Friday, 2 December 2022

Special Post: Introducing Our New DT Members!

Hello friends of Time Out! 

We have a very exiting special post for you today -we are introducing the five amazing crafters joining our team in January 2023, woot woot!! We had the DT Call already a couple of months ago and have had very pleasant time getting to know all these wonderful women. So, without further due, here they are! 

Barbara 'Bobby' Hagen / Bits & Pieces


Bobby lives in Michigan in the summer and in Ohio during winter. She enjoys techniques like watercolor, playing with alcohol inks and she also enjoys making CAS cards. Her other hobby is quilting so she works in "Bits & Pieces", both paper and fabric. We look forward seeing Bobby's amazing work here at Time Out!

Deepti Aggarwal / Handmade by Deepti

Deepti comes from India and lives with her family in Belgium. She likes to try different things and techniques not only in card making but in cooking and baking too! Deepti says she doesn't have a particular style but her cards are mostly bright, colorful and on the CAS side. We can't wait for all the colorful goodness we'll get to see from her here at Time Out! 

Elizabeth Stewart / Paper Sweetness

Elizabeth lives in Vero Beach in Florida and enjoys the beach life with her golden doodle, Archie. She happily tries many card styles, but her preferred card making style is CAS. Elizabeth especially loves one layer, Copic colored cards. She also thinks a card feels naked without a couple of gems! Elizabeth retired recently and we are so so happy that she now has lots of time for card making and for inspiring us here at Time Out with her stunning cards!

Kate Lesh / Cards a la Kate

Kate is an Aussie living in Luxenbourg with her family since 1996. Kate loves die cutting and designer papers... But sometimes she gets inky with her stamps, stencils and gelli plate too! One of her favorite techniques is to make interactive cards and we can't wait to learn from her how to make them too! Along with card making Kate loves music. We are excited to have her joining us at Time Out with her personalized, special cards ! 

Jenny Martin / My Paper Epiphany

Like Kate, Jenny also comes from Australia... and like Elizabeth, she also gets to enjoy beach life. She has a beach house where she can enjoy crafting with a view! Jenny loves trying new mediums and techniques and says her style leans towards CAS. We are super happy to get to enjoy Jenny's CAS art here at Time Out! 

Five amazing card makers, right? Please give them all a warm welcome in the comments and do pay a visit to their blogs and leave some love there! 

Here's a list of our whole team from 2023 onwards with our new wonderful additions included:

Bobby

Deepti

Elizabeth

Gerrina

Ishani

Jenny

Kate

Nancy

Nonni

Stephanie

Enjoy our last challenge for 2022 (HERE) and let's have more crafty fun during 2023! 

We'll still be back with a winners post for our previous challenge next Thursday... and for our current challenge on Thursday the 22nd of December. 



Thursday, 1 December 2022

Challenge 228 - Winter or Holiday Season

Hello friends of Time Out!

This is our last challenge of 2022 before we take the Christmas break... and unfortunately it's also the last challenge for four of our long time DT members. We are saying goodbye to these amazing women

 Kim

We are very sad to see them go but we also understand: Time Out turns 9 years next February and we think these women have been with us for 7-8 years... So we do give them the permission to move forward lol! Luckily we are all good friends together so we know this won't be a permanent goodbye. We'll still be in touch and we hope to see them all joining Time Out as players from now on! A big big thank you to Jill, Joyce, Kim and Shauna!

Do come back tomorrow for a Special Post introducing our five new members beginning their Time Out journey in January. 

So, now onto the challenge:


A nice and easy theme challenge: Winter / Holiday! This challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook with a $25 voucher to their store. 




We are so pleased to welcome Sue Symens of Sentimentally Sue and winner of Time Out Challenge #225, as our Guest Designer for this challenge. Sue is a super talented card maker whose style is often CAS. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did!

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

"Hey there. My name is Sue Symens aka "SentSue" on Instagram. I am a CAS card designer at heart but, I love a great challenge that nudges us out of our comfort zone. I can' t wait so see what you create for this fun Winter/Holiday challenge."

And HERE is Sue's fantastic creation for our challenge:





Here's some inspiration from our design team!






