Thursday, 20 June 2019

Favourite Summer or Winter Colours (and why)

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

#43 Marieke





Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
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and our Top 3 are

#1 Kelly


#19 Meghan





#42 Diane






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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Lee Holland Digis




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

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


Anne
Despite good intentions of doing a couple each month, 
I haven't actually made any Christmas cards yet this year! 
I much prefer using pretty Summer colours 
like this yellow and pink combination





I don't normally opt for orange and yellow 
but I have been feeling really cold lately 
(despite it being June!) 
so I'm craving some warm colours.  
These sunshine tones fit the bill perfectly.






**coming soon**
I love summer colours because they are bright and cheerful.



Jayne
With the miserable grey weather we've had of late I've been craving some jolly Summertime zingy colours and this cheery Hummingbird definitely fits the bill!





Larissa
**coming soon**


Lisa
I don't really like hot weather, but I do tend to use far more bright summery colours on my cards than winter ones... I like all colours though, I'm not fussy!



I've chosen Summer as I love to see all the wonderful flowers out in the gardens, everything seems so lush and healthy.



I tend to choose the icy cool colours of Winter. I had my own "colours done" many years ago and the colours in my wardrobe have always influenced my paper choices too!!


 

Being a furry little critter, I have an affinity with winter, 
and really struggle with summer, 
tail wilt is a real issue in high temperatures.
It was a tough choice as I love all colours, 
but it's been a long time since I played with winter colours 
and wanted a chance to cool down.




 I love the colours in the summer.
The green grass, the (meadow) flowers, the leaves 

and flowers on the (fruit) trees. It makes me happy.


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.
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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Favourite Stamp Brand & Why

Hello crafters, it's Sarah here today with news about the new challenge, it's a great theme, but before that it's time to announce the winner and Top Three from our 
His or Hers Challenge.

Thank you to everyone who entered. As always, it is  a pleasure for the DT to look at your lovely entries.

Our winner is:

#14 Esther




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and our Top 3 are



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So, onto our next challenge, and it's a good one...





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



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Stamp Brand (& 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
This is a hard one as there are so many amazing stamp brands around at the moment as well as old favourites (remember the wood mounted ones anyone?) I've been stamping for 25 years and have a huge stash but if I had to choose just one it would have to be Lili of the Valley. I adore their cute images, they are my go to stamps and I can always find one that suits my needs






One of my first stamping obsessions was Lili of the Valley and they're still one of my favourites (especially based on the boxes full of them I now own!).  Never did I imagine, all those years ago, as I gazed in awe at all the fabulous LOTV design team cards that I would also be on that team myself one day, which was a dream come true.
  


This is one of the hardest challenges ever!  Reverse Confetti is one of my favourite stamp companies.  I love the sentiments, the variety and the darling little critters they have, like this sweet little bear.




I have always love Penny Black stamps. They are all so cute, but my particular favourite is the hedgehog range. This is an old stamp but I still use it often.




Jayne
My favourite stamp brand has to be Lili of the Valley. It was my first love and the first DT I joined. The stamps are super versatile and I love them as much now as I did years ago :-)





Larissa
 My favourite brand is Di's digi stamps. My favourite animal is a mouse and Diane has so many cute mouse images, I just want to colour them all! I love the fine details in the images and I also like that the mice do funny things.



Lisa
**coming soon**


Lynne
I have 2 favourites, Stamping Bella and Lili of the Valley. I used a LOTV stamp for the last challenge so have opted for Stamping Bella this time.  They often have images more suitable for my friends and this is just perfect for one of them.


It's Lili of the valley for me. I was tempted by Bev Rochester's amazing cards using this brand in my early rubber stamping days and have continued to build my collection ever since. It's the cuteness that has always appealed.



When I first started stamping, I fell in love with Margaret Sherry's cute animal designs that Penny Black Inc turned into stamps, and I built up a rather large collection, so based purely on numbers, I have to say Penny Black are my favourite, especially as I still have them all!


Altenew stamps are my favourite stamp brand. I love the (two/three step) stamps of butterflies and flowers, they are gorgeous. 




So now it's over to you. Sort out those boxes, folders and drawers of stamps and  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, 23 May 2019

Favourite His or Hers (and why)

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

37. Shuly

Just look at the tiny details on this cute little gnome!

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and our Top 3 in no particular order are

Ma-Mi
More amazing details!


24. Paula - Jumbo Tag

Love these colors!


Karin

What an amazing steampunk creation!



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And also we have the winner of our 6th Anniversary Blog Hop.
Thank you to everyone who left some lovely comments with our team.
The winner of the Blog Hop mystery prize is:
Krafty Jean
Please email me at
AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk
with your postal address and I'll send your prize.





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 (& 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 would always have to be 'hers' for me if I had to choose, I love everything pretty and find girlie cards so much easier to make. But, I thought I'd challenge myself to do a 'his' card for this challenge using the Polkadoodles Horace and Boo printable digi kits




I find masculine cards a real challenge. I love cute images and usually gravitate to the girlie pastel colours, flowers, pearls, pretty papers and satin ribbons which probably doesn't help either!  Therefore I've opted for a very girlie card with lots of frilly embellishments.





I definitely love making girly cards!  I love pink, ribbons, sequins, pearls...all those lovely girly touches.



Elaine

I have chosen a female card. Like most crafters I do find girly cards easier to make. There are so many beautiful images, papers and dies to choose from.



Jayne
I love making cards for girls - there's soooo much more you can heap on them - pearls, flowers, ribbon, sequins :-) Yikes, all manner of lovely stuff can go on a girl card. Boy cards are, for me, a trauma. I stay well clear of them if I can!!!


Larissa

I love making card for girls. I like pink, cute and everything sweet, so most of the times I think it is easier for me to make a feminine card. This card is for a special lady: my mother.



Lisa
I like making both, but as I don't tend to add too much 'fuss', my style is probably more suited to male cards.




My favourite is definitely girly.  It's a lot easier to add lovely embellishments and although there aren't many on this card, I have lots to get through!


It's "Hers" for me...I have so much girly stash to use!!
Outside...



Inside



95% of my makes are for the girls, and although I find the boys a bit of a challenge
I really do enjoy making them, the cards seem to be like the boys, a lot simpler!




Wilma
Of course I like to make female cards, but that's not a challenge for me anymore. So for this challenge I made a male card. Male cards are always a challenge for me.
Clean and simple and they don't need a lot of embellishments. 




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