Thursday 29 December 2016

Winners #72 Reminder #73

Hi everyone!

I hope your holiday season has been wonderful! I'm glad you've popped by today to check the winner and honorable mentions of our previous challenge where we CASEd a beautiful card by Kim. So, without further do:

Top at Taking TIME OUT

Congratulations M@rjan! We'd love you to guest design in a future challenge. Please contact Nonni at nonniscards @ gmail. com (without the spaces) within a week if you are interested! Here's our badge for your blog:

This time the honourable mentions go to


Congratulations ladies, we loved your CAS beauties! Here's our badge for your blogs:

Now it's time to remind you of our current challenge. We are Inspired by Words

'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'

We are proud to be sponsored by STAMPlorations! All details of the challenge and prizes can be found here. After admiring our second round of DT cards, it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft!  

Guest Designer

using STAMPlorations stamps and stencil

using STAMPlorations stamps

using STAMPlorations stamps

We hope you'll enjoy the rest of the year 2016 taking many crafty TIME OUTs! :) 

Thursday 22 December 2016

Challenge #73 Inspired by Words

Hi friends!

Only a couple of days until Christmas... And time for the last TIME OUT Challenge of 2016! Thank you everyone for your continuous support for our challenge blog. Don't forget to come back next Thursday to see if you won our previous challenge! 

The beginning of the new year 2017 being just around the corner we've come up with a wonderful Inspired by Words challenge for you:

'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'

Beautiful quote, isn't it? Very appropriate for several occasions. Our DT has made wonderful samples for you on how to interpret this. You can be inspired by only one word, some words or the whole quote. 

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations, whose owner and designer Shery we are proud to have as one of our design team members. The prizes are amazing: a 20 $ gift voucher for the winner and 10 $ vouchers for each of our two honorable mentions! Thank you Shery for these generous prizes! 

We are also happy to have Marina back as our guest designer. Marina is a wonderful card artist crossing between many styles -have a look at her blog My Perfect Life if you are not familiar with it already!

Now let's see what Marina and our DT members have created for your inspiration.

Guest Designer

using sponsor stamps

using sponsor stamps

Great work by everyone, I'm sure you'll agree! Now its your turn to take TIME OUT and craft. I hope this challenge inspires you during your Christmas holidays! Happy crafting!

Thursday 15 December 2016

Winners # 71

Hi There,

We are here to announce the winners our 'Christmas Challenge'

We had a record number of entries and it was so hard to choose the winners. Thank you to all who joined in. It was great to see you all enjoying the Christmas fun.

First up is the winner of our randomly selected prize from all those that twisted with us. The prize is a £15 voucher from Uniko Studio.

The winner is:

#28 Berni C

Congratulations Berni! To redeem your prize please contact Beverley at and enjoy shopping in their wonderful store.

Now for the winners chosen by our DT:

Top at taking TIME OUT (out of 219 entries!) is:

Congratulations Claire, we loved your card. If you would like to be a Guest Designer for us in a future challenge please contact Sandie at, within a week.

Here is the badge for your blog:

And now for those you got Honours at taking TIME OUT out of 219 entiries is:

#62 Monika-Tinker Cards

#89 Viv

#148 Melissa M

Mel's Card Corner | One Layer Simplicity

Congratulations and here is the badge for your blog:

It is time for us to remind you that there is still time to join in our current challenge where we are CASEing this card by the very creative Kim

Our Guest Designer Deepti is joining us again this week and she has made another fabulous cards. Lets see Deepti's and our super DT's card that we are sure will inspire you:

Time for you to kick back, take some TIME OUT with us and craft.

You have until 5pm Wed 21st Dec to join in.

Enjoy x

Thursday 8 December 2016

Challenge #72 CASE Challenge

Hi All

Thank you to all of you who joined our Christmas Challenge. We had so many entries and each of them was fabulous. We are still visiting your blogs and we know it is going to be tough to choose the winners!

We thought we would give you all a little break from making Christmas cards and this week have a CASE (copy and share everything) Challenge for you.

We are honoured to be CASEing Kim. I am sure many of you know Kim and if not her blog Cupcakes cards and Kim is a delight to visit. It is full of inspiring cards and more. I urge you to pop on over there. I guarantee you will come back ready to craft with us.

Lets meet Kim

Hello, I live close to San Francisco with my husband and daughter Ashleigh who recently finished college. I am a preschool teacher and love bringing my love of crafts into my classroom. I have been making cards since Ashleigh was born, I made her birth announcements and was hooked! My style is a bit all over the place, I just love making cards in my Mickey Mouse themed craft room, always make me smile.

Here is Kim's card we are CASEing:

Isn't this a gorgeous card?? We love how bright and vibrant the colours are and what a change it will make from making all those Christmas cards.

All you need to do is have a look at Kim's card and see what inspires you to create. It might be the colours, the flowers, the design-there is so much...we don't need to tell you as we have a feeling you are crafting already.

Thank you Kim for this amazing card.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the wonderfully creative Deepti.

 We are really happy that Deepti is joining us for this challenge. Her blog is another blog that is full of creativity and one you need to browse. Take a look here and you will see why we at Time Out are so pleased Deepti is our Guest Designer.

Lets see what Deepti and the Design Team have created using Kim's amazing card as inspiration:


This challenge closes at 5pm GMT on December 21st.

Now time for you to take some TIME OUT and craft with us.


Thursday 1 December 2016

Winners #70 + Reminder for current challenge

Hi friends of TIME OUT!

We are here to announce the winner and honourable mentions of our previous challenge, a Home sweet Home photo inspiration. We loved the original ways all of you had been inspired... But someone had to be the winner! So, without further do, 

Top at Taking TIME OUT

We loved the fantasy-feel of your card, Marina! Contact Nonni at nonniscards @ gmail. com (without the spaces) within one week if you'd like to guest design in a future challenge. Here's our badge for your blog:

This time the honourable mentions go to 


Well done, ladies! Here's our badge for your blogs:

Our current challenge, "Christmas with the Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer is still running for about a week here. Have you played along yet? Here's some more inspiration from our guest designer Valentyna and DT members!

Guest Designer

Fantastic samples from Valentyna and the DT, I'm sure you all agree! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft: you still have time until Wed 7th 5 pm GMT. Happy crafting!