Friday, 30 September 2016

ShowCASe Week #294

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 #294 - Diamond

Elaine

A striking interpretation of the challenge here from Elaine with double
diamonds! The large central diamond full of mini ones and a camoflage
die-cut sentiment to complete this crisp and clean look! We were so inspired Elaine!


Hannelie
framed flower birthday card
Hannelie's designs are always ones to inspire with her unique, chic and
fun designs. Here's one featuring an eye-catching interlocking frame idea
with a superb diamond design. The bold pop of yellow daisy adds that
extra touch of elegance.


Nicola


A bold yet subtle geometric style beauty! Full of striking elements from
the diamond frame, inner stripes, glittering sentiment and mini sentiment banner.
Loads of that gorgeous which space that we love so much at Less is More too!


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 
#295 - Use some Thread

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

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Week #295 - Recipe

Hi there LIMettes, these Saturdays are certainly whipping by and we
are here with our last challenge for the month of September!

That means we are round to our 
RECIPE challenge and THREAD
is the item we'd like to see some on your cards this week!


It's a very popular accessory on cards these days so we're sure
you'll wow as with your ingenuity and clever techniques!

Here's what the Design team have for you and there could be a 
couple of extras on our personal blogs - we'd love you to visit us!







We hope you have some fun with this one and look forward to 
visiting your blogs this week. Please remember to keep those designs
Clean and Simple with lots of yummy 'White' space.


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Friday, 23 September 2016

ShowCASe Week #293

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 #293 - ONE layer: Favourite Flower


Birgit's beautiful colouring on the poppy is enhanced with a subtle shadowy background 
and the most delicate white splatters. This gives the image the overall impression 
of super depth and texture.
                              
Gorgeous monochromatic and contemporary flower shapes draw the eye in to Claire's
 wonderful rainbow panel. The panel is vibrant and so beautifully blended that it 
looks like a sheer piece of rainbow vellum.  
 A super example of the distress water colour technique gives the flowers a very 
arty look. Helen's hand doodled border is perfection and really tricks the eye 
 into thinking the card is on two


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 
#294 - Diamonds

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

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Week #294 - Theme

Hi LIMettes, another week has flown by and it's time to start 
another new challenge and we are back at our THEME week!

We've chosen Diamonds

Don't we all just love those gems and we certainly can't wait to see
how you interpret this one. No doubt we'll be swooning
over your stash like it's real diamonds!

So here's what the Design Team have created for you and there
could be a couple of bonus extras on our personal blogs if you'd 
like to pop along and pay us a visit!






Please keep to a clean and simple design - you know
we love that 'white' space but it doesn't have to be white!
If you get the chance I'm sure your fellow LIMettes would 
appreciate a comment or two on their blogs!

Go on join in the team spirit eh!
Have fun and happy crafting


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Friday, 16 September 2016

ShowCASe Week #292

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 #292 - Colour Challenge: Peacock feathers


  This dramatic sky brings in the colour scheme to create an atmospheric scene.  
An unexpected but really effective use of the colours.
 


Di had the perfect peacock die and beautiful snippet of cardstock for our 
challenge this week!  The fun sentiment and embossed border make this a 
great CAS design with plenty of texture and visual interest.



 Sue has created such an elegant card with the loose watercolouring, delicate 
splatter and beautiful floral image!  The peacock colour scheme enhances 
the card beautifully. 


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 
#293 - One Layer Card - Favourite Flower

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


PLUS: If you missed our extra-ordinary post HERE in support of the



Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Then you have until 5th October 2016 to hop along
and link up your Altenew creations HERE!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Hello LIMettes, we have something a little different and exciting for you today.
A few weeks ago Less is More was approached by May Park of Altenew 
with a view to joining a special MEGA Blog Hop in the lead up to this year's 
World Card Making day which takes place on 1st October!


Well how could we refuse! An amazing opportunity to celebrate the
card making community with loads of exciting inspiration from 18
challenge blogs plus the awesome Altenew team too!




The LIM Design team have dusted down their Altenew sets to create 
some gorgeous Clean and Simple designs, of course, to share with you
and hopefully you'll feel inspired to play along and join the hop!

Anita




Why not head over to the Altenew Blog HERE where the fun starts!

The linky will be open from today 13th September 2016 - 5th October 2016

Here's the hop order but if you get lost along the way just go back to the start

As well as loads of inspiration along the way there's prizes and offers too

Altenew Special Offer
Free gift with all orders now through September 2016. 
(No need to add to cart, the Coffee Ring stamp set will be added automatically.
Limit one per customer while supplies last.)




Prizes
To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $35 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs 
along the hop and will be announced on the Altenew blog on October 17th, 2016.

So why not join the hop and enjoy the fun!


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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Week #293 - One Layer

Hi there LIMettes
we're back at our ONE LAYER card week challenge!
No groaning though as it should be an easy one to work with!

We've chosen 

Your Favourite Flower
so drag out all those images of beautiful blooms then stamp 
and colour away. Clean and simple and on the one layer
and we are looking forward to gallery bursting with stunning florals


Here's what the design team came up with and there could
be a couple of extras if you'd like to pop across to our personal blogs!




 









We hope you enjoy this one and if you could leave a friendly word
with some of your fellow participants I'm sure it would be appreciated.


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Friday, 9 September 2016

ShowCASe #291

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 #291 - Recipe Week: Sticker, sticky label or peel-off

Viv
LIM, CAS, Seahorse
A dreamy, elegant and fabulous technique by Viv using a peel-off 
sticker as a mask with the water-colour background over the top.
A wonderful effect and lots of crisp 'white' space too!

Susan

Susan has certainly kept hold of some fantastic stickers in her stash!
Here's just one of the cards she created for this challenge with these
beautiful and realistic bloom images in sticker form! Check the others out
on her blog ... they're a treat!


Jenny

Another stunning water-colour base here by Jenny making a
subtle and classy backdrop for the vibrant foiled sticker.
Once again showcasing her awesome CAS layout ... white space to the max!


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 
#292 - Colour Challenge ... Peacock Feathers

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

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

August Winner

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


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.


Susan is a regular contributor at Less is More, joining our challenges almost
every week with stunning and exciting techniques using crisp designs
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, 3 September 2016

Week 292 Colour Challenge

Hi LIMettes,
 it's the first challenge of the month and so that means 2 things... 
A new SPONSOR (more like an old friend returning) and a COLOUR challenge
Our Sponsor is Happy Little Stampers
Picture

and the colours this time are those found in 
a Peacock's Feather

You DO NOT need to use an image of a peacock's feather.... merely the colours... blues greens, violets etc, although you may obviously use one if you have one at your disposal!

Here are the designs from the DT to get your juices flowing!











Anita

As always, please remember to keep your designs Clean and Simple, with few layers and lots of white space!
Over the summer months members of the design team will have been taking vacations and although they have endeavoured to make cards for each challenge, they would not necessarily have been able to leave comments as usual, so we really hope you will understand!
Hopefully all will be back to normal as the autumn approaches.

If you could visit some of your fellow participants to leave a friendly word, that would be awesome!