Thursday, 13 February 2020

Favourite Animal (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 some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a chance to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason 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.

Hello everyone Sarah hosting this time. Before I get on with the business of the next challenge I just want to say Thank you to everyone who entered our Warm or Cool Colours challenge, we had some really lovely entries which made it such a difficult job to choose favourites. However...

...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

Fantastic Ribbons




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 am a huge animal lover so would find it very hard to choose a favourite! My Daughter just got a bunny (Henry) and he's just so sweet so I'm going to say rabbits for this challenge. I used one of the new LOTV images to make this card for someone special





I'd say my all-time favourite animal is actually the tiger, 
but when it comes to crafting I love nothing more than a cute fuzzy bunny!  
I'm a sucker for anything cute, and bunnies top that pile!
I just want to scoop them up and snuggle them.
(and I'm less likely to get eaten by a snuggled bunny than a tiger!)






Dogs definitely hold a special place in my heart.  They are such loving, loyal creatures and have healing powers that I have witnessed first hand.





When my children were young we had a couple of rabbits, which then became a family of seven... We had fun with them, so we have a soft spot for bunnies. They are so cute and make ideal images for baby cards.






My favourite animals are mice. I love their cute look. I love using mice on my cards, especially when they are as cute as the one I used today. ;)




Normally I would say dogs, but this time I have gone with the ones I prefer to colour and that is bunnies.  They are so cute and also make good Easter cards as well as birthdays.



I love all animals (perhaps not mice though!!) but horses and ponies will always have a special place in my heart. My love for them was inherited from my Paternal Grandfather (Pop) who worked with them. I am sharing a scrapbook page showcasing my favourite picture of me and my beloved Surprise.



(firstly, big apology for the really rubbish photo, I sent the card before I realised I only had this quick snap).  Favourite animal for me is a Felis Catus, that's a domestic cat to you and me.  Apart from a very brief spell when I lived too close to a busy road, I have always had a cat in my life.  Not the same cat, obs, because I'm old, but a few kitties have shared my bed over the years.  I just adore their "I'll love you if I want to" attitude.






Definitely cats. I love their personality, their fur.
I don't have any cats anymore. Unfortunately. Every time when I see kittens or cats in a shelter I melt and make want to take them home with me.


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, 30 January 2020

Warm or Cool colours - which are your favourite?

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.

REMINDER:

Usually we provide some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a change to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason 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 sponsor of this challenge is

Lili of the Valley



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Cool or Warm Colours (& 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 LOTV Bunnies Daisy Chain
Warm cheerful colours for me! I'm always pleased to see the back of Winter colours when Christmas is finished and I can start using lovely bright Spring papers again





Although I like blues, I do prefer warmer pink and golden browns in this cold weather.  







Elaine

At this time of year it is nice to have some pretty warm colours. Nice to think spring is just around the corner.




Larissa
Using Little Friends Mouse with Daisy
I love warm colours on my cards. I really love it when an animal is coloured in warm colours and I also love this flower in the warm pink.




Blues and purples/lilacs have been my favourite colours for a long time so looking at colour charts I must be a cool colour person.  I do love to see flowers in these colours, they make a change from the normal reds and pinks etc.


I am a warm tone sort of girl, rich reds and russets are my kind of colours but here I have included a bit of cool blue as contrast.



Although I love the warm colours (you kinda have to go warm with many of the furry critters) I do love the sophistication of cool colours too, and cool seems to work so well for the male cards.  Blues, greens, and lilacs are so soothing.






My favourite colours are cool colours. Blue/green colours reminds me of beautiful seas/oceans. Beautiful blue skies and green for plants and (new) leaves.
detail:



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, 16 January 2020

Anything Goes!

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.

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:

#15 Lorraine A





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

#4 Maya


#6 Becca Yahrling



#14 Karen Brown




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








So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Polkadoodles Ltd




This fortnight's challenge theme is a very rare-for-us "Anything Goes".

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


Anne
Using Earlie Hedgehog Butterfly and elements/papers from Horace & Boo









My current crafting obsession is making Junk Journals.  
This one was created from packing paper.






Since re-learning to crochet last March, I have slowly been building up the courage to try amigurumi (small critters) and finally I settled on this pattern from MisAdventures of Alice for a Squidlet Ⓒ to attempt.  The first (pink) was a challenge but they have gotten easier and now they number 6 (Squidlet 006 is away on a secret spying mission and was therefore unavailable for the family photo).  My favourites are the chubby (out of focus, sorry) white one, and the little multi-colour chap just above his head.








So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter