Thursday, 12 September 2019

TIME OUT #144 - Photo Inspiration

Our challenge this week at TIME OUT is one of my favourite kinds of challenges - a photo inspiration challenge - and this week is so much fun with the graphic black and white decor.



Our sponsor for the challenge is Poppystamps - they are generously offering the winner of the challenge a $20 gift voucher to their store.

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For my card, I was inspired by the bold black and white and I created a layered die cut background using the Birch Press Design Prismatic Triangle layering set in alternating black and white. I love all the dimension this technique creates in real life. I also saw the pop of green in the picture so I decided to add my sentiment strip white embossed on a piece of green cardstock and add a few green Nuvo Drops. I also created a green envelope with a tone-on-tone die cut to jazz it up a bit.





Our guest designer for this challenge is the incredible Hannelie of Desert Diva - her designs are so amazing and a constant source of inspiration :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 29 August 2019

TIME OUT #143 - Inspired By Words

For our challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT, we are asking you to create a project inspired by these words:





Our sponsor for this challenge is one of my favourite stamp companies, Winnie & Walter - they are generously offering the winner of the challenge a $25





For my card, I decided to use one of my favourite Winnie & Walter dies, the Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway.  I die cut a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper and then watercoloured the small sections in rainbow order before putting it back together as an inlaid die cut. I white heat embossed an older Whimsy Stamps umbrella onto some black cardstock and fussy cut it out; I attached it with foam tape to the inlaid background. I made a matching purple envelope and stamped some umbrella across the back; I outlined the umbrellas using a sparkly pen.



Our guest designer for this challenge is Arlene from Sundaystamper Papercrafts.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill

Thursday, 22 August 2019

TIME OUT #142 - Fashionable


This week at TIME OUT, we are challenging you to be fashionable.



Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations who have generously offered the winner a $25 gift voucher to their store :)




For my project this week, I used Stamplorations A Girl and Her Shoes stamp set - I really love this set - especially the sentiment that I used on the card which is a Marilyn Monroe quote.

I wanted to create a "store window" look on the card so I embossed the small shoe in the set in six different sparkly embossing powders onto vellum. I used a Mama elephant die to create the window frame - I die cut it 6 times to get some dimension.
I wasn't going to make this into a shaker card but I ended up adding some confetti into the window.



Here is a close up where you can see some of the sparkle and the confetti:




Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Jenny from My Paper Epiphany - she has made two great cards for this challenge so make sure you stop by her blog to check them out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill


Thursday, 1 August 2019

TIME OUT #141 - Relaxation


Our challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT is perfect for those lazy summer days - we are looking for your relaxation themed projects.



We are very lucky to have Newton's Nook as our sponsor for this challenge - they are offering a $25 store credit to a randomly chosen entry that opts to make a one layer project :)

I decided to make a one layer card using Newton's Naptime for my project this week - how adorable is this image?! I Copic coloured the image and them masked it before adding a sponged and stenciled background. The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set - I though it worked brilliantly with both the image and the challenge theme :) I did add a slim strip of silver glitter washi tape to the card - (I think it is still one layer?) - to finish it off and add a little sparkle.




Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Marieke whose wonderful designs are so often in our gallery inspiring us - so make sure you check out her work.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 4 July 2019

TIME OUT #139 - Inspired By Words

This fortnight at TIME OUT, we are looking for projects inspired by the following words:


Our sponsor for this challenge is Catherine Pooler who has generously offered the winner a $25 gift voucher :)


I was inspired by the flowers part of the word and finally cracked open a die that had been sittign on my desk for quite a while. I kept my project very simple this week using the Simon Says Hibiscus Frame die, some coloured cardstock, some ink sponging and some inlaid die cutting. 



Our guest designer for this challenge is Claire from Life on the Scrap Heap - Claire is a regular Time Out player who had guest designed with us in the past and we are thrilled to have her with us again.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill



Tuesday, 2 July 2019

CAS-ology GD - Citrus

I am so happy to be Guest Designing at CASology this week - I love their cue card challenges - always so much fun :)



The theme for this challenge is Citrus - so perfect for summertime.




I love this Citrus Trimmings stamp set from Studio Katia. I stamped it, Copic coloured it, and fussy cut it before foam mounting it on a black card base. I got a little bit more creative with the sentiment - I did some stamp surgery on it so that I could shape it to the border of the image - an then white heat embossed it.



This challenge is two weeks long - so have some fun with a citrus-y card creation!

