Saturday, 24 November 2018

Challenge #385 - OLC Holiday



Hey LIMettes! 

We've a bumper post today with lots of news today, so grab a cuppa, sit back, and relax while you have a read.

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A Sad Goodbye


As many of our regular followers know, the lovely Sarah took over the reins of running this challenge a couple of years ago, and for the last two years she has been a fantastic leader.  She has tirelessly worked hard behind the scenes and we all know what an inspiration her cards have been for the 4 years she has been on this design team. She has wow-ed you all with her beautiful creations and her heartfelt and sincere comments on your entries.

But sadly Sarah feels it is time to step down. So here's Sarah to tell you in her own words...


Firstly apologies for my absence at Less is More but sadly life has become extremely busy in the last 6 months and due to lack of time and mojo I've been struggling to take part in DT work and challenges of any sort, hence my recent break from the Design Team.

Unfortunately, despite the break I've still found it difficult to get back into crafting and I have made the tough decision to step down from the Less is More Design Team following this month's challenges.

I'm thrilled that fellow teamie Sharon has agreed to take on the task of running the challenge and I will be forever grateful to her and the rest of the team, of course, for continuing with Less is More. I'd also like to thank everyone who has supported and entered the challenge. I have enjoyed every week of the 4 years on the team and made lots of wonderful crafty friends in that time. 


We are all very sad to see her go and will miss her terribly, but she does hope to join us now and again in the gallery.  She has joined us for this week's challenge and you may well be seeing her again as a guest designer! We wish you all the best Sarah.

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So now it is time to have  

A Design Team Call. 


We are looking for 2 people to join our team, starting in January, initially on a trial basis.

If you wish to be considered for such a position, please add (DT) after your name on your submissions to this challenge.

Those wishing to apply should:

  • be comfortable with the CAS genre
  • have a personal blog
  • produce a sample card for each challenge (one card every two weeks)
  • comment on a proportion of the submissions to every challenge
  • add additional card(s) as inspiration for some of the challenges to their personal blogs
  • be able to take good, clear, square pictures of their cards 
  • ideally have the ability to share their makes on Instagram and FaceBook
  • have a way for us to contact them, either via a contact widget on their blog or in their profile.

The design team call will run for this challenge only, so the closing date is 10pm GMT on 7th December 2018.

Successful entrants will be notified by 15th December 2018.

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On To The Challenge. 


We're back with our last challenge of 2018. Yes, we've decided to give our hardworking design team a little break in December, so this will be the last challenge for this year and we'll return with some new inspiration and challenges on 5th January.

It's the turn of that 'love it or hate it' challenge - the dreaded one layer (a single piece of card folded in half with no additional layers added) , and we've chosen the fitting theme of holiday.






We're joined by the lovely Katrina Bufton as our Guest Designer this week. She was the lucky winner of our September Lucky Dip challenge. We do hope you will head over to see her blog and leave her some love.

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.




Now let's see what fantastic inspiration 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!


Guest Designer: 




Trina

Anita
(using sponsor stamps)


Izzy
(using sponsor stamps)

Nonni

Sarah


Sharon

Susan
Taking a break



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


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https://shop.happylittlestampers.com/


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 will be featured in ONE bumper post here on the blog at the start of each month so keep visiting us to see if you're one of our lucky entries! 

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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Friday, 16 November 2018

October 2018 - Winner and ShowCASes #382 & #383

Hey LIMettes!

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

As always, it's so difficult to select our favourites as your creations are fantastic and inspire us 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!



Here are our ShowCASe favourites, in order of entry


#10 Jo-Jo

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#16 Elaine




#24 Lynne





and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month




#30 Rosali

CAS Triangle Card with Altenew 1


#52 Jane Willis




#68 Sue





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

Uniko


and our lucky winner is...

Daisy-Mae (Viv)

LIM, CAS, Autumn, Dimension

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 GMT/BST on Friday 23 November 2018...




Saturday, 10 November 2018

Challenge #384 - Metallics

Hey LIMettes! 

Well, it seems like the last challenge was a hit for you because you sure kept us busy with all your entries. We're hoping that this new colour challenge will fire your creativity in the same way.

However, please remember to keep your entries 
CLEAN,
SIMPLE 
and with LOTS OF UNPATTERNED, UNTEXTURED, CLEAR SPACE.



so what is our colour challenge?




It's our first November challenge and we're delighted to welcome back Happy Little Stampers as our sponsor for this month's challenges.

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We are also joined by our fabulous September winner, Angie Cimbalo from Cimba Creative Fun, who has created a gorgeous card for us as our guest designer. Please take the time to pop over to her blog to leave her a little LIM love.


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.



Now let's see what fantastic inspiration 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!


Guest Designer: 
Angie Cimbalo - Cimba Creative Fun

Taking a Break

Trina


Anita
Using Sponsor stamps


Izzy
Using Sponsor stamp

Nonni


Sarah
Using a sponsor sentiment


Sharon
Using Sponsor Dies



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

 
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 will be featured in ONE bumper post here on the blog at the start of each month so keep visiting us to see if you're one of our lucky entries! 

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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