Friday 20 January 2023

TFATU January 2023 REMINDER and Special Collaboration Announcement

 January 2023 REMINDER and Announcement of a Special Collaboration with Double Trouble 

starts January 20th-31st!

New design inspiration from some of TFATU crew:

Above: the talented DT Granmargaret has added 2 types of stitching lines to her image and sentiment boxes! Isn't the main horizontal image terrific for The Fairy and The Unicorn!!! And the dragonfly is a fabulous bonus accent!

Above: owner/DT Becca has added stitching lines to accent 3 of the 4 corners of the main focal kraft paper layer. For the fantasy component, there are 2 gnomes ready for Christmas standing on either side of their little gnome house!

See how wonderful and easy it is to combine Thing 1 and Thing 3!!!


*Take note: Double Trouble's competition time period for #130 goes about 5 more days, so that gives you a chance to create an extra "Thing 1 Trouble Maker" --Keep Us In Stitches themed card(s). 

Double Trouble challenge blog link=


reminder pics of what the DT crew made for the Jan 7 main post=

(make sure to look for stitching details as well as what fantasy/mythical/magical creatures they used)

Above: look for the stitched die that DT Tracey used surrounding the cute little dragon

Above: DT Gale's fairy's clothing has appliques and stitched lines drawn on coat and mittens

Above: stitched lines are used around the perimeter and around the main focal image where the 2 fairies are near the rainbow and rabbit in DT Granmargaret's digital card

Above: the sentiment box and unicorn drumming image box have stitching die lines in DT Claire's "you rock" card

Above: the angel was fussy cut from upcycled/recycled Christmas folded wrapping paper! and the angel's wings have black stitching lines


There are several parts to this challenge, 
but the only requirement is to play along with Thing 1. (for Double Trouble)
We encourage you to add some fun...For The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge Blog try our options by participating in either 
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 and/or Double Dare's Thing 2 
 to earn additional chances to our random draw.  

Use this link to enter an anything fantasy goes project (THING 3 Mythical/Magical Creature) OR one that has both (THING 1 "Keep Us in Stitches"=some kind of stitching detail and a Thing 3 Mythical/Magical Creature) which creates a THING 2 Double Dare (link to both blogs) =


Best wishes and sweet dreams from the design team and owner of

The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge blog!

Claire, Gale, Granmargaret, Tracey, and Becca

Saturday 7 January 2023

TFATU January 2023

 Hi everyone and welcome to the January 2023 challenge.

Competition runs from January 7-31, 2023. Start and end times are 2am CST/Chicago which is also 8am UK. With those time zones, please adjust to where you are in the world. 

The Winner and Top 3 from last month's (November's) challenge was shared in a separate post. During November there was a change in ownership from Lisa J to Becca S. The crew changed partially and we all took December as a break. Now we are excited to start fresh in 2023! 


Now onto the January 2023 Challenge and the theme will always be


The design team have been busy creating and here are their fabulous projects for your inspiration:

Becca S

Thank you so much ladies for your fabulous makes! The styles, products, layouts show such delightful variety using fantasy creatures. 


To enter the challenge please link up using the Inlinkz Tool Address:


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

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

There will be a wonderful unique opportunity occurring from Jan 20-31 with a reminder post to announce the collaboration with another challenge blog. There is a detail about each current displayed DT make besides the fantasy that will be part of this partnership. Stay tuned for that. Since each participant can enter 3 times, look forward to some creative craft opportunities later this month!!!  

With TFATU's starting on the first Saturday of the month, February's will begin on the 4th. 


Best wishes and sweet dreams!
-- from the TFATU design team and owner Becca S.