20 December 2014

Week 203 Theme Family

Christmas is fast approaching!
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
Over the Christmas period when everyone is so busy, we have a challenge which will last for the next two weeks.

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You may know that Jen started a new job some months ago which has taken her all over the world and crafting has had to be fitted in whenever she could. She had hoped to return to LIM after Christmas, but her job is going to continue to be as hectic as ever, so this will be
I'm sure that everyone would like to join with us to wish her all the best for the future and to thank her for all her wonderful inspiration since she has been a part of the Less is More team.
How appropriate that our challenge this week is


Here are our cards.

No stamping! Memory Box deer dies, Sheena Douglass embossing folder topped with a Simon Says diecut snowy slope, computer generated sentiment.  
Here are a bunch of cute birds from Technique Tuesday, simply coloured with Mirage pens and die-cut with a Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die. The dry embossing is from a Couture Creations A4 embossing folder. (I think... I'm looking after a sick granddaughter at the moment so I can't check  my stash to make sure!)
The sentiment was computer generated in Architect's daughter and Love is a many complicated thing.


Just wanted to pop in for one lst challenge to thank you for being part of my crafting family.... I have made a little celebration card for today's theme.

I have used a cute Tiddlyinks Image and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted for this bright fun card.

To thank you all for your support over the last few years I have some candy on my blog for my LIM family.  All you need to do is comment on the Less Is More post for this challenge!!

For this one I've gone with the traditional Christmas family

Card Recipe: 
Paper Smooches: A Blessed Christmas image (heat-embossed in 
WOW pale gold embossing powder and coloured with Promarkers);
sentiment from the same set on a MFT Die-namics sentiment strip
DCWV Glitter card, Doodlebug sequins & gems from my stash
Have a wonderful Christmas !
From us all at "Less is More"

19 December 2014

ShowCASe WEEK 201

Colour ShowCASe
Week 201
This was our inspiration for this month's colour challenge  and what beautiful cards emerged.

Wonderful work!
Let's get straight on with showing you
What an amazing backdrop for this simple die-cut, the colours look wonderful!

What a beautiful inked and stamped scene, framed by the pelmet of branches... just lovely!

Another beautifully created backdrop for these bold flowers...gorgeous!

Please take our showcase badge, with many thanks for the inspiration your have provided!
Do join us again tomorrow , our next challenge will run for two weeks, to give everyone a breather over the Christmas period!
See you then!

13 December 2014

Week 202 One Layer

Week 202 
We have another One layer Challenge for you today.
This time the focus should be
Your last chance for those final Christmas Cards should you need them!

Here are our cards to give you a few ideas... not that you will need many!

Here is a little snowman from Dearie Dolls digi images. Simply coloured with Mirage pens and twinkled with a little Glamour Dust.
The font is Love is a many complicated (thing) I presume!

From Clearly Besotted I've used the following products:
Signature Christmas Dies used as a mask
Christmas Sparkle: Tree image to create my snowflakes, which 
are heat embossed in white then inked with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

The sentiment is from the Little Pudding set and I've hand-drawn 
(yes hand-drawn which was VERY scary)
the strings and bows to my ornaments with a Pilot silver marker
and to finish some turquoise pearls from my stash.

 Not bought any digis for a while, but couldn't resist this Mo Manning set, this is Valerie with pup.  Coloured with Copics and with some Glamour Dust added, the sentiment is a Sheena Douglass stamp
As ever, each of us has a few extra cards on our personal blogs so we'd love you to pop  by and pay us a visit too!

If you're not sure of our rules for one layer cards, do look at the guidelines on our side bar.

12 December 2014

Week 200 ShowCASe

It was lovely to receive so many good wishes from you on our special 200th challenge.
We couldn't continue without your support, for which was are most grateful!
There were some truly beautiful cards for this celebratory challenge... so here is our special 

Such elegant simplicity and perfect placement!

Glorious colouring and such a fun simple card!

What beautiful WOW style!

Here is our showCASe badge for you ladies!
Please take it with our thanks.

We hope you will all be back tomorrow for our new challenge!
See you then!

06 December 2014

Week 201 Colour Challenge

We would like to thank everyone for their kind comments about our 200th challenge last week. We were so happy to hear how much you enjoy our challenges... we certainly enjoy seeing all your fabulous creations.
Now we have a new month, a new challenge and of course, a new sponsor.
We welcome back Craft Mojo as our sponsor this month
As it is the first week of the month of course we have a colour challenge and this time we would like you to take your inspiration from this Design Seeds Picture,

Aren't these just gorgeous!
Here are our examples!

All JOFY stamps, embossed with WOW powders.  'Baubles' added to the wreath with Stickles, Perfect Pearls and Glossy accents.  I thought I was really clever to mix my own embossing powder with blue and sparkle.  But when I put it back in the drawer I had some sparkly blue in there already - doh!
I love this stamp of wading birds from The Stamp Gallery.
I stamped the birds and then used Elmers Rubber Cement as a mask to keep them white, whilst I inked the sea around them.
I assembled a few ink pads matching the Design Seed colours and with a mask ripped from a Post It note added the colours for the sea. I then overstamped with SU Gorgeous Grunge broken lines and then added a few random dots which I embossed with white EP.
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
(Sarah has been on a roll this week so here are a couple of her cards... the rest are on her blog)
Uniko Studio: Snowflake Dies & Sentiment (heat-embossed on vellum)
Cuttlebug: Embossing folder
Gems from my stash
I've used 'snippets' of glitter and textured cardstock to create the
diagonal striped panel, word die and sentiment from Clearly Besotted
with gems from my stash.

We hope you enjoy this one... they are gorgeous colours aren't they!


05 December 2014

ShowCASe Week 199

Week 199 ShowCASe

We had so many wonderful entries for out 
Jingle all the Way 

Here are the fabulous showcase choices for this week...what a jingling joy it was to choose!

Darnell writes such fun posts and make wonderful creations... we just love her lines of jingling bells.

What a feast for the eyes this beautiful card from Connie is!
Love her jingle bells!

Gorgeous, elegant simplicity...just beautiful

All of these cards, really showcase the CAS style... lots of white space, beautiful elements.

Wonderful ladies, thank you so much. Please take our showcase badge with our congratulations
Tomorrow there'll be another challenge, so do come bakc and join us!