Thursday, 21 March 2019

Reminder challenge #131, our 5th Birthday!

Hi friends of Time Out! 

Today begins the second week of our 5th birthday challenge Inspired by Words "Hugs, Kisses and a lot of Birthday Wishes"! If you haven't played along yet, here's some more DT inspiration for you... And then it's your turn to take Time Out and craft!

 Our winner will receive an amazing prize from our sponsor STAMPlorations: a $50 voucher to STAMPlorations store!! Woo hoo! 

Now let's have a look at the DT inspiration:

Kara-our fabulous Guest Designer!
Using Sponsor Stamp

Using Sponsor products Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies and Balloons and Banners stamp set

Wonderful inspiration, I'm sure you'll all agree! Now we'd like to see you joining our birthday celebrations... Link your project in the original challenge post HERE. Happy crafting! 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Winners #130

Hi All

We are here to announce the winners of our 'Unique' challenge sponsored by Catherine Pooler

Our winner gets a bag of goodies from the amazing Catherine Pooler store!

And the winner and Top at Taking Time Out is:

Congratulations Andrea!

To redeem your prize contact Sandie with your full name and mailing address, within one week, at

We would like to invite you to be our Guest Designer for a future challenge. Contact Sandie, within one week, at

Here is our badge for your blog:

And now for those who got Honours at Taking Time Out:

Super cards and congratulations!

Here is our badge for your blog:

You still have time to join in with our 5th Birthday Challenge, sponsored by STAMPlorations.

Come back tomorrow for some more inspiration from our Design Team

Enjoy x

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Challenge #131 and our 5th Birthday!!

Hello crafty friends!

We are here with a new challenge and it is a very special one as we are celebrating our 5th Birthday!!

We are celebrating with an 'Inspired by Words' challenge-where you can use any of the words or the whole phrase to inspire you-here they are:

Before you rush off and get crafty a few thank yous for helping us reach 5!!

We want to give a big shout out to you for supporting us for the last 5 years and helping us grow as a challenge. We could not have done it without you! 

I-Sandie-would also like to thank all past and present Design Team members for being so inspiring and doing all the hard work behind the scenes-you are all stars and I am so grateful for all you do.

And our super sponsors who are so generous in their support of Time Out-thank you so much for your continual support.

One of these sponsors STAMPlorations has been with us since day 1 and are sponsoring this challenge giving our winner the prize of a $50 gift voucher...yes I did say $50-thank you to Shery for this-the designer and owner and also a design team member since day 1!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Kara. Her blog is full of crafty delights-check it out here. We are over the moon she is joining in our special Birthday celebration.

Now lets see what Kara and the Design Team have made to give you some ideas to join us:

Using sponsor stamps Noteworthy 2 and Trendy Butterflies 2

Using Sponsor stamps World Birthday Cakes 

Using sponsor stamps Blossom Spray #3 

Using sponsor stencil Bold Florals

Time for you to celebrate with us now!

Take some Time Out and craft-you deserve it!!


Inlinkz Link Party

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Challenge #130 Reminder

Hi friends!

We are here to remind you of our current challenge where we challenge you to be 'Unique'

This challenge runs still until next Wednesday and you'll find the link up for your projects HERE! We are sponsored by Catherine Pooler and our winner will receive a fantastic goodie bag from their store!

Now let's have a look how our guest designer Elizabeth and our design team members have been inspired!

Guest Designer

Using Sponsor stamp Simply Stated

Using Sponsor inks CP Minis Life of the Party

Using Sponsor products Rose Garden and Kaleidoscope Background

Fabulous inspiration, I'm sure you'll all agree! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and be 'Unique'. We can't wait to see what you create! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Winners #129

Hi All

Time to announce the winners of our 'Retro' challenge.

It was great to see so many of you are a little 'retro'!!

Our sponsor for this challenge was Funky Fossil Designs

Folksy, Modern British Craft

Our winner gets 3 stencils from their store!

Top at Taking Time Out is:

#55 Bobby

Congratulations Bobby!
To redeem your prize please contact Sarah at, within one week.

We would like to invite you to be our Guest Designer for a future challenge. Please contact Sandie, within one week, at, for more details.

Here is our badge for your blog:

Now for those who got Honours at Taking Time Out:

We can't show a photo of Sue's fabulous card as it is on Instagram but please do click on her name to see it and show her some love!

Congratulations to you all!

Here is our badge for your blog:

There is still time to join in our current challenge sponsored by Catherine Pooler

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for some more inspiration from our Team.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Challenge #130

Hi All

Time for a new challenge.

This time we are challenging you to be:

How 'Unique' can you be?

We think you are all 'unique' in your own special way! But there are many ways you could interpret this word and we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

We are very excited as this challenge is sponsored by Catherine Pooler-a brand new sponsor to us! 

We love their store and you will see the Design Team have showcased their products for you to enjoy. Check out the store here and get shopping!

Our winner will get a goodie bag of their products!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative and long term supporter of Time Out, Elizabeth. Have a look at her amazing blog Paper Sweetness-it is a delight, full of inspiration! We are honoured she is joining us for this challenge.

Now time to see how Elizabeth and the Design Team have interpreted 'Unique'!


Using Sponsor product Say It In Diamonds

Using sponsor products Amber's World Stamp set and inks-Sweet Sixteen and Flirty Fucshia

Using Sponsor Products Spot On Stamps

Using Sponsor product Bloomin' Bouquet and Good Things 

Using sponsor product Falling leaves die

Using sponsor product Zen Feather

We hope this gives you plenty of ideas!

Your turn to take some TIME OUT and get all 'Unique' for us!

You have until Wed 13th March 5pm GMT to play.