Thursday, 6 October 2022

Challenge 224 - Cancer Awareness/Encouragement/Friendship

 Welcome friends!  

We have a new challenge for you today - 

We challenge you to create an encouragement and/or friendship card! This is our cancer awareness challenge and we want to recognize all those who have struggled and fought through a cancer battle, and to pay homage to those whose journey has led them out of this world. 
 
We want to give a special shout out to our friend Shery at STAMPlorations. She has been fighting a cancer battle this year and she has been heavy on our hearts here at Time Out. Thank you Shery for all the years of support and creativity.  We stand with you as you walk through this journey.


Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays
 
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps logo
 
Unfortunately, the CAS-ual Fridays online store has closed down. However, we still have a prize package from CAS-ual Fridays that will be sent to the winner of this challenge!
 
We want to take a moment and thank Michele, owner and designer of CAS-ual Fridays, for all of the creativity that she has brought to so many over the years. We also want to thank her for the strong support of Time Out. Your shop and journey has been an inspiration to us!

Now to the challenge -

We welcome the lovely and talented Elizabeth Stewart of Paper Sweetness as our Guest Designer for this challenge.  Elizabeth's work is absolutely awesome. Her designs are so inspiring and she has mad coloring skills! Please treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You will surely be delighted!

Here is Elizabeth's wonderful creation:




Here is some inspiration from our design team:



 
 
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Using sponsor sentiment from Supercalifragilistic
 

 




 







using sponsor stamps Cup Refills
 


 


 



You have until 5pm BST on October 19th to join!

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Thursday, 29 September 2022

Winners #222 + DT Call Reminder!

 You can find our current challenge HERE

We are here today to announce the winners for our "Inspired by Words" challenge... But before we do that we want to remind you of our very exciting DT Call! All the details about how to apply can be found in our special post HERE. The call is running until Friday 7th of October 5 pm GMT. Head on over to the special post to find all about it! 

Now it's time for the winners of our previous challenge, thank you to all those who played!

Our fabulous sponsor was Lawn Fawn and the winner will receive a $25 gift card for their online store!



Without further ado, our winner is 


Congratulations, this is one amazing card!!!!

Congratulations Deepti, we loved your card!  Please contact Stephanie at slan.zal@verizon.net within one week with the title "TO GUEST DESIGNER" if you'd like to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge. You can contact Joyce at  joyce.mehrberg@gmail.com with the subject line 'TO WINNER' within one week for your prize. 

Here's our badge for your blog


This time the honourable mentions go to these inspiring card makers:


                                                                            Cathy C.

Sandie



Amazing work from everyone, congratulations! Here's your badge for your blogs:


Congratulations again to everyone!

Our current Photo Inspiration #223 challenge is still running for about one week. Do click HERE for all the challenge information. Happy crafting! 



Friday, 23 September 2022

Special Post: DT Call

 Hello all friends of Time Out!

We are looking for 3-5 new Design Team members to join us from January 2023 onward, woot woot!

First, a few words about our team:

 Time Out Challenges Design Team is an international group of avid crafters from all over the world. We love to connect with our fellow team members and enjoy being friendly and chatty. We occasionally meet over Zoom and we also have a WhatsApp group for staying in contact and chatting about this and that - not only about crafting. :) Most team members also have small admin tasks to keep the challenge running smoothly, and we all have Time Out Challenges close to our hearts. 

We now hope to expand our group and connect with new people - maybe with you! 

What do we expect from you? 

To be able to join us you'll need a blog or an Instagram account. Time Out Challenges is a bi-weekly challenge so that means we expect a Design Team creation every other week (2-3 DT cards per month). Our challenge topics are ready well in advance so if you want, you can work on your projects ahead of time and at your own pace. When our challenges go live, we expect you to post about them on your own social media at the same time. We also share the responsibility for commenting on our challenge entries. Each Design Team member is assigned entry numbers on which to comment. We all vote for the winner and honorable mentions. We are looking for enthusiastic team players interested in getting to know our team as we are interested in welcoming and getting to know you.

