Saturday, 25 June 2016

Recipe Week 282

We promised you a new member for our design team, and here she is!

Please give a really warm welcome to Esther whom we are sure is well known to you already because of her tireless visits to your blogs and her wonderfully supportive comments.
Her creations are wonderful and we are sure that her work alongside the rest of the team will give you great inspiration. We are truly delighted to have her join us!
The challenge for her first week is to 
USE A STENCIL
There are many ways that using a stencil can be part of your design and the DT this week has come up with some terrific examples. Even if you don't possess any stencils you can use the negative of a die cut to create one. 
Remember as ever, to keep things simple and to ensure that there is some white space...
of whatever colour it may be!






We hope that these beautiful designs will have sparked some creative ideas for your cards and we can't wait to see them.
As ever, if you visit the individual designers' blogs there will be more for you to see, so do please hop over to them via the links above each card.
Have fun!



Friday, 24 June 2016

ShowCASe Week 280


Here we are again with another fabulous 
ShowCASe 
of LIMettes cards, 
this time for our Splatter challenge.
Who would have thought that what is ostensibly a mistake or accident (a splatter) could make such attractive designs!
Such a cute and fun design.  Love the use of the "art" splatters as it really fits in nicely with the design of the card.

 Love these splatters straight from the bottle!  Just perfect for the challenge and Linda's masking provides some added dimension to this CAS one-layer card!

We love how the splatters act as the leaves for this tree...so creative and beautiful!
Thanks so much ladies, these are truly inspirational. Please take your SHOWCASE badge from the page at the top... and thank you all so much.
If you hurry there's still a little time to enter a card for this week's Faux Bleach challenge, but as ever a new challenge will begin tomorrow at 8am BST.
So DO join us then!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Week #281 - Theme

It's time for the start of a new challenge, we're back round to

THEME week and we've chosen FAUX BLEACH for this one

Check out the tips and techniques used by the Design Team below and if 
you pop along to our personal blogs you may find some additional ideas.
If you are still unsure there's loads of tutorials on You Tube too.


Just a little 'Head's up' for next Saturday ... as we'll be announcing our 
NEW Design Team member following Anne's decision to step down from 
Less is More. We're sure you'll be thrilled with our choice too!


Ok here goes with our examples ...



 Anita





So it's over to you now! Don't forget to keep your cards CLEAN & SIMPLE
and we love that yummy 'white' space too. Everyone loves a little friendly
comment on their creations so please try to visit a few of your fellow LIMettes!

Enjoy, have fun and thanks as always for playing along with us.




Friday, 17 June 2016

ShowCASe Week 279

Hello Everyone!
It's time for another 
ShowCASe! 
It was SO difficult to narrow our choice to three this time that we have an extra accolade this week!

Here is our Purple Parade


A really beautiful design which is so elegant, crisp and clean. It has been coupled with delicate and soft water colouring to make this card simply stunning.
 Pauline P 
Another very elegant card which is also a superb example of the emboss resist technique. The tiny hint of silver really lifts the beautiful panel.
Viv 
LIM, CAS, Purple, Flower
An incredibly beautiful piece of art. It is a sophisticated, delicate and dreamy masterpiece of water colouring.  The echo of water colouring on the sentiment panel is gorgeous.

 Sarita 

A fantastic example of a really intricate stamp that has been used in a beautifully CAS way with lots of yummy white space.  The velvet ribbon adds a touch of luxury.
What an amazing array of scrumptiousness!
Do please take the badge from the page at the top which we hope you'll display with pride. Thank you for such fabulous work!
There's just a tiny window of time left to submit to this week's challenge, but as ever, a new one will begin tomorrow at 8am BST!
Join us then!

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Week 280

Week 280

This week we are saying a sad goodbye to Anne who is stepping down from the Design Team after over 3 years of dedicated service.
At "Less is More" the DT comment on more entries than any other challenge and it is indeed a most time consuming undertaking. We are really grateful for all Anne's hard work and super inspiration each week over the last three years. We hope that you will continue to visit her blog to leave a friendly word.

