Thursday, 21 December 2017

TIME OUT#99 - Theme Challenge: New Beginnings

This is the last TIME OUT challenge of 2017 - the year has just flown by! 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers who are very generously offering a $15 gift voucher to a random entry that does the optional twist :)

I chose to go with a New Year's card. I just got this falling circles die from Neat and Tangled and immediately thought of champagne bubbles - perfect! I kept the design fairly simple - I just inlaid some gold glitter paper into the die cut, trimmed the panel and mounted it with fun foam onto a plain white card base. The sentiment was heat embossed in gold - it is from an older Hero Arts set called Holiday Sayings (one of my favourites for Christmas card sentiments) but I'm pretty sure it doesn't count as the twist ;)

Make sure that you check the wonderful DT inspiration as well as the amazing work of our great guest designer, PJ from PJ's Projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

TIME OUT #98 - Photo Inspiration

We are back at TIME OUT with a Home Sweet Home photo inspiration challenge this fortnight - and it is seasonally appropriate :)

These were perfect for our family's Christmas stockings since we don't have a fireplace!

If you are like me - still scrambling with holiday cards - this photo is fabulous inspiration. Here is my take:

I used the stag head and the woodgrain as a jumping off point. Starting with the card panel, I troweled some white texture paste through a Tim Holtz wood grain stencil using a circle mask - and covered it with Distress Glitter while it was still wet. I heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp stag head in gold, and cut it out using my scan n cut. The greeting, from Clearly Besotted, was white heat embossed onto a strip of SSS Schoolhouse Red card stock (my favourite red card stock!). The sentiment and the stag were mounted with foam tape and the panel was stuck to a SSS Slate card base- with a few sparkling clear sequins added for (even more) sparkle.

I really like this card - but if I were to make it again, I would probably shift everything down to the bottom half of the card.

Our guest designer this week is former TO DT member and amazing card maker - Sarah from Funky Fossil Designs. So happy to have her with us - her designs are always so inspiring.

We are being sponsored by Uniko, who are offering a gift voucher to the winner - so it is definitely worth taking some TIME OUT to play along with us!