Saturday, 20 January 2018

Challenge #363 - OLC Cute

Hey LIMettes! 

Here we go with our second challenge of 2018 in the new 2-Weekly format and we hope you appreciated the additional time to create! Despite the new format we are sticking with our usual rotation of themes so it's that 'dreaded' one!!!! ONE LAYER card challenge and here's the Cue Card



Please remember to follow our Clean & Simple Guidelines and 'How to Play Rules' carefully to be eligible for our ShowCASe choices and prizes. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank space and our complete Challenge Guidelines can be found at the top right of the blog along with our 'How to Play' page. 

Let's see 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 SUPER-cute bonus cards there!










We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun. Our generous sponsor for January is a brand newie for this year ... Skull and Cross Buns so do visit their shop to see what's on offer - who knows you could be our prize winner for January! 


Our Facebook Page, for regular updates, can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page, 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.  

Our monthly ShowCASes and Winner announcements will be featured in ONE bumper post here on the blog at the start of each month so keep visiting us to see if you're one of our lucky entries! 

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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Friday, 12 January 2018

ShowCASe #360 & #361 - Sketch and December Winner

Hey LIMettes!


Are you ready to enjoy our monthly Winner & ShowCASe post?

Why not pull up a chair and grab a brew as we walk you through our choices following our last challenge of 2017. The sketch went down a storm and your ingenious creations made it as difficult as ever to select our favourites.

We love to see all of your beautiful creations in the gallery so please keep them coming ... they certainly spur us on and inspire week on week.We hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices below so let's get started!

In order of entry for our Sketch challenge


Ankie


Viv (Daizy-Mae)


Lisa


Congratulations to our ShowCASe finalists for this month 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.


Thank you to everyone who has taken part last month, here goes with our lucky winner for December, sponsored by our generous sponsor Happy Little Stampers


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Maaike 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 be showCASing all of our featured 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 GMT on Friday, 19th January with our next one starting on the 20th January at  8am GMT

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Challenge #362 - Purples

Hey LIMettes! 

Happy New Year! 


We hope you've had a fun-filled festive time and are now raring to go with a little creativity for our first challenge of 2018! 

It's an easy COLOUR one to get you started and we're changing the challenge to a 2-Weekly format for this year. We hope you'll enjoy the added bonus of extra time to submit your entries; you might even decide to play along more than once! 

In addition to the traditional monthly sponsor prize, we'll also be offering a mystery prize for January, as a little sweetener to ease you into our 2-weekly challenges. The winning entry will be selected randomly and announced along with our monthly winner early next month. Please remember to  carefully follow our Clean and Simple Guidelines and 'How to Play' rules (see further down this post) to ensure your entry is eligible for any showCASes / prizes.

We're also introducing a brand new sponsor for 2018; Skull and Cross Buns has agreed to provide a prize for our January winner and you'll find their website HERE. If you'd like to see some of their products in action, why not visit Design Team member, Anita, who has recently joined their DT. 



Ok let's get down to announcing the challenge and here's the cue card! We are joined by Wei from Handmade Cards By Weiwinner of our November challenges, who'll be our Guest Designer today ... do hop along and visit Wei's blog to check out her fantastic designs and CAS creations. You won't be disappointed.




... and here's what Wei and the design team have created to inspire you; if you get the chance there could be some bonus cards on their personal blogs too!



(using Sponsor stamps)






We hope you'll continue to support our little challenge blog and feel inspired to play along. Here's a little reminder of our Clean & Simple Guidelines and 'How to Play Rules'; links to these can also be found at the top right of the blog.


How to Play
Entries failing to follow the challenge guidelines may be deleted


Ensure your entry is CLEAN & SIMPLE
Please link directly to your entry not just your blog
Please link back to the challenge post in your own post
Please NO back-linking to posts prior to the date of the challenge
maximum of 5 challenges may be combined including ours
You may enter more than once as long as each submission is a different creation



We also have a Facebook Page, HERE for regular updates as well as our Instagram page, which can be found 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.  

From this month we'll also be combining our ShowCASes and Winner announcements in ONE bumper post here on the blog at the start of each month so watch out at the beginning of February to see if your cards are featured. 

Have fun and we wish you a Happy, Crafty and Prosperous Year!

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Friday, 29 December 2017

ShowCASe #359 - Birds /Feathers

Hi there LIMettes!

We hope you are all having a lovely time with your family and friends and that you are enjoying all the holiday festivities. Today it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and as always it's difficult to select our favourites.

We love to see all of your cards in our gallery and there were some terrific ones for this challenge. You always inspire us every week and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices!

So here goes, in order of entry for 



Kathy's simple sentiment is perfect coupled with the delicate feather image. We loved the white space, multi-coloured stamping and subtle shimmer on this card. 

This is another card with lots of lovely white space. Cornelia's placement of the bird images so that they only partially appear on the card is really eye-catching and the vibrant colours suit the party sentiment too.

Bharati has captured just the right amount of splatter on this card so that it still maintains clear space and a CAS look. A super little penguin image 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 GMT on Friday, 5th January before we announce our first one of 2018 at 8am GMT on Saturday 6th January

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Challenge #360 & #361 - Sketch 22

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with our final challenge of 2017 and we'll have a few changes to announce in January but in the meantime we'd like to thank you all for your continued contributions and support of our challenge and we'll reveal the news in our first challenge of 2018 on 6th January. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

So onto the new challenge, which will run for 2 weeks, as we imagine you'll be enjoying family time and relaxing and hopefully giving you a little extra time will be beneficial. What's more if Santa has turned up with some new goodies, you might want to play with them, if they fit with the challenge theme!

Our awesome Design Team member, Anita, has provided an beautiful sketch for the challenge and it's not directed at any particular theme or occasion so providing you stay within the 'outlines' of the sketch and produce a Clean and Simple card - anything will work here.




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 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 and our generous sponsor for this month is 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, 22 December 2017

ShowCASe #358 - OLC Candles / Something Depicting Light

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 




#8 Karen


This was Karen's first attempt at a one layer card and what a stunner!  We loved
the traditional Christmas image, classic layout and the shimmer of the lantern.


#19 Lisa Lara


This super cute card is a great showcase of masking, crisp stamping and colouring, and
how you can mix stamps from different sets.  It really depicts Christmas cheer too.


#24 Julie B


Julie really deserved a place in this week's showcase for this stunning design.
She's captured the warmth of the lantern against the winter sky perfectly!


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 GMT this evening before we announce the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.