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

Please email us at to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

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!

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

So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

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£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 


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.


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. 


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!


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!!


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 :)


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.


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.

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.


  1. Thank you so much for the honor of having my card creation chosen as one of the top three! Congratulations to the other tops, as well as Rachel, the winner.

  2. I'm thrilled that you chose my card as one of your Top 3! Thanks so much!! Beautiful DT samples for your next wonderful challenge!