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 20 June 2019

TIME OUT #135 - Funny

We have a great TIME OUT challenge for you this fortnight - we want you to be funny :)




We have the perfect sponsor for this challenge - CAS-ual Friday Stamps has a great selection of funny stamps - and they are offering the winner of the challenge a $25 gift voucher :)


I could not resist using CAS-ual Friday Stamps Tag You're It stamp set - the sentiments are so funny. I thought they would be absolutely perfect paired with some Echo Park Emoji die cuts. I couldn't choose which sentiment and emoji I wanted to use - so I ended up making 6 funny tags!



I die cut the emoji shapes from several different colours of cardstock and I sponged some ink around the edges - I think this makes a big difference to the overall look. I inlaid die cut all the features so that the emojis would be a single layer. The tags were die cut from some SSS Smoke card stock using a Winnie & Walter die. I did do some partial die cutting to create the longer ones. I white heat embossed the sentiments onto the tags, adhered the emojis and added some red and white twine to finish them off.  

Our guest designer for this challenge is the incredibly talented Milla - her blog Mustesormi is a smorgasbord of inspiration :)

Make sure you take some TIME OUT to be funny!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill

Thursday, 6 June 2019

TIME OUT #137 - Nature

We have a wonderful challenge at TIME OUT this fortnight - we want to see your nature inspired projects:




Our sponsor for this challenge is Uniko Stamps - the prize they are offering (a free stamp set!) will be given to a randomly drawn entry that creates a one-layer card.



I used a beautiful Uniko stamp for my card - English Country Garden Butterflies. I stamped the large butterfly three times across the bottom of the card panel - masking as the centre one. I did a some Copic colouring and stamped a sentiment from the Ton before mounting the panel on an orange card base.


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Lise Mariann - make sure to check out her wonderful designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 23 May 2019

TIME OUT #136 - Photo Inspiration

Our TIME OUT challenge this fortnight is my favourite type of challenge - photo inspiration :)





Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations who are generously offering the winner a $25 gift voucher - thanks so much Shery!

I used Stamplorations Blossom Sprays #2 as the focal point of my card; I stamped it in black and Copic coloured the flowers in red (inspired by the photo). I also wanted to mimic the pretty background wall so I used a Neat & Tangled cover plate die to create a tone on tone look. I added some ink blending and splatters to it to add some depth. The flowers and the Mama Elephant greeting were both mounted with foam tape - and a splattering of clear sequins to finish the design.



Our wonderful guest designer for this challenge is Greta from GG Creations - make sure you check out her creative designs!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Jill

Thursday, 9 May 2019

TIME OUT #135 - Inspired BY Words

We have another fun challenge for you this week at TIME OUT - we are asking you to be inspired by the following words:





Our sponsor for this challenge is Poppystamps - they are offering the winner a $20 gift voucher :)

For my card, I chose to focus on the "stars" part of the quote - and I used the Starlit Breeze die from Memory Box for my project.

I started out by watercolouring the panel with a few different colours of Cosmic Shimmer water colours before die cutting it several times with the die. I then backed the die cut panel with an adhesive sheet and addign silver glitter into the die cut openings. 


For extra dimension, I then took the negative die cuts and glued them randomly across the card front tone on tone. The sentiment is a PTI Birthday die cut from a texture silver patterned paper (stacked) and a white embossed wishes.

Here is a close up of the shimmery watercolours and the sparkly glitter:


Our wonderful guest designer for the week is Michele from I Card everything. Her creativity is boundless and we are so happy that is joining us :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill




Thursday, 25 April 2019

TIME OUT #134 - Playful

We have a really fun challenge for you this week at TIME OUT - we want you to be playful!


Our sponsor for this challenge is one of my favourite companies, Winnie & Walter; they are offering the winner a $25 gift voucher :)

For my playful card, I used one of my favourite Winnie & Walter sets: Winter Wishes. I stamped an Copic coloured the two puffins before adding the panel behind a shaker window using Stampendous shaved ice (love that stuff!). I silver embossed the greeting on the light grey card front; the greeting is also from Winnie & Walter - this time the Sentimental: Winter set. I curved the stamp to run along the shaker window.




