Saturday, 28 January 2017

Challenge #313 - Balloons

Good morning LIMettes and how's your week gone?

It's certainly zipped by here and hard to believe it'll be February mid-week! 
We've lots of surprises in store on the Less is More blog next weekend 
but first let's announce this week's challenge and our wonderfully 
talented guest designer and December winner ... it's 

Birgit!
You're sure to have spotted Birgit's superb CAS designs around
blogland and particularly here at Less is More where she never 
seems to miss a week whatever we throw at her! Do pop along
and visit her blog for inspiration and to leave her some love!

So it's Recipe week and we're looking for 
1 or more balloons on your project

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


Here's what Birgit and the Design Team have created to inspire you and if you 
pop along to their personal blogs there may be a couple of bonus cards too!




We hope you feel inspired to play along and have some fun.

Don't forget to check our 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 favourites from the previous week's challenge.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

ShowCASe #311 - One Layer

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


How wonderful that so many of you embraced the pesky one layer challenge!  We had a pretty difficult time deciding on our showcase picks this week. 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 #311 - One Layer: Favourite Drink
 
 
 We just loved the fab image with those cute slippers. A perfect coffee card.
 
 
 
A great CAS card with lots of white space and fabulous sentiment.
 
 

We love the bright colours for this eye-catching card. Fab choice of drink and great layout 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.

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 
#312 - Recipe: Balloons

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

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Challenge #312 - New Beginnings

Good morning LIMettes.
We hope you enjoyed our 'Favourite Drink' challenge last week and 
welcome back for another challenge here at Less is More!

It's Theme week and although we are a couple of weeks into a New 
Year we've chosen New Beginnings as our theme for this challenge. 
There's lots of occasions this theme will work for and we hope you find
 some fabulous inspiration from our talented Design Team below.

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


Jen


We hope you'll play along and have some fun this week!

Don't forget to check our 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 favourites from the previous week's challenge.

Friday, 20 January 2017

ShowCASe #310 Colour

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


It was absolutely wonderful to see so many of you participating in our ombré challenge and you all totally rocked that one! 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 #310 - Colour: Ombré

Cornelia

This gorgeous winter scene from Cornelia uses different colours of ink to make a stunning night sky in glowing purples and blues. The white silhouettes and expanse of white background keep it beautifully CAS and very striking. Great job, Cornelia!


Liz

Liz has taken a creative and highly effective approach by using shades of coloured card to create a dramatic ombre sky behind her hot air balloon. This simple scene packs loads of impact and is a great example of how well-thought out details can make all the difference in a CAS card. Well done Liz!


Hannelie

Hannelie's card had us all wowed. The neutral colour palette and delicate, elegant detailing look incredible - stylish, sophisticated and oh-so-pretty. Made using a 'leftover' frame, this card goes to show that us crafters never need to waste anything, and looking at uses for our stash can deliver stunning results!


 
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 
#311 - One Layer: Favourite Drink

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

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Challenge #311 - One Layer

Hello there LIMettes , another week has slipped by and
we're back with another challenge for you to get your teeth into.

Guess what ... it's that all time favourite one too

One Layer Card Week

and the theme we've chosen is 

Favourite Drink / Beverage


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


As always the Design Team have worked their magic
to inspire you so please try to visit them if you have time.


Jen



We hope you feel inspired to play along and have some fun.

Don't forget to check our 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 favourites from the previous week's challenge.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

ShowCASe #309 - Lucky Dip

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


We were blown away by the number of you that joined us for our dimension challenge and your cards were fantastic! 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 #309 - Dimension




Elaine




We loved this super clever layout. The dimension achieved from the different sizes of squares at various levels is super effective. And the sunny colours are great too.


Cathy

So much dimension here from the popped up butterfly, the embossed sentiment and the crisp lines of the embossed border.  So classy and perfectly CAS.

Toni

We loved Toni's attention to detail here.  The image contained within the sentiment is a genius idea and the knitted embossed background ties in brilliantly within the theme of the card.

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 
#310 - Colour: Ombré

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

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Less is More #310 - Colour


Good morning LIMettes and a huge thank you for joining us in our last challenge of 2016 
and here's hoping you'll continue to enjoy our challenges throughout 2017.


So a NEW Year, a NEW month and we are delighted to welcome back
one of our super talented and super generous regular sponsors 

Picture

What's more ... Kylie (owner of Happy Little Stampers) is joining us as
our Guest Designer for today and I'm sure she'd love a visit from you.
As well as designing her own range of stamps she is a queen of inky
tips and techniques, especially Brushos and shares many tutorials on YouTube.

Being the first week of the month it's our Colour challenge 
We'd like you to use an OMBRE technique with your chosen colour


"Ombre means shading or shadow.
The is applied primarily to describe the gradual blending of one colour hue
 to another; usually moving tints and shades from light to dark"


Here's what Kylie and our Design team have created for you 
to inspire and please head over to their individual blogs 
where you may find a few extras.






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

We hope you feel inspired to play along and have some fun.

Don't forget to check our 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 favourites from the previous week's challenge.





Friday, 6 January 2017

ShowCASe #307 & #308 and December Winner!

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and we are
also including details of our monthly winner here too.


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 our
Two week challenge #307 and #308 - Children


#4 Daisy-Mae (Viv)
LIM, CAS, ADU

We just love this sweet card.  The use of two colors, black and pink, really make this image pop.  The colouring is beautiful and the card is perfectly CAS!


#14 - Rosina


The card is put together just beautifully. The image is coloured to perfection and the offset framing makes the image pop.  And the twine and label just tie it all together.  


#18 - Emily


This card is just so fun!  Beautifully put together on kraft cardstock with a few embellishments that maintain the masculine nature of the card.  Just perfect!



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.


It's also time for us to announce our lucky winner
for the month of December!
Our generous sponsor for the month was

Uniko

Uniko

Thank you to everyone who has taken part throughout December 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 choice for December:



Birgit is a regular contributor at Less is More and usually one of our first entries!
We are constantly blown away by her amazing talent for creating stunning CAS
designs with class and a unique artistic flair.


 Congratulations, Birgit, and thanks so much for all your support.

We'd also like to offer you the opportunity to be our Guest Designer
for one of our future challenges so please contact us by email 
for details of how to claim your prize.
LIM2011@gmx.com

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.


We'll also be showCASing all our winners 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 
#309 - Use Dimension
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.