Friday, July 29, 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 169 - A Walk in the Garden

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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Our challenge for the next
fortnight is being hosted by our very talented..

Diane

Hi, Diane with you and hosting our challenge
which I chose the theme of
'A Walk In The Garden'.
I don't know about you, but I love to garden just about
as much as I do paper crafting.
I find so much beauty in both!
So, we would love to see your interpretation of
gardening, be it flowers, butterflies, bees or even veggies,
whatever 'your' idea of gardening is!

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Diane's challenge for the next fortnight is
"A Walk in the Garden"

Here is the beautiful card that Diane
created for this challenge!


This is such a lovely card, Diane!  I love your Garden theme
and the flowers on your card are beautiful!
I love the embossing and gorgeous die cut that you
used for your elegant background. 
Then, I think that the butterflies, bird house and
pretty pink bow add the perfect finishing touches
along with the pretty pink heart charm!
It looks like a lovely fresh spray of flowers
that you just picked from your garden!

For lots of inspiration, sit down with a cup of tea
or coffee and visit Diane's lovely blog!
Your sure to be in for a treat!

Nellies Nest

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We have a special gift voucher to
Noor! Design UK
for one very lucky winner!



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Diane will be choosing the
Top 5 Winners
for this fun challenge!

And now, with lots of fabulous creations
to inspire you for our
 "A Walk in the Garden" challenge

I'm so very proud to present
the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!








Jo.
















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


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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.



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You have until midnight on 11th August (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your
"A Walk in the Garden" creations!




**Happy Crafting**









Introducing our newest Fussy and Fancy Girls!

Hello Fussy and Fancy Followers!
I hope that all of you have enjoyed your week and
that you are planning on squeezing some fun
crafty time into your weekend!

I am so very excited about announcing our newest
FUSSY AND FANCY GIRLS!
There was a huge response to our DT CALL!
I received lots of private e-mails inviting me to visit your
lovely blogs to admire your talent!
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
FUSSY AND FANCY GIRLS!


My name is Marlies and I live in Eindhoven in The Netherlands. I’m 57 years old, have been married for nearly 35 years and we have two sons and a daughter.
I’ve always been creative in some sort of way, knitting, sewing and crochet but the last years have stuck to making cards.
Although I love all sorts of styles in card making my own cards are usually in soft colours with lace, flowers and with a cute stamp coloured with distress ink or a vintage card.
I’m in two other DT’s of which one I’m also Co-owner.

Hiya everyone, my name is Jay.
I was thrilled to be asked to be part of such a talented team of girls.
I live in the Wirral (UK) and I am married to my lovely hubby Paul,
who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend too. 
We live with our daughter Ashleigh who is away from home at the moment,
studying at university.
 I have been crafting one way or another all of my life, I used to make little felt dolls as a child, I
 have also made lots of soft home furnishing all my life. However, card making has taken over the last decade!
I absolutely adore Magnolia images and I am currently Co DT lead at LHOSM challenge.
As you may have guessed my favourite kind of cards, are fussy, with lots of lovely embellishments.
 
Thank you to Sheryl, for including me in her team!!!
I look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations!
Crafty Cuddles Jay xx

Hi!  I’m Darlene Pavlick from Akron, Ohio, USA.  My husband, Mark & I are originally from Pittsburgh, PA and that is where our families reside.  We have one daughter who is married with two children, Morgan (24) and Jonathan (19) and has her own accounting business.  She is the one who got me started in paper crafting more than 12 years ago.  To make a long story short, once she introduced me to scrapbooking/card making, I’ve been paper crafting every day since.  It is my passion and mental therapy! I am retired, have the basement of our home set up as my ‘crafting cave’ and spend lots of time there spreading my creative wings!  I’ve been blessed to meet so many wonderfully talented people from around the world through this craft and many have become personal friends!  I am thrilled to be one of the newest Fussy and Fancy Girls!  http://www.darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
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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, July 22, 2016

Fussy and Fancy Featured Guest Designer for challenge 168- Christmas in July







Hi, my name is Dawn, I am married with one daughter and two darling grandsons who
have changed my life. I have been crafting for
the last 30+ years.
I started with Cross Stitch, Crocheting and Knitting and then when my daughter
was little I started making my own cards, initially because it was cheaper but I
fell in love with it.  I started out with one of those boxes that the fellas use for their
tools and now I have a dedicated craft room - I guess I'm not alone in that though!
I would ideally like to get into making Wedding stationery but with working virtually full
time it is difficult to put enough time aside - maybe one day


 Now here is the lovely card that Dawn has created for us...

Oh my goodness Dawn, what an adorable
Tilda image and your
colouring is beautiful! And what fun holiday ribbon!
The soft blue snowflake design paper is so pretty and
the lovely die cut and corner embellishment make the perfect
finishing touches!


  Thank you Dawn for joining us this week as our
Featured Guest Designer here at
Fussy and Fancy!!
It's been a real pleasure to have you join us!
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Take some time and indulge yourself by visiting Dawn's blog!!
Her creations are beautiful!

xx Happy crafting xx








Fussy and Fancy winners for challenge 167 - Flowers and Lace




Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
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Thank you to everyone
that entered our
  Flowers and Lace Challenge
Hosted by me!
 Sheryl



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We have lots of

WINNERS

to announce!

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But first, I want to announce that
Sweet Lilac Flowers will no longer be
the sponsor for this particular challenge.
Our sponsor will be



I am actually on holiday and this computer here is
giving me a horrible time downloading pictures.
After sitting here for too long, I have finally decided
to just announce the winners and I can add the lovely
pictures next week when I am back home.
I am really sorry and I appreciate your patience!

Congratulations Ellen!
What a lovely album!
Please contact Sheryl at
fussyandfancy@hotmail.co.uk
to collect your prize!

and now for our next
Featured Guest Designer!



