Saturday, 27 August 2016

Week #291 - Recipe

Hi there LIMettes!

Can you believe it's the end of August and our last challenge for this month?
Where has the summer gone?

Anyway we are back with our Recipe week and we'd like you to use a

 Sticker, sticky label or peel-off 
on your cards!

Are you all cursing at the screen or secretly thrilled that you've got 
permission to use some of those long-neglected stickers in your stash?

Well we certainly hope you'll have some fun and feel inspired to play along.
As always please keep your design clean and simple as you know we
LOVE that white space and here's what the Design Team have been up to.

Please head to their personal blogs too as you may find a few more ideas!


Sarah G
Taking a break this week! 










We can't wait to visit your blogs this week and see how you play with this one!

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Showcase Week 289

It's SHOWCASE time 
once more and we bet you can't wait to see who is in the celebrity line up this week!
What a line up it is too, simply stunning examples from all!
Each one has that little French something and all are 
showing that 
Moins est Plus!


This deceptively simple card is a brilliant example of CAS, combining an interesting layout and vivid, intense colours. 

Crisp stamping, soft colouring and a fun image with great use of white space to really highlight the focal point.

The bold stamped image and vibrant colours are beautifully set off by the hand drawn stitched border.

Ladies, please take your Showcase badges from the page at the top with our sincere congratulations!

If you bustle there's still a little time to join in with this week's Exotic challenge... but as ever there will be a new challenge waiting for you tomorrow at 8am BST
See you then!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Week 290 - Theme - Exotic

Hi LIMettes!

We have another theme challenge for you this week and the focus for your CAS creation should be

SOMETHING EXOTIC!

We really hope that you have fun with this one and manage to show us your fun creations
Here are some stunners from the DT to give you a little inspiration!

Do please remember to leave some white space, limit the amount of
layers you add and keep any embellishments to a minimum.

As always we would love you to visit some of your fellow participants to leave a friendly word.

The designers also appreciate visits and often have additional examples on their
personal blogs...a click on their names should take you there.





With apologies for lack of visits last week as I was away on holiday!









So here's your chance to create something exotic... 
we can't wait to see what you produce!
...and remember as ever... have fun!


Friday, 19 August 2016

ShowCASe Week #288

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.  And this challenge colour combo did stump lots of you initially but you certainly pulled out the stops and created some amazing projects!

So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for 
our Blue and Brown challenge

#37 Suchi


By stamping blue inks over white, we loved how Suchi's images just popped off her kraft card base.  And one layer too!


#54 Nonni


We loved Nonni's retro take on our colour scheme and this is just CAS perfection.  The textured base, faultless stamping, buttons and white accents made this a winner.


#55 Mac


Mac deserves a round of applause for this cluster of great techniques.  Stencilling, Bistre powders, die cuts, foil, alcohol inks, glitter and embossing...and yet still wonderfully CAS!



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 
#289 One Layer 'Something French'

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

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Week #289 One Layer

Well hello lovely LIMettes, are you ready for a new challenge?
We certainly hope so and we've swiftly come around to our 

One Layer Card week

and the theme we've chosen for you is 

Something French

We can't wait to see how you interpret this one and to give you a few ideas 
here's how the Design Team were inspired to create with French in mind!
As ever there may be a couple of bonus extras on our personal blogs and
we'd love you to pay us a visit.









Please remember it's 'ONE layer' only and we love to see some crisp white space too!

We hope you enjoy this one and have some fun with it. 




Friday, 12 August 2016

ShowCASe - 2 Week Challenge #286 & #287

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
You certainly excelled at this one - maybe that extra week
gave you all some valuable thinking / creating time eh!

So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for 
Week #286 & #287 - Recipe: Something Tactile

Wendy

Wendy created this fun texture by using liquid appliqué as the wool for these adorable little sheep!  What a creative way to approach this challenge.  

Margaret

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This card is stunning!  Margaret did a terrific job by creating this starfish card that looks like the real thing!  This card is full of beautiful texture, while remaining CAS!  Amazing!

Nonni


This card is perfectly CAS with stunning texture and a splash of vibrant red!  Absolutely beautiful!


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 
#288- colour: Blue & Brown

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

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

July Winner

Morning LIMettes, it's time for us to announce our lucky winner
for the month of July! 
Our generous sponsor for the month was 

Picture
http://happylittlestampers.weebly.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 
but here goes with our winner for this month.



Zoe is a regular contributor at Less is More and creates cards 
with style, CAS and elegance which work perfectly in our challenges.
 Congratulations 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 prize.
LIM2011@gmx.com

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Challenge #288 Colour

Well hello again wonderful LIMettes!
Did you enjoy having that extra week to create? You certainly pulled
all the stops out with our Tactile challenge and it's going to be another
 tough ShowCASe decision time for the design team on Friday!

Before we announce the new challenge let's just pop a little picture here of the 
talented and superb bunch of Happy Little Stampers Retreaters - 2016!
Can you spot a couple of LIMettes amongst this 'Group Shot'!


We had a brilliant time and without a doubt Kylie's brain is whirring away with ideas
for next year so if you get the chance to sign up you won't be disappointed!


So back to today with a new 1 WEEK challenge; normal service to resume!!!
PLUS it's the first Saturday in the month which means we've a new sponsor, 
and back for the second time this year it's Tara from Seven Hills Crafts


First challenge in the month also signals Colour Challenge and we've chosen

Blue & Brown


Here's what the Design team came up with and there's usually a couple
of bonus extras if you'd like to pop across to our personal blogs too.

 Anita




As always please keep your designs Clean and Simple and check out the
rules at the top of the blog. We love that crisp 'white' space and we hope
you have some fun with it.



Friday, 5 August 2016

Showcase Week 285

Good morning all!
We hope you enjoyed having a little extra time to get your submissions for our Tactile challenge entered; several of the DT were busy getting together for the Craft Retreat in Swindon last weekend organised by Happy Little Stampers, one of our wonderful sponsors, where we got lots a great ideas for future challenges!

Now it's time for the 
ShowCASe of our Repetition Challenge 
and without further ado here are our choices.

 - Superbly crisp die cut stars combined with the rainbow colours and the spots and stripes combo of the papers make this card a joy to behold. Great dimension too on a limited number of layers.

Gerrina 

The bright, cheery and colourful emoticons on this contemporary card give a real feeling of happiness and fun. The waving lines also provide a sense of great movement.

 Ilse Stouten 

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The fabulous amount of white space really draws your eye in to the focal point on this stylish card. Beautifully crisp stamping, teamed with a warm neutral colour scheme are a real winner.

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 Tactile challenge 

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