Thursday 10 April 2014

Favourite Style of Stitching (faux or real) and WHY

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is :

Arty Andrea
With her cute Giraffe card

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

and our Top 3 4 are:
(I really shouldn't be left in charge as I always struggle to knock it down to just 3!)

Lucy Patrick
I couldn't resist Lucy's adorable chick card, those little bundles of fluff and feathers are just so cute and Lucy's bright colours are very spring-like:

Julye B
I not only loved Julye's monochrome card with red accents, but also really loved her lovely reason for choosing kitties as her favourite animal (they're mine too hun!)

I also love chickens (I used to have some, but after they sadly passed away we didn't replace them), and I loved her pretty card.  Gorgeous colours and love the little egg embellies.

Jenny H 
I just loved this card as soon as I saw it, both the gorgeous papers and the cute owl.  
It's a simple design, but just spot on perfect!  Love the wood-grain paper too.

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

So, onto our 25th challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is 
Stamp & Create:

Stamp and Create is an online store based in the US with shipping worldwide. We offer free shipping on orders over $65. We carry a wide range of Rubber Stamps including: Magnolia, Make it Crafty, Saturated Canary, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Wild Rose Studio and more. We also carry embellishments such as: Paper packs, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Ribbon, Charms, and more. We host aMonthly Challenge on the first Monday of each month and we often have giveaways on our Facebook Page!

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite stitching, faux or real (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

Image - Tilda with Cute Lamb
For me it has to be the real McCoy when it comes to stitching.  I love the texture and the fact that it's a little bit rebellious, because it's not something that you'd usually find on a shop bought card.

Real Stitching for me as I LOVE the extra texture without the extra colour.


I must admit that I have a sewing machine at home, but just can't find the time to learn how to use it :( So I had to satisfy myself with faux stitching.


I have been doing some patchwork so my sewing machine was sat there raring to go so there was no excuse for me to use the old fineliner as usual....real stitching for me this time and it actually feels really nice!!


I have not done much stitching on cards for a while now....but here I've tried some faux stitching. Not bad!!

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite stitching, faux or real (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.



  1. So excited to see my Easter card in your Top 4, thank you so much! Congratulations to all the winners, XOX Lucy

  2. Congrats to all the winners.. amazing creations from everyone!! I love all the DT work too. I love Samantha's CAS design.... I'm so envious!!! I just can't do CAS!!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  3. congrats to all the winners and thanks for choosing me as a top 3

  4. many thanks.. I'm delighted to be chosen as this weeks winner will email soon thanks you so much and well done to the other winners too, a great challenge with great DT team crafty hugs Andrea x

  5. So sorry, i totally messed up my name in the link. :(

  6. So glad I found your challenge! I hope to play more frequently. I especially like that you ask the big questions "WHY" - thanks for the inspiration samples, and the great stitching challenge! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  7. Thanks for all your comments girls!!
    Great you found us Donna!

    Grandma Bonnie I have sorted it for you great you could play!

    Julye your welcome!! great make!

    Susan thank you for your kind comment I never could do C&S either but this last New year my resolution was to try and do more C&S so really appreciate your comment thank you so very much!

    Lucy another gorgeous card from you hunny!! fabulous! xx

    hugs to you all xx

  8. Wonderful cards from the DT as usual - thanks for another thought provoking challenge .... but this one was easy for me! :o)
    Helen x

  9. Lovely challenge and some great inspiration.

    Sorry but I made a boo boo linking so did it again. You will have to remove first one for me please. Think it was /is 31 sorry.....old age is a bummer xx Hugs Wynn xx

  10. received my prize from sponsor today..again thanks so much fro choosing me.good luck to everyone this week have a very happy Easter hugs Andrea x

    1. your welcome enjoy!! have fun and we look forward to seeing your makes with your prize xx