Thursday, 23 September 2021

Challenge #197

 Welcome back for another challenge!

We are creating cards inspired by these words:
"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends"
 
You can be inspired by any part of the quote.
 
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew!
 
Proud to be Sponsored by
The winner of this challenge will win a $20 gift voucher to their store!
 

   Check out this inspiration from our team:

Using sponsor stamps Beautiful Day


Gerrina



Using sponsor product Blooming Banquet.
 
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Stephanie

 

Kim

 
Using sponsor product Festive Poinsettia



You have until 5pm BST on October 6th to participate!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Winners #195

 Hello Time Out Crafters!

Link up to our current challenge HERE

Its' time to announce the winners to challenge #195 and the winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to Newton's Nook!





So many wonderful creations using Colored Card Bases, so hard to choose the winners!!

Congratulations to Natasa!


Your card is so beautiful, fabulous choice of background colors. 

Please contact Stephanie at slan.zal@verizon.net within one week if you'd like to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge. You can contact joyce.mehrberg@gmail.com with the subject line 'TO WINNER' within one week for your prize. 

Here's the badge for your blog:


And now for a look at those who took Honors at Time Out!








Simply beautiful cards ladies! 

Here's the badge for your blog:


Don't forget you still have time to play along on our current challenge, link up HERE


Congratulations everyone! 

You still have one week to link up your cards  (until Wed 22nd of September at 5 pm BST). See you with a new challenge on Thursday the 23rd! 


Thursday, 9 September 2021

Challenge #196 - Brave

 Hello Crafters....it's time for another new challenge at Time Out!


We are back with a new challenge and one that is just a bit different - Brave
There are so many ways you can be brave, from starting a new job, going to a new school, moving to a new neighborhood, so many possibilities and we can't wait to see what inspires you!

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil Designs

winner gets £15 gv British Sterling
 



Our guest designer for this challenge is Rahmat Gouse of Cards And Cooking Corner and winner of Time Out Challenge #193. She is a very talented card artist, and her floral watercoloring is swoon-worthy! Check out her blog, and you will see what I mean.

Here are a few words from Rahmat about her background and her crafting:

"I am originally from India. I have been globe trotting for almost a decade and half, and I live in Macau. I am wife to a hotelier, mother to 2 university kids. A teacher by profession, currently not teaching. I do substitute and volunteer teaching from time to time.

I started serious card making only in 2014, and also started my current blog back then. I love CAS mostly, but I love trying out different techniques. I love playing with stamps, and I always look for creative out of box ways to use, and showcase the stamps. For past year and half I have been hooked to coloring mostly flowers and bubbles. I also enjoy illustrating flowers nowadays. 

Other than card making, I love cooking, reading, traveling and photography."

This is Rahmat's wonderful make for our challenge:


 Here is some inspiration from our design team:





Using sponsor stamp set She is Fierce and stencil Rustic Background.

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Stephanie using Sponsor stamps "She Is Fierce".



Using sponserstamp Abstract beauty and stencil In Depth






 










Fabulous inspiration from everyone, I'm sure you agree! Now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft. This challenge runs until 5 pm BST on Wednesday the 22nd of September.  Happy crafting!



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Winners #194

 Hello friends of Time out!

Link up to our current challenge HERE

It's time to announce the winners for our previous challenge where we were inspired by a beautiful tote bag our very own and super talented Kim had made for our inspiration. Kim sells her fabulous designs in her Etsy store RunningStitchDesign and our winner receives the bag  from the photo as a prize! 



Top at Taking Time Out is:



We were blown away by Carol's take on the challenge -her eye for detail is amazing!! Both of her projects are so inspired. Congratulations Carol!! Please contact Kim at kimheggins@comcast.net for information how the bag will find it's way to you. We'd also like to invite you to guest design in a future challenge so do contact Stephanie at slan.zal@verizon.net for all the details within one week. Here's our badge for your blog:


This time the honourable mentions go to these wonderful crafters:







Stunning cards from everyone! Here's our Honourable Mention badge for your blogs:


Congratulations again, ladies. I hope to see you all playing along in our current challenge, it still runs for about a week. We want to see you use coloured card -either a coloured card base or a coloured card front- with an optional twist of adding embellishments. Link up your projects HERE.



Thanks for popping by and happy crafting! 


Thursday, 26 August 2021

Challenge #195

 Hello all friends of Time Out!

We are back with another fun challenge for you and today it's one of our popular theme challenges: we want to encourage you to use a colored card base or colored card front. For the next fortnight it's time to abandon your basic white card and play with something more colorful! :) 

As always our theme has an optional twist and this time it's 'add embellishments'. If you decide to use the twist you could win a prize from our fabulous sponsor Newton's Nook: they are offering a $25 gift voucher to one of our "twisters", chosen randomly. The overall winner of the challenge, chosen by our DT, will be called to guest design in a future challenge. 



Our guest designer for this challenge is Toni Maddox of Frankie Helps Craft. Toni is a wonderful paper crafter with an eclectic style and a great eye for color and design. Toni was the winner of Tme Out Challenge #192.

Here are a few words from Toni:

"My name is Toni and I live in the Pacific Northwest just a few miles north of Seattle where I work at the University of Washington supporting infectious disease research. I enjoy spending time with family (including my cats), reading, gardening, and, of course,
paper crafting."

This is Toni's wonderful make for our challenge, she used beautiful card stock called 'icy blue':


 Here is some inspiration from our design team:

Ishani

Using sponsor stamps Loads of blooms

 

Jill


Stephanie

 

Joyce

Using sponsor stamps Flamingo Flock


Gerrina


Kim

Using Sponsors stamps - Fresh Squeezed (retired)


Nonni

 

 Shauna

Using sponsor stamp set Beautiful Leaves.

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Fabulous inspiration from everyone, I'm sure you agree! Now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft. This challenge runs until 5 pm BST on Wednesday the 8th of August.  Happy crafting!



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Winners #193

 Current challenge HERE

 We are here today to announce the winner of the recent quote challenge #193!

Our wonderful sponsor was CAS-ual Fridays and the winner will receiver a $25 gift voucher!
 
 
 The winner is:

Rahmat

   Congratulations Rahmat! 

Please contact Stephanie at slan.zal@verizon.net within one week if you'd like to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge. You can contact joyce.mehrberg@gmail.com with the subject line 'TO WINNER' within one week for your prize. 

 Here is your badge for you blog:


 
And now for those who took honors at Time Out:

 

Hej Ti
 
 
 


 
Congratulations! Such beautiful cards!

Here is the badge for your blog:

 

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 Don't forget to join our current challenge!

 Current challenge HERE

We are creating cards inspired by this photo:

 
  
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is none other than one of our very own designers, Kim, at RunningStitchDesign
 
All of the products in her Etsy store are hand stitched and she also takes custom orders! Be sure to check out her store and show her some love. 

The winner of this challenge will win the bag featured in our challenge photo!!!

 You have until August 25th to join us.