Thursday, 21 September 2017

Favourite Paper Pad (AND WHY!)

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

Becca Cruger

(pop over to Becca's blog for a tutorial on how she created this background - it's fabulous and I'm keen to try it myself!)

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and our Top 3 are



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So, onto our next challenge





The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn
A stamp set and 6x6 pad of the winner’s choice
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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Paper Pad (& 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 have fallen in love with Maja Design papers and in particular the Vintage Romance stack is one of my (current) favourites because of the pretty florals and pastel colours.  I love both sides of this particular page from this pad so I hate to see papers stuck down on a card when the reverse is wasted.  For this reason I've made a little gift box which shows both sides. As well as being on show in the inside, you can see the reverse on the flaps and I've also used some scraps to make two dinky little tags which I've stuck together at an angle and fixed on with a foam pad. 







I love Doodlebug Designs paper pads.  I love them all, I cannot pick a favourite.  Their whimsical designs and bright happy colours make me smile.  This card was made with my favourite Halloween pad, October 31.





Elaine


I have a few favourite paper pads. This is one I go back to every year the LOTV Frosty Christmas.


It was really hard to pick just one favourite paperpad, because I have a couple of paperpads that I really love, but in the end I decided to pick the paperpad Sweet celebrations paperpack from My favorite things. I love this paperpad because it so versatile. There are cute multi coloured patterns but also really simple patterns in just one colour (with 2 shades of that same colour). I love how these colours look together with kraft cardstock and I really enjoy using this paperpad.



I have a few favourite paper pads and they all tend to be Christmas ones!  I love First Edition Silent Night pad for wintery looking cards. A lot of them have glittery patterns on and it's a shame to cover them up and there are also quite a few in the pad that could be used for other occasions.  



Favourite paper Pad...I have soooo many!! However, I recently managed to subscribe to the Craftwork Cards Julie Loves Collections and have been thrilled with the sweet prints contained therein, which suit my card making style.



Oh I have LOTS of favourite paper pads, lol, but one of my all time faves is from Nitwits (when LOTV used to sell them) and it is Petal Fresh.  It reminds me of newly laundered cotton sheets.  I am nearly at the end of my last pad, and it is going to break my heart when there is no more left.





Defintely Christmas paperpads from Doodlebug. I love the bright colours and designs. This is from the paperpad called North Pole.




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

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

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Flora or Fauna - Which is your fave and why?

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Our winner is:

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and our Top 3 are


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So, onto our next challenge





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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Flora or Fauna and explaining why you've picked (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


There's no question it's fauna for me. I love animals and my house would not be a home without my fur-babies.  I'm not suggesting I'd be overly happy if my house had mice though, which is the critter I've chosen to feature on my card today, but he is a cute little chappie, so he has made centre stage.




I Have to say I LOVE flora and fauna so to choose is really hard!
I have gone for Fauna with a hint of flora haha if you can call leaves flora :)

Though I am warming up to Flora, I'm hands down a Fauna girl.  Just love all the cute little critter stamps that are so abundant.





Elaine


My favourite has to be Floral. Why, flowers can be the focal point of a card or an embellishment.



I love using both flora and fauna, but most of the time you will find a cute critter on my card. A real favourite is a cute critter with a flower, so then I use both. For this card I went for a cute little mouse, because they are my all time favourite.





I do love both, but for card purposes I usually go for fauna as they are cuter, although they are often holding small flowers.

 


I have gone with fauna (in every sense actually). I love flowers and foliage but tend not to reach for them in my card making.

Fauna for me.  Why?  I love animals, simples.  All animals, but here is
one of my favourites.



Hard to choose, because I love them both.  
I go for Fauna, I love butterflies and ~lol~ couldn't resist the floral paper from My Favorite Things.



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

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

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Favourite - Fur or Feathers? (and WHY)

It's Squirrel sneaking in as your host today, so I'm in charge
Ooh the power rush!

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

Please email us at AsYouLikeItChallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize, 
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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 Fur or Feathers (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.


We've also got a fabulous guest joining us for this challenge.....

Katrina Bufton


Katrina is a very talented crafter so I'm delighted to 
welcome her as a guest for this challenge.
Here's a little bit about her and her gorgeous creation:

I live in Somerset with my lovely hubby Will and my loony cat Millie. I run a monthly cardmaking club in Burnham-on-Sea which has been going for over 10 years, and I am lucky enough to be on some amazing Design Teams.


It had to be Fur for me - before I even made my first card in 2006 I designed a cat logo to go on the back. They are definitely my favourite furry creatures - soft, warm, cuddly and they make a fabulous noise when they're happy :o) Also I like to include really cheesy phrases on my cards so it was the perfect opportunity to use a 'purrfect day' sentiment.





And next up are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


Although I've included both on my card, I'm definitely a fur kinda gal!  I don't really like things that flutter (although that also includes butterflies and bugs as well as feathered friends).  Furry critters are usually much cuter. I am slave to two furry felines and I love bunnies which I've featured on my card.







This choice is impossible for me as I love love love both
I have a rabbit and a guinea pig and I also have Ducks and chickens...
But....... for colouring purposes I LOVE fur and especially Henry and House mouse stamps


I had a parrot for many years that was dear to my heart.  He talked and imitated cats and dogs which made everyone laugh, but you can't cuddle a bird like you can a furry creature.  Dogs are my most favorite furry creature.





Elaine


A difficult decission. I do love our feathered friends but cuddly furry creatures always melt my heart.


I love both animals with fur and feathers, but on my cards I have more animals with fur. I love the soft look most animals with fur have, I just want to cuddle them.



It's definitely fur for me.  I like cuddly and cute and I don't really see birds that way at all.





It's definitely fur for me. I much prefer the fur of a dog, cat, horse or in this case a fox!!
Somehow it's hard to feel warm and cuddly about a bird !!


Fur.  There, said it.  Fur.  Love it.  Strokeable, snugglable, sniffable, sooooo warm and cuddly.  Yes, I love fur more than feathers.  Especially on a cat.






Fur for me. I love cats. I love to play and cuddle with them. They are so cute.
  




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

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