Thursday 13 June 2024

Favourite - With or Without Words (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.




CHALLENGE 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 AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk 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: With or Without words / a sentiment (& 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'm often guilty of leaving out a sentiment on my cards, but I actually do prefer it when I remember to include one, even if it's a simple 'happy birthday'.  







Often times I will leave a card without a sentiment if I'm not sure what it will be used for.  My favorite is to have a words, especially when you have the perfect stamp that says exactly what you want to say.



**coming soon**


 
I sometimes put a sentiment on my cards if I can find an appropriate one. When I make cards not knowing who the recipient will be I wait till I use it and put on a suitable sentiment. 







I do like having a sentiment or a word on my card or other project. It makes the card complete. Sometimes when I don't know who I am sending my card, I wait with the sentiment until I know for who and what occasion it will be.




I much prefer to have words on my cards even if it's just a "hello".  I like to know what the cards are for and I agree with Wilma that they feel unfinished without anything on them.



Using Hot Air Balloon by our lovely sponsor
With words for me. I love creating handmade cards because you can say exactly what is on your mind. In this case it was created on the computer and printed out.







I always make cards with words/sentiments on it. Without words/sentiments my cards don't feel finished or complete. 




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!

Click here to enter

Thursday 30 May 2024

Favourite type of embossing (wet or dry) 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.




CHALLENGE 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 AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk 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: Embossing method eg folder/heat etc (& 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 love the texture and subtlety of an embossing folder. It's amazing to see a beautifully intricate design appear once you peel away the folder and allow the light to reveal the pattern in its shadows.  I've raised the image and layered sentiment on 3D foam pads too for added dimension.







Honestly, heat embossing is my overall favorite.  It is just so magical, however right now, simplicity is important to me. Dry embossing is quick and easy and gives such wonderful results.  I love all the beautiful embossing folders that are available, just run it through your die cutting machine and you get all that yummy texture.




I do enjoy wet embossing but usually mess it up, so dry would be my favourite, adds so much dimension on shells etc..






I love the simplicity of using embossing folder. They give a lovely crisp edge and are a delight to colour for a quick card. 







I don't use embossing very often but I do like both techniques. Most of the times when I use heat embossing, it is for images that I am embossing so I can watercolour them. The little edges prevent you going out of the lines when you are colouring. I love the look of dry embossing. It looks very elegant and it is a simple way to add something extra on your card.





Heat embossing for me, especially on Christmas cards.  I love gold and silver on Christmas cards as well as glitter.



The process of heat embossing just has to be my favourite. It's like magic!!








I like an embossing folder and heat embossing. An embossing folder is much easier for a quick card that needs some interest or a clean and simple card. 
Heat embossing is a bit more messy to use but the outcome is beautiful. 
For this challenge I used an embossing folder and this one is my favorite.



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!

Click here to enter

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.




CHALLENGE 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 AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk 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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter