Saturday, 4 February 2012

Week 53 Colour

Now We Are One!

Just over a year ago we met to discuss how we would launch our idea for a Clean and Simple challenge, but never in our wildest dreams did we think that it would have caught the imagination of so many wonderful crafters.
We have to admit that we agree with lots of you... "Less is More " rocks!
Thank you for all your participation and your wonderful submissions. We are truly grateful to have the support of so many talented people.
In celebration of this momentous occasion, there will be spot prizes this week, so anyone could be lucky!
We are also delighted to be sponsored this month by Julia at
Online store
She is kindly donating a £10 Voucher for for one lucky person to use at  her online store.
She also has 30% discount for everyone in operation at the moment so do hurry to check out what she has available.

We have had a request to have a shorter time between the end of one challenge and the beginning of the next, as this is prime crafting time for those in the antipodes... so we have extended our deadline by a couple of hours at the end of the challenge and would be interested to hear you views on whether it should start at an earlier time on Saturday mornings.
All views would be welcome.

COMMENTS
Commenting on all your lovely work takes a large chunk from our week, but is something that we love to do. We are delighted that you visit each other to leave comments and we would indeed feel gratified if you could also visit our personal blogs and leave a word or two.
If everyone for whom we left a comment returned the kindness, we would indeed be blessed. We often add additional cards to our own blogs in line with each week's theme, so there would frequently be an additional source of inspiration too.

For our first Anniversary we are back to a repeat of our inaugural challenge which for the first Saturday of the month is colour... and this time we have chosen 
AQUA

Mandi
I'm quite a fan of aqua, but to my horror there was not really too much on the aqua front in my craft room! In the end I used a Versacolor cube called 'Turquoise' but it's a definite aqua!
I took a piece of 8cm sqaure card and randomly stamped different flowers in varying strengths of ink to create a background. The flowers are Stampin' Up  plus a very old Anita's flower stamp which I love!
The sentiment to finish, is a Marion Emberson designed set. I adore her designs.


My second card is literally a motif stamped in the same ink [The make escapes me but our lovely LIMette Viv will know] Of course if I hadn't thrown out the packet I could have told you. But I'm a bit OCD like that and I throw packets!
So I stamped, then added gems and glittered to finish. No sentiment, which isn't a cop-out,
I simply like it like this!



Sorry about the pale pictures this week

If you would like to purchase any Stampin' Up products please contact me overmoores@aol.com
The new mini catalogue has been launched and it is packed with some exciting new goodies! Plus it is Sale-a-Bration season where you can get extra free goodies for your money.
I have a Stamper's 6 Club starting April 1st For more details, please ask me! ONLY THREE places left [UK only sorry]

Chrissie

This card uses a stamp from SU's Simply Soft set,  which is a two step stamp, the first step stamped in black Archival ink and the second with SU Baja Breeze.
The ribbon panel was die cut with a Spellbinder Edgeability die, scored with an embossing stylus using a score board and decorated with a length of grosgrain ribbon.
Back to my inked panel technique. This was dusted with an Ink duster brush using Tumbled glass DI and stamped using the same ink. The stamps are from SU French Foliage and a flower from Personal Impressions. The computer generated sentiment was cut with a Spellbinder fancy tag die.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you left for us last week, we are truly heartened by the response to our endeavours... here's to another successful year!
It has been pointed out to us that to remove Word Verification is not straight forward with the New Blogger interface... there are instructions how to do this on our help page.
Have a great week!

52 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY or ANNIVERSARY - whichever you feel more appropriate. I'm at craftathon this weekend but just stopped by to say "HI"

    Fab challenge and colour - will put my mind to it later on Sunday or Monday

    Kathyk

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  2. Happy Birthday to Less is More, and thanks to Chrissie and Mandi for coming up with such a fun challenge blog. Love this colour - off to have a think!

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  3. Ich gratuliere zu Eurem tollen Blog !
    Es macht großen Spass hier mitzumachen. Und ich habe schon viel gelernt.

