29 November 2014

200th Challenge!

Can you believe?
"Less is More" is publishing its 200th Challenge!

Sarah here...
This week we are celebrating 200 challenges!
So have some fun with our
themed week
200 challenges to think up, write up, select winners,
create, comment, challenge others ...
that's one colossal task and my first card is in 
honour of our fabulous leader at Less is More ...
Congratulations and heartfelt thanks
Cheers and a toast to 
who literally is 'Simply One of a Kind'

... from day one at Less is More and 
she's still as keen, kind and encouraging as ever.
This used: 
My Favorite Things: Diagonal Background Stamp
which I've inked with chalk ink in sea breeze then covered with clear
embossing powder and heat set. Another Jennifer McGuire tone on tone tip.
Clearly Besotted: Congrats Word Die & You're A Star stamp set
Memory Box: Mini star dies
MFT Die-namics: Blueprints 15 & Fishtail Flag dies

Card recipe:
Pink Petticoat: Background DP
MFT Die-namics: Blueprints 15
Mama Elephant: Landscape trio dies
Uniko Studio: 'celebrate' sentiment - Flower Power 1
Clearly Besotted: 'the season' sentiment - Rockin' Robin
Winnie & Walter: It's a Wonderful Pennant stamps
Stampin' up: Candy Dots
In honour of our special week and as it's also a 5 Saturday month we have a 

Guest Designer 
and this time we are delighted to welcome a LIMette who has contributed to practically ALL of those 200 challenges ... it's 
(Daizy Mae) 

I layered some Pale Turquoise card over my White Linen base card.
I then added a few strips of spotty net,white embossed card and silver paper.
I stamped my Penny Black sentiment on more Turquoise card and added some
twine. I highlighted the first letter using my Glamour dust and quickie glue pen.
A few silver sequins completed my card.
More details are on Viv's blog... do visit her to leave a congratulatory comment!

This is a CASE of a card from a LIMette challenge a couple of months or so back, but I'm ashamed to say I can't remember whose card so I can credit her, please let me know if you're reading this!  Legs are from a Julie Nutting Prima stamp (the version I cased had a chap's legs in jeans), sentiment is by Magenta and the red Stickles came out again for the shoes.

Here is a really simple card. 
Black card base, white embossing powder, a little colour added to the champagne with watercolour pencils and given a little shine with Glossy Accents.
We managed to get half a dozen bottles of Champagne with a RRP of £25.99 each for £8 per bottle from Tesco... excellent value just in time for Christmas! It's probably what gave me the idea for this card.
Stamps by Stampin' Up

I received this card from Anne this week... I have been so blessed by the dedication and friendship of my two fellow designers (as this post is testament to)
Do please visit your co-contributors to leave a friendly word... it is SO appreciated!

As ever, the DT have additional cards on their personal blogs to give you further inspiration. They would ALL love to have you visit them and leave a comment too!
Over to you now and thank you so much for 
another bumper week of entries with the 'JINGLE' theme.
It really makes for an exciting and satisfying week just
seeing how popular the LIM challenges are.
Well done all of you and thanks for your continued support.
Here's to the next 200 challenges.
Please Note ALL SUBMISSIONS should be CLEAN AND SIMPLE CARDS with links to no more than 5 CHALLENGES in total.


  1. Happy 200th and THANK YOU - great makes from the entire DT today too


  2. Congratulations! Looking forward to the next 200!
    Great inspirational designs from the team.

  3. Congratulations on reaching another milestone! LIM is surely one of my favorite challenges!

  4. Huge congratulations! 200 is an incredible number of ideas and you're still coming up with them. Here's to the next 200 then!

  5. Yes, do celebrate you! What a fabulous group of crafty girls you are! Since I'm quite new to the blogging world, I've had such pleasure getting my fingers inky with you on occasion... I'll do better for the next 200, I promise! Congratulations to you Chrissie, and your fantastic team!
    =] Michele Ferguson

  6. Congrats on the 200th challenge!! Wow that is a super lot of inspiration and visiting plus commenting blogs!
    Thank you team, but espescially Chrissie for all the great challenges and inspiration and the super positive words on every comment! Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

  7. Wow - 200 challenges! Congrats ladies - I wouldn't be where I am today without LIM - it got me into challenges 4 years ago and I've never looked back.

  8. Well done on reaching your 200th challenge. This is the one I always aspire to win but the competition just gets better every week!

  9. Congratulations Chrissie! And thank you for another great challenge! Hazel xx

  10. Forgot to say . . . FABULOUS inspirational cards as usual ladies! Thank you all! Hazel x

  11. Great cards Ladies and Congrats!!

  12. Many congratulations and wow stunning cards by the Dt's

  13. HAPPY 200!!!! And many more to come!

  14. Many congratulations on your 200th challenge ladies, fabulous cards by you all again this week and it's lovely to see Viv as guest designer. Looking forward to the next 200 challenges.

  15. Congratulations ladies ..... here's to the next 200!!

  16. Congratulations ladies, it's very nice to read you each week and find out what challenge you come up with....It is a pleasure every week and see all the participant artwork it's fantastic!! Bravo for your amazing work and hope you 200 times more to come.

  17. Congratulations on your 200th challenge ladies - and particularly to the Mistress of LiM who set this brilliant challenge up with the lovely Mandi. Chrissie, I hope you are so proud that the crafting community flocks to your warm and friendly site week after week. Sending whoops and hugs and clinking glasses! Vicky x

  18. I cannot believe you're at 200 already!! Wow!!

    Always such awesome inspiration on here too.


  19. Happy 200!!
    What another collection of stunning cards - thank you for the inspiration ladies xx

  20. Congratulations on your 200th & long may it continue !

  21. My heartfelt congratulations and thanks for all you do to challenge me and make my life more fun with your challenges and your wonderful visits and comments!! Mwah, Darnell

  22. Huge congratulations ladies! Here's to the next 200 :)


    Di xx



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