Thursday 13 March 2014

Challenge #1

The day has come for us to welcome you all to our very first challenge. We have been taking so much TIME OUT preparing for this day that we are just going to get straight to the point.

This fortnight we want you to be...

Inspired by words:

This is the challenge where we give you a quote, a popular saying or inspirational sentence to inspire you to create. And this week we have this very popular saying for you:

Dancing in the Rain

What does this inspire you to create? So many things come to mind and our Design Team have some great examples of how you could interpret this. But before we show you these we want to let you know what you could win!

This week we are not only offering our winner a Guest Design spot but we also have 2 fabulous sponsors!

Prize: one product from the store.

Hello from Avocado Arts!  We are so excited to be sponsoring TIME OUT challenges this year!  Avocado Arts offers high-quality, clear, photopolymer stamps and coordinating digital die cuts.  I fell in love with clear stamps because you can "SEE" what and where you're stamping.  My passion for crafting and creating inspired me to launch my own stamp company in May, 2011. Our stamp sets are clean and graphic with a touch of whimsy, style and flair.  We have new releases each month and our images are interchangeable. Each set has coordinating images and sentiments that are timeless and versatile. Also, as an added benefit, elements from each set are sized so they will work with past and future stamp sets.  Shop anytime on our website or join our club and receive our newest release at a discounted price. 
FREE SHIPPING on all orders throughout March along with FREE stamp sets for orders over $30 and also for joining our club this month!  We would love to have you join in the Avocado Arts FUN!

Prize: £10 gift voucher.
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Lets see what our Design Team has created to inspire you.



using Avocado Arts Stamps

Now it is your turn to take TIME OUT and create a paper crafting project inspired by

Dancing in the Rain

We are pretty relaxed here at Time Out but do check 'How to Play' on our right hand sidebar.

Link up your project by Wednesday 26th March 5 pm GMT.


Kylie said...

Right! I should be packing and doing stuff around the house but I am completely inspired and will drop everything I am doing! Good luck with the first challenge. I can tell it is going to be a hit! Thank you for the inspiration xx

Beverley said...

YAY for the first challenge! Excellent inspiration from all the team & super excited & HAPPY to be a part of it all :) Hugs Bev x

Deborah Frings said...

So excited to see the first challenge, and such fun words too! Great inspiration cards from the whole team!

Anonymous said...

Wow, fab inspiration!!! Will have to take 'Time Out' now and decorate my soul rather than doing some cleaning and tidying. :-) xxx

cm said...

What a delightful first challenge; and the DT samples are all so unique and gorgeous! I think some Time Out is very much needed on my schedule! Thank you for the inspiration!

LeAnne said...

What fun samples and a great way to kick off your first challenge! Hope to play along!

Anita in France said...

Such fabulous cards to inspire us for your maiden voyage ... looking forward to playing along! Anita :)

petpan said...

Very Nice cards made for The challenge.
I upload a card and hope for The best to win.
Greetings Wendy

sandie said...

Thank you Wendy, so pleased you joined in x

sandie said...

Thank you Deborah and thank you so much for taking the time to visit all the DT blogs, hope you get to play along x

Marina said...

Good luck Nonni, Sandie and your fabulous DT. I know this challenge will be a great success - you have quite a few entries already. I hope I can play along later.

Darnell said...

Your new blog, first challenge, and DT card inspirations are all fantastic!! I'm so tickled for you (and myself that I was able to play), and I wish you the best of luck!! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

thanks Darnell and we are tickled you played along and with gloss!

Virginia L. said...

How FUN is the theme and challenge! I would love to play this one! Thanks for the inspiration from the DT! You all rock this first challenge!

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Debbie said...

Congratulations on your first challenge.Fab theme and beautiful creations from you all.Hugs Debbie x