Thursday, 11 April 2019

Favourite Animal

Hello peeps, Squirrel in the chair today!
Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 


Our winner is:
Here's One I Made Earlier - Chris
Just love the vibrant colours used in this happy card

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 (in no particular order) are

Linda Simpson Designs
Skin tones handled so beautifully


CraftyDee Donna
Gorgeous use of tone and shade

Kristina's Art Corner

The perfect example of no-line colouring!
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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Crafts U Love






This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Animal (& 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

I'm a huge animal lover so it's impossible to choose a favourite.
Sweet woodland furries are high on my list and this sweet image from LOTV features 3 of the cutest!




My favourite animals are cats, in particular tigers. I've loved them since I was very young and recall researching them for a project at primary school.  They're so beautiful and graceful. The Siberian tiger is my favourite but there only a few hundred left so they're very endangered.



I would have to say that dogs are my favorite, but there are many close seconds.  I just love the way a pup loves you and and makes you feel so loved.  They are sooooo cute too!




Elaine


I love hedgehogs, they are so cute. There are so many images suitable for all occasions. 



Jayne
**coming soon**

Larissa

I really love mice (on stamps and cards :) ). My mother used to call me mouse when I was little and that was the starting point for my mouse collection. For years I have been collecting plushies, books, cards and all other mouse stuff I could find. Nowadays I don't collect the mouse stuff any longer, but I still love using mouse images on my cards. I just think they are cute with their big ears and sweet faces.




Lisa
**coming soon**

Dogs are my favourite.  They are so loving, great characters and always want to be by your side whatever you're doing.



Sarah


A tough decision for me to make here but I have gone with dogs.
I love their companionship, loyalty and the way our two make us laugh every day with their antics.





Surrrrrrrrrrrrpriiise!  Go on, you'll never guess what my favourite animal is (after cats of course).  Yes, it's a llama.




Cats are my favorite animals. I love to play and cuddle with them. They are so cute and make me smile.




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.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Favourite Colouring Medium and WHY

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

#30 Marlies







Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
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and our Top 3 are

#28 Meghan





#66 Irene





#68 Helen Liu






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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite colouring medium (markers, pencils, paint) (& 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
Using Teddy Colouring
I've always coloured, since I was a child in fact and I enjoy using and practising with lots of different mediums. I think my favourite has to be alcohol markers; I have Copics and Promarkers and love the effect when you blend the colours together





It's fairly safe to say that mine is watercolouring with my DI reinkers. I like not only the softness of how they look, but also the process of the watercolouring with the paintbrush. I take my time over it and some of them can take me quite a while, but it's something I do for pleasure, not a race.



My favorite coloring medium is Copic markers.  I love the variety of colors and the wonderful way they blend.




Elaine

My favourite medium is Promarker alcohol pens. I love how easy they are to blend and the range of colours.




Jayne
My favourite colouring medium has always been copics - they always blend beautifully and there is a huge colour range.




Larissa
My favourite colouring medium is my coloured pencils. I started using them when I started making cards more than 10 years ago. I love how much it relaxes me, when I use them to colour an image. I love that you can get a soft look, but bright colours are also no problem.




Lisa
Poorly this week so we're sending her our best wishes


I always use Copic markers. They are the pens I started with and although I have tried pencils I find Copics much easier and always go back to them.



It's Promarkers for me. I have tried a range of alternatives over the years but still reach for my Promarkers. I know exactly which colours work and blend together.



For me it is Distress Inks (ReInkers) which I use as watercolours.  I have tried all sorts over the years, but come back to the DIs every time, they are my happy place.




My favorite colouring medium is definitely Copic markers. I love the way they blend. 


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.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Favourite Dies or Stencils & WHY

Hello everyone, Anne here this week hosting my first challenge
I've enjoyed looking through the lovely entries for our 'one or many layers' challenge and you didn't make it easy for me! 
Thank you to everyone who entered and our winner is:

Esther with her adorable slider card



Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:



B
ecause it's my first time hosting and because there were so many amazing entries our Top 3 is a Top 5 this week...


Lorraine

Lots of beautiful layers...

Cornelia

Effective use of just one layer



Kristina

Great use of colours...
chameleon

Tina
I've seen this stamp used many times but never with a rainbow


Jo Ann
Really fun card!


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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

crafty ribbons






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



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


I do love stencils but dies so versatile and I use them on every card I make. Sentiments and flowers are my faves, I wouldn't dare tell you how many I actually own!!





I really love my stitched dies because of the texture and interest, and in particular the circles. These XXL dies from Crealies are fabulous because they're such a great size (and this isn't even the largest in the set).


Dies are definitely my favourite.  I like using stencils but dies are available in such a wonderful variety and are fast and easy to use.





I love dies and use them often. They are so easy to use and a card can be made quickly. I also used a stencil on this card to give a bit more interest on the background.




I love my little circle window dies and use them all the time. Let's face it, I love all dies and I'm not going to admit to how many I've bought in the last week!






I love using dies and stencils! I love using my cloud stencils on cards to add a little scene behind an image. But I almost always use dies on my cards. I really love nesting dies with a stitched or pierced edge because they add something extra on my card without being too much. I am not a person who uses a lot of embellishments, so these dies are perfect.



I use dies on most of my cards, and for this one I've used them as the 'feature' instead of a stamped image for a change.



I love using dies especially my stitched edge dies.  They finish the edges off wonderfully without the effort of hand stitching and come in all shapes and sizes.


I have used dies on my card today.There are so many available from basic shapes, like I have used here for matting, to hugely intricate panels and sentiments to add interest to cards and other paper or mixed media projects.




I love dies, and use them a lot, but I have recently developed a new found admiration for stencils, especially as there are now so many clever ones around, so for a change I have gone for stencils to make this card




I am in love with dies and use them all the time. Dies are quick and the shapes are always ´straight´. These letter dies are my newest addition.




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.