Thursday 30 June 2016

Challenge #60

Hi all friends of TIME OUT!
We have one of our CASE With Your Own Twist challenges for you for the next week. The card we are inspired of is by the fabulous Therese Calvird.  If you are new to her blog Lost in Paper, you are in for a treat. Let's get to know Therese better!

Therese Calvird

Hiya, I’m Therese and I love to make cards! I live in the sub tropics in Australia with my husband and furchild (a three-year-old black cat called Lilith). I love to ride my scooter, swim and walk but mostly I work full time shift work and make cards in my not-so-spare time. You can find me at my blog lostinpaper, I also am lucky to be on some amazing design teams and Oh, yeah, the other thing I do is create Youtube videos (about…. you guessed it, cards) and you can find me at my channel here. I’m so excited be here at Time Out Challenges and can’t wait to see how my card inspires you.

Above you are seeing the beautiful, beautiful card Therese created for us. We are loving the gorgeous flowers and almost monochromatic color scheme, as well as all the small details Therese has added. You could be inspired by so many elements: the layout, the colours, the floral theme, the stripes, the vellum, sentiment on a slant... Because own twists are welcomed here at TIME OUT, don't feel afraid to change up the color palette or the theme of the card if you feel like it -the most important thing is to let Therese inspire you and have fun!

Important note:  This is a ONE WEEK challenge.  This challenge ends at 5PM BST on July 6th.  Have fun and get crafty.

Our Guest Designer this week is Birgit. Her blog Crafting While I Wait is filled with beautiful, creative, and inspiring cards so don't forget to visit her and leave some love. Let's have a look how Birgit and our design team members have interpreted Therese's card.

Guest Designer

My name is Birgit and I live in a very small town in Maine, with my high school sweetie of 28 years.  Our kids are grown and gone and we are settling in to being empty nesters, with the exception of our furry kids, 1 dog and three cats. I've been making cards for about 10 years now and am completely addicted, hook, line and sinker!!  I enjoy trying all kinds of styles, from CAS  to shabby and from cute to vintage.  My main style I lovingly refer to as plain and layered.  I like the look of a simple design but I can never seem to make many one layer cards because I always have to add layers.  I'd love for you to come visit my blog  I'm greatly appreciative for the opportunity to be a guest designer for Time Out Challenges.

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Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft, I'm sure you are feeling inspired after seeing all these fab DT cards! To play along, link up your Therese -inspired cards to the gallery before July 6th at 5 pm BST. Happy crafting!

Thursday 23 June 2016

Winners #58 and Reminder

Hi All,

We had so many fabulous entries to our 'Home Sweet Home' photo challenge and had a lot of fun visiting your blogs. Now it is time for us to announce the winners.

Top at taking TIME OUT is:

#28 Foleysfriend

Congratulations! If you'd like to guest design in a future challenge, please contact Nonni at   nonniscards@ within one week. Here is our badge for your blog:

And here are those who got honours at taking TIME OUT:

Izzy Scrap


#15 Conil

#22 Tulip Tiles-Jo-Jo's Spot


Congratulations your cards are amazing. Here is your badge:

Our Current challenge is:

Masculine with the optional twist of mixed media

Our fabulous Guest Designer Patti is joining us again this week. Lets see what Patti and some of the DT have created to inspire you:

Joyce-using sponsor stamps

Take some TIME OUT and join in the fun x

Thursday 16 June 2016

Time Out Challenges #59

Are you ready to take some TIME OUT and get crafty with us?

We hope so as we have our 'Theme with a twist challenge' and this time it is:

'Masculine with optional twist of mixed media'

We are defining 'mixed media' as:

Stamps and ink plus 2 other elements that add texture and/or dimension.

This definition means you can make 'Clean and Simple' cards with mixed media. For example, just add some dry embossing for texture, a die cut for dimension plus and a stamped sentiment. But you don't have to do any of this. Any masculine card is welcome. If you do twist we have an extra randomly drawn from a fabulous sponsors STAMPlorations-an ARTploration stencil

The winner of the challenge, chosen by out Design Team will get a $10 STAMPloration gift voucher.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Patti.

 Patti's cards are outstanding and her blog, Stationery Styles, is a wonder to visit. Pop over there and we guarantee you will come away inspired.

Lets see what Patti and the DT have created to get you playing with us:


Using sponsor stamps.

Using Sponsor Stamps

Using sponsor stamps.

Using Sponsor Stamps.

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Using sponsor stamps.

Using Sponsor Stamps and Stencil.


Using Sponsor Stamp, Stencil and die.


Using Sponsor stamps


Now time for you to kick back, get out those crafty goodies and take the TIME OUT you deserve to play along with us.

You have until 29th June London time to play.

Thursday 9 June 2016

Winner of Sandie's Surprise Challenge + Winners of Challenge #57

Hi friends of TIME OUT!

Before taking a look of some reminder cards for our current challenge, we have many many winners to congratulate! Without further do:

Winner of Sandie's Surprise challenge, chosen by Mr. Random, is

Congratulations! ElizStewart will receive a 25 $ coupon to Simon Says Stamp and she has already been contacted by our amazing DT member Lynn who sponsored this challenge!

Sandie very much enjoyed going through all the challenge entries and was even more happy to receive so many of those fabulous cards by snail mail! Here's a photo of all the cards Sandie received.

Quite amazing bunch of cards, I'm sure you'll all agree!

Now onto the Winner and Honourable Mentions of Challenge #57.

Our Top at Taking TIME OUT winner will be asked to join us as guest designer and she will also receive a 15 £ coupon to Clearly Besotted Stamps, how great is that! 

Top at taking TIME OUT is

Congratulations! Please contact Joyce at for information how to redeem your prize and let us know if you'd like to guest design for us!

Here's our badge for your blog:

Then the Honourable Mentions! They go to 

Congratulations ladies, great work! Here's our badge for your blogs:

Before sending you back to your crafting... Have a look of these inspiration cards for our current challenge where we are inspired by this fun photo:

Our guest designer Karren along with some of our regular DT members wanted to provide you some extra inspiration. Enjoy... And then take TIME OUT and craft! 

Guest Designer