Thursday 22 December 2022

Winners #228

 Hi friends of Time Out!

We are here to announce the winners of challenge #228, Winter/Holiday. This challenge was sponsored by Newtons' Nook and our winner receives an amazing $25 voucher to their store. 

Without further due, our winner is 

Congratulations Karen! We loved your use of dies and the wintry feel.  Please contact Stephanie at 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 with the subject line 'TO WINNER' within one week for your prize. Here's your badge for your blog:

The honourable mentions go tho these ladies:

Caroline- KISS

Karen Letchworth

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

Congratulations again to all winners! 

Thank you everyone for playing along in our challenges during 2022. Merry Christmas to those celebrating and Happy New Year 2023! See you at our next challenge on January 5th! 

Thursday 8 December 2022

Winners #227

 Hi friends of Time Out!

Current challenge HERE

We are here to announce the winners of challenge #227 where we were inspired by a fabulous bag by Running Stitch Design that is run by one of our amazing DT members, Kim. Our winner receives this bag as a price! Without further due, our winner is: 

Julia Aston

Congratulations Julia, we loved your cute card, wonderful use of designer paper!  Please contact Stephanie at 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 with the subject line 'TO WINNER' within one week for your prize. 

Here's our badge for your blog:

Our honourable mentions go to these fabulous cards:

Please head on to Instagram to have a look at Samantha's card, unfortunately we can't copy and paste the photo here!

Congratulations ladies, here's our badge for your blogs:

Our current challenge with a nice and easy Winter/Holiday theme is still running for about one week. Link up your card HERE. Happy crafting! 

Friday 2 December 2022

Special Post: Introducing Our New DT Members!

Current Challenge HERE

Hello friends of Time Out! 

We have a very exiting special post for you today -we are introducing the five amazing crafters joining our team in January 2023, woot woot!! We had the DT Call already a couple of months ago and have had very pleasant time getting to know all these wonderful women. So, without further due, here they are! 

Barbara 'Bobby' Hagen / Bits & Pieces

Bobby lives in Michigan in the summer and in Ohio during winter. She enjoys techniques like watercolor, playing with alcohol inks and she also enjoys making CAS cards. Her other hobby is quilting so she works in "Bits & Pieces", both paper and fabric. We look forward seeing Bobby's amazing work here at Time Out!

Deepti Aggarwal / Handmade by Deepti

Deepti comes from India and lives with her family in Belgium. She likes to try different things and techniques not only in card making but in cooking and baking too! Deepti says she doesn't have a particular style but her cards are mostly bright, colorful and on the CAS side. We can't wait for all the colorful goodness we'll get to see from her here at Time Out! 

Elizabeth Stewart / Paper Sweetness

Elizabeth lives in Vero Beach in Florida and enjoys the beach life with her golden doodle, Archie. She happily tries many card styles, but her preferred card making style is CAS. Elizabeth especially loves one layer, Copic colored cards. She also thinks a card feels naked without a couple of gems! Elizabeth retired recently and we are so so happy that she now has lots of time for card making and for inspiring us here at Time Out with her stunning cards!

Kate Lesh / Cards a la Kate

Kate is an Aussie living in Luxenbourg with her family since 1996. Kate loves die cutting and designer papers... But sometimes she gets inky with her stamps, stencils and gelli plate too! One of her favorite techniques is to make interactive cards and we can't wait to learn from her how to make them too! Along with card making Kate loves music. We are excited to have her joining us at Time Out with her personalized, special cards ! 

Jenny Martin / My Paper Epiphany

Like Kate, Jenny also comes from Australia... and like Elizabeth, she also gets to enjoy beach life. She has a beach house where she can enjoy crafting with a view! Jenny loves trying new mediums and techniques and says her style leans towards CAS. We are super happy to get to enjoy Jenny's CAS art here at Time Out! 

Five amazing card makers, right? Please give them all a warm welcome in the comments and do pay a visit to their blogs and leave some love there! 

Here's a list of our whole team from 2023 onwards with our new wonderful additions included:











Enjoy our last challenge for 2022 (HERE) and let's have more crafty fun during 2023! 

We'll still be back with a winners post for our previous challenge next Thursday... and for our current challenge on Thursday the 22nd of December. 

Thursday 1 December 2022

Challenge 228 - Winter or Holiday Season

Hello friends of Time Out!

This is our last challenge of 2022 before we take the Christmas break... and unfortunately it's also the last challenge for four of our long time DT members. We are saying goodbye to these amazing women


We are very sad to see them go but we also understand: Time Out turns 9 years next February and we think these women have been with us for 7-8 years... So we do give them the permission to move forward lol! Luckily we are all good friends together so we know this won't be a permanent goodbye. We'll still be in touch and we hope to see them all joining Time Out as players from now on! A big big thank you to Jill, Joyce, Kim and Shauna!

Do come back tomorrow for a Special Post introducing our five new members beginning their Time Out journey in January. 

So, now onto the challenge:

A nice and easy theme challenge: Winter / Holiday! This challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook with a $25 voucher to their store. 

We are so pleased to welcome Sue Symens of Sentimentally Sue and winner of Time Out Challenge #225, as our Guest Designer for this challenge. Sue is a super talented card maker whose style is often CAS. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did!

Here is a little bit about Sue in her own words:

"Hey there. My name is Sue Symens aka "SentSue" on Instagram. I am a CAS card designer at heart but, I love a great challenge that nudges us out of our comfort zone. I can' t wait so see what you create for this fun Winter/Holiday challenge."

And HERE is Sue's fantastic creation for our challenge:

Here's some inspiration from our design team!

Using sponsor stamp set Christmas Haul
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Gorgeous cards from everyone, I'm sure you all agree! Now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft. This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT on Wed14th of December. Before linking up below, please have a look at "How to Play" from the sidebar -at Time Out we only allow 5 challenges combined, one of them being ours. Happy crafting!  

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