Thursday 30 March 2017

Challenge #80

Hi There

It was great to see so many wonderful entries for our CASE challenge. We now are moving on to our 'Inspired By Words' challenge and are words are:

'When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars'

You can use any of these words to inspire you or the whole phrase.

I know there is plenty here that will get you creating-we all love rainbows! But there is so much more in this phrase that you could use.

We are being sponsored by the wonderful Uniko


The winner will get a £15 gift voucher to spend in their store.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Marilyn. Her blog is full of creative and fun cards-take a look here. You will love what you see.

Lets have a look at what Marliyn and the team have created:

Using Sponsor Stamps


Using Sponsor images




Using Sponsor Stamps

Ready to take some TIME OUT and craft?

We are looking forward to seeing how this phrase inspires you.

Thursday 23 March 2017

Challenge #79 Reminder

Hi guys!

We are here to remind you of our current challenge where we are CASEing a fabulous card by Jenny. This is the card:

Isn't Jenny's card gorgeous? Scroll down/click HERE for the original challenge post where you can read Jenny's greetings to TIME OUT, link up your card and get information about our prize, sponsored by Verve Stamps. Our DT is playing with Verve stamps this fortnight and we can assure you those are super products! 

So, without further due, here's our second round of DT inspiration cards for you! 

Guest Designer

using sponsor stamps Hip Hop Bunnies

using sponsor stamps New Beginnings

using sponsor stamps Hip Hop Bunnies

using sponsor stamps New Beginnings

using sponsor stamps New Beginnings

using sponsor stamps New Beginnings

Great cards from everyone, I'm sure you agree. Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft! We look forward seeing what you create!

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Winners of our 3rd Birthday Challenge

Hi everyone!

We have many many beautiful cards to show you today! Our birthday challenge had 7 amazing sponsors and we are giving away fantastic prizes for three randomly selected players, to our Top entry and to three honorable mentions. I'm sure you are eager to see if you are amongst the winners so without further due, let's have a look at the winning entries! 

We'll begin with the top entry.

Top at Taking TIME OUT is

winning a stamp set by Verve Stamps

Unfortunately I'm unable to add Craft Cradle's card photo from Instagram but do click HERE so you can admire the duo of cards she played along with! 

Congratulations Craft Cradle. We'd like to invite you to guest design in a future challenge. Please contact Nonni at for prize and GD info within one week. 

Here's our badge for you!

Our Honourable Mentions go to 

winning a 20$ gift voucher to CAS-ual Fridays
Please contact Nonni at within one week for prize info.

winning a 20 $ gift voucher to Birch Press Designs 
Please contact Joyce at within one week for prize info.

winning a 15£ gift voucher to Happy Little Stampers
Please contact Kylie at within one week for prize info.

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

We still have 3 randomly drawn prizes to give away! Here we go!

winning an in-stock stamp choice from Uniko. Please contact Bev at within one week for prize info. 

winning a stamp set below plus stitched pocket die like the one in the stamp set. Please contact Shery at within one week for prize info.

winning a 20 $ gift voucher to Serendipity. Please contact Mary at within a week for prize info.

There! 7 fabulous cards were showcased and given prizes to and we want to thank our sponsors for the opportunity to party in style! We had a blast! Thank you everyone who celebrated with us and keep supporting our challenge week after week. 

Do pop by our blog again tomorrow for some more DT inspiration for our current challenge. 

Thursday 16 March 2017

Challenge #79 CASE

Hi friends of TIME OUT!

Our 3rd birthday party challenge has now ended and heavens what a party we had! Amazing amount of entries, all gorgeous, and so many of you gave the spotlight technique a go... We could not be more happier right now! Remember to come back next Wednesday to see if you are one of our 6 winners. Thank you everyone who played along and celebrated with us!

