Thursday 16 May 2024

Favourite sketch (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:

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: Sketch / Layout (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

If you're a regular visitor to my personal blog, you will recognize this as being a layout that I return to time and time again.  I love the pretty design of this card, with its two complementary designer papers and a strip of ribbon hiding the join.  As usual it's decorated with a double bow and a cluster of papers flowers on both diagonals.  

I love a sketch with layers and this one fits that bill.   It works well for florals as well as cute images and allows me to use scalloped die cuts or punches.

I can honestly say I have had no favourite sketch until now..
and I will definitely use this one again..

I like to make batch Christmas cards. This makes it easy when I stick to the one layout and just change papers and colours. 

I love making clean and simple cards and this sketch is perfect for it. It is just a simple strip of patterned paper combined with (most of the times) white cardstock. You can make your card as clean as you want. If you want it to be really clean you just add an image and sentiment, but you also can decide to make it less clean with stencils and ink. So I think it is a really versatile but easy to use sketch.

This tends to be my favourite layout when I'm having a brain fog moment and can't think of what to do.  It also helps to use up some of my patterned papers of which I have way too much!

I LOVE a sketch and never more so than when I am lacking crafty mojo. My first stop is always to Jules at Always with a Heart. She has a huge library of sketches and I have used many of them.

 On this occasion I used Square #37

I like most of the sketches from My Favorite Things. This one I used more than once. Not to many layers.

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 choosing my card!
    I will send an email ASAP!!! šŸ˜

  2. So happy to be in the Top 3 of your challenge, I love it.
    Congratulations to the other selected creators.