Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with 12 Challenge Blogs + Giveaway ($250 in Total Prizes)


Hi lovely LIMettes!

What's this?  Less is More posting on a Tuesday?

Anita here, and I'm taking the reins today to introduce the Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop, in which Altenew has kindly invited Less is More to take part.  This is a monster blog hop so read on for all the info.




All the challenge blogs you see in the graphic below are taking part in this fabulous hop!



The hop is being hosted by and will begin over at the Altenew Card Blog which you can find here.

All you need to do is comment along the way and link up your projects using Altenew products.  Altenew will then choose FIVE projects from the entries which will be featured on the Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021.

$250 in total prizes!  To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $25 gift certificates to TEN lucky winners.  Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021.



In following the hop you should have arrived here from Time Out Challenge.

Onto a couple of cards I've made using a couple of gorgeous Altenew stamp sets, first up is Flower Vine...


On some blush cardstock I stamped one of the vines in a pale ink first before colouring with blush and soft green shades, and then re-stamped using my stamp positioner and heat embossed in white.  The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Altenew Mountain Mist ink before die cutting and adhering the panel to the card base.


For my second card I used the Ditsy Print set...


On some die cut pale yellow cardstock I stamped this layering set using inks in Peach Perfect, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Frayed Leaf, Sweet Leaf and Forest Glades.  The sentiment is from the Flower Vine set.


Next on the hop is the Double D Challenge blog.


If you get lost along the way, here's the order of the hop:

Less is More - YOU ARE HERE


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HAPPY HOPPING!


And of course, don't forget our current LIM challenge, Shades of Blue, which is running until Friday 20 August, you can find it here.



Thanks for visiting today, have fun hopping and creating your Altenew projects, and GOOD LUCK!

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78 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, thank you for the inspiration.

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  2. Your congratulations card is really pretty. I like the pale pinks and greens. Also, I am new to "challenge" blogs. Is is just about inspirational starting points for projects, or is there more to it?

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    1. Thank you, Roxy. There are so many challenge blogs, some just for fun and some offer prizes. Some are weekly and some can be monthly. It lets us crafty types challenge ourselves with different themes, techniques, products, colours, sketch layouts, photo inspirations, etc. And some challenges have an 'Anything Goes' theme to just link up whatever you like. If you follow crafters' blog posts you will often see links to challenges they have entered. Obviously they are for inspiration too.
      Hope that helps! x

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  3. Inspiring Altenew cards, Less is More folks. Thanks

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  4. I love your first card. So subtle and understated.

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  5. L9ve the simple cards! Simple and sweet!

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  6. Sooooo pretty! Each one is a winner!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  7. Your congratulations card is just stunning. So clean but gorgeous.

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  8. Wow! Both the cards are gorgeous!

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  9. Fun Hop and your designs are so soft and pretty!

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  10. Such soft beautiful colors on both cards!! Love them!

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  11. Pretty cards.... the flower vine card, less is more, is really fabulous and unusual.

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  12. Lovely cards. Especially the one in white embossing powder. Thank you for the Hop. [Bunny]

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  13. lovely cards - LOVE the delicacy of the first card - awesome work

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  14. I love both cards. Less is More! Thanks for the inspiration

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  15. Gorgeous cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. How fun! What a great hop and gorgeous floral examples! I love Altenew and the CAS Cards made with them!

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  17. Beautiful card samples! CAS are some of the hardest types of cards to do sometimes and you make it look easy.

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  18. your cards are just so beautiful! thanks for sharing

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  19. I like these cards a lot. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. I'm always a fan of white embossing! Both cards are very pretty.

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  21. Love the card with the yellow square. Very sweet! Thank you!

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  22. Gorgeous cards. This is really fun finding new challenge blogs.

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  23. Beautiful, elegant cards using Altenew products. thank you

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  24. Oh, I love the soft florals on the gray card stock....so delicate and beautiful!

