Thursday, 4 November 2021

TIME OUT #200 - Precious

 Our TIME OUT challenge this fortnight is a theme - we want to see how you are inspired by "Precious"



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



I took the interpretation quite literally - a precious gem! I used a Winnie & Walter die to create a shaker card with some micro beads (I wish I had used more of them since my shaker is looking a little sparse!)






Our guest designer for this challenge is Kinjal from Mind My Paper - we are so happy that she decided to join us after she won Challenge #197.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill

Thursday, 21 October 2021

TIME OUT #199 - Down To Earth

 We have a great theme for our TIME OUT challenge this fortnight - we want you to get "down to earth". How will this theme inspire you?


Our sponsor for this challenge is Alex Syberia Design - the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher to her store where she sells an amazing selection of digital stamps and cut files :)



I took the words "down to earth" very literally - and used this design from Alex Syberia that incorporates a shoe and flowers - two things that you can find on the ground ;) I printed the image onto 80# Neenah Solar White (this is the thickest card stock my printer can handle), Copic coloured it and fussy cut it. I kept the rest of the card very simple adding a Hero Arts wood frame die cut (stacked up) in matte silver card and a silver greeting from W Plus 9. Just a few sequins to finish the card....




Our guest designer for this challenge is Elizabeth from Paper Sweetness - Elizabeth has been a regular TIME OUT player for many years and has guest designed with us several times in the past. We are thrilled to have her join us for this challenge :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill


Thursday, 7 October 2021

TIME OUT #198 - Breast Cancer Awareness

Is it October already???!!! I can't believe how quickly this year is rolling by - it is already time for our annual TIME OUT Breast Cancer Awareness challenge.




We are very lucky to have CAS-ual Fridays sponsoring this challenge once again - they have been sponsoring this challenge every year. CAS-ual Fridays have so many friendship and encouragement products that are perfect for this challenge - and they are generously offering a randomly drawn entry a $25 gift voucher to purchase some :)



I used a retired CAS-ual Friday stamp set for my project called Butterbows - I just love the sentiments in this set as well as the butterfly rainbow. 



Our talented guest designer for this challenge is Natasa of Nat's Paper World - we are thrilled to have her join us :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Waffle Flower September 2021Challenge

My friend and TIME OUT teamie, Nonni, is guest designing for the Waffle Flower September 2021 Challenge - so of course I had to play along :) 

I decided to highlight the Waffle Flower Bear Hugs stamp in my design - I thought it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving card. I started by creating a custom leaf frame for the design - I used a leaf from an older Winnie & Walter set - and stamped and masked and stamped and masked and stamped and.... you get the picture. I coloured the leaves with Copics and fussy cut the centre of the frame.

I stamped the Bear Hugs image onto a separate card panel and Copic coloured it. I then foam mounted the leaf frame on top. The greeting is also from Waffle Flower - I used the negative letters from Year Round Word Dies "Happy" and "Thanksgiving" and adhered them to a Copic coloured Cardstock strip - I love the effect this created - a little bit like a Dymo label with the raised letters.

My card fits the following categories in the challenge: leaves, critters, using an iconic Fall image 3 times (red maple leaf).




Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill


Thursday, 9 September 2021

TIME OUT #196 - Brave

 We have a great TIME OUT challenge for you this fortnight - we are challenging you to be brave.



We are lucky to have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge - Funky Fossil Designs is offering the challenge winner a £15 gift voucher to their store :)



There are lots of different ways to interpret this challenge - you can create an encouragement card, focus on some brave imagery (like lions or warriors) or do what I did and create a project focused on the spookiest day of the year - Halloween! Make sue you check out all the different types of inspiration from our design team and our incredible GD - Rhamat from Cards and Cooking Corner.


My card is very simple this week - I used an older Clearly Besotted set and stamped the bat repeatedly in the background with Versamark before heat embossing with some black sparkle embossing powder. The greeting was heat embossed in lime green on a small strip and foam mounted.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill

Thursday, 26 August 2021

TIME OUT #195 - Use a Coloured Card Base

This fortnight at TIME OUT, we have a theme challenge - we want to see your projects using a coloured card base



Our sponsor for this challenge is Newton's Nook Designs - they are generously offering the challenge winner a $25 gift voucher to their store :)



I went for an Autumn inspired card design - featuring white embossed Winnie & Walter leaves on a kraft card stock and a few gold splatters. I brought the Autumn colours into the design using a Spellbinders sentiment which is foiled in gold. These foil plates were from a monthly Spellbinders Glimmer - I love the way you can build the sentiments in this set.


We are lucky to be joined for this challenge by Toni from Frankie Helps Craft :)


Thanks for stopping by!

Jill




Thursday, 12 August 2021

TIME OUT #194 - Photo Inspiration

We have a very special TIME OUT challenge for you this fortnight as both the inspiration photo and the prize are provided by our very own DT member, Kim from Cupcakes, Cards and Kim. She is the owner-operator of our sponsor, Running Stitch Design.






For the challenge, we are looking for projects inspired by this photo - but here is the fun part - the winner of the challenge will receive the actual tote in the photo :) The tote is fully lined and It has a zipper pocket on front, inside pockets and webbing for the handles.  Tote measures 16.5x10.5x6. If you are interested in checking out any of the other fabulous products available from Running Stitch Design, please  check here.


Here is how I was inspired by the photo:



I thought that the tote would make a great knitting bag so I used some products from an older Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. I die cut the heart from felt to mimic the look of wool and the knitting needles from metallic cardstock for a little bit of shine.

We are also very lucky to have two Guest Designers join us for this challenge :)

Sandie from London Days co-founded Time Out and ran it for eight years until taking a step back a couple of moths ago - but we are so happy that she is back with us for this special challenge :)

We are also thrilled to have Nathalie from wonderingwabbit join us for this challenge. Her colouring is absolutely amazing so make sure you take a minute to check out her Instgram>

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill