Thursday 29 June 2023

Favourite Plain or Patterned Papers (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:

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and our Top 3 are

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So, onto our next challenge

The winner of this challenge will receive a digi prize from:

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Plain or Patterned Papers (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

using Daisy Bear and Tutti Fruitti Papers by Amanda Jayne Designs
I'm definitely a fan of a huge variety of pretty patterned papers, particularly florals, and for today's card I've used some pretty citrus colours to match the colours in my image.

I love patterned papers.  There are so many wonderful choices both digital and hard copy.  Itʻs fun looking for the perfect papers to go with the perfect image.

I love my patterned papers, if I've made my own or used DP I love them..

I have so many pattern papers that I don't think I will get round to using them all, it would take decades. I just can't resist buying more, it must be an addiction!. Am I alone?

I am not a big fan of patterned paper, because I think it is hard to use. Most of the times when I use it I just use one sheet with a subtle pattern. But I also really enjoy making cards with just cardstock. Sometimes it is coloured and sometimes it is white and I am adding my own colour with ink blending. For our challenge today I decided to go for coloured cardstock, pink and white and I don't think my card needs anything else.

I have way too much patterned paper so I love it when a card comes together and I can put some of it to use.

This is the theme of my dreams because I LOVE patterned papers. I always pick the papers first and colour the image to match. I picked an old favourite Doodlebug Designs Frosty Friends to compliment the adorable image from Christmas Cuties

I'm a sucker for patterned papers, I love that they can add so much interest and pops of colour, I especially love it when manufacturers coordinate the colours throughout the range so I don't have to worry about which pad I take which paper from, I just know it will go with another

I have loads of patterned papers! I like to coordinate the paper with the image I'm going to use. In this case a birthday cat combined with paper with balloons and cakes.

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!

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  1. Thank you so much for choosing my Father’s Day grill card in the Top 3! Congratulations to the winner and other top 3 choices!

  2. thanks for the fun challenge. I chose these patterned papers because they all matched. Great Design team inspiration thank you for the fun challenge

  3. Thank you so much for the win. Congrats to the top picks. Hugs, Jinny

  4. Why are theses some of my favourite papers? Anything "Alice" is always a favourite, and thought these are themed they are subtle and can be used for any project. I also love the soft faded colours XXX

  5. Thanks so much for highlighting my project! Always fun to play here and check out the inspiration from the talented DT!

  6. Splendid array of talents exhibited by your DT!