Thursday 4 May 2017

Favourite Die (and WHY)

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So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn
A stamp set and 6x6 pad of the winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Die (& 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 currently have 2, so I've used them both on my card.  I am really loving the stitched type of dies, and have a few.  My favourite nesting type of die is my stitched circles because they're a great size and seem to fit most images.  I also like my stitched border dies, especially for CAS style card layouts because they can create simple breaks in two papers without layering.


Wow this is a difficult challenge theme but I have to say that my Oliva Alphabet set is my 1st Favourite also this set has been discontinued I am not quite sure why its an AWESOME set..... and the Star is from a New Set and my 2nd Favourite die.

I LOVE DIES!!!  I am currently finding it difficult to create a card without some sort of a stitched rectangle, circle or square.  Having said that I also love my tag dies and have a wonderful collection of all sizes and shapes. 


I have many favourite dies but I love this poppy die by Memory Box. It is one of the first Memory Box dies I bought and has been a great investment. This die can be used for anything from birthdays to sympathy cards and everything in between. It always looks so elegant.

I love stitched dies, but since I have discovered these dies from Crealies with the little holes on the edges, I am totally addicted to them. I love the cute little extra touch they give to a card or a project. I have picked the circle dotted dies, because I really like using the circle shape and I thought it would be fun to create tags with only circle dies

I love stitched edge dies because they give a more finished look rather than a plain edge. My most favourite is my stitched squares set by Crealies.  There are 12 of them in the set so there are plenty of sizes to chose from and I use them a lot!

Spellbinders Floral Ovals have to be among my favourite die sets, I tend to reach for them the most and in this case have used one of the smaller ones.  They are intricate without being too fussy.

I love my dies to have detailed edges so anything stitched or pierced makes
me a very happy Squirrel - they just give that extra finishing touch of detail


I have a lot of favourite dies, but at the moment my favourite is a set I bought recently: postage dies. I love the shape of it and the stitches. It's a basic set which I will use often. 

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

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


  1. Thanks so much for putting my curious cat in your Top 3, I'm delighted and I will wearmy badge with pride.Well done to the other ladies too xx

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my entry as one of your Top 3. I have also added my badge to my blog with pride! Congratulations to the winner and to the other top 3 entries. x

  3. Thanks for this lovely challenge! :)

  4. Thank you for the fun challenge, and gorgeous DT inspirations too Karen x

  5. Wonderful inspiration from the DT xx

  6. Fabulous makes from the design team, great inspiration!
    Janice x

  7. amazing job DT. I love how you highlighted many different dies. TFS