Thursday 14 November 2013

Challenge #15 - What's your Favourite : Spots or Stripes (and tell us why they're your fave)

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 

It is safe to say that our 'CASE a designer' wasn't one of our most popular challenges, but those who did enter showcased some incredible creations.

Our winner is:

#8 Norma

Please email us at to claim your prize, 

and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 are

Who not only used one of my favourite brand of stamps, but beautifully cased Helen

Who cased one of my favourite designers Becky Hetherington

Kat W
Who cased the uber talented Jen Nelson so perfectly that I thought it was Jen herself.

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

But before I move onto this fortnight's challenge I have to sneak one more special mention in here, because I was so completely humbled that her chosen designer was lil' old me!!

Thank you Helen for making my day :0)

So, onto our 15th challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is 
Sweet Stamps

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 

your Favourite Spots or Stripes & 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'm usually not a big fan of stripes, so for me it had to be spots.  I also prefer smaller spotty patterns to huge polka dots, so these spotty papers are perfect for my project.  I've used a grey paper with white spots on my base card, and white paper with grey spots for the large insert panel.

Spots or Stripes? Choosing was easy for me
I LOVE polka dots so it has to be spots for me
I Love the way they look and love that they can be all different sizes
and also be uniform or random too...
I can't really explain why I love them so but i do,
but I do not feel the same way about stripes...


Just love dotty papers. A simple design that always looks great on any card.

Well I love spots! They make the card pop out
and that is why I love using them on my cards.


Spots or stripes? I couldn't decide so I cheated

and did eeny meeny miney mo!! 


Our poor Suzette is poorly at the moment so please send your best 'get well' wishes to her to aid a speedy recovery.  
She'll be back in a few weeks' time, but just needs a bit of time to recover.
Take care of yourself hun.

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Spots or Stripes.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. Ohhhh, thank you for choosing me for a top 3 spot! And great new challenge too! I loves me some stripes, but for some reason seem to use spots more often... Either way, I'm looking forward to playing along again with this challenge. x

  2. Thanks for the special mention and I'm so pleased I made your day Annette! You know how much I love your work ... well now everyone else knows it too!!!!! Tee hee :o)
    Helen x

  3. Thanks very much for choosing my card for the top 3 and congrats to the other winners :o)

  4. Ooh, thanks so much. So delighted and excited. Fabulous cards from the DT gals. Congrats to the Top 3 ladies.

  5. Thank you so much for selecting me in your top 3 - I had such good inspiration from Jen!
    The DT all seem to favour spots on the fab creations this time...mmm, now what shall I go for...?
    Hugs, Kat x

  6. Beautiful DT inspirations and thanks for another great challenge x

  7. A wonderful challenge theme and gorgeous DT creations, thank you.
    Sue xx

  8. Thanks for the fun challenge and the super fabulous DT work for added inspiration! :)