Thursday 29 January 2015

Favourite Matt or Shiny (and why!)

Hello everyone, it's Thursday again, so that can only mean one thing!!!
It's time for another challenge at As You Like It!

But first, thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:

#36 Julie B

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

and our Top 3 are

#3 Karen B

#10 DebiB

#31 Mags

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

So, onto our 46th challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Stamp & Create

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Matt or Shiny (& 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 do use mirri card occasionally, but as well as finding it hard to photograph I do prefer to colour coordinate my cardstock to my image (I think I've got an OCD !). I also prefer pearls to rhinestones as accessories. Therefore it's definitely a matt choice for me :0)


I like matt card and papers as I like to add wee bits of the shiny stuff to make the card pop. I think its more pleasing to the eye.


You can't go wrong with matt papers, but I always add some shiny embellishments to make the card more interesting. so I really can't decide, but I think the dominant is definitely matt, also because it is so easy to take pictures!


The possibilities are endless with a matt surface to work on. In this case I used a VERY matt dark grey ribbed card. It never presents problems when trying to photograph projects either!! My digi papers were also printed on to thick matt paper too for a touch of quality.

I love matt cards and paper. I sometimes add a some shiny embellishments to the cards but that is as far as I take the shine lol!


I always use matt paper. To be honest I don't like shiny paper. In my opinion it diverts attention from the overall picture. When the card need something shiny I add rhinestones.

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

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


  1. Delighted to be in the Top 3. Thank you so much and well done to the winner and the other Top 3 picks.

  2. Gorgeous DT cards. Thank you so much for this fun challenge.
    Greetings Veerle x