Thursday, 2 February 2023

Challenge 231 - Photo Inspiration

Hello friends of Time Out! We are so excited to present a new and wonderful challenge today - a special edition Photo Inspiration Challenge that we call "CASE The Designer". This time we invited Gina K. of Gina K. Designs to design a card for our DT and participants to CASE, and she graciously accepted! How great is that?? Thank you, Gina! If you are unfamiliar with CASEing (CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything), it basically means that you take inspiration from Gina's card for your own project. You could be inspired by her colors, theme, layout or techniques for example... You do not need to "replicate" her card completely, do make it your own. 

Gina K. is our fabulous designer AND our sponsor. Gina has designed a wonderful card for us to CASE, and she has generously offered a $25 store credit for our challenge winner who will also be invited to join our Design Team as Guest Designer for a future challenge.

And now we present the gorgeous card that Gina created for our inspiration:



We asked Gina to tell us a little bit about herself and her amazing journey through the world of paper crafting. Here is what she had to say:

"I’m Gina K, the owner and creative director for Gina K. Designs and StampTV. I started stamping in 1995 after my first daughter was born. I went to a home stamping party and I was hooked! Shortly after that, I became a demonstrator for that company and fell in love with everything to do with stamps, paper, and ink.

In 2006, I decided to start my own company and Gina K. Designs was born. As one of the first crafty YouTubers, I decided to create a community for paper crafters around my StampTV YouTube videos.
The StampTV community quickly became a community of over 100,000 paper crafters who support and celebrate each other. I really wanted to build a community where everyone fits in. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you love stamping and paper crafting, you are in. The StampTV community has helped a lot of people find friendship and happiness. It’s a wonderful place to grow your creative wings with lots of support.

My goal is to continue to offer high-quality products through Gina K. Designs and high-quality videos through my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy our new website and I hope you’ll find a home there!"



We welcome Karen Walker of Random Reflections and winner of Time Out #228, as our Guest Designer. Karen's blog is filled with beautiful creations and musings. Do treat yourself to a visit. You are sure to be inspired.

Here is a little bit abut Karen in her own words: 

"I’m so pleased to be asked to Guest Design for the Time Out Challenge. I started stamping 30 years ago in the day when all the stamps were rubber and mounted on wood. A colleague brought in a stamped card and later gave me a demonstration. I was hooked immediately and have been blessed to meet many people through stamping over the years, both virtually and in person. My go-to design is CAS, but I dabble in other styles as well. My blog, Random Reflections went live in 2006, and it’s where I share my love of papercrafting, reading, and photography."

... and HERE is Karen's wonderful creation:





And now for some inspiration from our design team!





Using Sponsor Stamps - Be The Rainbow



























Now it's your turn to Take Time Out and craft! Before linking up below, please read how to play from the sidebar. At Time Out we only allow 5 challenges combined, one of them being ours. This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT on 15th of February. Thank you and happy crafting! 



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Thursday, 26 January 2023

Winners Challenge #229 Romantic

 Hello friends of Time Out!

Current challenge HERE

We are here to announce the winners of our first challenge of 2023 where we challenged you to be Romantic! This challenge was sponsored by Jane's Doodles with a $20 credit to their store. 

Without further due, our winner is 

Hannelie

Congratulations Hannelie, we loved your romantic CAS card! Please contact Stephanie at slan.zal@verizon.net within one week with the title "TO WINNER" for details on how to claim your prize. We'd also like to invite you to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, do let her know if you are interested! Here's our badge for your blog:


Now the honourable mentions:





Please click on Samantha's name to view her card on Instagram! 

Congratulations ladies, we loved your sweet cards! Here's our badge for your blogs:


Our current Inspired by Words challenge is still running for about a week HERE. Now it's your time to take Time Out and join us if you haven't already! We look forward seeing your cards and other projects in the gallery!







Thursday, 19 January 2023

Challenge 230 - Inspired by Words

Hello friends of Time Out!

We are back with another fun challenge for you and it's time for one of our Inspired by Words challenges! You can be inspired by the whole phrase or just choose one word/some words as your starting point. These are our inspiring words:

"The single most important thing I've ever done with my life is to fall in love with you." 

By Beth Pearson - This Is Us



We welcome a new fabulous sponsor, AALL & Create! AALL & Create is a UK based company with very unique stamps and other crafting supplies. If this company is new for you, do head on over to their online store. Our winner will receive a generous £20 credit to the store, woot woot! 

