Thursday 24 April 2014

Favourite item to Recycle and WHY (and some news)

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner:

Donna Ellis
What a gorgeous creation, I love the wonky shape of the panels!

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

and our Top 3 are

Julie Gleeson 
Julie's amazing creation just blew me away.

Lucy Patrick  
Lucy's fab punched and woven stitching was really different.

Emma Sheppard Card Therapy
I loved Emma's hand stitched banner.
Wedding Card

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

So, onto our 26th challenge

WOW - we're one year old next week so this is our 'anniversary' challenge.
We hope you'll join us to make it a memorable one!!

To celebrate we're offering a surprise parcel to someone who plays along with us this week. You don't have to do anything other than join in with us. We hope you'll play along and celebrate our 1 year anniversary!


No onto the challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is 
Crafty Sentiments
who are offering a prize of 3 digis from their shop.

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Recycled Item (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite item.

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

My favourite item to recycle is ribbon.  The piece I've used on this card was taken out of the shoulder of a purple top. You know those thin little straps they put inside the shoulders, supposedly to help them stay on a hanger, but all they seem to do is poke out the neckline so you spend all day poking them back inside!  So I cut them out and recycle them of course!  Although it's not come out too well in the photo, it's actually a lovely deep satin purple.

My Favourite item to recycle is cereal boxes.
It's great free Kraft card and you can colour it just the same as real kraft.
I have also recycled a toilet roll tube to use as a stamp; this is a fun way of adding some grunge.

Mojca using Little Friends

I really like to make these cute pots for tools from toilet paper rolls. 
They're really handy and so pretty at the same time :)


Sarah using Friendship

Containers for me!! 
After all we crafters need plenty of places to store our pens, pencils and so on!!




I like altering chip board shapes.  This is a door tag I covered with Maja papers.  I used lace ribbons and the pretty image is from Crafty Sentiments, called Looking Up.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Recycled Item (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


  1. Thank you very much for picking me for your top 3, I am honoured! My top 3 banner in now on my badges page! x Already got a project in progress that I can use for your recycled challenge! Enjoy the sun everyone x

  2. Oh my! Thank you so much for selecting my card this time! It was my first time visiting your challenge blog, and it was SO MUCH FUN! Love how you choose your themes, and say to explain "why". Your badge is proudly displayed on my blog! Thank you! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  3. Congratulations, Beautiful cards.

  4. Well done on the winners and Top 3 are awesome!

    Awesome makes teamies love them all and all so different too! hugs me x

  5. Thank you so much for choosing my card for your top 3! I was so amazed and thrilled! The new challenge looks exciting! Hugs Julie xox

  6. Wonderful makes from the DT and some great recycling ideas! Thanks for sharing!
    Helen x