Saturday, 23 September 2017

Challenge #347 - Sketch 21

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and it's a sketch for this week - you seemed to enjoy our last one so here goes with another! Quite by chance a few of the team seem to be in a panic about the 'celebrations' in December and have gone with a similar theme. 

We can't wait to see how your creative juices flow with this one and looking forward to visiting your blogs during the week. 

Here's the cue card followed by the sketch we'd like you to follow:






... and here's what the design team have to inspire you! Do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!







Using sponsor stamps on the background



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 our sponsor for this month is Happy Little Stampers so do try to play along each week to be in with the chance of a prize.


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, 22 September 2017

ShowCASe #345 - Colouring In

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post. You gave us such a difficult job selecting our favourites this week because there were some awesome projects featuring your colouring in. And you used so many different colouring mediums too.


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 



We loved the off-the-edge placement of Giovanna's main image and the white border really emphasizes that placement. This card has beautiful colouring and shading too.

Birgit

The thing that caught our eye about Birgit's card is that the fun image, which has a lot of ground at the bottom of it, has actually been placed at the top of the card. Once again the colouring and shading are gorgeous.

TaeEun


TaeEun's card is spectacular from the colouring perspective. An impressive amount of depth in the petals of the flowers has been achieved from all the different shades of colour that were used.
 

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, 16 September 2017

Challenge #346 - Take Flight

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and it's our theme week! 

Check out the cue card below, which shouldn't cause too many issues, we hope, but as always there's a selection of gorgeous designs from our Design Team to get you started.

Do check out their individual blogs if you get the time, as there's usually a couple of bonus ones too! 





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 don't forget to play along each week to be in with a chance of our monthly sponsored prize; this month it's Happy Little Stampers


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, 15 September 2017

ShowCASe #344 Royal Blue & Lime Green

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and you completely overwhelmed us with your Lime Green and Royal Blue creations. WOW ... you obviously love this colour combo as much as us and gave us quite a task in selecting 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 below!

So here goes, in order of entry for 




#18 Cornelia

Who can resist this stunning use of lime green and royal blue! Cornelia's, use of stencils
and graphical images is always mind-blowing and inspirational. The main focal point of
 the card is centred in one area leaving loads of blank, empty, 'white' space
which we simply adore at LIM.

#21 Milla

The subtle use of our colour combo is a delight here, creating a fresh and crisp
look. A perfectly CAS creation, again featuring loads of clean white space yet so many
elegant touches too; the splattered background, embossed stitched square, strip of vellum
with mini brad to help hold it in place.

#25 Sue

This one caught our eyes with the bold use of lime green and blue created with a
somewhat risky medium for the background, where the colours could blend in any way.
As it is Sue has managed to create an idyllic country backdrop to the crisp white die-cuts.
A simple sentiment and a beautiful 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 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, 9 September 2017

Challenge #345 - OLC Colouring In

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and for those who love the simplicity of a ONE layer card, you're going to enjoy this one and for those who don't we're sure you'll cope and possibly even enjoy this very easy theme. 

Here's the cue card followed by the spectacular ideas from our Design Team. Don't forget to check out their personal blogs too if you have a minute this week as there's usually a couple of bonus extras to inspire you too.







As always please keep your designs Clean & Simple with lots of clean white / blank / empty 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 if you follow our challenges regularly you'll know that our sponsor for this month is Happy Little Stampers so please play along each week to be in with a shout of a prize!



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, 8 September 2017

ShowCASe #343 A Real Object and August 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 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 






We loved Maria's cute new home card.  Clean lines, lots of white space, teeny keys,
and the cotton wool for the chimney smoke is genius!



For this challenge, Bharati created three fabulously clever cards and we just had to showcase
one of them and chose this awesome CAS creation.  A simple fun idea, fantastic graduated
blending, and by mounting on a black base it really lifts the whole design.


With some clever use of diecutting, Julie created this wonderful hoodie card.
The addition of the logo, the string toggles and the T-shirt just complete this design
perfectly.  And the unfussy layering keeps everything clean and simple.



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.


Our first ShowCASe of the month also signals the announcement of our winner from the previous month and our lucky winner for August will be receiving a prize from our generous sponsor, Seven Hills Crafts.



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.

Jane is a regular contributor at Less is More and always 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.

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 at LIM2011@gmx.com

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, 2 September 2017

Challenge #344 - Lime Green / Royal Blue

Hey there LIMettes, can you believe we have just slipped into September? 

Yeah the start of a new month which means we've another sponsor to introduce and we start our rotation of challenges again with a colour one ... what a delicious colour combo we have for you too! 

Here's the cue card 




... and we are delighted to welcome back Kylie of Happy Little Stampers as our fabulous Guest Designer and sponsor of this month of challenges. She's a queen of brushos and mixed media so you're going to love what she's produced here to inspire you but do pop over to her blog HERE for some bonus creations ... not to be missed!



Without further ado let's see what Kylie and the design team have to inspire you and do check out their personal blogs if you have the time!



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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