Thursday, 12 September 2019

Favourite Santa or no-Santa (& Why) - and some NEWS (please read)

NEWS
Just a little note before we start this week.
I set this challenge up over 6 years ago because I wanted to give entrants the opportunity to share the reasons behind some of their creations; why they'd chosen the colours they'd used, or a specific die or stamp. I want us all to be proud of our creations and share that 'warm glow' feeling with our readers.

To ensure it's kept light and fun, we have very few 'rules' on this challenge, but our main requirement is to share a few words about why you've picked your favourite from our list of prompted options.
Unfortunately a fair proportion of our entries don't add this little insight which means they don't qualify for our prizes, generously donated by our lovely sponsors.

Please please please ensure that you read our challenge in full (we always remind you in the post and in the subject line) if you want to be eligible to win.

Our team love seeing everyone's entries and want you all to enjoy creating what you share with us each fortnight.
xx

New Challenge
Hello everyone. It is Sarah in the driving seat today and we have a fab challenge for you this time but before that I need to do the housekeeping and let you know who won our last challenge. We had some fabulous entries so
Thank you to everyone who entered. 

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 it's a Top 4 because I could!!....




Esther



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









So, onto our next challenge






The winner of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer 
with us for the month of October.






This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your preference of Santa or No Santa image on a Xmas card (& why).
You MUST explain WHY you prefer your choice.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


Anne
I'm just going to whisper... and say no to Santa, eek I hope he can't hear me! 
There are so many lovely Christmas images around and I usually tend to choose snowmen or cute Winter furries 







It's fairly safe to say that my preference is for cute furries at any time of year, so I've used this collection of critters from LOTV, because just one cute furry critter isn't enough at Christmas!


Typically I go for a sweet little creature or snow people for my Christmas cards, but this Folk Art Santa was a game changer for me.  I love the vintage feel he gives and this design went together fairly quick.



Elaine

I must admit I do not have many Santa images. So I have to say No Santas here. I like CAS cards for Christmas as I am usually in a rush to finish them on time.



I don't have many stamps with Santas, so I don't use them very often. I prefer using sweet Christmas critters. 





I have been known to use a Santa image now and then, but they are usually for a child's card, so the majority of my cards don't have Santa on them.


I have chosen bunny rabbits to put on this particular Christmas card that will probably find it's way to my GD Mollie Rose. I have never found a stamp or image of Father Christmas that I like...sorry Father Christmas!!



Don't get me wrong, I do like some Satan Santa stamps, but there are so many cute and adorable Christmas images out there and if it includes a cute and furry critter then I'm sold.



No Santa Claus for me. I have few images of Santa Claus. I would rather choose a snowman. These days I don't make many cards with (cute) images.
I prefer to make CAS Christmas 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.

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

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Favourite Way to Add Text (and why)

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:


Ma-Mi


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





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite way to add text (eg stamped, die cut, doodled or typed) (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

Using Ula be a Mermaid

I'm a real font geek and I love mixing different typefaces to make interesting greetings.
 Nicki at Polkadoodles does this with most of her sentiments which saves me a job, this one along with another is included as a bonus item with the image




Using Jasper Kitty Balloon
I'm not usually very good at remembering to add sentiments but I guess my most common way is to use a typed sentiment which I can write myself.  Like Anne, I have quite a collection of different fonts but I really like this one which is called "KG Beneath Your Beautiful Chunk".




I often leave cards without sentiments so I can add them for a specific occasion.  When I do add them, now that I have my MISTI, it's usually with a stamp.  So many stamp sets come with just the perfect sentiments which make it fast and easy.


  


Elaine

I vary how I put my sentiments on my cards. Today I have used a die cut. I love how  they are crisp and clean. Sometimes when I use a stamp I smudge.



I am a total disaster area when it comes to stamping sentiments! I can spend hours on a card only to stamp a wonky sentiment, or a splodgey sentiment as a finishing touch :-( I much prefer a pre-cut shop bought sentiment ( I know, I'm a shocker) that is neither wonky nor splodgey!


Larissa
 I love many ways to add a sentiment like with a die-cut or on a little strip of paper. But most of the times I stamp my sentiment on the card itself. I don't plan my cards really well, so often when it is almost done I need to find a place for the sentiment. It used to be really scary to stamp it on your card, but since I am the lucky owner of a stamping platform it can hardly go wrong!



Lisa
**coming soon**

I prefer my sentiment stamps to be in rubber form rather than digital as it gives me the option to heat emboss them. I tend to do this more with Christmas cards, but this time I've heat embossed on a birthday card.



Like all paper crafters I have drawers full of sentiment stamps but can never find the right message so I often use a computer generated sentiment mounted on coordinating card.



Oh I do love putting text onto a card, be it stamp or die, or, my current favourite, which is a mixture of both!


It depends on the card I'm going to make. 
When I use a stamp set that also contains a sentiment, I like to use that.


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

Monday, 19 August 2019

Fantastic Ribbon Coupon Code - 20% off

One of our fabulous sponsors, Fantastic Ribbon, have offered a coupon code for 20% off their products this week.  Use code august19 in the coupon code which will even work on the offers and multibuys (so you'll get double discount on those!)
Fantastic Ribbons

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Favourite Colour Combo and Why

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





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite colour combo from either 
Pink & Green 
OR 
Blue & Orange.
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 didn't have to think long about this; pink and green is one of my favourite colour combinations and I use it a lot. You can mix pastel shades or brighter and different patterns too, they always look really lovely together.
The image and sentiment are from our sponsor this week, Lili of the Valley






Ideally I'd prefer pink and blue because I'm not a huge fan of orange, but neither do I like a lot of green.  I think my fondness for pink outweighs my dislike of green so I've opted for that combo (with a touch of blue).  The image and sentiment are from our sponsor this week, Lili of the Valley



It's pink and green for me, though this card has orange and blue in it also.  This is actually one of my favourite colour combinations, they are such happy colours.  If I had to pick a least favourite colour, it would definitely be orange.





Elaine


I often use pink and green together. This card is in subtle tones, which I think have a certain elegance.



Jayne
This was a no-brainer for me! I love pink and green and use it them as a colour combo all the time. It's even perfect for Christmas :-)




Larissa


Although I like the colours blue and orange, I don't like the combination of these 2. I think it is really hard to colour anything in these colours. Pink and green are a perfect match for me, they are so pretty together. 



Lisa
**coming soon**




This was an easy choice for me. I love pink and green, I like blue too, but would never think of it as a choice to go with orange.



I think that pink and green together is one of Mother Nature's favourite colour combos...just look out of your window at this time of year!!



I wish I had gone for blue and orange now, but I chose pink and green because it suited this image I so desperately wanted to use!




When I saw this paper pad I immediately fell in love with the colour combination and the designs. My favourite colour is green but not in combination with pink. So this paper pad came in handy. I made a box for my friend's birthday with Rituals handscrub and handbalsem.






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