Thursday 19 June 2014

Favourite Die and WHY it's your favourite

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

39 Alica
who created some beautiful arty cards using resist embossing.

Please email us at to claim your prize

from our fabulous sponsor Lee Holland Digis

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and our Top 3 are

13 Tip Top

26 Sanja Grdinić

29 Amy A. (All Things Beautiful)

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So, onto our 30th challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is
Care2Stamp and a fabulous prize of $15
to spend in her shop

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

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

After the fiasco of finding one of my favourite dies a couple of weeks ago (see here if you missed all the fun) I realised how much I like it.  Not only is it really pretty in its own right, but the cut outs can also be used to create flowers (especially the largest one), although I've not done that today.


I love dies and have quite a few, but I think my favourite by far has to be
one of the first I bought: the spellbinders plain circles. Why?  'Cause cutting perfect circles
without it is near enough impossible, and why waste time trying!


Quite a tall order to pick my favourite but went for this heart flourish. I so loved the look of it and thought I could not only use it as it was but could add flowers where the heart is, love dies I can adapt.


I have to admit that mine are circle and scalloped circle Spellbinders dies ... I know, so simple but you can do so much fun stuff with them :) I made some cute baby cards this time.


This was tricky so I spent a while scrolling back through my creations to check out my most used die 
 (most used = Favourite in my book) and it was my Tonic scalloped circles, great for shaped cards and frames.

I really love butterflies, because they mean spring and summer!  And they have beautiful colours and patterns. We have lots of plants and flowers in the garden that attract butterflies. I like these dies of Memory box very much.

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

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


  1. Wonderful inspiration from you all.So inspiring.Well done to the winner and top 3 too.Hugs Debbie x

  2. Thank you for the top 3 placing and well done to the others!!

  3. Beautiful designs by the DT..and congrats to the winners!!