Thursday, 26 January 2023

Favourite (Mostly One) Colour (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 AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:




and our Top 3 are

Trijntje



Bridget Curnow





Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:








So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is







This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Colour (& why).
Your creation must feature mainly this colour.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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




My favourite colour is a tough choice between purple and pink.  However, I wanted to make a card for a friend using this patterned paper because it reminds me of a fabric she has on some roller blinds in her 'she-shed' and every time I see the blinds I am certain it's the same pattern!  It's one of my oldest paper pads and has lasted more than 10 years because it's remained one of my favourites and I can't bring myself to use it very often!!!  







I would have to say that recently, my favorite color to use alone is ecru/off white.  I love that the neutral color pairs so beautifully with other colors and has that shabby chic/grungy look that I have so much fun playing with.


For me, my favourite one colour or mono colours is WHITE
so easy to do and always elegant..






I am very fond of pink. I love those simple papers and cute image, ideal for welcoming a new arrival. 







 I do love pink, that is a colour I use very often. But I also love orange and especially Crackling Campfire Distress ink. I really love this colour, because it is really vibrant. I love all the shades you get from this colour, from a pretty yellow to a deep red. I also chose this colour because I wanted to colour with my Distress inks.







Blue used to be my favourite colour, but I have graduated to purple/lilacs.  It seems to suit me clothes wise and the shades from light to dark are always so pretty.






I revisited by blog for this one and found that a peachy pink features quite a lot so here is what I did with that colour and a touch of aqua too.



(so sorry I'm late!)  At this time of year my mind turns to Spring, and I find my makes are very yellow/orange based, such happy colours.




One of my favorite colours is light brown/sand. This paper from Gummiapan is so beautiful and comes in different patterns. It is a good match with this cute donkey.






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

Thursday, 12 January 2023

Favourite Reason to Send a Card (and why)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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 AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk 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

Thursday, 8 December 2022

Anything Goes for Christmas

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. 
but our last challenge of the year is 
Anything Goes for Christmas
It's a month long challenge this time only,
so our team have a break over Christmas.

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your Christmas crafting time.


Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:




Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk 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 sponsor of this challenge is




This fortnight's challenge theme is Anything Goes for Xmas.
(no fave this week, totally freestyle it!)

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



I've used a cute donkey digi from Amanda Jayne Designs and 




 I had great fun coloring up this cute image from our wonderful sponsor.

Anything goes and I went simple!!!





A little experiment with stencils and I quite like the effect. 



I have made 2 advents calendars for my little nephews together with my mother. They have received them and really loved them. It was a lot of work, but so much fun to make.




thought I'd make a card with a robin on.  
I do like to see them on Christmas cards and in the garden.



Each year I make something for each of my colleagues. This year I have cross stitched snowflakes and poinsettias to go in a three inch hoop. Most were red and green but I always make something pink for Eve as it's her favourite colour!




The one thing about the lead up to Christmas is lots of new crafty stuff available, and who doesn't love new stuff huh?




This one is very simple but I love the outcome. For the first time I used clear shimmer spray and I love it. It gives a lovely shine. (it's hard to see on this picture)





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