Thursday, 8 November 2018

Favourite - Monochrome or Rainbow?

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


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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is


Lawn Fawn


Prize:






This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
either Monochrome or Rainbow colours
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


Anne

I do love to use bright colours but had some baby cards to make this week so I thought monochrome would be the obvious choice as I was doing pink or blue!



When I first started to think about the theme, I was leaning towards the monochrome. I have a tendency to  get a bit 'OCD' about matching colour themes with any embellishments, but when it came down to it, I realised that I usually opt for 2 complementary colours, like strawberries and cream or purple and green. So when I tried to stick to just a single colour, I couldn't create something I was happy with. Therefore, by the elimination of monochrome, I've ended up with a colourful creation; perhaps a little more colourful than my usual makes, but something I was certainly more comfortable with!






This "favorite" depends on the image and the occasion to me.  There seems to be a certain elegance that goes with monochrome, so that's my favorite today.




Elaine


A hard choice I like both colour and monochrome. I have opted for a rainbow of colour this time. I like lots of colour for youngsters cards. They are more interesting and eye-catching.





Jayne
I love the monochrome look - it gives a card a real vintage feel to a card.




Larissa

I love using the rainbow on my cards, so this wasn't a difficult choice. I love how the colours look together. I really like using bright colours and this image was perfect for rainbow colours.




Lisa

I think monochrome can look gorgeous, usually when other people do it!  I love to use lots of bright colours on my cards.




I love making this style of card and think monochrome shades make them look so elegant.



I LOVE colour, so it has to be rainbow for me!!


I'm not sure who the numpty was who thought of this theme, oh, yes, that'll be me then, so I thought I had better step up to the plate and make the monochrome option!





Colourful cards are my cup of tea. Lots of colours make me happy. 




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, 25 October 2018

Favourite Halloween or Autumnal Colours

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

Nellie's Handmade Cards with this beautiful Tilda card



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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Autumn or Halloween Colours (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


 

Anne
I really do love all the Autumn colours but I've gone for Halloween because it gives me a good excuse to add black to my cards.  I think black used with yellow, orange or purple is really striking




Annette
I love purple for Halloween and although I am not usually a fan of orange, I love how it gives a warm pop to the purple for my Halloween themed flag decoration. 






I miss the ever changing colours of the trees in fall.  I love the warm colours of orange, yellow, red and even purple are the colours I so fondly remember of fall when I was growing up. 


I love the rich warm colours for Halloween. It is like the last bit of warmth before the cold winter to follow.



Jayne
I love all things Halloween - black and purple, what's not to like?



A Halloween is not a Halloween card if there isn't any black on it, so that is the first colour I always use! I love the dark effect it gives.Then I really love purple on a Halloween card, it goes perfect together with the black to give a spooky touch. A little bit of orange finishes the whole thing. I love the brightness from the colour together with the other dark colours.





Lisa
I'm not a summer person and am always happy to see the autumn colours (and cooler weather!) appearing - walks are so pretty at this time of year.

I'm not a bright colours person, but do love the more muted shades autumn brings and even though my card is not autumnal, I thought they would make a great colour palette for a man.


I love the colours that autumn brings with her. At the moment our walks are changing visually day by day which is fabulous.




I don't make a lot of Halloween cards, but I do love the colours of purple, orange, green, and black together.



My favourite autumn/Halloween colour is orange; the colour of pumpkins.



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, 11 October 2018

Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy (and why)

Good Morning Crafters.

Before we get started with the usual daily routine today, I am delighted to share the happy news that we have 3 new super-talented members joining the AYLI Design Team.  

I'm so proud to welcome them to the team, and I hope that you will visit them to see their fabulous creations.

So without further ado, please give a warm welcome to:

Anne
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Jayne
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Lisa
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We hope that you will be inspired by their creations as they join in with their first challenge this week.  


So, what fun do we have in store for you today?

First up, the winner of our last challenge.
Thank you to everyone who entered.  We loved seeing your creations.
Our fabulous winner is:

MaryAnn Scrapbooking



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So, onto our next challenge





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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite: CAS or Full of Frills (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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



Anne
My style has changed over the years but although I really like CAS it's harder than it looks. I love using patterned papers and dies so I can't resist adding a few layers to my cards!





Although I still revert back to full-on embellishment mode every now and then, I have become more adventurous with the 'less is more' concept and actually now enjoy it!  It does mean there's more focus on the image which is a little daunting though!  





I tend to gravitate more to CAS cards.  I still like a few embellishments, but really love the crisp clean look of CAS.  It's also easier to mail.





Elaine

I like the look of CAS cards. The clean cut lines and simple embellishments suit my style. I can't successfully make a fussy card with them looking silly.





Jayne

I must confess to loving a frilly card ;-) However, on a special occasion, I pull on my big girl pants and make something CAS!





Larissa
I really love making CAS cards! I don't like it when there is a lot of bulk from embellishments on my card. I like it that when you make a CAS card the image really gets all the attention it deserves. Sometimes I add a couple of little embellishments, but sometimes it isn't necessary. ;)





Lisa
My natural style is somewhere between CAS and 'frills' - I love paper and lots of layers, but struggle to use embellishments (that doesn't seem to stop me collecting them though!)




Lynne

I think my style is more in between CAS and full of frills, but when I make a card for someone special I do love to go to town a bit and this is about as fussy as I go.



I am a simple soul!! My cards tend to be a bit on the CAS side and I usually let the paper or the image take the spotlight. In this case it is a fabulous new die set that shines.



Oh you know me, I love a good FAFfy card, with loads of embellishments, bows, flowers, frills etc etc.  Well, I do, if someone else has made it!  Not my style I'm afraid, I'm a clean and simple girl to the bone.





I do have a lot of embellishments in my stash and now and again I use them. 
But lately I like CAS more than cards with a lot of frills. 
So my favourite at the moment is CAS style cards.





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.