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Friday 29 July 2016

New challenge at Fussy and Fancy

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and have had a wonderful week. It has been so nice not being at work, but it's also been a bit of a frustrating week in the respect that I seem to have lost the ability to colour, several images have ended up in the bin this week, I don't know whats wrong with me. 

Any how Phil and I are off to Jersey on Sunday morning, it will be lovely to get away even if it is only for a few days and then I am off to Lincolnshire to stay my parents for a while, I am also off to visit a good crafty friend of mine in Whitby which I am really looking forward to. Now I will stop waffling and get on with the reason that I am here this morning. 

We have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today and this time the lovely Diane is hosting. She has chosen 'A Walk in the Garden', (anything to do with a garden, flowers, bees, butterflies etc.) which is such a beautiful theme for this time of year.

I coloured up a stamp from the Stempelglede Vintage Garden  set with DI reinkers.

 I don't think there is a bird in this country that has these colours, I got a bit carried away with my colouring (before I lost my ability lol), but wouldn't it be lovely if there was? 

The die cut along the top is a Memory Box die, Chrysanthemum and the edges have been painted with some Dutch Doobadoo paste.

 My script stencil came out to play again, you can just about see the effect on the tag on the left hand side of the pic.  The tag, butterflies and fence are all Joy dies.

The pretty ivory lace and cheesecloth are from the Ribbon Girl

The flowers and pearls are from my stash.

DI list:
Bird: Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood,  Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood,Tumbled Glass
Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The lucky winner of this challenge will win:

A Noor Design Gift Voucher

Well that's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gina x


  1. Beautiful Gina. So uplifting on a dull morning.

  2. This has happened to me before too, so don't despair, it will return. In the meantime this is fabulous, who cares that it doesn't appear in nature, that's the beauty of art that we can see things as we would want them to be, rather than having to stick to a sometimes dull reality. Hope you have a lovely time on your travels! :) xx

  3. Artistic Licence is what it's all about Gina - we can create whatever we choose and your bird is gorgeous. Love the colours and your card design. I'm sure your colouring will return, perhaps you just need that break you were talking of and then Mr Mojo will reappear invigorated.

  4. Hi Gina, I think that it has happened to all of us, I agree with Linda's comment honey.
    I would certainly LOVE to see a bird as beautiful as yours in my garden, you have outdone yourself with this image!!! Have a lovely time on your travels he he!!! Take care, crafty cuddles Jay xxx

  5. WOW Gina, I love, love your beautiful card and design with all those gorgeous details. And I love the pretty bird and would love to see one like that too...we can dream!!

  6. Greetings Gina, your bird is just stunning and what beautiful die cuts, embellishments and design. Just an outstanding card design.

    Hugs Diane

  7. Gasp! Gina, this card is stunning! You have colored up a gorgeous bird!! If only it was real! And I must look into this script stencil! I love the effect! I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and I know exactly how you feel when you have to toss a half colored image away to start again! I was really nervous when I was away from coloring and crafting for so long! I need a lot of practice before I feel comfortable again.
    Your coloring is always a treat for our eyes, Gina!
    Thank you for sharing your talent!
    Big warm hugs, Sheryl

  8. Absolutely stunning Gina! Your coloring is exquisite and your overall design is fabulous! I'm one of the newbies at Fussy and Fancy! I look forward to getting to know you better and being inspired by your creations!

  9. WOW! What a stunning card! Love all the pretty details!
    Dawn xx

  10. I dont care if there isn't a bird coloured like this there really should be. Just Sooooo Beautiful!