Thursday 24 February 2022

Challenge 208 - 8th Birthday Special Challenge

Hello friends of Time Out!

We are here with a very special challenge: It's our 8th birthday!! 

To celebrate we have A LOT of prizes up for grabs and we also have 4 of our former DT members joining us in the fun, woot woot! One of the former designers is Sandie, the creator and long time leader of Time Out! Sandie and Nonni established this challenge back in 2014. Time Out is proof of how wonderful the crafty blogland is. This challenge is a result of what begun as an online crafty friendship and developed into what we believe will be a life long relationship. 

A big thank you to Sandie for being the main leader of Time Out all the way until May 2021.

 The challenge has remained pretty similar over the 8 years of it's existence. We follow a rotation of 4 different types of challenges, we have amazing sponsor prizes and we also always invite our challenge winners to guest design for us. 

The Time Out Design Team is the core of this challenge and we are very grateful to have this talented group of crafters providing inspiration for us challenge after challenge. Congratulations to everyone on the team. Happy Birthday to Us! 

To celebrate our 8th birthday we, of course, have EIGHT sponsors in this challenge!! That's quite something, right?? Here's what our generous sponsors are offering:

Alex Syberia  -$15 store credit
Altenew:  $20 store credit
Birch Press Design: $20 store credit 
CAS-ual Fridays:  $25 store credit
Lawn Fawn:  $25 store credit
Newton's Nook:  $25 store credit
Poppystamps:  $20 store credit
STAMPlorations:  $25 store credit

Let's have a look what Sandie, Jenny, Lisa and Lynn along with our current DT have created for your inspiration!



Fabulous work from everyone, I'm sure you all agree! Now it's you turn to Take Time Out and craft! This challenge runs until 5 pm on Wednesday the 9th of March. Before linking up below, we kindly ask you to check "How to Play" from our sidebar. At Time Out we only allow 5 challenges combined, one of them being ours, for you to be eligible for winning our prizes. Happy crafting!

Link up your birthday-themed projects below:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday 17 February 2022

Winners #206

Current challenge HERE

 Hi friends of Time Out!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge that turned out to be a very popular one! Thank you for all of the wonderful entries. Choosing the winner and honourable mentions was not easy at all but however here we now are and we are sure you'll love all the entries we will showcase!

Our overall winner will receive a $15 gift voucher from our generous sponsor Altenew. 

The winner is

Congratulations Åsa! We loved your sweet CAS card. Please contact Stephanie at within one week if you'd like to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge. You can contact Joyce at 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 amazing entries:

Amazing work from all of you ladies! Here's our badge for your blogs:

Congratulations again, everyone! To the end a little reminder: you still have about one week to play along at our current challenge where we are CASEing an amazing card by Michele Ferguson! All the challenge details and the link tool for your entries HERE. Happy crafting!


Thursday 10 February 2022

Challenge 207 - CASe a Card

Hello friends of Time Out!

We are here today with our new challenge for the next fortnight. We have something slightly different for you this time: We Challenge You to CASE a card from the one and only Michele Ferguson from I Card Everyone ! CASE stands for "Copy and Share Everything": in other words We Challenge You to be inspired by Michele's work and show us what your take on her card looks like! 

Michele's blog I Card Everyone is surely a familiar place to most of you but if not, you are in for a treat: Michele's card design skills are spectacular! The card she has made for our inspiration is no exception. 

Without further ado, here's the card we are CASEing from Michele:

You could CASE  for example the card design, the colors, the theme, her use of dies, make a card with hearts... There's many possible ways to be inspired! This challenge is generously sponsored by STAMPlorations, one of our regular supporters. Our winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to STAMPlorations store and will also be called to guest design in a future challenge. 

We welcome Ashwini Rao of Experiments With Card Making Etc and winner of Time Out #204 as our Guest Designer. Ashwini's art is so inspiring. Treat yourself to a stroll through her blog and leave her some love, You will be so glad you did!

Here is a bit about our guest in her own words:

"I live in Bangalore, India. I've always loved crafting, thanks to the encouragement & support from my mother. I started card making in 2014 after seeing some amazing cards on Pinterest and became addicted. I try out all sorts of techniques, but particularly love coloring, and I am partial to water coloring, especially flowers at that. I love card making since it is one craft with which I can have fun but also bring a little bit of sunshine to the people I give the cards to. I am super excited to be here as Guest Designer for Time Out Challenge!"

... and here is Ashwini's gorgeous card:

Here's some inspiration from our design team!

Taking a break

Using sponsors  STAMPloration's - Circles all over texture cover plate and  Trendy Spring blooms dies


 Using sponsor products, Wooded stamp set and Bracket Nesting dies
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Gorgeous work from everyone, I'm sure you agree... and now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft! This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT Wednesday the 23rd of February. Before linking up below, we kindly ask you to check "how to play" from the sidebar. Happy crafting! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday 3 February 2022

Winners #205

 Current challenge HERE


We are here to announce the winner of our "in love" challenge!  This was a very difficult challenge to name a winner. There were soooo many beautiful entries! We loved seeing your creativity and talent.  Thank you to all those who played.

Our fabulous sponsor was Alex Syberia and the winner will receive a $15 gift card. 

Our winner is Sue!


Congratulations Sue!

Please contact Stephanie at within one week if you'd like to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge. You can contact with the subject line 'TO WINNER' within one week for your prize. 

 Here is your badge for you blog:

And now for those who took honors at Time Out:




Here is the badge for your blog:



Don't forget to play in our current challenge HERE.

We are creating cards inspired by this quote:

 You can be inspired by any part of the quote - a friend, flowers, gardens, whatever speaks to you!
 Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew!  
Proud to be Sponsored by
 The winner of this challenge will win a $15 credit to their store!

You have until 5pm BST on February 9th to play along!