Thursday 13 February 2020

Favourite Animal (and why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge
Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm inner glow of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide some options for you to choose from 
from which you can select your favourite to join in. 

For a chance to win our prize or a top-3 spot, 
please remember tell us why you've made your choice
so that our team and readers can understand the reason it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.

Hello everyone Sarah hosting this time. Before I get on with the business of the next challenge I just want to say Thank you to everyone who entered our Warm or Cool Colours challenge, we had some really lovely entries which made it such a difficult job to choose favourites. However...

...Our winner is:

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

and our Top 3 are

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

So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Fantastic Ribbons

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Animal (& 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 am a huge animal lover so would find it very hard to choose a favourite! My Daughter just got a bunny (Henry) and he's just so sweet so I'm going to say rabbits for this challenge. I used one of the new LOTV images to make this card for someone special

I'd say my all-time favourite animal is actually the tiger, 
but when it comes to crafting I love nothing more than a cute fuzzy bunny!  
I'm a sucker for anything cute, and bunnies top that pile!
I just want to scoop them up and snuggle them.
(and I'm less likely to get eaten by a snuggled bunny than a tiger!)

Dogs definitely hold a special place in my heart.  They are such loving, loyal creatures and have healing powers that I have witnessed first hand.

When my children were young we had a couple of rabbits, which then became a family of seven... We had fun with them, so we have a soft spot for bunnies. They are so cute and make ideal images for baby cards.

My favourite animals are mice. I love their cute look. I love using mice on my cards, especially when they are as cute as the one I used today. ;)

Normally I would say dogs, but this time I have gone with the ones I prefer to colour and that is bunnies.  They are so cute and also make good Easter cards as well as birthdays.

I love all animals (perhaps not mice though!!) but horses and ponies will always have a special place in my heart. My love for them was inherited from my Paternal Grandfather (Pop) who worked with them. I am sharing a scrapbook page showcasing my favourite picture of me and my beloved Surprise.

(firstly, big apology for the really rubbish photo, I sent the card before I realised I only had this quick snap).  Favourite animal for me is a Felis Catus, that's a domestic cat to you and me.  Apart from a very brief spell when I lived too close to a busy road, I have always had a cat in my life.  Not the same cat, obs, because I'm old, but a few kitties have shared my bed over the years.  I just adore their "I'll love you if I want to" attitude.

Definitely cats. I love their personality, their fur.
I don't have any cats anymore. Unfortunately. Every time when I see kittens or cats in a shelter I melt and make want to take them home with me.

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.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


  1. Thank you for choosing my card in your Top 3. Well chuffed. Congrats to the other winners too. Xxx

  2. Yay!! Thank you for choosing my exploding box card for top 3
    Congrats to other winners too xx

  3. Thank you for picking my card as a Top 3.. Congratulations to the other winners. Thank you DT for inspiration.

  4. Thanks for choosing my card as the winner - delighted! Congrats to the other winners too.
    Beautiful DT inspiration for this challenge. xx

  5. Love the creations you have done, they are super, Hazel x

  6. Oh, what a fun and fur-bulous theme!! Love how Wilma and Squirrel mentioned the personality of cats...should I say...CAT-itude? :) I love cats the most, too....having 16 of my own right now. lol.. Wonderful cards by all the team. The sweet bunnies and kitties, esp stole my heart. Thank you for a fun challenge!
    <3 J

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