Thursday 20 October 2016

Do you prefer Old or New stash (and WHY?)

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:
# 34

Lucy W


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and our Top 3 are


Billie A


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So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Prize - £10.00 Voucher

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project telling us (and showcasing) whether you prefer using Old or New Stash (& 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 Bently Christmas 
We all like new stash (often there's stuff we just 'have' to have), but there's also the satisfaction when we rediscover a lost gem that we have had a while and forgotten about.  I've had this bunny image and the pretty winter backing papers for years and love them both. But I've also recently discovered the Wishes text die from WPlus9 and I'm really loving it.  I love that the new die has given fresh ideas for using my older items. For me therefore, it's a mix of both old and new. :0)


I love adding to my stash.  There are so many fun images and papers and mediums for us to play with.  I also love digging around in my old stash finding things I have never used or even forgotten I had.  For this challenge I am choosing to go with goodies from my stash.  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use this cute new digi from our very kind sponsor, DigiStamp Boutique.  This is from Rosie Collection 1 and I love her!


Cute Pup set

I love to use both old and new stash and I have plenty old. Saying that, I love new stash  because it is always inspiring. This cute puppy just hit the spot, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. A crafter cannot have too much in the store cupboard.


I absolutely LOVE having new stash to play with as it always inspires me to try new things such as this double z-fold card design.


I always love getting new stash! Who doesn't?? This cutie pie image from Digi Stamp Boutique is adorable and I will be sure to use it OFTEN! Thank you so much for the awesome image! xoxoxo


Using Sketchy Flower Frames

I love new crafty stuff don't you? But I also have plenty of old stuff too. After crafting for ten years you tend to accumulate lots of things over time. I have used papers from an old
First Editions pad called Boho Chic and an old Spellbinders Wavy Border Die. My image is a new to me though which came as a set of four, head over to my blog and see what I did with the others.


I actually like both, but who doesn't love playing with new stuff, right? This stamp is a brand new one in my collection and I made a lovely hanger for anniversary with it. 


 I love playing with new stash stamps and dies, I get inspired by what I can do with them, and excited by the possibilities but I mix it up a bit with old stash papers as I have such a hoard of them.  I love new papers too, but by the time I have finished stroking and sniffing them, they have turned into old stash


I love cute and whimsical, with lots of expressions and this image tick those boxes.


I love to play and experiment with my new stash. These cute little bears was a present from my teammate Annette and I love them. I used my new  paperpad from Fawn Lawn (perfectly plaid): gorgeous colours. 

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Old or New Stash (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. Gorgeous DT Creations - Michelle x

  2. Love the DT samples and sponsor this week. Thanks for the "as you like it" challenge.

  3. Thank you for picking my card as a favorite. Thank you for having the challenges and the Design team inspirations each challenge. Congrats to the other winners.

  4. Thank you so much for picking my Centerpiece for the Top Three in the Challenge. What a nice surprise and honor. I grabbed my badge. Happy Crafting.