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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Week 251 Theme

Morning LIMettes are you ready for our theme week?

You certainly had some fun with Santa in every shape and style last week
but you can put all Christmas ideas out of your mind for this one - our theme is

We would like to see numbers, or reference to them in some way!
DO keep your design Clean and Simple with lots of white space!

Here's what we've been up to ...

Here I used a  a collage of numbers background stamp from Kaisercraft, stamped and clear embossed then inked with a variety of Distress Inks. The sentiment from Winnie and Walter was triple layered and mounted over the stitched tag die!


This one's for my daughter's friend so she quickly sifted through my sets looking for words and phrases to describe her friend! I love the 'You're a Good Egg' and 'You Crack me Up' from Mama Elephant: Just Hatched. The others are taken from various Uniko Studio and Clearly Besotted sets.
 The words are stamped using a sticky pigment ink then heat embossed in clear EP to add some shine! The sparkly '18' die-cut is from Avery Elle then inlaid  into a stitched circle from Simon Says Stamp. To finish I've scored a few lines above and below the panel then added some sparkly gems from my stash.

I stamped five balloons in blue shades and die cut with their co-ordinating dies, these from Clearly Besotted's Make a Wish set.  I then positioned them roughly where I wanted them and marked under each one with a pencil.  Further down the card I marked a central point then drew in the 'strings' with a fineliner pen.  The balloons where then adhered in place and the sentiment from Paper Smooches' Birthday Sampler set was stamped onto a panel, die cut using a stitched rectangle die by MFT.

My numbers card was a bit of an ageist dig for a good friend.  The Crazy Bird was coloured with Copics and given bulgy Glossy Accents eyes.  The splats are MFT stamps and the text computer generated.

We hope you enjoy this one and look forward to seeing what you
come up with! Don't forget to visit some of your fellow LIMettes too
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Friday, 20 November 2015

ShowCASe Week #249

Morning all, it's time for another ShowCASe following our

FIRE-coloured Challenge

Those colours definitely seemed to inspire you LIMettes!
There were so many striking and vibrant cards to enjoy looking at.  
We've narrowed the choices down but could not choose between these 
- so, in order of entry, it's a Top 4 this week!

We hope you'll agree these are simply awesome and worthy of our showCASe!

 The plaid that Rema created using fiery colours is clever, but then to die cut 
and inset to create a CAS design with lots of white space is sheer genius. 
 Love the overstamped sentiment!

Stunning colouring of a timely poppy, the rich, fiery shading and
 the off the page image make a striking card!

The strong colours worked really well for these feathers, 
perhaps they are from a mythical phoenix?   
Nicely balanced design with plenty of white space!

This sunset is a real piece of art, what clever blending of inks, 
set off to perfection by the silhouette in front!

Huge congratulations ladies and please take a ShowCASe Badge
from the page at the top - we'd love you to 'wear it with pride'
on your blogs and thank you for your continued support of 
Less is More!

There's still a little time to join our one layer Santa challenge 
which ends at 10pm GMT tonight then we'll be back with a
new challenge tomorrow morning at 8am GMT!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

One Layer Week 250

It's back to
cards again this week and we have a super fun theme for you to adhere to!

Do remember to leave lots of white space and do keep your designs really simple!
Here are our cards to give you a few ideas!

I bought this fun stamp from Little Claire, at Sincerely Yours show when I was out and about with Chrissie.  I've coloured him with Koh-i-Noor pencils on kraft card and added a sentiment from Dylusions.

I love Penny Blacks ducks and this one is a real cutie. It was coloured with Distress Inks and  a water brush and accompanied by a computer generated sentiment, which reads... What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?   ... a Christmas Quacker!


Santa falling down the chimney is an old wooden stamp that's been
in my stash forever and I've used various sets by Clearly Besotted, 
Uniko and Paper Smooches to create the colourful explosion of gifts and images.

This card took a bit of planning but was pretty simple to create.  I sketched a Santa hat onto a post-it note and cut it out from the inside to create a mask, firstly minus the white parts.  I used a grey card base as I wanted the white to eventually show up.  I blended Barn Door Distress Ink through the mask to add some light and shade.  I then cut two more masks for the fluffy parts of the hat and swiped a VersaMark ink pad over the negative space onto my card base.  I then heat embossed these areas with white powder by Wow!  I finished with a sentiment from MFT Christmas Cuteness.

We are really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with and just think, it will be one less card for you to make when the time comes for you to send out your own Christmas cards!