Thursday, 14 February 2019

Favourite Birthday or Christmas (& Why)

Hello Crafters. 

It's Sarah here hosting today and wishing you lots of love on Valentine's Day!!

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. It was my pleasure to look at your lovely entries for our shape or fold challenge and ta dah...

Our winner is:

#4 Jane

with this fantastic stepper card!!


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

#7 Renate



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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite theme: Birthday or Christmas (& 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 had to choose Birthday for this challenge. I love making Christmas cards but because all our family birthdays and anniversaries are spread between December and March I don't usually get chance to make any until those are all out of the way





Annette
I'd like to pretend that I'm one of those super organised people on a mission to make a few Christmas cards each month so there's no rush in December, but in reality I do simply prefer Christmas crafting.  Christmas is often a time when lots of people make handcrafted cards and gifts which are fun to make and swap.  





Christmas cards are hands down my favorite kind of cards to make.  I love all the sweet images and I love sending these cards to my family and friends.




Elaine


I just love making any type of card. Christmas comes equal with birthdays, but today I am showing a Christmas card. I like to adapt card designs to suit other occasions.




Jayne

I'm going with birthday cards if only because I associate making Christmas cards in a mad panic in mid December!




Larissa

I love making cards for both occasions, especially when I make my card for a special person. This card has been made for my little nephew Niek, who celebrated his 5th birthday on the first of january. I really enjoy it that I can make a birthday extra special, because I use products and colours and images that that person really likes. Niek is crazy about all kinds of animals, but at the moment he really loves dinosaurs, so I had to make him a dinosaur card. He loved it! :)





I like making both, but usually my Christmas cards are made in a mad rush when it's too late to get them all finished.  Every year I say it won't happen again... and then I make lots of birthday cards!


I think I've overdosed a bit on Christmas cards and have enjoyed making more birthday cards lately, plus we have quite a few family birthdays near the beginning of the year.





I am determined to make all of my christmas cards this year so have to say christmas. Here are three more to add to the stack!! I have many unused Christmas stamp sets which also deserve to be inked.



Whilst I do enjoy making Christmas cards (once I eventually get going), I am still twitching from the volume that I made last year so, rather than bring myself out in a rash, I am currently thoroughly enjoying making bright and happy birthday cards




I love to make both cards, but I noticed that a lot of people don't send Christmas cards anymore. So my addresslist for Christmas cards is decreasing and hence I don't have to make a lot. Birthday cards I need a lot, so my favorite is birthday 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.





Thursday, 31 January 2019

Fave Shape or Fold & Why

Hello Peeps, Squirrel hosting today!
Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:

Stempelfrida


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
£10 Voucher from 





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Shape or 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:


Anne
I don't often make cards that are unusual shapes or folds so it made a change to try something different for this challenge. This 'z' fold which Elaine also used is so easy and does have a bit of a wow factor! 





This Go Kreate die may be one of my oldest but it's also still my favourite shape for creating cardbases.  I love the fancy corners and also that it perfectly fits my usual 6" square cardbase.






I had such fun making this "twist and pop" card, so I guess I'll go with it as my current favorite card fold.  I love that it pops with a surprise inside.



Elaine


I love making fancy fold cards. I think they make an ordinary greeting a bit more special.




Jayne
What can I say?  I love a shaped card but I really love a crazy fold - the crazier the better! 




Larissa
I love making circle cards, somehow these cards look extra cute. I love my Crealies dies to create them, because they have large dies in their sets and you can make a normal size card. I really love the look of a scalloped circle, so that is what I made today.



Lisa
I do make some shaped/ fancy fold cards, but I'm most comfortable with a 6" square card... so this Grand Nestabilities die set (Labels 4) is really handy and I use it a lot when I want something a bit more interesting than a plain square.



I love making this Go Kreate shape. I  think it makes a  card look extra special with its lovely curves and isn't too fussy.



My current favourite card shape is the tent fold, landscape or portrait. 



A very simple variation on the square base and these dies made it so easy





I love to create fun fold cards for special people or special occassions.
This one is my favorite one. It´s so versatile and not to hard to make.



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, 17 January 2019

Favourite Pearls or Buttons

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge.
We had a lot of entries but there can only be one winner: 
Our worthy winner this week is:

Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
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and our Top 3 5 ('cos I can't be trusted to pick just 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: 





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Pearls or Buttons (& 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 like adding both pearls and buttons as embellishments but I've recently been converted to drops so I cheated a bit this week. I love Tonic Nuvo as they come in a great range of colours and you can make any size that you need; I used bubblegum pink and simply white crystal drops for the centres of the flowers on my card




I have a bit of an aversion to using buttons on cards so it's always going to be pearls for me!  I love the shiny little flat backed pearls and have them in lots of colours so they can coordinate with my colour schemes. They usually make an appearance on my cards!








Brenda

Both pearls and buttons are great embellishments but I prefer pearls because the are so versatile and make for a bit less bumpy card to post.



Elaine


It has to be pearls. I love the look of elegance that pearls give to a creation.





Jayne

Well, I once went mad and bought absolutely loads of buttons and I still have quite a large stash. So, out of shame, I've used a button. (One down, hundreds more to go!)





Larissa
I love both pearls and buttons, but most of the times I use pearls. First reason is that I always forget my buttons...lol. Second reason is that I love the elegant look of a pearl, I love that they are available in tiny sizes and have a nice shine. 




Lisa
I like both pearls and buttons (although I use enamel dots more than anything)... I do love a big button in the centre of a flower though, so I picked buttons this week.


I hardly ever use buttons but, depending on the type of card, I do love to add pearls for a more elegant look and have many in different sizes and colours.


I tend to use pearls more often than buttons. They add a nice finishing touch and a bit of balance when put in each of the corners I think.



I quite like using both, but for a feminine, slightly more sophisticated look, I think pearls have it every time.





I also love both pearls and buttons. For me it depends on the type card what I use. For male cards I use buttons. 


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.