Thursday 27 June 2013

Challenge #5 - Favourite 3 Embellishments & Why

Thank you to everyone who entered our 'favourite papers' challenge. 

Our winner, selected at random is:

#8 Angela

Please email us at to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 are

#2 Laurart

#5 Pauline

#35 Wendy

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

So, onto our 5th challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is 
Dies to Die For
Remember they sell much much more than just dies.  
Take a peek in their store for some gorgeous crafting goodies, 
including ribbons, pens, flowers and other embellishments.

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite 3 Embellishments & Why.
You MUST explain WHY they are your favourites.

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

Well, this is my kind of challenge; lots of embellies 
(I'm definitely not a C&S kind of gal!).  
My favourite embellies are mulberry flowers, pearls and ribbons because they're pretty and girlie, and I love the texture they add.
(although this time I've used vintage style matt ribbon instead of my usual satin ribbon).
I have withdrawal symptoms if I don't use these embellies on a design!
(hence I'm hopeless at male cards!)

Trying to choose 3 embellishments was really hard I am the opposite to Annette and quite love C&S so added 3 embellishments to 1 card was tricky but here are the ones I chose and why:
Twine - I love the grungy feel to twine I love the way it looks on cards you can make it show up lots and you can play it now too! I love Pearls for the same reason they can be an understatement of the main feature and I think that using them as a small embellishment is a nice way to add texture without being over the top, the Paperclip with Washi tape is something I have recently got into and I love that it can be taken off the card and used as a page saver too!

I love making my own paper Roses, have to have some Pearls and just love Velvet Ribbon.

Definitely ribbon, pearls and butterflies, I just can't resist them.

Ribbons, flowers (any sort!!) and die cuts  do it for me!! 

Pearls, Metal hanger, Teddy button and die cut borders

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite 3 Embellishments.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. Thank you so much for choosing me as one of your top 3! I am so pleased! Love from Laura xxx

  2. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your Top 3, such a wonderful surprise.
    Many thanks.

  3. Thanks for choosing me in your top 3, lovely surprise....Gorgeous DT creations.
    Wendy xx

  4. You're all welcome ladies. Your cards were just gorgeous. Hope you play along with us again this fortnight too.
    Annette and the AYLI teamies

  5. Thank you for the challenge and for sharing such gorgeous DT inspiration with us hugs Karen

  6. Wooohooooooooooooooooooooo,is it true,i'm the winner from the last challenge?Mr.random is really my friend.*lol*
    The mail is on the way to you.
    Many thanks and greetings

  7. Gorgeous DT creations, thank you for a fabulous challenge
    Sue xx

  8. Lovely DT creations Bettyxxx

  9. Lovely creations by the Design Team, thanks for the chance to play along.