Saturday, 23 April 2011

Week 12 - Recipe 'Off Centre'

Hello everyone and a Happy Easter to you all!
Yes, you are quite safe to look on here again, acetate week is officially over!
We were in raptures at some of the comments, although we did think that the suggestion that we should be burned at the stake a tad harsh...  but very amusing!
We think all in all you enjoyed yourselves in the end, some of you entering with multiple submissions... makes us think we may bring it back again later in the year....GASP!
OK so before we tell you about this week's challenge we told you last week about your name 'LIMettes' so we thought we needed a name too. Karen suggested 'Lady LIMs'
Mandi thought this suited Chrissie, but wasn't sure for herself. So LIM Diva Mandi evolved!

Our challenge this week should allow you to come out from your hiding places as it's an easy recipe

                           OFF CENTRE
We are looking for cards with little or no symmetry but perfect balance, which doesn't necessarily mean gems in all four corners, or any corners for that matter.

Mandi Diva LIM



Firstly, I printed the sentiment on the computer, judging the positions just 'off centre' by eye.
Fonts are Papyrus and Liorah
 Then to make the glitter 'stripes' I used a ruler and wedge glue pen, I simply took a ruler and drew a line, again judging the  length and distance apart. This was really random, as you can tell. The butterflies are Stampin Up Cut and emboss 'Beautiful Wings' You can buy here 
I cut/embossed 3 lots, Rich Razzlebury, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.
They were attached with PVA and I added gems in black for the bodies, to tie in with the sentiment.



This was my first card, the 'off centre' started with the 3 hexagonal shapes, I then added the daisies and stamped 'Thank you' last of all.
Flower, Daisies from Stampin Up
You can buy here



To make this EMBOSS RESIST card... 
  • I first stamped the music manuscript in Versamark onto white card and heat embossed it using Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder. 
  • Then I stamped the heart using SU Whisper White ink and heat embossed that, again using the clear EP.
  • Next came the sponging using a variety of red inks, Barn Door and Fired Brick Distress inks and Adirondack in Cranberry.
  • Rubbing over the embossing with a baby wipe removes any excess ink and makes the image ' pop' a little more.
  • The sentiment was computer generated using the method described in Week 3, using Champignon font for the script and Andalus for the type (I do have a stamp with this sentiment, but it was much too large for the proportions of this card, hence the computer generated one.)
The image was die cut and mounted using square Nesties

We do hope you are all happier with the challenge this week and can't wait to see what you create... so don't forget... 
'Less is More' 
Happy crafting

81 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards from you both as always. A nice easy one this week, thank you, should be ok with this as most of mine end up off centre anyway lol.
    Lynne xxx

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  2. Definitely a more LIMette friendly challenge this week girls, lol! Gorgeous demo cards, as always, thank you. Hugs Sxxx

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  3. beautiful cards and a great challenge and preobably less stressful than last week!!

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  4. Excellent...an 'easy' challenge! Ok 'first' one posted, now off to work then pretty much a craft free weekend :( Gorgeous cards Lady and Diva LIM! :)
    Lizy x

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  5. Hi Girls
    Think i will be ok with this one ...Fab cards from you Both as usual...
    Happy Easter
    Hugs
    sylvie
    xx

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  6. Terrific designs from you both. Wishing you a Happy Easter. Annette x

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  7. Beautiful designs - hope mine fits in!

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  8. So lovely cards!! Thanks for a new challenge! Love them!I´ve added mine.

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  9. Hi Girls
    oh gorgeous cards as always, now as for the comment about the gems ya coulda just put me name there! lol. Great challenge, have lovely weekend, sue,x

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  10. No matter what the challenge, I never find it 'easy', but I have to say I didn't scream this morning!(actually my card from last week fits the bill - don't suppose I could re-enter it - only joking!). Thanks for a fabulous challenge - your highnesses! x

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  11. Lady LIM and Diva LIM, oh my you do sound posh now lol!great cards again girls and thankyou thankyou for an easier challenge this week!!!! no screaming or hiding when I looked this morning for a change.I think I have a card made already which will qualify nicely, my son's wedding invitations!!!:O) Viv xx

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  12. I love being off centre (in many ways :-))))

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  13. Phew- I can relax now, was a bit nervous coming to check in this week!!lol Thanks for a great challenge again and some fabulous inspiration- this one should be much easier than the last couple of weeks... famous last words...!! ;) Off to have a think what I can use now... Great names, btw!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

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  14. Hello Lady and Diva, Wow love both entries. Posted a card yesterday which may have fit but need to get it out of my head to think of something new! x

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  15. Hi ladies - love your names!! I'm really missing my weekly go at LIM, but enjoying visiting everyone's blogs. I may have a go at some of them when I get home. However, I think that "off centre" is a bit harder than it sounds :) Have fun all!

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  16. Hey! I wasn't initially ready to "burn you at the stake" for last week's acetate challenge. I very excitedly pulled out my acetate - ready to try something new. Then as it sat on the corner of my craft desk all week, mocking me as absolutely no ideas popped into my head, I began to think "negative" thoughts!!! So ... thank you so much for a "basic" challenge this week (although I have to agree with an earlier comment from Debgem - I think it will be harder than we think to put it together well!!)

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  18. Oops sorry to many windows open and I was halfway through 2 comments so please ignore my deleted comment !!
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    Another great challenge girls and I love all 3 cards
    Hope you both have a great Easter
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

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  19. Well, Lady and Diva you have just received a Royal Pardon, no longer to be burned at the stake. All is forgiven.

    Kath x

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  20. This is more like it.
    Jenny x

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  21. Hi Lady and Diva LIMettes. I`ve left you something on my blog.
    Lynne xxx

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  22. Sorry, I've AWOL for a couple of weeks, but I've managed to join in today. Great cards from everyone x

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  23. I LOVE YOUR CHALLENGES! *giggle whooop*
    Design for this week in my head but have to shelf 'til after weekend as paper-maching a cave. Yup - s'what we do in Oz over Easter weekend!?! x

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  24. Sounds easy - well most projects end up off centre - so how difficult can it be to plan it that way!! Love the DT cards Lady and Diva (and the titles lol). Have a great weekend. Carol x

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  25. Thanks for the inspiration lovely cards as always.Thanks for some great challenges, although i did not take part in last weeks challenge due to work commitments.

    Happy Easter to you both.

    Babs x

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  26. Gorgeous samples! I do believe off-centered is at the top of my I LOVE IT list!

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  27. Both great cards Ladies. I'm quite fond of off centre so in theory this should be easy for me...in theory at least lol. Hugs lin

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  28. Beautiful designs from both of you.
    Fabulous.
    Have a happy Easter.
    Gr. Marja

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  29. Phew, this is a much nicer challenge than that evil acetate from last week! I have to admit I was a complete lightweight and wimped out though :-(

    And I promise I will try harder next time you pick an evil theme!!

    Happy Easter to you both, xx

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  30. I know I took a risk with my card! :)

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  31. Hi again, Thanks for the inspiring cards Ladies, love them both. Personally I feel this week's more difficult than last? go figure!!!
    Off to have a go:0) xxx

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  32. Thanks for hosting this wonderful challenge blog! I have an award for you. You can find it at my blog http://toomanyinterestsnotenoughtime.blogspot.com/2011/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  33. Mandi and Chrissie, your cards are amazing, must admit I did wimp out on last weeks challenge, but im raring to go with this one!

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  34. Mandi, thank you for the feedback, you are right, plain background would be better. :)

    The other thing... I'm not after prizes :) i.e. I know the rules, but I do hope that it is not "illegal" to post cards here if more than 5 challenges :)

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  35. Thanks for the fun challenge...at this point I have made it thru almost 80 blogs leaving comments...will be interesting to see how many I get back...lol...a few I found their links not quite there if you know what I mean...this is my 2nd time to this challenge blog, it has been fun and I will be back next week for sure...now off to try and selvege something out of those 6 cards I "mangled" for this challenge...have a nice week!

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  36. Hi team, just catching up with the LIM challenge having been away for a while - boy it goes from strength to strength. Loving your creativity. Looking forward to getting back in the swing of things too. Beautiful DT cards as always with clear instructions too. Have a lovely Easter weekend Hugs Cherry XXX

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  37. I've skipped the past two weeks but I'm back now! Love the theme this week. :)

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  38. Love your cards Lady Chrissie and Diva Mandi! Thank you for being kind to us this week! xx

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  39. Hey all, First time on your site. My daughter Jess is a regular here I hear. Anyway, just read the bit up top about naming of the group, etc. I thought maybe "LIMitless"... What you think? well I am going to sign up to this blog & maybe (when I get some time...LOL) I will enter some of your challenges.
    bye for now,
    Thanks for some laughs,
    Regina

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  40. Hello ~ terrific cards everyone! I wrote in my blog that this challenge was perfect for me since I tend to normally be "a little off" :)

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  41. Not sure why (since it's not been the case thus far), but I really thought I was going to pop a card out in no time for this "off-center" challenge. That SO didn't happen for me! LOL! I keep playing though, because you two really make me stretch my imagination! Thanks!

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  42. Fabulous cards! This is my first time entering here, great theme and looking forward to more!
    Helen x

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  43. This is my first time entering your challenge as I have only just found your site.,
    Thee cards are beautiful.
    Hope mine meets the criteria.

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  44. I really like your cards!
    This week's challenge was a bit easier than last week!

    Anna-Karin

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  45. Great challenge and SOOOO much easier than last week! Thanks for NOT turning us all into quivering wrecks this week girls. LOL!

    Hugs, Sandra

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  46. So this is the first Challenge Blog I have joined!! I just hope I can do all this linking back to your Blog etc., I may NEED HELP!!

    I will make a card tomorrow and see if I can make it work:-/
    love
    michelle x

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  47. I'm really enjoying your challenges & I could be the only one who didn't mind the 'acetate' challenge. lol. Thanx for your kind comments on all of my entries. I have so much to learn from your fabulous DT cards.
    Sally x

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  48. Coming to your challenge site is like opening a lovely present every week! Thank you so much ladies!