    Ich danke Euch , für Eure Mühe, ( es ist sicher nicht immer nur Spass, so viele Kommentare zu schreiben) und für Eure Anregungen ( sie sind immer suuuper).

    Herzliche Grüße
    aus Österreich
    Frieda

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  4. Wow congrats on your first year! And what a year it has been! :)
    Lizy x

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  5. Congratulations are in order! On your fisrt year anniversary, I've launched the first challenge on my dutch CAS Challenge blog! "Mi CAS es su CAS"
    We didn't have a challenge blog for CAS style yet! So I hope our Dutch version of the Clean and Simple style is going to be as popular as your Fantastic blog.

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  6. Happy Birthday LIM. Great challenge and cards once again xx Jan

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  7. Happy anniversary girls
    Thank you for a wonderful year of inspiration.
    The aqua cards are stunning

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  8. Congrats on your first birthday! I find your clean and simple challenges and cards truly inspiring! Unfortunately I don't often find the time to participate. Putting the deadline earlier, wouldn't be of great help, I'm afraid. Personally, I would be very grateful if the challenges would run for two weeks. Maybe you could announce a new challenge every week, but let it run for a fortnight? I'd really love to be able to participate more often! Anyway, even if this is not possible, I adore looking at the cards featured here.

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  9. Many congratulations & a Happy Birthday
    I love this colour & will bck over the weekend witih my entry
    Love your samples - & will also pop over to your individual sites in just a moment

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  10. Congrats Ladies.... Thanks for the continued inspiration...

    jen xx

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  11. Happy birthday, and hope for many returns of this day.
    I was so very happy when I found your blog. Finally a blog with cards I love, and a place where I dare to show what I make. I love what you make, but I love the community which I found here, even more. |Thank you so much for you work and inspiration.
    Marrigje

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  12. Happy,happy anniversary!!!! Saturday's are now complete;)

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  13. Happy Birthday 'Less is More'! xx

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  14. Happy Anniversary to Chrissie and Mandi and 'Less is More' and long may it continue. I really am an addict as you well know I am sure ! The stamp you used Mandi is by My Paper World ( Borders & Motifes).Super cards already C&M and fellow LIMettes,I have got so much inspiration from you all.Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations in 2012 now :) Viv xx

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  15. Happy anniversary to you! That´s such a fantastuic challenge!
    Great...

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  16. Happy Birthday LIM!!!
    Now to find some aqua in my craft room :0)
    Jenny x

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  17. Happy Anniversary Chrissie & Mandi & thanx for an outstanding challenge. I personally see no need to change the current timings of the challenge, it suits me a treat.
    Sally x

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  18. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Mandi & Chrissie
    Happy Birthday to you
    congratulations girls on such a successful challenge blog, long may it continue, thank you for all your lovely inspirations & hard work, lots luv sue.xx

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  19. Happy First Birthday girls! Thank you for a year of brilliant and inspiring challenges. xxx

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  20. Happy Birthday LIM and thank you Chrissie and Mandi for all the hard work and effort you put into bringing us the LIM challenges and for all the commenting you do. Lisa xxx

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  21. Happy Birthday to you!!! Also these are again such a wonderful and beautiful cards. And lovely color in blue.
    Lovely greet and nice weekend
    Marja

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  22. Happly Blog-Birthday ladies! I just wanted to say thank you very very much for this blog - it more than rocks - it's awesome! Beautiful samples, as per usual, I shall have to have a ferret in my crafty drawers for some aqua! Here's raising a glass in the hope that you have many, many more hugs Karen x

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  23. Happy Anniversary!

    WE are blessed by your creative challenges, your gorgeous inspiration and your commitment to giving us each a smile with your comments.

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  24. Happy Birthday Less is More! I have managed to join nearly all the challenges so far. Please can I vote for the challenge ending late on friday evening (a good craft time for me) and starting early (5am) on Saturday? I'm a hour ahead in France and as an imsomniac Limette it would be great to make an early start saturday morning when I'm the only one awake!

