Saturday, 19 January 2019

Challenge #387 - Sketch 25

Hey LIMettes!

We're back with our latest challenge. However, before we go any further we have to point out that sadly we had to delete some entries to our last challenge, which is something we hate to do, as they didn't follow our guidelines.

We have clarified some of the terms so please take a moment to read our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages. To be eligible for our showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on those two pages.

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Anyway, back to the challenge




This sketch is loosely based on a card that one of our regular entrants, Kathy K, made a while back. 

You can see the card that sparked the inspiration HERE (it's the second one in the post). We thought this would be a nice way to surprise her and thank her for being the only person that still holds true to the Less is More ethos of friendship and encouragement. Kathy always comments on the vast majority (usually all) of the other entries to our challenges, every week! Thank you Kathy and we hope you are flattered with our choice of sketch. 



We're joined by our November winner from last year, Toni of Frankie Helps Craft

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

Guest Designer: 




Susan

Anita
Using sponsor stamp and stencil


We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and our generous sponsor for this month is


Our Facebook page for regular updates can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page HERE and if you add your cards to Instagram do tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.

Our monthly showCASes and winners announcements will be in one bumper post here on the blog and it is posted on the Friday following closure of the last challenge in the month so keep visiting to see if you are one of our lucky entries!

Enjoy the challenge, keep those entries CAS and have fun!


Saturday, 5 January 2019

Challenge #386 - Water


We hope you all had a wonderful festive season and you're ready to sparkle with recharged creativity in 2019. As always, a new year brings new changes... and here at Less is More we say another goodbye...this time to Trina, who has a very bright year ahead of her. We wish you every success in 2019 Trina and we will all miss you terribly.

So, that goodbye actually left us with an additional DT place to fill!

Thank you to everyone that entered our DT call- you are all very talented people and it made it so hard to select just 3 of you. You're probably keen to know who the new designers are that are joining our team, so without further ado the lucky ladies are:

https://addictedtostamps-kylie.blogspot.com/https://seashellcreates.blogspot.com/https://slanzalotto.blogspot.com/

Please give them a warm welcome. They will be wonderful additions to our team and are sure to inspire you with their gorgeous CAS styles.

Right... to the challenge. For our first challenge of this year we have a theme of water.


Water in any of its forms eg ice, snow, mist, liquid


and we're delighted to welcome back Skull and Cross Buns as our generous sponsor for January.


www.skullandcrossbuns.com


We're also joined by our October 2018 winner - the talented VIV from Daizy-Mae Designs

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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.


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Now let's see what fantastic inspiration the design team 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 Designer: 


Anita
(using Sponsor stencil and stamp)


Kylie



We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun

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 after the last challeng of the month closes, 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, 14 December 2018

November 2018 - Winner and ShowCASes #384 & #385

Hey LIMettes!

It's time for our monthly bumper winner / showCASe post so why not grab a brew as we walk you through our choices for last month's challenges. 

As always, you make it so difficult for us to select our favourites from your wonderful creations in the gallery and your beautiful projects 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 

#11 Kylie




#20 Sandie




#28 Julie




and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month




#52 Kim




#60 Rahmat




#73 Shery





Congratulations to our ShowCASe finalists, please help yourselves 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.


Thank you to everyone who entered last months challenges.
Our generous sponsor was Happy Little Stampers
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and our lucky winner is

Toni - Frankie Helps Craft




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 Guest Design 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 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.  

We'll be back with our next new challenge on 5 January 2019.  In the meantime...


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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The design team here at LIM would like to wish you all

A Very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.




We are taking a break for the holiday season and will be back with a new challenge on 
5th January 2019.


In the meantime, we will be back with our November showcase and winner post next Friday (14th December)

Thank you all for your support in 2018 and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2019.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Challenge #385 - OLC Holiday



Hey LIMettes! 

We've a bumper post today with lots of news today, so grab a cuppa, sit back, and relax while you have a read.

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A Sad Goodbye


As many of our regular followers know, the lovely Sarah took over the reins of running this challenge a couple of years ago, and for the last two years she has been a fantastic leader.  She has tirelessly worked hard behind the scenes and we all know what an inspiration her cards have been for the 4 years she has been on this design team. She has wow-ed you all with her beautiful creations and her heartfelt and sincere comments on your entries.

But sadly Sarah feels it is time to step down. So here's Sarah to tell you in her own words...


Firstly apologies for my absence at Less is More but sadly life has become extremely busy in the last 6 months and due to lack of time and mojo I've been struggling to take part in DT work and challenges of any sort, hence my recent break from the Design Team.

Unfortunately, despite the break I've still found it difficult to get back into crafting and I have made the tough decision to step down from the Less is More Design Team following this month's challenges.

I'm thrilled that fellow teamie Sharon has agreed to take on the task of running the challenge and I will be forever grateful to her and the rest of the team, of course, for continuing with Less is More. I'd also like to thank everyone who has supported and entered the challenge. I have enjoyed every week of the 4 years on the team and made lots of wonderful crafty friends in that time. 


We are all very sad to see her go and will miss her terribly, but she does hope to join us now and again in the gallery.  She has joined us for this week's challenge and you may well be seeing her again as a guest designer! We wish you all the best Sarah.

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So now it is time to have  

A Design Team Call. 


We are looking for 2 people to join our team, starting in January, initially on a trial basis.

If you wish to be considered for such a position, please add (DT) after your name on your submissions to this challenge.

Those wishing to apply should:

  • be comfortable with the CAS genre
  • have a personal blog
  • produce a sample card for each challenge (one card every two weeks)
  • comment on a proportion of the submissions to every challenge
  • add additional card(s) as inspiration for some of the challenges to their personal blogs
  • be able to take good, clear, square pictures of their cards 
  • ideally have the ability to share their makes on Instagram and FaceBook
  • have a way for us to contact them, either via a contact widget on their blog or in their profile.

The design team call will run for this challenge only, so the closing date is 10pm GMT on 7th December 2018.

Successful entrants will be notified by 15th December 2018.

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On To The Challenge. 


We're back with our last challenge of 2018. Yes, we've decided to give our hardworking design team a little break in December, so this will be the last challenge for this year and we'll return with some new inspiration and challenges on 5th January.

It's the turn of that 'love it or hate it' challenge - the dreaded one layer (a single piece of card folded in half with no additional layers added) , and we've chosen the fitting theme of holiday.






We're joined by the lovely Katrina Bufton as our Guest Designer this week. She was the lucky winner of our September Lucky Dip challenge. We do hope you will head over to see her blog and leave her some love.

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 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 Designer: 




Trina

Anita
(using sponsor stamps)


Izzy
(using sponsor stamps)

Nonni

Sarah


Sharon

Susan
Taking a break



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


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https://shop.happylittlestampers.com/


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, 16 November 2018

October 2018 - Winner and ShowCASes #382 & #383

Hey LIMettes!

It's time for our monthly bumper Winner / ShowCASe post so why not grab a brew as we walk you through our choices for last month's challenges. 

As always, it's so difficult to select our favourites as your creations are fantastic and inspire us 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!



Here are our ShowCASe favourites, in order of entry


#10 Jo-Jo

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#16 Elaine




#24 Lynne





and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month




#30 Rosali

CAS Triangle Card with Altenew 1


#52 Jane Willis




#68 Sue





Congratulations to our ShowCASe finalists, 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.

Thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenges.
Our generous sponsor was

Uniko


and our lucky winner is...

Daisy-Mae (Viv)

LIM, CAS, Autumn, Dimension

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 Guest Design 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 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/BST on Friday 23 November 2018...