Saturday, 2 February 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Less Is More

Good morning everyone...
Today is a special day at
Less Is More.

It's our second birthday and not only do we have a  fabulous new sponsor for February but we also have some amazing guests joining us.
Our February sponsor is..... Pink Petticoat.


*Prize is a £15 gift voucher*

We were delighted when Liz said yes because there are so many huge Pink Petticoat fans here at LIM...

Onto this weeks challenge...  It's a colour challenge this week and it's got to be one of our favourites ever...

Kraft & Kreme

We want to see you use only kraft and cream on your creations this week...

Now for our very special guests from our regular sponsors who are joining us for our celebrations...

Liz From Pink Petticoat



Stephanie from Clearly Besotted Stamps


Mary from Ribbon Girl


 Neil (DT) from WOW Embossing Powders

I cut a 15cm sq kraft card to shape, keeping the oval offcut from the front. I made a mix of 50:50 WOW! Primary Bark with WOW! Vanilla and triple embossed onto the oval offcut, then whilst still hot swirled it with a metal tool. I used the same mixture to emboss the sentiments (from WOW! Merry & Bright Christmas and WOW! Everyday Sentiments) and hearts (from WOW! Gratitude) - I flexed the clear stamps on the acrylic plate to follow the curve of the card. I outlined with Vintage Photo Distress Marker and shaded with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

This card uses the free stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine which I designed and which was published back in September. The sentiment is from Personal Impressions.
Jen

 I've used the brand new papers from Pink Petticoat for my card this week.. waterfall hearts printed on pearl cream card .  The sentiment is also from Petticoat.  The little hearts are the bits from the middle of a die-namics heart stacking die... the perfect size.

We hope that you enjoy this challenge and take inspiration from all our guest contributors!
Watch out in the next few days, there may well be a message from Mandi!
Have a great week everyone... and Happy Birthday to Us!





50 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday LIM! Loving all the fab guest designers this week, but think Jen's card is my fave. Pink Petticoat is the only place i get my digipapers from so great to have Liz as sponsor for Feb. Caggy xx

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  2. Happy 2nd Birthday Limettes - way to go to being 3?

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  3. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday deal LI-IM
    Happy Birthday to yoo-ou!

    Anne
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Anne, and beautifully sung if I may say so!

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  4. And a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me too

    Kathyk

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  5. Happy Birthday girls, where did those two years go????? Congratulations on a great challenge blog,hugs sue,xx

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  6. HAPPY birthday!!!

    Gorgeous DT cards like always!!!
    Hugs Tamara

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  7. Happy 2nd birthday from me too...wow that went by so quickly!Beautiful cards already and I love PP so happy about that too.Not so happy my printer isn't working atm. darn!...I have the PP craft papers too....will have a ponder.:) Viv xx

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  8. Wow - have we really been playing for two whole years?!?! HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY LIM!!!

    Thanks for being the best challenge in blogland!

    Tara x

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  9. Wow - have we really been playing for two whole years?!?! HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY LIM!!!

    Thanks for being the best challenge in blogland!

    Tara x

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  10. Happy Birthday!!!! How time flies with so many fun challenges.
    Keep up the good work!

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  11. Happy birthday LIM! I can't believe it's been 2 years already - I've had such fun with all your innovative challenges. It has been wonderful to let my inner CAS out.
    Here's to many more!
    Rosey x

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  12. Happy 2nd birthday LIM and all LIMettes!
    This week's samples are all stunning!

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  13. Congratulations with your 2nd Birthday
    Greetings Cindy

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  14. Hi everyone and Happy Birthday to you all!
    I just wanted to tell you how proud I am to be the sponsor on such a special occasion.
    And I can't wait to see your designs : )
    Enjoy!
    Love
    Liz
    xx

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  15. Happy birthday Less Is More! You provide such a great start to Saturdays!

    Sharon
    xx

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  16. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 2. Geburtstag. Schade, diesmal verstehe ich leider nicht wirklich was mit dem Thema "Kraft&Kreme" gemeint ist. Mein Englisch ist nicht gut genug....Liebe Grüße Silvi

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  17. Congratulations on your 2nd year and beautiful array of creations too! x

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  18. Congrats on your second year - so glad to have been part of it (on and off!)

