Thursday 6 January 2022

Favourite way to decorate a gift, and why

Happy New Year and welcome back 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 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, 
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

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite way to decorate a gift (& why).
eg box, bag, wrapping, tag etc.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

I'm sharing a personalised Christmas Gift Tag that I made for my crafty friend.  I love any excuse to make one of these super-sized tags, but especially if it's personalised, so it means a little bit extra love has gone into making it.  

I like to make and decorate little boxes for small goodies I give to friends.  They are quick, easy and so fun to make for jewelry I create.


Gift bags for me, especially Christmas gift bags..ribbons, bells, snowflakes, splatters,

I like to decorate wine bottles with a tag. These are simple to make and can be adapted to any occasion.

I love making boxes for presents that I am giving. I love it when they have the perfect shape for the item inside. I have made these boxes for chocolate penguins with smarties inside for my nephews. I love adding a name on a present to make it a personal gift. 

When I give a really small present, e.g. jewellery such as earrings to my daughters, I like to put them in a pretty gift bag to disguise them. This one is only just over 4.5" x 6", the photo is deceptive and makes it look larger.

I am most definitely a "jazz it up in a posh box" kind of girl and this one is definitely jazzy. This gift box really makes the simplest of gifts really special and it is so easy to make using any sized square of paper...details here

I love making boxes, but I am so disorganised that I never leave myself enough time.  My safety net for a pretty gift wrapping is a gift bag, ideal for smaller items like jewellery.

I love to create boxes. Very often I give a set of cards as a gift and I always make a custom made box for it. It makes the gift more special.

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. Un grand merci pour le choix de ma carte dans le Top 3.
    C'est avec fierté que j'affiche le badge sur mon blog.
    J'adresse mes félicitations aux autres gagnantes.
    Bonne & heureuse Année 2022 à toutes.
    A big thank you for choosing my card in the Top 3.
    It is with pride that I display the badge on my blog.
    I extend my congratulations to the other winners.
    Happy New Year 2022 everyone.

  2. WOW! Gorgeous samples and Congrats to the Top Picks! Thank you so much for the win! ;)

  3. Thank you so much for liking my card! It was a pleasure to play along and all entries were so wonderful!! Nancy J

  4. Thank you for picking my card as a Top 3, that's very kind of you! Congrats to the winner and other Top picks as well - fabulous makes! Thanks also, as always, to the wonderful DT for the inspiration!