Thursday, 21 September 2023

Winners #246 - Inspired By Words

Hello, friends of Time Out!

It's time to announce the winners of Challenge #246, which was an "Inspired By Words" challenge.
This is the quote: "“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
~Chinese Proverb

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 randomly chosen winner is:

#11 - Deb
 of Sendable Sentiments

Congratulations, Deb. Your card is gorgeous! Please contact Stephanie at slan(dot)zal(at)verizon(dot)net within one week with "TO RANDOM WINNER" in the subject field for details on how to claim your prize. 

The gallery was full of creations that were wonderful takes on the words. Thanks to all who participated. We love our players and appreciate the time and effort that you take to craft with us.

And now the big reveal of our Challenge Winner as chosen by the Design Team:

of Stampin' in Alaska

Congratulations, Cynthia! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful take on our inspiration! 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.


This time we had 3 Honorable Mention awards.
Here are their wonderful cards:

of Snail Mail Studio


of Sunday Stamper Papercrafts


of Cards By Melanie

Thank you for playing with us Barb, Arlene and Melanie, and for sharing your fabulously creative creations! Please grab your Honors badge from the tab beneath our Blog Header and and 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 the time to take Time Out and craft!


Thursday, 14 September 2023

Challenge 247 - Photo Inspiration

Hello friends of Time Out!

We are here with another great challenge for you. This time, we have an inspiration photo to spark your imagination and creativity. Scroll down below the challenge badge to see an enlargement of the Inspiration Photo in all its detail. 


It's a camping scene, but there are so many details that you can pull from the photo for your creation as well. There's a banjo and drum, canoe, do you see that wonderful striped rug? There are green hills, a lake, leaves of gold, Autumn colors... so much from which to choose.


We are generously sponsored by Lawn Fawn.


Challenge winner as chosen by the Time Out Design Team will receive a $25.00 gift voucher from Lawn Fawn and an invitation to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

We welcome the very talented Trina Pham of Phamtastic Design as our Guest Designer. Trina's clean design and coloring skills are truly inspiring. We encourage you to take a stroll through Trina's BLOG and leave her some love. You are sure to leave filled with inspiration from her creations.

We asked Trina to tell us a bit about herself and her crafting journey, and this is what she had to say:

"Hello, my name is Trina Pham and I live in Canada. It was a happy accident when I discovered paper crafting, in particular card making. I would describe my style as “clean”, anywhere from clean and simple (CAS) to clean and layered. But in the end, I like to go wherever my creativity takes me. I am thrilled to be here and would like to thank the Time Out challenge team for having me."

...and now for Trina's Phamtastic card:


Trina's fabulous lake scene through the die cut perfectly captures the colors in nature in the photo - sky, pines, lake, leaves of gold... You can link to Trina's card on her blog by clicking HERE.


And now for some inspiration from our Design Team!




(Using Lawn Fawn’s Build-a-Campsite)














Using Sponsor - Happy Trails



Using Lawn Fawn - Bicycle Built for you








So much diverse and wonderful inspiration from Trina and the Design Team. Now it's your turn to take Time Out to craft. This challenge runs until  5 pm GMT on Wednesday, the 27th of September. Before linking up below, please do check out "How to Play" from the sidebar. Also, if it is not obvious how you were inspired by our photo, please tell us about it in your post. 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, 7 September 2023

Winners - #245 - Colorful

Hi friends of Time Out! 

We are here here to announce the winners of our previous challenge, 'Colorful'. We had lots and lots of beautiful entries and our design team had really hard time voting for the favorites! However, we did have a clear winner in the end and the winner is... 

 #40 - Jaydee


Congratulations Jaydee, we loved your layered, colourful butterflies! 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.

You have won a $25 gift voucher from Lawn Fawn! 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 hounourable mentions go to these cards: 






Congrats, Emma and Julia! 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 and we'd love you to play along if you haven't already. We are inspired by a lovely nature themed quote! You'll find all the details HERE


Congratulations again to all winners and I hope to see you playing along in our current challenge! 





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!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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!

Click here to enter