Friday, 18 May 2018

April 2018 - Winner and ShowCASes #368, #369 & #370

Hey LIMettes!

It's time for our monthly bumper winner / showCASe post so why not grab a brew as we walk you through our choices for last month's challenges.  

We're a little later in the month this time as there were three challenges which fell in April.

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 are our ShowCASe favourites 



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and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month










and finally, the ShowCASes for our third challenge of the month



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CAS card made with Message in a Bottle by Stampin' Up!



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 month's challenges.

Our generous sponsor was Happy Little Stampers
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and our lucky winner is


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 so please contact us by email for details of how to claim your prize at LIM2011@gmx.com

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 BST on Friday, 25 May 2018.


Saturday, 12 May 2018

Challenge #371 - Yellow / Blue / Grey

Hey LIMettes! 

We're back with our latest challenge which is a simple colour trio for you to get your teeth into. We hope you enjoy this fresh and spring-like colour combo we've chosen for you and we can't wait to see where you take it. 



We're delighted to welcome a BRAND new sponsor to Less is More for this month too; it's the wonderful Winnie & Walter and our lucky winner for May will receive a gift card for the Winnie & Walter online store of $25 so do play along to be in with a chance.



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.

Joining the Design Team for this challenge is our March winner, Jo-Jo of Jo-Jo's Spot and do pop along and leave her a friendly word; she's certainly created a stunning card to inspire you this week, so here goes:

Let's see what fantastic inspiration Jo-Jo 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!

Using sponsor stamps

Anita
Using Sponsor stamps (sentiment)

Izzy
Using sponsor stamp

Nonni
using sponsor sentiment die


Sarah
using sponsor stamps

Sharon

Susan




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

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, 28 April 2018

Challenge #370 - Sketch 23

Hey LIMettes! 

We're back with our latest challenge and we've got a fun sketch for you to play with for the next 2 weeks. Feel free to flip / rotate it so long as we can see the elements of the sketch AND it's CAS of course.

Here's the Cue card, which we'd love to see in your post too.



.... and here's the sketch






We'd also like to welcome another super talented Guest Designer and winner of our challenges in February. Sue Blamey of Sue's Card Craft - she's a regular in Blogland so we're sure you'll have come across her fantastic creations at some point but do pop along and visit her this fortnight and check out her designs. 

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 inspiration Sue 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!


We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun and our generous sponsor for this month is Happy Little Stampers so do play along to be in with a chance of a gift certificate to redeem against stamps and / or dies in the online store. 

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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, 14 April 2018

Challenge #369 - Bring Something Back

Hey LIMettes! 

We're back with our latest challenge which is Theme Week and we'd like you to 'Bring Something Back'! You might decide to use a technique that you haven't used in a long time or a stamp / die set that's not seen the light of day in a while, alternatively dig deep in your stash for something that you can add that's 'gone out of fashion' - we've all got some of those items lurking eh!

Just so long as you keep your cards Clean and Simple with lots of blank 'white' space it's good for us.

Here's the Cue Card, which we'd love you to display in your blog post



We're joined today by 2 of our previous challenge winners, who are guest designing for the challenge; Cara of Crafting Bunnies (random winner in January) and Sue of Sentimentally Sue (our February winner). Do pop along and visit their blogs during the challenge, we're sure you'll find masses of inspiration.


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 Guest Designers 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!

Bringing back Clarity Stamp bunnies and foliage unused for a good couple of years


Sue of Sentimentally Sue
Bringing back the first stamp set Sue purchased

Sharon
Using sponsor stamps and bringing back Flowersoft, velvet ric-rac and patterned paper

Susan

Trina
Using sponsor stamp and bringing back balloon punch and colour spritzer

Anita
Using three sponsor stamp sets and bringing back shrink plastic

Izzy
Bringing back eyelets

Nonni
Bringing back a several years old magazine freebie stamp & Stamping UP background pattern stamp

Sarah
using HLS Balloon stamp from Simply Said & bringing back handmade 'mulberry' paper


We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun and our generous sponsor for this month is Happy Little Stampers

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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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Friday, 6 April 2018

March 2018 - Winners & ShowCASes #366 & #367

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. 

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 


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and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month









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 month's challenges.

Our generous sponsor was STAMPlorations 



and our lucky winner is


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 so please contact us by email for details of how to claim your prize at LIM2011@gmx.com

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 BST on Friday, 13th April 2018




and here's Aileen's card which we are CASEing