Thursday 6 October 2016

Favourite Flowers (Die cut or Bought) & Why

Yoo-hoo everyone!  Squirrel here today, apparently I'm in charge so brace yourselves!

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

Kristina's Art Corner

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

and our Top 3 are

Kuni's Bastelblog

Lucy Woods

Laughing Ducks - Michelle

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So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

2 digital images of winners choice

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

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

Although I do like die cut flowers, mulberry flowers have to be my all-time favourites.  I have them pretty much in every colour combo and love using various sizes in little floral arrays around my images.  I particularly like matching the colour of the flowers to my card.

**coming soon**


I think it's so much fun to make flowers however I love having a stash of ready mades on hand for when time is short.


I love making my own die cut flowers. I can make them any colour to match my project, but I think I would pick the ready made.  


I love to use all kinds of flowers on my projects but my favourites are definitely bought 3D paper flowers.  I have rather a large collection of them and love to create cute arrangements with them to add dimension to my cards.


I prefer making my flowers with die cuts over bought flowers (don't get me wrong, I still love bought flowers), but I feel that there is more versatility in using die cuts and creating your own :) 


I love bought flowers and seem to have rather a collection! he, he.
There are so many different types, colours and sizes that I can always find something to fit my project.


I love making my one flowers, because you can choose lots of different colour combinations, textures and sizes.


Like a lot of my team mates I have drawers full of bought flowers, however die cut ones have to be my favourite and my inspiration card shows probably my most used set. They can be cut from so many different mediums, in this case foil and shimmer cardstock.


Yup, I have boxes of bought flowers but only bring them out occasionally for special cards that don't have to be posted.  As the majority of my makes do get posted, I favour die cut or punched flowers for that reason.


**coming soon**

I love bought flowers and have drawers full of them. But lately I don't use them so much. This clothes peg I made last year. I like to make tufts of flowers.

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

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


  1. Thank you for putting me in the top 3. That is fantastic and congrats to everyone else. Michelle x

  2. Thank you for the challenge.

  3. So many sweet flowers! Thank you for the challenge and the inspiration!

  4. FABulous flower creations!!! Love this challenge theme.
    <3 J

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