Thursday 8 February 2024

Favourite: Digi or Physical Stamps (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 2 contrasting options for you to choose from. 
Join us by using your favourite option in your creation. 

To be eligible to win our prize, or top-3 spot, 
you must explain why you've made your choice,
so we can understand why you like it so much!

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'rabbits', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the bunny from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember the main requirement in creating is 
to have fun and enjoy your crafting time!

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


#44 Craftyhairlady 

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So, onto our next challenge

There's no sponsor fof this challenge, 
so we're playing for the pure enjoyment of crafting this week.

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite: Stamps or Digis (& 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 confess that I do love the benefits of a digital stamp, including storage, re-sizing, masking and merging and the confidence that there's a reduced chance of wasting watercolour card on a mis-print, but I also still love my physical stamps. There's something special about peeling back the rubber and seeing a perfectly inked image on the card!  I must admit this image was a particular challenge in that respect, and I had several increasingly frustating attempts before I got a fully stamped image becuase it's such a big stamp.

Once again I am torn.  I love that digis are easy to store and you can size them as needed, but there is just something about a good ole red rubber-stamp that makes me happy.  I love the clarity of the image when you get a good press and it's just so much fun to do.

Digi's for me, you can make them as big as you want or as small as you want..

I have used a digi image for my card. I love how I can get a suitable image for card without having to buy stamps I would possibly only use once or twice. 

 I really love working with digital stamps, because they have a lot of advantages. You can print in every size you want, you are able to mirror your image and if you know how, you can easily combine more images at once without having to mask your images. I also love it that these images don't take up any space in your craft room. But I also love using real stamps, because they have their own advantages, but most of the times I use digital stamps.

I do love both, but digis win on being able to resize them and I love to use the odd pre-coloured digi when I don't have so much time to colour as with this card.

Stamps for me. I have rekindled my love affair with rubber/clear stamps this year and have had great fun trawling through my collection.

Stamps for me. I have a lot and I mean a LOT of stamps. In many shapes, sizes and images. So I have a lot of choice when making a card. I really love this snail.

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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  1. Thanks so much for highlighting my project! Always fun to share here with the fun themes! I so appreciate the wonderful challenges and inspiration.

  2. Merci à la DT pour cette belle inspiration.
    C'est toujours avec plaisir que je participe à votre challenge.
    Thanks to the DT for this great inspiration.
    It is always with pleasure that I participate in your challenge.