Friday, 2 December 2016

ShowCASe #303 and November 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 
Week #303 - Vintage


E K Gorman
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This beautiful, understated card is a great example of how CAS and vintage can co-exist successfully. The sepia tones, tranquil scene and perfectly matched sentiment create a lovely effect.

Claire


 
A stunning design with the artistic inked and stamped feather and vintage effect embossing in the background. Stylish and beautifully laid out, it's another great example of CAS vintage.

Gerrina



This card had us all wowed with its bright colours and vibrant shapes! It's a brilliant take on the vintage theme with its distinctive retro vibe and fun feel. Rock 'n' roll baby! 




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 November!
Our generous sponsor for the month was

Seven Hills Crafts

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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.


Sandie of London Days!


Sandie is a regular contributor at Less is More and always creates cards 
with style, CAS and elegance which work perfectly in our challenges.

Sandie has been well known in blogland for many years and is a member of
numerous Design Teams.  She has a super talent when it comes to stamping
and one layer cards don't faze her in the slightest!

 Congratulations 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 
#304 - Emboss Resist
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Challenge #304 - Recipe

Hey can you believe that's another week ticked off and we're back with another challenge for you.
 We certainly had lots of Vintage inspiration from you so we're guessing you enjoyed that one!

Today we have our RECIPE week and we'd like you to use an
EMBOSS RESIST TECHNIQUE on your projects

There's various ways to achieve this look but from a quick internet search here's
 a little definition for you!

"Pour clear / white embossing powder over stamped images
Heat emboss and allow to cool
Using light inks / watercolours, begin blending colour onto the
card stock to reveal the embossed images"


So without further ado here's what our Design Team have created
to inspire you and there could be a couple of bonus cards on their
personal blogs if you'd like to pop along and visit them!









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.


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Friday, 25 November 2016

ShowCASe # 302

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


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 #302 - OLC: Books / Literature

Hannelie

 The peaceful words from Psalm 23 inspired Hannelie to make this stunning creation.  And the gentle sponging of the open book image in calming green envelop the sentiment beautifully.


Helen

This wonderful image was perfect for our challenge and Helen has watercoloured it to perfection.  The dimension achieved through some clever shading is fantastic.


Ma-Mi
The brown inking on kraft with the white touches looks amazing. And the layered effect Ma-Mi has achieved with clever die embossing and marker detail is terrific.


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 
#303 - Theme: Vintage

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

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Challenge #303 - Theme

Hi there LIMettes, can you believe that's another week ticked off?
Time for another challenge to get your teeth into and did we 
give you a tough one last week? Some of the Design Team struggled
too so let's put that one behind us and move on to our

THEME week which is VINTAGE

Remember to keep your design CLEAN & SIMPLE and you can take
the Vintage theme wherever it takes you ... it could be a pattern, image,
implied in the sentiment ... we can't wait to see what you come up with
and to get those creative juices flowing here's what the team have for you
and if you're lucky there could be a few extras on our personal blogs too!

You'll just have to pay us a visit to find out!





Susan: Taking a break this week





Once again Esther has worked her technical magic to perfection 
to create another perfect slideshow for you on our Facebook page 
HERE and we hope you'll pop by with a 'thumbs up'!

There'll be another slideshow on Wednesday featuring some
of the cards linked to this week's challenge and it's all
randomly selected so get your card in early for a chance 
to be featured there. 

If for any reason you would prefer NOT to be featured on 
our Facebook page then please drop us a quick email.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

ShowCASe # 301

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


You gave us a wonderful selection of luxurious purple and gold cards to choose from. As always, i
t'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 #301 - Purple and Gold


Steffi
 
The bold and intricate snowflake has been beautifully balanced by Steffi with a super soft splattery background. This give the card a wonderfully light and airy feel.


LucieG

Lucie has achieved a real touch of luxury and glamour with the use of sparkling glitter in the bauble. The hints of gold give her card a really classy and elegant look.



Aileen


Aileen's crisp and clean gold embossing is beautifully echoed in the gold strip at the side.  The simple purple colouring of the letters are a stunning backdrop for the embossing. Wonderfully CAS.
 
 

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 
#302 - OLC: Books/Literature

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