Thursday 3 June 2021

CAS or Fully Fancy (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 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:

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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 Fully Fussy or Clean & Simple (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

Whilst I appreciate the simplicity of a CAS card, (especially when I've spent ages colouring an image and don't want it to be overwhelmed by too much faff) I also love adding all the fancy embelishments in my stash. I especially love pearls and flowers, and at the moment I seem to have a bit of a theme going on with fancy folds and pop-up card bases just to add another layer of 'fancy' to it!

I love both types of cards and let the reason for the card and the image dictate the style.  I do feel that CAS is more my style because I really love pulling one of my pre-made background papers adding a sentiment and perhaps a small embellishment and call it finished.  It's also so much easier to put in the post. 

I do prefer to make CAS cards. My fussy and fancy cards just don't seem to work too well, they just become cluttered and look over done. I do like to admire those who successfully adorn their cards and still keep them attractive.

I love making cas cards. I am not really good with many layers and embellishments, so the CAS style is perfect for me. I love the challenge of making a card with not so many layers and other stuff. 

I do love making cas cards but I also love die cut flowers so many of my cards end up just a little bit on the fussy side...but not too much!

For me it depends on who the card is for and the occasion, but I think overall my style is in between the two.  Just lately I've been trying to make more CAS cards, especially Christmas ones for posting, so I thought I'd have a go at a CAS birthday card.

I am one of those crafters who is neither one thing or the other!! I love patterned paper too much to favour CAS but don't like too many frills or fancies either so for the purpose of this challenge have gone with "a little bit fussy"!!

Sorry, did someone say FAF?  Hahahahahaaaaaaaaa

I love both but CAS cards are by far my most favorite. It's always a challenge for me making them as CAS as possible and sometimes giving me a headache đŸ˜‰ but I love the challenge.

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!

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  1. Yay! Thank you so much for choosing my card as the challenge winner! Many congratulations to the other winners!

  2. Thanks for choosing my snail village card as one of your top picks - I'm honored!

  3. Thank you so much for a top pick... I was in such great company!!!

  4. Amazing, thanks a lot for choosing my card as one of your top picks ♥ ♥