Thursday 31 March 2016

Time Out Challenge #53

Hi All

Are you ready to take some TIME OUT with us this week? We really hope so especially as this week our challenge is for one week only. Don't worry this is only for this challenge. We go back to normal next week.

It is our 'Inspired by words' challenge and our words this week are:

'A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water' by Eleanor Roosevelt

You can be inspired by just one word or more or go for the whole quote.

We think one week is all you need with this challenge as there is so much to inspire you. Here are a few ideas-drinks (we don't care if it is not tea...any drink will do!), water, hot, women or how about using the whole phrase with the strength of women. We are sure you can think of many more ideas.

This week we are joined by a very creative designer who I have followed for a long time, Elaine

Her blog, Craft-E-Place, will be one many of you know. Take a look around it and I am sure you will be inspired.

Lets see what Elaine and the DT have created inspired by this quote:

Time Out DT 53R

Time to get crafty quickly as this challenge closes at 5pm GMT on 6th April.

TIME OUT is needed now and you know you deserve it!

Thursday 24 March 2016

Winners #51 and Reminder of Our Current Challenge

Hello All,

Today we are here not only to remind you that you still have time to play in our current challenge:

But we also are very excited to be announcing the winners of our previous challenge, "Easter and/or Spring with the optional technique twist of masking".

STAMPlorations very generously sponsored this challenge with 2 prizes.  One random "twister" receives 2 standard sized ARTploration stencils and also our winner, chosen by the DT, receives  20 dollars coupon to STAMPlorations store. 

The stencil pack goes to

Congratulations! Please contact Nonni within a week at korttikarkuri @ gmail. com (without the spaces) on details how to redeem your prize. 

Top at Taking TIME OUT 
(and STAMPlorations coupon winner)


Congratulations! Please contact Nonni within a week at korttikarkuri @ gmail. com (without the spaces) on details how to redeem your prize. We'd also like you to guest design in a future challenge. Here's your badge:

The Honorable Mentions go to these wonderful cards:

Congratulations, ladies! Here's your badge:

Then to our current challenge, 

If you haven't played along yet, let these DT cards give you inspiration, then take some TIME OUT and join us! Happy crafting! 

Thursday 17 March 2016

Challenge #52

Hi all friends of TIME OUT!
Thank you everyone who took part in our 2nd Anniversary Challenge, we had a huge amount of entries! Don't forget to come back next Thursday to see if you are one of the winners.

The next fortnight we have a CASE With Your Own Twist Challenge for you. We are CASEing a very inspiring Dutch card maker Marjan from Marjan's Blog: she makes artistic, beautiful cards with stunning details. Let's meet Marjan!


Hello from The Netherlands! I feel very honoured to be a GD at Time Out challenges. I am married to Rob ( we are both teachers in primary school) and a mother of two adult children, a daughter and a son. We have one granddaughter of three and we adore her right to the tips of her sweet little toes. I have always loved creative things, have had all kinds of hobbies, from knitting and sewing to working with Fimo, do you remember that stuff? But working with papers and ink took over and lasted longer. I started with scrapbooking but gradually started making cards and nowadays that's what I like most. I like making someone happy with a handmade card. My style varies from rather CAS to shabby chic. I appreciate many styles but am not really into cute stamps, although I can see why other people do.
I hope you'll find inspiration when looking at my card, have fun!

What an inspiring, artistic card, I'm sure you'll all agree! You have so many possibilities here for CASEing staring from the flower theme, the colors, her layout and techniques. See Marjan's blog for all the details! Don't worry too much about the "Own Twist" -it can be anything from changing up the colors a bit to adding some own personal touches. The most important thing is to have fun!

Let's see how our DT members have CASEd Marjan for your inspiration.

What a stunning line-up o cards, I'm sure you'll agree! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and get crafty. We don't have many rules here at TIME OUT but do check "How to Play" from the sidebar before adding your card. You have until Wed the 30th of March to play along. Happy crafting!

Thursday 10 March 2016

Winners #50

Hi All,

Its time for us to announce the winners of how 'Home Sweet Home' challenge. All the entries were amazing. We has so much fun visiting your blogs.

Let's see who was Top at taking TIME OUT:

#14 Elaine

 Congratulation Elaine, we all loved your card. Please contact Sandie within a week if you would like to be a Guest Designer for us in a future challenge. Here is your badge for your blog:

Now for those you got honours at taking TIME OUT:

#9 Sarah G

#22 Rahmat

#36 Carol

Congratulations to you all. Such inspiring cards! 
We hope you will display this badge on your blog:

Have you taken some crafty TIME OUT this week?
If not, it is time you did!
We are celebrating are second Birthday with this challenge:

Easter and/or Spring with the optional technique twist of masking.

STAMPlorations are our fabulous sponsors this week with both a $20 gift voucher for the winner and a random draw for 2 ARTplorations stencils for those who twist with us.

TaeEun, our inspiring Guest Designer, joins us again this week with this card:

Isn't TaeEun's card fabulous and here are some more from our DT:

Now it is your turn to kick back, take some TIME OUT and celebrate with us.

You have until Wednesday March 16th 5pm GMT to play.

Enjoy x