We are very lucky to have the very talented Nancy (Made by Nananas) with us as a Guest Designer this week - so make sure to check out her playful creation :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Twofer Challenge - Zoo Animals

I made a couple of cards on the weekend for the Twofer challenge of zoo animals - and am just getting them posted before the challenge closes. For both cards, I used an older My Monthly Hero kit:



The first card was created by ink blending a sunset across a section of the card panel. I used the die from the kit to create a mask for the setting sun. Once the strip was ink blended, I stamped the silhouette animals in black to create a scene – separating the lion from the herbivores, of course! After it was stamped, I did spritz the scene with some shimmer spray (which doesn’t show in the picture) and added the greeting from the set just above the scene. Hakuna Matata means “no worries” in Swahili 😊 I added the card panel to an orange card base – I saw someone do this on Instagram and I loved how it looked.


For my second card, I started by stamping the same animals from the first cards randomly in some light ink colours to cover the entire panel. I then die cut a heart from the panel and the baby blue card base to create a peak through card with some blue vellum BUT as I was making it, I decided it might look fun as a shaker so I added some foam and some sequins as well. 

Here is a look at the shaker from the inside:



I added the silver glitter stacked die cut baby (from Studio Calico) to the front of the card to finish it off.

I will enter these cards into:






Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill


Thursday, 11 April 2019

TIME OUT #133

A quick post today for the latest TIME OUT challenge - we are challenging you to use at least two embellishments on your project:


There is also an optional twist for this challenge - to create a one layer card - a one layer card with two embellishments will definitely take some creativity :) Our sponsor for this challenge is Birch Press Design - they are offering a random entry who does the one-layer twist a $20 gift voucher!!!


Here is my card (definitely NOT one layer!):


I created a wreath using this die from our sponsor. I did cut apart the individual leaves and mist them with a few colours of spray. I actually added three embellishments: twine, gold sequins, and small blue pearls.

Our guest designer for this challenge is Andrea from KandA Creative Moments - she is a regular TIME OUT player who has guest designed with us in the past, and we are thrilled to have her join us again.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill


Thursday, 28 March 2019

TIME OUT #132 - Photo Inspiration

We are back at TIME OUT this week with my favourite type of challenge - a Home Sweet Home photo challenge - and this one is very inspirational:



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So - I saw that split butterfly picture and I immediately thought of doing a gatefold card (which I have never done!) - her it is from the front:




To make the card, I used my Misti to stamp half the giant (discontinued) Tattered Angels butterfly on each end of a 4.25" x 11" panel. I then watercoloured the butterfly using shimmery watercolours. I then scored the panel at the two fold points (and you can see where I scored in the wrong place in the photo!)



And here is a view of the inside of the card where I also added a watercoloured panel with a gold embossed greeting from the Altenew Halftone Thanks set. I used this same set to gold emboss the greeting on the black belly band that I created to close the card.


Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew - they are giving the winner a $20 gift voucher :)

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Our wonderful guest designer for this challenge is Bobby from Bits and Pieces; Bobby is regular TIME OUT player and has guest designed with us in the past - we are so thrilled to have her join us again this week :)|

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill



Thursday, 14 March 2019

TIME OUT #131 - Our 5th Birthday!!!!!!

I am so excited to be celebrating the TIME OUT 5th 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:




Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations - Shery is the owner of Stamplorations and we are so lucky to have her on our DT as well. She is generously offering an incredible $50 gift certificate to the winner of our challenge. 




For my card, I used the Artplorations Bold Florals stencil for my card. I sponged white pigment ink through the stencil onto some dark grey card stock. Once the ink was dry, I added some colour to the pattern using my coloured pencils. I mounted the panel onto a standard white card base and added a white embossed MFT sentiment strip popped up with some foam tape.I finished it off with a few clear droplets.



Our guest designer for this challenge is Kara from Bright Hope Creations - we are so happy to have her join us for this special challenge :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 28 February 2019

TIME OUT #130 - Be Unique

We have another fun challenge at TIME OUT this week - we are challenging you to be unique:




Our sponsor for this challenge is Catherine Pooler - the challenge winner will receive a goodie bag from her shop :)


The idea that I came up with for may card started with the Zen Feather set from Catherine Pooler - I thought that the sentiment was just perfect. I did some stamp surgery to cut it apart and line it up to frame the design. I then drew the rectangle and did some stamping and masking to create the flower scene. I coloured them all yellow - except the one "unique" orange flower which was also coated in Stickles for some sparkle.



Our guest designer for this challenge is Elizabeth from Paper Sweetness - she is a regular Time Out player and we are so happy that she is joining us this week - make sure to check out her pretty designs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill