Thursday 13 June 2024

Winners Challenge #264 Magical

Hello friends of Time Out. Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge, "Magical". The entries were truly magical and our DT did not have an easy task choosing the winner! Our winner will receive a generous $25 gift card to Picket Fence Studios.


And our winner is...




 Congratulations on your win Claire! We loved your adorable card. The background is so unique, artsy and interesting.... And that fairy silhouette is truly magical! 

Please grab your Winner's Badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog and/or other social media.

Please contact Stephanie at slan(dot)zal(at)verizon(dot)net within one week with "TO WINNER" in the subject field for details on how to claim your prize. With your win, you are also invited to join us as Guest Designer for a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, please let her know if you are interested.

The Honourable Mentions go to these fabulous card makers:








Congrats, everyone! Please grab your Honors Badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog and/or other social media.

Our current Inspired by Words Challenge is still running for about a week. We are inspired by a very floral quote this time! Do check out the challenge post with wonderful DT inspiration HERE. We'd love to see you Taking Time Out and Joining Us! Happy Crafting!






Thursday 6 June 2024

Challenge #265 - IBW "There are always flowers for those who want to see them"

Hello friends of Time Out!

Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges! 

Our new challenge is one of our Inspired by Words challenges. You can be inspired by the whole quote or just choose one words/some words from it as your starting point. 

The quote is:

 “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”– Henri Matisse



Our wonderful sponsor is AltenewOur challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team will receive a $15.00 Store Credit as a prize from Altenew. In our design team samples you'll see lots of gorgeous cards made with Altenew products that we all love so much! Thank you Altenew for being our generous sponsor. 


We are so pleased to welcome Arlene Rose of Sundaystamper Papercrafts, and winner of Time Out #261 as Guest Designer. Arlene's creativity is so inspiring. Her art is eclectic in terms of design and mediums, though is it often CAS. Arlene is a frequent contributor to Time Out. We love to see her creations in the gallery! Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration.

Here is a bit about Arlene in her own words:

"From the age of two I have always had an instrument of art in my hand. It started with crayons and never stopped. I was signed up to art school after graduation from nursing school but met my hubby and that led me down a different path. I have been rubber stamping for over 45 years. 

Back then I was only able to find stamps and ink pads in the local drug store. I had my youngest, born with Down’s Syndrome, and stayed home where I began teaching online. After my boys were in school I started working in craft and stamp stores, sadly all now closed. I have been teaching card crafting as well as other crafts for 12 years in the library system. I love to share my 'talents' that God gave me with others."


This is Arlene's wonderful make. Click HERE to see all the details on her blog.



And now for some inspiration from our design team!

using Altenew  Delicate Garden  






 Using Altenew Wonderland stamp set






Using Altenew Dog Rose Bundle








Gorgeous 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 GMT on Wed 19th of June. Before linking up below, kindly check out How to Play from the sidebar. Happy crafting!

Do note that at Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours. Thank you!




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday 30 May 2024

Winners #263 - Alphabet Magnet Day

Hello friends of Time Out. Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges!

It's time to announce the winners of Time Out #263, a Theme Challenge in which we celebrated Alphabet Magnet Day! There were many fabulously fun and creative takes on this theme. Our players really seemed to have fun with it!

Thank you everyone who played along!

And now it's time to announce our Winner and Honorable Mentions.

Our Challenge Winner is:



 Congratulations on your win Simeen! We loved your adorable card for your little girl, and wish her all the best as she moves up to kindergarten! 

Please grab your Winner's Badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog and/or other social media.

Please contact Stephanie at slan(dot)zal(at)verizon(dot)net within one week with "TO WINNER" in the subject field for details on how to claim your prize. With your win, you are also invited to join us as Guest Designer for a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, please let her know if you are interested.


We had several card tied for a place on our Honorable Mentions list! It was so much fun for us to see all the ways crafters interpreted our theme. After all of our votes were tallied, Honorable Mentions are awarded to all of the following:

#21 Heather













Heather, Jolanda, Rachel, Jane and Julie, thank you for playing with us and sharing your wonderful creations! Please grab your Honors Badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog and/or other social media.

Our current challenge is still running for about one week HERE.


Please note that we allow linking to a total of five challenges including our to be considered for the win. Please check the sidebar on our challenge blog for all of the guidelines. If you haven't played along yet, now is the time to take Time Out and craft! Come play with us!

Thursday 23 May 2024

Challenge #264 - Magical

Hello Friends of Time Out. Welcome back! If you are a newcomer to Time Out, we extend a warm welcome to you! In either case, we are so glad you are here.

For our new Challenge #264, we challenge you to be... MAGICAL. There are so many ways to interpret this word. Something magical seems to work by way of some mysterious, unseen force. If you had magical powers, you could make annoying people disappear or instantly fill your room with adorable kittens. Wizards and witches are known for their magical powers - good and/or evil. However, a gorgeous sunset or a perfect day in your favorite place can also feel magical. 

 


Our wonderful sponsor is Picket Fence StudiosThey're generously offering a $25 gift card for our Challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team. 

We are once again joined by Carol McFarland of Saw it. Had to Make it., and winner of Time Out #259 as Guest Designer. Carol is a frequent player here at Time Out. Her work is so creative and fun, and it is always a joy to see how she interprets challenges. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration!

Here is a little bit about Carol in her own words:

"I’m a happily retired high school Spanish teacher. I like to stamp, sew, cross stitch, play word games, cook and bake. My current favorite card making techniques are die cutting and making cards that move in some way: shakers, pop-ups and fun folds. I am so excited to join the Time Out design team this month for two challenges!"

This is Carol's magical card for our challenge. Click HERE to check out all the details on her blog.



And now for some inspiration from our design team!































Fabulous work from everyone, I'm sure you'll agree! Now it's your turn to Take Time Out and craft! This challenge runs until 5 PM GMT on Wed 5th of June. Before linking up below, kindly check out How to Play from the sidebar. Happy crafting!

Do note that at Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours. Thank you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday 16 May 2024

Winners #262 - Photo Inspiration

Hello friends of Time Out. Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges!

It's time to announce the winners of Time Out #262 which was a Photo Inspiration Challenge. The photo  of a handmade bag that was handmade by our sponsor, Kim Heggins of Running Stitch Design. The wonderful bag in the photo is also the prize for our winner! Kim, thank you so much for your support of Time Out with your time and talent in creating inspiration pieces for us and giving them as a prize to our winner. We really appreciate you!

There were many wonderful, creative and fun projects in the gallery. The fabric Kim used to make the bag was full of dogs, dots, gingham and great colors. It was great to see all of the ways out participants were inspired by her design. Thank you everyone who played along!

And now it's time to announce our Winner and Honorable Mentions!

Challenge Winner is:



Joyce's comment about the inspiration photo in her post  was "I was inspired by the dogs...all the dogs!". We love your card, Joyce. All of the dogs are adorable, and the sentiment is perfect! This one is right up your alley. Congratulations on your win!

Please grab your Winner's Badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog and/or other social media.

Please contact Stephanie at slan(dot)zal(at)verizon(dot)net within one week with "TO WINNER" in the subject field for details on how to claim your prize. With your win, you are also invited to join us as Guest Designer for a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, please let her know if you are interested.


Honorable Mentions are awarded to:



Arlene, Julia and Teresa, thank you for playing with us and sharing your wonderful creations! Please grab your Honors Badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog and/or other social media.

Our current challenge is still running for about one week HERE.


Please note that we allow linking to a total of five challenges including our to be considered for the win. Please check the sidebar on our challenge blog for all of the guidelines. If you haven't played along yet, now is the time to take Time Out and craft! Come play with us!

Thursday 9 May 2024

Challenge #263 - Alphabet Magnet Day

Hello Friends of Time Out, welcome back! 

If you are a newcomer to Time Out, we extend a warm welcome to you! In either case, we are so glad you are here.

For the next fortnight we have a theme challenge for you and it is 

Alphabet Magnet Day

 

Although traditionally, we might think of magnetic letters as a children’s toy, the first known magnetic letters were actually created for the space industry. Click HERE for a bit of history behind the magnetic letters that have been decorating the faces of refrigerators for 50 years.

For this challenge you can for example use letter dies, large word dies, patterned paper with writing as focal point, embossing folders with letters or large words... many possibilities! 

If your interpretation is less obvious, we kindly ask you to let us know how you were inspired. Thank you! 

Our wonderful sponsor is AltenewThey're generously offering a $15 gift card to our winner, chosen by our DT!


We are joined by Carol McFarland of Saw it. Had to Make it., and winner of Time Out #259 as Guest Designer. Carol is a frequent player here at Time Out. Her work is so creative and fun, and it is always a joy to see how she interprets challenges. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration!

Here is a little bit about Carol in her own words:

"I’m a happily retired high school Spanish teacher. I like to stamp, sew, cross stitch, play word games, cook and bake. My current favorite card making techniques are die cutting and making cards that move in some way: shakers, pop-ups and fun folds. I am so excited to join the TO design team this month for two challenges!"

Carol created two cards for our challenge. Click HERE to view them on her blog and get all the deets.



And now for some inspiration from our design team!






Using sponsor's Hello Sunshine stamp set


Using sponsor's Wonderful Wreath Stencil




Using Sponsor's Caps Bold Alphabet dies







(Using Altenew - Floral Acanthus 3D  embossing folder and happy die)


Fabulous 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 Wed 22nd of May. Before linking up below, kindly check out How to Play from the sidebar. Happy crafting!

Do note that at Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours. Thank you!



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter