Thursday 22 April 2021

Favourite Season (Spring or Summer) & Why?

Hello lovely crafters, 
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Right, onto the main event of the day!

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 a few options for you to choose from. 
You just need to select and use your favourite option in order to join in. 

For a chance to win our prize or top-3 spot, 
you need to tell us why you've made your choice.
That way our team and readers can appreciate why 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, 
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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

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

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

As a lady of a certain age I'd have to go for Spring. I have my own personal Summer going on with hot flushes so don't need any extra heat thank you!!

Summer is my favourite; the long light days, the warmth of the sun and the garden looking its best (well, the best it is ever going to look!).  I've made a summery themed oversized gift tag for today's creation, featuring some cute LOTV bunnies sitting on a toadstool, and added lots of flowers, both on the papers and the embellishments.  

Definitely spring for me.  I love the rebirth that comes with spring.  Even in the land of "endless summer" where I live, you can tell when spring is here.  I love all the wonderful vibrant colors of  the newly blooming plants, flowers and trees.

I love both spring and summer. To choose one I think spring. It's the anticipation of some lovely warm weather to come. The bees are starting to appear to pollinate all the flowers, I love the hum of these busy workers and even more their honey.

I love all seasons, because they all have something special, but for this challenge I decided to go for summer, because I am really looking forward to it this year. I hope we have nice warm weather and sunshine. 

Oooh, spring or summer - I love both but I've finally decided on summer. I love the sunshine (hopefully), the long light evenings and the school holidays!

It's Spring for me.  I love it when the gardens start budding again, bulbs are coming through and all the little birds are busy building their nests.  The older I get the less I like the heat of summer!

To be picky it's early Summer for me just when the garden is looking fresh and colourful and the lawn is still green and although the mornings and nights are lighter it is still comfortable enough to sleep without overheating!!

Absolutely Spring for me, happy birds, flowers bobbing in a light breeze, sunshine but not too hot, bumble bees bumbling (thankfully no wasps), baby animals popping out all over the place.  Perfect.

Spring is my favorite of these 2 seasons. I can enjoy the birds singing in the early morning or late afternoon. And of course also the colorful fields with tulips and hyacinths and the wonderful scent of these flowers.

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 for a Top Spot! Congrats to the Winner and other Favorites.

  2. Thanks for another great challenge with the wonderful DT projects x

  3. I am so happy to be the lucky winner! Congrats to the topp 3! I will proudly display the badge in my blog:)

  4. Congratulations to the winner. Thank you for choosing mine as one of your Top picks. Congrats to the other Top Picks. [Bunny]

  5. Lovely design team samples. I love Spring and Summer equally so I might represent both, lol! Thanks for the challenge and chance to win a prize from Lily of the Valley Stamps.