Thursday 12 January 2023

Favourite Reason to Send a Card (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:

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 our first challenge this year will be invited 
to be a guest designer for February.

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Reason to Craft (eg birthday, Xmas, baby, friendship) (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

Although I love crafting for Christmas, I'm a bit Christmass'ed out at the moment,
but my next favourite occasion is a 'just because' card,
telling someone special that you're thinking of them.
I made this card for my bestie,as a little way to 
remind her how much she means to me.  

Just Because is my favorite reason to craft.  It leaves things wide open and there are so many crafty things I love to do.  I also think it is great fun to surprise my friends with little goodies now and then


Birthdays are my main card making adventure which I 
love to make, they would be my favourite..

I love crafting for any event, but my son's 40th birthday was a very special occasion. Birthday cards are always a favourite to make. 

Christmas and birthday cards are very fun to make, but I also love making cards for someone to let them know that I am thinking about them. It is nice to make a card to make someone feel good or special.

Birthdays and Christmas are my favourites.  I need to re-stock my card box and with having made so many Christmas cards just lately I decided to make a birthday card for a change.

As a child of the 70's (and the recipient of many "Petite" Post Office sets for Christmas) my thoughts at this time of year leans towards thank you's. I am reliably informed that this particular one has been received and was made using the stamp set that was gifted.

If I did a head count of what I made during the year, birthday cards would come out on top.  I really do enjoy making them personal to the recipient, either blatantly obvious or slightly more off kilter

My favorite reason to craft is Birthdays or Christmas. For this challenge I chose birthdays.
I always create a birthday card with the birthday girl or boy in my mind.
This card is for my big sister.

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. Wow, thank you!! Congrats to the other winners!!

  2. Thank you for the challenge. Amazing creativity from the DT

  3. I'm so excited to see that I'm the winner of the last challenge! I'll be emailing shortly. :-D

  4. Thank you for choosing my Mozarella Mice Christmas card as one of your last challenge picks! So glad you liked the card. Congrats to the winner and other picks, too, and special thanks to the DT for the awesome inspiration.

  5. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.
    Happy New Year