Saturday, 31 December 2016

Challenge #309 - Dimension

Good morning LIMettes and welcome back for our
last challenge of 2016 and we'd like to wish you all
a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thanks for all your support in 2016 and we hope you'll play
along with us throughout 2017 too!

It's back round to our Recipe week and we'd like to see 
you add DIMENSION to your cards for this challenge.


We're also thrilled and excited to be joined by 
our November winner, Sandie of London Days,
who kindly agreed to be our Guest Designer for this week.
Please do visit her for some stunning CAS-tastic inspiration and
here's what she's designed for you today



... and here's what our fabulous Design team have created and there's 
usually a few bonus cards on their personal blogs - they'd love a visit!

Jen






As always please keep your designs Clean and Simple with lots of 'white / blank space' and do check our Challenge Guidelines at the top right of the blog along with our page 'How to Play'.

We hope you feel inspired to play along and have some fun.

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

Friday, 23 December 2016

ShowCASe #306 One Layer

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


Crikey, your take on our one layer outlines challenge really had us scratching our heads to whittle down the showcase entries this week. 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 #306 - One Layer : Outlines 



Deborah
Happy Birthday sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Deborah's combination of a visually pleasing mask shape for the sentiment and cheery variegated colours on the stamped outlines creates a beautifully crisp and cleanly elegant card.


Alison C


The contrast of the frame of dark, stark tree outlines with the delicate and misty colours around the sentiment in Alison's card create a gorgeously dramatic and impactful card. 


 

Linby has created real balance on her card with the perfectly placed sentiment to complement the fabulously arty technique she used on her outline image.

 

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 lots of time to enter our current challenge 
#307 - Theme: Children 

which ends at 10pm GMT next Friday 30th December before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT on Saturday 31st December.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Challenge #307 & #308 - Children

Good morning LIMettes! 
Are you prepared for this festive season that's swooping
upon us at a pretty fast pace? We certainly daren't even blink 
for fear it might pass us by!

So today we're announcing our
CHRISTMAS Challenge which will run for 2 WEEKS
and if you're all out of Christmas ideas ... never fear because
we've got a theme that can work for lots of occasions.

The theme is CHILDREN so anything featuring children or 
with children in mind will work perfectly for this one 
so long as it's Clean and Simple


Here's what our wonderful design team have to inspire you and as
is often the case there could be a few extras on their personal blogs.




You have until 10pm GMT on Friday, 30th December to enter
this challenge and we'll be sneaking one more challenge in for the 
year on New Years Eve at 8am so hope you'll join us then!


As always please keep your designs Clean and Simple with lots of 'white / blank space' and do check our Challenge Guidelines at the top right of the blog 
along with our page 'How to Play'.

We hope you feel inspired to play along and have some fun.

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


We'd like to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a very
Happy New Year from all the Less is More team and thank
you for your continued support in our challenges.

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Friday, 16 December 2016

ShowCASe #305 Colour

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 #305 - Colour: Primary Colours


Maaike

Maaike's blue and white design is so crisp and elegant.  The ombre blue creates a lovely winter sky for the stag silhouette on this serene festive card.



Jo-Jo

Jo Jo used the primary colours to great effect on her CAS design.  The use of coloured glitter paper perfectly paper pieced combined with the embossed and die cut textures is fabulous.



Claire

Claire's design is super CAS and the clever use of bright primary colours packs a real punch to create a fun and happy 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 
#306 - Outlines

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

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Challenge #306 - One Layer


Hello there LIMettes time for our latest challenge and it's the turn of

The One Layer Card week

and the theme we've chosen is 
OUTLINES


As always please keep your designs Clean and Simple with lots of 'white / blank space' and do check our Challenge Guidelines at the top right of the 
blog along with our page 'How to Play'.

Here's what our fabulous design team have created to inspire you
and there's no doubt a couple of extras on their own blogs.
They'd love a visit if you have the time!


Susan


Anita


Esther


Jen


Sarah G


Sarah P


Sharon
http://frommycraftdesk.blogspot.com/2016/12/less-is-more-306-outlines.html



We hope you feel inspired to play along and have some fun.

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

Friday, 9 December 2016

ShowCASe #304

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


You really wowed us with your amazing Emboss Resist creations. 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 #304 - Emboss Resist


The embossed resist trees fit in perfectly with the dusky watercolour back ground for a peaceful winter scene.
 
 
http://littleprincesscards.blogspot.pt/2016/11/emboss-resist-technique.html
 
The mix of the emboss resist technique with the silhouettes of the deer is simply stunning. The autumnal colours finish it off perfectly
 
http://jazzypaper.blogspot.pt/2016/11/audrey-hepburn-inspired.html
 
Fabulous detail from the sentiment matches with bright colours from the watercolour wash is finished off with a little bit of bling.  A great CAS 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 
#305 - Primary Colours 
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Challenge #305 - Primary Colours

Good morning LIMettes and a very Happy December to you all!
Crikey ... that means we are on the home straight for you know what!

So sit back, grab a brew and read on to see what's in store for 
you from Less is More today!

The first challenge of the month means we've our sponsor to announce
for the month and we are delighted to welcome back Uniko

Uniko

... what's more Bev, the super talented designer and owner of Uniko is
one of our 2 Guest Designers for this week along with our October winner


Do pop along to visit their blogs this week and leave them some love, you certainly
won't be disappointed as they create superb, inspiring designs with their goodies!

Let's get down to the challenge and as always the first one of the month is our
Colour Challenge and we'd like you to use one or more

Primary Colours


Starting with inspiration from our wonderful Guest Designers and the Design team.






We hope you enjoy this one; you can use primary colours
for Christmas cards so no excuses not to play along! 

As always please keep your designs Clean and Simple with lots of 'white / blank space' and do check our Challenge Guidelines at the top right of the blog along with our page 'How to Play'.

We hope you feel inspired to play along and have some fun.

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

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Friday, 2 December 2016

ShowCASe #303 and November 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 
Week #303 - Vintage


E K Gorman
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This beautiful, understated card is a great example of how CAS and vintage can co-exist successfully. The sepia tones, tranquil scene and perfectly matched sentiment create a lovely effect.

Claire


 
A stunning design with the artistic inked and stamped feather and vintage effect embossing in the background. Stylish and beautifully laid out, it's another great example of CAS vintage.

Gerrina



This card had us all wowed with its bright colours and vibrant shapes! It's a brilliant take on the vintage theme with its distinctive retro vibe and fun feel. Rock 'n' roll baby! 




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 November!
Our generous sponsor for the month was

Seven Hills Crafts

Seven Hills Crafts Logo

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 this month.


Sandie of London Days!


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

Sandie has been well known in blogland for many years and is a member of
numerous Design Teams.  She has a super talent when it comes to stamping
and one layer cards don't faze her in the slightest!

 Congratulations 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 
#304 - Emboss Resist
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.