Thursday 16 December 2021

Favourite Christmas Sentiment (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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and our Top 3 are

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So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Lee Holland

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

Our first Challenge of 2022 be the first Thursday in January, as the team are having a week's break over Christmas.  We wish you all a lovely Christmas and hope you join us again in 2022!

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

I often forget to add sentiments to many of my cards (festive or otherwise), but when it comes to Christmas a simple and traditional 'Merry Christmas' is my favourite option. I'm not a huge fan of the shortened 'Xmas' version, and 'Happy Holidays' is a little too modern for my taste.  

Noel wins for me.  I love the way it looks when it is written in calligraphy and it is short and sweet and just a little different.  

Sentiment that I love the most for Christmas is good old, Merry Christmas, I have several really good dies for this..


I love these Tim Holtz festive dies. They are elegant and a good size for cardmaking. 

I don't have a favourite Christmas sentiment. most of the times I pick a sentiment that has the perfect size or font for my card. But I think I use merry Christmas most of the times, so I decided to use that sentiment on my card today. 

I am a bit of traditionalist and like to use Merry Christmas. This one on my card is lovely for embossing and comes out perfect every time.

I mostly switch between Happy Christmas and Merry Christmas which I have in stamp and digi form in a variety of sizes and fonts to suit the style and size of the card.

So long as it mentions Christmas then it's good with me!

I have a lot of Christmas text stamps. And I mean a lot!!! But I like to use this one because it is quite large and almost fills an entire card. Together with beautiful paper the card doesn't need many extras. (embellishments)

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.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the AYLI girls.

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  1. :) ooh, thank you for Top 3 - I really enjoyed making that particular card!

  2. Félicitations à la DT pour ses superbes créations.
    C’est toujours un plaisir de tenter sa chance dans ce beau challenge.
    Bonnes Fêtes de Fin d'Année à toutes.
    Congratulations to DT for their superb creations.
    It's always a pleasure to try your luck in this great challenge.
    Happy New Year's Eve to all.

  3. thank you very much for putting my little creation in your top 3 big hugs to all the sweet team !!!

  4. Thanks so much for choosing my card as the Fav Embellishments challenge winner, I'm thrilled! Congrats to the other picks, too and Happy Holidays to all! – Paperesse