Saturday, 18 February 2017

Challenge #316 - Alphabet


Hey there LIMettes, we're back and it's Week 3 of our birthday month!
In case you've missed our earlier challenges this month we have
a special birthday giveaway with one generous sponsor per week!

Yep that's right - 4 weeks in February, 4 birthday challenges,
4 fabulously talented guest designers and 4 delicious prizes up for grabs!

Today we are delighted to announce our sponsor and guest designer for
Week 3 of our birthday challenges and it's Shery Russ of STAMPlorations



and in the unlikely event that you haven't come across Shery and her
gorgeous products and designs then here's a little bio

"Established in June 2013, California-based STAMPlorations™ is owned and managed by 
husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. We offer clear stamps, stencils, thin metal dies,
 and coloring pages for stampers, card makers, scrapbookers, mixed media artists, and all
other kinds of crafters. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and
 experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!"
Store: http://stamplorations.com/
Blog: http://stamplorations.blogspot.com"


So without further ado, what do we have up our sleeves to challenge you with this week?



Does that sound ok for you? We can't wait to see what you come up with and
here's what Shery and the design team have to inspire you and do check out their
personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!
I'm sure they'd love a visit from you with lots of encouraging feedback too!

Shery - Stamplorations





As always please keep your designs Clean & Simple with lots of clean white / blank
space and do check our Challenge Guidelines at the top right of the blog along with
our 'How to Play' page at the top.

We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page slideshows, throughout the week HERE especially on Wednesday, when we showcase our random selection of early entries to the challenge and Fridays, when we'll be revealing our ShowCASe favourites from the previous week's challenge.



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Friday, 17 February 2017

ShowCASe #314 - Colour

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post.
We had such a super turn-out for our first week of birthday celebrations! 
Thank you all so much for joining in & helping us start the celebrations off. 

As this is our birthday month we will be picking a winner each week, as well as the showcase entries. We'll be announcing all the winners together at the end of the celebrations so please
pop back in early March to see if you are one of our lucky winners.

But to the showcase!

It's never an easy job to select our favourites but we do love seeing 
all your stunning takes on the challenge in our gallery each week.

So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for
  
CAS at it's best. This design has kept to a minimum number of elements and incorporated the required colour into the enamel dots only. We loved the beautiful crisp and clean layout with the fun quotation die cuts. A terrific card for the guy in your life!


We were wowed by the eye-catching and vibrant citrus colours on this card. There is a fabulous amount of detail in this lovely design. The discrete stitched dies and smooth dots add texture and the raised flower heads give dimension. Something for everyone here!


Techniques abound in this gorgeous card and it had us all swooning. From the water coloured and emboss resist background, through the shimmery die-cuts to the simplistic yet elegant design, this is such a stunning, beautiful and extremely CAS card.


Here the opulent and vibrant colours with that richness that the gold detail adds really caught our eyes. Those colourful and modern geometric shapes add a stunning contrast to the delicate treatment on the sentiment.


Congratulations ladies and please help yourself to a ShowCASe badge
 from the page at the top of the blog with our thanks. 
We hope you'll display it proudly on your individual blogs.

We're sure you'll agree these are a wonderful trio and worthy of
our ShowCASe badge this week. 
Do pop along and congratulate them on their win.

We'll also be showCASing their cards on our Facebook page

so why not hop on over and give us a 'thumbs up'!
Here's the link you need to take you there.




As always there's still time to enter our current challenge 

which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Challenge #315 - One Layer Card

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with Week 2 of our Birthday month
and we are delighted to announce our sponsor and guest designer
for this challenge is the super generous and talented ...


Tara of

who is offering a



... and in case you've never come across Seven Hills Crafts here's a little bio

"As Less is More was the first challenge I ever played in, I am always thrilled to support it, and to play along whenever time permits which is not as often as I like these days!  My store, Seven Hills Crafts currently stocks over 6500 products most of which are perfect for the Clean & Simple Crafter.  We specialise in importing quality products from the USA and Japan and ship worldwide (although not back to America) and provide daily inspiration on our blog with our talented Design Team."

So what have we got in store to challenge you for this week?

Well for some it's the dreaded ONE LAYER card


... and here's what Tara and the design team have to inspire you and please pay them
a visit this week if you have time as there could be a couple of extras on their
personal blogs too


As always please keep your designs Clean & Simple with lots of clean white / blank
space and do check our Challenge Guidelines at the top right of the blog along with
our 'How to Play' page at the top.

We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page slideshows, throughout the week HERE especially on Wednesday, when we showcase our random selection of early entries to the challenge and Fridays, when we'll be revealing our ShowCASe favourites from the previous week's challenge.


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