Friday, 28 April 2017

ShowCase #324 - Spring Walk

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 


Sid's design creates the feel of a stylish canvas with the layered panels and soft but bright landscape. The pop of colour from the flower on top is a fab contrast and really creates an eye catching focal point against the clean white background.


Jaydee did an incredible job of creating a bespoke scene from this stamped image. Masking, watercolouring and adding water spray, doesn't her card make you want to head to a beach right now and splash in the waves?

Toni's card is CAS-tastic with its crisp white background and beautifully coordinated elements. The bright plaid of the letters and chameleon, and the dimensional green foliage, give a fantastic pop of colour and masses of impact to this striking 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 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 
 
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Challenge #325 - Stripe

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and we
have another fabulous Guest Designer joining us for this one.

It's TaeEun of Rainbow in November and our Week 4 Birthday winner in February
Do hop along and visit her blog - you won't be disappointed as her creations
are simply stunning with loads of fabulous techniques and designs.

On to our challenge and it's Recipe week - nice and easy just include a
STRIPE on your Clean and Simple card - any direction, any colour,
even a couple of stripes is fine so long as there's lots of clean 'white' space too





Here's what TaeEun 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 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 ShowCASe favourites 
from the previous week's challenge.



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Friday, 21 April 2017

ShowCASe #323 - One Layer Curve

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 

 

Michelle

We love the way Michelle framed her crisp floral stamping with her curved sentiment.  
And she's created a perfect example of CAS with the expanse of wonderful white space.
Macimbalo

This fabulous swirly die cut of bubbles was a great way of creating a curve for our challenge.  

Paired with the simple glass and fabulous sentiment...who wouldn't want to receive this card?!

EKGorman

EK Gorman LIM 323
One way to get the most out of your clear stamps is to create a different shape and that's exactly what was done here with this tree.  A wonderful image that fills the card without stealing white space, and the watercoloured leaves add a lovely softness to the whole 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 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 
 
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Challenge #324 - Spring Walk

Hey there LIMettes!
 Happy Easter! - we hope you'll be enjoying a
few of the chocolate eggs in between crafting this weekend!

Before we introduce this week's challenge to you we are delighted to
announce our Guest Designer for this one ...

... Wendy of Pink and Dotty, our Week 3 Birthday winner.
Wendy has some fantastic cards on her blog and so full of colour
and techniques. Don't miss out on visiting her HERE this week.


Here's our Cue Card and we'd love to see it in your post too



Here's what Wendy 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 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 ShowCASe favourites from the previous week's challenge.


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Friday, 14 April 2017

ShowCASe #322 - Use 3 Pastels

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

We had such a difficult task narrowing down our favourites this week, so we have 4 cards to showcase today.
As you know we always 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 

 

Kathy K

This perfectly CAS design is so pretty with the soft pastel colors.
The flower provides a singular and beautiful focal point.
 
This lovely card showcases the beautiful flowers that just pop off the card.  
The pastel flowers are a wonderful contrast to the black sentiment!  
The pretty patterned paper at the bottom ties the entire card together!
 
 
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This card is super cute...a perfect stress relief.  
Love this little guy enjoying his bath---the watercolor background is just perfect for this fun design.
 
 
Beautiful soft pastels make these florals so pretty and delicate.  
A perfect CAS design.
 
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 
 
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Challenge #323 - Curve

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and it's
the most 'feared' challenge on our rota .... THE ONE LAYER week


Before we announce this week's Guest Designer and challenge details, we have
noticed a few cheeky entries sneaking into the challenges recently that
don't quite follow our Clean and Simple Guidelines!

 Just a little reminder here that in order to be eligible for one of our prizes or featured
 in our weekly ShowCASe your card will need to adhere to the following:

ONE main focal point
Lots of clean / open / non-patterned space
(often called ‘White’ space although not necessarily white)
Minimal or NO layers
Minimal embellishments
Quick and easy to re-create

Please check our 'How to Play' page at the top of the blog to ensure
you follow all the guidelines as we really don't like deleting entries.
Many thanks!


OK so now that the formalities are out of the way let's get down to introducing
our Guest Designer and winner of Week 2 of our Birthday challenges back
in February! Please welcome Dawn of Auroracrafts and we hope you'll pop
along to her blog for inspiration and check out her fantastic cards.

... and here's our Cue Card - easy enough?



... and here's what Dawn 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!




Sarah P
(using sponsor image)

Sharon
(Using sponsor image)
Sharon isn't 'cheating' here ... The curve is cut along the front of card with the green panel inside!


We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun.

Don't forget to check out 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 ShowCASe favourites from the previous week's challenge.



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Friday, 7 April 2017

ShowCASe #321 Use a Frame and March 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






#32 Birgit


Here Birgit has managed to create an incredibly clean and CAS design whilst incorporating a bold spot pattern and multiple frames. The amount of clear space around the central layers really balances the design beautifully.


#51 Sid


Sid's cool and contemporary design is awash with vibrant pops of colour and geometric shapes.  This card shows a great use of the frame as it showcases the coloured circles both in front and behind it.


#79 Julie Day


This gorgeous, tranquil, winter scene by Julie has been created using only a few elements. The white window frame against the white card base adds to the light and airy look of this wonderful card.


Congratulations ladies and gent, 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 selection 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 March!
Our generous sponsor for the month was

Dies to Die For

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Thank you to everyone who has taken part throughout March 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 choice for last month:



Sue is a regular contributor to LIM and her designs are always beautifully CAS.
She preserves white space wonderfully on the majority of her designs,
one thing that we love at Less is More.

Congratulations, Sue, 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 



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

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Challenge #322 - 3 Pastels

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and
being the start of the month we have a brand new sponsor for you too

We are delighted to welcome Lili of the Valley who have kindly
agreed to sponsor our challenges for this month so keep playing
along each week and you could be our lucky winner!

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The first challenge of the month is our Colour one and here's what we're looking for




... and 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!

(using Sponsor image)

Esther

(using Sponsor image)

Sarah G


Sarah P
(Using sponsor sentiment)


Sharon
(Using sponsor image)


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 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 ShowCASe favourites from the previous week's challenge.



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