Thursday 17 January 2019

Favourite Pearls or Buttons

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge.
We had a lot of entries but there can only be one winner: 
Our worthy winner this week is:

Please email us at to claim your prize, 
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and our Top 3 5 ('cos I can't be trusted to pick just 3) are

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So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is: 

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Pearls or Buttons (& 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 like adding both pearls and buttons as embellishments but I've recently been converted to drops so I cheated a bit this week. I love Tonic Nuvo as they come in a great range of colours and you can make any size that you need; I used bubblegum pink and simply white crystal drops for the centres of the flowers on my card

I have a bit of an aversion to using buttons on cards so it's always going to be pearls for me!  I love the shiny little flat backed pearls and have them in lots of colours so they can coordinate with my colour schemes. They usually make an appearance on my cards!


Both pearls and buttons are great embellishments but I prefer pearls because the are so versatile and make for a bit less bumpy card to post.


It has to be pearls. I love the look of elegance that pearls give to a creation.


Well, I once went mad and bought absolutely loads of buttons and I still have quite a large stash. So, out of shame, I've used a button. (One down, hundreds more to go!)

I love both pearls and buttons, but most of the times I use pearls. First reason is that I always forget my Second reason is that I love the elegant look of a pearl, I love that they are available in tiny sizes and have a nice shine. 

I like both pearls and buttons (although I use enamel dots more than anything)... I do love a big button in the centre of a flower though, so I picked buttons this week.

I hardly ever use buttons but, depending on the type of card, I do love to add pearls for a more elegant look and have many in different sizes and colours.

I tend to use pearls more often than buttons. They add a nice finishing touch and a bit of balance when put in each of the corners I think.

I quite like using both, but for a feminine, slightly more sophisticated look, I think pearls have it every time.

I also love both pearls and buttons. For me it depends on the type card what I use. For male cards I use buttons. 

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 to be eligible to win.

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


  1. Thank you for picking my card for the top 5!!
    Have a nice day,

  2. Wow thank you for my winning place I'm in shock!! Well done to all the other winners too! xxx

  3. Thank you for choosing my banner in your Top 3/5 lol and congrats to the other ladies---fabulous DT inspiration!
    Carol x

  4. Thank you for picking my card as a top 5 favorite. Congratulations to the other winners.

  5. WooHOOOO! Thanks so much for my "Top 3 / 5" :-)) I will display my badge with pride and look forward to entering the latest challenge - it's right up my street :-) Love the DT inspiration... as always! Donna x

  6. beautiful cards from the DT. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Fatima x

  7. Gorgeous cards from the DT xx

  8. Magnifiques créations de la DT pour ce nouveau challenge auquel je participe avec plaisir.

    Beautiful creations of the DT for this new challenge which I participate with pleasure.