Thursday, 2 July 2020

Do you prefer jungle or farm themes? (and why?)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge
Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm inner glow of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a change to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.


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



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



It was very hard to choose this week there were some fabulous entries, After much deliberation our Top 3 are




Jinny





Vannessa




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








So, onto our next challenge






The winner of this challenge will be 
invited to join us as a Guest Designer for August







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

We have the wonderful Jules joining us as a Guest Designer this month, 
so please pop over and leave her a comment.
Here's a little bit about her:


I am a very happily married, craft obsessed workaholic, who could craft 24 hrs a day given the chance!  Such a shame we have to waste time sleeping isn’t it?

Everything I make has a heart on it somewhere ... 
... big and bold or small and almost hidden ...
... the fun is trying to find them.

I chose the Jungle option as I just love the thought of so many different animals living wild and free in their natural environment.



So, did you spot the heart?!!!

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

I love animals and a safari is high on my bucket list so I had to choose jungle for this challenge







This was a tough choice for me as I've got a soft spot for lambs and horses, as well as chickens which we used to have as pets, but I have also had a life long love of the big cats, my favourite being the Tiger, so that's what I've opted for on today's card.  




Brenda
I wish I could live on a farm, so it's farm animals for me.  I particularly like chickens (even tho not really an animal) because they can have such gorgeous colours in their tails and I have to admire the confidence they exude.






Elaine


I have stretched the theme for this challenge a little. I have chosen jungle in a cartoon way. I bought a range of Disney Winnie the Pooh stamps about 15 years ago. Tigger is one of my favourite characters because his personality is so much fun.






I like working with all kinds of animals on my cards, but I think I have more jungle animals than farm animals. Many sets are bought because my nephew was really into jungle animals. The look on his face when I made something with one of those was just amazing. I love working with jungle animals, because I don't get to see them very often in real. I live in an area where there are lots of farm animals, so I see those often, so I think it is fun to use jungle animals on my cards because of that.





I wasn't sure what to do for this challenge so after a rummage through my stamps I found this adorable image, then realised I have many more farm animals in my collection than jungle animals! So farm animals it is...



I think I have to go for jungle animals, purely because I have far more stamps/images than those from a farm. After all, who can resist a cute elephant?



As an ex-Farmer it couldn't be anything but farm animals all the way for me!! 



I think it has something to do with the TV shows I saw as a child, Daktari, Tarzan, etc, and even though I grew up surrounded by farm animals I have always been fascinated by jungle animals.  I think I had a brain fizz for this one because I have created an Urban Jungle......






For me, farm it is without a doubt. I love cows because they are such gentle animals.
And I love chickens too, I don't know exactly why.  



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, 18 June 2020

Digi or Rubber (and why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge
Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm inner glow of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a change to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.


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


#2 Jules



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








#25 Esther




#33 Sonja




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








So, onto our next challenge






The sponsor of this challenge is

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Preference: Digi or Stamped  (& 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 use and love both, I've been stamping for over 20 years and have a huge stash. I like that with digital you can get them pre-coloured and if I don't have the time or motivation for colouring they're great for a quick card






I like the flexibility of being able to use both. 
While I appreciate the versatility of digis, 
there is something special about inking up a rubber stamp.



Brenda
I love both digis and stamps so it's a toss up for me.  I do like being able to 
resize the digital images to fit my projects and storage is much simpler.





Elaine

I like both digis and stamps, but my first love is stamps.
This is how I got into card-making many years ago. 




I love both digital and rubber/clear stamps. Both have their own positives and negatives. I love that you can change the size of digital stamps. Rubber/ clear stamps take up a lot of space but I love that you can emboss stamps. I especially love it when I want to watercolour an image, like I did today.
I love both digital and rubber stamps for different reasons. My collection started with rubber stamps and I love being able to do something without turning on the computer!





I do love both for different reasons, but because I have been playing with my Zig Clean Colour Brush pens, which are water based and because I wanted to heat emboss my image, I have chosen stamped.


I can't decide!! I have vast amounts of both but am still a sucker for a happy mail delivery so have gone with a stamped image this time and heat embossed the sparkly sentiment, which you can't do with a digi. The wintry scene is also a stamp too.




For me, it's a simple choice - stamps every time!  I have tried digis but, for me, and I know it is such a personal thing, digis take away something of the creativity for me.  Maybe it's to do with spending so much time with a computer for work, but I love the whole stamping process, the rummaging, the choosing, the inking......




I also love both digi and stamps. I have a lot of stamps and they take up a lot of space. Digi stamps have the advantage that they can be printed in any size.





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, 4 June 2020

Scenes or not (& why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge
Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm inner glow of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a change to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.


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

#62 Elin




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

#3 Deanne



#38 Karen Brown




#54 Gloria Shirr





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








So, onto our next challenge






The winner of this challenge will be 
invited to join us as a Guest Designer for July







This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Create a Scene or Not (& 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 don't often create scenes with stamps but I love to use small dies on my cards such as clouds, sun or trees. They give the effect of a scene with minimum effort and I think they look cute!





I actually thought that I preferred larger, simple images rather than having to plan out a scene using multiple stamps from a set, but I've actually then added an inky background, trees and a star in the sky, so perhaps I like creating scenes after all! 


Though I do enjoy making scenes for certain images, I really love colouring and would much rather spend my time doing that.






Elaine

I don't normally create a scene. So when I bought this hedgehog die a while ago, it went into my stash. I finally got inspiration from the other dies I have and made this small scene. I must admit I did have fun creating this.





I don't make scene cards very often, but when I do make one, I really like doing it. It is a lot of work, but when your scene card is finished the result is very satisfying. I love colouring, so it was real fun to create this card.





Lorraine 
I really enjoy making scenes on my cards although I don't always find it easy - I'm no good at colouring sky! Sometimes you come across a stamp that is crying out to be out in it's own little scene and I love using lots of different dies to create that background.




I don't make scene cards very often as I find them quite difficult, especially the sky part.  I need more practice!




I'm really lazy when it comes to creating scene cards - don't get me wrong, I will do them, but sometimes the faff required is more than I can face, so I do tend to make more subtle scenes, i.e. not much in them!






I don't often create 'scene' cards. But for this challenge I choose to make one. I find the Penny Black cow stamps (I love cows) very suitable for a 'scene' card.



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