Thursday 22 August 2013

Challenge #9 - Favourite Shape (not a square) and Why

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner, selected at random is:

#12 Renate

And here's Reate's gorgeous card:

Please email us at to claim your prize, 

and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 are

#22 Caroline - (KISS)

This was a stunning project, please visit Caroline to see more of her pictures cos it was just amazing.

#29 Debbie S
She used some gorgeous satin ribbon (amazing bow) and metallic twine

#59 Sue Bearhouse
The way sue added her pretty ribbons really caught our eye.

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

So, onto our 9th challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is :

Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store. manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Our very own SweetCuts Dies, Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting. 

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 

your Favourite Shaped Card other than a Square & 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 adore shaped cards, but for quite a while I've been drooling over a Go Kreate XL Die that makes the most GORGEOUS shaped card bases, so I used this challenge as an excuse to treat myself to it last week. This is my first card using it and, yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE It.  

This was a tricky question for me as I do love clean straight lines lol
But I have to say that when choosing a shape I love using Circle or Ovals
they are my favourites because they are symmetric and still look clean and unfussy

Love an Easel card for that special occasion  more card without being to big. Made it rectangle so I could use my new dies. Love them.

I love doing all sorts of shaped cards, but little animals are my favourite. They are just so different from all the other shaped cards and also they are soooooo cute :))))


Isn't it tricky to pigeon hole "favourite"?! Square is probably the most "convenient" shaped card we all use (with the exception of my lovely team mate Annette, who consistently uses beautifully shaped card blanks!!) but I think a circle has to be my "favourite". The reason came to me whilst  looking back over my past creations - I was surprised by how many of my cards feature stamped images on die cut circles!! So here's what I've made...


Well I love all shapes, but I do love  Go-Kreate shape dies as they can be layered and make things easier, I like easy lol!

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Shaped Card (other than a Square).

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. Thank you so much for the top 3 spot and well done to all your other winners too.
    Thank you for another fabulous challenge with wonderful DT creations
    Sue xx

  2. Congratulations everyone! Looking forward to this challenge! x

  3. Thanks so much for choosing me as one of your Top 3
    I am thrilled.
    Congrats to the other winners - fabulous work.
    Caroline xxx

  4. Awesome DT this challenge.xx