Thursday, 21 September 2017

Reminder #92


We are here to remind you that there is still time to join in our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and our words are:

Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

You can choose any of these words or just one to inspire you to create.

This challenge is sponsored by the amazing Happy Little Stampers-the winner will get $15 to use in their store.

Happy Little Stampers

The very creative and inspiring Carol is joining us as our Guest Designer with some more inspiration.

Lets see what Carol and the Design Team have created:

Stunning cards, as always!

We hope these inspired you to play along.

The challenge closes at 5pm BST next Wednesday 27th September.

Take some Time Out before then and join in the fun!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Winners #91

Hello Friends of Time Out

Time to announce the winners of our CASE challenge.

We were CASEing the wonderful Bev, the designer and owner of Uniko.

What an amazing gallery of cards! We are so pleased that Bev inspired you all to play along.

Winner and Top at Taking Time Out is:

Congratulations Janet, your card is a stunner. To redeem your prize please email, within one week.
We would like to invite you to join us as our Guest Designer for a future challenge, please contact Sandie at, for details.
Here is our badge for your blog:

And the following got 'Honours at taking Time Out'

#21 Maryam

#24 Kimberly

#32 Helen

Congratulations and here is our badge for your blog:

There is still time to join in our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and our words are:

Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

Use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire you. 
Check out the details here and then come back tomorrow for more inspiration from our DT

Have a fun day xx

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Challenge #92

Hello There,

Time for a new challenge at TIME OUT and today we are here to celebrate 'World Dot Day'

I can hear you all saying....What is this??

Basically it is a day that celebrates creativity and the potential it has for us all. It is based around a children's picture book by Peter H. Reynolds.If you want to know more about this check out this link here.

We thought our 'Inspired by Words' challenge was a great way for us all to celebrate creativity and chose a phrase we hope helps your creativity soar!

Here it is:

Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

Don't forget you can use any of these words to inspire you or the whole phrase.

So ready to create??? 

Our sponsors for this challenge are the fabulous Happy Little Stampers and the winner of this challenge will get a $15 gift voucher.

 Happy Little Stampers

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Carol.

I am sure many of you know Carol and her blog Just M:c. Carol is not only an amazing designer but also supports so many of us in our community. Her words of encouragement are always a joy to read and thank you Carol for this-it is appreciated by so many. We are so pleased to have you designing with us for this challenge.

Now lets see how Carol and the DT are celebrating creativity:



Time now for you to take some TIME OUT and celebrate creativity with us!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Challenge #91 Reminder

Hi friends!
We are here to remind you of our current challenge where we are CASEing this card by Beverley Brown:

The challenge is still running for about one week and is sponsored by Uniko. Please click HERE or scroll down for all the challenge details! 

Let's have a look how our guest designer Lucie and the second half of our DT were inspired by Bev!

Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and join us! Happy crafting! 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Winners #90

Hello friends of TIME OUT!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge where we were inspired by autumn theme and had an optional twist of speed stamping! Speed stamping turned out quite popular and we had stunning entries, thank you everyone! Let's begin with announcing who won the sponsor prize by Happy Little Stampers

Congratulations! Please contact Kylie at within one week for information how to claim your $15 voucher to Happy Little Stampers store.

Top at Taking TIME OUT this time is

Well done, Yulia! Please contact Nonni at within one week -we'd like you to guest design in a future challenge. Here's our winner's badge for your blog:

Then the honorable mentions.

Great work from all of you, ladies! Here's a badge for your blogs:

This was the winner's post for this week... Congratulations again to everyone! Please come back tomorrow for second round of DT cards for our current challenge where we are CASEing Beverley Brown. 

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Challenge #91 CASE Beverley Brown

Hi everyone!

One fortnight flew by again and we have a new challenge for you. This time it's one of our CASE With Your Own Twist challenges and we have the great joy to CASE (=copy and share everything) Beverley Brown from Uniko Studio. Uniko is one of our regular sponsors and we are very excited to get to CASE Bev -she  used to be a DT member here at TIME OUT before her business and little twins stole her from us! :) This challenge is also sponsored by Uniko  our winner (chosen by the DT) will receive a £15 gift voucher to Uniko store.

Before we'll have a look at Beverley's card, let's read what she tells us about herself!

My name is Beverley Brown and I am the owner of Uniko Ltd, a small family run business based in the North East of the United Kingdom.

Uniko specialises in clear stamps, which are designed specifically for stampers by myself an avid stamper. You will see that my designs are unique, clean styled, modern and trendy. Having a love for pattern design and completing a design degree I have a wealth of knowledge and understanding, often looking to current and future trends when designing my products.

I pride myself in providing high quality, clear photopolymer stamps at an affordable price. With an aim to provide beautiful products which give you the tools to create beautiful handmade cards and gifts. Knowing that you are the heart and soul of the paper crafting community I am committed to exceeding your expectations in the quality of our products and customer service.

Now it's time for Bev's extremely inspiring card! 

Wow and wow... I bet it will be so fun for you to CASE this card! Those bold stripes, the floral image and Bev's color palette all look so beautiful! Let's see how our design team members along with our Guest Designer Lucie  were inspired. If you don't know Lucie yet you'll love what you see in her blog Lucie G's Creative Space, she has great eye for design and detail! 

Guest Designer

using sponsor image

using sponsor image

Fantastic inspiration, I'm sure you'll all agree! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and CASE Bev With your Own Twist. The main thing is to be inspired and have fun, that's what the "Own Twist" is all about -feel free to use completely different colours for example. Enjoy!

This challenge runs until 5 pm Wednesday 13th of September. 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Reminder #90

Hello There,

We are here to remind you that there is still time to join in our current challenge:

Autumn with the optional twist of Speed Stamping

We are defining speed stamping as making your card in 10 mins or less. This excludes the time you need to plan the design and get all your products ready to make the card.

So get all your cardstock, dies, inks etc ready before you start the clock!

This speed stamping is optional and purely just for fun. We would love you to tell us how long it took you to make your card. We have a prize for all those who choose to speed stamp but this will not be for the fastest just chosen randomly from those who just have a go!

Our prize is a $15 gift voucher from our superb sponsors Happy Little Stamper

Happy Little Stampers

Our very creative Guest Designer, Elaine, is joining us again this week and she has been speed stamping!

Now some inspiration from Elaine and the DT-you will see those of the team who used speed stamping have let you know how long it took them to make their cards!

6 mins

9 min 1 second

9mins, 45 secconds

went for the twist and just missed it-11mins 32 seconds (if you just miss it-we would still love to know your time-all good fun!)

Now it is your turn to take some TIME OUT and join in the fun.

Check out all the details, more inspiration from the DT and link up your cards here