Thursday 27 October 2016

Challenge #69

Hi friends of TIME OUT!
We have a new challenge for you for the next fortnight. We are Inspired by Words

'Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart'

You could be inspired by the whole sentiment or choose just one word or some words for the starting point of your project. We can't wait to see how you interpret this beautiful sentiment!

Our guest designer this time is the fabulous Karren J. I'm sure you are familiar with her blog Karren J- Stamping Stuff: it is filled with stamping inspiration and cuteness. Don't miss the details of her card for TIME OUT, pop by her blog!

Let's see what Karren and our DT have created for your inspiration.

Guest Designer

Fabulous cards, I'm sure you'll all agree! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft! Use the linky below for sharing your projects. This challenge runs until Wed 9th of November 5 pm GMT. Happy creating!

Thursday 20 October 2016

Winners #67

It is time for us to announce the winners of our special Cancer Awareness challenge. Thank you for everyone who played along and helped us raise awareness of Breast Cancer.

The winner of our random draw is:

#12 Crafting Vicky

Please contact Sandie with your full name and postal address so your special package can be sent out to you. Please do this within one week.

Now the winners chosen by our DT.

Top at taking Time Out is:

#33 Hazel


Congratulations Hazel, we loved your card. If you would like to be a Guest Designer of one our future challenges please contact Sandie at within a week. Also contact Sandie to collect your voucher to spend at CASual Fridays Stamps.

Here is the badge for your blog

Our Honourable Mentions go to:

#28 Cimbacreative Fun

#34 Marybeth

#59 Tanja

Congratulations and here are your badges:

There is still time to join in our CASE challenge. We are CASEing this amazing card by Ardyth

Our fabulous Guest Designer, Marina, is joining us again this week and she has made another amazing card.

Lets see Marina's card and some inspiration from the DT:






We hope we have inspired you and now you can take some Time Out to play along. You have until next Wed 26th 5pm BST to play along.

Enjoy x

Thursday 13 October 2016

Challenge #68

Hello All,

It is time for our CASE Challenge. This means we have a special Designer share a card with us and you take a look at it and see what it inspires you to make. You CASE it...Copy and Share Everything!

We are very excited that for this challenge we have the very talented Ardyth joining us as our special CASE designer. I am sure many of you know Ardyth and her amazing blog Maskerade-if not we urge you to pop over there and have a browse. We guarantee you will come back inspired to create.

Lets meet Ardyth:

My name is Ardyth and I'm so thrilled to have been asked to be the CASE designer for Time Out this month. I started cardmaking in 2006, at a Stampin’ Up! Party and have never looked back. I live in Toronto, Canada and am currently a SAHM to my two teenage children.

I have always loved clean, graphic design with bold colours and lots of white space but lately, I've also enjoyed getting messy and trying new techniques! I can't wait to see how you'll be inspired by my card!

Here is the card Ardyth's has given us to CASE:

Wouldn't you agree this is fabulous! So much here to inspire you-flowers, gold, the design....and much more. I am sure you have loads of ideas just looking at it once!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Marina. Her blog My Perfect Life is full of inspiring and creative projects. Take a look here and you will come away ready to craft with us!

Now lets see what Marina and the DT have created to inspire you:


Now it is your turn to take some TIME OUT and get inky.

You have until 26th October 5pm GMT to join in the fun x

Saturday 8 October 2016

Hello and Goodbye!

Hello All

A few things are changing here at TIME OUT. 

We are here today to say a very warm welcome to our 2 new DT members Stephanie and Jennifer.

First off lets meet Stephanie:

I am so pleased and honoured to be joining the Time Out Design Team. I live in the northeastern part of the US in New Jersey with my husband and twin 16 year old boys. I have always been a crafter of some kind - quilting, stencilling, etc. I started making cards about 10 years ago with a Stampin' Up consultant, fell in love and have become truly addicted to card making. My craft has grown extensively. My style is on the simple side. I love colour, texture and shine, and I love to dabble in new things. I am currently a Design Team Member of AAA Cards Challenge, Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge, and now Time Out. By day, I am a librarian in a Pre-K-8th grade school. I LOVE my job. It’s quite a switch from the corporate life in the book industry which I also enjoyed for a very long time. My favorite place to relax is on the beach, sand between my toes, salty spray in my hair, sun on my skin. It is with great excitement that I present my first DT Project for Time Out today.

Let's meet Jennifer:

Hi everyone, I’m so excited to be joining the wonderful DT team at Time Out!  It is a real honor and a privilege.  I have been making cards for about 4 years now, ever since I discovered Jennifer McGuire’s site and was hooked!  I’m originally from England but for the last six years I’ve called New York home.  I Iive north of New York City in a little place called Croton on Hudson, with my almost 1-year-old Ruby, husband and three cats.  I work in the city and making cards is my craft respite from the stresses of work and the dreaded commute.  Aside from card making I love hiking, films (massive Star Wars fangirl :)) and rock music!  I love hearing from fellow crafters so drop me a line if you have any questions or want to chat.

Stephanie and Jennifer will join us for our next challenge this Thursday.

From now on at Time Out we are going to have 2 teams-one when we introduce our challenge and one when we remind you of our challenge. Stephanie will be in the challenge team and Jennifer will be in the reminder team, so watch this space.

We are very excited to have these 2 amazing designers join us.  I am sure many of you know Stephanie but if not take a look around her blog My Ink Well and we guarantee you will come away inspired. And Jennifer's blog Craftmosh is also a delight to visit. Pop on ove there and we know your creativity will bloom!

Unfortunately Elizabeta  will be leaving the DT. She has a lot of changes ahead and feels see needs to take her crafting to another level. Elizabeta has been with TIME OUT since we began over 2 and half years ago and has inspired us all over this time. Her projects have always been so elegant with amazing detail.

Thank you Elizabeta for all your inspiration and hard work. You will be missed but we wish you well and hope to see you join us when time allows.

So....hello Stephanie and Jennifer goodbye Elizabeta!

Thursday 6 October 2016

Winners #66

Hi All

Time for us at TIME OUT to announce the winners of our 'Home Sweet Home' challenge.

We will get straight to it!

Top at Taking TIME OUT and winner of a $10 gift voucher from our sponsor STAMPlorations  

#51 Karren J

Congratulations Karren, we loved your card. To claim your prize please email Shery at If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge please contact Nonni at within a week.

Here is the badge for your blog:

Our Honourable Mentions go to:


Superb cards and here is your badge:

We also did 2 random draws for this challenge and here are our winners:

#37 Sue you win the stamp set Trendy Leaves 2
#45 Wei-Wei you win the stamp set Holiday Expressions-Thankful

To claim these prizes please contact Shery at

There is still time to join in our special challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness. The challenge is:

 Theme of Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship.  
Optional Technique Twist: embossing and/or use pink

This challenge is sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays 

Our superb Guest Designer Conil is joining us again this week and has made another outstanding card. 

Lets see Conil's card and some inspiration from our DT:

Using Sponsor Stamps

Using Sponsor Stamps


Using Sponsor Stamps

Using Sponsor Stamps

Using Sponsor Stamps

Using Sponsor Stamps and dies

You have until Wed 5pm GMT to take some TIME OUT and join in the fun.