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 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:

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.

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 :-)

 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.

**coming soon**

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.
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  1. How nice that I am in the Top 3. Congratulations ladies.
    What a wonderful creations the DT has made.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  2. Oh wow -- I'm so excited to be your winner this time! I've certainly enjoyed playing along in your unique and fun challenges, and I'm honored to be a winner this week!

  3. Thanks a lot for picking my project as one of your top creations. Congrats to all the other winners, too.

    Hugs, Veronika

  4. Lovely surprise to see my card in your top 3 :) Thank you and congrats to all x