Wednesday, 17 August 2022

TIME OUT #220 - Make Your Own Background

Our TIME OUT challenge this fortnight is all about the background - we are asking you to create your own 




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




I am in the holiday card-making spirit - these are my favourite cards to make. This card is actually one that I mass produced last Christmas but I never shared it and I thought this was the perfect challenge to do so.  The birds are Hero Arts Bird Words (love this set!) - I stamped them once in grey and then stamped them again in Versamark directly over top so I could add some Perfect Pearls and create some shine on them. The holly and berries are also from the set - the berries were embellished using a sparkly pico embellisher to add a little bit of dimension. The greeting strips are from Gina K - they are pre-printed but I foiled them using my Minc in red - to add even more shine to the card.



Our guest designer for this challenge is the very talented Desert Diva, Hannelie :)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill

Thursday, 28 July 2022

TIME OUT #219 - Photo INspiration

I love photo inspiration challenges - definitely my favourite type of challenge and we have a great one for you this week at TIME OUT




Our sponsor for this challenge is a new one - we are so lucky to have Varda Sharma joining us as a sponsor :) They have a wonderful shop and will be offering the challenge winner 2 $15 gift vouchers to their store :)


When I first looked at this photo, I thought about watercolouring or ink blending a sunset scene and then using some silhouette stamp - but then I looked at my desk and spotted some MFT floral circle dies that I just had to have but still haven't used - and I thought it might be fun to go in a different direction. I created my "sunset" scene behind each of the silhouette circles by using coloured card stock strips. I pulled the colours from the photo - light blue, orange, yellow, pink, and dark blue - I never would have put these colours together but somehow they worked (see why I love inpiration photos!). I kept the rest of the card very simple - an MFT white embossed greeting on a strip of the same dark blue that I used behind the image and a few droplets to embellish.




We are very lucky to have Deepti from Handmade By Deepti join us as GD for this challenge. Deepti is a regular player (and winner!) and we are always so inpired by her creations.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill


Thursday, 30 June 2022

TIME OUT #217 - Kind

 The TIME OUT challenge this fortnight is all about kindness



We have the perfect sponsor for this challenge - a very kind company CAS-UAL FRIDAY STAMPS has agreed to provide the challenge winner with a $25 store credit :)



I chose to focus on the sentiment for the kind theme for this challenge - and I created this very simple card using Concord & 9th Silhouette Print stamps.



Our guest designer for this challenge is Arlene from Sunday Stamper Papercrafts - we are thrilled to have her with us :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill


Friday, 3 June 2022

TIME OUT #215 - Photo Inspiration

 We have a new photo inspiration TIME OUT Challenge for you this fortnight:



We are so lucky to be sponsored by Stamplorations for this challenge - they are giving the winner a $25 gift voucher to their digital store :)



I had trouble getting my mojo going for this challenge but I really did love the triangle artwork on the wall of the photo and I knew I wanted to use that. As is often the case, my final design ended up being very different was from what I started with. I did some inlaid die cutting with an older SSS die and some watercoloured panels. I added a reverse foiled sentiment (love that solid foil plate!) for an extra bit of shimmer.




We are thrilled to be joined by Deepti from Handmade by Deepti as our guest designer once again - her designs are always inspiring so make you stop by her blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill




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!

Jill

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!
Jill








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!

Jill