Saturday, 23 June 2018

Challenge #374 - 'Bits Box' Item

Hey LIMettes!

Gosh, it's a bit of a bumper post today, so sit back, relax, get a cuppa and a biscuit and read on.

You all know Sarah by now, don't you? Well, she has been our outstandingly brilliant leader, and the driving force behind this challenge, for the last 18 months. Honestly, she's worked tirelessly behind the scenes looking after the design team and making sure that all aspects of LIM runs incredibly smoothly. We are all eternally grateful for the amazing work and effort that she has put in.

Anyhow, the time has come for Sarah to take back some time for herself. Yes, she needs a well deserved break.  So here's Sarah to tell you all about it.


Hi, it's Sarah here, and before we get to the challenge itself  I have some news. There's no easy way to say it; but following this challenge I'll be taking a break from the Less is More team. With life / work commitments it's always difficult to find time for a hobby but more recently I've just not found the same level of fun and enjoyment in crafting for the challenge. I'm hoping with a few months away I'll be able to revitalise that fun element!  



So in the meantime I'm delighted and relieved to announce that Sharon will be heading up the team, while I'm away. Along with the other girls, she's done amazing since she joined Less is More and has single-handedly boosted / instigated a massive following on both Instagram and Facebook. Please continue to support her and our challenges both here on the blog and on social media.

Thanks for everything and bye for now!


We really hope that it's only a 'see you soon' from Sarah and that she will be back with us after her break. Take the time you need Sarah and find that enjoyment again. We'll be here when you are ready to come back.

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Now, back to the challenge.  It's a fun one that we're sure you'll all be able to join in with.

We want you to search out all those unused bits of backgrounds, die cuts, offcuts or partly coloured images that everyone keeps "because they might be useful" and make a card with something that you find.

Here's our cue card, which we'd love to see in your posts too.



To be eligible for ShowCASe and Prize Winner choices please carefully follow all of our Clean & Simple Challenge Guidelines plus Glossary of Terms, which you'll find via our 'How To Play' tab at the top of the page. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non-patterned space.
 

Joining our design team this week is our April winner,  Skye from Blue Sky blog. We hope you'll find time to visit her blog and leave her some love as she's made a tremendous card with the items that she found.


 
Let's see what fantastic inspiration Skye and the design team have created for you. Do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!


Skye

Nonni

Sarah
using sponsor images

Sharon

Susan - taking a break

Trina

Anita

Izzy
(using sponsor stamps)



We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun. Our generous sponsor for this month is Uniko


Uniko


Our Facebook Page, for regular updates, can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page, HERE and if you post your cards to Instagram then please tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.  

Our monthly ShowCASes and Winner announcements for our June challenges will be featured in ONE bumper post here on the blog on 13th July, so please visit us then to see if you're one of our lucky entries! 

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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Friday, 15 June 2018

May 2018 - Winner and ShowCASes #371 & #372

Hey LIMettes!

It's time for our monthly Winner / ShowCASe post so why not grab a brew as we walk you through our choices for last month's challenges. 

You certainly never make it easy for us to select our favourites and your beautiful creations spur us on and inspire week on week.  Please keep them coming as we love to see them in our gallery and we hope you agree with our ShowCASe choices below so let's get started!

In order of entry here are our ShowCASe favourites for

https://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-372-olc-thinking-of-you.html



  
  



and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month, again in order of entry

https://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-372-olc-thinking-of-you.html

Angie


Jen Mitchel


Priyanka


Congratulations to our ShowCASe finalists.  Please help yourself to a ShowCASe badge from the page at the top of the blog with our thanks. We hope you'll display it proudly on your individual blogs.

Thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenges.




Our generous sponsor was Winnie & Walter 

https://www.winniewalter.com/collections/all


and our lucky winner is


Please take a Prize Winner badge from the page at the top of the blog! We hope you'll display it with pride on your blog with our congratulations and thanks. We'd also like to offer you the opportunity to Guest Design for one of our future challenges so please contact us by email for details of how to claim your prize at LIM2011@gmx.com

We'll be showCASing all of our featured cards on our Facebook page so why not hop on over and give us a 'thumbs up'! Here's the link you need to take you there and as always there's still time to enter our current challenge, which ends at 10pm BST on Friday 22nd June 2018.


https://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-373-friendship.html

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Challenge #373 - Friendship

Hey LIMettes! 

We're back with our latest challenge which we're sure you're going to enjoy! 

It's all about FRIENDS and don't we have loads of them, (especially the crafty variety) - so pull out those friendship related goodies in your stash and make them a card to spread a little love and joy.


Here's our Cue Card, which we'd love see in your posts too 





Being the first challenge of the month we also have a new sponsor to announce and we're delighted to welcome Uniko back to sponsor our June challenges. Bev, owner and designer, who single-handedly runs everything Uniko alongside bringing up her gorgeous twin boys, has kindly agreed to Guest Design for this challenge too!



So let's see what fantastic inspiration Bev and the design team have created for you and do check out their personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!


To be eligible for ShowCASe and Prize Winner choices please carefully follow all of our Clean & Simple Challenge Guidelines plus Glossary of Terms, which you'll find via our 'How To Play' tab at the top of the page. Your designs should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non-patterned space.

Bev

Izzy
using sponsor stamps

Nonni

Sarah
using sponsor stencil and sentiment

Sharon
using sponsor stamps

Susan


Trina
Using sponsor sentiment

Anita


We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun!

Our Facebook Page, for regular updates, can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page, HERE and if you post your cards to Instagram then please tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.  

The next ShowCASe & Winner announcement will be on Friday, 15th June; a little later than normal due to a 5-week month in April that put everything back a week, so keep visiting us to see if you're one of those lucky entries! 



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