Saturday, 17 June 2017

Challenge #333 - Personalise It

Good morning LIMettes and welcome to another Clean and Simple challenge at Less is More. We hope you enjoy this one and can't wait to see how you take the theme. First of all, let's take a look at our Cue Card ...



There's lots of ways to 'personalise' your card be it with a name, event or even a photo but we're sure you'll have some brilliant and inspired ideas for us this week. To set the ball rolling our Design Team have been busy and we are delighted to be joined by our May winner, and Guest Designer for this challenge ...

It's Lucie G and if you haven't come across Lucie's blog and instagram page then do check them out as she has some awesome CAS designs just waiting for you to swoon over. If you have a little time this week do visit her and leave some love.

So let's see what Lucie and the team have been up to this week



Sarah G


Sarah P

Sharon

Susan

Trina


Anita

Esther

Izzy


There's still time to be in with a chance of winning a superb prize from this month's sponsor, 


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.

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, 16 June 2017

ShowCASe #311 - Neapolitan

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


We has some really super entries into our last challenge and we want to thank you all for taking the time to make cards to support us. 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 


 







This fun card brought a smile to our faces with its humorous sentiment and cute medicine bottles. We love Bobby's brave use of empty space and minimal design elements to make the bottles a strong focal point on a truly CAS card
 
 
A traditional interpretation of our challenge colours but with a twist - they're beautifully coloured into one Neapolitan cornet! The delicate splatters in the background perfectly set off the ice cream and give a feeling of lightness and freshness. 
 
 



Darnell used our challenge colours for a bold, warm look that we love. The clean lines of the Cattails and the inlaid die cutting combined with the vertical dry embossed sentiment keep the card unified and CAS while packing it full of visual interest.

 
 

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/BST this evening before we announce the new one at 8am GMT/BST tomorrow morning.
 

 

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Challenge #332 - ONE layer Sweet Things

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and it's that one you all LOVE and HATE in equal measures ... it's the ONE layer card week! Here's our cue card which should be self-explanatory and hopefully delving into your stash for sweetie things will ease the tension of ONE layer!





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 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!




TAKING A BREAK THIS WEEK









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.

What's more we (Sharon) has set up an Instagram page for our challenge, and it's steadily growing with over 150 followers in just a few weeks. 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, 9 June 2017

Showcase #330 - Shimmer

Well, that shimmer challenge certainly seemed to be one of your favourites LIMettes! You gave us such a difficult job this week selecting only 3 cards to showcase, but we had to narrow it down. Thank you all for sharing your stunning takes on the challenge in our gallery each week.

So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for 

 
Love these whimsical flowers.  Super creative design with bright colors and 
the perfect amount of shimmer!

 
Such a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  Aileen's coloring is amazing that the flowers just come to 
life on the card.  She added the perfect amount of shimmer to the flowers and
 a wonderfully sparkly simple sentiment.

This card will make anyone smile.  The design is simple and fun.  Terrific color 
and perfect dimension!

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 BST this evening before we announce the new one at 8am BST tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Challenge #331 - Neapolitan

Hey there LIMettes!

It's the start of a new month, which means a new sponsor and guest designer and time to announce this week's COLOUR challenge! We're delighted to welcome STAMPlorations back as our generous sponsor for this month and we hope you'll play along for a chance to win a fantastic prize. 



Here's our COLOUR cue card and there's a little picture graphic below, courtesy of Google



... just in case you don't know what Neapolitan is. Back in the 70's, in the UK, this was a very popular multi-flavoured ice-cream - great fun if you just can't decide which flavour to go with and we'd like to see the colours from this ice-cream on your CAS cards.




We also excited to be sharing our Design Team 'stage' with Shery Russ, owner and designer for STAMPlorations as our talented Sponsor - Guest Designer for this week and here's what Shery and the design team have to inspire you. 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 stencil)


(Using sponsor stamps and stencil)






(using sponsor stencil)


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, 2 June 2017

ShowCASe #329 - Geometric and May 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 





Here Jaydee has created a great masculine card with her geometric shapes. We loved the contrast of the crisp wooden frame with the super-smooth inky blending in the background.



Pauline's card is just so much fun! It was refreshing to see a honeycomb in die-cut form, and the sweet bee with the witty sentiment in the opposite corner add balance to the card.



Hannelie has been really creative with a simple chevron shape to create the illusion of 3d diamond shapes. That was a really ingenious way to repurpose shapes and we do love it when you get creative like this.


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 May!


Our generous sponsor for the month was 


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 last month.

LucieG Of LucieG Cards

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