Thursday, 3 June 2021

CAS or Fully Fancy (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 a few 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:



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







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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is


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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Fully Fussy or Clean & Simple (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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




Whilst I appreciate the simplicity of a CAS card, (especially when I've spent ages colouring an image and don't want it to be overwhelmed by too much faff) I also love adding all the fancy embelishments in my stash. I especially love pearls and flowers, and at the moment I seem to have a bit of a theme going on with fancy folds and pop-up card bases just to add another layer of 'fancy' to it!






I love both types of cards and let the reason for the card and the image dictate the style.  I do feel that CAS is more my style because I really love pulling one of my pre-made background papers adding a sentiment and perhaps a small embellishment and call it finished.  It's also so much easier to put in the post. 

I do prefer to make CAS cards. My fussy and fancy cards just don't seem to work too well, they just become cluttered and look over done. I do like to admire those who successfully adorn their cards and still keep them attractive.







I love making cas cards. I am not really good with many layers and embellishments, so the CAS style is perfect for me. I love the challenge of making a card with not so many layers and other stuff. 




 
I do love making cas cards but I also love die cut flowers so many of my cards end up just a little bit on the fussy side...but not too much!







For me it depends on who the card is for and the occasion, but I think overall my style is in between the two.  Just lately I've been trying to make more CAS cards, especially Christmas ones for posting, so I thought I'd have a go at a CAS birthday card.




I am one of those crafters who is neither one thing or the other!! I love patterned paper too much to favour CAS but don't like too many frills or fancies either so for the purpose of this challenge have gone with "a little bit fussy"!!



Sorry, did someone say FAF?  Hahahahahaaaaaaaaa






I love both but CAS cards are by far my most favorite. It's always a challenge for me making them as CAS as possible and sometimes giving me a headache 😉 but I love the challenge.





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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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Favourite Colouring Medium (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 a few 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:




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

#15 Sarah R


#2 Stempelfrida


#7 Tinstar designs




Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:








So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is


Polkadoodles Ltd




This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Colouring Medium  (& 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've tried H2O's, Promarkers, Pencils, Copics, Zigs and Docraft Artiste pens in the past but always come back to watercolouring with my DI reinkers like a comfy pair of slippers!  I really should try harder with the other mediums, but I actually find the watercolouring quite therapeutic and I like the way they blend and shade.









I like to play with watercolor and colored pencils, but alcohol markers are my favorite.  I love the wide range of colors and the fact that even I can get them to blend.  




My favourite colouring medium is alcohol markers. I use Promakers and Copics. I have tried other brands but don't find they suit me.  I love how Promarkers and Copics blend and the selection of colours.
 




When I started making cards, I started colouring with pencils and they always have stayed my biggest colouring love. I think they are really easy to colour with although there is always room for improvement. 





I started with Copics and like that they are refillable, are good to blend and have a great variety of colours. I like to have a little go with Zigs now and again, but Copics are my first choice.



It's always been Promarkers for me, they blend beautifully and the colour families work so well. I have pens from all the other well known brands in my work room but somehow always go back to the good old Pros no matter how hard I try not to!!



It's watercolours for me, usually Distress Inks (ReInkers) as I have for this card, although I do occasionally have a dabble with my Zigs.  I've tried alcohol markers but never felt the love, and occasionally I'll dabble with pencils, but the comfort blanket is the DIs.




My favorite colouring medium is Copic markers. I love the way they blend and the bright colours. 


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!

Click here to enter

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Favourite way to Add Ribbon (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 a few 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:




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





Christy



Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:








So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is


Fantastic Ribbons





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite way to add Ribbon to your project (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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



Anne
I think ribbon is a lovely finishing touch when you use a tag on a card. 
I just buy white or cream and colour it with pens/inks to match.




I like using 2 papers on my cards and use a strip of satin ribbon to cover the join, as well as add a double bow in the same ribbon.  The double bows are really easy to make once you get the hang of them, and I think they look really special.  





My favorite way to use ribbon is on a tag and I just love using wrinkled ribbon.  I think it makes it pretty and very easy to find the page you are marking in a journal.



I only use ribbon occasionally. Usually it is just wrapped around or a bow. I am not  the best at bows and always admire cards with double bows beautifully made. 






I love using ribbons on a tag and I really love to combine it with a little bow made from embroidery thread or bakers twine. 





I like to add ribbon as a double bow on a card, although I can spend hours looking for the right colour!

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I don't use ribbon as much as I used to.  I just dislike how they gauge letters by thickness now so even a small bow counts as a large letter.  When I do add any and, if it is to be posted, I'll add some to match the card with double sided tape.  If it's for a family member or a special card I sometimes add a bow. 

For a crafter with a ribbon stash that I will never use in ten lifetimes I don't use it nearly enough!! On this occasion I have added a simple bow (frippery of the devil...see below!!) to the bunch of flowers by way of a finishing touch, it's to be hand delivered so a bit of bulk really doesn't matter. If the card is to be posted I might just incorporate a flat ribbon somewhere on the design or use seam binding that is soft enough to squish in the envelope.



Is it very wrong of me to say I don't enjoy using ribbon?  It never stays where I put it, unless it's nailed down, and bows are the frippery of the devil.  However, I did make an exception with this rather sexy piece of black ric-rac ribbon, which was nailed down with ultra-sticky double sided tape.






I don't use ribbons very much but when I use it I attach the ribbon with double sided tape.
Creating a beautiful bow is a challenge for me. 



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!

Click here to enter