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...

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#5 Karen Letchworth



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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.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Favourite Reason to make Cards (and why)

Hello chaps, Squirrel here today!

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Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store
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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Favourite reason to make/send a card (other than a birthday! (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


It's Christmas for me, because I love all the excitement beforehand with all the decorations, plus it's a great excuse to use sparkle on your cards!






Well this is an easy choice for me I LOVE making christmas cards
so I pick Christmas.... I so love this Stamp and set I think I am going to be making multiple cards with this set.
I love making cards to say hello and remind my friends I think of them often.  I know I love getting unexpected "happy mail".




Elaine


I don't mind what occassion I make cards for. Birthdays are obviously the most popular but I do love making anniversary and wedding cards. I like adding hearts, gems and pretty embellishments. 





My favourite are definitely Christmas cards as I love putting glitter and bling on them when I can and I tend to make them all the year round when I don't have much else on.





I like to make "Just Because" cards to send to friends that I haven't seen in a while or, for that matter, those I have never met!! Let's face it something unexpected is always a lovely surprise!!



My favourite reason for making cards, other than birthdays, is to celebrate
friendships - I have made so many friends all over the world (some I have never met but who are still dear to my heart) and I love to let them know I am thinking of them and how important they are in my life





Apart from making Birthday- and Christmas cards, I also like to make little 'thinking of you' cards. It's important to let friends, family or colleagues who are facing difficult times know that some one is thinking about them. 



So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and
showcase Your Favourite Favourite reason to make/send a card (other than a birthday (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Favourite Skin or Fur colour combo (and why)



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 Valerija


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Prizes: - 3 digi stamps voucher worth £6.75


This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Skin/fur Colour combo (in whatever colouring medium you use (& 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've opted for fur, since I prefer critters, and I've used my two 'go-to' combinations for grey and brown critters.  Using my Distress Ink reinkers to watercolour the kitties, the grey tabby is a mix of Hickory Smoke and Black Soot and the ginger tabby is a base of Antique Linen with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo for the darker bits.  I also sometimes add some Gathered Twigs or Ground Espresso for extra contrast in the shadows, like under my ginger kitty's sign.  I love the warmth of these colours and the way they complement each other.







Samantha
I don't tend to lean toward making a huge amount of cards with people images but sometimes there
is a need for them and on this occasion I needed an 18th Card for a good friends daughter
I always go for pale skin tones I find them the easiest to create so they are my favourites
I work with Spectrum Noir Pens for the skin so I have used:
TN1, FS2, FS4, FS8, CR4 and CR7.

My favorite colors to use for fur are usually any of the grey, but it kinda depends on what kind of fur I am coloring.  I especially love the Copic cool and warm greys because they just seem to blend so beautifully.  The combo I used here is C3, C5 and C7.



Elaine


I love using warm tones for dog fur. I usually use beige, tan and brown Promarkers. I think these colours make the pups look cute and cuddly.


I colour fur with my prismacolor pencils, because they have a perfect combination that I love. I use PC941 Light umber, PC1082 Chocolate and PC942 Dark chocolate. It gives a nice warm glow that I really love. But I also have another secret for colouring fur: Colour on hammered paper! Fur looks amazing on it. ;)




I do most of my colouring with Copics and the fur for this bear is done with E30, E31 and E34.  I use quite a few in the E30 range and I like these three as I find them easy to blend and they are not too light, not too dark, in fact just right (for me anyway). 





When I am using Promarkers, my default skin colours are Apricot, Oatmeal, Blush and Baby Pink for a great blend.



I love my critter stamps, and tend to favour warm golden colours.  With Distress Inks I achieve this with a base coat of Scattered Straw, a top coat of Tea Dye, and Brushed Corduroy for the darker parts, with occasional Walnut Stain for real depth when I am feeling brave.







Lately I don't color so many stamps. But when I choose a stamp for a card it's usually an animal. In this case I chose my all time favorite mouse: Henry. I always color with Copic markers. Henry's coat I always color with cool gray (C0, C1, C2, C3).



So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and
showcase Your Skin/fur Colour combo (in whatever colouring medium you use (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.


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