Saturday, 17 February 2018

Challenge #365 - 7th Birthday: CAS Dry Embossing

Hey LIMettes! 

Here we go with our second challenge of our birthday month to celebrate our 7th birthday!



Once again we've invited 4 of our most recent Design Team members back to guest design alongside the regular DT and we're delighted that Tara of Seven Hills Crafts has also agreed to be a Guest Designer as well as sponsoring this challenge.

Since stepping down from the Less is More Challenge Design Team, SarahG certainly hasn't been sitting around on her laurels ... instead she's developed a fantastic Folksy Store HERE selling her laser-cut stencils and MDF shapes as well as Greetings Cards and Home Decor items. 

Sarah is also offering a spectacular prize, for this month only, of 2 of her stencils to one lucky player AND we've another randomly selected mystery prize giveaway too. Please Note: To be eligible for either of these 2 prizes you need to play along in both challenges this month.


So let's get down to announcing our challenge, the theme of which often causes much debate in blogland as to whether this technique is acceptable in a Clean and Simple Challenge. 




Here's our guidelines for Dry Embossing:

Embossing folders, designed to give texture to your project, can be used for our CAS challenges, ideally covering only a small portion of your card around the focal point. Where an embossing folder is used to create texture over the entire card front this must be a very subtle / barely there pattern so as not to distract from your focal point.

To be eligible for ShowCASe and Prize Winner choices please carefully follow all of our Clean & Simple Challenge Guidelines plus Glossary of Terms, which you'll find via our 'How To Play' tab at the top of the page. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non-patterned space.  




Now let's see what fantastic inspiration the design team and our guests have created for you and do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!


Guest Designers:

Tara

Chrissie 


Esther


Jen 


Sarah G 

Hi, I’m Sarah and I love card making, mixed media and basically playing with all types of inks, stamps, stencils, pastes and paints.  Card making challenges got me in to blogging and I have made lots of wonderful friends in blogland.  I have been on several design teams including Less is More and still take part on a regular basis – I am so pleased to be playing along with Sarah and the wonderful DT for this birthday month!  Since leaving LIM, I have started making and selling a range of laser cut stencil designs in my Folksy shop– I am regularly adding to the range and also sell mdf shapes/embellishments.  I hope you can pop over to take a look.  I post regularly on my  blog and it would be great to see you there


Current LIM Designers:

Anita


Izzy


Nonni

A detailed photo of the subtle embossed background, behind the embossed die cuts can be found on her blog

Sarah



Susan


Trina 




We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun and our generous sponsor for this month is Seven Hills Crafts

Seven Hills Crafts Logo

Our Facebook Page, for regular updates, can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page, 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.  

Our monthly ShowCASes and Winner announcements will be featured in ONE bumper post here on the blog at the start of each month so keep visiting us to see if you're one of our lucky entries! 

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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Friday, 9 February 2018

January 2018 - Winners & ShowCASes #362 & #363

Hey LIMettes!

Following our change to fortnightly challenges, are you ready to enjoy our FIRST monthly Winner & ShowCASe post?

Why not pull up a chair and grab a brew as we walk you through our choices for last month's challenges. 

You certainly never make it easy for us to select our favourites and your beautiful creations spur us on and inspire week on week. Please keep them coming as we love to see them in our gallery and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices below so let's get started!


in order of entry here's our ShowCASe favourites 

#49 Jen

#51 Ishani



and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month



#35 Pauline


#76 Jinny


#92 Ma-Mi

Congratulations to our ShowCASe finalists 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.



Our generous and brand new sponsor for 2018 was Skull and Cross Buns and our lucky winner is

 Aileen of Colour & Sparkle



As a little bonus this month we also have a randomly selected mystery prize going to one lucky entry and out of 211 entries across both challenges the random.org generated number 156 (therefore the 37th entry from the second challenge of the month!) Our prize goes to




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 blogs with our congratulations and thanks. We'd also like to offer you both the opportunity to Guest Design for one of our future challenges so please contact Sarah by email for details and how to claim your prize at LIM2011@gmx.com

We'll be showCASing all of our featured 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 and as always there's still time to enter our current challenge, which ends at 10pm GMT on Friday, 16th February.





Saturday, 3 February 2018

Challenge #364 - 7th Birthday: Music

Hey LIMettes! 

We are celebrating today so this is gonna be a bumper post! ... AND you might want to grab a chair, get comfy and sip on your favourite tipple! The Less is More Challenge is having a birthday this month; 



What an achievement hey and still so many of you, from our early days, continue to play along with us each challenge. It makes us flush with pride and we are so privileged to have your continued support. We hope you'll enjoy this one and celebrate with us too!

We've invited 4 of our most recent Design Team members back as our guest designers, this month, as well as our sponsors! Yes we have 2 sponsors for February; one for each challenge. 

Ex Design Team member SarahG is also offering a spectacular prize this month so read on for more details about that AND we've another mystery prize giveaway too. PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for either of these 2 prizes you need to play along in both challenges this month 

To be eligible for ShowCASe and Prize Winner choices please follow our Clean & Simple Guidelines carefully, which you'll find with our complete Challenge Guidelines and Glossary of Terms via the 'How To Play' tab at the top of the page. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank space 

So let's get down to introducing the first of our birthday challenges and here's the cue card




Our awesome sponsor for this challenge is Uniko and we're delighted to have the super talented and owner of Uniko Guest Designing with us. Please welcome Bev and if you've never visited the Uniko blog HERE and HERE you are missing out on lots of fun!


Let's see what our design team and guest designers 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! We all love a visit and I'm sure they'd all appreciate it too.

Guest Designers: 

Bev - Uniko


Hi, I’m Sarah and I love card making, mixed media and basically playing with all types of inks, stamps, stencils, pastes and paints.  Card making challenges got me in to blogging and I have made lots of wonderful friends in blogland.  I have been on several design teams including Less is More and still take part on a regular basis – I am so pleased to be playing along with Sarah and the wonderful DT for this birthday month!  Since leaving LIM, I have started making and selling a range of laser cut stencil designs in my Folksy shop– I am regularly adding to the range and also sell mdf shapes/embellishments.  I hope you can pop over to take a look.  I post regularly on my  blog and it would be great to see you there





Current LIM Designers:

Trina


Anita


Nonni



Sharon


We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun and our generous sponsor for this challenge is Uniko.
Uniko

Our Facebook Page, for regular updates, can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page, 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.  

Our monthly ShowCASes and Winner announcements will be featured in ONE bumper post here on the blog at the start of each month so keep visiting us to see if you're one of our lucky entries!  

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Challenge #363 - OLC Cute

Hey LIMettes! 

Here we go with our second challenge of 2018 in the new 2-Weekly format and we hope you appreciated the additional time to create! Despite the new format we are sticking with our usual rotation of themes so it's that 'dreaded' one!!!! ONE LAYER card challenge and here's the Cue Card



Please remember to follow our Clean & Simple Guidelines and 'How to Play Rules' carefully to be eligible for our ShowCASe choices and prizes. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank space and our complete Challenge Guidelines can be found at the top right of the blog along with our 'How to Play' page. 

Let's see what 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 SUPER-cute bonus cards there!










We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun. Our generous sponsor for January is a brand newie for this year ... Skull and Cross Buns so do visit their shop to see what's on offer - who knows you could be our prize winner for January! 


Our Facebook Page, for regular updates, can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page, 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.  

Our monthly ShowCASes and Winner announcements will be featured in ONE bumper post here on the blog at the start of each month so keep visiting us to see if you're one of our lucky entries! 

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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