Saturday, 28 October 2017

Challenge #352 - Stamp Layering

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and week 4 in the month signals our recipe challenge! Let's hope you enjoy our recipe request for this one!




There are loads of stamp-layering specific sets out there on the market but you don't have to rush out and buy them for this challenge as you can over-stamp a single image or layer up on top of white ink OR whatever takes your fancy. We can't wait to see how you inspire us and to get you started why not check out what the design team have created! Do check out their personal blogs too if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!

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 and you need to play along if you'd like to be in with a shout of this month's prize from our delightful sponsor Uniko.


Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page, throughout the week HERE for regular updates and our weekly ShowCASe news.

There's also an Instagram page for our challenge; you can find it HERE and if you post your cards to instagram then please tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.


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Friday, 27 October 2017

ShowCASe #350 - OLC Stars


Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and as ever you made it really difficult for us to whittle it down to just 3 entries. We always love to see all of your cards in our gallery and they provide such inspiration to the DT every week. 

So here goes, in order of entry and let's hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices this week!





#4 Viv
LIM, Xmas, CAS
We were bowled over by this crisp, clean and simple design from Viv. The absolute epitome of
CAS with one main focal point, quick and easy to recreate and loads of clean 'white' space.
This card has it all and what an elegant and classy Christmas creation too.

#31 Theresa

Once again Theresa's elegant and subtle use of CAS designs wowed us. The stunning 
central die-cut star is so pretty and teamed with such delicate white embossed stars
and sentiment against the kraft card base is such a winner. Simple rustic charm.

#37 Jane

One main focal point, masses of white space adds massive impact to this super CAS card.
A fantastic and striking background spacey sky, showcasing Jane's awesome talent
for techniques. This card oozes cute with the little astronaut clutching his vibrant,
and cleverly masked star shaped balloons.


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 bunch and worthy of our ShowCASe badge. Do pop along and congratulate them on their win if you have a minute.


We'll also be showCASing all of our winners' 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 BST this evening before we announce the new one at 8am BST tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Challenge #351 - Monsters

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you it's the turn of our THEME week. Here's the cue card which shouldn't need too much explanation and as we are approaching the 'spooky' season we thought you could have some fun with this one!




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.

Our sponsor for this month is Uniko and if you'd like to be in with the chance of a prize then do play along each week and we'll be announcing our winner at the beginning of November.


Here's what 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!

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page, throughout the week HERE for regular updates and our weekly ShowCASe news.

There's also an Instagram page for our challenge; you can find it HERE and if you post your cards to instagram then please tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.


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Friday, 20 October 2017

ShowCASe #349 - Hot & Spicy

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and as ever it wasn't an easy job to select our favourites! We love to see all of your cards in our gallery. They inspire us every week and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices!

So here goes, in order of entry for 





 We love this hot & spicy card base with these tone on tone pumpkins. The perfect example of a CAS design with a lot of blank space (it does not necessarily have to be white as shown here in deep orange).

Michelle's Beautiful Blooms card is just stunning. Her wonderful work of hand shading with coloured pencils looks like a layering stamp. The delicate gold leaves and splatters make a delightful CAS finish!

#65 SentSue
 Sue's card is fabulous! She beautifully used our hot & spicy colours over those intricate die cuts with the gorgeous sun peeking through them. A stunning CAS design with a very beautiful sentiment 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 bunch and worthy of our ShowCASe badge. Do pop along and congratulate them on their win if you have a minute.


We'll also be showCASing all of our winners' 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 BST this evening before we announce the new one at 8am BST tomorrow morning.




Saturday, 14 October 2017

Challenge #350 - OLC Stars

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and being the second week of the month it's that ... YEP you guessed it ONE LAYER challenge. 

What's more we are delighted to welcome back Bev from Uniko (our sponsor for October) for a second week of Guest Designing and she's showcasing one of last month's newly released sets and a sneaky peek at a new range of stencils!


It's a nice and easy ONE Layer and we can't wait to see your creations so here's the cue card ...


... and let's see what Bev 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!


Bev


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, throughout the week HERE for regular updates and our weekly ShowCASe news.

There's also an Instagram page for our challenge; you can find it HERE and if you post your cards to instagram then please tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.


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Friday, 13 October 2017

ShowCASe #348 Watercolour


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

It's never an easy job to select our favourites and we love to see all of your cards in our gallery. They inspire us every week and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices!

So here goes, in order of entry for 






#27 Hermine


We loved Hermine's lanterns and how realistic they look.  The result of using
markers and water is stunning and the delicate splatters are a great addition
and still maintain that lovely white space.


#62 Loll


Loll's no line watercoloured Poinsettia is just stunning, and adding the veil
of clear embossing creates an exquisite finish.  The graduated blending in the
background also adds wonderful interest without overpowering the main image.


#75 Karen
3LeavesThanks

This design is so simple and is the perfect example of how using a super subtle
embossed background can fit our CAS requirements.  It's wonderfully understated
and the watercoloured leaves look right at home on the woodgrain base.



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 bunch and worthy of our ShowCASe badge. Do pop along and congratulate them on their win if you have a minute.



We'll also be showCASing all of our winners' 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 BST this evening before we announce the new one at 8am BST tomorrow morning.




Saturday, 7 October 2017

Challenge #349 - Hot & Spicy Colours

Morning LIMettes, it's the start of a new month of challenges and we are delighted to welcome Bev of Uniko as our Guest Designer today and sponsor for the month. There'll be some new goodies, from Uniko, to look out for too later this month and if you happen to be at the Port Sunlight Craft Show today or Doncaster next week then you'll even get an early sneaky peek at the new sets!  





On to the challenge and it's our COLOUR week! 

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.





Here's what Bev 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!













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

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page, throughout the week HERE for regular updates and our weekly ShowCASe news.

There's also an Instagram page for our challenge; you can find it HERE and if you post your cards to instagram then please tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.


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