This time we have a CASE challenge for you. We are CASEing a card by fabulous Jenny from Crafting in the Country. Jenny's blog is filled with fantastic, detailed CAS cards  -do pay her a visit, you'll love what you see! Before checking out Jenny's card, let's read her greetings to TIME OUT:

Hi I'm Jenny and I'm a crafter from the UK. I've always loved to colour, draw and make things but my addiction to card-making started when I discovered stamps, inks and dies. I love a Clean and Simple style with lots of white space but I'm one of those crafters that has to sit on her hands when I finish a card to keep that space empty!!.. Lol.  I just want to say thank you to Sandie for inviting me to be CASEd for the Time Out challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing what inspires you in my card.... Happy Crafting :)

Here is Jenny's card:

Amazing, right? You could be inspired of various things: the layout, the colors, the theme, using dies, sponging... Many, many possibilities! 

As always our design team is here to boost your imagination and this time we had a lot of fun playing with stamp sets from Verve Stamps. Verve Stamps is the sponsor of this challenge giving away a stamp set of own choice to the winner! Thank you Verve Stamps for giving our DT fab stamp sets and offering one for our winner too, we are most grateful! You should also go and check the Verve Stamps blog where there's a special post there regarding this TIME OUT challenge. Little birdie told me Verve owner and designer Julee is doing some CASEing herself!

Now onto the DT cards. Our guest designer this time is Izzy from Izzyscrap. Izzy is a regular player here at TIME OUT and we are so delighted she is joining us as guest designer! Izzy's cards are always so artistic, yet CAS, and this time is no exception! Here's some card eye candy for you! 

Guest Designer

using sponsor stamps New Beginnings

using sponsor stamps New Beginnings

using sponsor stamps New Beginnings

using sponsor stamps Hip Hop Bunnies

using sponsor stamps Hip Hop Bunnies

using sponsor stamps Hip Hop Bunnies

Wonderful DT samples, I'm sure you all agree. Now its your turn to take TIME OUT and CASE Jenny's card. We look forward seeing what you'll create! The challenge runs until Wed 28th of March 5 pm GMT (London time). Happy crafting!

Thursday 9 March 2017

Time Out 3rd Birthday Reminder!

Hi All

Have you joined in our 3rd Birthday Challenge at Time Out yet?

If not, it is time to get those dancing shoes on, sit at your crafting desk and play along!

The Theme is:
Love and/or Friendship with the optional technique twist of spotlight stamping.

We have all these amazing sponsors. We have lots of prizes up for grabs form all these super companies. Check out how you can win them here

Our Guest Designer Ardyth is joining us again this week. Ardyth is a fabulous designer and we consider her one of the stars of the crafting world. We are over the moon she is celebrating with us as our Guest. If you haven't visited her blog, Maskerade, then pop on over there and you will be inspired.

Now lets see how Ardyth and the Design Team are celebrating TIME OUT being 3 and hoping to inspire you to get those dancing shoes on and craft away.

Ready to take some TIME OUT and craft with us? We are all having a party at TIME OUT and would love you to join us!

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Winners #77

Hello Crafting Friends

It was great to see how many of you were inspired by our Home Sweet Home photo.

Time for us to announce the winners:

First up we have our randomly selected winner:

#35 Rosemary D

You win a STAMPlorations stamp set from the following:

Make your choice from these amazing sets and contact Shery at You have one week to claim your prize.

Now for our winner selected by the DT.

#47 Marilyn

Congratulations Marilyn!. We all loved your card. To redeem your prize please contact Shery at within one week. We would also like you to join us as our Guest Designer for a future challenge. If you would like to do this please contact Sandie at
Here is your badge for your blog:

And our DT picked the following to get Honours at Time Out:

#34 Arydth

#38 Shirley B

#45 Izzy

Congratulations to you all and here is the badge for your blog:

Have you joined our 3rd Birthday challenge yet?

We have lots of prizes up for grabs and the challenge is:

THEME Love and/or Friendship with the Optional Technique Twist of "Spotlight Stamping" 

Check out all the details here

We will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from our DT

See you then x