Thursday 7 October 2021

Favourite Non-Card Project (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 a few options for you to choose from. 
You just need to select and use your favourite option in order to join in. 

For a chance to win our prize or top-3 spot, 
you need to tell us why you've made your choice.
That way our team and readers can appreciate why 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, 
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

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Non-Card Project (& why).
It doesn't need to be a papercraft - you can share jewelry making, book-binding, yarn-craft, wood-turning, pottery or anything crafty)
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

In the last couple of years I've started to learn to crochet, and today I'm sharing my most ambitious crochet project - A Sunflower granny square bed-throw for my Mother-in-Law's birthday next week.  Sunflowers are her favourite flowers so I've made 40 of these squares and joined them into a throw with a border and fleece lining.  After the first dozen or so squares I think I could've made them in my sleep but I was so pleased with the end result that I struggled to part with it! 

I dabble in all sorts of crafts, but recently making junk journals has been a real passion.  I love the feeling of taking trash to treasure.  The cover on this journal was made from a paper towel roll. 

I'm not clever enough to really make anything but a card, but I do like to decorate stuff and I love birdhouses and birds, so in my happy place with this project..


 As a child I was lucky to have a mum and grandmother who taught me how to embroider, knit and crochet. I love being able to make handmade gifts for my family so here are the Christmas Stockings I have made for my Grandchildren.

As a big fan of papercrafting, I really love making personal gift for friends and family. I love that I am able to make the perfect box and decoration for a person. This way it is extra special to give a little present.

I like to make Christmas decorations to bring out each year and this box frame has been hanging around the craft room for ages so I thought I would do something with it.

My crafty journey started with cross stitch and since then I have tried my hand at pretty much most crafts. This clock started life as a kit that was a Birthday gift and my first attempt at embroidery. It was a really enjoyable process and it now hangs proudly on my living room wall.

If I'm not papercrafting, I'm playing with woolly balls - very much a beginner at crochet, and most definitely not the quickest hooker in the world, but it keeps my hands busy while I'm watching tv and it's possible someone will get something warm at the end of it.  This one is for me, very much a work in progress, an oversized wrap.  Four balls in, four to go.

A good friend of mine asked if I could write a blackboard with a recipe for her kitchen. Years ago I took a course in caligraphy/hand lettering and nowadays it is hot again. Writing and drawing on a chalkboard was quite a challenge, but I was satisfied. And she is very happy with it.

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. What a fab new challenge and stunning DT-creations! Congrats to the winner and other top 3 ladies, thanks for my spot!

  2. Congrats to the winner and thank you so much a top pick! Gorgeous projects!

  3. Lovely design team samples. Thanks for the "non-card favorites" challenge. It was fun to play!

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