Thursday 17 December 2020

Favourite person to create for (family or friend) 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:

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

The sponsor of this challenge is

Fantastic Ribbons

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite person to create for: Family or Friends  (& 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 make cards for everyone! My family and crafty friends do know the love and effort that goes into them so they always get extra special ones. 
For other friends at Christmas I like to batch make, it's much more personal than buying them but doesn't take up too much time. I made these fun cards with one of my favourite  quirky stamp sets from Mama Makes

I love making special cards for people who I think will understand how much effort (for 'effort' read: 'blood, sweat and tears') have gone into making their creation.  Today's card has been sent to a friend who I met at Uni, more than 25 years ago, when she was living in the UK. She's now back in her native Tokyo, but has previously sent me very intricate traditional Japanese cards, so I like to make more of an effort with a fancy fold or shape.  I've made a twist 'n' pop card which is actually easier than it looks and I was really pleased with the outcome.

I make cards and paper crafts for my family, but actually prefer making for my friends.  Most of them are makers of some sort and have a greater appreciation for the craft.

I just love making cards for everyone, but I have chosen Family this time. I always try to experiment a little, especially with hubby's cards. He is my critic who will tell me if my creation works or not! This is his Christmas card this year and has been a hit, so I am very pleased.

I love making card for friends and family. It is always a bonus when I notice that they really appreciate it that I made them a handmade card and/or present, but I understand that this hobby and receiving handmade cards is not for everyone. Recently I have made (together with my mother) an advent calendar for 2 aunts to cheer them up during these though times. It includes lots of handmade things and for 1 aunt I also added a little present for her granddaughter (almost 2). So this box is made for family, because they love receiving these things. In the boxes I have put boxes with raisins, she loves them. :)

I love making cards for friends and family, but I always run out of time! For this challenge I've chosen family - I would be in major trouble if I sent them a shop bought card. This one is for my in-laws.

I love making cards for family members. I always try and add more embellishments on them and adapt them to their interests.  My daughter has a new interest in making cakes, hence the image on this one.

I am fortunate to work with a fabulous bunch of ladies so I make it my mission to make something different for them each Christmas. This year I have made them 
Festive Face Coverings as modelled by my glamorous assistant!!

I love making Christmas cards for family and friends, but it is always the friends who seem to appreciate them more.  I made this one for a friend whose family are "a challenge"!

I like to make cards for both family and friends. This challenge I made a card for a good friend who is a card maker too. For a card maker I put more effort into a card.
I love it when I get feedback from the recepient and know that they really appreciate a selfmade card and that they 'save' it.

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.

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  1. Thanks so much for choosing my card in the Top 3 for the last challenge - what a lovely surprise!
    Helen x

  2. Thank you for the hard work from all involved to bring us these challenges.

    Wishing all the team a Merry Christmas if you celebrate, Happy Holidays if you don't and a Happy New Year to one and all.

    Love, Best Wishes and Socially Distanced (((Hugs)))


  3. OMG! So many awesome creations by the DTs! Seriously! WOW! Thank you so much for a top pick and the win! SOOOO EXCITED! Thank you for all your hard work and these awesome challenges! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Congratulations Meghan on your win .. .. your card is great.

    Thank you for adding my card in your top 3 picks ladies.

    Have the best Christmas you possibly can under the circumstances everyone!

    Love Jules xx