Using sponsor stamp set Christmas Haul
 
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Gorgeous cards from everyone, I'm sure you all agree! Now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft. This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT on Wed14th of December. Before linking up below, please have a look at "How to Play" from the sidebar -at Time Out we only allow 5 challenges combined, one of them being ours. Happy crafting!  





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Winners #226

 Current challenge HERE

We are here today to announce the winners for our Inspired By Words challenge!

Thank you to all those who played!

Our fabulous sponsor was Stamplorations and the winner will receive a $25 digital gift card for their online store!


Our winner is Cheryl!

Congratulations Cheryl, such a beautiful layout!

 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  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!


Congratulations everyone!

Here is your badge for your blog.


Thank you to everyone that played along. 

Winners #226

      Winners post coming soon, a little bit later than normal! Sorry for the wait! 


Thursday, 17 November 2022

Challenge 227 - Photo Prompt

Hello Crafters....time for a new challenge at Time Out!

This challenge has a photo prompt and it is also the prize, a handmade bag. Can't wait to see how you all are inspired! 




Our sponsor for this challenge is one of our very own designers, Kim, at RunningStitchDesign
This challenge prize is open to only US residents, thank you for understanding.
Can't wait to see how you are inspired by these sweet little puppies or all the fun fall colors!

We are so pleased to welcome Sidan of wenig oder viel and winner of Time Out Challenge #224, as our Guest Designer. Sidan's creations are beautiful. She loves to use die cuts and often works in subtle and earthy colors. Treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did!

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

"Hallo, ich bin Sidan aus Deutschland. Hello, I´m Sidan (blog name) from Germany.
First there were lots of coloured pencils and colouring books in my childhood. Then colourful cardboard/paper for window pictures. There was a time I loved to make a lot of paper handcrafts with the children in my church, for example Mother's Day gifts, calendars...

At some point I developed a passion for cards and Artist Trading Cards in 2006. My style is mostly clean and simple. I love my die-cuts and old Cuttlebug die cutting-machine.
In short, I love everything that has to do with stamps, punches, die-cuts and paper.

And HERE is Sidan's fantastic creation for our challenge:





Here's some inspiration from our design team!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Winners 225

 Current challenge HERE.

We are here today to announce the winners for our Thankful challenge!

Thank you to all those who played!

Our fabulous sponsor was Lawn Fawn and the winner will receive a $25 store credit for their online store!

Lawn Fawn

 

Our winner is 

 Sue

  Congratulations Sue!

 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  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:
 
 

 
 

 
 
Congratulations!

Here is the badge for your blog:
 

 

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Don't forget to play in our current challenge HERE.

 
We challenge you to create a card inspired by these words:
 
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." -- Nelson Mandela
 
You can be inspired by a specific word, a part of the phrase, or even a feeling that the quote evokes!
 

Our sponsor is STAMPlorations!


They are offering a $25 gift certificate to their digital store!

 
You have until November 16th at 5pm BST to join!

 

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Challenge 226 -- Words

  Welcome friends!  

We have a new challenge for you today - 
 
We challenge you to create a card inspired by these words:
 
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." -- Nelson Mandela
 
You can be inspired by a specific word, a part of the phrase, or even a feeling that the quote evokes!
 

Our sponsor is STAMPlorations!

 


They are offering a $25 gift certificate to their digital store!


Now to the challenge - 

We are so pleased to welcome Heather Heroldt of Handmade by Heather and winner of Time Out Challenge #223, our Guest Designer. Heather's creations are abundant and wonderful. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did!

Here is a little bit about Heather in her own words:
"Hi, I’m Heather from sunny Scottsdale, Arizona!  I first got the stampin’ bug about 15 years ago, and haven’t looked back, lol.  I love to make cards the most, and to teach others how to let their creativity shine!  I’m so honored to guest at Time Out Challenges this round!"

And HERE is Heather's fantastic creation for our challenge:





Here's some inspiration from our design team:


 







Using Sponsor Stamps All Your Heart and Sponsor Stencil Old Rose Prints

 




 





 Using sponsor product - Leafy stamp set
 
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You have until November 16th at 5pm BST to join!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter