Friday, May 1, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 138 - Lots of Flowers!

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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

Hi, my name is Nathalie and I live in France near Paris. I’m teaching at primary
school during the day.

Then, I have been sharing my card making blog with my sister, Celine.

I love coloring with my Copics
even when colouring with other  mediums.
I love embellishments!
I like to use butterflies, clocks and die cuts. I often use flowers,
strass and pearls on my cards.
    I hope that you have fun creating with lots of flowers!
Hugs, Nathalie 


The challenge Nathalie has chosen is:
Lots of Flowers
Here is the gorgeous card that
Nathalie has created for her
Lots of flowers challenge

What a lovely card, Nathalie!  It's so very delicate
with the soft blue and white flower embellishments.
I really like the pretty lace teamed up with all of the cream and white
 lacey die cuts.
Your colouring is outstanding! I love the pop of pink that
you added when colouring the flowers!

Nathalie will be choosing the
 top 5 winners
for this challenge!

We are excited to announce
is our sponsor for
 this challenge!

 is a craft store in the UK where all of us

want to sit with a cup of tea or coffee and
spend hours drooling, I mean, looking on the
 at all of the gorgeous crafting supplies that
we could dream about!
The owner, Sandy, is especially passionate about
the Vintage and Shabby Chic style!
Sandy, has managed to bring the best
Vintage craft products from Scandinavia
and worldwide suppliers alike, into her store!
She is continuously adding a huge
range of products and brands!
She is especially passionate about
excellent customer service!
I happen to know from personal experience,
that Sandy will contact you the very same
day or less than an hour later.
 She answers any questions you might have
and she is so very nice!
The very sweet, generous and lovely owner,
of Live and Love Crafts,
Sandy Mathis,
is offering one very lucky winner
this store voucher!!
And now, with lots of lovely
 ideas to inspire you,
I'm so very proud to introduce
the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!

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
14th May (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your
 creations with lots of flowers!

**Happy Crafting**

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Featured Guest Designer for Challenge #137-Springtime Flowers

Hello once again!

 The Fussy and Fancy girls
are back to introduce
our very talented
Guest Designer

Anna Jasiolek
Here is a little bit about Anna!!
My name is Anna, I'm 39 this year and I am from Poland.
I am a primary school teacher and a former ballroom dancer!
I run a little dance and fitness studio in my town.
I started my card making over 3 years ago, when I fainted from overworking and the doctor said that I should find something relaxing to do!!
I didn't think this was going to be so addictive!
I love all the ribbons, papers, stamps and inks.
I am trying to improve my skills visiting other crafter's blogs and watching YouTube videos (and I can't even imagine what it would look like without internet). I love the way crafting connects people all over the world! 

And here is the gorgeous card
that Anna has created for our
Anna this is so beautifully designed!!
Your flowers and embellishments are lovely...
the torn edges and lace accents give
this beautiful card a wonderful
"Shabby Chic" feel and all those flowers...
simply perfect for our
Thank you Anna for creating this wonderful card for us here at
Fussy and Fancy!!
Crafty friends you are in for a wonderful treat when you visit
Anna's blog!!
So please won't you hop on over and check out Anna's beautiful creations!!

xx Happy crafting xx

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #136 Winners-Buttons and Bows!!

Hello and
Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
Thank you to everyone
that entered our
Buttons and Bows Challenge
Hosted by our wonderful
and talented Kavitha!


We have lots of


to announce!


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

Aurora Wings
 Mitzi has generously offered
$15.00 USD worth of
digi images from her shop!!

The winner is...

 Congratulations Cazzy!
Please contact Sheryl
for your prize details


And now for our next Featured Guest Designer

The winner is...
 Congratulations Aartje!!
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

#25 Papersniffer
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 very talented Vannessa!
It will run until midnight on April 30th (BST)
We hope that you can join us!!
xx Happy Crafting xx





Friday, April 17, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 137 - Springtime Flowers

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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


Hi, I'm Vannessa and during the day, I am a primary school teacher in the UK.

 I love teaching my lively class of 7 and 8 year olds, but thoroughly enjoy making cards and colouring as a way to relieve all the stress that comes with a job like mine!
I generally use Copics on my cards, but I am slowly learning how to use distress inks too! 
I am still practicing so I am not quite there with those just yet.
 I am a huge fan of ribbon, patterned papers and pretty flowers and just had to pull out heaps of my Marianne Designs dies for this week's challenge, Springtime Flowers.

Looking forward to seeing lots of gorgeous flowery designs for my challenge this fortnight.

The challenge Vannessa has chosen is:
Springtime Flowers
Here is the lovely card
that Vannessa has created
for her challenge!

LR0108 Ribbon Flower 1 Dies, LR0162 English Roses Dies, LR0155 Broderie Anglaise Border Die, LR0192 Leaves Dies, LR0107 Floral 3 Dies, LR0269 Anja's Vintage Decoration Die & LR0270 Anja's Vintage Ornament Die all from Marianne Designs

Vannessa, Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!
I really love the aqua, green and pink combination!
Its so very pretty!  Your colouring is beautiful and your
Marianne Designs handmade flowers are so lovely!
All of your Marianne Designs dies are so lacey and elegant!
Your card is stunning!

Vannessa 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
will be this adorable kitty theme
Stamp, die cuts and 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, with lots of Gorgeous
creations to inspire you using
Springtime Flowers
I'm so very proud to introduce
the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!


(Using Marianne border dies)

Marianne 'with Love' stamp (CSO866)
Marianne dies: for Foliage ..... LR0151

Using Marianne Die...LR0169
And Sweet Lilac Flowers..

Marianne Embossing Folder Anjas's Decorative  Border

Using Marianne Designs LR0117, LR0150, LR0151 and LR0227

created a Flower Pot Card
using Marianne Designs~ LR0154, LR0128 and CR1253


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
30th April (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your

Springtime Flowers creations!

**Happy Crafting**

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Featured Guest Designer for Challenge 136 - Buttons and Bows

Hello and happy Monday!

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

Here's a little about Cheremane: 

Hi and thank you to Fussy and Fancy for this opportunity!

Here's a little bit about my crafty life. I took to crafting 17 years ago after being diagnosed with a serious illness and have never looked back. 

I adore lots of different Paper crafts, but stamping and mixed media has to be my first love.

 You just can't beat getting inky. I'm such a lucky Crafter as I am on several Design teams. 
I have the pleasure of making T.V. samples for Create & Craft. 
 I even did several appearances on Create & Craft myself as a guest presenter for one of the popular companies and it was an amazing experience. 
Crafting is all about sharing the love of craft and inspiring others.
So keep crafting and creating.


Cheremane has created this beautiful
 card for our
Buttons and Bows Challenge
Cheremane, This is such a lovely card that you have created
for, "Mum"!  
What an adorable image!  She sure does look relaxed
as she holds a refreshing drink!
Your colouring is beautiful!
The pink and green design papers are so soft and pretty.
Is that lace trim really shaped like bows?  How lovely!
The flowers and pearl scrolls make pretty embellishments,
but my favorite is the pretty pink gingham bow with the
button middle!  How perfect for our current challenge!
Mum will absolutely love her card!
 Your in for a real treat when you visit 
Cheremane'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, Cheremane
Well done!
Thank you for sharing your
talent with us!

xx Happy crafting xx