Thursday, 11 August 2016

Favourite Flower & Why

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

#33 Tanya OD






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and our Top 3 are

#44 Lucy Woods



#39 Monica Soto



#31 Sai Jirawadee 


Suitcase Accordion Album Magnolia stamps

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So, onto our next challenge






The sponsor of this challenge is
Wild Orchid Crafts
£12 gift voucher




This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Flower(& 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 really love Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, especially the Cosmos Daisy, Cherry Blossom, open roses and rosebuds that I've used today.  I have these particular flower combos in various colours and shades!  Roses are also one of my favourite garden flowers. I love the scent and pretty double flowers.




I love all flowers and love to photograph them,
but its a real struggle to just choose one favourite.
I recently got a new digi stamp that I think I am going to love
as much as the real flower so I choose a poppy!
and what's great is I can do them in any colour I like too!




Brenda


Impossible to say what my favourite flower is.  For this challenge, I will go with the sakura or cherry blossom.  In full bloom, their beauty is absolutely breathtaking.





Elaine

I love Poppies. The simple shape is ideal for all sorts of occasions while their significance is meaningful to many. 




Kat

Gosh, this is a tough one but I would have to go for the classic option of roses because they are so pretty and can be used for a modern or vintage style.  They are my favourite 3D paper flowers to add but here I have them on the papers and image too!





Lori

My favourite flower...well, now that's a toughie...I love all flowers. However, if I *had* to choose just one - I'd have to go with the rose. It's so gorgeous in any colour and to me they mean love and friendship and beauty. 




Lorraine

I love all flowers from dainty blossoms to large blooms and the same goes in my crafting choices too. I have a wide range of paper flowers in all sizes and colours from various companies. I like to use them altogether as I have done here on this MDF plaque.





Mojca

**coming soon**


Sarah

In real life my favourite flowers are sunflowers and daisies. However I decided to think outside the box and to share my favourite crafty flowers which happen to be sweetheart blossoms. They come in such a gorgeous range of colours and are flat enough not to add too much bulk to a card.





Squirrel

Oh my, another difficult choice to make - if they were in-the-ground flowers then I would choose daisies every time, they are just such happy blooms - but if I were to receive a bunch then it would be roses, especially if they were fragranced.  Mum always cuts some to have indoors and the scent is divine.





Suzette

**coming soon**


Wilma
This challenge is a mission impossible for me. I have a lot of favourite flowers: lilacs, tulips, sweet peas, ranunculus, peonies, lilies,  hyacinths, lily of the valley.
Each Friday I buy fresh flowers.

For this challenge I chose ranunculus: I love the bright colours.




So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Flower(& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.





Thursday, 28 July 2016

Favourite Papers & Why


Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge and for sharing your trademark style; all the entries were fab.

Our winner is:

#3 - Rachel Brown

A lovely Summery feeling card with gorgeous bright colours and pretty florals




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and in no particular order, our Top 3 are

#33 - Lynne in NI

The cute, fun image is beautifully water-coloured and the doodled edging is a lovely finishing touch




#27 - Lillian's Leisure

Pretty layered papers, soft pastels and gorgeous flowers make for a very cute and girly card




#36 - Jan R

A great combination of bold papers, cute image and a fun sentiment!





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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Crafts U Love
£10 voucher




This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Favourite 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:


I love Maja Design's soft pastel colours and pretty floral patterns.






My favourite papers are Echo park... I love all papers really but the
Echo park papers really seem to be to my taste with nearly All the papers
in each pack I could use again and again...
I will even admit to buying the same pad several times 




Brenda


I would have to say Doodlebug Design papers are my favourite.  I love DB papers because they are so cute and bright and cheery and they are readily available here on our little island  home.


Elaine

My favourite favourite papers are Nit Wit collections. I love the colours and designs, they have a lovely charm about them and are super quality. 





Kat

My fave papers are Maja Design for their beautiful patterns, vintage style, the fact that all the collections co-ordinate so they can be mixed and matched, and their versatility...I've used Christmas papers for this masculine card!





