Thursday 26 October 2017

Challenge #95 Theme with Optional Twist

Hello friends of TIME OUT!

Thank you everyone who played along in our previous challenge. Do come back next Wednesday to see if you are one of the winners! 

Now it's time for our Theme with the Optional Twist challenge:

Sympathy With the Optional Twist of Distressing 

For distressing you could use inking, distress edges or paper tearing for example. We look forward seeing what you come up with! If you decide to choose the Optional Twist you'll have a chance to win a $15 gift voucher to Happy Little Stampers, who are sponsoring this challenge.

Happy Little Stampers

Our guest designer this time is Sue from Sue's Card Craft.

Sue has the most wonderful CAS style and her cards often have artsy mixed media details too. We'd love you to visit her blog and leave her some crafty love!

Let's have a look how Sue and our design team members have been inspired!

Guest Designer



Using optional twist

Using optional twist

Using optional twist

Using sponsor stamp and optional twist.

Gorgeous cards, I'm sure you all agree. Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft! This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT November 8th so you have two weeks to play along. Sympathy cards are maybe not the ones that are the most fun to make but we do need them for bringing joy for those in need for support! Happy crafting! 

Thursday 19 October 2017

Challenge Reminder #94

Hello All,

Have you taken some TIME OUT yet to play along in our photo challenge?

If not, here is a reminder of our photo:

What inspires you? Perhaps it is the colours, the glass vase, the sea horse or the twigs...and so much more!

Our sponsors for the challenge are the amazing STAMPlorations and the winner will get a £10 gift voucher to use in their store

Our fabulous Guest Designer Janet is joining us again this week with another amazing card.

Lets see what Janet and the DT have made to inspire you:

Using Sponsor Stamps

Ready to take some TIME OUT and play?
You have until Wednesday 5pm October 25th to link up here

Have fun x

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Winners #93

Hello Friends of Time Out,

We are here to annonce the winners of our special challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness sponsored by the amazing CAS-ual Fridays. Thank you for all of you who joined us and helped us spread the word.

First off we have our randomly selected winner:

Congratulations Jodi. You have won a special prize package from CAS-ual Fridays. Please contact Sandie at, within one week, to find out how to claim your prize (I will need your full name and home address)

Next up we have Top at Taking Time Out, chosen by our Design Team:

#47 Bobby

Congratulations Bobby, we loved your card. We would like to invite you to join us as our Guest Designer for a future challenge. Please contact Sandie at, within one week, for details. 
Here is the badge for your blog:

And here are those who got honours at Taking Time Out:

#15 Trina

#29 Michele

#36 Chriss

Congratulations and here is the badge for your blog:

You still have over a week to join in our photo challenge-scroll down for details and then join us tomorrow for some more inspiration from our Design Team.

Thursday 12 October 2017

Challenge #94

Hello There,

We all loved your cards for our last challenge and want to thank you all for helping us raise awareness of Breast Cancer and the importance of checking yourself-have you done this??

Now we have our:

 'Home Sweet Home' photo challenge for you.

Here is our photo:

Great photo! We all loved it and found so much in it to inspire us.

What will you go with?

Our sponsors for this challenge are STAMPlorations and the winner will get a $10 gift voucher to use in their amazing store.

 Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Janet. Here Janet is in her studio-check that out...who is jealous!!

 Her blog Swanlady Impressions is a delight to visit and we urge you to take a browse-you will love what you see. We are honoured to have Janet join us for this challenge.

Now lets see what Janet and our Design Team have created to inspire you:

Using Sponsor Stamp  Celebrate Artsy

Using sponsor stencil Confetti Circles, die For the birds and stamp Trendy Birds 2

Using Sponsor stamps Thankful for Autumn


Now it is your turn to take some TIME OUT and join in the fun-you have until Wed 25th Oct 25th BST.

Thursday 5 October 2017

Challenge #93 Reminder

Hi friends of TIME OUT!

We are here with a quick post to remind you of our current challenge:

Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is sponsoring this challenge with two fabulous prizes. Click HERE for the original challenge post and all the prize info!

Let's have a look at second round of DT cards. Our guest designer this time is the talented Yulia from Scrap-Horse Blog. When you visit her blog, you'll be amazed of her scrapbooking layouts and artsy cards!

Guest Designer

using sponsor stamps Pretty Posies

using sponsor stamps Casual Comfort

using sponsor stamps Word Ribbon

using sponsor stamps Calm and Gentle

using sponsor stamps Breathe

I hope you are as inspired by this challenge as we have been! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft... Link up your cards HERE!

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Winners #92

Hi friends!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge where we were Inspired by Words 

Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

This challenge was sponsored by Happy Little Stampers and our winner, voted by the DT, will receive a $15 voucher to their store. 

Top at Taking TIME OUT is

Congratulations! We'd like to invite you to guest design in a future challenge: please contact Nonni at within one week if you'd like to join us. For your sponsor prize, please contact Kylie at, also within one week. Here's our badge for your blog:

Then the Honourable Mentions!

Unfortunately I couldn't copy her card here but click on the link to Instagram and have a look! 

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

Congratulations again to all winners! We'll be back tomorrow with a second round of DT cards for our current Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship challenge. Until then: remember to take TIME OUT and craft!