Thursday, 11 October 2018

Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy (and why)

Good Morning Crafters.

Before we get started with the usual daily routine today, I am delighted to share the happy news that we have 3 new super-talented members joining the AYLI Design Team.  

I'm so proud to welcome them to the team, and I hope that you will visit them to see their fabulous creations.

So without further ado, please give a warm welcome to:

Anne
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Jayne
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Lisa
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We hope that you will be inspired by their creations as they join in with their first challenge this week.  


So, what fun do we have in store for you today?

First up, the winner of our last challenge.
Thank you to everyone who entered.  We loved seeing your creations.
Our fabulous winner is:

MaryAnn Scrapbooking



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: CAS or Full of Frills (& 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
My style has changed over the years but although I really like CAS it's harder than it looks. I love using patterned papers and dies so I can't resist adding a few layers to my cards!





Although I still revert back to full-on embellishment mode every now and then, I have become more adventurous with the 'less is more' concept and actually now enjoy it!  It does mean there's more focus on the image which is a little daunting though!  





I tend to gravitate more to CAS cards.  I still like a few embellishments, but really love the crisp clean look of CAS.  It's also easier to mail.





Elaine

I like the look of CAS cards. The clean cut lines and simple embellishments suit my style. I can't successfully make a fussy card with them looking silly.





Jayne

I must confess to loving a frilly card ;-) However, on a special occasion, I pull on my big girl pants and make something CAS!





Larissa
I really love making CAS cards! I don't like it when there is a lot of bulk from embellishments on my card. I like it that when you make a CAS card the image really gets all the attention it deserves. Sometimes I add a couple of little embellishments, but sometimes it isn't necessary. ;)





Lisa
My natural style is somewhere between CAS and 'frills' - I love paper and lots of layers, but struggle to use embellishments (that doesn't seem to stop me collecting them though!)




Lynne

I think my style is more in between CAS and full of frills, but when I make a card for someone special I do love to go to town a bit and this is about as fussy as I go.



I am a simple soul!! My cards tend to be a bit on the CAS side and I usually let the paper or the image take the spotlight. In this case it is a fabulous new die set that shines.



Oh you know me, I love a good FAFfy card, with loads of embellishments, bows, flowers, frills etc etc.  Well, I do, if someone else has made it!  Not my style I'm afraid, I'm a clean and simple girl to the bone.





I do have a lot of embellishments in my stash and now and again I use them. 
But lately I like CAS more than cards with a lot of frills. 
So my favourite at the moment is CAS style 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.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Favourite Season (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 a £20 voucher from
Fantastic Ribbons






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

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


Summer is definitely my favourite season of the year. I love the warmth of the sunshine and the long light days.  I've used this colourful floral image and papers to represent summer. 






Spring is my most favorite season.  I love watching everything wake up after a long Winter's rest.  I love flowers and they begin to appear everywhere.





Elaine

I love all the seasons but Winter and Christmas are favourite. I love the variety of cards and projects I can make. When the weather is cold outside it is lovely to get in the craft room and play.


I love every season, because they all have something special. I love the cosy feeling I get in the winter, when it is dark and cold outside and I am in house reading under a blanket with a cup of tea to drink. Spring is lovely because everything starts to grow, love the blossom you see everywhere. Summer is nice because of its temperature and you can sit outside. I love the colours of fall. Trees are so pretty when the leaves are changing into all kinds of pretty colours. Because it that time again, I decided to make something for fall and that was the perfect excuse to use all those warm pretty colours.



Spring is my favourite season when you know winter is over and the garden starts to burst into life again with warmer days ahead.



Normally I would say I am a fan of autumn for the amazing colours that she brings, however, I really enjoyed this summer (although at times the heat was too much to bear) and loved being able to wear shorts pretty much all the time!! I also discovered Plum, honey and ginger ice cream...yum!!
It's a toss up between Spring and Autumn for me, Winter is too dark and (certainly this year) Summer is far too hot.  I love the mellow richness of this time of year, the colours, the smells, apples, blackberries and pears, and I don't even mind the shorter evenings so long as I can get home in daylight!





My favorite season is winter. I love the weather, snow and the long and dark evenings. Coming home in a warm house. I like December 5th (Dutch Santa Claus) with gifts and sweets. Decorating the house and tree for Christmas. Making 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.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Favourite Girl or Boy (and why)

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

Shuly
with these lovely booties




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

AJ



Suzi Mac



Cards R Fun



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 Boy or Girl themed cards (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


It's got to be cute and girlie for me. I love pretty papers, pinks, and embellishments, as well as cute images, none of which tend to lend themselves to masculine cards!  







I love making girly cards, but this little guy stole my heart.  I love making guy cards just to keep in practice and have a few on hand for the few guys I give cards to.




Elaine using Earlie Hedgehog Dandelion


I do like to make girly cards because I can use pretty papers and sparkly gems


I love making cards for girls, because I love everything cute and girlie.  I am a big pink lover and that is a very perfect colour for girlie cards. 


I prefer to make girlie cards as you can make them much prettier and there is a wider choice of embellishments if you need them.



Definitely a girl card from me. So much great stash to choose from when it comes to making cards for the fairer sex!! Male cards are just so difficult!!





I actually like making boy cards, they suit my CAS style quite well, but the majority of my makes are for the ladies, including this one that I made for my wonderful mum who had her 81st birthday this week



Wilma
For me it is girl. As many of us I also have a lot of cute and girly papers and embellishment in my stash. And I do find male/boy cards difficult. 





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.