Thursday, 19 May 2022

TIME OUT #214 - Inspired By Words

We have agreat TIME OUT Challenge fo you this fortnight - some inspiring words from one of my husband's favourite actor/comedians - Steve Martin:

We are so thrilled to have Cas-ual Fridays Stamps sponsoring us for this challenge by offering the winner a $25 store credit :)

I decided to focus on the sunshine part of the quote - and the overall feeling of it - which I associated with hope. I love this Hero Arts My MOnthly Hero kit and I thought it would be perfect for the challenge. I can't take credit for the design of this card - I was really inspired by Channin Pelletier's card here using a stained glass technique for the die cut. I used a sparkly pico embellisher to fill in the work and I used the yellow sparkle embossing powder that came with the kit fo rthe sun rays - so there is some sparkle in this design even though the picture doesn't capture it.

We are so happy to have Trina Pham of Phamtastic Design joining us this week - her designs are gorgeous and sure to provides oodles of inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, 5 May 2022

TIME OUT #213 - Vacation

With summer coming soon, we have the perfect TIME OUT Challenge to get you in the mood to enjoy it - a vaction theme challenge!


We are thrilled to have Lawn Fawn sponsoring us again for this challenge - generously offering the winner a $25 gift voucher :)

I always think of travel when I think of vaction - so I created a simple card using iron-off emboss resist, and ink blending using an older Clearly Besotted set. The greeting is from Neat & Tangled.

We are so lucky to have the amazing Marieke joining us as a GD this week - her work is so amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 21 April 2022

TIME OUT #212 - Spring

We have a new Seasonal challege for you this fortnight at TIME OUT - we want you to be inspired by Spring!

We are very lucky to have Poppystamps joining us again as a sponsor - they are offering the winner a $15 store credit :)

When I think of Spring, I think of the mix of seasons - and the first blooms peeking up from the ground in the snow. That is what is was like here 2 days ago - the crocuses are out but we still got 5cm of snow!

I embossed a Simon Says floral background stamp in Liquid Platinum embossing powder and then practised some watercolouring in some Springtime colours - with a few splatters added for the snow effect :) The die cut greeting is from Concord & 9th.

Our talented guest designer for this challenge is Asa J of scrapat helt enkelt - we are thrilled to have her join us!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 7 April 2022

TIME OUT #211- Photo Inspiration

 We have a beautiful phto to inspire you this fortnight at TIME OUT Challenges:

We are very lucky to have Poppystamps as our sponsor for this challenge - they are generously offering the challenge winner a $15 gift voucher for their store :)

I took my inspiration from the trees in the photo and used the "Through the Trees" stamp from Pinkfresh Studios. Stamp once in light green onto light blue cardstock, then rotated 180 degrees and stamped again in dark green. I wanted to see whether I could apply hot foil to an image stamped on coloured cardstock and it worked well. Bothe the frame and the greeting are from Spellbinders and were hotfoiled onto the image using copper foil. Really pretty in real life :) 

We are very lucky to be joined by Lisa from My Paper Tales as a guest designer :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 24 February 2022

TIME OUT #208 - it's Our Birthday!!!!!

 It's our TIME OUT Birthday - come and celebrate with us!!!! 

We have a bunch of our favourite former teammies joing us for this challenge - as well as a whole bunch of amazing sponsors:

Alex Syberia  -$15 store credit
Altenew:  $20 store credit
CAS-ual Fridays:  $25 store credit
Lawn Fawn:  $25 store credit
Newton's Nook:  $25 store credit
Stamplorations:  $25 store credit
Birch Press: $20 store credit 
Poppystamps:  $20 store credit

Since it is our birthday, I dedcided to make two cards to celebrate :) I used our products from one of our sponsors - Altenew Polish Paper Cuts to create these two fun birthday cards:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 10 February 2022

TIME OUT #207 CASE CHallenge

I was so excited for this TIME OUT challenge - it is the first CASE challenge we have done in a few years - and the card we are CASE-ing was created by the incredibly talented, Michele Ferguson from I Card Everyone :) Isn't it a beauty!

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

For my CASE, I used the same card design and colours but I added the colours to the inside of the heart instead of behind it. I used Altenew's All The Hearts to stamp the hearts and the corresponding die to create the panel onto which I had already glued some rays.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Ashwini from Experimenting with Cardmaking. Ashwini is a regular TIME OUT player - we love seeing her creative designs in our gallery and are thrilled to have her join us for this challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 13 January 2022

TIME OUT #205 - In Love

Our challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT is perfect for anyone making their Valentine's Day cards - or anyone who just wants to celebrate love :)

Our challenge is sponsored by Alex Syberia Design - the winner gets a $15 gift voucher to her store and when you see her amazing designs, you will definitely want to win :)

For my card this challenge I used the Alex Syberia Love U digi - so adorable. I flipped the image on my computer (love that you can do this with digital images!) before printing it and colouring it with Copics. I used some Christmas Red Stickles on the glasses for some fun sparkle. The greeting was stamped - it is from MFT - and soooo perfect for this image!

We are thrilled to have Milla from Mustesormi joining us again for this challenge as our guest designer. Milla is a regular TIME OUT player and her gorgeous cards have been selected as the winner on several occasions.

Thanks so much for stopping by!