Thursday, 21 May 2020

Favourite Embellishment & 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:

#8 Carol G



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



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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 Embellishment (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

We are also DELIGHTED to welcome Lorraine to our team permanently.
We have loved having her as our recent guest and she has agreed to stay on with us.
We hope you will pop along to leave her a comment to welcome her.

Anne
My style has changed over the years, I always used to add pearls or ribbon to my cards but now they are gathering dust. I love to make embellishments with small dies and my favourites at the moment are clouds





My 3 old-faithfuls of ribbons, flowers and pearls always remain!  My favourite ribbons are beautiful 15mm satins or organzas, especially when tied in a double bow. I love the sheen and texture and I like pairing them with the flowers and pearls.





My favourite embellishment for about the last year has been upholstery or buttonhole thread.  I like that it has enough body to add interest, but little bulk for mailing.  It's also the perfect place to hide a tiny tag, another of my favourites.






Elaine


My favourite embellishments vary depending on the card. Pearls are always a favourite on anniversary card. I love the subtle sheen and elegance.






My absolute favourite embellishments are my hotfix gems. When I found these on a craft fair many years ago I really thought they would be very popular for us cardmakers.....but I was so wrong and until today I really don't understand why they aren't popular. Hotfix gems are little rhinestones or nailheads (or many other kinds) that have a little glue layer on the back. You need a hotfix tool. With the tool you push on the hotfix gem and glue starts to melt and the hotfix gems sticks to your project. The hotfix gems came in many colours and sizes and were pretty cheap. I still have lots and love using them. On my card I decorated the sides of my panel and I also added them on all the antennae from these little bees. I love the simple look and how easy they are to apply.





Lorraine

My favourite embellishments are diecuts. I particularly like die cut flowers, and there are so many to choose from.


My favourites are pearls, flowers and either ribbon or lace.  I love adding them to special occasion/big birthday cards as it makes them stand out a bit more from the rest.



My favourite embellishments are seam binding (of which I have many metres and in many colours) and enamel dots. Neither add too much bulk for posting and just add a nice finishing touch to most styles of card.


Many of you will be familiar with my CAS style, so I don't use that many embellishments, but when I do I like to use die-cut or punched shapes as accents.  For this one, I used little stars to form a fountain of happiness.






My favourite embellishment at the moment is twine/yarn. I usually use the brown yarn to attach a charm to my card. Or in this case I made a bow. It's so versatile and gives something extra to my cards. 




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, 7 May 2020

Favourite colour to pair with Purple

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge it is lovely to have you here today.

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:

#40 AJ




So brilliantly coloured and such a great kind of card to send especially during these lonely days when our friends are not so easily accessible!! 

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 Colour to Pair with Purple.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

Firstly the GORGEOUS card made by our lovely guest designer
Lorraine Bailey
Using Pretty Posy
My favourite colour to go with purple is green. 
Green goes with anything but it does remind me of flowers and being in the garden.


Anne
Using A Big Present Purple isn't a colour I use very often but I've chosen the same paper collection as Annette for my inspiration (NitWits Snow Princess) and I love it teamed up with the aqua for a change







Purple is one of my favourite colours and I've teamed it with aqua from my favourite 'Snow Princess' papers to frame this little Christmas bear.  The purple backing card was a little hard to photograph because it's got a sheen which reflected in the light but it does look lovely in real life!





Purple and bright green are my favourite colours for Halloween.  Though I don't make many Halloween cards, I feel these colours are a little more whimsical.


I have gone for purple and Turquoise. I think purple is a pretty versatile colour to combine with, especially using  butterflies and flowers.




Using Little Friends Mouse with Daisy
I don't use purple very often on my cards. Most of the times my purple cards are for Halloween. I love purple together with green, so I have made something with a flower. 



I have also gone for purple and green.  
I love purple flowers so green was the obvious choice for me.


Now this was a conundrum as I am not really a huge fan of purple and rarely use it. So, I teamed it with a bright pink accent to compliment the pretty blooms on my image and I think it works!!



You might have known that I would go for bright!  I have chosen purple plus yellow as, not only are they complementary, they also remind me so much of Spring flowers.





I like the colour combination purple with green, especially if they are bright colours.




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, 23 April 2020

Favourite non-birthday occasion 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

Polkadoodles Ltd



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

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


Firstly we have a fantastic guest designer joining us for the next 2 challenges, and I'm sure it is someone you will immediately recognise. 
I'm delighted to introduce the super talented
Lorraine Bailey


My favourite non birthday card to make is a Christmas card - especially if it has a snowman on it. I love  snowmen and I love Christmas so a combination of both is perfect. I always hope that it snows so that I can build a snowman with my grumpy teenagers!




Anne
I love making baby cards and this lovely image from our sponsor Polkadoodles is perfect to send congratulations to a 'Mum to be'. There is a pre-coloured version too which I used here, great for a quick card







Using Winnie White Christmas Lantern
I know it's still April, but I love making Christmas cards. I like to ensure I have enough without a frenzied December rush, so it's never too early to start!  Plus it means I can still play with all my festive stamps, dies and glitter all year round!





I like being able to send Just Because cards to let my friends and family know just how much I love and appreciate them.






Elaine

I have chosen a New Home card. It is always lovely to welcome someone to their new home and a fresh start.





I love making 3 Christmas cards and hello/hugs cards. Normally I try to make a couple of Christmas cards each month, so I will be prepared in December, but at the moment I don't have the right mood for Christmas cards. I do love making cards for my favourite other non-birthday: Hello and/or hugs cards. They are perfect to let someone know that you are thinking about them. 




I have 2 non-birthday favourites, Christmas and Baby and I've chosen a new baby card as I just happened to need one :).  I especially love ones for little girls as I always feel you have a better choice of embellishments.



Non-Birthday for me means that IT's CHRISTMAS!!!!!! I never actually put my Festive stash away and make Christmas cards all year round. For something a little different I have made a Christmas Bookmark!!




Actually, thinking about it, a new baby card is sort of a birthday card - hmmmm.
Well, new babies are one of my favourite occasions to make for, you can get away with normally unbearable amounts of cuteness and nobody minds!





My non birthday occasion is a Christmas card for me. Call it my first love. I started doing that many years ago and still haven't stopped. Over the years I have also started making cards for other occasions. I think I can continue making cards for many years to come.


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