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


  1. Thank you so much for your write-up on our collaboration of our challenges... like how you added the line of the stitching to encourage how easy it is to combine with your challenge and earn chances to our random draw. There are so many ways faux stitching comes in handy if you haven't found another source of stitching. Trust we will be able to share many more entrants to our fun challenges.

    1. Yes, I agree about stitching details, too! There are many options nowadays and it's a great look and/or texture which can be used with any topic and/or occasion! Fingers crossed on gaining entries!