Thursday, 7 November 2019

Favourite Cute or Traditional for Xmas & Why

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 #19 MKCreate



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#14 Olga


#33 TracyM



#34 Esther


#37 Cards by Beckie




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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 Cute or Traditional Christmas (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


Anne
**coming soon**



I prefer cute for any time of the year!  Christmas is a time for snuggling up with friends and family so this image of heffalump with his little pingu pal is right up my street!




Cute is my thing!  I love all the cute little animals/penguins/snow people that allow me to say Merry Christmas in such a fun way.



I don't have a favourite. I love making all Christmas cards. I like to make my special cards to suit the recipients. I am showing a very traditional Christmas card using traditional colours and poinsettias.



I really love making cute cards for almost every occasion, so most of the times my Christmas cards are cute. I can't help it but I really love all those sweet and adorable images with cute animals or snowman and want to send those away. 





Christmas cards are my favourite makes and, for this challenge, I have chosen traditional as I have far too many cute cards and am in desperate need of a few more traditional type to send to older relatives/friends who wouldn't really appreciate cute.



I love cute...can't help it!! Bunnies, dogs, cats...anything fluffy really!!



I am a sucker for cute!  Loving all the sweet images out there, especially winter animals, penguins, Santas, snowmen, love them all.




Wilma
I like to make both cute or traditional Christmas cards, but when you ask me what is your favourite I choose traditional cards. Not to much fuss with embellishments, traditional images, wintry colours, red and green.





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.
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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Favourite Papers and why

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Our winner is:

Marjetina


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

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



Karen from Karen's Crafting Obsessions.
My very favourite favourite is to make my own!  
I created mine with a stencil and Distress ink pads 
and then added white pigment ink over the top.



I've not used them for a while but I love this beautiful Maja Design Vintage Romance pad. There are so many gorgeous papers in this set, mainly in my favourite dusky pink and blue colour schemes. My only complaint is that they're double sided, and I often feel frustrated in having to stick one side down and hide it. There are definitely some I cannot bear to use because they're so pretty!




There are so many wonderful papers out there, but the ones that seem to draw me in over and over again are by Doodlebug Design, Inc.  I love them because they are bright and fun and work well across their collections.  This card uses October 31 and Ghouls and Goodies.



I love LOTV papers. The ones I used were from the Nit Wit collection. I love the colours and the quality.



I love all design papers with pretty simple designs, like stripes, dots and gingham. I really love paper pads that have these designs. Right now I really love a couple of paper packs from Sunny studio, because they have a design in all the colours of the rainbow, so perfect for all kinds of project. I decided to go for a pink striped patterned paper today, because I love pink and the design is not to busy, just perfect for my card.






I do have lots of papers and one of my favourite makes is First Edition.  They are such good quality and are not all double sided, so you don't waste many sheets. This card is made with the Paper Flowers pad.





Sarah

I love paper!! My current favourite brand is MFT, I have quite a collection now. What I like so much is that they mix and match brilliantly, as you can see here...



OK, so, I love a lot of design papers, but a current real favourite is the Knit Picky range from Lawn Fawn.  I could blame my current crochet bug, but I got through the entire pad of Christmas themed papers last year and have just moved heaven and earth to get hold of another one, and I am now on my third of the Fall Knit Picky pads!




I have several favourite DP like Gummiapan, Basic Grey and MFT. 
But my all time favourite DP is Doodlebug. The bright colours attracts me over and over again. I also love the designs. 


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.
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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Favourite Stitching Style (and why)

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
It seems you overwhelmingly chose CAS as your favourite style!

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The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn




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

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




This week we are delighted to be joined by our guest designer
Here's a little about Karen:
I've always created stuff, I love creating with my hands and I love learning new skills so that I can incorporate them into my creations too.
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And here's Karen's beautiful stitched floral wreath:

Karen
I love the extra texture and little bit of depth that adding stitching to my projects gives
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Anne
My favourite is real stitching done on the machine and I love to use different stitches, I think it adds real interest to cards. Make sure you keep a separate needle just for card though as it soon blunts them



Although I love real stitching on cards, it's so much simpler and neater to use stitched dies to apply a bit of texture and interest. I've opted for a curved and straight stitched die edging for my image panel although looking through my dies, a large proportion of them are stitched to some degree!




When I have the time, it is very relaxing to me to take my time hand stitching on my cards.  I must say these days, faux stitching is my favourite though, it is fast and easy and there are so many wonderful dies available.






Elaine

I love stitching of any description. Faux stitching is the easiest way to add to a project, in particular dies. These circle dies are one of my favourites. Stitching always adds a little more interest.



I love all kinds of stitching on my cards. I have lots of dies that add stitching. Whenever I have a lot of time to make a card, I love doing real stitching with a needle and thread, love the look of that. I also love faux stitching with a pen. And since I have done that so very often in all the years that I have been making cards, I decided to use that on my card today. I love the look of stitching and I think it adds something extra to your card.




Lisa
**coming soon**

I do like to add real hand stitching on my shabby style of card, but the majority  contain faux stitching from dies.  It's a quick and easy way of giving a good finish to an edge.


I love the effect that stitched dies give without the effort of threading needles!!



Normally when this theme comes around, I always opt for faux stitching, the stitched effect dies are brilliant for adding that extra touch to a card.  However, this year I have been learning a new skill and, ta-dah, you are getting REAL stitching from me!  Yup, I have been bitten by the crochet bug - these are mug coasters (although secretly I think they are too pretty to get tea stains on them)




Faux stitching is my favourite. It's easier and real stitching is much more time consuming.
And I have lot of stitched dies.

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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