Lori


My favorite papers would have to be the oh-so versatile digital papers from Polkadoodles! I am falling head over heels with all their digi papers, embellies, toppers, etc. that you can print, cut and paste! LOVE 'EM!!




Lorraine

My favourite papers are Graphic 45, the quality and depth of colour are superb. There are so many beautiful patterns and endless elements to fussy cut from the papers. However because I love them so much I tend to avoid using them too often as I can't bring myself to cut in to them. But I've made a special exception today :)






Sarah

Favourite paper? I own soooo many!! However, the pads I always turn to first are Doodlebug Designs, the quality and colours are always spot on, can be used alone as a base or, as in this case, create a perfect background scene.





Squirrel 

What a silly thing to make us choose!  Favourite papers, favourite pet, same thing.  OK, if I am forced to make a decision based on what papers do I go to most often, then it's going to be Nitwits, which is what I used for this card.....or Dovecraft, which I didn't.




Wilma
My favourite papers are Doodlebug papers. I loooooove the bright colours and the design.
For this card I used Doodlebug Birthday girl party favours (2007). These was my first set of Doodlebug papers and I like the colour combo very much.





So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Favourite papers (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.






Thursday, 14 July 2016

Your Trademark Style (and why)


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




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and our Top 3 are

#108 Tonya OD



#71 Sonja




#23 Celine




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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Prize - £10.00 Voucher



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your "trademark" style - what defines your style (& 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 not really sure what mine is anymore actually.  It used to be fussy and fancy, with lots of fluff, but I'm also loving the CAS look.  I guess the things that I think I do a lot, and therefore might suggest I'd be recognised in a line up are; (1) Cute critters, (2) Chalked sky, (3) My "go-to" CAS layout.  I've also managed to sneak in some penguins, glitter and ribbon, as well as purple which is one of my 3 favourite colours.
I've used Cute Penguin set from DSB





My favourite trademark is definitely C&S
I love the image to speak for itself and also I don't like a lot of frill and fuss.
using Jolly Garlands




Brenda

I have no real style. I love trying different techniques and my style can vary from CAS to grungy, to shabby chic. It just depends on how I feel that particular day.Using Millie Mouse All Occasions



Elaine
It's hard to define my trademark. I love different styles but I do incorporate dots and spots often on my projects. Using Winston All Seasons


Kat
My trademark has to be my stitching, which is all done by hand!
No matter what style of card I am doing it is very rare for it to have no stitching on it as I love the subtle detail it adds and the way it seems to 'finish' the edges of the papers. 
It's also quite therapeutic doing it!



Lori
My *trademark or style* is hard to define...I like to make CAS cards but I also like cards with layers and crisp, clean lines.... using Dinky and Flowers


 Lorraine
Using Billy Turtle
Although I have tried and loved many styles whilst creating cards for a multitude of customers with differing tastes and requirements my favourite and therefore trademark style is definitely CUTE!

I just love cute images and whether the card ends up clean and simple or full of frills and details it's always the cute images that draw my eye.




Mojca
Using Valentine Nell


Those of you who have been following me for a longer period certainly know that I almost always use an image on my cards and this is basically my main trademark :) Why? Well I just love the colour, it really relaxes me ... I just regret that I can't draw myself :) And my trademark would also beads and glitter which I just can't refuse using on my cards :)))





Sarah
Using Pip so Special

My "trademark" is somewhere in the middle. Not quite CAS because of my love for patterned paper and not quite fussy and fancy because usually my decoration is subtle!!



Squirrel 

I think everyone knows by now that my trademark is my CAS designs, I love being able to see the image I have spent an age colouring up, it still feels like magic turning it from a line drawing into an almost living thing.





Wilma
My trademark or style is Clean and Simple. I love cards with a minimum of frills and embellishments. It is not always easy to make CAS card because I am always tempted to add embellishments. Using Sketchy flowers




So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase
Your "trademark" style - what defines your style
(& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.