Saturday 2 December 2023

TFATU will soon be Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge Blog #12 competition for December 2023

 Welcome to this month's challenge at The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog! We are looking forward to being razzled and dazzled with your magical fantasy creations!

[The Winner and Top 3 from last month's challenge were shared in a separate post.]  

December 2023 Competition #12 (Dec 2-31) Challenge's theme is always ANYTHING GOES FANTASY! 


GUEST Designer from October 2023 Competition #10 Overall Winner=

ELAINE or Ellapu!!!

Elaine here, I am 63 years old and been card making for a couple of years.  I am currently on 8 design teams so always busy getting projects made.  My background I was previously a mixed media artist and a colorist.  I find the only stress free times in my life is being in my craft room creating. 

Regards Elaine xx

GD Elaine= Christmas fairies=

Elaine always does such marvelously brilliant creative ways to capture the magical imagination of fantasy!! 

Awesome Guest Designer project!! THANKS, Elaine!


More fantasy design inspiration from the TFATU/HQFCB team:

Claire  = fairy

Tracey  = has stepped down

Tracey's creative talents will be missed. Take care, dear.

Gale  = has stepped down a few days ago
Gale's creative talents will be missed. Take care, dear.

Granmargaret = caroling angels


Becca  = winter fairy


Ilonka  = gnome ready for Christmas

 Wonderful variety! (fairies, gnome,  ) 
Thank you so much ladies for your fabulous fantasy makes!

To enter the challenge up to 5 new fantasy themed creations, please link up using the Inlinkz Tool Address:


 The DT rotates turns for selecting the winner and top 3. After the challenge ends, those selected for recognition will be announced in a separate post.

Deadline for December 2023's challenge competition is on the 31st.


Best wishes and sweet dreams!

-- from the TFATU design team and owner Becca S.


There will be some changes coming to TFATU in January 2024. 

I own 4 other challenge blog with 3 in the "FarmQuest family" and 1 called Heart's Quest, so to make things a bit more cohesive, I'm going to make TFATU part of the "Heart's Quest family". 

The new name is Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge Blog. 

And the new blog banner and badge color is a light rose red. (and a yeti image was added after posting this in the draft)

Note: the blog address will stay the same so keep TFATU saved to your favorite bookmarks!

New feature fantasy creature each month starting in January 2024!!

Let's get our creative thoughts sparked to reimagine!

January's special focus will be Yeti or Abominable Snowman (Sasquatch and other names) is a good choice for winter scenes!

There will be a Best Pick just for this particular fantasy creature!!! This increases bragging right opportunities!! Use at least 1 of your entries on the monthly focus if you'd like to do that! Have fun!

Thursday 30 November 2023

TFATU soon to be HQFCB #11 Overall Winner and Top 3 Picks for November 2023

November 2023 Winner and Top 3 Picks Announcement

from The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog

Congrats to these 4 entries/artisans out of  submissions: Pauline C, Alica, Judy V, and Lori P!!!!

November 2023 Overall Winner is Pauline C!!

entry #3=

 our Overall Winner and gets a Guest DT invite!

-- if you're interested in being our January 2024 Guest Design Team member, please email Becca S, owner of TFATU (HQFCB) at

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Bragging rights for Top 3 Picks:

November #11 in 2023 Top 3 Picks in the order given by DT member Granmargaret are=

#19 Alica=

#12 Judy V= 

#18 = Lori P


Fantastic fantasy characters! Well done! 


DT Granmargaret offered to select since DT member Tracey stepped down during the challenge. These were her favorites from the amazing variety of quality entries. She had a very difficult time deciding. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in November! We've been pretty steady with entries thus far in 2023. We appreciate that. 

December 2023 #12 competition will start on December 2nd, the 1st Saturday of the month!!!


Sweet dreams and best wishes!

TFATU** design team members and owner Becca S


**TFATU will become part of Becca's Heart's Quest family of blogs for the January 6, 2024 posting. The blog banner color changes and so does the main title. The old name title will be included for 2024 as everyone adjusts. The blog's web address will stay the same too so that it's easy for our regular and past participants to find us. So keep the blog address saved/bookmarked on your browser!

*the challenges will still be anything goes fantasy (with exception of no longer accepting witches, wizards or Harry Potter characters or accessories)

*the challenges will still start on the 1st Saturday of each month and last most of the month 

*a DT Call will be announced soon


Monday 20 November 2023

TFATU November #11.5 Midway Reminder on 20 November 2023

 We at TFATU are hoping your dreams and wishes are coming true! 

It's close to the midway point of the 11th competition ending on November 30th so DT Granmargaret and I are bringing some more magical inspiration to tantalize your creative mojo! 

Come and join our 'always anything fantasy goes' theme competition. Bragging rights are possible. Starting in 2023, the winner will be offered an invite to be a Guest Designer in the following month's competition. And then there are a minimum of Top 3. If there are 41+ entries, there will be a Top 5 which gives a couple of more crafters a chance at bragging rights. 

DT Granmargaret's card = a Christmas kitchen fairy card = 

DT/owner Becca's card = a slimline gnome thinking of you card = 

[fantasy characters = gnomes]

Thanks Granmargaret for joining me in offering more inspiration to the TFATU readers!
Check the sidebar of the blog for each design team member's links to their personal blogs.


November 4, 2023 competition link for The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog=

The main launch posting has the Inlinkz tool address that you need to use to submit your 1-3 fantasy themed cards.


Crafting happily forevermore,

The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge Blog design team


In January 2024, TFATU will be undergoing some changes. The blog banner and badges main color will switch to red. 

"TFATU" will be renamed since I will be making it part of my Heart's Quest family of challenge blogs. It's new name will be "Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge Blog". 

The blog address will remain the same for 2024. We hope that you will continue to support our unique niche in the paper-crafting/cardmaking blog world.