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  25. Starting earlier on a Saturday would help me as I'm often up early and have a bit of time before the weekend rush begins! Happy birthday and thanks again for your continued inspiration. Here's to more good times ahead! Vicky x

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  26. DT: All your art for the AQUA challenge is so beautiful! I think CAS is the hardest projects to craft--I always want to add 'just a little more." So, your challenges really CHALLENGE me. The DT does it perfectly

    Diane
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

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    1. I forgot to tell you Happy Birthday--ONE is such a wonderful age!

      Diane

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  27. Happy 1st Birthday...heres to another fabulous year for you both. thank you for another fabulous challenge this week

    Ali x

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  28. Happy Birthday and thanks for another great challenge

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  29. Congrats on your first birthday! You have created a challenge site that ROCKS!! Thank you!

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  30. Congrats ladies! Have tried to leave you both messages on your personal blogs but am still having real trouble with yours Chrissie so here's what I was trying to post!
    Gorgeous cards Chrissie. Congrats on the success of your first year with LIM. Thanks for all the effort you put into setting the challenges each week and for the lovely comments
    Margaret x

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  31. Some truly beautiful cards on, must be the colour choice.

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  32. Happy birthday girls to a great and lovely challenge blog!! You make a great job!

    hugs,Beate

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  33. Just found this blog, oh how I love seeing everyone's blogs, such fabulous ideas, creations and inspiration. I found this challenge quite tough as I do do embellishments, to the enth degree !!! I've only been doing this for about a year, and I am at last getting more adventurous and that is because of all you wonderful creative ladies out there. Thank you for a fab place to spend a Sunday afternoon ! lol xxx

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  34. Congratulations on your first year, Thankyou for a great year of fantastic challenges, some amazing creations yet again. xxx

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  35. Happy Birthday 'Less is More'. Thanks Chrissie and Mandi for all the inspiration and fun and here's to many more wonderful birthdays,x

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  36. Happy 1st Birthday ladies, thanks for all your fab challenges, looking forward to next year, and the next...... - Jacqueline xx

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  37. Happy Birthday! The DT creations are beautiful! Love aqua! Thank you for a fun challenge!

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  38. Congratulations!! LOVE your challenge blog, and love your cards too!
    Your stamped panel is stunning!

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  39. Woo Hoo - Happy Birthday to you Lovely Ladies. Thanks for the inspiration and challenge each week, I love to play along when I get some time ;-)

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  40. Thank you ladies for your kind feedback. I think CAS is going to be my own challenge over the next few weeks, it's totally alien to me ! lol xxx

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  41. Happy Birthday girls! Another great challenge too :) Di xx

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  42. Oh wow, happy birthday to you first of all. Your cards are just beautiful and so elegant with this colour. I think your blog is fantastic and I have loved every single minute of the challenges I have done so far.

    k xxx

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  43. Happy birthday and thanks for a great challenge again. Stunning samples.
    Erika.

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  44. Congratulations on the first birthday. I discovered you in week 2 and have joined in every week since as I love the challenges you set. They often take me outside my comfort zone and challenge me, so thank you for helping me to improve my creativity.

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  45. I've only just recently started taking part in the challenges, but I am loving them and really enjoying doing something different to my normal style (whatever that may really be). You do a fantastic job with both the challenges and the inspiration you provide.

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  46. Happy Birthday! Thank you for continuous great inspiration

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  47. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday LIM. Great challenge ladies, I really enjoyed it xx

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  48. Happy 1st birthday ladies!!! Great inspiration, hope mine will do.Ruby x

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  49. Happy bird-day! ;) See my card for more details...thanks for a fabulous color challenge!!! LOVE it and your creations are amazing! :)

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  50. Hi Chrissie and Mandy, congratulations on your fantastic achievement with LIM - you have changed crafters conception of white space with your inspirational artwork and tutorials. Long may LIM live! love ikki

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  51. Just LOVE the challenge, I managed 3 cards this week, all quite different. Thanks as ever for the mojo supply :-)

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