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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Week 239 Lucky Dip

August is another 5 Saturday month and so this week
we have the pleasure of inviting a

Guest Designer 
to join us!

This week our Lucky Dip Challenge is to use

As you may realise, we like to ask regular contributors to our challenges
to take the Guest Spots and we are delighted that

has accepted our invitation!

For more details on Elaine's fabulous card and how she created it
please head over to her blog HERE

And here's what the Design Team created plus there could be more
on our personal blogs .... you'll just have to head across to find out!

Here is another card using last week's sketch. The background was made with
squished flowers from the garden. I place them between two pieces of card and
 run them through my old Cuttlebug. (I use my old one as a lot of juice can come out
and make a bit of a mess of the machine). I scrape off the debris and leave the card to dry.
This was then spritzed with a little Cosmic Shimmer. The butterfly is from Memory Box
 and the leaves from Wplus9. The sentiment is Hero Arts.


I started out by embossing my 'sprayed' panel with a honeycomb
embossing folder before spritzing with a mix of Distress Ink re-inker
in Picked Raspberry and Perfect Pearls which adds a great shimmer.
The black frame is die-cut using MFT Die-namics Pierced Rectangles
and the horizontal strip with Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies.
The flower head and sentiment are from a new (to me) set from Uniko: 
Pure Florals - Chrysanthemum. The flower is heat embossed then water-coloured
using Zig Clear Brush pens and to finish a few pink shimmery sequins.

I started with a scrap of bright pink cardstock and laid a die cut heart, 
using Love Hearts by Clearly Besotted, over the cardstock before spraying
 with Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Pearl Mist.  Once dry I die cut it using 
a Die-namics Pierced Square die.  To make the heart stand out
 a little more I dotted around it using a silver Sakura Gelly Roll pen 
to match the pierced edge and popped it up on 3D foam.  
The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Love Blossoms was stamped in 
Versa Color Opera Pink and a single gem added to the heart.

Anne may not manage to join us this week, as sadly, her mother died
very suddenly on Thursday last. We all send her our love and are thinking
about her at this difficult time.

We hope you enjoy our lucky dip challenge this week and can't wait to see
your creations. Please try to visit some fellow limettes to leave some
 friendly feedback as we all love a comment!


Friday, 28 August 2015

ShowCASe Week 237

Morning all, it's time for us to reveal our ShowCASe choices
for the 'Congratulations' challenge and what a bumper week
of magnificent and inspirational cards to WOW us! 

Here's our choices in order of entry

What a fun card!  This happy doggie is on a background that 
shows how 'white space'  doesn't have to be white, it just needs 
to give the main image space to be the star of the card!

 This is just CAS perfection and A* outstanding! 
The sentiment is fitting and funny too

A vibrant and colourful technique, restricted to a panel across 
the card, looks so eye-catching and effective.

Thank you for entering and please take the ShowCASe badge
 from the page at the top of the blog with our thanks! 
We hope you'll display it with pride on your blogs.

Thanks to each of you for entering the challenge, we love to see 
how you interpret our challenges and there's still time to enter 
our sketch challenge, which ends at 10pm BST tonight and we'll
be back tomorrow with another new challenge.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Week 238 Sketch

Morning Limettes it's time for our latest challenge and we have
a sketch for you this week and let's hope you have some fun with it.

By all means flip or rotate the sketch so long as we can identify it and 
as always we are looking for clean and simple with lots of  'white' space

Here's what we've come up with and we'd love you to pop over to our
personal blogs where there's more inspiration.


My one layer card uses Clarity stamps, I've extended the slope line outside the stamp with a Pigma pen.  Coloured with Copics.
I found this piece of Designer paper skulling around in my paper drawer and so have no idea where I managed to print it from! It made me think of these dies, which a very kind American buddy sent to me, as the company (Creative Time Dies) don't ship to the UK. The border is cut with a Cuttlebug die and the sentiment from Memory Box (love) and Spellbinders (part of JUST FOR 'YOU').

Using the Uniko Classic Number set I've stamped haphazardly in the 3 colours 
before adding the red diagonal panel with a heat-embossed sentiment by Clearly Besotted: 
Sweet Little Sentiments and the 'BOYS' is made up from the Uniko: Garlands Galore Set.
I've added a mini strip of black cardstock between the number panel and the red 
just for added detail and I couldn't resist the sprinkles; I was going to stick with 
3 on the left but if I hold my hand up the othersare covering a little mis-hap 
with embossing powder! Grrr!

I cut a white panel of cardstock at an angle before embossing with a Stripe embossing folder by Darice.  I adhered this to the card base and also adhered a thin strip of grey cardstock along the top edge.  I stamped the Petite Petals by Stampin' Up and punched them out with the co-ordinating punch before adhering them along the grey strip with glue dots.  The sentiment, from A Little Sentimental by Clearly Besotted, was embossed in white onto some grey cardstock before cutting down and popping up on 3D foam.

We hope you have a good week and find some crafty time to join in and 
if possible please stop by a few of your fellow entrants to leave some 
encouraging and friendly comments.