Thursday 7 June 2018

Favourite Cardbase Shape or Fold & why

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

Linda S
This card made me smile because I started out with Penny Black and Twinkling H2Os which is what she's used on this card. It's adorable.
penny black dandelion mouse copyright linda

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and our Top 3 are

Shuly's adorable card was decorated on the inside too.

Sharon features this adorable mouse

Wendy's card featured an adorable Zebra!

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

So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is
This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Card Shape / Fold (& 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've loved this Go Kreate nesting die since I got it years ago. I don't use it much for cutting the images or panels, but instead for creating the actual cardbase shape. I love the flourished edges and it's a great size for my favourite 6x6 sized cards so I can still get a decent sized image (and some fussy bits) on it.


I saw this card fold a while back and what a great opportunity to give it a try.  It's called a twisted gate fold.  It gives such an interesting look and was actually very simple to make.


I love to try different folds and often choose the Easel card style. Then I discovered this Z- fold and love it. I think is particularly suits this image and shows it off very well.
I think trying new folds keeps cardmaking interesting for both the maker and the recipients.

Most of the times I made square or rectangle cards, but when I want to do something special, I love making circle cards. I love the look they have and because I use dies from Crealies I am able to make them in the same size as my square cards. I really like the look of a white scalloped card with a white circle on top of it.

After square cards my favourite "go to" shape is this Go Kreate one.  I just love the curves and it's not too fancy like some you can buy.

I waited so long to buy the Go Kreate Frilly dies set that other than square this has to be my favourite card shape!! As Annette says they still conform to the 6 x 6 size and make for an interesting shape and are perfect for layering.

So, as my go-to-shapes are square or rectangle, I thought I would go for a fold this time, and my favourite fold for a card is an easel.  It's so simple to do but has the right amount of impact, only problem is it's a b to take a photo of!

**coming soon**

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

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


  1. thank you for the top 3 and kind comment too!! big hugs!

  2. thank you so much for liking my card enough to select it as a winner!

  3. Such fabulous inspirations here!! Thanks for this challenge!
    I'm a new follower :)

  4. Wow, thank you SO much for the Top 3 honour! Congrats to the winner and the other Top 3. Beautiful creations, I'm humbled to up there with you. Hugs, Wends xoxo