" from the
Digital image  Motherly Love
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by
in support of our dear friend, Heather and her mom.
Sending all of you great big warm hugs,

Friday, July 17, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Featured Guest Designer for Challenge #143-Beach Fun

Hello once again!
 The Fussy and Fancy girls
are back to introduce
our very talented
Guest Designer
Here is a little bit about Laurigami...
My nickname is laurigami, I live in France.
I started in January 2013 to scrap.
 In fact my 2 years old son fell seriously ill with an unknown disease so far,
he fought for three years to be able to walk normally again.
I started to scrap to think of something else.
I therefore uses the copic from the beginning,
and then ink Distress, distress markers ,
polychromos, Inktense pencils, Sennelier……….
 I love to make my flowers as soon as I can.
Hugs laurigami 
Laurigami had created not one but two GORGEOUS cards for our
Beach Fun


How beautiful are these two cards??!!!
Laurigami it's fabulous that you have taken one image and made two different...
yet equally beautiful cards!!
Your colouring is full of depth!
Beautifully designed and embellished!!!
It certainly would be hard to pick a favourite from the two...
beautifully done!!
 Thank you Laurigami for joining us as our Featured Guest Designer at
Fussy and Fancy!!
Well dear blogging friends...
treat yourself to a glimpse of wonderful creativity... 
hop on over and check out Laurigami's blog!

xx Happy crafting xx

Fussy and Fancy Winners Challenge #142-"Fancy Folds"

Hello and
Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
Thank you to everyone
that entered our
Fancy Folds Challenge
Hosted by our so wonderfully
talented Norma!


We have lots of


to announce!


But first we would like to thank our two fabulous sponsors...

Our first very generous sponsor...

Marianne Design

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


Thank you to the wonderful Marianne Design! 

And the winner is...
 Congratulations Valerija!
Please contact Sheryl
for your prize details


And now for our second very generous sponsor...
Sweet Lilac Flowers

Sue has offered 

 a special prize

for one lucky winner!

Thank you Sue!


And the winner is...
 Congratulations Julie!
Please contact Sheryl
for your prize details


And now for our next Featured Guest Designer...

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


Now here are
Top 5 picks

in order of entry

#14  Art With Yogi

#25  Katie Tate

#43  Kerry

#45  Kat W
#54  Bonnie T
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 so very talented new teamie Gina!
It will run until midnight on July 23th (BST)
We hope that you can join us!!
xx Happy Crafting xx




Friday, July 10, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 143-Beach Fun

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

Our challenge for the next
fortnight is hosted by one of our
newest Fussy and Fancy Girls
the very sweet and super talented


Hi everyone this is my first posting as a DT member for this very talented team, I am thrilled and honored to be invited to join by the lovely Sheryl – thank you.

Scarily I am also hosting this challenge. Here is a little bit about myself:

I am 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.

The challenge Gina has chosen is:
Beach Fun
Here is the Gorgeous card
that Gina has created
for her challenge!

Gina, Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!
I really love the aqua, yellow and pink combination!
Its so very pretty!  Your colouring is beautiful and your
card is packed full with die cuts and stunning embellishments!
I love the bottle of sand, the shells and star fish!
Your card is stunning!

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


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

I think that most of us are very familiar
with the super talented and creative
Sherri Baldy!
As card makers and scrappers we all
love her, "My Besties" digi and rubber stamps!
However, Sherri creates so much more that
her stamps.  She is a doll maker, cook book
writer, design paper creator and embroidery kit designer
to name just a few of her many talents!
We are thrilled to have her sponsoring us
here at Fussy and Fancy!
Thank you, Sherri!

The Sherri Baldy Bestie Shop!

Sherri is offering one very lucky winner
3 of her fabulous digi images!


And now, with lots of Gorgeous
creations to inspire you for our
Beach Fun challenge
I'm so very proud 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 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
23th July (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your

Beach Fun creations!

**Happy Crafting**