Thursday, 14 January 2021

Favourite Colour Duo & 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 a few 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:

Helen made this fabulous calendar for her Aunt using a different Penny Black image for each month, what a lovely idea




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




As always it was very hard to choose, because this challenge ran over the holidays many of the entries were Christmas cards and here are our Top 3... 











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









So, onto the first challenge of 2021





The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn




This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Colour Duo (& 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 didn't have to think long about this one - pink and green is my favourite colour combination. I love to use a bright zesty green with pale pink and I think they look lovely together






I've always preferred pastels than brights, in particular pink and blue; the feminine pink offset with the baby blue.  






I love the combination of green and gold, especially for cards that need a certain solemnity.  I feel these colors add a lightness which is often welcomed during times of difficulty.



I love the combination of pinks and greens because it can be so pretty and fresh. 







I have different favourite colour combinations which I use very much during a certain period. At the moment I really love red and black together. These colours together really pop!





One of my favourite colours is lilac and I'm happy to team that up with any other colour, lilac and green, lilac and blue and in this case lilac and black. 


I do like many colour duos, but this time I have gone for yellow and green because I think it is so fresh looking and reminds me of Spring.




I love the natural combo of peach/pink and turquoise which remind me of summer days.




I like lots of colour duos, and use them in phases, but it always comes back to the same one - brown and turquoise - I love the earthy, warm, tones of the brown contrasted by the bright, ethereal, sky quality of the blue.  Land and sky is what is comes down to.







I Iove this colour combination. Turquoise is one of my favorite colours. It make me think of the beautiful colours of an ocean. And it matches perfectly with purple.

 





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, 17 December 2020

Favourite person to create for (family or friend) 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 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

Fantastic Ribbons




This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite person to create for: Family or Friends  (& 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 make cards for everyone! My family and crafty friends do know the love and effort that goes into them so they always get extra special ones. 
For other friends at Christmas I like to batch make, it's much more personal than buying them but doesn't take up too much time. I made these fun cards with one of my favourite  quirky stamp sets from Mama Makes




I love making special cards for people who I think will understand how much effort (for 'effort' read: 'blood, sweat and tears') have gone into making their creation.  Today's card has been sent to a friend who I met at Uni, more than 25 years ago, when she was living in the UK. She's now back in her native Tokyo, but has previously sent me very intricate traditional Japanese cards, so I like to make more of an effort with a fancy fold or shape.  I've made a twist 'n' pop card which is actually easier than it looks and I was really pleased with the outcome.






I make cards and paper crafts for my family, but actually prefer making for my friends.  Most of them are makers of some sort and have a greater appreciation for the craft.




I just love making cards for everyone, but I have chosen Family this time. I always try to experiment a little, especially with hubby's cards. He is my critic who will tell me if my creation works or not! This is his Christmas card this year and has been a hit, so I am very pleased.









I love making card for friends and family. It is always a bonus when I notice that they really appreciate it that I made them a handmade card and/or present, but I understand that this hobby and receiving handmade cards is not for everyone. Recently I have made (together with my mother) an advent calendar for 2 aunts to cheer them up during these though times. It includes lots of handmade things and for 1 aunt I also added a little present for her granddaughter (almost 2). So this box is made for family, because they love receiving these things. In the boxes I have put boxes with raisins, she loves them. :)






I love making cards for friends and family, but I always run out of time! For this challenge I've chosen family - I would be in major trouble if I sent them a shop bought card. This one is for my in-laws.




I love making cards for family members. I always try and add more embellishments on them and adapt them to their interests.  My daughter has a new interest in making cakes, hence the image on this one.




I am fortunate to work with a fabulous bunch of ladies so I make it my mission to make something different for them each Christmas. This year I have made them 
Festive Face Coverings as modelled by my glamorous assistant!!





I love making Christmas cards for family and friends, but it is always the friends who seem to appreciate them more.  I made this one for a friend whose family are "a challenge"!




I like to make cards for both family and friends. This challenge I made a card for a good friend who is a card maker too. For a card maker I put more effort into a card.
I love it when I get feedback from the recepient and know that they really appreciate a selfmade card and that they 'save' it.


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, 3 December 2020

Favourite Christmas Film

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 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

crafty ribbons



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project inspired by
your Favourite Christmas Film (& 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 love all the oldies that remind me of happy childhood Christmases. I think they've stood the test of time and White Christmas is still one of my favourites. 
I think the little houses in this cute Nordic image will most definitely be having a White Christmas!




My all-time favourite is The Snowman; I love the story and animation, and although it may be a few years old, I still enjoy watching it.  This image reminded me of the film with the little bear building his snowman friend, with help from the cute little critters.




I absolutely love 'Polar Express'.  I love the sweet story and the lessons taught.  It definitely touches my heart and reminds me of reading this to my babies every Christmas.  I still can't make it through with out a few tears.

I have chosen the movie 'Deck the Halls' with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick. I love the rivalry between the two neighbours decorating their homes for Christmas. 






I like watching christmas movies, but don't have a real favourite. The last one I watched was Holiday in the wild and it was a fun movie, so I had to use wild animals on this christmas tag. 




I love watching Christmas films, Scrooge, The Nativity, there are so many but one of my favourites is 'Elf'. I love that it just makes me laugh out loud.



For me it has to be Elf with Will Ferrell in his green suit.  It makes me smile and I think we all need a bit of humour in our lives at the moment.



I have so many favourite Christmas films but at the very top of the list has to be
Miracle on 34th Street, any of the three actually but in the most recent version I love it when the "bad people" declare they "believe" by showing their well concealed badges!!
My house definitely believes...no doubt about it, he's real!!



My favourite Christmas film ever only came out in 2011, but I must have seen it at least 15 times already, it has become a Squirrel Towers tradition for Christmas Eve afternoon.  This film is from Aardman Animations, the creators of Wallace & Gromit, and there is a grand helping of British humour and sentiment in there, and that film is ..... Arthur Christmas






My favorite movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Holiday. I've seen that movie so many times and I still laugh about it. So many absurd situations. Especially when Clark is busy putting the party lights on the house. Tears roll down my cheeks with laughter.




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