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Friday, 9 October 2015

ShowCASe Week 243

Morning Limettes it's time to announce our 
'SHINE' showCASe 
and it was extremely difficult for us to agree on 
just three choices - so we've got FOUR this week!

Here we go in order of entry:

So who can resist a cute Christmas card with a 
red-nosed Rudolph? The perfect way to add some shine!

A classy and chic Christmas card with 
superb inlaid shiny die-cuts!

Christmas sophistication here, brilliant placement of the elements 
on the card with the perfect shiny ornament and sentiment!

Those stars in the night sky certainly shine brightly
and what an adorable little image and design!

Thank you all!
There's a ShowCASe badge to collect from the page at the top 
and we'd love to see you display it on your blogs

If you've not already joined our 'jewel' coloured challenge then you have 
until 10pm BST tonight to enter before a new one starts at 8am tomorrow!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

September Winner

It's that time again!
We've another winner to announce here at 
Less is More

The prize for September was kindly donated by a new sponsor
to us ... Dies to Die For

and after much deliberation - because you are all winners - we have chosen
Mac Mable of The Sweetest of Peas

Mac Mable is a regular here at Less is More producing some fantastic
CAS cards and always keen to get into the spirit of the challenge
by leaving lots of friendly comments along the way!

A very worthy winner Mac Mable and we certainly appreciate 
your contribution to our challenges and hope you enjoy your prize.

Please contact us by email for details of how to claim it.

There's a winner's badge waiting for you at the top of our blog, 
which we'd love to see displayed on your blog with our thanks!


If you haven't already entered our current 'jewel' coloured challenge
runs until Friday 10pm BST

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Week #244 Colour

Morning Limettes
Have you got that Saturday Morning feeling?

Well we hope so as it's a new challenge and a new month too
so first up let us introduce you to our sponsor for October.

As our sponsor for this month Beverley will be offering a prize
of a £15 gift voucher to spend in the Uniko Studio online store.
Do check out the shop HERE to see the brilliant collections.

Onto our challenge and the first week of the month means
Colour week and we are looking for Jewel colours

Here's what the design team came up with and we're looking forward to seeing
your wonderful creations but please remember to keep your designs clean and simple.

 Still with the shiny stuff on my desk from last week I used 'jewel' coloured foil 
card to die-cut 5 butterflies using the Clearly Besotted: Butterfly Duo die
I've inlaid the mini jewel pieces of topaz, sapphire, ruby, emerald 
and amethyst ... that's my thinking anyway! then die-cut a further butterfly
outline to sit on top for added dimension. The sentiment is also CBS:
Sweet Little Sentiments and I've used Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die
which is also inlaid and the Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes to add some
interest to the sides of the purple panel. To finish a couple of sparkly jewel sequins!

 On a panel of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock I stamped the flowers from
 Stampin' Up's So Very Grateful set and the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Stylish Flowers set, both in VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed in Wow! 
Opaque Bright White embossing powder and coloured the image with 
ProMarkers.  The kraft panel was mounted onto purple cardstock 
before being popped up on 3D foam strips.

Back to those Crazy Birds again!  This time I've used shades of amethyst 
and gold.  He sits in a Simon Says stitched diecut frame, 
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Age Awareness.

Some time ago I saw a card made with a Crealie Patchwork die and I thought I could do something similar without using that specific die. This Penny Black image was paper pieced using some card I had coloured by smooching Distress Ink and Inka Gold paste. This ruby colour looks really rich and intense. After paper piecing the petals I cut the image with an octagon die and then chopped it into pieces, mounting them with dimensional  pads. The sentiment from Lily of the Valley was attached with a length of twine and an eyelet.

We hope you enjoy the luxurious and opulent colour challenge
and please remember to leave a few encouraging words
for your fellow Limettes - we all love comments!