Saturday, 29 April 2017

Challenge #326 - Lucky Dip Shadow!

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you but first up we have a little sad news to share ... we are losing one of popular Design Team members today! 

Sadly life and work has become crazy busy and hectic for Jen and she has made the decision to step down for the time being. We hope she'll be back in the future as and when things settle down for her but we'll all miss her fantastic inspiration each week. as we're sure you will too.

Jen, we wish you all the very best and huge successes in whatever you do. Hopefully you'll play along now and again to keep us all inspired. Please don't despair though, LIMettes as we will be introducing not 1 but 3 new faces to our team! That's a little teaser for next week! 

So on to today's challenge and it's a 5-week month which means it's Lucky Dip time and we're delighted to announce our guest designer for the this one! It's Jane Taylor of Purple jet loves to craft. You will undoubtedly have come across  Jane in Blogland as she's on several Design Teams and heads up the popular AAA CAS Cards Challenge too. Please pop along to her blog HERE and admire all her brilliant inspiration. She's sure to appreciate your visits. 



Ok the theme for this one is 'Shadow' and there's loads of ways to take this as you'll see from the examples below. Read on to see what Jane and the Design Team have created to inspire you this week and as always please keep your designs Clean & Simple with lots of clean white / blank space. 

Our Challenge Guidelines can be found at the top right of the blog along with our 'How to Play' page at the top.



We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page slideshows, throughout the week HERE especially on Wednesday, when we showcase our random selection of early entries to the challenge and Fridays, when we'll be revealing our ShowCASe favourites from the previous week's challenge.


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Friday, 28 April 2017

ShowCase #324 - Spring Walk

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post.

It's never an easy job to select our favourites but we do love seeing all your stunning takes on the challenge in our gallery each week.

So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for 


Sid's design creates the feel of a stylish canvas with the layered panels and soft but bright landscape. The pop of colour from the flower on top is a fab contrast and really creates an eye catching focal point against the clean white background.


Jaydee did an incredible job of creating a bespoke scene from this stamped image. Masking, watercolouring and adding water spray, doesn't her card make you want to head to a beach right now and splash in the waves?

Toni's card is CAS-tastic with its crisp white background and beautifully coordinated elements. The bright plaid of the letters and chameleon, and the dimensional green foliage, give a fantastic pop of colour and masses of impact to this striking card. 

Congratulations ladies and please help yourself to a ShowCASe badge from the page at the top of the blog with our thanks. We hope you'll display it proudly on your individual blogs.

We're sure you'll agree these are a wonderful trio and worthy of our ShowCASe badge this week. Do pop along and congratulate them on their win.

We'll also be showCASing their cards on our Facebook page
so why not hop on over and give us a 'thumbs up'!
Here's the link you need to take you there.


As always there's still time to enter our current challenge 
 
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Challenge #325 - Stripe

Hey there LIMettes, we're back with another challenge for you and we
have another fabulous Guest Designer joining us for this one.

It's TaeEun of Rainbow in November and our Week 4 Birthday winner in February
Do hop along and visit her blog - you won't be disappointed as her creations
are simply stunning with loads of fabulous techniques and designs.

On to our challenge and it's Recipe week - nice and easy just include a
STRIPE on your Clean and Simple card - any direction, any colour,
even a couple of stripes is fine so long as there's lots of clean 'white' space too





Here's what TaeEun and the design team have to inspire you and do check out their
personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!




As always please keep your designs Clean & Simple with lots of clean white / blank
space and do check our Challenge Guidelines at the top right of the blog along with
our 'How to Play' page at the top.

We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page slideshows, throughout the week HERE 
especially on Wednesday, when we showcase our random selection of early entries to 
the challenge and Fridays, when we'll be revealing our ShowCASe favourites 
from the previous week's challenge.



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Friday, 21 April 2017

ShowCASe #323 - One Layer Curve

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post.

It's never an easy job to select our favourites but we do love seeing 
all your stunning takes on the challenge in our gallery each week.

So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for 

 

Michelle

We love the way Michelle framed her crisp floral stamping with her curved sentiment.  
And she's created a perfect example of CAS with the expanse of wonderful white space.
Macimbalo

This fabulous swirly die cut of bubbles was a great way of creating a curve for our challenge.  

Paired with the simple glass and fabulous sentiment...who wouldn't want to receive this card?!

EKGorman

EK Gorman LIM 323
One way to get the most out of your clear stamps is to create a different shape and that's exactly what was done here with this tree.  A wonderful image that fills the card without stealing white space, and the watercoloured leaves add a lovely softness to the whole card.

 
Congratulations ladies and please help yourself to a ShowCASe badge
 from the page at the top of the blog with our thanks. 
We hope you'll display it proudly on your individual blogs.

We're sure you'll agree these are a wonderful trio and worthy of
our ShowCASe badge this week. 
Do pop along and congratulate them on their win.

We'll also be showCASing their cards on our Facebook page

so why not hop on over and give us a 'thumbs up'!
Here's the link you need to take you there.




As always there's still time to enter our current challenge 
 
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Challenge #324 - Spring Walk

Hey there LIMettes!
 Happy Easter! - we hope you'll be enjoying a
few of the chocolate eggs in between crafting this weekend!

Before we introduce this week's challenge to you we are delighted to
announce our Guest Designer for this one ...

... Wendy of Pink and Dotty, our Week 3 Birthday winner.
Wendy has some fantastic cards on her blog and so full of colour
and techniques. Don't miss out on visiting her HERE this week.


Here's our Cue Card and we'd love to see it in your post too



Here's what Wendy and the design team have to inspire you and do check out their
personal blogs if you have the time as there could be a couple of bonus cards there!




As always please keep your designs Clean & Simple with lots of clean white / blank
space and do check our Challenge Guidelines at the top right of the blog along with
our 'How to Play' page at the top.

We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us and have some fun.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page slideshows, throughout the week HERE especially on Wednesday, when we showcase our random selection of early entries to the challenge and Fridays, when we'll be revealing our ShowCASe favourites from the previous week's challenge.


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Friday, 14 April 2017

ShowCASe #322 - Use 3 Pastels

Hi there LIMettes it's time for our weekly ShowCASe post.

We had such a difficult task narrowing down our favourites this week, so we have 4 cards to showcase today.
As you know we always love seeing 
all your stunning takes on the challenge in our gallery each week.

So here goes with our choices, in order of entry for 

 

Kathy K

This perfectly CAS design is so pretty with the soft pastel colors.
The flower provides a singular and beautiful focal point.
 
This lovely card showcases the beautiful flowers that just pop off the card.  
The pastel flowers are a wonderful contrast to the black sentiment!  
The pretty patterned paper at the bottom ties the entire card together!
 
 
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This card is super cute...a perfect stress relief.  
Love this little guy enjoying his bath---the watercolor background is just perfect for this fun design.
 
 
Beautiful soft pastels make these florals so pretty and delicate.  
A perfect CAS design.
 
Congratulations ladies and please help yourself to a ShowCASe badge
 from the page at the top of the blog with our thanks. 
We hope you'll display it proudly on your individual blogs.

We're sure you'll agree these are a wonderful trio and worthy of
our ShowCASe badge this week. 
Do pop along and congratulate them on their win.

We'll also be showCASing their cards on our Facebook page

so why not hop on over and give us a 'thumbs up'!
Here's the link you need to take you there.


 

As always there's still time to enter our current challenge 
 
which ends at 10pm GMT this evening before we announce
the new one at 8am GMT tomorrow morning.