Saturday, 23 July 2016

Two Week Recipe Challenge - Weeks 286 & 287

This  time we have a recipe challenge for you which is lasting for two weeks!
Anita, Sarah P and Chrissie will be in Swindon next weekend for the retreat run by Kylie over from Australia) and is to be attended by ex DT Anne and many LIMettes ...  even one from the US... the indomitable Darnell!
So as we will be kinda busy next weekend... (there may even be some crafting done) we thought that we would spread the challenge over two weeks.
SO here's what it is!
Recipe: Use something Tactile 

We would like to see see something that is interesting to the touch!
Sarah G




As always, please remember to leave that all important white space and keep your design Clean and Simple!
We would love it if you could visit the blogs of the individual members of the DT and leave them a little word or two, it's where you can also find out about the cards shown here!

Do Have fun!



Friday, 22 July 2016

ShowCASe Week 284

It's SHOWCASE time!

For our One Layer Week
 with the theme of TIME we have some absolute beauties for you!
Without further ado here they are!

Time, Digital, LIM, CAS
What a beautiful mix of stamps and colours... the perfect one layer CAS card! Viv always photographs her work so artistically too!

We couldn't resist Darnell's fabulous 'IT's time' (so appropriate) sentiment on this brilliantly executed card. Beautiful inking and all that gorgeous white space! 
Welcome to the UK Darnell...   and enjoy your stay!

Beautiful shading, simple layout, limited colour palette and a totally charming image!
Perfect!
We're sure you'll agree that these are all feasts for the eyes and simply stunning. 
Do take our showcase badge ladies with our sincere thanks and congratulations!
There's still a smidgen on tome left to join in this week's challenge but in any case another will begin tomorrow at 8am BST.
Join us then!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Week 285 Theme

We have come around to another Theme challenge this week... it might have been fun to see if you could guess what it was from the fabulous examples from the DT this week, but we won't make you do that... we'll tell you, it's...

REPETITION

We don't mind what you repeat...part of the sentiment, some of the stamping, it's up to you to decide, but obviously we need to be able to see the evidence of the repetition.
As always we want to see lots of lovely white space in your Clean and Simple design.
Just feast your eyes on these fabulous cards from our DT!
There may be other examples on their undividual blogs so we would encourage you to pop over and see what else is there!





 Anita



Chrissie


Do come and join us with this fun challenge, we can't wait to come and visit you!



Friday, 15 July 2016

ShowCASE #283

Hi LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post.

With such a range of creative entries for our Kitchen Colours challenge,
 we found it really hard to pick just three showCASe cards. 
It's a great problem to have! 

After a lot of thought, we managed to narrow it down. 
Our top three picks for this week, in order of entry are:



Artistic and with tons of impact, the attention to detail really paid off 
in this stunning entry that still remained perfectly CAS. Well done Linby!



We were wowed by this clean, contemporary card that made such great 
use of colour, bold shapes and fantastic layout to really catch the eye.



Vibrant, bright and simply laid out, this card's primary colour scheme gives 
a wonderfully uplifting feel which is enhanced by the beautiful 
hand-created effect of the central panel.



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.

As always there's still time to enter our current ONE LAYER challenge 
#284 - Time/Clockwork which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before 
we announce the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Week 284

Hi Everyone!

It's TIME 
for another
ONE LAYER CHALLENGE
and this time the theme is

TIME

Just wanted to see how many times I could get the word TIME in there!
Please remember that on ALL submissions to our challenges, we like to see areas of WHITE SPACE!
Recently there have been lots of cards submitted which have lacked this important element of CAS design... so please try to keep in line with this aspect of the genre.
Without further ado here are our examples and as ever if you pop over to the personal blogs of our DT, there are inevitably more cards to be seen there.  Also you will find details of how these beauties were created.
Just click on the names to follow the links.

Chrissie


Anita


There are so many ways that this theme can be interpreted on a one layer creation, so just let your imagination take flight!
We're looking forward to seeing what you can come up with!
Have fun everyone!

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Friday, 8 July 2016

ShowCASe Week #282

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post.

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.

Sadly there were quite a few lacking our beloved 'White' space
although we do appreciate that particularly with stencils it's a treat
to showcase them to full effect without missing any sections!


So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for 
Week #282 - Use a Stencil

Maarit

We couldn't resist this stunning outer-space image with fantastic
blending to the outer edges creating depth and movement with delicate stencilled
detail to a small section of the card. Even a One layer one too despite it not being
'THAT Week'! Most of all a perfect clean and simple design with lots of space!


Edna

The bold depth of colour to the stencilled background sent us into a chorus
of OOOHHHHs and WOWssss with this one. Plus what an awesome image
depicting the evolution of man! CAS brilliant and a perfect guy card!


Jen

Ex-teamie Jen wowed us with this crisp, clean and striking beauty.
Such fresh colour choice and delicate stencilling. Simple, yet divine and the
 (almost) white-on-white die-cut sentiment screams elegance and charm!


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.

As always there's still time to enter our current challenge 
#283 - Colour Challenge - Using the colours of your kitchen
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

June Winner

Morning LIMettes, it's time for us to announce our lucky winners
for the month of June! 
We had two generous sponsor for the month 

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/

and 

Logo
https://www.diestodiefor.com/

Thank you to everyone who has taken part this month and we've 
thoroughly enjoyed seeing your beautiful cards in our gallery. 

It's always a tough decision to select just one winner, luckily we
 could choose two this month so here goes with our winners!

First prize from STAMPlorations goes to Darnell of Djkardkreations,
and I'm sure she doesn't need any build up! 
She's mum to all in Blogland and quite rightly has a huge following 
of crafty buddies eager to read her funny, informative and generous posts!


Second prize from Dies to Die For goes to Mary V of My Other World.
Another constant Limette creating cards in fabulous classy CAS style
week after week and supporting others along the way too.

 Congratulations ladies and many thanks so much for all your support.

Please take a Prize Winner badge from the page at the top of the blog! 
We hope you'll display it with pride on your blog
with our congratulations and thanks.

Please contact us by email for details of how to claim your prizes.
LIM2011@gmx.com

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Colour Week #283

Morning all! It's the start of a new month which means it's not only a
 new challenge to announce but chance to welcome back our popular
and very generous sponsor for July; Kylie of

Picture


So it's time for our regular Colour Challenge and in true
nosey Less is More style we'd like you to use the


Colours of your Kitchen
(by all means add a photo too if you like - although not essential)

Before you head off to look at our Design Team cards we must
thank you for your super warm welcoming comments for Esther.
We're thrilled to hear you're as pleased as us that she's joined the team!


Ok here's our creations and do pop across to our individual blogs
where there may be a few extra bonus cards too.


Anita





As always please keep your design Clean and Simple and do try
to visit some of the fellow entrants to leave a friendly word.

We'll be announcing our winners for June on Wednesday so
please pop back then! It's a double whammy as we've 2 prizes to
give away having been sponsored by both
 STAMPlorations and Dies to Die For


Have a fun week!


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Friday, 1 July 2016

ShowCASe Week 281

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post.


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 
Week #281 - Faux Bleach


Susan


Susan's card is so stylish and classy.  The colour lifting has worked
wonderfully with this single bloom, and the deep blue focal point with
the expanse of white space is a stunning combination.


Lilian


The blend of colours here is beautiful and we loved the way the
foreground focal image is echoed so subtly with the faux bleaching
through the aperture.


Julie


A wonderfully crisp and clean creation by Julie and the controlled
bleaching of the bubbles together with the spritzed bleached
background is a fantastic demonstration of this technique.



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.

As always there's still time to enter our current challenge 
#282 - Use a Stencil

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