Thursday 24 November 2022

Favourite non-traditional Christmas 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 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:

Carrie Sheridan

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

and our Top 3 are

Jackie C


Karen Dunbrook

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-traditional Christmas animal (a penguin free zone) (& 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 absolutely love the cute woodland critters drawn by Lee Holland, especially his badger character, so this Christmas version wearing his Santa hat is perfect for my non-traditional animal themed card!  I think he's adorable, padding along in the snow carryng his gift. I hope he doesn't get those paws too cold in the snow.

This Bunny is one of my favorite Christmas animals.  I love his goofy look and those ears are just too cute!
Another Barry, he is my untraditional Christmas animal..
Who woulda thunk a Bear at Christmas..

One of my favourite non-traditional animals is hedgehogs. These cute critters are a family favourite. 

I immediately thought about this very adorable highland cow when I had to pick a non-traditional animal for my christmas card. I really love this image and love seeing highland cows, they are amazing in real life.

My fave non traditional animals are cats.   These little kitties are so mischievous and make a fun card for cat owners.

I am sure that dogs don't tend to feature as a traditional Christmas animal, unless those Shepherds watching their flocks had a border collie or two!!
 I don't thinlk I have shared anything featuring this rubber stamp but think it's a perfect card to send to a dog lover from a dog lover! 

I think there could be an argument about what is and isn't a traditional Christmas animal, but I'm fairly sure mice will be on the non-traditional list.  I love this old Penny Black stamp, it just feels so cosy.

I have inherited a lot of Penny Black stamps including a lot of Christmas stamps. I like this one very much. I like chickens. One day I hope to keep a few chickens myself.

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 for picking my card! And congrats to the other winners!

  2. So excited to see my card as the prize winner! Thank you so much! Congratulations to the other winners!

  3. Super cute design team samples. Thanks for the challenge. It was fun to play!

  4. I’ve emailed a couple times about the prize, and I’m wondering if the email is correct. Is it possible it’s supposed to be … instead of …