Friday, 10 August 2018

July 2018 - Winner and ShowCASes #375 & #376

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. 

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's our ShowCASe favourites 

#4 Maaike



#12 Jan



#33 Elaine




and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month



in order of entry


#32 Wendy


#41 Jenny

#48 Cornelia




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 months challenges.

https://sevenhillscrafts.co.uk/
Our generous sponsor was Seven Hills Crafts and our lucky winner is


Julie Beech




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 17 August 2018.




Saturday, 4 August 2018

Challenge #377 - Pets

Hey LIMettes! 

We're back with our latest challenge and this time we want to see your pets. So get out all those cat, dog, rabbit, hamster, horse, mice, snake or whatever other animal pet stamps that you have and make us a lovely CAS card with them.

Here is our cue card which we would love to see in your posts.





As we are at the beginning of a glorious new month, we're delighted to welcome back STAMPlorations, who will be our generous sponsor for August

https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/

Joining the Design Team for this challenge is our June winner, Hannelie of Desert Diva. Do  pop along to her blog and leave her a friendly word; she's certainly created a stunning card to inspire you this week

 
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 Hannelie 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!



Guest Designer: Hannelie Bester
June Winner


Trina


Anita


Izzy
taking a break


Nonni



Sharon


Susan


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 on 10th August, so keep visiting us to see if you're one of our lucky entries! 

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Challenge #376 - OLC Stripes

Hey LIMettes! 

Here we are again with our latest challenge, and you know what week it is, don't you? Yes, it's that 'love it or hate it' one layer week! This is one that we are sure you are going to love making cards for, and we can't wait to see what you do with this.

Here is our cue card which we'd love to see in your posts




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!
 


 
 

Izzy
taking a break

Nonni
 




We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun and our generous sponsor for this month is
 
 
https://sevenhillscrafts.co.uk/



 

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.  

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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Friday, 13 July 2018

June 2018 - Winner & ShowCASes #373 & #374

Hey LIMettes!

It's time for our monthly bumper winners / 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's our ShowCASe favourites for the first challenge of the month

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



and onto the ShowCASes for our second challenge of the month



Congratulations to our ShowCASe finalists and 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 months challenges.
Our generous sponsor was Uniko and our lucky winner is

As a little bonus this month we also have a randomly selected mystery prize going to one lucky entry and out of 211 entries across both challenges the random.org generated number 156 (therefore the 37th entry from the second challenge of the month!) Our prize goes to JoJo of Jo-Jo's Spot

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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, 20th July 2018



Saturday, 7 July 2018

Challenge #375 - Olive and Tangerine



Hey LIMettes! 

We're back with our latest challenge and this time we have a zesty and juicy colour combination for you. We're sure you are bound to love these colours and we can't wait to see your beautiful creations.

Here is our cue card which we'd love to see in your posts.

 
 
Being the first challenge of the month we also have a new sponsor to announce and we're delighted to welcome Seven Hills Crafts back to sponsor our July challenges.  
 
https://sevenhillscrafts.co.uk/    
https://sevenhillscrafts.co.uk/

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 the Design Team for this challenge is our May winner, Lynne of Lynne's Loft. Do  pop along to her blog and leave her a friendly word; she's certainly created a stunning card to inspire you this week.


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




Guest Designer: 
Lynne
 
 



 




 
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 or the hashtag #lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.   


We'll be back with our bumper monthly ShowCASes and Winner announcements on 13th July, so please pop back to visit us to see if you're one of our lucky entries! 

Enjoy the challenge and have fun!

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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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