Thursday, 19 November 2020

Favourite: Snowmen or Penguins (& don't forget to tell us 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

Lili of the Valley



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Snowman or Penguin (& 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
Ooh, I think it's cruel to make us choose! I love them both and the Penny Black snowman that Wilma has used is one of my all time favourite stamps ever. 
That said, if I had to pick just one I think it would be have to be penguins as they are just so adorable. I like to use black on my cards too so it goes perfectly with them. There are some really sweet images available and I love these mix and match cuties from Lili of the Valley




I have a real soft spot for penguins (from Pingu to Happy Feet to March of the Penguin).  
We had a fantastic penguin coastal zoo located about a mile from where we live.  My husband and I had an annual membership and I loved going there to visit the little waddlers when we walked down to the harbourside, but unfortunately the zoo was a casualty of this summer's lockdown and sadly they have closed permanently.







I love both snowmen and penguins, but I think snowmen edge ahead just a little because they have so much personality depending on how you dress them up.




Snowman or penguins ? A hard one for me, I love both. I do seem to use snowmen a little more, so this time I have chosen snowmen. Why? I don't know anyone who doesn't have fond memories of making snowmen, they always bring a smile.





**coming soon**




I LOVE snowmen! There are so many cute snowman stamps out there to choose from. I would love it to be a white Christmas, just to be able to get out there and build a snowman or two.  





I do love both, but Snowmen remind me more of being a child and building them in the garden.  We hardly seem to get enough snow these days, but I only really like to watch it from inside now.





I love snowmen, and ladies for that matter. It's the kid in me, I think, and the hope that just one Christmas will be a white one!!



Sorry penguins, it's snowmen for me - they just look so cheeky and happy (unless the sun is out)






I like snowmen. I love this snowman stamp from Penny Black, it makes me smile.
Snowmen bring back sweet memories. 



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

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Favourite His or Hers Birthday (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:

#11 Veana



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

#7CarolG



#34 DebiB



#49 Natascha




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








So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Polkadoodles Ltd



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite His or Hers Birthday (& 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 always prefer making cards for 'her' and the prettier the better. 
My Daughter is as far from girlie as you can get though and has just joined the police force so when I saw this image in the Polkadoodles Work & Play collection I had to use it. 
There is a male version too so both options are covered!



It's safe to say that I much prefer making girlie cards because I can add some pretty embellishments.  Although I've not splattered today's card with flowers, I think it's still pink and feminine. There's a sprinkling of ribbon and lace as well as an apron shaped card-base to complement Maisie the mouse who's doing a spot of practice for an appearance on Bake Off.




I definitely like making girly cards.  I love the colors and all the wonderful feminine embellishments you can add to a females card.  I also quite simply use more feminine cards than I do masculine cards
.




Elaine

 I think everyone loves to make female cards with flowers and pretty and cute images. So, I have chosen a male card for this challenge. I do like the challenge of making men's card. It makes me think outside the box so to speak. 





Most of the cards that I make are more for female, but for this challenge I had to make a card for a little man. Today is my nephews 9th birthday, so I had to make him a card. I have chosen bright colours, and I hope he loves it (and the 8 other cards I am going to send because he has a lockdown birthday and cannot celebrate his special day).
 



It really depends what moon I'm in! Sometimes I love to make cards for men other times for ladies but who could resist this gorgeous girl for a feminine card?!





I much prefer to make cards for females.  I have a lot more suitable embellishments and always struggle with what to put on a man's card.



**coming soon**
Like most crafters, the majority of my makes tend to be for the ladies, but I do like making male cards, especially when those males are still young enough for me to get away with cute and cheeky.






Hers! Although I like clean and simple cards with less  or no embellishments I sometimes love to use a lot of embellishments like flowers, pearls or sequins. So very feminine. Male cards are sometimes a real challenge. 





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

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Favourite colour to pair with Blue & 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:

Jane with her wonderful Artist Trading Cards




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



We had some wonderful entries for this challenge. Such a lot of work had gone into them that it was extra difficult to choose our winners - so this time we have a Top 5 instead of Top 3



Congratulations and please grab our *Top 5* badge to display on your blog:






So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Lee Holland



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Colour Combo: Blue + ? (& 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 think blue along with green and brown are the colours of nature and they go with anything. I love pale blue and white together and I just added a touch of yellow on this card for a new baby boy






Blue is one of my favourite colours, and I love pairing aqua-blue with pink for a feminine touch.  





Since some consider white a color so I'm going with my favorite blue and white.  I love the crisp coolness of these two together and it makes me think of the beautiful Delft Blue china. 





Elaine


I like blue with a touch of yellow. I think it has a lovely fresh feel. 






I love the combination of blue and red. They look amazing together and for my project today the red added the perfect christmas feeling for my project.



I love blue and green together and it's a perfect combination for any type of card from flowers to snowmen!




 I love blue and white together for wintery cards. I think the combination adds to the coolness of a winter scene.




Blue is not a colour I use very much, however, I do like it teamed with a soft pink so this paper pad was perfect.



Blue and Red, no choice, it just is.





Blue and Red! I am not a watersports enthusiast but I just love the nautical look.
Or maybe because these are the colors of our national flag.


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