Thursday 18 January 2018

Favourite Die and WHY

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 

Our winner is:

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and our Top 3 are

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So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn


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

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

For me it's anything stitched, but I really do like circle nesties. I have a fair few of them in different varieties (dotted, stitched, double stitched, scalloped ...) so I think this is probably a good choice although picking a favourite die is like picking a favourite ice cream - you can't pick just one when you have so many delicious ones to choose from!

Another impossible challenge, so I am going to show you my favorite new die.  I fell in love with this little panda, he's just so cute and goes together quickly when in need of a fast card.


I have lots of favourite dies. This time I have opted for these heart shaped dies because they are very versitile and great for anniversary, valentines, engagement and weddings.

I have many dies, but my all time favourites have to basic shapes from Crealies with a stiched or dotted edge. I use them all the time on my cards. They give a nice finishing touch on your card and they are really versatile.

My most used dies are my stitched edge ones and favourites at the moment are MFT stitched mini scalloped.  I love them because they give a nice finish to the edges without being too fancy.

Favourite die...hmmmm...I think I can safely say that circles feature a lot!! In particular my Tonic Studios Scalloped circles, they make a rather nice circular card blank too.
This was like trying to choose my favourite pet, impossible!
I use a lot of stitched effect dies, and my absolute favourite of those are the
double stitched ones, this simple square is top of the list

I too have a lot of favorite dies. For this card I used one of my newest: bold stripes cover up. And another favorite is HUGS. 

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite die.

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


  1. Thanks so much for choosing my card for your top 3! Congrats to the other winners :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  2. Fabulous challenge theme.....but I had a hard time choosing, too!! Charming creations by the design seeing how they interpreted the theme this time.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Beautifully crafted design team samples. Thank you for the "fave die" challenge. It as fun to play!

  4. Thanks for picking my card in your top 3. Congrats to the other winners. Jayne xx

  5. Meilleurs voeux pour 2018.
    Beau travail de l'équipe de design.
    Merci pour ce beau défi auquel je participe avec plaisir.
    À bientôt.

    Best wishes for 2018.
    Nice job of the design team.
    Thank you for this beautiful challenge which I participate with pleasure.
    See you soon.

  6. Truly fabulous projects by all the DT!

    Jennifer. x

  7. I have several dies that I use over and over again so it's funny to think that I held out against getting a Big Shot for many years. Now I use a die on almost every card I make. These DT samples are just gorgeous and I love the sweet themes!

  8. Super DT inspiration from you all xx