Thursday 19 May 2016

Favourite Big or Little Bows (& why)


Bet that made you jump!  Hello all, it is Squirrel again (yes, they let me have another go) hosting this challenge.  But, first things first ....

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 

Our winner is:

Donna @ Craftdee Donna

How pesky cute is this!

Please email us at to claim your prize, 

and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 are

Jayne @ Paper Scissors Glitter

JanR @ Huh, So This Is A Blog

Jane @ Paper Pens and Pretty Things

Ooh these are all delicious, and it was reeeeeeeeeeally hard choosing just three!

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

So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Big or Little Bows (& 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'm definitely into my double bows, so I'd say the bigger the better! I love satin ribbons (I have a whole array of 15mm wide satins in all the colours under the sun) and love matching them to my papers.

My favourites are small bows they are just so dainty and

always fit the project no matter the size of the project and also make perfect flower centres too.


I usually go for small bows.  I think they just add that super cute factor.  They also make it a little easier to mail.


I prefer small bows. I think they add a little dimension to what would be a plain project.


It's little bows for me because I love how cute they look and they are perfect for tying on a sentiment tag


I prefer little bows as I feel they can add just the right "small" touch to any card! You can use them under buttons, and to hang small charms :)


It's small bows for me, I find them easier to tie and not so bulky for posting too.


I love to use big bows because they give a special touch to the cards. I especially like to use them on baby cards and this one is made for a special baby girl. 



I always think bows add bulk to cards which need to be posted so rarely use them.
 However, when the need arises, and the card is to be hand delivered, I use the not too big and not too small pegs on my bowmaker as you can see here...


Personally, bows are the frippery of the devil, so I avoid them wherever I can, but I had to use one for the challenge!  I prefer little to large, but, awkward as ever, this one is sort of medium!


I did this little bag as one of my demos in one of my craft shows and I I love adding stings and making them into bows.


In this case my favorite bow is little. I think it depends on the type of card if it needs a big or little bow. 

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite of our options.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to win the prize.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. Thank you sooo much for my top 3 place (love that all our names begin with ‘J’) :) Many congrats to all the other winners too and AMAZING big and little bow designs from the DT! xxx

  2. Thanks for my Top 3 place. Congrats to all the other winners, Jayne xx

  3. I'm thrilled that you chose my card as one of your Top 3! Thanks so much!! Congrats to the other winners as well.

  4. Great makes from the DT, thank you for a fab challenge.
    Janice x

  5. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

  6. Very nice DT work. Thank you for the challenge.

  7. Lovely makes ladies!!! Congrats to the Winner and Top 3! Sending a hug to all of my ex TTT and current ABC teamies! xx