Thursday, 17 January 2019

Favourite Pearls or Buttons

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge.
We had a lot of entries but there can only be one winner: 
Our worthy winner this week is:

Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
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and our Top 3 5 ('cos I can't be trusted to pick just 3) are



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So, onto our next challenge





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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Pearls or Buttons (& 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
I like adding both pearls and buttons as embellishments but I've recently been converted to drops so I cheated a bit this week. I love Tonic Nuvo as they come in a great range of colours and you can make any size that you need; I used bubblegum pink and simply white crystal drops for the centres of the flowers on my card




I have a bit of an aversion to using buttons on cards so it's always going to be pearls for me!  I love the shiny little flat backed pearls and have them in lots of colours so they can coordinate with my colour schemes. They usually make an appearance on my cards!








Brenda

Both pearls and buttons are great embellishments but I prefer pearls because the are so versatile and make for a bit less bumpy card to post.



Elaine


It has to be pearls. I love the look of elegance that pearls give to a creation.





Jayne

Well, I once went mad and bought absolutely loads of buttons and I still have quite a large stash. So, out of shame, I've used a button. (One down, hundreds more to go!)





Larissa
I love both pearls and buttons, but most of the times I use pearls. First reason is that I always forget my buttons...lol. Second reason is that I love the elegant look of a pearl, I love that they are available in tiny sizes and have a nice shine. 




Lisa
I like both pearls and buttons (although I use enamel dots more than anything)... I do love a big button in the centre of a flower though, so I picked buttons this week.


I hardly ever use buttons but, depending on the type of card, I do love to add pearls for a more elegant look and have many in different sizes and colours.


I tend to use pearls more often than buttons. They add a nice finishing touch and a bit of balance when put in each of the corners I think.



I quite like using both, but for a feminine, slightly more sophisticated look, I think pearls have it every time.





I also love both pearls and buttons. For me it depends on the type card what I use. For male cards I use buttons. 


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.




Thursday, 3 January 2019

Anything Goes

HAPPY NEW YEAR
I can't believe we're starting a brand new year of crafting
and thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
We had a lot of entries which was fantastic to see.

Our winner is:

Kuni
who shared a beautifully bright card
with a stunning background and cute image. 


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




Kuni (again!)


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








So, onto our next challenge





We have a FABULOUS sponsor for this challenge, and one of my favourite stores:

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For an added bonus, this fortnight's challenge theme is Anything Goes 
(a nice easy one to start the year with)

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







Lisa
Cheating slightly using a pre-coloured image - it is available as a digi though, you can find it HERE.



...and still the Christmas cards keep coming!!



I'm mid flurry of thank you cards, and had the urge for something floral!




OK, the last Christmas card 😃. 
I had to use this cute stamp (tnx Annette)



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.