Friday, 28 July 2017

ShowCASe #336 & #337 - ONE layer Coloured Cardbase

Hi there LIMettes, it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and we are also including details of the JOINT winner following our challenge collaboration with AAA CAS Cards here too!


Team members from both challenges have put their heads together to come up with ONE winner but we each have our own ShowCASe entries so it'll be interesting to see if there are any similarities.  Do pop across to the AAA Cards blog HERE for their results too.

It's never an easy job to select our favourites and we love to see all of your cards in our gallery.  They inspire us every week and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices!  You certainly pulled out all the stops and worked so hard on those non-white card-bases, made especially tricky on ONE layer. 


So first up with our winner and we've chosen...

#96 Marge Crafts



Marge choose a light grey card stock with is just perfect for this beautifully colored floral image.
The flowers just pop off this card and look dimensional.  Amazing!


 Congratulations, please contact Jane with your details - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com



We'd also like to offer you as the winner the opportunity to be our Guest Designer for one of our future challenges so please contact us by email for details of how to arrange this - LIM2011@gmx.com




And now for our ShowCASe favourites, in order of entry...




#11 Michelle W



Michelle's use of tone on tone clear embossing with white pencil accents and gentle blending was the perfect combination to create this super feminine card.


#60 Aileen



A beautiful design on kraft card stock.  Aileen's color choices are amazing, beautiful, bright and cheerful.  Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beautiful card.


#94 TaeEun



TaeEun has such great skills with colouring pencils and this card is just stunning.  The white anemone with purple accents just comes to life on this black background.  Fabulous!



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, 22 July 2017

Challenge #338 - NO Stamps!

Hey there LIMettes

Firstly, we want to thank you for joining us over the last two weeks for our collaboration challenge with AAA Cards, we've had a fantastic number of entries and really want to say thank you for your support.  

This week we're back with another RECIPE challenge for you so check out the Cue Card below. 


So lock away those stamps for this week only as we don't want to see any stamping on your project. Feel free to use die-cutting, dry-embossing, stencilling, hand-drawn doodles/sentiments, minimal embellishments in a CLEAN and SIMPLE way.



Here's what the design team have to inspire you and please 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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Friday, 14 July 2017

ShowCASe #335 - Country Flag Colours

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and it's never an easy job to select our favourites but we love to see 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 




#16 Ann

The gallery was packed with red, white and blue cards in the main so
here Ann has used her native Australian flag colours to create this stunning
masculine card. The colour combo works perfectly with a nautical theme
and this one used loads of dies and wonderful eye-catching detail.

#68 Toni

Another red, white and blue example and this one really brought a grin
and smile to our faces. What a fun little scene as under normal circumstances
the bulldog would be the scary looking animal! Superb CAS layout with lots of fun.

#71 Pia

A spectacular clean and simple design here yet so many elegant details.
Stunning visual impact and the use of the globe, bon voyage and plane images
just add to the whole 'country flag' theme. 

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 is running for 2-weeks and is a joint collaboration between AAA Cards and Less is More. You must enter at both challenges to be in with the chance of the prize to be announced on Friday, 28th July.



The challenge ends on Friday, 21st July at 10pm BST so still plenty of time to join us.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Challenges #336 & #337 - OLC Coloured Cardbase

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you ... and it's a bit different this week as we are joining forces with the AAA CAS Cards Challenge so read on for all the details. 

This challenge will run for 2 Weeks so you've no excuses not to play along as you have extra time to get crafty. Both Less is More and AAA CAS Cards Challenges are running an identical challenge and both will remain open until Friday, 21st July 2017 at 10pm BST.

There will be ONE joint winner, to be announced with our ShowCASe post on Friday, 28th July and to be in with a chance you MUST link up to both challenges. Do remember to check the 'How to play' guidelines for both challenges beforehand. The winner will also be given the opportunity to Guest Design for a future challenge at both Less is More and AAA CAS Cards 


Now let's tell you what we're looking for ... as you know / dread the 2nd week of the month here at Less is More we have the ONE layer card week and this it no different! Both challenges will be running the same challenge and here's our cue card




So grab those coloured cards and start creating, any design, any theme so long as it's CLEAN and SIMPLE and all on ONE layer it'll work for us. Banish those white card bases for this challenge as it's anything other than white!


We are delighted to welcome our Guest Designer for this special 2-week challenge and it's Kylie of Kylie's Addicted to Stamps who is also the fabulous sponsor for both LIM challenges throughout July and this special joint venture with the AAA CAS Cards team.

Let's see what Kylie and the Design team have to inspire you with this week:



Anita
(using sponsor images)



Izzy
using sponsor stamp (sentiment)



(Using Sponsor images)


... and to join in with the fun over at AAA CAS Cards too HERE is the link you need 




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, 7 July 2017

ShowCASe #334 - Sketch & June Winner

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post and we are also including details of our monthly winner here too!


You certainly loved our sketch, created by our super talented Design Teamie, Anita and we've had a really difficult time selecting our ShowCASe for this week. Loads of fun and quirky takes on the sketch but we had to whittle it down and this week we've 4 ShowCASe badges to distribute. We love to see all of your cards in our gallery and they inspire us every week. We hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices!

So here goes, in order of entry for 




#39 - Bozena
The background to this card is totally spectacular, so many wonderfully vibrant and shimmering ideas packed into one teeny CAS-brilliant card. It certainly has the WOW-factor for us with loads of 'white' space, elegant and crisp embossing with the little trees and 'merry' sentiment flowing elegantly along the sketch design. 

#50 - LucieG
Yet another one packing punches with all of that yummy 'white' space ... and who can resist that little family of cute owls. The different directions of their eyes and the expressions on their faces caused us quite a giggle. The inky blended background following the curve of the sketch is luscious and crisp and to finish a perfect quirky sentiment. 

#53 - Jo Mo
Almost a one-layered creation with no additional panels just rows of pretty, cheery little flowers following our sketch layout. An inspiration, CAS-perfect and super elegant take on the challenge.

#63 - Skye
What a fantastic little beach scene and at this time of year it's the place we'd all love to be. Vibrant and striking colours make for a super cheery card and the added dimension to the little beach huts brings those stripey little buildings to life. 


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.



Our first ShowCASe of the month also signals the announcement of our winner from the previous month and our lucky winner for June will be receiving a prize from our generous sponsor STAMPlorations



Thank you to everyone who has taken part this month and we've thoroughly enjoyed seeing your beautiful cards in our gallery but it's time to reveal our winner and sadly we can only have one per month! 

Congratulations go to Pauline of Crafting with Cotnob and here's an example of Pauline's card for last week's Sketch Challenge. Do follow the link above for more details of how this elegant card came together.



Pauline is a regular contributor at Less is More and there are very few weeks that pass by where she hasn't entered at least one card and visited many of your blogs with a friendly word along the way. Her cards are classy, elegant and CAS which work perfectly in our challenges.  Congratulations, Pauline, and many thanks so much for all your support.


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 be our Guest Designer 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 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 colour challenge


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


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Challenge #335 - Colours of Your Country's Flag

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you! ... but WOAH! Where did June go? 

Somehow we have arrived at 1st of July and as you know the first weekend of the month marks the return of COLOUR challenge week. Also we welcome back the super generous Happy Little Stampers as our sponsor for this month of challenges and we hope you'll play along every week in July to be in with the chance of a prize!  

Picture


So onto our colour theme and here's the cue card, which shouldn't need any extra explanation.



As always our Design Team have worked their magic to inspire you and here's what they've come up with. Do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there too!



Taking a break this week


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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