Thursday 31 July 2014

Time Out Challenge #11

It is Friday Eve and that means it is time for a new challenge here at TIME OUT Challenges. This is our very special week as it is our Theme challenge. Every time this challenge comes around we have a little twist added to our challenge and if you take us up on this twist then you are in for a chance of winning a prize from our super sponsor-we randomly select this so everybody could be a winner!

Our challenges is:

CELEBRATIONS with the optional twist of BUTTERFLIES

Any kind of celebration you want. And if you twist along by adding one or more butterflies you could win a prize from our sponsor. Who is our sponsor????

We are very excited that STAMPlorations are our sponsors. And our very own DT member Shery not only owns this company but is the designer!

About STAMPlorations:

David and I (Shery) are a husband-and-wife team and we own and manage
STAMPlorations™ from our home office in Central California. All of our
stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the
finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin. I'm an avid paper crafter
and I love graphic design, so in June 2013, my husband and I launched
our stamp company featuring my designs and illustrations. Through our
stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and experience
levels to "Stamp with all your ART!". Our regular stamp release is
every other month, but in June 2014, we began releasing one large (5"
by 7") stamp set in between our official release months. Please stop
by our shop at to see our current

And Shery is offering the following prizes:


* 1 stamp set for the entry that has the twist (butterflies)
* 1 stamp set for the entry that has a STAMPlorations stamp (with or
without the twist)

Winners choose the stamp set they want to receive. (They can choose
from the Vignette, Subway Art Builders, Patchwork Frenzy, Sentiment
Builders, and Sketched sets.)

So this week we have 2 prizes, both will be randomly selected. I say this is enough reason to CELEBRATE!!

This week our Guest Designer is again Sarah of Funky Fossil Designs. This is Sarah's second time as our Guest Designer as she has now won 2 of our challenges. Her creativity is astounding and if you are not already aware of her blog I would go and check it out! 

Here is Sarah's cards plus a wonderful display of cards from our super Design Team:


using sponsor stamps

using sponsor stamps

using sponsor stamps

I hope this gives you lots of inspiration to take some TIME OUT and join in the fun. And remember twist with a butterfly and you could win our prize from our fantastic sponsor STAMPlorations

You have until Wednesday 13th August 5pm GMT to join in. We like to be pretty chilled here but please check out our 'How to Play' points on the right hand side bar.

Can't wait to see what you are celebrating this week!

Thursday 24 July 2014

Winners #9

It is time for us to announce the winners of our 'Fun in the Sun' challenge. We had a lot of entries and had a lot of fun visiting your blogs. We would like to thank you for joining in the fun here at TIME OUT!

And here is our choice for 

TOP at taking TIME OUT

#47 Shona

Congratulations Shona! We'd like to invite you as a guest designer for a future challenge. If you'd like to join us, please contact Sandie at within one week. Here's your winners badge:

Then, the Honourable Mentions in numerical order:

Time Out 9, Hero Arts Summer 2014, SSSW 9-7

Congratulations ladies! Here's your badge:

You still have time to play along with our current challenge:

Home Sweet Home Photo inspiration-here is our photo:

And our DT have some more inspiration for you:

Now, you need to take some TIME OUT to craft so you can join know you deserve it!

Thursday 17 July 2014

Challenge #10

It's time for a new challenge here at TIME OUT! We enjoyed going through your entries in our previous challenge, thank you for joining us! Remember to come back next Thursday to see if you won or got honours at taking TIME OUT.

This fortnight we are inspired by interior design again in another Home Sweet Home Challenge. This is the inspiration photo:

There's many elements to be inspired of -the colours for example.. Or the several different patterns -chevrons, stripes, squares, triangles... you name it! Or do the tee pee, the banners or the feathers bring something to your mind? Let us see how you'll interpret the photo! To get your imagination going we have inspiration projects by our guest designer Sarah from Funky Fossil Designs and from our regular DT for you. Sarah has been on a roll: she has won 2 TIME OUT challenges in a row, congratulations Sarah! If you'd like to guest design at TIME OUT, just play along and you could win a spot too! 

Now it's your turn! This challenge runs until 5 pm BST the 30th of July. Do check out "How To Play" from the sidebar before taking TIME OUT and linking up! 

Thursday 10 July 2014

Winners #8

Its time for us to announce the winners of our CASE challenge. We were so pleased that you were inspired by Donna's card! The entries were fabulous and the team had a really fun but hard time choosing our winners!

And here is our choice for 

TOP at taking TIME OUT

Congratulations Sarah, you are our winner again! We'd like to invite you as a guest designer for a future challenge. If you'd like to join us, please contact Sandie at  within one week. Here's your winners badge:

Then, the Honourable Mentions in numerical order:

Congratulations ladies! Here's your badge:

You still have time to play along with our current challenge:


If you need some extra inspiration here are a few cards some of our DT have made to encourage you to take some TIME OUT and get crafting!

2014-07-05 Thanks so much

We are looking forward to seeing what you create. You have until Wed 16th July 5pm GMT to join in the fun!!

Thursday 3 July 2014

Challenge #9

Time flies when you are having fun... Especially at TIME OUT Challenges! Thank you everyone who played along in our previous challenge: we loved all the gorgeous entries and are very happy for your continuous support! Remember to check the winner and honourable mentions next Thursday. Our new challenge is

Inspired by Words 

Fun in the Sun 

You can be inspired of the whole sentiment or use just one word or some words of the phrase as your starting point. We can't wait to see your creative interpretations! The winner of this challenge is invited as a guest designer in a future challenge. 

Our guest designer today is the talented Carol. Check out her blog Just Me: c: you'll have great fun reading her posts and admiring her work!

Now let's see how Carol and our design team members interpreted Fun in the Sun





Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft! We are pretty relaxed here at TIME OUT but please check How to Play from sidebar before linking up. This challenge runs until Wednesday 16th of July 5 pm BST. Happy crafting!