Thank you so much Anne, you will be greatly missed!

The challenge this week is for a One Layer Card with the theme of 
Splatters
 and we have been really fortunate in using stencils and stamps from Shery at Stamplorations (one of our sponsors this month). Shery has produced a fab splatter stencil specially for our challenge, which all of us have used in one way or another this week. 
Many thanks Shery!


 Anita


Sarah G

We hope you have fun making lots of splatters, but do remember to leave some of that all important white space and use only minimal embellishments!

With the approach of the holiday season, like many of you, our Design Team will be taking their vacations and so although they may manage to get  cards made for our challenges, they may find it difficult to comment on entries whilst they are away from home.
At this point I'm sure you would like to join in with thanking them for their sterling work in creating such inspirational cards and for all their visits and comments.
We're sure that you will understand their absence from your blogs if they are taking a well deserved holiday!


Friday, 10 June 2016

ShowCASe #278

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 #278 - Sketch Challenge


Shoregirl's Creations

A wonderfully neat, clean and crisp take on the sketch. A clever use of 
twine here and a perfect card for those guys which are always difficult!


Lizy 

Lizy's drunken bugs were the cutest ever, a CAS spectacular card
featuring tonnes of white space and a delicate pierced line to
divide the 2 sections of the sketch! 


TaeEun

A complete work of art here. A fabulous CAS interpretation
of the sketch, stunning choice of image and coloured to
perfection with style, elegance and complimentary splatters too.


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.

As always there's still time to enter our current challenge 
#279 - Colour: Purple

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

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

May Winner

Morning LIMettes, it's time for us to announce our lucky winner
for the month of May! Our generous sponsor was 


Picture
http://happylittlestampers.weebly.com/

and our winner for this one is 

Rachel Bergfield of RBergfield Card Designs

Rachel is a regular contributor at Less is More and always creates cards 
with style, CAS and elegance which work perfectly in our challenges.
 Thanks so much for all your support Rachel.

Well done and 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.

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

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Week #279 - Colour

Morning LIMettes are you raring to go with a new challenge for this week?

First up being the first Saturday in the month we have a new sponsor
in fact for this month only we have 2 super generous sponsors so
all the more reason to join in each week in June and leave lots of
feedback for your fellow LIMettes to be in with a shout of a prize!

So who have we got to sponsor our challenges in June ...

Logo

and




The first Saturday in the month means it's COLOUR 
week and we've chosen 
PURPLE

Please remember to keep your design CLEAN & SIMPLE with lots of
yummy 'WHITE' space and here's what the Design Team have for you.
There could be some extras on our personal blogs too if you'd like to 
hop along and visit us!


Sarah G


Sarah P



We hope you enjoy using this colour as it certainly seems to be a firm 
favourite with many in Blogland! Have fun and we hope you have a crafty week!
Don't forget to pop back on Wednesday when we'll be announcing our winner for May!

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Friday, 3 June 2016

ShowCASe #277

Hi there LIMettes are you ready for another ShowCASe?
As always you wowed us with your creativeness making 
a tough job to select our favourites but here goes in order of entry:

  This cute pop up mouse is full of fun and the colours work perfectly 
with the patterned paper.

We couldn't have a pop/bang theme without some balloons and
Marianne's one layer design is beautifully CAS and crisp.


Less is More 277, CFC-148, masculine birthday card
The colourful fireworks really pop against the dramatic black
 to create a stunning card.


A truly spectacular ShowCASe! Congratulations ladies and
please help yourself to a ShowCASe badge from the page at the
top of the blog with our thanks and we hope you'll display it
proudly on your blogs.

We're sure you'll agree these are a wonderful trio and hope you'll
pop along and congratulate them on their win.

As always there's still time to enter our current challenge
which is a sketch and ends at 10pm GMT this evening before
the new one is announced at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.