Thursday, 14 March 2019

Favourite Dies or Stencils & WHY

Hello everyone, Anne here this week hosting my first challenge
I've enjoyed looking through the lovely entries for our 'one or many layers' challenge and you didn't make it easy for me! 
Thank you to everyone who entered and our winner is:

Esther with her adorable slider card



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



B
ecause it's my first time hosting and because there were so many amazing entries our Top 3 is a Top 5 this week...


Lorraine

Lots of beautiful layers...

Cornelia

Effective use of just one layer



Kristina

Great use of colours...
chameleon

Tina
I've seen this stamp used many times but never with a rainbow


Jo Ann
Really fun card!


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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

crafty ribbons






This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Die or Stencils (& 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 do love stencils but dies so versatile and I use them on every card I make. Sentiments and flowers are my faves, I wouldn't dare tell you how many I actually own!!





I really love my stitched dies because of the texture and interest, and in particular the circles. These XXL dies from Crealies are fabulous because they're such a great size (and this isn't even the largest in the set).


Dies are definitely my favourite.  I like using stencils but dies are available in such a wonderful variety and are fast and easy to use.





I love dies and use them often. They are so easy to use and a card can be made quickly. I also used a stencil on this card to give a bit more interest on the background.




I love my little circle window dies and use them all the time. Let's face it, I love all dies and I'm not going to admit to how many I've bought in the last week!






I love using dies and stencils! I love using my cloud stencils on cards to add a little scene behind an image. But I almost always use dies on my cards. I really love nesting dies with a stitched or pierced edge because they add something extra on my card without being too much. I am not a person who uses a lot of embellishments, so these dies are perfect.



I use dies on most of my cards, and for this one I've used them as the 'feature' instead of a stamped image for a change.



I love using dies especially my stitched edge dies.  They finish the edges off wonderfully without the effort of hand stitching and come in all shapes and sizes.


I have used dies on my card today.There are so many available from basic shapes, like I have used here for matting, to hugely intricate panels and sentiments to add interest to cards and other paper or mixed media projects.




I love dies, and use them a lot, but I have recently developed a new found admiration for stencils, especially as there are now so many clever ones around, so for a change I have gone for stencils to make this card




I am in love with dies and use them all the time. Dies are quick and the shapes are always ´straight´. These letter dies are my newest addition.




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, 28 February 2019

Layers - one or many (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


Polkadoodles Ltd






This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite layers - one or many (& 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
Has to be layers for me... and the more the merrier! 
I love using the design sheets from Polkadoodles and layering up all the extra elements and papers adds so much interest to a card. This is Jasper Kitty Balloon from the Fuzzypuffs collection with design sheets from Horace and Boo







I admit that I struggled with this theme a bit.  It seems that even my most clean and simple cards aren't just one layer, but nor do I layer up papers on my most embellished cards either.  Since I decided against a single layer card, my only other option was to go for a fully loaded creation, which has plenty of layers of non-paper items in my 'go-to' layout.  I even added an extra layer of ribbon by popping some organza underneath the satin and a double layered bow!



Brenda
I consider myself to be basically a CAS card maker.  One layer with maybe a popped up image is what I am most comfortable with.  I really love making special backgrounds with all the wonderful products out there.






I don't like too much fuss on my cards. A couple of layers and that's me. I am not one for too much clutter as I struggle to make it look good.




Jayne
Why have one layer when you can have many? I love a card with lots of lovely layers and I love it even more when it's crammed with embellishments. In short I love a card that's the papercrafting equivalent of Bet Lynch ;-)




Larissa

using Feel better soon elephant
I don't like too much stuff on my card and most of the time, I don't have many layers on my cards, so for this challenge I had to make a one layer card. I really love it when I make a one layer card to add a really large size image and just a sentiment and then I hope if I colour the image really good, nobody will miss the layers on my card. ;)




Lisa
It's very rare I make a one-layer card - I just love papers too much!  I love lots of layers of paper and cardstock, but I don't add much 'fuss' other than that usually.





Lynne
I love the look of other people's one layer cards, but if I try to make one I struggle and always want to add more and I have lots of patterned papers to use too.


 My love of paper pads means that generally I layer patterned papers and 
cardstock on my cards.



I'm more of a middle ground girl when it comes to layers, usually two or three at most, but for this challenge I chose to have a go at the one layer lark!





Wilma
Although one layer cards are a real challenge for me, I do like to make them.
They are becoming more a more my favourite.




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, 14 February 2019

Favourite Birthday or Christmas (& Why)

Hello Crafters. 

It's Sarah here hosting today and wishing you lots of love on Valentine's Day!!

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. It was my pleasure to look at your lovely entries for our shape or fold challenge and ta dah...

Our winner is:

#4 Jane

with this fantastic stepper card!!


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

#7 Renate



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








So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite theme: Birthday or Christmas (& 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 had to choose Birthday for this challenge. I love making Christmas cards but because all our family birthdays and anniversaries are spread between December and March I don't usually get chance to make any until those are all out of the way





Annette
I'd like to pretend that I'm one of those super organised people on a mission to make a few Christmas cards each month so there's no rush in December, but in reality I do simply prefer Christmas crafting.  Christmas is often a time when lots of people make handcrafted cards and gifts which are fun to make and swap.  





Christmas cards are hands down my favorite kind of cards to make.  I love all the sweet images and I love sending these cards to my family and friends.




Elaine


I just love making any type of card. Christmas comes equal with birthdays, but today I am showing a Christmas card. I like to adapt card designs to suit other occasions.




Jayne

I'm going with birthday cards if only because I associate making Christmas cards in a mad panic in mid December!




Larissa

I love making cards for both occasions, especially when I make my card for a special person. This card has been made for my little nephew Niek, who celebrated his 5th birthday on the first of january. I really enjoy it that I can make a birthday extra special, because I use products and colours and images that that person really likes. Niek is crazy about all kinds of animals, but at the moment he really loves dinosaurs, so I had to make him a dinosaur card. He loved it! :)





I like making both, but usually my Christmas cards are made in a mad rush when it's too late to get them all finished.  Every year I say it won't happen again... and then I make lots of birthday cards!


I think I've overdosed a bit on Christmas cards and have enjoyed making more birthday cards lately, plus we have quite a few family birthdays near the beginning of the year.





I am determined to make all of my christmas cards this year so have to say christmas. Here are three more to add to the stack!! I have many unused Christmas stamp sets which also deserve to be inked.



Whilst I do enjoy making Christmas cards (once I eventually get going), I am still twitching from the volume that I made last year so, rather than bring myself out in a rash, I am currently thoroughly enjoying making bright and happy birthday cards




I love to make both cards, but I noticed that a lot of people don't send Christmas cards anymore. So my addresslist for Christmas cards is decreasing and hence I don't have to make a lot. Birthday cards I need a lot, so my favorite is birthday 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.