Thursday, 13 July 2017

Do you prefer pearls or gems (and why)

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Pearls or Gems (& 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 think it's fairly clear if you look at my previous creations that I opt for pearls on most of my cards and rarely use gems. I love the smooth texture of the pearls and have them in every colour of the rainbow to match whatever card I'm making. 






I prefer pearls because I can even use little ones on Masculine cards
I tend to use pearls or enamel accents that are like pearls.

I like both pearls and gems to give a project that extra little something.  I tend to choose them to match the overall designed of my card.  This card was just begging for the sparkle of gems.





Elaine


I like both pearls and gems. I have used pearls in this instance because I think they look a little more sophisticated.


I love both pearls and gems. Pearls are really easy to use for me because they have adhesive on the back of them and I like the pretty look.




I like both, but tend to use pearls a lot more.  I think they finish a card off and look more elegant than gems, particularly for special occasion cards.




It's pearls for me, they come in such an array of colours these days and just add a lovely finishing touch to any card whether elaborate or simple, as in this case.



Pearls or Gems, hmmmm, well for me it is determined by the card I'm
making but when it is a chirpy image that demands bling and sparkle then
of course it has to be gems!





I love both and it depends of the 'sort' of card I make. For a romantic card I like to use pearls and for a fun or modern card I like to use gems. This bright coloured card needs gems. 


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

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





Thursday, 29 June 2017

Favourite Way to Add Ribbon (AND WHY)

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite way to add ribbon(& 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 using ribbon to hide the join between two designer papers and adding a double bow to top it off.  








Samantha
I love to machine sew ribbon onto cards
why? because I think it adds a little texture too!


I love ribbon, yes, I'm a collector!  Honestly tho, I don't really use it a lot on my cards.  When I do, I like using it to add a bit of interest to my plainer cards.



Elaine


I am not very good at making bows! So I like to take the easy way and wrap the ribbon around the card and then to tie a knot often with a charm attached.


**coming soon**

Looking back, I don't use as much ribbon as I thought, but when I do and there isn't room for a bow I like to just wrap it around the card in a matching colour.  I think it adds that little bit "extra".




I don't always use ribbon on my cards but when I do it will usually be coordinating seam binding which is wrapped around the card and a bow(made on my Ultimate Pro) added to the left hand side of the ribbon. I think it adds just the right amount of "pretty"!!



I like this ribbon, and I like this ribbon - but I don't like using ribbon!
Ribbon is my bĂȘte noire, always has been, probably always will be, so when it comes to using ribbon on cards I keep it as simple and painless as possible





I don't use ribbon very often because I never like the bow I create. But when I want to add a bow I wrap the ribbon around the card and make a bow separately and attach it on the ribbon.  In this case I added a little bow on top of the other one.


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

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

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Favourite Fruit (and why)


Hi everyone, it's Sarah here hosting today and what a task I had...there were some truly fabulous cards but sadly some had to be excluded because they didn't fit the theme. However,  Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge and...

Our Winner Is

#5 Karen Letchworth



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Prize is 3 images of winners choice.



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Fruit (you can use its colour as inspiration (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


Along with the yummy taste, strawberries remind me of summer, picking them straight from the garden and eating them before they even make it back up to the house!






Samantha
I found this very hard to choose just one fruit as I eat most fruit
so I have cheated a little as I LOVE blue as many of you know so i have chosen blueberries
as my inspiration and used tones of blue in my Mermaid



Brenda


My favorite fruit is the lilikoi the Hawaiian name for passionfruit.  The bloom is beautiful and the fruit has a delicious unique flavor.  I love fresh squeezed lilikoi juice and lilikoi butter is so wonderful on hot pancakes.  Since I've never seen a lilikoi stamp, I used it's color, yellow, as the inspiration for my card.




Elaine


I love blackberries or as we call them in the north brambles. It is always enjoyable to pick them in the hedgerows and bring them home to make jam and jelly. Mmm I can taste it now.




Lynne


I like most fruits, but I love sweet English strawberries. When you start to see Pick Your Own signs etc. it means summer is here and Wimbledon will soon be starting and I love to watch the tennis.




Now I am partial to all sorts of fruit but my favourite fruit flavour is lemon...lemon drizzle cake, sherbet lemons, lemon cheesecake, lemon doughnuts, Thorntons lemon chocolates, lemon possett...need I go on!? 



I'm not a huge fan of any particular fruit (would rather have a plate of veg) but
I do quite like a mixed fruit salad with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.  It takes
me right back to my childhood and Sunday teatime.






Wilma

I love fruit. My favorite fruit is fresh pineapple. Delicious sweet and juicy.



So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and
showcase Your Your Favourite Fruit (you can use its colour as inspiration (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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