Thursday, 6 June 2019

Favourite Stamp Brand & Why

Hello crafters, it's Sarah here today with news about the new challenge, it's a great theme, but before that it's time to announce the winner and Top Three from our 
His or Hers Challenge.

Thank you to everyone who entered. As always, it is  a pleasure for the DT to look at your lovely entries.

Our winner is:

#14 Esther




Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:



and our Top 3 are



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








So, onto our next challenge, and it's a good one...





The winner of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer with us for July.



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

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


Anne
This is a hard one as there are so many amazing stamp brands around at the moment as well as old favourites (remember the wood mounted ones anyone?) I've been stamping for 25 years and have a huge stash but if I had to choose just one it would have to be Lili of the Valley. I adore their cute images, they are my go to stamps and I can always find one that suits my needs






One of my first stamping obsessions was Lili of the Valley and they're still one of my favourites (especially based on the boxes full of them I now own!).  Never did I imagine, all those years ago, as I gazed in awe at all the fabulous LOTV design team cards that I would also be on that team myself one day, which was a dream come true.
  


This is one of the hardest challenges ever!  Reverse Confetti is one of my favourite stamp companies.  I love the sentiments, the variety and the darling little critters they have, like this sweet little bear.




I have always love Penny Black stamps. They are all so cute, but my particular favourite is the hedgehog range. This is an old stamp but I still use it often.




Jayne
My favourite stamp brand has to be Lili of the Valley. It was my first love and the first DT I joined. The stamps are super versatile and I love them as much now as I did years ago :-)





Larissa
 My favourite brand is Di's digi stamps. My favourite animal is a mouse and Diane has so many cute mouse images, I just want to colour them all! I love the fine details in the images and I also like that the mice do funny things.



Lisa
**coming soon**


Lynne
I have 2 favourites, Stamping Bella and Lili of the Valley. I used a LOTV stamp for the last challenge so have opted for Stamping Bella this time.  They often have images more suitable for my friends and this is just perfect for one of them.


It's Lili of the valley for me. I was tempted by Bev Rochester's amazing cards using this brand in my early rubber stamping days and have continued to build my collection ever since. It's the cuteness that has always appealed.



When I first started stamping, I fell in love with Margaret Sherry's cute animal designs that Penny Black Inc turned into stamps, and I built up a rather large collection, so based purely on numbers, I have to say Penny Black are my favourite, especially as I still have them all!


Altenew stamps are my favourite stamp brand. I love the (two/three step) stamps of butterflies and flowers, they are gorgeous. 




So now it's over to you. Sort out those boxes, folders and drawers of stamps and  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.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Favourite His or Hers (and why)

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

37. Shuly

Just look at the tiny details on this cute little gnome!

Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:



and our Top 3 in no particular order are

Ma-Mi
More amazing details!


24. Paula - Jumbo Tag

Love these colors!


Karin

What an amazing steampunk creation!



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






And also we have the winner of our 6th Anniversary Blog Hop.
Thank you to everyone who left some lovely comments with our team.
The winner of the Blog Hop mystery prize is:
Krafty Jean
Please email me at
AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk
with your postal address and I'll send your prize.





So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Polkadoodles Ltd







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

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

It would always have to be 'hers' for me if I had to choose, I love everything pretty and find girlie cards so much easier to make. But, I thought I'd challenge myself to do a 'his' card for this challenge using the Polkadoodles Horace and Boo printable digi kits




I find masculine cards a real challenge. I love cute images and usually gravitate to the girlie pastel colours, flowers, pearls, pretty papers and satin ribbons which probably doesn't help either!  Therefore I've opted for a very girlie card with lots of frilly embellishments.





I definitely love making girly cards!  I love pink, ribbons, sequins, pearls...all those lovely girly touches.



Elaine

I have chosen a female card. Like most crafters I do find girly cards easier to make. There are so many beautiful images, papers and dies to choose from.



Jayne
I love making cards for girls - there's soooo much more you can heap on them - pearls, flowers, ribbon, sequins :-) Yikes, all manner of lovely stuff can go on a girl card. Boy cards are, for me, a trauma. I stay well clear of them if I can!!!


Larissa

I love making card for girls. I like pink, cute and everything sweet, so most of the times I think it is easier for me to make a feminine card. This card is for a special lady: my mother.



Lisa
I like making both, but as I don't tend to add too much 'fuss', my style is probably more suited to male cards.




My favourite is definitely girly.  It's a lot easier to add lovely embellishments and although there aren't many on this card, I have lots to get through!


It's "Hers" for me...I have so much girly stash to use!!
Outside...



Inside



95% of my makes are for the girls, and although I find the boys a bit of a challenge
I really do enjoy making them, the cards seem to be like the boys, a lot simpler!




Wilma
Of course I like to make female cards, but that's not a challenge for me anymore. So for this challenge I made a male card. Male cards are always a challenge for me.
Clean and simple and they don't need a lot of embellishments. 




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.



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Anniversary Blog Hop and Favourite non-card project

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

Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:



and our Top 3 are



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








ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP

Before we move onto our next challenge

this challenge marks our
6 year anniversary 
and to celebrate we've decided to have a blog hop, 
where one lucky 'hopper' will win an extra surprise.

So in addition to playing along this week, 
we would like you to pop and visit all our Design Team, 
leave a little comment on their blogs,
then leave a comment back on this blog, 
and you will be eligible for a prize.





In addition to the blog hop, we have our usual challenge sponsor.
This week, the prize is an A5 stamp set from





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Non-card project.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

Don't forget to visit and comment at each of our teamies
and leave a comment back here 
to qualify for the separate blog hop prize.

Anne

I've been having a go at some mixed media and journaling, I love it for change. Last month I did an AALL & Create workshop where we made a tag book. I still haven't assembled it as I didn't get all my tags finished but we learnt lots of different techniques with stencils and backgrounds and these are a few of my tags





I love wrapping presents and attaching a homemade tag to my gift.  I also love these oversized tag dies - they're great to still include a full stamped image and some embellishments so it's a fussy and fancy creation too!






One of my other favourite hobbies is jewellery making.  It's a bit like card making in that much of the fun is in the hunt and collecting goodies for future use.  This necklace has an example of some of the lovely bead treasures you can happen upon.  These are called Kazuri beads, they have such a wonderful story.  





I like to try all things crafty. I made these mementos from our holiday in Italy. It is lovely to have them as a reminder of the fabulous trip to these historic ruins.





Larissa


Last year I bought a Memory dex and since them I started making cards for them. I love creating these cards, because they are a little bit smaller than my cards. I love the challenge to create something on a little card with most of the times a special shape. I love the look of my memory dex in my craft room with all those cute cards on it. :) 





This is Sally and Sam.  I made Sally over 20 years ago and recently found Sam half made in a bag with all the materials etc so I've finished him off so that Sally doesn't have to sit in the craft room on her own any more.


I enjoy a bit of needlework when I am not paper-crafting. I find it very relaxing and it's lovely to play with different stitches.



Unfortunately the first ever granny square crochet blanket isn't finished yet (so near yet so far) so here is something else!  I love making little gift wrappings, either boxes or bags, that can contain a few luxury chocs.  Here is a little bag I made.
("Uff Da" is an expression of surprise)





Apart from making cards, boxes and little bags I love to make wreaths. It's just as relaxing as working with papers and stamps. This one is made from bicycle inner tubes. I am happy with the result. 




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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter