Thursday, 12 January 2017

Favourite hair colour combo you use (and why)

Happy New Year everyone and I'm happy to announce that we have some 
wonderful new teamies joining us for the New Year.

Please welcome:
Larissa
and
Lynne

They're joining in with their first challenge today, so please say hello!


Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 


Our winner is:

Birgit with her fabulous background

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and our Top 3 are

Tip Top - amazing shaped card



Helen beautiful scene and snowy backdrop




Sanja bright and beautiful

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So, onto our next challenge





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Prize is 3 images of winners choice.
The Paper Nest Dolls Blog

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your favourite Hair colour combo (in whatever colouring medium you use...

IE: I thought it would be a good way to get people to show their favourite hair combos in whatever medium they use. EG My copic ones would be E59, E57, E35 E53 and E51.
 My DIs would be Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs. and so on if you use pencils etc)

You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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



I debated using Copics which I'm more comfortable with when it comes to hair, but decided to persevere with my paintbrush.  I've used my 'go-to' colours of Antique Linen base with Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo and a touch of Ground Espresso working up to the darkest bits.  Considering there's not much in the way of hair in this image, I've managed to use 4 shades!  Brown hair is my favourite probably because I have more browns than any other colour. Obviously nothing to do with it being the colour of chocolate (although that certainly helps!)






Samantha
I love brown highlighted, because it's my own colour and it's the one I find easiest to do. 
I used Spectrum Noir pens for this one - EB1 & 2 GB8, GB9 & 10.


I love red hair or hair with red highlights.   It was the colour of my hair before it started turning "blonde".  I love that in certain light it can look brown, but add light and it turns fiery.  I used Copics in E08, 15, 17 for this little redhead.




I love mousy brown hair with highlights because that was the colour of my daughter's hair when she was little.
I used Promarkers Buttercup, Putty, Tan, Caramel and Cocoa.




For the hair I used the following prisma colour pencils: PC941 Light umber, PC 1082 Chocolate and PC 946 Dark brown. I really love the colour PC 1082 chocolate. First because of its name ;) and second because of the warmth of this colour.




Lori


My favorite hair colour is brownish/blonde...I used Copic Markers E50, E31, and E25 for my hair on this cutie! I like making highlights in the hair and this combination is light and easy to do that with!



Lynne


My favourite hair colour combo in Copics for this particular card is E40, E41, and E42 with a touch of E43 because this cute little fairy looks just like my niece so I  coloured the hair to match hers.





Promarkers are my medium of choice and for hair my "go to" colours are Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, and Umber, in that order. They blend nicely and always give good results.




When I do brown hair (a favourite because it always feels so warm), I use a light wash of Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (ReInker) and then get busy with the Polychromos Pencils (Brown Ochre, Nougat, Bistre, Van-Dyke Brown, Walnut Brown)


My favorite hair colour is brown, which used to be my hair colour in the older days -lol-.
When I color the hair of an image/digi it is often brown and with Copic Markers # E25, E31, E41, E43.



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

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.



Thursday, 15 December 2016

Favourite Christmas Song (AND WHY)


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Our winner is:

Kunis


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and our Top 3 are

Cathy Cates


Gracie


Julie B



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So, onto our next challenge






The sponsor of this challenge is
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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Christmas Carol or Christmas Song (& 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 like the song from The Snowman, 'I'm walking in the air'.  If you're not already singing it, then click on the link and see the flying scene with the boy and his snowman!





My favourite Christmas/ seasonal song is Let it snow.
I LOVE snow when I first get up in the morning after it's snowed and there are no footprints or marks in the snow that first few minutes and then think OH NO I have to go to work in that! DOH!




Brenda

One of my favorite Christmas songs is 'Deck the Halls'.  I loved singing the fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la part of the song when I was a kiddo, for that matter, I still like singing it, it's just so fun!





Elaine

One of my favourite carols is 'O Christmas tree' or in German 'O Tannenbaum'.
I have fond memories of learning this at school in German and thinking how clever I was!






Lori

My favorite Christmas carol or song is "Let It Snow." It reminds me of when we were young and my Dad putting on our Bing Cosby records and decorating the tree, getting things set up for Santa! 




Lorraine

**coming soon**


Mojca

I like Oh, Holy night, it just reminds me of the warm cozy Christmas nights.








Sarah

The Christmas song that means most to me is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
 As a girl my Dad played a Johnny Mathis Christmas LP (remember those??) and
he lines " Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow, So hang a shining star upon the highest bough, And have yourself a Merry Little Christmas now" always do it for me and remind me of times so sadly missed.

Anyway here she is, hanging her shining star!!





Squirrel

For me it's a song rather than a carol, and it is a bittersweet one this year as Greg Lake has just passed away.  "I Believe In Father Christmas".  I have loved this ever since it was released, and the first hearing of it always reminds me of how close to Christmas we are.  The words are quite thought provoking.





Suzette

**coming soon**


Wilma
Have yourself a merry little Christmas is my favorite Christmas song. It's a beautiful song. It reminds me of the older days when the weather was cold and inside it was warm and cosy. And watching all the old Christmas movies. Nostalgia.......



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

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





Thursday, 1 December 2016

Favourite Gold or Silver (and why)


Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:

#11 Karen Dunbrook


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and our Top 3 are

Kristina

Lucy


Alison



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So, onto our next challenge






The sponsor of this challenge is
Sweet n Sassy Stamps
$10.00
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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Gold or Silver (& 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 feel that silver is a bit more modern than gold when it comes to jewellery and that preference also translates into my cards too.  I've used a silver mirri card as the backdrop for my Santa image, embossed and embellished with a frosty border die.  The only trouble with mirri card is that it's so hard to photograph!  I've also used silver on the image itself, where I've used a silver gel pen to colour the ribbon on the present that Santa's hiding behind his back!




... and here's a close-up to show the silver gel pen I used on the bow of the image.





Easy challenge for me I LOVE silver and I really don't like gold
Even all my jewelry is white gold which looks like silver
So that is why I choose silver.





Brenda


Silver, hands down, is my favorite!  I love the wonderful cool feel of silver or platinum, it's so perfect for Christmas cards.




Elaine

I like silver more than gold. It looks especially good with blue at Christmas time.




Lori

My favorite would have to be silver....I prefer it for jewelry and also for crafting. To me, it's more versatile and goes with everything and it shines better than gold LOL....




Lorraine

I love both but when creating a frosty Christmas card scene I love to use Silver, it certainly adds to the Wintry feel of a project or card.
I have used silver mirri card here but it is notoriously difficult to photograph - it always turns out looking black.



Mojca

Well, I like silver better, it has such beautiful shine and I think it just looks wonderful on Christmas cards, don't you?

 

Sarah

Ooh, a conundrum indeed!! I wear both gold or silver jewellery depending on my outfit so use the same approach to matching paper. In this case I used silver  to compliment the icy blue of my papers. 





Squirrel

I love the warmth and mellowness of gold, and of course it was one of the gifts brought to Jesus by the Three Wise Men



Suzette

**coming soon**


Wilma

For me it's silver. I love the 'icy' look of it. And with white it's kind of winter for me, which I love. And it also has an elegant look.
  



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

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