Saturday, 31 March 2018

Challenge #368 - CASE Card

Hey LIMettes! 

Happy Easter weekend - let's hope the sky is full of spring time sunshine wherever you are!

We're back with our latest challenge which is a Lucky Dip one, due to the 5 Saturdays in March. It's also our pleasure to welcome back Happy Little Stampers as sponsor for this challenge and  taking us through April too! Joining us as Guest Designer for today we have Kylie, owner and designer for Happy Little Stampers; a super talented crafter and beautiful lady too.

Let's get down to the challenge details and here's the cue card to get you started. We decided to ask Aileen of Colour and Sparkle, our lucky winner from the January challenges, if she'd like to provide a CASE card for today's challenge and thankfully she said yes! 




Here's Aileen's card




To be eligible for ShowCASe and Prize Winner choices please carefully follow all of our Clean & Simple Challenge Guidelines plus Glossary of Terms, which you'll find via our 'How To Play' tab at the top of the page. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non-patterned space.

Now let's see what fantastic inspiration Kylie and the design team have created for you and do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!


Sarah
Using Sponsor stamps

Sharon
Using Sponsor Stamps

Susan
Taking a Break

Trina

Anita

Izzy

Nonni



We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun and  don't forget our generous sponsor for this month is Happy Little Stampers and their prize gift certificate can be spent on stamps and/or dies from the online shop!

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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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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Challenge #367 - OLC Stencils

Hey LIMettes! 

We're back with our latest challenge which happens to be the ONE LAYER challenge but we're sure you'll manage this one and have loads of fun in the process. So hunt out those stunning stencils from your stash and start creating directly on your card base with no additional layers whatsoever!

Here's the cue card for this challenge followed by a little reminder of our ONE layer card requirements / guidelines



Less is More - One Layer Card (OLC)
One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped or printed directly onto the cardstock. Inlaid dies can be used as a technique for one layer cards, where the die-cut image or sentiment is placed back into the front of the card base and a small piece of tape can hold your inlaid die in place from behind, yet the card remains completely flat. 

No additional panels/layers (no stickers, no die cuts, no washi tape etc) 
can be added to the front of the card base



We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun. We're delighted to have Shery of STAMPlorations (our generous sponsor for this month) join us again with another fantastic card showcasing her beautiful products.



Now let's see what Shery and the design team have created for you and do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!


Nonni
Using sponsor stencil

                                                                                                           
Sarah
Using sponsor stencil

Sharon
Using Sponsor Sentiment

Susan


Trina
Using sponsor stencil

Anita

Izzy
Using sponsor stencil


To be eligible for ShowCASe and Prize Winner choices please carefully follow all of our Clean & Simple Challenge Guidelines plus Glossary of Terms, which you'll find via our 'How To Play' tab at the top of the page. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non-patterned space.


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, 9 March 2018

February 2018 - Winners and ShowCASes #364 & #365

Hey LIMettes!

It's time for our monthly bumper winners / showCASe post so why not grab a brew as we walk you through our choices for last month's challenges. It's definitely a long post as there's lots of yummy prizes to hand out too so enjoy ....

You certainly never make it easy for us to select our favourites and your beautiful creations spur us on and inspire week on week. Please keep them coming as we love to see them in our gallery and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices below so let's get started!



in order of entry here's our ShowCASe favourites 


#8 Michelle


#14 Tristan
LIM364

#43 Pam




and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month




#8 Claire

Congratulations to our ShowCASe finalists 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 entered last months challenges.
As part of our 7th Birthday celebrations we had two generous sponsors...

https://www.uniko.co.uk/
and

Seven Hills Crafts Logo


The winner of the Uniko prize is

Sue of Sentimentally Sue



and the winner of the Seven Hills Crafts prize is

Sue of Sue's Card Craft

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 Guest Design for one of our future challenges.  

In addition to our regular monthly prizes we also had a randomly selected mystery prize and our ex-design team member, SarahG of Funky Fossil kindly offered a stencil prize too. To be eligible for these prizes players had to enter both challenges in the month and we we're thrilled to find 41 talented and loyal LIMettes who achieved just that.

Our random prize goes to:

Valerie of Le Scrap de Vava

SarahG couldn't pick just one winner and has kindly offered 2 of her fabulous stencils to both:




Please can all of our prize winners contact us by email at LIM2011@gmx.com for details of how to claim your prize 

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 and as always there's still time to enter our current challenge, which ends at 10pm GMT on Friday, 16th March 2018


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Challenge #366 - Monochrome

Hey LIMettes! 

We're back with our latest challenge which is a colour one and we're delighted to welcome back STAMPlorations as our generous sponsor for this month.

Shery (owner of STAMPlorations) is one of our Guest Designers for this challenge and her card was a little late as she designed something especially for the challenge!

Here's the cue card with a little dictionary definition of what this means



Definition: Monochrome - 
using only black, white, and grey or tones of one colour


We're also joined by the super talented Maaike of Cards by Maaike, a regular here at Less is More and winner of our December challenges.

To be eligible for ShowCASe and Prize Winner choices please carefully follow all of our Clean & Simple Challenge Guidelines plus Glossary of Terms, which you'll find via our 'How To Play' tab at the top of the page. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non-patterned space.

Now let's see what fantastic inspiration our guests and the design team have created for you and do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!



Izzy


Nonni
Using sponsor die


Sarah
Using sponsor stamp

Using sponsor stamp

Susan


Trina
Using sponsor stamp


Anita
Using sponsor stamp


We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun; what's more you could be our lucky STAMPlorations prize winner this month!



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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