Thursday 31 August 2023

Challenge 246 - Inspired by Words

Hello friends of Time Out!

We are here with another inspiring challenge for you... And for the next fortnight we want you to be Inspired by Words! Here's the quote:

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Chinese Proverb

You can be inspired by the whole quote or just choose one word or some words as your source of inspiration. 





This challenge is sponsored by Varada Sharma with TWO coupons to her store: one $15 voucher for a randomly chosen winner and one $15 voucher for the winner chosen by our DT. Our winner also gets called to guest design in a fure challenge and this time we welcome Jennifer K of LIVE.CRAFT.REPEAT and kraftercises on Instagram as our Guest Designer. Jennifer is a very talented crafter who uses lots of critters in her designs, has fab coloring skills, and loves to play challenges. Click the links above to visit her blog or Instagram. You are sure to be inspired!

Jennifer tells us a little bit about herself:

"About me… Card making quickly became a passion after attending a card “make and take” event with my sister, maybe 15+ years ago. I was wowed by embossing folders and heat embossing right away, amazed by texture on cards!
Grateful to be part of the bigger craft community on social media & proud to be on the Janes Doodles Digital Stamps design team this year.
Have to admit, sharing cards to impress my NON-crafty friends is the best feeling in the world!" 😉

This is Jennifer's wonderful creation for our challenge:
Link To Jenn's card on her blog HERE.



Here's some inspiration from our design team!























Gorgeous 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 Wednesday the 13th of September. Before linking up below, please read "How to Play" from the sidebar. At Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours. Happy crafting!


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Thursday 24 August 2023

Winners - Time Out #244 - Monochromatic

Hello friends of Time Out!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge where the theme was MONOCHROMATIC. This challenge was generously sponsored by Varada Sharma with two gift $15.00 vouchers - one for the winner chosen by our Design Team, and one chosen at random.



Our Challenge Winner as chosen by the Time Out Design Team is:



Congratulations, Trina! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and a perfect monochromatic creation! Please grab your Winner's badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog and/or other social media.

Please contact Stephanie at slan(dot)zal(at)verizon(dot)net within one week with "TO WINNER" in the subject field for details on how to claim your prize. With your win, you are also invited to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, please let her know if you are interested.

Our randomly chosen winner is:



What a wonderful card, Deb! Love the striped background and your fabulous scene. Please contact Stephanie at slan(dot)zal(at)verizon(dot)net within one week with "TO WINNER" in the subject field for details on how to claim your prize. 


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







Thank you for playing with us Rachelle & Karen, and for sharing your fabulously creative, monochromatic creations! Please grab your Honors badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog and/or other social media.

Our current challenge is still running for about one week HERE. If you haven't played along yet, now is your turn to take Time Out and craft! 



Thursday 17 August 2023

Challenge 245 - Colourful

Hello Friends of Time Out! A new challenge starts today, and this is such a fun one with so many possibilities. We are challenged to be: COLOURFUL! You can interpret this as full of color, bright... you can also take it to mean vivid, graphic, lively, exciting... use your imagination! Please be sure to tell us how you were inspired. We can't wait to see what you come up with!


We are once again, generously sponsored by Lawn Fawn. Challenge Winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to the Lawn Fawn Store, along with an invitation to join our Design Team as Guest Designer for a future challenge.



We welcome Fran Wing of Franmade In Oregon and winner of Time Out Challenge #242 as our Guest Designer. Fran is a very  talented designer with a keen eye for design and color. She is a frequent participant at Time Out. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog where 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 78 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, COLOURFUL creation:




And now for some inspiration from our super talented Design Team:







using Lawn Fawn Year 7 Stamp and Matching Dies



Using the sponsor's set, Sweet Smiles

















Using sponsor's Fairy FriendsFrosty fairy friends  stamp & scripty birthday dies


Fabulous inspiration from everyone, I'm sure you'll agree! Now it's your turn to take Time Out and craft. This challenge runs until  5 pm GMT on Wed 30th of August. Before linking up below, please do check out "How to Play" from the sidebar. Please note we allow links to 5 challenges in total, including ours. Thank you, and happy crafting! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Thursday 10 August 2023

Winners Challange #243 Photo Inspiration

Hello friends of Time Out!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge where we were inspired by a fun craft room photo. Lawn Fawn sponsored this challenge with a generous $25 gift voucher. 


Our winner is:



Congratulations, Jennifer! Your card is super cute and represents the inspiration photo so so well! Please grab your Winner's badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog.

Please contact Stephanie at slan(dot)zal(at)verizon(dot)net within one week with "TO WINNER" in the subject field for details on how to claim your prize. With your win, you are also invited to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, please let her know if you are interested.

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







Congratulations ladies, your cards are fabulous! Please grab your Honors badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and display it proudly on your blog or other social media.

Our current Monochromatic challenge is still running for about one week. If you haven't played along yet, now is your turn to take Time Out and craft! The challenge post with the linky tool can be found HERE.



Thursday 3 August 2023

Challenge 244 - Monochromatic

Hello friends of Time Out! 

We are here with a fun new challenge: 

Monochromatic

This means using only shades of one color with a possible addition of touch of neutrals (white, black, grey, brown). You could for example use all blues on a white card base... But stamp your sentiment on black on white card. We also allow a touch of metallics so heat embossing with a metallic powder/adding metallic gems will work too. The DT samples will surely guide you to the right direction!


 Varada Sharma is back sponsoring us with TWO $15 gift certificates! This means one voucher will go to a randomly drawn winner and one will go to an overall winner, voted by the design team. Thank you Varada Sharma for being such a generous sponsor! 



We welcome Stephanie Serrano of Stephanie's Stampin' Spot and most frequently on Instagram at @22Stepanieserrano as our guest designer. Stephanie was the winner of Time Out Challenge #241. We are thrilled to have her designing with us. Stephanie has an eclectic style with a great eye for design and color and often displays a great sense of humor.

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

"My name is Stephanie and I live in Georgia with my hubby of 40 years.  I have 2 daughters and 6 Grandkids.   I have been crafting for a little over 18 years. I love creating cards for people, I love making fun/funny cards and using florals.  I have a little side business which helps fund my habit! 😊  Besides crafting cards I love to bake, do jigsaw puzzles and photograph all things in nature."

Stephanie has created 2 fabulous cards for our challenge!
You can link to Stephanie's blog HERE and to her Instagram HERE.





Here's some inspiration from our design team!


using sponsor's You are the one digital stamp



















 









Gorgeous 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 the 16th of August. Before linking up below, please read "How to Play" from the sidebar. At Time Out we only allow 5 challenges combined, one of them being ours. Happy crafting! 


 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter