Thursday 17 July 2014

Favourite Sentiment (and why)

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
The winner of our prize sponsored by


Samantha Wade

I just love the criss cross design of the background and the gorgeous girlie image.

Please email us at to claim your prize, 
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and our Top 3 are

Sanja Grdinić
I really love this image, and Sanja's perfect CAS style to make it the focus.

Lorraine B
This little cutie was really eye catching, and so beautifully coloured.

Kat W
A stunning card. Beautifully coloured, and a lovely layout.

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Now before I move onto our challenge, I have something else to mention, because today is our very own teamie, Samantha's, birthday.
I'd like to with her the most happiest of days today, and hope all her wishes come true.

So please join me in saying ...

Hope it's a good 'un honey.  :0)

So, onto our 32nd challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is
Lee Holland Illustrations

Please pop by his shop as he has some amazingly cute images.
The prize is 2 digis from his store.

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

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

using Birthday Bear from Lee Holland
My favourite type of card to make is a Christmas card, 
so my favourite sentiment had to be Christmas related.  
I love the phrase 'winter wishes' but that didn't seem quite right for this image as it wasn't very 'wintery', so I opted for a simple 'Merry Christmas' instead.
Although the image is called Birthday Bear, I thought the hat he was wearing looked like the paper hats that come in crackers, so he seemed to still fit the theme. :0)

I have used the same Birthday Bear from Lee Holland as Annette.
I love that he can fit birthday and Christmas, My favourite sentiment by far
has to be this one its from a Hero Arts Clear Stamps set cupcakes
and I have to say that I think it fits so many themes too!

Using Birthday Bear from Lee Holland
I've gone for 'Just for You', some sentiments are just not for me, I don't do soppy! Most cards I make are for someone I know so I like to think they see a bit of them and me in them, it makes them special! 

Using Bear with Balloon from Lee HollandMine is Vladka's sentiment "Live your dreams", it really says everything I believe in life.

Using Bear with Balloon from Lee Holland
I don't, apparently, have a favourite sentiment!! I trawled through my blog looking for a "wordy" repeat and couldn't actually find one, except Happy Birthday and that is rather by necessity!! So here is something a little different, an inspirational phrase rather than a sentiment.

Using Birthday Bear from Lee Holland
Like Sarah I don't think I have a favourite sentiment. Apart from making Christmas cards I make a lot of birthday cards and like to use a "happy birthday" sentiment. And it fits very well with the birthday bear image. 
This sentiment is from a stampset of CAS-ual friday, which I like 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 Sentiment (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


  1. Congrats to all of the amazing winners! Wow!! so much talent.. just amazes me!! Love them all!! Love the DT Work too!! Cute images.. Love Samanthas card with the blues.. Gorgeous creation!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  2. Thanks Susan for the message and also the complements for me too!

    Annette thank you for the birthday wishes too xxx