Thursday, 7 June 2018

TIME OUT #111 - Holiday Cards

We have another challenge for you at TIME OUT - we are looking for holiday themed cards with an optional one-layer twist. 



These can be summer holiday themed cards - but I went with a Christmas holiday themed card:



This one started out as a one-layer but I eventually trimmed it down and put the panel. I die cut the Simon Says Heart Mandala from some freezer paper and ironed it onto some Tim Holtz water colour paper. I used my Minc for this - it works brilliantly. I then added the water colour - I used shimmer water colours (my latest obsession :) ) to add some colour to the background before removing the freezer paper mask. I heat embossed the greeting from the Altenew Peace On Earth set in silver - the greeting is God Yul which is Merry Christmas in Danish. I added a few gems for a finishing touch.

We have a great Guest Designer with us for this challenge - Ishani from Quillish is joining us - she is a regular player at Time Out and she has a fun style so make sure you stop by to see her work.

Our sponsor for the challenge is Seven Hills Crafts, a great source for craft supplies in the UK and Europe. They will be sending a goody bag to a random entry that incorporates the one-layer twist.

So take some TIME OUT and play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 24 May 2018

TIME OUT #110 - Photo Inspiration

Our TIME OUT challenge this fortnight is a Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration challenge using this photo:



What a fun picture - I was totally inspired by that fun and funky wallpaper - and this is what I came up with:


I used Altenew's Simple Flowers in different ink colours - trying to mimic the flower colours in the wallpaper. I fussy cut them out with a small white border. I used a dark grey card base and panel - again trying to mimic the wallpaper. I die cut a large circle in the panel and then embossed it with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder to add some texture. The Concord and 9th greeting was white heat embossed on the card base before the panel was added with foam tape to the base. I then added the flowers using more foam tape - there is a ton of dimension in this card!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers - they are offering the winner a $20 gift voucher!

Our incredibly talented guest designer for this challenge is Ksenija from Sweet Kobylkin - her designs are so beautiful and her colouring is beyond words so we are thrilled to have her join us for this challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 10 May 2018

TIME OUT #109 - Inspired By Words

For our challenge this week at TIME OUT, we are looking for cards inspired by the following words:


I was really inspired by the "gardeners" and "blossoms" words in the quote - so that is what I made the focus of my card:



I started by stamping Stamplorations Bloomtangles ATC#3 in Copic friendly ink onto some Neenah 80# cardstock. I then coloured the image using some bright Colours of Copics and trimmed it out. I stamped a black stripe onto the card base, and then white heat embossed a sentiment from another Stamplorations stamp set. I added a strip of silver glitter washi to the card base before adding the coloured image - popped up with some fun foam.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations - they are generously offering the challenge winner a $15 gift voucher and a goodie bag. Stamplorations has some beautiful stamps and dies so this is a wonderful prize!

Our guest designer for this challenge is Kristina from Kristina's Art Corner - her card this week is absolutely, jaw-droppingly gorgeous so make sure you stop by and visit her blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill


Thursday, 26 April 2018

TIME OUT #108 - Wild

This fortnight at TIME OUT, we are challenging you to show us your wild side :)


Our sponsor for this challenge is one of my favourite companies, Winnie & Walter - they are giving the challenge winner a $25 gift voucher!!!

For my card, I was inspired to use our sponsor Winnie & Walter's Party On stamp set - what could be more wild than music playing animals?! Lots of masking, copic colouring, more masking, and ink blending were done to create this scene:


The rest of the DT have also used some Winnie & Walter products to create some Wild and wonderful cards so make sure you check them out - as well as our incredible Guest Designer for this challenge: Darnell from djkardKreations  is joining us (yay!!!). Darnell is so well known - not only for gorgeous cards but equally for her positivity and enthusiasm - I am absolutely thrilled that she is joining us for this challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill
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Thursday, 12 April 2018

TIME OUT #107 - Spring

We have another challenge for you at TIME OUT - we are looking for Spring themed cards with an optional twist of doing a one-layer card.


Our sponsor for this challenge is Uniko Stamps - they are offering an in-stock stamp set to a random entry that does the one-layer twist. They have so many great stamp sets - like the one I used for my card: English Country Garden Butterflies.




I stamped the large butterfly from the set repeatedly across the water colour paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them with a clear powder. I then loosely watercoloured the butterflies using Brushos - I ended up going in rainbow order but that wasn't really planned - it just happened that way. I wanted a very simple greeting so I found this old Studio Calico one in my stash that seemed to work. 

Our guest designer this week is Kimberly from Wienerhoneymooners so stop by her blog and check out her wonderful cards.


Thanks for stopping by!
Jill



Thursday, 29 March 2018

TIME OUT #106 - Photo Inspiration

We have another great challenge at TIME OUT - a Home Sweet Home photo challenge that has me thinking of Spring:



Lots of elements to be inspired by in this photo - those gorgeous yellow blooms, the fresh lemons, the pattern on the vase, and so much more. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew - they are generously giving a $20 gift voucher to the challenge winner - and this photo made me think of one of my Altenew stamp sets, Extra Special. Here is what I came up with:



I stamped the Extra Special bloom in layers of yellow and green Altenew inks, and then fussy cut it. I added some texture paste to the card base through a Tim Holtz stencil and I created a hexagon frame using some Spellbinders nesting dies. The greeting is from the Altenew Birthday Builder stamp set.

Our Guest Designer this week is the incredible Sarah from Funky Fossil - not only is she an amazing card designer (and former TO DT) but she has also designed the most amazing stencils. You really need to check out her designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 15 March 2018

TIME OUT #105 - 4th Birthday

I am so excited to be celebrating the TIME OUT 4th Birthday with the rest of the team. I am so lucky to be part of this wonderful team with this group of incredibly talented designers - the challenges are amazing and we are truly blessed to have Sandie as our leader.

Our challenge this week is very appropriate - we are looking for cards inspired by these words:





We have an amazing sponsor for our Birthday challenge - Concord & 9th - not only are they offering a very generous $25 gift voucher to the challenge winner but they also gave each of the DT a gift voucher so we all made cards with their fabulous and inventive products.

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 I used Hi There Bear to create this card:


I couldn't resist making more cards - so I also made these cards using the Everyday Tintables Card Pack with the Hooray die.  




The rest of the DT has some amazing Birthday cards using fabulous Concord & 9th products so make sure you check that out - along with our wonderful Guest Designer - Claire from Life on the Scrap Heap- her cards are always so beautiful.

We would be so happy if you took some TIME OUT to celebrate 4 years along with us!
Thanks for stopping by!
Jill