Thursday, 24 September 2020

Favourite Bright or Pastel (& why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge
Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm inner glow of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a change to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.


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









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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 Brights or Pastels (& 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
It does depend on the occasion but I love brights. I like to add some black in there too which really makes the colours pop


 


I knew as soon as I saw the challenge theme that I would be choosing pastels but having now seen my card I'm worried that I've gone a little in the middle.  I much prefer the muted tones of pastels, especially pink and purple so both have featured on my card.





Hmmm, brights or pastels, it really depends on the image or occasion.  For this image, I love the pastels because they are soft and sweet, just like this cute bunny.






Elaine


Hard to decide, I do like all colours. It all depends on the mood I am in. Today I was in a pastel mood, I love these LOTV papers which inspired me to colour this image.






I like both pastel and bright colours, but I am not doing really well with pastel colours. Sometimes I try to make a card in pastel colours and then I am adding too much colour and it becomes a card with bright colours...lol. I love making Halloween cards and they really need bright colours, so I went for bright this challenge.




I love brights and I love pastels but it all depends upon the type of card I am making. I've gone for brights for this card - they just suit this little penguin so much.





For me it all depends on who the card is for and, with this card being for a baby, I have gone for pastels using my favourite baby paper pad.




Most of the time I am a bright and breezy kind of girl so it has to be bright colours for me, especially on these contemporary style Christmas cards.



I actually had to look back over cards I have already made because in my head I was thinking "pastels", but it seems that, in reality, I favour brights, quite a lot of brights if truth be told!



**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.

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Thursday, 10 September 2020

Favourite Stencil (and why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge
Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm inner glow of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a change to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.


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

Logo







This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Stencil (& 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 like to use stencils to add interest to my backgrounds. This is one of my favourites with snowflakes and circles






I recently bought this brick backgrounds stencil from Dies to Die For that is really adaptable for any image.  I've tried to give a bit of shading behind my image and then used the brick stencil to give some texture to the backdrop.  I used 2 different ink pads when I was blending the bricks.




I don't use stencils a lot, but alphabet stencils are my favourite.  They are perfect when you are lacking a sentiment or when you need something bold.




Elaine

I love this Hunkydory trellis. It is ideal for adding flowers and leaves but is equally good for male cards being a geometric shape.





I have many stencils, but the one that I use very often is the Mini cloud edges stencil. I love creating clouds for little scenes on my cards and pretty clouds are perfect for a scene. 





**coming soon**



I don't use stencils much, but when I bought this one a while ago, I thought it could be adaptable for any recipient depending on your choice of colours.




I only have two stencils in my stash...so this is my favourite only floral one!! I really enjoyed making this card, so much so I even sprayed glitter spray through the stencil.



I have collected a few stencils over the last couple of years, but the one that is the inkiest (and therefore the most used) is my Mini Cloud Edges from MFT




I have a lot of stencils, but I use this one with the different sizes of circles each time. It is such a versatile one and I think he fits in any design or theme.




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.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Favourite way to add ribbon (and why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge
Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm inner glow of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a change to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.

eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.


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

Fantastic Ribbons




This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite way to Add Ribbon (& 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 always used to add ribbon and lace but recently I've been taking a more modern approach with my cards and there isn't really a place for them. 
I like to use dies instead now, this cute ric-rac adds an extra element or a die cut paper bow is a nice finishing touch too x





Double bows are my favourite - Being a bit thinner than satin this organza ties a smaller knot so despite being wider it still isn't too bulky. I used my bow-maker to tie a double-bow and then attached it to the base of my wedding card with some long tails.





I LOVE ribbon and my favourite type of ribbon is wrinkled seam binding.  I love the old vintage feel it gives and add it often to tags and dangles in my junk journals.





Elaine
When I add ribbon it is usually a bow. I am not the best bow maker so if it doesn't work I just tie a knot. Bows and tags just go together.





My favourite way to add ribbon onto my cards is the cheater method ;). I glue a piece of ribbon around the card-stock and glue a separate bow onto the ribbon. I like this because it is really easy. As a little extra I like to use a hole punch to punch 2 half circles on the sides of the card and that is the place where I will place the ribbon. That way is stays really nice in the same place and I think it looks cute.





Lorraine
My favourite way to add ribbon is to tie a double bow and stick it on. I don't really like faffing about with it so I always take the easy option. I tend to stick to satin ribbon as I find it easier to tie and I cut the ends with a ribbon cutter which stops them from fraying.





I don't add ribbon as much as I used to, but when I do it is similar to Larissa with a bow being added after I've attached a piece of ribbon around the card.  It takes me a while to get the bow how I would like and I'm not very good with a bow maker either, so when I eventually get the bow right, this method makes it easy.


I have lots and lots of ribbon and, when using it, add a bow on my makes as a finishing touch.



I rarely use ribbon, mostly because I can't get to grips with attaching it, so when I do use it I keep it really simple!




I don't often use ribbons. It depends on the type of card I make. Usually I make a separate bow and when necessary I do the same as Larissa: stick a loose bow on the ribbon. I have to say it takes a while before I am satisfied with my bow tie. For this card I only used a bow.




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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter