Saturday, 30 July 2011

Week 26 - Lucky Dip

Good morning LIMettes and a happy half birthday to us!
Can you believe it's been 6 months since our first challenge? We can't!
We've said it before but our success is down to your support and we thank each and every one of you!

One little bit of housekeeping before we tell you about the challenge.
As from this week we have decided to delete any entries that don't comply with our rules.
No offence meant.

Ok, so we have our 'Lucky Dip' week as it's the fifth Saturday of July.
The challenge is 
We would like to see fruit on your cards or fruit colours...easy peasy 'lemon' squeezy!

We have great pleasure in welcoming the wonderful Ali as our guest designer for this week, she has been a dedicated LIMette since the very beginning has been so supportive of us and our challenges. She has created the most fabulous card for us. Thank you Ali.

The only fruit stamps are from Stampin Up Cheers to You! This is a great little set and extremely popular, I'm sure you've seen it lots!
 I stamped the 2 cocktails, coloured as you can see, particularly picking out the fruit on each! Glittered the 'drink' for the large slice of lemon I punched a 1 3/4" circle and used one section from the Build a Blossom punch, both Stampin Up. I think it's quite good for a lemon slice! The cherry is a 3/4" circle punch, I made a small hole and added the cord for the stalk. The sentiment is computer generated. 'Happy' is Century Gothic and the' Birthday' is Cocktail Bubbly here
For Stampin' Up supplies please contact me here

This is a simple card using a rather old freebie digi image from Whimsie Doodles, which I coloured with Copics and highlighted the strawberry by covering it with a liberal amount of Glossy Accents. I cut it out and mounted it on the yellow circle.
The sentiment was computer generated using Asha Outline and Amaretto fonts.

This is a card suitable for a chap!
An image from Stampin' Up's Studio Sketches, paired with a DP from Pink Petticoat which I lightly distressed with ink and added a few stamps from SU's French Foliage set.

Who would believe that we have been in existence for six glorious months. Here's to the next six... with your continued support!


  1. Hi Mandi and Chrissie
    Fabulous cards from you both and Ali.....Card wait for some more inspiration.....
    are you late posting this morning thought it was Eight....Set my alarm for 7.45...Lol xx

  2. this cards are so beautiful. Love them!
    xxx Chantal

  3. Fab idea guys... and perfect for todays lovely weather....

    Jen xxxx

  4. Brillant cards - super idea - my head is buzzing again. Thanks once again.

  5. Congrats on your half birthday & I look forward to the next six months! Fab cards ladies & welcome to Ali's contribution. Now it's off to find something
    Sally x

  6. Another fun and challenging prompt, thank you thinking cap on again. Just want to add support and encouragement to your decision to remove non qualifying entries, its right and fair for all those who work hard to meet your requirements and something a lot of challenge sites are having to think about. XOXO Zoe

  7. Beautiful, funny and lovely cards Ladies.
    Lovely greet

  8. Amazing cards again everyone,can't believe it's six months already!Yes I agree about deleting non qualifying entries too....even if they turn out to be mine lol.Off to think about a card now:O) Viv xx

  9. It's been a great six months - so many beautiful creations. Looking forward to the next six months xx

  10. Fabulous cards ladies! Mandi, I adore your cocktail one - so stylish! xx

  11. Great idea ladies:) Sandra H

  12. Oo, lovely! Hope to join in, lots of rain being called for here...

  13. Fabulous inspiration again girls. Looking forward to the next six months. Carol x

  14. Happy half birthday and what a fab challenge this week:)
    Jenny x

  15. Great inspiration with these brilliant cards but fruit?I have no idea what to do!

  16. Hi Ladies, Congratulations on six happy months, here's to many more! Thanks for the interesting challenge, you're mixing them up brilliantly, Gay xxx

  17. Hi Ladies, Thank you for another great challenge Feling Fruity!! Congratulations l can-not believe it's 6 months is just flying by!! great cards from the ladies as always! so inspiring....:) Sandra H

  18. Hi Chrissie and Mandi,

    Thank you for another lovely challenge. Both of your cards are fabulous, as always! It doesn't seem like six months since you started the LIM challenges...congratulations!! Long may it continue!! x

  19. another briliant challenge,guys,stunning cards as always sorry left my caps lock on when i entered my card,hugs cherylxxxxxx

  20. Another lovely challenge, thank you ladies, it certainly gets me thinking

  21. Hi Chrissie and mandi,

    I'm so glad that you both came up with this challenge blog. I always liked cas-cards best but never came to make them because my friends are so into cuties.
    I'm so enjoying your challenge every week and all the other LIMettes also come to visit each other's blog. It's just great!

    Go go ladies, for many years to come ;)

    Lins x

  22. Congrats on your half anniversary! Love the challenge!

  23. What an awesome blog you have - congrats on reaching your 6 month anniversary!

    I am currently the Pink Torchbearer for Amber Ink! When I heard that Mandi was a former Pink Torchbearer as well, I HAD to stop by and represent! :-)

    I love CAS and hope to join you for future challenges!


  24. What a fab challenge - lots & lots of fabulous cards from everyone.

    Toni xx

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