Thursday 31 March 2022

To Recycle or Buy New (and why is that your choice)?

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 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

#14 Lia

#13 Sarah R

#2 Meghan Kennihan

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 New or Recycled (& 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 do try to recycle things as much as I can so on this card there are a few things that I've reclaimed and re-used.
Firstly, I reused some watercolour card that had another image on the reverse.
Secondly, I have to encourage my printer to pull the thick watercolour paper through, by firstly printing my image on the bottom half of some plain white copy paper, covering it with my thick card, and running it through again. Rather than throw the copy-paper away, I fussy-cut its image out to use as a stenciling mask.  
Finally, even the plant pot cardbase was left over from another project.

I really like recycling leftovers from other projects.  For this card, all the paper used  was from my scrap bin.  Even the image has an unused image on the backside.

Gosh, I love new stuff but I really love to recycle too, gold butter foil papers
 and shoulder strap ribbons.

A hard choice. It is always good to recycle but I think we all like to use new stash. There is always an excitement about colouring a new image. I do love this cute Gnome, it has been used several times of late. The little pieces of paper are from my scraps drawer.

on a break

I much prefer to use new stash.  When you haven't used something before it makes you wonder how it's going to turn out - it's more exciting to use new stuff.

So here's the thing, I couldn't make up my mind so I used new stamps that were a challenge prize and I recycled a pretty box that contained some bath,win!!

So, I'm really keen on recycling at home - our blue bin is always packed, and if I can use something again for a new purpose then that's a win BUT for crafting, I admit it, I do love using new stuff - everything fresh and shiny new.

Recycle for this challenge. Some time ago I saw a free glossy magazine with this beautiful cover. I kept it because I wanted to make a card with it. The colours and the flowers are so beautiful. It's a clean and simple card because I didn't want to cover the paper. 

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. Thank you soooo much for a top pick! Congrats to the other awesome designs and the winner!!!

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my card for a top pick!
    Lia xx