Thursday 30 May 2013

Challenge #3 - Favourite Rubber Stamp (& why) and our DT Call Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
There were some fab entries, and we loved seeing them.

Our winner, selected at random is:

40 Any Old Craft

who said that her favourite colours were blue and white 
because it reminded her of winter snowballs.
What a lovely choice of colours, and a beautiful reason.
Thanks for your entry, it's beautiful and worthy of our winners prize this week.

Please email us at to claim your prize, 

and please do grab your *winners* badge below.

Our Top 5 are :

(sorry we are hopeless about limiting to 3 when the entries are so fab) 

28 Lisa

30 Coops

33 Jenny

37 Christine

49 Cara

Congratulations and please grab our *Top 5* badge to display on your blog:

We're also sneaking in a couple more of our favourites from the last challenge:



because we'd love for you to see some of their handiwork as we announce the :

Winners of our DT CALL

We're delighted to be able to finally announce our new DESIGN TEAM members.

Thank you to everyone who entered our DT call.

We could not narrow down the choice to 3 so we ended up inviting 4 talented teamies.

Please join us in welcoming our new members:



They are joining us for the first time this week, so please give them a hearty welcome and pop by their blogs to see their fab creations.

Welcome to the team girls.

So, onto our 3rd challenge

Our fabulous sponsor this week is 
Happy Hippo
who are offering a £10 prize to our lucky winner.

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Rubber Stamp & Why.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

Wow, this takes me right back to the start of my stamping addiction. 
The first stamps I bought were Penny Black, and my favourite characters have always been the hedgehog and mice.  
This stamp features both, so for me it's a great image.  
I love their cute expressions.
I've also used some of my other favourite stash, 
the oval nestie, lavish leaf and corner bow dies, 
gorgeous glittered cupcake papers, ribbons, flowers and pearls.

Oh choosing 1 favourite is hard I soo love stamping
I love making Christmas cards through the whole year so for my Favourite stamp
I would have to say this Penny Black SlapStick Stamp, its very versatile and
makes a great impact.

Ooooo,what a hard decision this was, have so many favourites but went for cute, love Sarah Kay and it's been awhile since I got to play with any of them.

Ok, this was really hard! Just one? 
Well if I just have to choose it would be Dancing with stars Tilda. 
She is just so cute!


Almost impossible to choose, but this Whiff of Joy stamp is one of mine as it's a stamp for  the occasion when you have time to indulge yourself in some "grown-Up" colouring in!


 I have so many favourite stamps but this one is the best, the reason why is because  I drew her base on my little 4 year's old character for Crafty Sentiments Designs, she is very cheeky but fun, there is also lots of open space on this image to colour in too.

We hope you agree that our new team has made some AMAZING cards for our challenge, and welcome them to the team.

But now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, 

show us your style and showcase your 
Favourite Rubber Stamp & Why.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. Woopieee thanks for choosing me as one of your top 5 it's made my day! Congrats to all the other winners and new DT too!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

    1. Oh Cara you're very welcome and we look forward to seeing more of your talent! hugs Samantha and the teamies xx

  2. How did I miss the last couple of your favourites this morning lol! Fab picks this week.x

  3. Thanks for another super challenge and some fabulous DT inspiration xx

  4. I was so thrilled to see my card in your Top 5. Thank you so so so much. Congrats to the other gals too. Can't wait to join in some more. hugs x

    1. You're welcome Jenny. We look forward to seeing your new creations.

  5. Thanks for a fab challenge and for the gorgeous DT inspiration hugs Karen