Friday, 24 November 2017

ShowCASe #353 & 354 - Fireworks

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post, although on this occasion it's a 2-weeker due to us running the challenge an extra week to allow a little free time for some of the team, to sneak off on a mini Craft Retreat!


As you know, 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 below!

So here goes, in order of entry for 




Angie’s card is CAS perfection.  It showcases the bright and beautiful colours of fireworks in one small ink blended image.  The black Washi tape and sentiment provided the perfect contrast.  

Another fabulous representation of the colours of fireworks.  Fireworks images are not required, but this image along with the colourful PanPastel background captured the amazing wonder of a fireworks display in a great CAS design.

This card is stunning.  We loved the use of fireworks colours to create a Christmas card.  
The colours chosen are gorgeous and the Glimmer Mist gave it such elegance and sparkle.    


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 GMT tomorrow morning. Susan's CASE card is a gorgeous example of festive CAS and she kindly prepared this card for her birthday weekend challenge.


Saturday, 18 November 2017

Challenge #355 - Susan's CASE card

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and thanks for bearing with us while we took a little break last weekend. 

We have a celebratory challenge for you this week as it's Design Team Member, Susan's birthday and as well as us wishing her tonnes of Birthday wishes, we also suggested she might like to provide a CASE card for this challenge. Susan kindly agreed and her beautifully coloured, crisp and CAS Christmas card is below.


Here's the Cue Card for the week and before we continue with the challenge details we'd like to raise a toast ...

  "Massive Birthday Wishes Susan and we hope your birthday is full of special and
 happy memories with lots of fun and fizz included too!!!"




... and here's Susan's festive card for CASing! Check out how the design team have interpreted it below, plus there could be a couple of bonus cards on their personal blogs if you have time to visit this week and don't forget to wish Susan some birthday wishes as you pop by 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 too. Our sponsor for this month is Dies To Die For so please join us to be in with a 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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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop 2017

Hello LIMettes, 

We have an extra-ordinary mid-week post for you today in support of a special Blog Hop over at STAMPlorations. Super-talented Owner and Designer, Shery Russ has once again, brought together her own wonderful team of designers at STAMPlorations with a selection of Guest Designers from various Challenge blogs. 

Shery regularly sponsors our challenges here at Less is More and we are delighted to repay a little of her generosity by supporting this Giving Thanks event, which is now in it's 3rd year. 


Why not visit Shery's blog HERE for some fabulous inspiration! What's more there's some fantastic new release sets to coincide with the Blog Hop as well as a Thanksgiving Sale.



A few of our Design Team have been playing along with some Giving Thanks themed cards and you can check out their personal blogs if you have the time too for more details


If you'd like to join the Giving Thanks Blog Hop why not create a card with this theme, and link up to the STAMPlorations post HERE and there's loads of prizes up for grabs too! 

There's also a link-up at the bottom of this page and mini thumbnails of all the entries so far. 

We hope you feel inspired to create some Giving Thanks cards and thanks as always for joining us.

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Showcase #352 Stamp Layering and October Winner

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


We love to see all of your cards in our gallery but you do make it really hard to select our showcase winners with your fantastic entries :-) They inspire us every week and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices!

So here goes, in order of entry for 



 
 Sarah's serene scene is so calming and beautiful in those shades of blue. We loved the way that she layered stamps through the stencil and then stamped the deer image overlapping the stencil shape.
 
 
 Eleanor's gorgeous design has so many stamps layered on top of each other, yet it still remains incredibly CAS with all the open white space. The tab and brad add a lovely finishing touch too.
 
This card by Zoe was really eye-catching in our gallery and she has included a variety of techniques to make it. We loved the way the stamping on vellum was layered over the blended background. 

 
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 October will be receiving a prize from our generous sponsor

 
Uniko

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.
 

Michelle 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, 4 November 2017

Challenges #353 & 354 - Fireworks

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and it's another 2-weeker due to some of the team spending the weekend away, next week at the Happy Little Stampers Retreat in Manchester! BUT it does mean you have a little longer to think up your ideas for the challenge and you could enter a second time too! 

It's the start of a new month today too, which means it's COLOUR week and we're delighted to welcome back Dies to Die For as our super generous sponsor for this month so do make sure you play along each week to be in with the chance of a prize. We'll announce our winner at the start of next month. 





We are also thrilled to announce our mega A* talented Guest Designer for this challenge and winner of our September Challenges! It's Birgit of Rapport fran ett skrivbord! We're pretty sure you'll have visited Birgit in Blogland, she's certainly a constant LIMette and rarely misses a week of our challenges. What's more, nothing seems to phase this talented lady in her spectacular creations week on week for challenges. If you get a chance this next fortnight do pop along and leave her some love!

Here's our cue card and although the challenge is called 'Fireworks' there's no need to include fireworks on your cards ... being COLOUR week we're looking for those spectacular colours. If you have images of fireworks you'd like to use that's fabulous but not essential. 



To get you started here's what Birgit 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.

Friday, 3 November 2017

ShowCASe #351 - Monsters

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and what a fabulous selection of Monster treats you provided for us. 

As ever it wasn't an easy task to select our favourites but 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 



Darnell's hamster vampire is a hilarious take on the challenge! We loved Darnell's repetitive use of the sentiment strips and the perfect placement of the pumpkins. Still there's plenty of white space that we love to see! 

Claire has managed to make a very detailed card yet maintaining the CAS look! We love the fun die she used and and the cute monsters gave us a big smile rather than scaring us to death! Great coloring too, Claire!

Macimbalo's ghost-card is brilliant and a CAS-mastermind project! Her use of dies is so creative, we love the dimension she created with her die cutting idea. The placement of the sentiment and that washi tape strip look spot on as well. 



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.


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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