    Neil

    (guest LIMister)

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  19. its hard to believe it's already been 2 years! WOW! What fun we've all had...it's been a great learning experience and has really made me stretch my creativity quite frequently! Thanks so much for two years of great challenges!

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  20. Happy Birthday Less is More! Thankyou so much for the inspiration and enjoyment you have given me! Long may it continue!
    Chris
    x

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  21. Happy Birthday ladies, I enjoy your blog so much.

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  22. Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday Less is More
    Happy Birthday to YOU!!

    Sung in my bestest singing voice. (It's a good job you can't hear me!)

    Fab blog challenge, great themes each week - keep up the good work girls! xx

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  23. Happy 2nd challenge blog-aversary! Here's to many more. Thanks for inspiring all the creativity shared here. ;-)

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  24. Happy LiM birthday Chrissie and Mandi and Jen!Thank you so much for all the motivation and inspiration - I always look forward to early Saturday mornings and LiM remains the friendliest challenge in blogland! Vicky x

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  25. Happy Birthday LIM & Congratulations to Chrissie & Mandi & of course not forgetting Jen. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us - long may you continue x

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  26. Happy Birthday and Thank You Chrissie, Mandi and Jen. LIM continues to be the best CAS challenge in blogland and the support of yourselves and 'LIMettes' is unique. Long may it continue.

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  27. Happy Birthday!I've been away too long and am desperate to get back in the swing!I don't have kraft paper so maybe next week!

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  28. Happy Birthday!! I came cross the link to here from Liz's blog so how fortunate for me that this is my first ever entry here too! As a relative newbie in the world of papercraft I hope I have followed the rules for this challenge.
    The examples are certainly something to aspire to!
    Good luck everyone! :0) Mo

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  29. Happy Birthday! I just love the CAS-style, after started with it a few months ago... Greetings, Gerrina

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  30. Happy birthday! Gorgeous cards from the DT this week (and every week)

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  31. Happy 2nd Birthday girls!!!
    Simone

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  32. Happy 2nd Birthday! So exciting! I was a bad girl with my card today, but my card last week was perfect, if that counts for anything! LOL!! I wish you many, many more birthdays and thank you for these amazing challenges and inspiration cards!!

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  33. Happy 2nd Birthday, a super challenge and always fun.

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  34. Sto lat , sto lat ))))))0 Z okazji 2 urodzin wszystkiego najlepszego. Niech tematy wyzwań będą inspirujące, a grono uczestników zabaw stale się powiększa.
    Jeszcze raz gratuluję i pozdrawiam

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  35. Happy 2nd Birthday LIM!!! Gorgeous DT makes (as always) and love this week's colour challenge.

    See you again soon.

    Hugs

    Tina
    XXX

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  36. Happy 2nd Birthday!
    Thanks for wonderful challenges :)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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    1. opsie just realised I used some blue as well as Kraft & Kreme but couldn't delete my entry :(
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      PS. Fab creations from the DT

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  37. Happy Birthday to you, fun challenge this week and fab inspiration!!!!

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  38. Happy Birthday to you all ladies, 2 years of wonderful inspiration and fabulous cards, Thank you so much for your tireless commenting and encouragement!! Here's to many more , hugs Gay x

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  39. Happy Birthday & thanks for the inspiration! I've been lurking & just looking for about 4 months now but took the plunge today, made a card, created a blog and here I am!

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  40. Congratulations to all involved with Less Is More. Although I find creating CAS cards testing, I've been well and truly inspired by you all over the last two years. And, I'm sure there are many more could say the same. And now I've submitted a card two weeks running - a record for me, I think :) So Happy Birthday with many more to come! Elizabeth xx

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  41. Happy Birthday LIM and thanks for your inspirations and wonderful cards, I love the CAS-Style.

    Greetings from Germany
    Anke

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  42. Happy Birthday LIM.
    I hope it will continue for a long time because I adore your challenge blog!
    It was one of the first where I registered when I started blogging!
    Every week I am delighted to find a new challenge and each week I love to participate!
    Your examples are always so inspiring .....for me, you are simply the best!

    Thank you for this wonderful blog and "Long life to LIM"!!

    Big hugs from the german frenchie ...Rosi

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  43. Happy Birthday LIM! Gutted I missed this challenge - these cards are stunning! Paula xxx

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