How to apply? 

Add a link to your blog or Instagram below. There's no need to make a special project. We'll have a look at your projects and social media as a whole. 

The linky tool is open for 2 weeks, it will close on Friday 7th of October 5 pm GMT. We'll contact the chosen Design Team members by email by the end of October and we will announce the new members here on the blog in December. 

If you have any questions, please contact Nonni at nonniscards @ gmail. com (without the spaces)! 

This will be exciting! Link up below! Maybe you are just the one we are looking for! Good luck everyone and as always... 

...Take some Time Out to Craft! 



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Thursday, 22 September 2022

Challenge 223 - Photo Inspiration + Important Announcement

Hello Crafty Friends!

Before we talk about our new challenge we have an important announcement for you! Time Out Challenges is looking for 3-5 new DT members to join us from January 2023 onwards, woot woot! There will be a special post going live tomorrow Friday the 23rd of September at 7 am GMT with all the information on how to apply. Do come back tomorrow for the special DT Call post!

And now it's time for Time Out #223 - Photo Inspiration 



Our fabulous sponsor is Newton's Nook Designs and the winner will receive a $25 gift voucher. Can't wait to see how you are inspired by this beautiful photo!




Here's some inspiration from our design team!



 

Using sponsor products Clouds Stencil and Flamingo stamp set (retired)
 
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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Winners Challenge #221

Hi friends of Time Out!

Current challenge HERE

We are here announcing the winners of our previous challenge where we challenged you to be festive!  Thank you for all the gorgeous entries. Our winner receives a $20 gift voucher to Birch Press Designs, yay! 



Without further ado, our winner is



Congratulations Elizabeth, we loved your Fiesta card!  Please contact Stephanie at slan.zal@verizon.net within one week with the title "TO GUEST DESIGNER" if you'd like to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge. You can contact Joyce at  joyce.mehrberg@gmail.com with the subject line 'TO WINNER' within one week for your prize. 

Here's our badge for your blog:


This time the honourable mentions go to these inspiring card makers:







Amazing work from everyone! Here's your badge for your blogs:


Congratulations again to our winner and honourable mentions! 

Our current Inspired by Words challenge is still running for about one week. Do click HERE for all the challenge information. Happy crafting! 
















Thursday, 8 September 2022

Challenge 222 - Inspired by Words

Hello friends of Time Out! 

We are ready for a new challenge and this time it's one of our Inspired by Words challenges! Here's the beautiful quote:

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." -- Maya Angelou

You can be inspired by the whole quote or just choose one word or some words as your starting point. 


Our sponsor is Lawn Fawn with an amazing $25 gift voucher for our winner, chosen by our design team members. Thank you Lawn Fawn for your generosity! Our winner also gets called to guest design in a future challenge.



Our Guest Designer this time is Fran Wing of FranmadeInOregon, and winner of Time Out Challenge #219. Fran is a very  talented designer with a keen eye for design and color. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog, and you are sure to be inspired.

Fran tells us a little bit about herself and her craft below:
"I’ve been creating greeting cards in one form or another for most of my life. I can’t remember when I wasn’t fascinated by paper, but the stamping didn’t start until after 60.  I’ll be 77 this month, so you can do the math! My preferred style is CAS, but I enjoy pushing the limits of CAS with embellishments and layers. I love participating in design challenges because they’re such a good source of inspiration – we spark each other and the ideas are limitless."

HERE is Fran's fabulous card:




Here's some inspiration from our design team!









Using sponsor product Rain or Shine Before 'n Afters

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Using Sponsor Stamps Simply 
Celebrate Critters



Fabulous inspiration from everyone, I'm sure you agree! Now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft. This challenge runs until  5 pm GMT on Wed 21st of September. Before linking up below, please do check out "How to Play" from the sidebar. Thank you and happy crafting! 



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