Thursday, 19 September 2013

Challenge #11 - Favourite Sentiment & WHY

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner, selected at random is:

#18 Laura Love
I just love Laura's colouring, the bright colours 
set against the dark hair is just stunning.
Well done honey.

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

and our Top 3 4 are

#10 Liz

#15 Claire H

#35 Norma

and it's a top 4 this week because I couldn't resist adding this one to the top picks, but you really need to visit Heather's blog to see the photos as her creation is just amazing, and she's done a fab tutorial too:

#39 Heather A Hudson

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

Before I get onto our challenge, I'd like to sneak in a quick 

to one of our DT members.
Yup, it's Suzette's birthday today peeps, 
so please join me in wishing her a lovely day, 
and pop over to her blog if you can to with her a happy b'day.

Best wishes Suzette, from all your DT pals too!

Right, onto our 11th challenge

Our fabulous sponsor this week is 
Happy Hippo
who are offering a £10 prize to our lucky winner.

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Sentiment & Why.

PLEASE remember you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite 
in order to qualify for the prize. 
To ensure we see this when we visit your blog, please 
write your reason(s) next to your link to our challenge.
Thank you

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

 Since my favourite occasion is Christmas, it's got to be a festive sentiment for me.  My favourite sentiment would either be Merry Christmas, or Winter Wishes, but as I used Winter Wishes on my card yesterday, I decided to opt for just a plain Merry Xmas today.


Well I have to agree with Annette my favourite occasion is also Christmas,
so my favourite sentiment is Seasons Greetings, I love this one as I have friends all over the world and this greeting works for them all.



I find it hard to show my feelings outwith my family and find some sentiments a bit over the top for me but when it comes to my grandchildren well anything goes especially ones like these. So meaningful and it's a card you can give, just because! 


My definetly favourite sentiment is from Vladka's Thought's sentiment set "Dare to live your dream" which I also used on my card. I think it says it all :)


I found this little "Recipe" and have to say that
I think it just about sums up the feeling of Christmas!!

Suzette (the birthday girl!!)

I love all sentiments especially happy ones and this one can be used for all occasion.

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Sentiment.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. what a fantastic challenge question: I'm number 3. YOU is my favourite sentiment and it is because in my vocabulary, YOU isn't a punishing word or a blaming word, it is a word where I am about to give someone some praise, a compliment, an acknowledgement or if I am realizing I am wrong, accountability, an apology, an explanation as to what propelled me to act inappropriately and to fess up to how I can be different due to their behavior triggering me. So YOU is a fantastic word for me - it is about other and other is the I and Thou we can't live without on Earth! xox hugs Samara

  2. Thank you for picking me in the Top 3!!
    Claire xx

  3. Wow! Thank you so much for choosing my journal page as the winner! I am super excited! Congratulations to the Top picks as well! I am off to email you!

  4. So delighted to be one of the Top 3 picks (or rather Top 4). Thanks ever so much. Congrats to the other ladies and the winner also. Terrific cards from your DT ladies.

  5. Thank you so much for choosing my entry as one of your top 4. Congratulations to Laura and the other top 4 ladies.
    Liz xx

  6. Thank you for the fun challenge! :)

  7. Great to see you all so lovely you all left us comments too! Thank you! We are so glad you are all playing along and glad you are enjoying the challenges too, hugs us AYLI girls xx

  8. Amazing DT creations, so inspirational. xx

  9. Fabulous DT inspiration, thank you for the great challenge.