Thursday, 16 June 2016

Favourite Die and WHY

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 

Our winner is:


Please email us at to claim your prize, 

and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 in random order 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

Bunny Zoe

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

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

This Nottingham border die has been my favourite for a while.  I love the pretty flowers and it's my 'go-to' die for clean and simple feminine designs.

Well I agree with my teamies this challenge was a challenge of Which die is my favourite,
OUCH! ermmmm think think think... THERE ARE LOADS! that are my favourite...
I have to say though Tattered Florals is one of my go to dies so it is definitely one of my favorites.


This challenge is impossible for me.  I LOVE DIES!  If I were backed into a corner and threatened for an answer, I would say my stitched or pierced circle dies.  I find I seldom my a card without them, I love their finished look.


I love my flower dies, but especially the Chrysanthamum set from Britannia dies. I think they enhance so many of my projects either as a single flower or a cluster.


My favourite die changes all the time depending on what mood I'm in!

This is my current fave because I had my eye on it for ages and finally snapped it up at a craft show for a very bargain price :-)


My favorite "go-to" dies are the stitched rectangles, squares and circles from Lil' Inker Designs....they work amazing to frame an image and give it that extra little detail it needs


My all time favourite die is the Floral Oval by Spellbinders. I love it because it fits all of my coloured images beautifully and sits nicely on a 6 x 6 card but equally doesn't get lost on a larger card either.


I just love Spellbinder dies and the circle ones and scalloped ones are my favourite, they give such lovely touch to the cards.


My favourite ( most used ) dies  are my Spellbinders large circles which, I have recently discovered, fit perfectly into my NEW favourite Stitched Circle Scallop Frames!!

Why? I just think that a circle frames most images really nicely and it appeals to my need for symmetry.


I wanted to rename this challenge as "Mission Impossible" - it has been so DIFFICULT to choose a favourite die (or two).  In the end I chose my favourite matting dies and a couple of my favourite (that is, most used) embellishment dies.  I could have chosen far more than three though!


**coming soon**


I love the butterfly dies of Memory box, but Pippi and Isabella Butterfly are my favorite dies. I love butterflies and use those dies a lot.

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Die (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. I agree with Squirrel, mission impossible, love my dies. Great DT cards, lots of lovely inspiration.

  2. I am the Winner..OMG.Thank you so much for choosing my card..And thank you for the fabulous challenges!!

  3. Thank you for chossing my card as Top3 and congrats to the other winners.

  4. LOVE that you've changed to a picture link up! So lovely to see all the gorgeous entries. DT creations are awesome as always. I'm with Lori, LOVE Lil' Inkers! :)

  5. Congrats to the winner and Top 3!
    Thanks for another fun challenge and gorgeous DT inspirations Karen x