#47 Linda  Simpson

Congratulations Linda!
This is so very soft and pretty!
Please contact Sheryl at
fussyandfancy@hotmail.co.uk
for your Featured Guest Designer details!
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And now for my Top 5 picks!


#25 Marianne's Craft room

#26 De Kaarten Van ons
Mam...Zonnige groeten


#57 RoRa


#58 Plony


#59 Pamellia


Beautiful cards ladies! 
Congratulations to you all!
Please remember to pick up your
Top 5 blinky from the sidebar!


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Our current challenge is
 
and our talented Hostess is
It will run until midnight on July 28th (GMT)
We hope that you can join us!!


xx Happy Crafting xx








Friday, July 15, 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 168 - Christmas in July!

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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Our challenge for the next
fortnight is being hosted by our very talented..

Norma


Hello!  It's Norma here and I'm delighted to be hosting this challenge
for the next fortnight.  
I've chosen the ever-popular 'Christmas in July' as our theme.  
If you haven't started this year's Christmas-card collection already,
now's a good time to start.  It will lighten the Christmas stress and rush!
I hope you will join us.  We look forward to seeing all your creations.  


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Here is the beautiful card that Norma
created for her
Christmas in July Challenge!

(using 'Christmas Tilda with Cat' from Magnolia Stamps)

This is such a Beautiful card, Norma!  What an adorable Tilda
image and the sentiment is purr-fect!
I love the soft aqua blue and neutral tones.
The die cuts are so pretty and lacey!
And your handmade creamy white poinsettias
are gorgeous!

You are always in for a special treat with lots of inspiration
when you pop on over to
She makes so many beautiful Magnolia cards and
projects with wonderful tutorials or links for instructions!


Our FABULOUS sponsor for this challenge is...



The very sweet and generous
Diana is offering 
 a special prize
for one lucky winner!

Magnolia-licious is
Your source for all Magnolia, Wee, Saturated Canary, From The Hollow-Fairy Stamps,
Candibeans Stamps, Dollhouse Collection from Little Darlings Stamps
Alota Mini Stamps,  Wild Rose Studios and Penny Black stamps.

They also have a wonderful selection of dies from various companies like Memory Box,
Magnolia doohickey, Sue Wison dies,  La La Land, Cheery Lynn,
 Marianne and many more!

 Their sister business is Scor-Pal Products where they sell quality made products which are essential tools for serious paper crafters and card makers.
I promise that you will have lots of fun browsing through their shop!

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

And now, with lots of fabulous creations
to inspire you for our

"Christmas in July" Challenge

I'm so very proud to present
the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!



(using Magnolia Tilda image)

using Tilda



Using Magnolia Tilda image


Using Magnolia Tilda image

Using Magnolia image

Pat K



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

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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.

Email:  fussyandfancy@hotmail.co.uk


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You have until midnight on 28th July (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing your
"Christmas in July" creations!



**Happy Crafting**





Friday, July 8, 2016

Fussy and Fancy Featured Guest Designer 167 - FLowers and Lace/DT CALL

Hello once again!
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 The Fussy and Fancy girls
are back to introduce
our very talented
Featured
Guest Designer
for our "Flowers and Lace" challenge!!

Nataša P.



Hi! My name is Nataša or Narobe hiša – Nataša P. I come from a land that's pretty small but has everything (mountains, lots of forest, clean water in rivers and sea) – it's a fairyland called Slovenia. I'm 36 years old and I have a beautiful 7 year old son, he is a light in my life and also amazing and I have an understanding husband that overlooks all the »craft mess« I create.
I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. But I started card making about 10 years ago,
and started blogging a year ago.
Crafting is like a big hug for my soul – a gentle touch that I need… to relax,
to fill my lungs with positive energy.
I love the crafting world, because I can learn something new every day and it also gets me connected to many interesting, funny and creative people all over the world.
I am very pleased to be the Featured Guest Designer at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge this week.

Many thanks to Sheryl and the DTs!
You can see more of my creations at https://narobehisa.blogspot.si/
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Here is the fabulous explosion box that Nataša has created!


Oh my goodness Nataša, this is such a
special treat for whoever
receives this beautiful surprise explosion box!
I love the pretty flowers, lady bugs
and the lovely lacy doily embellishments!
Your wonderful description of Slovenia makes me want to visit there!
And I'm sure that a lot of us paper crafters
share your feelings
about how very relaxing and fulfilling it is for us!
To see more of  Nataša's talented work and explosion boxes
please visit her lovely blog

  Thank you Nataša  for joining us this week as our
Featured Guest Designer here at
Fussy and Fancy!!
It's been a real pleasure!

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xx Happy crafting xx



Fussy and Fancy Winners Challenge #166-"Say It With Flowers"

 Hello and
Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!
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Thank you to everyone
that entered our
            Say It With Flowers Challenge
Hosted by our talented...

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We have lots of

WINNERS

to announce!

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

Magnolia-licious



Diana has offered a special surprise package
to one lucky winner!


Thank you Diana for your generousity!!

Using Random.org...




And the winner is...





 
Congratulations Leslie!
Please contact Sheryl
for your prize details

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And now for our next Featured Guest Designer...

Using Random.org...




And the winner is...









Congratulations Dawn!
Please contact Sheryl
to sort out the details
for becoming
 Fussy and Fancy's
next
Featured Guest Designer!!
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Now here are
Nathalie's
Top 5...
in order of entry...


#7 Elena F




 #17 Marlies






























Congratulations to you all...
please make sure you grab our
Top 5 badge from the side bar!

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Our current challenge is

and our Hostess is our FABULOUS and talented leader
It will run until midnight on July 14th (GMT)
We hope that you can join us!!


xx Happy Crafting xx