Thursday 19 December 2019

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

Happy Holidays to all our As You Like It friends! Thank you so much for making 2019 such a creative year. We are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful projects you come up with in 2020!  We will be taking a short holiday break and will be ringing in the New Year with a new challenge on January 2.

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:


I love dies and use them on all my cards. I like dies which create a card and don't need anything else, I batch made my Christmas cards using this lovely Sizzix die and just added some paper piecing for a bit of colour

I love stitched dies and the XXL Crealies ones in particularly are great because they're such a great size compared to other nesting die sets.  The card stand has also become a firm favourite because it creates something different to a standard fold without any manual cutting and folding.  I find the two dies work really well together because the card stand can support a larger card-base shape.

I love dies, especially tags dies however, lately I have developed a real liking for the stitched background dies.  They add so much interest to a cardstock background and are just so fun!

I have lots of favourite dies. Two of them are on this card. First is the stitched square frame and second the stags head. The stitched frames are so versatile and add a little extra detail to a plain square, The stags head I have used for Christmas but is also great for male birthday cards.

My most favourite dies are the basic shapes, that have stitched edges. I love my Crealies dies because they have great sets, with many dies. I love how large the largest die from the set is. I very often use them on my cards.

I do love this Christmas Tree window die.  It is great for a quick and easy card without any colouring involved.

I am rather partial to my Presscut Stepper Die. It certainly cuts down on the measuring and cutting!!

I cannot resist a word die, especially if it coordinates with a set of stamp sentiments

Like Squirrel I also can´t resist word/letter dies. They are so versatile and easy to use and in many different ways.

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.

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  1. Congrats to the winner and top 3ladies and thanks for my spot too!
    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2020 with lots of fun challenges!

  2. Thanks for choosing my card as TOP 3. I am very glad you like it. Congrats to all winners. New Challenge cards of Design Team are all beautiful, but Lynns Christmas tree took my breath ! Amazing card !
    May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the festive season brings. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
    Veana R.

  3. Woo HOOOOO, I won; winners are grinners :)) Thanks so much for my win, I will email you per your request re my prize:-) and I'll be back to enter the "Favourite Dies" challenge, for sure... so many dies, so little time, lol.
    I'd like to wish the DT Season's Greetings, thanks for running such a fab challenge, long may it continue, Donna xx

  4. Firstly, thank you for choosing my gift box as a favorite in the last challenge. I am honored. Secondly, the design team samples for the new challenge are outstanding. Thank you for the challenge!