Thursday 3 October 2013

Challenge #12 - Favourite Not-A-Card Project (and WHY!)

Thank you to everyone who entered our 'Sentiments' challenge. 
There were some really beautiful sentiments, full of meaning and very personal to the recipient.  Gorgeous makes, but I'm sorry to say that we can only have one winner, and this week our winner is :

#47 Emmey

Congratulations Emmey, 
please email us at to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 5 chosen for their beautiful cards, and amazing sentiments, are

#29 Krafty Kiwi Mama

#15 Coops

#10 Asha

#10 Jenn Borjeson

#35 Julie T

Congratulations and please grab our *Top 5* badge to display on your blog:

So, onto our 12th challenge

We are sponsored by the talented Tammy Louise of
Shape EZ
Tammy Louise is offering 2 free templates to the lucky winner of our challenge.
The winner will be drawn at random from all entries that qualify for the theme. 

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Project that is not a Card & 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 love Christmas (like Samantha) and I've loved making these cracker boxes this year. 
(I have made a few now!)
They can be used as actual crackers, or just gift boxes.
I love this little Penny Black critter too. 
I've had him for years, and he's remained a firm favourite that I keep going back to every year. 

My favourite Not a card and why?
I LOVE Christmas (just in case you did not know that already) soooo I have chosen to make one 
of these Christmas Cone trees. I have wanted to do a cone since last year, so when I went on a work trade workshop a couple of weekends ago I was soooo happy to make one, so I guess its my favourite not a card item.

Love making Christmas gift bags for that special pressy and can keep them and take them out and use again! Hubby's one comes out every year and always comments what a lovely job I make of it lol!
I am naughty arn't I.

I just love making little boxes and small projects, so this theme is just made for me :P 
So of course I decided to make a little wedding box with candles. 
It just makes me smile.

My favourite "Not a card" is a cupcake. Hands up if you don't love a cupcake!
It's useful too because you can put a little pressie in it!!

Well I drew this image and thought it would look well on a 3D project so this is a perfect
challenge for it.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Project that is not a Card.

And pleeeeeeeeease, don't forget to tell us WHY you love it so much.

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


  1. Sooooo excited to have made Top 5! Thank you!! Was really chuffed to see that tonight.

    Can't find Mr Linky now to enter the next challenge?! Am I missing something? ;)

  2. yes; I cant find,je......

  3. This is soooo odd. I KNOW that linky was there earlier as I saw it, (I had the same problem yesterday on another blog I posted to so I even double checked this time) and yet you're right, it is not there now.
    Ok I've added it and it is there again now. Let's hope it sticks around this time.

    Well done Wendy, your card was GORGEOUS.

    I look forward to seeing your creations this fortnight.
    Annette and the AYLI teamies.

  4. Thank you so much for the top 5 pick. :) Will display my badge proudly.

  5. thank you so much ladies for the top 5 and congrats to the other winners too ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. Great work by the DT. Thanks for a fun challenge. xxD

  7. Thanks so much for picking me as your winner, along side some fantastic projects, the top 5 are great!

    Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge
    Coloured Imaginations

  8. Sent email to claim prize yesterday, thanks again :))

  9. Awesome creations, girls! Great inspiration!

  10. Just back from Spring break with the kiddos, so popped in for a looksy, only to realise, my card was still not up! Good thing I found that before it was too late. Thanks for fixing the link girls and for your sweet comment about my last card Annette. So chuffed to have made Top 5 last time! <3

  11. Thanks for all your messages ladies!
    Wendy glad you got to add yours in time too!
    hugs us Girls! xx