Thursday, 5 October 2017

Choose Ribbon or Flowers (and tell us Why)

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

Shuly

I loved this one (and the other entry Shuly linked up) and her choice of paper was unique (it was not a design paper as the rest of us picked, me included, but instead a paper from her grandpa's old company that she used for stamping - what a lovely family connection!)



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So, onto our next challenge





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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite: Choose either Flowers or Ribbon.
To win the prize, you MUST explain WHY you've made that choice.

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


I love adding ribbon to my cards especially double bows.  I have lots of ribbons in different colours to match the colour theme of my card and love the texture they add.  I often use them to cover joins in backing papers but today's card showcases a simple use in a spotty aqua design to match the paper.







I would have to pick ribbons as my favorite.  I have always loved ribbon and have quite a collection including some wonderful vintage silk ribbon.  Ribbon can add elegance, fun and even cover imperfection.  





Elaine


This is a hard one for me. I love to add ribbon and flowers to my cards. I have opted for flowers this time as a main feature. I like the versitility of adding fowers as a small embellishment too.


Although I have a lot of flower dies and punches, I don't use them very often on my cards. At the moment I prefer using ribbon on my cards. My cards are really simple most of the times and I think a ribbon looks better than flowers, because they can make a card a bit busier.


I do have quite a lot of both, but it depends who the card is for and whether it's to be posted.  I love to add flowers as they add texture and make the card special for the recipient. 




I don't use either very often but you are more likely to see ribbon on my card as I have so much of it!! There are such a range of textures colours and widths these days and they add interest and texture to any card or project.



OK, so, here's the dilemma, I don't often use ribbons or flowers!
I have tried in the past, but "dog's dinner" comes to mind, froo-froo just isn't
my style.  So, I furtled about in the stash to see which of the two evils I have the
most of, and was horrified to find a rather sizeable collection of flowers, so I thought I had better use some!





Flowers! I don't use them very often, but when I do I like to make small bunches of flowers, leaves, stamens and thread.






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

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

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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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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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.