Wednesday 31 May 2017

Winners #83

Hello Friends of Time Out,

We are here to announce the winners of our CASE challenge. 

It is fabullous that so many of you were inspired by Hannelie's card. And we loved all the entries.

Top at Taking Time Out was:

#23 TaeEun

Congratulations TaeEun, a stunning card.
To redeem you $15 gift voucher from Happy Little Stampers please contact Kylie at, within one week.

If you would like to be our Guest Designer in a future challenge, please contact Sandie at, within one week.

Here is our badge for your blog:

The following got Honours at Taking Time Out:

#5 Maura

#21 Karren

Congratulations Maura and Karren. We loved your cards
Here is our badge for your blog.

Our current 'Inspired by Words' challenge is still running. The words are:

'Flowers and Friends make Life a Garden'

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

Check back tomorrow when we have some more inspiring cards for you!

Thursday 25 May 2017

Challenge #84

Hello All,

We have a new challenge starting today and it is our 'Inspired by Words' challenge and our words are:

'Flowers and Friends make life a garden'

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

Our Sponsors for this challenge are STAMPlorations and the winner will get a $15 gift voucher in their amazing store.


We are honoured to have Michele as our Guest Designer for this challenge.

 I know many of you will be aware of her blog I Card Everyone. Take some time to pop over there and you will be astounded by her stunning cards. Michele is not only an amazing and creative designer but so fun and supportive -so pleased you joined us Michele.

Lets see how Michele and the DT have been inspired by our words:

Using Sponsor stamps  Winged Things

Using sponsor stamps Rose Buds and Blooming Buds

Using Sponsor stamps Sketched Tulips

Using Sponsor Stamps Happy Sunflower and Enough en Confetti Circles

Using sponsor stamps Framed Dahlia

Using Sponsor Stamp Happy Sunflower and Amazing Word Die

Using Sponsor Stamps Bloom Sketches

Using Sponsor Stamps Blossoming

Ready to take some TIME OUT and get crafty with us?

You have until 5pm BST jUNE 7th to play x

Thursday 18 May 2017

Reminder for Challenge #83

Hello friends of TIME OUT!
We are here to remind you of our current challenge. It's still running for about one week and we'd love you to play along if you haven't already! We are CASEing the card below from the amazingly talented Hannelie:

All the challenge details and prize info HERE (or simply scroll down). We are sponsored by Happy Little Stampers!

Guest Designer

That was a stunning second round of DT cards, wow! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and CASE Hannelie. Happy crafting! 

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Winners #82

Hello friends of TIME OUT!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge "Flowers with the Optional Twist of Kissing".

Happy Little Stampers sponsored this challenge and the random winner (drawn between those who used the optional twist) for a 15 $ voucher is 

Congratulations, Charlotte! Please contact Kylie at within one week to claim your prize! 

Then let's see who the DT has voted for this time!

Top at Taking TIME OUT:

Congratulations Ashwini! We loved your gorgeous shimmery water coloring. Please contact Nonni at if you'd like to guest design in a future challenge. Here's our badge for your blog: 

Then the Honourable Mentions!

Congratulations, ladies! We loved your CAS cards. Here's our badge for your blogs:

Our current challenge is still running for about one week. Please come back tomorrow for second round of DT inspiration! Happy crafting!

Thursday 11 May 2017

Challenge #83

Hi friends of TIME OUT!

We have a new challenge for you and this time it's one of our "CASE with Your Own Twist" challenges. You are probably familiar with CASEing but if not, CASE stands for 

"Copy and Share Everything".

At TIME OUT we are happy to see your own style in the cards, hence the "Your Own Twist". Our goal is that you'll be inspired and will have fun!

We are CASEing a card by amazingly talented Hannelie from Desert Diva. Her unique clean and simple cards often have elements from both digital and traditional card making and are always stunning! We could not be more thrilled to CASE Hannelie! Before checking out her card, let's read her greetings to TIME OUT.

I am a South-African living in the United Arab Emirates , city of Abu Dhabi,  for the last 9 years .We moved to this part of the world because of a job opportunity that was offered to my husband. I started blogging soon after we moved here... hence the title of my blog!
Living so far away from my loved ones, made me realise how much I love them. Card making helps me cope with being far away from home, and challenges my right brain, since I am a left brained, logical and analytical pharmacist at heart! 

Graphic, bold and creative are words I come across when people describe my style.

I am so exited to join the Time Out team as guest designer for their CASE the Designer challenge! Such an honor! I can't wait to see what you create and really hope my card will spark your creativity!

Now, the card by Hannelie that we are to CASE:

Swooon! So many ways to be inspired here: the layout, the black and white flower, the gorgeous sunset colors, the splatters, the patterns... You name it! Thank you so much Hannelie for inspiration! 

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers, yay! Our winner, voted by the DT, will receive a 15 $ voucher to their store HERE. Thank you so much Happy Little Stampers!

Let's see how our inspiring guest designer Susanne from Keep In Touch Cards and our regular design team members have been inspired. We'd love you to visit Susanne and all our designers for more details of their projects!

Guest Designer

Wonderful work from everyone! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and CASE Hanneli. This challenge runs until 5 pm BST on Wednesday 25th of May. Happy crafting!

Thursday 4 May 2017

Reminder for Challenge #82

Hi All,

We are here to remind you our Theme challenge is still running.

The Theme is:

Flowers with the optional twist of 'Kissing'-this is where you use 2 stamps to make one image-here is a kissing tutorial for you.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Happy Little Stampers.

Happy Little Stampers

We will be doing a random draw from those who 'kiss' with us-$15 gift voucher for the winner of this draw. (we are really enjoying playing along with this cheekily named technique!!)

Our DT have some great cards to inspire you-some have been having fun kissing-some not!!

using 'kissing' and sponsor stamps


using sponsor stamps and kissing

Ready to take some TIME OUT and join in-will you be kissing in the next week-the crafting kind of kissing!!

You have until 10th May to play.

Just click on the 'current challenge' on our right side bar to link up your projects.

Monday 1 May 2017

Winners #81

Hi Friends of Time Out

We are here, a few days earlier than normal, to announce the winners of our photo challenge:

Our random winner is:

PJ's Projects

Congratulations! Your prize is any of the stamps, dies or stencils that the DT have used, from our sponsor, STAMPlorations. To redeem your prize please contact Shery, within one week, at 

Now for our winners chosen by the DT.

Top at TIME OUT is:

#32 Michele-I Card Everyone

Congratulations Michele, we loved your card. We would love you to be our Guest Designer for a future challenge. Please contact Sandie at, within one week, if you would like to join us. You also won a $15 gift voucher from STAMPlorations. To redeem this please contact Shery at, within one week.

Here is the badge for your blog.

Now for those who got Honours at taking Time Out:

#19 Conil

#65 Estelle

Congratulations. Here is the badge for your blogs:

There is still time to join in our current challenge:

Flowers with the optional twist of kissing-which is using 2 stamps for stamping one image.

We will be back on Thursday for more inspiration from our DT.