Thursday, 4 July 2019

TIME OUT #139 - Inspired By Words

This fortnight at TIME OUT, we are looking for projects inspired by the following words:


Our sponsor for this challenge is Catherine Pooler who has generously offered the winner a $25 gift voucher :)


I was inspired by the flowers part of the word and finally cracked open a die that had been sittign on my desk for quite a while. I kept my project very simple this week using the Simon Says Hibiscus Frame die, some coloured cardstock, some ink sponging and some inlaid die cutting. 



Our guest designer for this challenge is Claire from Life on the Scrap Heap - Claire is a regular Time Out player who had guest designed with us in the past and we are thrilled to have her with us again.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill



Tuesday, 2 July 2019

CAS-ology GD - Citrus

I am so happy to be Guest Designing at CASology this week - I love their cue card challenges - always so much fun :)



The theme for this challenge is Citrus - so perfect for summertime.




I love this Citrus Trimmings stamp set from Studio Katia. I stamped it, Copic coloured it, and fussy cut it before foam mounting it on a black card base. I got a little bit more creative with the sentiment - I did some stamp surgery on it so that I could shape it to the border of the image - an then white heat embossed it.



This challenge is two weeks long - so have some fun with a citrus-y card creation!

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 20 June 2019

TIME OUT #135 - Funny

We have a great TIME OUT challenge for you this fortnight - we want you to be funny :)




We have the perfect sponsor for this challenge - CAS-ual Friday Stamps has a great selection of funny stamps - and they are offering the winner of the challenge a $25 gift voucher :)


I could not resist using CAS-ual Friday Stamps Tag You're It stamp set - the sentiments are so funny. I thought they would be absolutely perfect paired with some Echo Park Emoji die cuts. I couldn't choose which sentiment and emoji I wanted to use - so I ended up making 6 funny tags!



I die cut the emoji shapes from several different colours of cardstock and I sponged some ink around the edges - I think this makes a big difference to the overall look. I inlaid die cut all the features so that the emojis would be a single layer. The tags were die cut from some SSS Smoke card stock using a Winnie & Walter die. I did do some partial die cutting to create the longer ones. I white heat embossed the sentiments onto the tags, adhered the emojis and added some red and white twine to finish them off.  

Our guest designer for this challenge is the incredibly talented Milla - her blog Mustesormi is a smorgasbord of inspiration :)

Make sure you take some TIME OUT to be funny!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill

Thursday, 6 June 2019

TIME OUT #137 - Nature

We have a wonderful challenge at TIME OUT this fortnight - we want to see your nature inspired projects:




Our sponsor for this challenge is Uniko Stamps - the prize they are offering (a free stamp set!) will be given to a randomly drawn entry that creates a one-layer card.



I used a beautiful Uniko stamp for my card - English Country Garden Butterflies. I stamped the large butterfly three times across the bottom of the card panel - masking as the centre one. I did a some Copic colouring and stamped a sentiment from the Ton before mounting the panel on an orange card base.


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Lise Mariann - make sure to check out her wonderful designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 23 May 2019

TIME OUT #136 - Photo Inspiration

Our TIME OUT challenge this fortnight is my favourite type of challenge - photo inspiration :)





Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations who are generously offering the winner a $25 gift voucher - thanks so much Shery!

I used Stamplorations Blossom Sprays #2 as the focal point of my card; I stamped it in black and Copic coloured the flowers in red (inspired by the photo). I also wanted to mimic the pretty background wall so I used a Neat & Tangled cover plate die to create a tone on tone look. I added some ink blending and splatters to it to add some depth. The flowers and the Mama Elephant greeting were both mounted with foam tape - and a splattering of clear sequins to finish the design.



Our wonderful guest designer for this challenge is Greta from GG Creations - make sure you check out her creative designs!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Jill

Thursday, 9 May 2019

TIME OUT #135 - Inspired BY Words

We have another fun challenge for you this week at TIME OUT - we are asking you to be inspired by the following words:





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

For my card, I chose to focus on the "stars" part of the quote - and I used the Starlit Breeze die from Memory Box for my project.

I started out by watercolouring the panel with a few different colours of Cosmic Shimmer water colours before die cutting it several times with the die. I then backed the die cut panel with an adhesive sheet and addign silver glitter into the die cut openings. 


For extra dimension, I then took the negative die cuts and glued them randomly across the card front tone on tone. The sentiment is a PTI Birthday die cut from a texture silver patterned paper (stacked) and a white embossed wishes.

Here is a close up of the shimmery watercolours and the sparkly glitter:


Our wonderful guest designer for the week is Michele from I Card everything. Her creativity is boundless and we are so happy that is joining us :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill




Thursday, 25 April 2019

TIME OUT #134 - Playful

We have a really fun challenge for you this week at TIME OUT - we want you to be playful!


Our sponsor for this challenge is one of my favourite companies, Winnie & Walter; they are offering the winner a $25 gift voucher :)

For my playful card, I used one of my favourite Winnie & Walter sets: Winter Wishes. I stamped an Copic coloured the two puffins before adding the panel behind a shaker window using Stampendous shaved ice (love that stuff!). I silver embossed the greeting on the light grey card front; the greeting is also from Winnie & Walter - this time the Sentimental: Winter set. I curved the stamp to run along the shaker window.




We are very lucky to have the very talented Nancy (Made by Nananas) with us as a Guest Designer this week - so make sure to check out her playful creation :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill