Saturday, 20 May 2017

Challenge #329 - Geometric

Hey there LIMettes. Yet again another week has simply zipped by in a flash and we're back with our latest challenge! 

Having had a 'stripe' challenge a few weeks ago, a spot and stripe one last week we decided to have you squeeze a little more mileage out of all those shape stamps and stash with this week's challenge.



We've another guest designer to announce too for this week and we're sure she'll be no stranger to any of you regulars in Blogland! She's on lots of Design Teams and her use of stash and techniques always has the WOW factor. Please pop along and visit Julie of Crafted by Jules and leave her some love this week!

Here's what Julie 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 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, 19 May 2017

ShowCASe #327 - Yellow and Grey

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

It's a pretty tough task selecting our favourites but we do love seeing all your stunning takes on the challenge in our gallery each week, and the colours of the last challenge made a really beautiful gallery,

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



What better than a rat with attitude?  We absolutely loved the humour of Maaike's creation 
and the mix of techniques - digital sentiment, stamped image and fabulous freehand cheese!

We adored Michelle's use of this beautiful stamp set.  The white embossed flowers 
with the two tones of yellow and grey accents is just stunning.

Claire also used two tones of yellow on this super classy design.  The superb 
placement of the crisp stamping together with the stitched border make this so stylish.

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, 13 May 2017

Challenge #328 - ONE LAYER: Spots and Stripes

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and it's that 'dreaded' one! The ONE LAYER week! We're convinced you'll have some fun with this one as we gave you a little practice run a few weeks ago when it was stripes!!! So here's our cue card and you just need to add the spots as well this week!



We are delighted to introduce another Guest Designer to share some inspiration again this week. Please welcome Sue of Sue's Card Craft, winner of our monthly prize in March. We're sure you'll pop along and leave her lots of love on her blog whilst checking our her stunning designs.

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.

So without further ado here's what Sue and the design team have to share with you and do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!

Trina
(using sponsor stamp set)


Anita

Esther


Izzy
(using sponsor images)


Sarah G
(using sponsor images)


Sarah P



Sharon
(using sponsor images)



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, 12 May 2017

ShowCASe #326 - Shadow

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

It was wonderful seeing all your beautiful and creative entries for our lucky dip challenge and you certainly made our choice difficult. So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for 


 


The beautiful shadowy forest scene that Cornelia has created is so atmospheric.  The subtle shadows that she has created with the moonlight really draws your eye in to the scene.
 
 
 
The silhouette animals sheltering under the shade of the tree really pop against the beautifully inked background that Liz has created.  The elegant oval frame sets off the scene perfectly.
 
 
 

The shadowy shark looks perfectly at home in the ocean depths on Birgit's fabulous card!  The watery effect and curved die add real dimension to this CAS design.


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, 6 May 2017

Challenge #327 - Yellow & Grey

Morning LIMettes! 

This is a news / photo packed post with lots to mention so you might want to grab a drink before you read on!

We'll get to this week's challenge in a moment but if you visited the LIM blog last week you'll know that we said our 'cheerios' to fellow teamie Jen. We wish her well and hope she'll be back when things are quieter for her! 

... BUT to soften the blow we are delighted to reveal not ONE but THREE new Designers to our team. 

From left to right we have Izzy of Izzy ScrapNonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Trina of My Crafting Closet

You may already follow them in Blogland but if not be sure to stop by their blogs and give them a MASSIVE welcome; you'll definitely enjoy all the inspiration they provide!

                 

Onto the challenge which is COLOUR week and coincides with our lovely fellow teamie Anita's birthday so she's chosen our colour combo and I hope you'll  pop by and leave a massive birthday wish on her blog too and if you'd like to make it a birthday card dedicated to Anita that would be awesome too!

  

Anita has chosen two of the three colours from our logo and we'd like to see 
any shades of YELLOW GREY on your cards

 from your teamies Neets ... 


... and there's more; it's also the start of a new month which means we are thrilled to have Uniko back as our sponsor for this month of challenges. Bev (Uniko) is our super talented Guest Designer for this week and there's a whole new stamp release happening at Uniko today too - why not drop in HERE in an hour to see what's in store! 

Uniko


... and if you happen to be in the Port Sunlight area today for the Happy Stampers Festival then please stop by the Uniko stand for a chat. Bev and some of the Uniko DT, including LIM DT member, Sarah P will be there and they'd love to meet you.

Now it's time to show you what Bev, our new Design Team have prepared to inspire you and do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards too!

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, 5 May 2017

ShowCASe #325 Stripe and April 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 challenges in our gallery each week.

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






#8 Cimba


The idea to stamp the flowers and leaves on striped vellum was genius.  Such a gorgeous look,
and a winning combination with the bold sentiment strip and gently stencilled background.


#16 Viv


Using a striped border on the base makes this centre panel pop.  Lots of white space
and the fresh yellow colour choice really do make this a delightfully sunny card.


#37 Wendy
Less is More Challenge #325 Stripes

Wendy's card is cute, classy, crisp and CAS all rolled into one.  The background stripes
look great against the angled die cut and that adorable pup!


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 selection 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 April!
Our generous sponsor for the month was

Lili of the Valley
Shop

Thank you to everyone who has taken part throughout April.  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 choice for last month:



Julie B of Crafted by Jules!



Julie is a regular contributor to LIM and her designs for our challenges are always beautifully CAS.
Julie is a wonderfully talented artist and always creates with great attention to detail, using many different mediums.
So it's not surprising that Julie has a place on many Design Teams too.

Congratulations, Julie, 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 



which ends at 10pm BST this evening before we announce the new one at 
8am BST tomorrow morning, along with details of our new faces!