28 May 2016

Week #278 - Sketch

Time for another challenge for you and if you are in the UK 
you'll hopefully be enjoying an extra long weekend so there's no
 excuse not to play along!!!

It's Sketch time, nice and easy so have some fun and remember 
to keep it Clean & Simple with lots of yummy white space!


Here's what the Design team have produced to inspire you

and if you'd like to pop along to our personal blogs you may
find a few bonus ones there too!


As always please try to visit a few of your fellow LIMettes to
leave some friendly encouragement and we're excited to see
how you use the sketch this week and look forward to visiting you!


27 May 2016

At Sea ShowCASe

ShowCASe Week 276

Good morning all!
Here with are again with yet another fabulous showcase for you. 
It seems that one layer cards hold no trepidation for you any longer and we had some amazing examples!

Here is our selection for this week!

The beautiful blues and artful placement in this terrific card really make you want to follow this great sentiment!

What amazing colouring and shading, with perfect masking and inking and accompanied by a truly wonderful sentiment.

Again, wonderful CAS placement, lots of white space with immaculate masking and colouring!

What a bounty of wonderful inspiration from these ladies!

Please take your  ShowCASe badges from the page at the top and display them with pride and with our congratulations!

There is just a little time left for our Pop or Bang challenge, but of course a new challenge will begin tomorrow at 8am BST!

DO join us then.

21 May 2016

Week 277 Theme

Here we are again with a new challenge and for for our
this time we would like to see
Something that pops or bangs

It should give you a little to think about.... from certain breakfast cereals to champagne corks, with a host of other things in between. As ever, if your link to the theme is a little tenuous, we would appreciate an explanation of your thinking!
Here are the examples from the DT to get you started!


As always many of the DT create additional cards for each challenge, which can be found on their personal blogs. We heartily recommend that you pop over for a visit to them, as there is so much additional inspiration to be gained from the trips!
We are also delighted by the number of participants who are visiting their fellows' submissions, thank you for that!
As always do remember to keep your creation Clean and Simple, with lots of white space, few layers and minimal embellishments!
Enjoy creating and we'll look forward to visiting you!

20 May 2016

ShowCASe 275

Hello folks !
Showcase for Week 275
Pastel Colours
It's ShowCASe time again and what a fab selection we have for you this week!
Choosing was so difficult this time that we have 4 beauties for you!

- Three stunning pastel creations, all were on the shortlist and it was hard to single one out!  The butterfly on that delicate diecut background just has the edge.
  We loved the soft dreamy colouring for this delicate and pretty card with plenty of white space. 
 Perfectly shaded hydrangeas, the pastel colouring for these is jawdropping.

 The use of the die on the background is clever and the colouring of those beautiful lilies looks amazing.
What a wonderful bunch, congratulations ladies, please do take the Showcase badge from the page at the top with our congratulations.
There's still a smidgen of time left to enter this week's one layer challenge, but in any case we hope you'll join us tomorrow when a new challenge will begin.
Do join  us then!

14 May 2016

Week #276 One Layer Card

Well hello again LIMettes!
Here we go with another challenge for you and guess what...

it's time for the 

If you are unsure of our rules for clean and simple please check out the 'Brief Rules' 
section at the top right of the page plus the 'Guidelines' page at the top.

so the theme for this week is 
At Sea

Here's what the DT have been up to and there could be a couple of 
bonus extras on our own blogs if you'd like to pay us a visit!

We do have a few LIMettes who spend lots of time visiting fellow participants' blogs and leaving friendly comments. This is wonderful and something we have encouraged from the outset of the challenge over 5 years ago! A big thank you to those people and we would like to encourage you all to visit a least a few others... it means a lot! Thanks!

We hope you enjoy this one, have some fun and remember 


13 May 2016

Showcase #274

Morning LIMettes it's time for another ShowCASe and not that we ever doubt
your talents but you certainly showed the extent of your creativity with your
CAS-tastic use of design papers and here's a trio of delightful examples 
that we've selected to showCASe this week!

So first up and in order of entry:

 This is pure CAS.  Rachel chose a lovely plaid patterned paper to fill the die-cut 
negative space and the subtle faux stitched edging adds the perfect finish to the 
wonderful white space.  Just stunning!

We loved the beautiful combination of neutral papers and the terrific offset layout. 
 A really classy creation, not to mention Pauline's perfect fussy cutting! 
Amazingly understated.

We were blown away by Kimberly's peek-a-boo style design.  There's so much movement 
from the swoosh of hot pink floral paper which draws your eye to the butterflies and
 then to the sentiment.  A very clever and sensational design.

Congratulations ladies and we hope you'll collect a ShowCASe badge, 
with our thanks, from the page at the top to display proudly on your blogs!

There's still time to play along in our current challenge - Pastel Colours
which ends at 10pm BST this evening and we hope you'll join us for our
new challenge tomorrow morning at 8am BST.

07 May 2016

Week #275 - Colour Challenge

Hello there LIMettes are we ready for a brand new challenge
and a brand new month which means a new sponsor too 

... but first up and most importantly we are dedicating this week's challenge
to our wonderful, fun, and talented Design Team member Anita!

It's her birthday today so the rest of the design team would like to wish her a
very happy and fun-filled day and we hope you'll pop along and wish her well too

... and onto our sponsor for May it's


and here's the link to the online shop if you'd like to check out
the goodies on offer: Happy Little Stampers SHOP

Ok so the first week in the month means it's a

Colour Challenge
and we'd like to see 

Pastel shades in a clean and simple style.
Here's what the design team have come up with and if you
head over to our own blogs you may find a few extra examples too.

As always have some fun, keep it CAS and do try to visit some of your
fellow participants to leave some friendly encouragement.

Have a good weekend and if any of you are visiting the
Happy Stampers Festival at Port Sunlight today please head to the Uniko stand 
as Sarah P should be helping Bev for the day and would love to meet and say Hi!


06 May 2016

ShowCASe #273

Hello there LIMettes ... it's ShowCASe time!
We certainly gave you all a real stinker with the 
Saints, Dragons and Heros but as ever you folks rocked!

We had a ball checking out your creations and here's our fantastic choices!
In order of entry ...

Simply Less is More Challenge #273
 This colorful and bright CAS card just grabs your attention.  
Though a simple case design, this cute dragon just pops off the card!

 This fun green and purple dragon is colored just perfectly.  
The background sponging just adds the perfect touch to this CAS card!  
So fun!

Such a fun and perfect CAS card.  The dragons are just perfectly 
colored and the sentiment is just the icing on the cake! 

Congratulations ladies on being our ShowCASe this week and please take 
a ShowCASe badge from the page at the top with our thanks. We hope
you'll wear it with pride on your personal blogs.

There's still time to enter our current 'lucky dip' challenge which
is to use Design Paper in a Clean and Simple way. You have until 
10pm GMT today before our new challenge is announced at 8am GMT
tomorrow morning. We hope you'll join us then!

04 May 2016

April Winner!

Hello there LIMettes! 
Hey it's the first Wednesday of the month and time to announce our Prize Winner!

Our generous sponsor for the month of April was 


and our lucky LIMette who'll be in line for some goodies is

Karen Ashbrook

Congratulations Karen, you really are a star LIMette, constantly
participating in our challenges week by week and always leaving a 
friendly word in your comments to fellow participants along the way!

Well done and 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 thanks for your continued support.

Please contact us by email for details of how to claim your prize.

We're sure you'll agree Karen is a worthy winner and please
pop along to her blog and leave her some love and congrats!