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.


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.


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.


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: 


(using sponsor stamps)

(using sponsor stamps)




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


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!



  1. I'm sorry to see you go, Sarah, but totally understand your reason and wish you much luck. Thank you Sharon for taking on the role, I hope you will enjoy it.

    I also wish you much luck in wittling down what I'm sure will be many applications to join the Design Team - LIM is one challenge I always try to enter at least once!

    I'm off to the Table of Craftiness to contemplate this latest challenge


    1. Thanks for your sweet words Kathy and for joining the challenges religiously each week! You're a star!

  2. Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for having me as a Guest Designer ladies. I love this challenge and your cards are gorgeous as always,
    Katrina xx

    1. You're very welcome Katrina and thanks for joining us for this one. Your card is just perfect!

  3. It is sad to see Sarah leave but I wish her all the best with everything she does in the future. Great cards from the DT for this last challenge of the year too. x

    1. Thanks Pat, you're so kind and thank you for supporting Less is More - always love seeing your cards.

  4. Sorry to see you go Sarah; I have enjoyed all your inspiration in cards and words! Wish you all the best for all the other things that take over your crafting life at the moment and hope you will find yourself back crafting as you need it for relaxing... Hugs, Gerrina

    1. Thank you Gerrina, you are so sweet. Thanks also for your massive support at Less is More and I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing your inspiration each week. Take care x

  5. Wishing you all good things with lots of love, Sarah. Stephanie

  6. I wish Sarah all the best! She will be missed here! Thank you to Sharon for stepping up! I love all the wonderful OLC inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Awww thanks Darnell - I'll miss all my fellow teamies and the buzz from all the brilliant support from LIMettes. Just hope I can pop by and enter now and again when time allows. Thanks for you constant support of the challenge and see you in blogland! xx

  7. Wishing Sarah all the best. Life sometimes takes over. Hopefully see in in Port Sunny sometimes. hugs xxx

    1. Thanks for your sweet wishes Monika and yes I'll still be down at Port Sunny so long as Bev needs me! x

  8. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration over your time with LIM, Sarah ... and for all your hard work as intrepid leader! Wishing you some calm space to rejuvenate! Hugs, Anita :)

  9. Sad to see Sarah leave and hope that everythig goes well for her, i know she will be missed . xx



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