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!


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.


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


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!


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. 


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.


**coming soon**


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.


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.


**coming soon**

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.


  1. You have always interesting theme. Love DT creation.


  2. Thanks so much for the win, I emailed a few days ago but haven't heard anything, will send another mail if I haven't heard by the end of the week :) DT cards are fab as always!

    Tanya xx

  3. I can always count on AYLI to inspire. Gorgeous DT samples ladies, thanks for yet another fab challenge! x

  4. Beautiful makes everyone.Another great theme. Hugs xx