Thursday, 21 June 2018

Favourite type of embossing and why

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:

Adrijana




Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:


and our Top 3 are

Wendy




Katrina





Crealientje







Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:














So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is
Fantastic Ribbons




This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite way to emboss (dry or heat) (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


It's definitely 'dry' embossing for me. The 'wet' kind is far too messy for my liking! I also think dry embossing is a really effective way to create texture.  I've embossed my kitty's chest fur when making this cute little gift box.





It is absolutely embossing powder for me.  I love that magical change that takes place with heating and all those wonderful colors and shine!  I love the little details is adds to create a picture. 





Elaine

I love dry embossing. Before the invention of embossing folders I had a light box.  I would only emboss very small areas because it took so long to make a large project. Now it is so easy and there are so many designs to choose from. I love the texture and adding small amounts of colour to emphasise the relief.



I do love both forms of embossing, but most times I do heat embossing. It is the perfect way to get a white sentiment on coloured cardstock, which looks really great. I also love the raised edges for when I am using watercolour paints. I am not really well with watercolours and this way there is less room for mistakes. ;)




I like to heat emboss sentiments mainly so I've chosen dry embossing this time as I think it can give a plainer card that little extra bit of texture and interest.



Heat embossing is my favourite form of embossing. I am still mesmerised by the magical melting process and the soft shiny feel of the image once it has cooled.



I have chosen heat embossing as I like the slightly raised and shiny effect when the powders melt into a smooth line, and it also creates a good border for when you are colouring with messy products - so I used pencil, which isn't messy!





For me it's heat embossing. 
I know it can be a bit messy and time consuming sometimes, but nevertheless I like. 
I love the crisp and glossy lines.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Favourite Cardbase Shape or Fold & why

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:


Linda S
This card made me smile because I started out with Penny Black and Twinkling H2Os which is what she's used on this card. It's adorable.
penny black dandelion mouse copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:


and our Top 3 are

Shuly's adorable card was decorated on the inside too.

Sharon features this adorable mouse


Wendy's card featured an adorable Zebra!


Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:














So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is
This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Card Shape / Fold (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


I've loved this Go Kreate nesting die since I got it years ago. I don't use it much for cutting the images or panels, but instead for creating the actual cardbase shape. I love the flourished edges and it's a great size for my favourite 6x6 sized cards so I can still get a decent sized image (and some fussy bits) on it.






Brenda

I saw this card fold a while back and what a great opportunity to give it a try.  It's called a twisted gate fold.  It gives such an interesting look and was actually very simple to make.




Elaine


I love to try different folds and often choose the Easel card style. Then I discovered this Z- fold and love it. I think is particularly suits this image and shows it off very well.
I think trying new folds keeps cardmaking interesting for both the maker and the recipients.



Most of the times I made square or rectangle cards, but when I want to do something special, I love making circle cards. I love the look they have and because I use dies from Crealies I am able to make them in the same size as my square cards. I really like the look of a white scalloped card with a white circle on top of it.




After square cards my favourite "go to" shape is this Go Kreate one.  I just love the curves and it's not too fancy like some you can buy.



I waited so long to buy the Go Kreate Frilly dies set that other than square this has to be my favourite card shape!! As Annette says they still conform to the 6 x 6 size and make for an interesting shape and are perfect for layering.



So, as my go-to-shapes are square or rectangle, I thought I would go for a fold this time, and my favourite fold for a card is an easel.  It's so simple to do but has the right amount of impact, only problem is it's a b to take a photo of!





**coming soon**



So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Favourite: Flora or Fauna (and why)

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:


Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:


and our Top 3 are



Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:













So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawn


Prize:








This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Flora or Fauna (plants or animals) & why.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


I love most things cute and furry (a home is never empty if you share it with a four legged friend!).  These little bunnies fit the theme of today's challenge perfectly for me! 






This is a hard choice to made...it depends on what mood I am in and what I want to create with.  I choose flowers for this challenge because there are so many wonderful techniques you can use to color them.  Besides that, flowers just make me smile.





Elaine


I love both Flora and Fauna. It was a hard choice. I have went with Flora this time because it is so versitile.  Flowers can be so joyous and colourful or plain and simple to suite to a sad card.


I really love making cards with all kinds of cute animals, so I have chosen fauna for this challenge. I really love cute animals and cute scenes. I really like seeing them come to life when I colour them. But I have to admit that lately I have been making some flower card and they are also really fun to make!




I do love the gorgeous colours of flowers and love my garden, but for card making I nearly always choose cute animals rather than flowers as I find them more fun to colour and they seem more appealing.





For the purposes of card making I had to go for "fauna" as I love cute animals and characters, in this case a really cute giraffe which I loved colouring!! In real life I love to see flowers in my garden and in the hedgerows but am rubbish at colouring them!!





Squirrel 
I do seem to create an awful lot more fauna than flora cards, and I find it is difficult to cuddle a flower, so I guess it has to be fauna for me, although I'm not sure that I want this particular chap on my lap or curled up on the bed





**coming soon**



So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.


Please ensure you read our Data Protection and Privacy policy
before entering our challenge.