Thursday, 7 June 2018

Favourite Cardbase Shape or Fold & why

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Linda S
This card made me smile because I started out with Penny Black and Twinkling H2Os which is what she's used on this card. It's adorable.
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Shuly's adorable card was decorated on the inside too.

Sharon features this adorable mouse


Wendy's card featured an adorable Zebra!


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


I've loved this Go Kreate nesting die since I got it years ago. I don't use it much for cutting the images or panels, but instead for creating the actual cardbase shape. I love the flourished edges and it's a great size for my favourite 6x6 sized cards so I can still get a decent sized image (and some fussy bits) on it.






Brenda

I saw this card fold a while back and what a great opportunity to give it a try.  It's called a twisted gate fold.  It gives such an interesting look and was actually very simple to make.




Elaine


I love to try different folds and often choose the Easel card style. Then I discovered this Z- fold and love it. I think is particularly suits this image and shows it off very well.
I think trying new folds keeps cardmaking interesting for both the maker and the recipients.



Most of the times I made square or rectangle cards, but when I want to do something special, I love making circle cards. I love the look they have and because I use dies from Crealies I am able to make them in the same size as my square cards. I really like the look of a white scalloped card with a white circle on top of it.




After square cards my favourite "go to" shape is this Go Kreate one.  I just love the curves and it's not too fancy like some you can buy.



I waited so long to buy the Go Kreate Frilly dies set that other than square this has to be my favourite card shape!! As Annette says they still conform to the 6 x 6 size and make for an interesting shape and are perfect for layering.



So, as my go-to-shapes are square or rectangle, I thought I would go for a fold this time, and my favourite fold for a card is an easel.  It's so simple to do but has the right amount of impact, only problem is it's a b to take a photo of!





**coming soon**



So now it's over to you.
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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, 24 May 2018

Favourite: Flora or Fauna (and why)

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Flora or Fauna (plants or animals) & 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 love most things cute and furry (a home is never empty if you share it with a four legged friend!).  These little bunnies fit the theme of today's challenge perfectly for me! 






This is a hard choice to made...it depends on what mood I am in and what I want to create with.  I choose flowers for this challenge because there are so many wonderful techniques you can use to color them.  Besides that, flowers just make me smile.





Elaine


I love both Flora and Fauna. It was a hard choice. I have went with Flora this time because it is so versitile.  Flowers can be so joyous and colourful or plain and simple to suite to a sad card.


I really love making cards with all kinds of cute animals, so I have chosen fauna for this challenge. I really love cute animals and cute scenes. I really like seeing them come to life when I colour them. But I have to admit that lately I have been making some flower card and they are also really fun to make!




I do love the gorgeous colours of flowers and love my garden, but for card making I nearly always choose cute animals rather than flowers as I find them more fun to colour and they seem more appealing.





For the purposes of card making I had to go for "fauna" as I love cute animals and characters, in this case a really cute giraffe which I loved colouring!! In real life I love to see flowers in my garden and in the hedgerows but am rubbish at colouring them!!





Squirrel 
I do seem to create an awful lot more fauna than flora cards, and I find it is difficult to cuddle a flower, so I guess it has to be fauna for me, although I'm not sure that I want this particular chap on my lap or curled up on the bed





**coming soon**



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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Favourite pink or blue and why


Happy Thursday all!! It's me, Sarah, hosting today and it was my absolute pleasure to pick the winner and top 3 from our last challenge, Animals.

Thank you to everyone who entered, you made my decision a really difficult one but after much deliberation...

Our winner is:

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Meg




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

We also have a super talented guest designer, Kristina, joining us this fortnight.
Before we see her card (and you're in for a treat!) here's a little introduction from her:

My name is Kristina Pavlovic, Tina, and I live in Sweden with my amazing husband!  My Blog is Kristina's Art Corner.  I work in kindergarten and most of my inspiration comes from the kindergarten and from children's books. I am cardmaker. I love to create the scenes, I love masking and ink blending. I adore my alcohol markers and Zig. 
My Moto is :Create something every day!!! 

And here is Kristina's beautiful card and colour choice:

It was difficult to choose this time but I chose blue shades. I really love both colors but No.1 I have a better combination of Copic markers in blue shades, No.2 I wanted to create with MFT Rain or Shine stamps set so the choice fell to blue and No.3 I had the same blue raincoat and boots when I was Little girl. 



Thank you SO much Kristina for your fabulous card.Here are the beautiful creations made by the rest of our
Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


Using Duck with Presents
My favourite colours are pink, purple and blue but choosing between them is sometimes difficult (and may depend on my mood!).  I've always loved pink though, it's so soft and feminine so it had to be pink for me.






Brenda

I love the color blue.  It's always been my favorite.  I love that it's the color of the sky and the ocean and blue jeans (my favorite piece of clothing).  It can used easily for masculine or feminine cards.



Elaine


I love colour. So it is difficult to choose a particular favourite. It really depends on the theme of the card too. Christmas conjures up crisp blues so for this challenge that is what I have chosen.


I love both of these colours, but on my cards I often use pink, so I had to make a pink card. I love how strong the colour looks in a bright way but also how soft it can look.



I do use blue sometimes and the only reason I have chosen pink is because I make a lot more feminine cards than masculine and I can tell from my scraps folders as pink is the largest one.



It's pink for me, although nothing too wishy washy!! I'm just not a blue person, try as I might I can never achieve the look I am after, so it's pink all the way!!



Another difficult choice, I do like pink, and I do like blue, but if I had to choose a colour to have around me all the time then it would have to be blue



Wilma
Pink is not my colour, so for this challenge it must be blue. Especially for masculine cards it's my favorite. 




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.