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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Friday, 6 October 2017

ShowCASe #347 Sketch and September 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 








Couldn't help but smile at this card.  Maaike's colouring and ink blending
were beautifully done and the placement of the top reindeer off the edge
was fun and creative. So many wonderful details, yet so adorably CAS.



This next card was simply gorgeous in its subtleness.  The soft pink and
yellow colours complemented each other so well. Carla did a fantastic job
stamping those layered images and created a delightful CAS card.



There were many cards with autumn leaves in our gallery, but Sue's card
was a standout.  The vibrant colours of her alcohol inked stitched leaves was
accentuated even more against the light stencilled background.  A stunning
autumn CAS card perfect for the season.



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 September will be receiving a prize from our generous sponsor, Happy Little Stampers.



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.


Birgit 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, 30 September 2017

Challenge #348 - Watercolour

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and it's a 5-week month which means it's lucky dip time! We're also delighted to announce our Guest Designer for this challenge and winner of last month's prize from Seven Hills Crafts - it's Jane of Purplejetlovescrafts!

Jane's on loads of Design Teams and enters many challenges each week so you're bound to have come across her blog BUT if you've missed it for any reason do head on over and leave her some love! Her CAS style is simply spectacular mixed with loads of elegant techniques and clever designs.

Here's our Cue card for the week and it's the last week to be in with a shout of a prize from this month's sponsor Happy Little Stampers so we hope you'll join us!




Let's see what Jane 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!






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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