We welcome Julia Aston of Create With Me and winner of Time Out Challenge #227 as our Guest Designer. Julia is a long time card maker with an eclectic style. Her blog is full of wonderful inspiration. Do treat yourself to a visit and leave her some love!
We love to hear about our Guest Designers in their own words so we can get to know them a bit. Here is what Julia had to say:

"I started card stamping about 28 years ago - in a similar way to many - after attending Stampin'Up card stamping parties!  I have always been crafty but I cannot draw and stamping gave me a way to create beautiful images without drawing.  I started out being a clean and simple style stamper, which I still do on occasion, but I also picked up some vintage and steam punk styles as I was on various design teams. I've just recently been learning how to watercolor my images.  There's always something new to get excited about with stamping.  My jam packed craft room is a testament to that!"

And HERE is Julia's wonderful card:




Here's some inspiration from our design team!


Using Sponsor Stamps Archway
















Using Sponsor Stamps: Daisies & Others #839






Using Sponsor Stamp Heart Needs #820






Amazing work from everyone, I'm sure you agree! Now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft. This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT on Wednesday 1st of February. Before linking up below, please read "how to play" from our sidebar. We only allow 5 challenges combined, one of them being ours. 
Happy crafting! 



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, 5 January 2023

Challenge 229 - Romantic

Hello friends of Time Out!

Happy New Year 2023! We are excited to begin a whole new year of challenges with you. Today's challenge is special in two ways: our 5 new DT members begin their journey today and also we have a new sponsor! Woot woot!



In our first challenge of 2023 we challenge you to be "Romantic". This challenge is generously sponsored by Jane's Doodles with a $20 credit to their store for our winner! Jane's Doodles is run by artist Jane Beljo and the store is located in Zagreb, Croatia. Their high quality stamps are made in UK and USA. Jane's Doodles ships worldwide with very reasonable shipping prices and also sells digital images. Make sure to check out Jane's Doodles if you are not yet familiar with the brand! Our winner also gets called to guest design in a future challenge. 


We welcome Cheryl Even of Even More Scrapping! and winner of Time Out Challenge #226 as our Guest Designer for our first challenge of 2023. Cheryl is an avid scrapbooker, and loves to participate in challenges. Please take a stroll through her wonderful blog and leave her some love.

We love to hear about our Guest Designers in their own words so we can get to know them a bit. Here is what Cheryl had to say:

"Hi everyone! My name is Cheryl Even and I’m very excited to be a guest designer for Time Out Challenges.  A Southern California native, I have been married to my college sweetheart, Greg, for 31 years and am a homeschooling mom for my kids. I am a voracious reader and also love playing Scrabble on my Kindle. I have been scrapbooking since I went to my first scrapbooking party and decided to try it for a month to see if I liked it. 25 years later, I think you could say I stuck with it and loved it! I started designing scrapbook sketches in 2010, and I post my completed layouts and sketches (and the occasional card) on my blog, https://evenmorescrapping.blogspot.com/."

And HERE is Cheryl's fabulous layout for our challenge:




Here's some inspiration from our design team!




Using sponsor stamps In the garden and Happy Day

























Gorgeous cards from everyone, I'm sure you agree! Now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft. Before linking up below, please read "How to Play" from the sidebar. We only allow 5 challenges combined, one of them being ours. This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT Wed the 18th of January. Happy crafting! 



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, 22 December 2022

Winners #228

 Hi friends of Time Out!

We are here to announce the winners of challenge #228, Winter/Holiday. This challenge was sponsored by Newtons' Nook and our winner receives an amazing $25 voucher to their store. 


Without further due, our winner is 



Congratulations Karen! We loved your use of dies and the wintry feel.  Please contact Stephanie at slan.zal@verizon.net within one week with the title "TO GUEST DESIGNER" if you'd like to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge. You can contact Joyce at  nonniscards@gmail.com with the subject line 'TO WINNER' within one week for your prize. Here's your badge for your blog:

The honourable mentions go tho these ladies:

Caroline- KISS

Karen Letchworth




Well done ladies, we loved your work! Here's our badge for your blogs:


Congratulations again to all winners! 

Thank you everyone for playing along in our challenges during 2022. Merry Christmas to those celebrating and Happy New Year 2023! See you at our next challenge on January 5th!