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  25. What lovely cards! Love the heat embossing and CAS designs. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  26. I LOVE your cards. I have that Ditzy Print and have never used it!! You have inspired me to get it out!!

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  27. So beautiful! I love all these fun challenges, gives me so much inspiration

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  28. I love these beautiful floral designs! Pretty cards!

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  29. Dear
    The card using the flower vine set from AltENew is simply gorgeous . The other card is pretty too. tc stay safe. Surekha from Sri Lanka

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  30. Beautiful and so elegant cards love the shine on your first card!

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  31. Wow anita! Both cards are stunning!

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  32. So gorgeous. I especially love the white on white!

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  33. These cards are so delicate and pretty xx

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  34. These are so beautiful and I love the look!

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  35. cool, I couldn't make a dt card for AAA cards either, no Altenew products. Had a freebie once with a magazine it came, but I gave it away to someone who really wanted it and Maaike doesn't do layering that well ;-)

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  36. I am captivated by the flower vine card! Such beautiful colors and so restful in its effect...

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  37. Great Altenew inspirations and such a fun challenge, as always.

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  38. Your cards are very pretty, the second one is my favourite

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  39. Two gorgeous cards Anita! I love the wonderful delicate look of your cards! So sweet! Thanks for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  40. so beautiful. Two stunning CAS cards

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  41. Wow, Anita. You have created beautiful cards to inspire us. Thank you! And what a marvellous blog hop with awesome prizes - thank you Altenew. Have a lovely weekend you all and stay safe. Regards Tiina

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  42. Both cards are beautiful but that 1st card is just gorgeous! LOVELY inspiration ... thanks!

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  43. Adore your cards, Anita! Perfection.

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  44. Fantastic designs, Anita! They are so delicate and pretty.

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  45. Lovely cards! Looking forward to play along your challenges in the near future! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Beautiful cards! I love the yellow and orange together!

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  47. Beautiful beautiful cards!!

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  48. Such delicately beautiful cards!

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  49. That feel better card is just perfect! It would definitely lift any one's spirits. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  50. These are so pretty! I love the color you used for the background on the first one. :)

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  51. Love the softness of your first card and the orange color on your second card really makes it stand out. I love that Ditsy set.

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  52. Wow.. Love the white embossing and very light touch of color. Stunning. Elegant. Beautiful. The second card is awesome. Great image and coloring. Loving this hop.

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  53. I love the delicate look on this card.

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  54. Love the soft look of your first card and love the colors you used with the Ditsy Print Stamp set. So pretty!

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  55. Love both designs. The elegance of the first card is amazing.

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  56. Brilliant CAS cards and great choice of colours

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  57. Such fabulous cards, such fabulous talent. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

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  58. Thanks for sharing the awesome creations and for the blog hop. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria

    https://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  59. I love the Beautiful simplicity expressed here! Oh Wow! I always feel like I have to have the front covered, Tastefully of course.

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  60. These are so beautiful, perfect for CAS designs!

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  61. Love these cards! Less is more except when it comes to looking at gorgeous cards and talented designers.

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  62. Both of your cards are fantastic!! The colors on your get well card would cheer up anyone. Your first card is so elegant and lovely!!

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  63. Both cards are pretty, but I just love the beige one!

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  64. These are such dainty, feminine cards. TFS.

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  65. Lovely cards! I especially love the embossing on the first card. Wonderful inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  66. I really loved both of your cards the first pastel was awesome and the second was just as nice, Thank You for sharing

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  67. There's such an art to CAS creations, these are beautiful! I have a tough time with them, but I keep trying!

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  68. I missed this event 3 years ago. So glad I grab the chance this time. I love Altenew's elegant style. Thanks so much for hosting the blog hop. Thanks so much for the inspirations too.

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  69. Pretty floral cards. I Like the white embossing on the first one.

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  70. Love the white embossing and the pastels, and the pretty flowers! Nicely done!

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