Thursday 10 September 2020

Favourite Stencil (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 change 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.

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:

Please email us at to claim your prize, 
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and our Top 3 are

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

So, onto our next challenge

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Stencil (& 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 to use stencils to add interest to my backgrounds. This is one of my favourites with snowflakes and circles

I recently bought this brick backgrounds stencil from Dies to Die For that is really adaptable for any image.  I've tried to give a bit of shading behind my image and then used the brick stencil to give some texture to the backdrop.  I used 2 different ink pads when I was blending the bricks.

I don't use stencils a lot, but alphabet stencils are my favourite.  They are perfect when you are lacking a sentiment or when you need something bold.


I love this Hunkydory trellis. It is ideal for adding flowers and leaves but is equally good for male cards being a geometric shape.

I have many stencils, but the one that I use very often is the Mini cloud edges stencil. I love creating clouds for little scenes on my cards and pretty clouds are perfect for a scene. 

**coming soon**

I don't use stencils much, but when I bought this one a while ago, I thought it could be adaptable for any recipient depending on your choice of colours.

I only have two stencils in my this is my favourite only floral one!! I really enjoyed making this card, so much so I even sprayed glitter spray through the stencil.

I have collected a few stencils over the last couple of years, but the one that is the inkiest (and therefore the most used) is my Mini Cloud Edges from MFT

I have a lot of stencils, but I use this one with the different sizes of circles each time. It is such a versatile one and I think he fits in any design or theme.

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.
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  2. Un immense merci à la DT pour le choix de ma carte dans le Top 3. J'affiche avec joie le badge sur mon blog.
    Félicitations aux autres gagnantes.

    A huge thank you to DT for choosing my card in the Top 3. I am happy to display the badge on my blog.
    Congratulations to the other winners.

  3. Great design team samples. Thank you for the challenge and chance to win an awesome prize.

  4. Wonderful DT inspiration and such a great theme xx