Thursday 1 September 2022

Favourite Cardbase Shape 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 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:

Becca Yahrling

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 winner of this challenge will receive 
2 Digi Images and 2 Digi Paper Packs from our brand new sponsor:

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Shape Cardbase (& why).
(eg slimline, square, rectangle, shaped, round etc etc)
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

We have some AMAZING samples from our sponsor's design team too,

First of all we have Amanda herself 
Amanda loves to use square cards because they give you plenty of room to add as much or as little as you like without ever looking too crowded

and also the super talented 

Janine's favourite card shape is a square, because she finds it the most versatile as it enables you to use lots of different shaped mats and toppers, plus there's usually enough room to layer things up.

What gorgeous cards from Amanda's Design Team

And next are the beautiful creations made by 
our own Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

I have been making a few slimline cards recently but my go-to shape is always a 6" square, mainly becuase it's the shape I have used for many years and I have a huge stash of blanks!  However, for a bit of variation, I've cut my square using a fancy border die so that it has a more interesting edge to it.

Iʻm an A2 girl most of the time.  I like that it is good for standard posting most of the time and I can always add my second favorite shape, a circle, if I want to.

Used to be 6x6 square, but then I discovered how much space there is on a 6x8 rectangle, and make so many of them as the postage is still okay with them too..

I have been enjoying making slimline cards. Some images just look so much better on this design.

Most of cards are square or rectangle (also slimline) cards, but my absolute favourite shape for a card is a circle card. I love the cute shape and it looks really special. They are fun to make.

Using Daisy Sitting Among Flowers
I normally use ready made card blanks and they are square or rectangle, but when I want something a bit different I go for this Go Kreate shape. I do like it and it looks a bit more special.

Because I love order in my life, symmetry features largely too so for that reason I am, most definitely, a 6 x 6 square card kind of girl. It's easy to get a perfectly symmetrical layout and works as a tent card too. I have done something a little different here.

Square on the outside.... 

...and an explosion inside!

I think the mini slimline cards are a nice size. For me, that size is perfect for smaller stamps. And it doesn't take a lot of embellishments either.

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!

Click here to enter


  1. I am so excited to be the winner from last month - thank you so very much!! And congrats to Chris, Lorraine & Cornelia on their top picks - well deserved! (I will send my email)

  2. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your top 3 also congratulations to the winner and other top 3
    lorraine x