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  49. another great challenge girls...hugs kath xxx

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  50. hi girls yet another great challenge really love what you have,created this week,you really are mega talented and just bless you for setting up with challenge blog,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

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  51. Morning Ladies, sorry I missed your Acetate week due to being on holiday but I have managed to join in this week. Great DT subs again. ikki

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  52. hi girls, having trouble accessing inky tool service not available tried the alternative too, I'll come back later when it's calmed itself down. I do have a card on my blog. Caz

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  53. This is my very first time doing your challenge, and I must say that I have never received so many sweet comments from a place I have entered! You are all fabulous!

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  54. Had a great time again - I might have to cancel my summer hols as I can't miss a week...or put a tent up in my craft room. Thanks for everything ladies.

    Sarah

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  55. No gasping this week! I did end up with pearls in four corners to hide my miserable attempts at joining lines on the frame... oh well. In the end, it turned out OK. I really enjoy this weekly fix! Keep 'em coming!

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  56. Thanks a lot for this beautiful idea.

    To be "off centre" in my daily life is much harder than to play with acetat ;)

    I know that I have no time [better: less time] the next weeks - holiday and *grandmother service*;) so I know I miss you and this great challenges

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  57. Thank you for a great challenge ladies! loving your cards. Apologies for not participating in the last few challenges but I wasn't well. I hope you both had a lovely Easter xx

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  58. All the cards are just lovely! This is such a neat challenge, thank you. Keep up the awesome job and great inspiration.

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  60. Once again thanks for inspiration

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  61. Gosh I hope you find me down the bottom here!!!

    HELP IS NEEDED!! how do I link my photo to your Blog?

    Gone to get tea now, but will be back within the hour:)
    love
    michelle x

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  62. I'm in this week too.. your cards are so inspiring and I really really enjoy those challenges as I really have to THINK *smile* Thanks a bunch for all the work you put into it!

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  63. Why has mine got a red cross next to it? Have I done it wrong. It took me a while to work it out, but I wont forget now!! famous last words:-/
    love
    michelle x

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  64. Thanks Chrissie for your comments on my post. I took your advice about moving the greeting, to between the fans...and I like it better. I thank both you ladies for all the encouragement you give. Hugs lin

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  65. There are some beautiful entries again this week. I missed last weeks challenge, got the wrong day. So thought I had better get my entry in by today this week. Good luck everyone!

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  66. Michelle your entry has a red cross next to it, because it is *your* entry ;)
    with a click on this red cross you can delete your entry,

    I have this red cross by *my* entry.

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  67. Your cards are smashing, as usual. Thanks for such a wonderful challenge this week Tracey x

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  68. Hi Chrissie and Mandi - your cards are stunning as always. Thanks for your superb challenges - they keep my brain cell moving!
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  69. This is much easier than acetate! I just had to do another! Thanks so much for these challenges! What a collection of beautiful CAS cards among the entries!

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  70. Lady Lim and Diva Mandi
    Firstly thanks for the comments on my card, they really are taken in and appreciated.

    Secondly, to all the ladies who I have missed commenting on this week, my apologies There has been such a great selection of fabulous work and I hoped to catch you all, however I ran out of time.
    Perhaps next week?

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  71. have just uploade my card, hope im not too late! Amazing to see so many folk taking part in this challenge xx

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  72. Hi Girls, Fab Challlenge I enjoyed making my first card so I made another but can only add one as they are both on the same post :0( but you can see both on my post :0)

    Happy bank holiday I am working today!
    hope your having a fun day whatever your doing xx Samantha :0)

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  73. Whoops! Chrissie just let me know that I failed to follow the rules since I entered my card into more than 5 challenges. So sorry 'bout that! Usually I'm good at reading the rules before submitting my card but I obviously missed that. Thanks for letting me know, Chrissie. In the future I'll try to pay more attention! :-)

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  74. Fab cards again Chrissie and Mandi,a late entry from me and a sorry I haven't had chance to visit the other fab entries this week, all these bank hols and visiting family and I need a few extra hours in the day.

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  75. Great cards LIMettes, Sorry I haven't had time to comment this time around, I too have a late entry and didn't make it in time to upload However is showing on my blog. Looking forward to the new challenge :O)

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  76. Can't believe I've allowed time to run away with me and missed out on this week's challenge - thought I get something done today but apart from being a taxi service for my daughter I've been glued to the wedding on the TV - wasn't intending to watch so much but just got hooked and then I ran out of time :(
    Must try harder next time

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  77. Thank you so much for ShowCaSing one of my acetate cards from last week - I'm so chuffed :)
    Can't wait to see what tomorrow's challenge will be :)

    Carol x

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  78. Did you ever imagine your challenge site would get so HUGE?!
    Hope you took time to enjoy 'the wedding' yesterday - I'm assuming you were both there!??!
    kx

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  79. OMG! Lots of participants in this contest. So amazing. Love the designs of every cards. These is truly amazing. Glad I drop by in this blog. Thanks!

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  80. I love love love this blog. Such inspiration you gave me. I will be visiting it a lot. Also, I enjoy reading your tutorial. Many thanks for such a wonderful site.

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