Saturday, 26 August 2017

Challenge #343 - A Real Object

Hey there LIMettes, it's Saturday AGAIN and we're back with another challenge for you and we've another super duper talented Guest Designer joining us for this one. It's Viv of Daizy Mae's Crafty Blog and winner of our July challenges. 

Viv is a constant and long-standing player at Less is More and we imagine you've visited her many times here in blogland BUT if not don't hang around as you are missing a feast of fabulous designs and some brilliant, fun photos and posts too. Why not pop over and leave her some love. 


So this week you need to think a little 'outside the box and here's our Cue Card



For example: staple, paperclip, button, coin, key, wood, fabric
so not necessarily something you'd reach for in your normal crafting sessions.


To get you started, here's what Viv and 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!












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, throughout the week HERE for regular updates and our weekly ShowCASe news.

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, 25 August 2017

ShowCASe #341 - OLC Vehicle

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and what an amazing selection of vehicles and some perfect vintage classic car images you have in your stash! Brilliant work from everyone!

It's never an easy job to select our favourites but we love to see all of your cards in our gallery so please keep them coming. They inspire us every week and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices below!

So here goes, in order of entry for 




Claudia
We all love this stunning one-layer card. The design and the colours are fantastic. Claudia succeeded to give so much dimension to her card just with her colouring. A very stylish masculine card too.

Pauline

A fun digital image to illustrate our vehicle challenge. 
Pauline's colouring is amazing and her card is perfectly CAS.

Eve

Eve's fabulous embossed background gives a beautiful dimension to this one-layer card. 
It is also the perfect backdrop for her vintage plane. A fantastic 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 bunch and worthy of our ShowCASe badge. Do pop along and congratulate them on their win if you have a minute.


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.






Saturday, 19 August 2017

Challenge #342 - Perfect holiday

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and we are delighted to announce our guest designer for this challenge too. 

Joining us for this one is our June Winner here at Less is More and it's Pauline of Crafting with Cotnob so please hop along and pay her a visit this week if you get the chance. You'll definitely see some fantastic clean and simple ideas while you're there. 


On to our challenge and it's theme week and quite an appropriate theme for this time of year.




Here's what Pauline and 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



Taking a break




Once again this month we are sponsored by Seven Hills Crafts so do make sure you join in each week to be in with the chance of a prize.



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, throughout the week HERE for regular updates and our weekly ShowCASe news.

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, 18 August 2017

ShowCASe #340 - Tropical Fruits

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and what a gallery of delicious fruity coloured delights you had to share with us. 

As ever it wasn't an easy job to select our favourites but we do love to see all of your cards in our gallery so please keep them flowing to inspire us and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices below!

So here goes, in order of entry for 


Sid

A fun, cheery and vibrant use of those fruity colours, yet no sign of a fruit at all!
The fabulous, eye-catching design with loads of white space makes for a perfectly CAS card.

Edna

This has to be the cutest monster ever and let's hope 'big sister' enjoys and loves 
him too. He's absolutely dripping in rich mango, orange, lime and kiwi tones
and a classy, clean and simple design too.

Melanie

Melanie's ingenious idea here features a pineapple shaped image with an array of
 mouth-watering fruits; all realistically coloured in a subtle and dreamy blend.


Congratulations all 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 bunch and worthy of our ShowCASe badge. Do pop along and congratulate them on their win if you have a minute.


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 ONE LAYER challenge



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

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Challenge #341 - OLC Vehicle

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and it's that all time favourite ... or should we say feared? Yes we are back round to the ONE LAYER week - so no additional layers whatsoever, very minimal embellishments (if at all) and all stamping / images directly on the cardbase itself! EASY? Yeah?

Before we announce the details of the challenge we've some more sad news this morning. We are losing another of our awesome teamies. With a heavy heart, Esther, has had to make the decision to step down from the team immediately. She had hoped to stay on for a few more weeks but away from blogland she's had a BIG promotion at work which is seriously eating into her crafty time.

Since Esther joined the team and even before she's been a massive support in terms of inspiring us all with her unique creativity and dropping in on so many blogs with such encouraging feedback. Not only that but last year she took over the organisation of our Facebook page and completely overhauled the way we market the blog on there. We're all going to miss her but wish her well for the future and every success and congratulations in the new job. 

We're sure you'll miss her incredibly too and hopefully she'll still pop in to play along with us now and again and if we're lucky she may agree to guest design for an odd challenge when life settles down a little. 

So onto the challenge and we've got a fantastic selection of ideas from our superb design team this week and we're also joined by Marge, winner of our collaboration challenge with AAA Cards a few weeks ago. If you've never visited Marge's blog before then you are missing a treat. Her CAS designs are fantastic and her colouring is sheer perfection. Do pop along and leave her some love if you have a moment. 

So let's get down to the challenge and here's the CUE card, which should be straightforward enough, followed by examples from Marge and the Design Team to get you started ...





Taking a break this week


Taking a break


Our fantastic sponsor for the challenges throughout August is Seven Hills Crafts so do make sure you join in every week throughout the month to be eligible for our prize of a gift certificate to their online store.


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.

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, 11 August 2017

ShowCASe #339 - Pierce Your Project

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and as usual it wasn't an easy task for us. So many incredible piercings to your projects and we've just loved seeing all of your cards in our gallery. 

They inspire us every week and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices below!

So here goes, in order of entry for 



Elaine

Not only is Elaine's embossed design wonderfully watercoloured in gorgeous vibrant colours, we love how she chose to sew the panel to the base with fabulously flawless stitching. 

Elizabeth

Less is More Challenge #339 - Pierce Your Project
This design is just so cute with the quirky offset frame, and the pretty flower brads are a brilliant choice to pair with that sweet sentiment too.

Marjeta


We couldn't let this ShowCASe pass by without praising this striking card.  Who knew that straight stitches could create such a stunning poinsettia?  Great work!



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 bunch and worthy of our ShowCASe badge. Do pop along and congratulate them on their win if you have a minute.


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. Sadly our Facebook expert and whizz kid; Esther is taking a break so the sophisticated video will be a picture album this week.

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, 5 August 2017

Challenge #340 - Tropical Fruits

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and being the first Saturday of the month it's back round to our colour challenge and time to introduce our wonderful sponsor for this month's challenge. 

We are delighted to welcome back Seven Hills Crafts and massive thanks to owner, Tara, for her continuing generous support of our challenges. What's more, Tara is our Guest Designer for this week's challenge so read on and swoon at her delicious card below ...



Here's our Cue Card for the week and you'll see we're looking for 'Tropical Fruit' colours BUT there's no need to use fruit images! Anything will do so long as we can see some fruity shades and your project is CLEAN and SIMPLE of course!



Here's what Tara and 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 






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.

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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