Thursday 3 July 2014

Do you prefer images of Animals or People (& why)

Thank you to everyone who entered our Favourite Die challenge. 

It usually makes me smile me that each week when we ask to see a 'favourite' something, we often get people enter the challenge several times using different 'favourites' each time.  I admit that sometimes it's hard to choose just one favourite, and I'm guilty of changing my favourites as I find a new addiction!!

In this instance there is no doubt which die is our winner's favourite this week as she entered not once, nor twice, but 3 times, with the same amazing die, each one different, but all three are adorable.  

So, without further ado, our worthy winner this week is ....


and to prove the owl is her favourite, here are her fabulous entries:
Firstly a masculine version:

Second, a pretty pink version:

And lastly, I think my favourite one with pretty flowers:

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

and our Top 3 are

I love Helen's choice of corner die - it's fab for male cards.

A gorgeous summery card, and lovely colours.

Kat W
Amazing colouring (love her hair!) and lovely pastels. Love it.

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

So, onto our 31st challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is
Joanna Sheen who is offering a 
£10 voucher to her fabulous store

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
either Animals or People (& tell us why you've picked that option).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite choice.

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

As far as crafting style is concerned, it is definitely animals all the way for me, as I love anything cute and fluffy.  I especially love teddy bears, but this little duo from LOTV has recently captured my heart, and I've ended up with quite a few variants of them in different poses!

I have to say that choosing my favourite between animals and people
is VERY hard indeed as I LOVE both, but I really love this House Mouse stamp
and I have used it quite a lot over the last couple of months.
It's easy for me to colour and I LOVE that I can make it C&S.


I love this image called Pippa Longsocks from Sugar Nellie.  She's cute but the icing on the cake was the cheeky looking frog at her feet. Perfect for my granddaughter who has been called the frogster since she was tiny!  Will always remind me of her!


I must say I am more an animal fan than a people (haha in real life as well as in stamp world) because they are so cute and furry.  So I used a cute Cottage Cutz Owl die.


I LOVE animals, in fact some of my best friends are animals!! You can achieve all manner of cards with animal stamps and images, largely due to their facial expressions, so for that reason ANIMALS for me!!

I love Annabel from my Annabel range of stamps.  She is so fun and cheeky.

I like them both, but  when making cards mostly I choose animals. They are so cute, funny and versatile. This Tatty Teddy from DoCrafts is one of my favorite stamps and is not complicated to colour :)

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase either Animals or People (& tell us why you've picked that option).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite choice.

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


  1. Congratulations everyone! I love the owl die, and fab to see three different interpretations x

  2. Thank you for my win and showcasing all my cards : )
    Congrats to the Top 3, such beautiful cards.

  3. Love the Challenge. You have to put some thought into your submission. Thank you so much for picking my card as one of the Top 3 and congratulations to all of the winners.

  4. Congratulations to the winner and Top 3
    I Love Jenny's Owls but I have to agree with Annette the Black one is my favourite too! AWESOME!
    hugs me x

  5. Thanks guys for picking my card in your top 3 and I'm so glad you liked it :-)
    Watch out for my fave people or animal card coming soon - now, which is it going to be?!
    Hugs, Kat x

  6. Great challenge theme, and such awesome DT inspiration from the team - thank you all. Have just linked my entry and I got No 16, a great number, which I hope might be lucky for me.......... Hugs xx

  7. Stunning cards Ladies.
    Chris x

  8. A big thank you for choosing my card as one of the top 3 and congratulations to everyone else too.

    Helen x

  9. Thank you for a wonderful challenge theme (animals for me!) and gorgeous DT creations.
    Sue xx

  10. I prefer images of strong ladies who believe in themselves... this could be me looking in a mirror.

  11. Gorgeous DT Creations! Love Kat's card! So delicate! Lovely coloring! Just wonderful! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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