Thursday 24 August 2017

Favourite - Fur or Feathers? (and WHY)

It's Squirrel sneaking in as your host today, so I'm in charge
Ooh the power rush!

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

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

and our Top 3 are

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So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Fur or Feathers (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

We've also got a fabulous guest joining us for this challenge.....

Katrina Bufton

Katrina is a very talented crafter so I'm delighted to 
welcome her as a guest for this challenge.
Here's a little bit about her and her gorgeous creation:

I live in Somerset with my lovely hubby Will and my loony cat Millie. I run a monthly cardmaking club in Burnham-on-Sea which has been going for over 10 years, and I am lucky enough to be on some amazing Design Teams.

It had to be Fur for me - before I even made my first card in 2006 I designed a cat logo to go on the back. They are definitely my favourite furry creatures - soft, warm, cuddly and they make a fabulous noise when they're happy :o) Also I like to include really cheesy phrases on my cards so it was the perfect opportunity to use a 'purrfect day' sentiment.

And next up are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

Although I've included both on my card, I'm definitely a fur kinda gal!  I don't really like things that flutter (although that also includes butterflies and bugs as well as feathered friends).  Furry critters are usually much cuter. I am slave to two furry felines and I love bunnies which I've featured on my card.

This choice is impossible for me as I love love love both
I have a rabbit and a guinea pig and I also have Ducks and chickens...
But....... for colouring purposes I LOVE fur and especially Henry and House mouse stamps

I had a parrot for many years that was dear to my heart.  He talked and imitated cats and dogs which made everyone laugh, but you can't cuddle a bird like you can a furry creature.  Dogs are my most favorite furry creature.


A difficult decission. I do love our feathered friends but cuddly furry creatures always melt my heart.

I love both animals with fur and feathers, but on my cards I have more animals with fur. I love the soft look most animals with fur have, I just want to cuddle them.

It's definitely fur for me.  I like cuddly and cute and I don't really see birds that way at all.

It's definitely fur for me. I much prefer the fur of a dog, cat, horse or in this case a fox!!
Somehow it's hard to feel warm and cuddly about a bird !!

Fur.  There, said it.  Fur.  Love it.  Strokeable, snugglable, sniffable, sooooo warm and cuddly.  Yes, I love fur more than feathers.  Especially on a cat.

Fur for me. I love cats. I love to play and cuddle with them. They are so cute.

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

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


  1. Thank you for choosing my pencil holder in your Top 3 and congrats to the other ladies--fabulous DT inspiration
    Carol x

  2. Lovely inspiration from the design team! Thanks for the fun challenge.