Thursday, 25 April 2019

Favourite Flowers or Ribbon (and why)

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Ribbons or Flowers (& 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
At one time I never made a card without ribbon but I rarely add it now. Flowers on the other hand always make an appearance on my cards, die cutting them from patterned paper is my favourite way to use them




This is a tough one for me, because flowers and ribbons are two of my favourite embellishments.   Then I reminded myself of the original purpose of this challenge, which was to create things that made us happy; things we'd enjoy making and be proud to share.  So I decided I wasn't going to choose between my two favourite embellies, and instead use both!  I know it's kinda against the rules, but I decided that I wrote the rules for this challenge, so I'm going to allow myself to break them this week, because choosing one over the other simply wouldn't be right in my book!





I like ribbons and flowers, but definitely have an easier time designing with ribbon.  I have an extensive collection of this gorgeous textile and love using it when I can.  It's also a little more post friendly than flowers.

I use both ribbons and flowers a great deal on my cards. I think flowers are used a little more often. I love the different mediums that flowers can come in. I have used wood for this card.



Jayne
Goodness me, what a choice? How's a girl to choose between ribbons and flowers? I use both - lots :-) In this instance I went with ribbon as I thought flowers might be a bit fussy (if there is such a thing in cardmaking!) 




Larissa

I don't very much embellishments on my cards and when I do use something it is ribbon most of the times. I love the look of a little bow on a card. I am pretty boring in my colour choice of ribbon, it is almost always white. :)




Lisa
**coming soon**

I often use ribbon on my cards, but when it's for a family member or a special occasion I love to add lots of flowers. I think they make a card look that extra bit special.



It's ribbon for me this time. I have many, many miles of ribbon in my stash. Every colour, width and pattern that you can imagine!! I love to use ribbon to add a little "something" to a card without the bulk, so that the finished item can still go through the post.



I have more of an affinity with flowers than I do with ribbon, although I don't use either that much really.  However, for this challenge I was going to make an effort and out came the flowers, only to find that my silicon glue is a solid lump in a tube!  So, I had to resort to flat flowers ..... (I can hear Red Leader grumbling from here)




Flowers for me.
For a special friend or occasion I like to make a card with a lot of flowers on it.

I like to use different flowers, buds and leaves. 




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.
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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Favourite Animal

Hello peeps, Squirrel in the chair today!
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Here's One I Made Earlier - Chris
Just love the vibrant colours used in this happy card

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and our Top 3 (in no particular order) are

Linda Simpson Designs
Skin tones handled so beautifully


CraftyDee Donna
Gorgeous use of tone and shade

Kristina's Art Corner

The perfect example of no-line colouring!
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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Animal (& 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'm a huge animal lover so it's impossible to choose a favourite.
Sweet woodland furries are high on my list and this sweet image from LOTV features 3 of the cutest!




My favourite animals are cats, in particular tigers. I've loved them since I was very young and recall researching them for a project at primary school.  They're so beautiful and graceful. The Siberian tiger is my favourite but there only a few hundred left so they're very endangered.



I would have to say that dogs are my favorite, but there are many close seconds.  I just love the way a pup loves you and and makes you feel so loved.  They are sooooo cute too!




Elaine


I love hedgehogs, they are so cute. There are so many images suitable for all occasions. 



Jayne
**coming soon**

Larissa

I really love mice (on stamps and cards :) ). My mother used to call me mouse when I was little and that was the starting point for my mouse collection. For years I have been collecting plushies, books, cards and all other mouse stuff I could find. Nowadays I don't collect the mouse stuff any longer, but I still love using mouse images on my cards. I just think they are cute with their big ears and sweet faces.




Lisa
**coming soon**

Dogs are my favourite.  They are so loving, great characters and always want to be by your side whatever you're doing.



Sarah


A tough decision for me to make here but I have gone with dogs.
I love their companionship, loyalty and the way our two make us laugh every day with their antics.





Surrrrrrrrrrrrpriiise!  Go on, you'll never guess what my favourite animal is (after cats of course).  Yes, it's a llama.




Cats are my favorite animals. I love to play and cuddle with them. They are so cute and make me smile.




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.
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Thursday, 28 March 2019

Favourite Colouring Medium and WHY

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#30 Marlies







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#28 Meghan





#66 Irene





#68 Helen Liu






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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite colouring medium (markers, pencils, paint) (& 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
Using Teddy Colouring
I've always coloured, since I was a child in fact and I enjoy using and practising with lots of different mediums. I think my favourite has to be alcohol markers; I have Copics and Promarkers and love the effect when you blend the colours together





It's fairly safe to say that mine is watercolouring with my DI reinkers. I like not only the softness of how they look, but also the process of the watercolouring with the paintbrush. I take my time over it and some of them can take me quite a while, but it's something I do for pleasure, not a race.



My favorite coloring medium is Copic markers.  I love the variety of colors and the wonderful way they blend.




Elaine

My favourite medium is Promarker alcohol pens. I love how easy they are to blend and the range of colours.




Jayne
My favourite colouring medium has always been copics - they always blend beautifully and there is a huge colour range.




Larissa
My favourite colouring medium is my coloured pencils. I started using them when I started making cards more than 10 years ago. I love how much it relaxes me, when I use them to colour an image. I love that you can get a soft look, but bright colours are also no problem.




Lisa
Poorly this week so we're sending her our best wishes


I always use Copic markers. They are the pens I started with and although I have tried pencils I find Copics much easier and always go back to them.



It's Promarkers for me. I have tried a range of alternatives over the years but still reach for my Promarkers. I know exactly which colours work and blend together.



For me it is Distress Inks (ReInkers) which I use as watercolours.  I have tried all sorts over the years, but come back to the DIs every time, they are my happy place.




My favorite colouring medium is definitely Copic markers. I love the way they blend. 


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.