Thursday, 5 November 2020

TIME OUT #174 - Festivals

Our TIME OUT theme challenge this fortnight is a fun one - Festivals :) and to make it even more fun we are also challenging you to add shimmer and/or glitter to your project... spoiler alert - I used both on mine!





Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is CraftTangles - they have some fabulous Diwali stamp sets that would be perfect for this theme. They are offering a $20 gift voucher to a rnadom entry that incorporates the optional shimmer/glitter twist.



When I think of festivals, I think of music so that is what I decided to focus on. I used an older MFT stamp and die set. I stamped the little mice and coloured them with Copics before die cutting them.I then die cut some frames from glitter (twist!!) paper and sponged some Crackling Campfire ink behind each frame.The frames and th emice were popped up on foam and I stamped the greeting in black ink. I also drew a border around the edge using a ruler and a Copic fineliner. Finally, I stamped some music notes  in silver ink and added some silver Perfect Pearls on top for extra shimmer (twist!!)  



I hope you are inspired by our challenge and take some TIME OUT to play along with us :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill

Thursday, 22 October 2020

TIME OUT #173 - Photo Inspiration

This fortnight at TIME OUT, we have my favourite type of challenge - photo inspiration :) Check out the pretty inspiration photo below: 



Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew - they are offering the challenge winner a $20 gift voucher :)




I took a pretty litteral take on the inspiration photo for my project. I started with a piece of kraft card stock and used a die cut (Altenew - Delicate Mandala) as a mask before sponging some brown ink over the panel and then stamping a woodgrain (Altenew - A Walk In The Woods) over it in the same brown ink. I trimmed the panel and mounted it onto a white card base. I added some layered die cut leaves (Altenew - Garden Picks) with different heights of foam tape and then finished off with a white embossed greeting on a black carstock strip.



Our fabulous guest designer for this challenge is Rhamat from Cards and Cooking Corner - so stop by her blog to see how she was inspired by this photo.

Thanks for stopping by :)
Jill


Wednesday, 14 October 2020

TIME OUT #172 - Breast Cancer Awareness

This fortnight, we have our annual Breast Cancer Awareness challenge at TIME OUT - we want to see your projects that give support, show encouragement, and maybe include a little bit of pink :)




Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Friday Stamps - who have an amazing selection of both breast cancer awareness and encouragement stamps - they are offering the winner a $25 gift voucher to their store :)





I decided to use a couple of CAS-ual Friday stamp sets for my card - I used the Peaceful Garden set to stamp the layered blooms (the centre layer is heat embossed in light pink sparkle powder) and I used  the Mon Ami set for the greeting. The one layer panel was mounted on a dark pink card base for an extra touch of pink.






Our wonderful guest designer for this challenge is Cardogram - you should definitely check out her project for this challenge - it is gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill


Thursday, 24 September 2020

TIME OUT #171 - Inspired By Words

 We have a great TIME OUT challenge for you this fortnight - we are asking you to create a project inspired by these words:





Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations - they are generously offering the winner a $25 gift voucher to their store :)




I was inspired by the "champagne" part of the quote - and that means bubbles! I decided to create a "bubbly" embossed backgroung using the Stamplorations Dots All Over stencil. I added some MFT champagne glass die cuts (using vellum and glitter paper) as well as a stacked MFT Cheers sentiment. I added a white embossed Picket Fence sentiment and popped up the panel with foam tape.




We can't wait to see how you will be inspired by these words - so take some TIME OUT to join us!

Thanks sor stopping by!

Jill


Thursday, 10 September 2020

TIME OUT #170 - Adventurous

This fortnight at TIME OUT, we are challenging you to be adventurous!


 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil Designs who are offering the winner a £15 gift voucher to their shop 😀


I was playing around with the Neat & Tangled Topography stamp set for my card. I stamped the map image onto some watercolour paper and then added some Tonic shimmer powders to get some different colours. I used a Winne & Walter alpha die to cut out the word adventure - stacked multiple times for dimension. The greetings are from the same Topography set, and the border stamp at the bottom is an aolder one from MFT.  The wood veneer airplane is from my stash. 



Our guest designer for this challenge is the very talented Conil from WhichCraft - she is a regular TIME OUT player and we are thrilled to have her join us 😀


Thanks for stopping by!

Jill



Thursday, 27 August 2020

TIME OUT #169 - Season

We have another fun challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT - we are challenging you to create a project inspired by the theme of Season. with an optional twist of colouring.



Our sponsor for this challenge is Poppy Stamps - they are generously offering the winner of the random draw a $20 gift voucher :)


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For my project, I decided to use some products from our sponsor (or their sister companies) and create a winter season card. I love the look of white embossing paired with gold on kraft so that is what I went with. The large peace is from Birch Press Design - Simple Peace; each of the layers was cut from gold cardstock. I white embosed some Concord & 9th pine needles and gold embossed a small sub-sentiment onto the card panel. I also die cut a gold frame and inlaid it. The final step was cutting some poinsettias (Memory Box Circle Poinsettia Frame )from red and green card stock and layering them on top of the white embossed needles and the adhered gold PEACE die cut.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill




Thursday, 13 August 2020

TIME OUT #168 - Photo Inspiration

Welcome to a wonderful TIME OUT photo challenge! 





Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Uniko who are offering the winner an in-stock stamp set of their choice :)


Here is the card I created - I was inspired by the hibiscus and the tropical feel - all on a kraft card base like the sand in the picture. The die cuts are all from Concord & 9th and I watercoloured them all with shimmer paints - along with the background. The die cut greeting is also from Concord & 9th:



Our guest designer for this challenge is Enna - a link to her fabulous Instagram is here.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill