Thursday 8 May 2014

Favourite Fur or Feathers (and WHY)

Thank you to everyone who entered our recycle challenge. 

Our winner is:

#5 Jac

Jac's project was just AMAZING.  
She recycled one of her favourite shoes that had been a wee bit doggie-chewed, 
from this:

to this:

It's just beautiful Jac.  Well done honey.
Please email us at to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

And before we get onto our top 3, I have one other
surprize prize to announce.
Because last week was our 1 year anniversary, 
we also had a second prize, which goes to:

#20 Rocky
who created this beautiful bottle:

Again Rocky, congrats.
Please email us at to claim your prize.

So, onto our amazing Top 3:

#13 Amy A

#14 Carol Gill

#22 Crafty Kiwi Mama

Congratulations ladies. 
Please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:

So, onto our 27th challenge

AND I have some more fantastic NEWS.
We have a wonderful new DT member joining us this week, 
Please join me in welcoming :
Mijn foto
She has a wonderful style and creates some truly beautiful projects.
We're so delighted to welcome her to the team.
Please check out her blog as it's full of papercraft loveliness.

The sponsor of this challenge is 
Shape EZ
Shape EZ

Shape EZ templates will enable you to create unique projects for every day use or use the templates to create special one of a kind projects.

These templates and cut files make your projects quick and "EZ" depending on your choice of embellishments.

These templates come with options, empowering you to choose to include extras such as windows, pockets, or even inserts of designer paper that will perfectly fit inside the base form.

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

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

Definitely it has to be fur for me.  I admit that I'm not keen on things that flutter, definitely obvious nasties like flies and wasps, but even birds and butterflies.  I don't mind the birds and butterflies at a distance, but I don't like getting too close to them, nor having them fly close to my head. 
So, my choice is definitely fur.  
Plus I'm a sucker for anything cute and fluffy!  :0)

My Favourite definitely has to be fur!
I have many pets of the fur and feather variety but the ones I can cuddle are the fur ones
I have many stamps that are animals of the fluffy fur covered kind you have seen many of my pets before but I have a new fur baby so you will have to pop over to my blog to see her! 


I went for feather on this challenge, love seeing and hearing them chattering away in my garden, just don't let one in the house! My all time favourite has to be the Owl, beautiful birds and love hearing them hoot on a misty night where I live. 


I decided for fur, since I love all furry animals like teddy bears, rabbits and cute mice ... and this Sugar Nellie image came really handy for the occasion. The card is slightly larger in format so the cute animal image stands out.


Fur for me every time, anything furry will do!! Like Annette I don't like the flapping that feathery things bring. It's my Grandma's fault...her budgie was always loose in her sitting room and scared the living daylights out of me as a child!! Added to which you can't cuddle a bird!!


I really love teddy bears and I am a collector as well, so I have added some texture of fur to the bunny.  You can see it mostly on his floppy ears. Plus I have a cat as well, so it is fur all the way.

For me it is 'fur'. I love cats. Unfortunately I have no cats anymore.  My first cat was a gift for my 8th birthday.  She was pitch black and died at the age of 19.  If you look deep into my heart, I would like to have a cat again, but we both work and we are too often from home.
For this slider card I used a Penny Black stamp. 
They are so cute and they always make me smile.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Fur or Feathers (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


  1. Morning all - super DT cards, and what a great theme. Can't seem to use the InLinkz at the moment so will pop back later with my entry. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  2. Wow! A recycled shoe! What a fabulous idea and yes it is amazing! Well done Jac! xxx

  3. brilliant recycled shoe a worthy winner--thanks for choosing my recycled mini album in Top 3 and congrats to the other winners
    Carol x

  4. fab creations and the recycled shoe janex

  5. Wow! Just discovered I made Top 3. So excited! My little boys fourth birthday today, so that's a lovely surprise after a long day of partying! :) Thanks ladies x

  6. Congrats to all of the fabulous winners!!! I love Annette's card.. the fabulous shape, paper.. the image is fantastic and the coloring! Love the die at the top and those flowers.. Just gorgeous!!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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

    1. *blush* thanks Susan, and nice to see you play along this week too. :0)