Thursday 31 October 2013

Challenge #14 - Case your Favourite Designer (and tell us why they're your fave)

Well, we didn't have many entries on our sketch challenge, 
but the quality of the entries we did have was FANTASTIC. 

It was our 13th challenge, so perhaps some of you thought it was unlucky, but it was lucky for some as I'm delighted to be announcing our winners and top picks:

Our lucky winner of 3 Digi images from Crafty Sentiment Designs is:

Jessie L

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

and our Top 3 are

#5 Kat W

#6 Rachel Fisher

#9 Coops

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

So, onto our 14th challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is 
Stamp & Create

who are offering a fab $20 voucher to our lucky winner

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project which 
'cases' your Favourite designer.
You MUST explain WHY that designer is your favourite.
(and of course give them credit for your inspiration)

Your chosen designer can be anyone from blogland, not just one of our DT 
(although we'd be delighted if we were your favourite!! LOL)

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

Using Wee Stamps Xmas Hamster
Selecting just one favourite designer for my project was nearly impossible.  It took me just as long as making the actual project, but after a lot of pondering, Dena is the person I've chosen to case.
Although it is her DI painting skills that I usually aspire to, I think what snagged it was a Christmas Planner that she made recently.  It was something that I wanted to make as soon as I saw it.

I case'd Jen @ The Tiny Blue Butterfly
Here is the card I case'd
Jen is one of many favourite Designers.  
There are soooo many but I love Jen's style and also her awesome ideas. 
She does many different styles, but I love her C&S the best!

Well I didn't have to think twice about who's card I was going to CASE. This lady introduced me to a whole new world in crafting. It's Kath from that famous Cubbyhole up in Aberdeenshire. Have met her many times and is such an inspiration. Love her style and witty posts.
You can find here card here. Loved the layout on this one.

Oh I just admire Teresa's criss cross cards. They are so elegant and I just have to give it a try myself. 


I "pinched" my card from here

Creations by Bearhouse
Sue just "knows" what works...that's why she is a favourite of mine! 


**coming soon**

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

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


  1. Congrats to the winners of your last challenge
    Another fabulous challenge theme, I feel truly honoured that Sarah chose to CASE one of my cards! Thank you.
    Sue xx

    1. Sue your creations are always so stunning! I can see what Sarah CASE's you!! :)

  2. Great challenge and thanks so much for choosing my card in your top three xx

    1. Welcome Rachel! fabulous creation from you! xx

  3. Thank you so much for picking me in your top 3 :-D
    It's going to be tough to pick my fave designer I think but great theme idea and lovely DT inspiration!
    Hugs, Kat xx

    1. Look forward as always to seeing your creations Kat! you know I love your style too! hugs me x

  4. LOVE this theme! I'm hoping to have a card for you all in a day or two... :-) x

    1. We look forward to seeing your Creation and who you will CASE Sammy xx

    2. Well, I did it in the end... next time I'll lie and come up with someone easier to CASE! lol. x

  5. thank you so much ladies for the top 3 honour and congrats to the other ladies too :D

    xx coops xx

    1. Nic your so very welcome a well deserved honour! xx

  6. Wonderful theme idea and very easy for me to case one of my favourite designers. Just wish my projects were as good as hers ..... sigh! Thanks for the inspiration for the team.
    Helen x

    1. Thanks for taking the time to lave us a comment Helen! look forward to visiting your blog! hugs me and the girlies! xx