Thursday 15 February 2024

Challenge #257 - Time Out 10th Birthday!

Hello and welcome, Friends of Time Out. Today we begin a new and special challenge with which we celebrate our 10th birthday! Woot! Woot!! 

Time Out Challenges was born in 2014 of an online friendship between Sandie Munro of London Days and Nonni Niskanen of Nonni's Handmade Cards. Both their friendship and the challenge has stood the test of time. Sandie was the Lead Admin from 2014 to 2021. Unfortunately, circumstances were such that Sandie had to step down in 2021, but she still keeps a fond and supportive eye on this challenge which remains very close to her heart.  Nonni and Stephanie took over as Co-Lead Admins following Sandie's departure.  The challenge is now run in a style that includes many of the Design Team members playing a role in the administration from choosing themes, to creating the challenge badges and the posts, to working with sponsors, etc. The list goes on. It takes a village, and our close-knit group of crafters keep it running strong and smoothly with a lot of heart.

So Happy Birthday, Time Out! Thank you, Sandie and Nonni. Thank you to all the Design Team members, current and past! You are the core of what we do. And thank you to all of our wonderful participants and generous sponsors who give us our reason to be. We are grateful for your sharing the joy of creativity with us over the years.

We celebrate with a birthday theme as our inspiration. We have 10 benevolent sponsors providing 11 fabulous prizes. We will have one challenge winner chosen by the Design Team who will receive a $25.00 Lawn Fawn Store Credit. Ten additional winners will be chosen at random to receive the prizes in the order of their listing.

And now, without further ado, let the game begin!! May the odds be ever in your favor for the win! Please check our challenge rules on our sidebar. In order to qualify for the win, honorable mention and/or a prize, you may link your project to a total of five including ours. 

Challenge #257

Our wonderfully generous sponsors are:

Altenew - $15.00 Store Credit
Doodle Bugs - $25.00 Store Credit
Birch Press - $20.00 Store Credit
Gina K. Designs - $25.00 Store Creditt
Lawn Fawn - $25.00 Store Credit
Newton's Nook - $25.00 Store Credit 
Picket Fence Studios - $25.00 Store Credit
Topflight Stamps - $25.00 Store Credit
Uniko- $25.00 Store Credit
Varada Sharma - $25.00 Store Credit

We honor former Co-Owner of Time Out, Sandie Munro,  as our Guest Designer. 
Here is Sandie's signature CAS project, a birthday card for a crafty friend and former Time Out Design Team Member.

For the details, you can link to Sandie's project HERE.

And now for some inspiration from our Design Team!


Amazing cards 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 the 29h of February. 

Before linking up below, do check out 'How to Play' from the sidebar. 

At Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours. 

Thank you and happy crafting! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


sandie said...

Congrats to you all and so pleased to join you. Sad not to be with you anymore but super proud how well this challenge is doing, you are all so creative and a super team x

kareN stampZ said...

WOW 10 years that's a huge milestone in the challenge world. Thanks for all the behind the scenes organisation past and present DT and admin. Here's to the next 10 years ;)

Izzy Scrap said...

Happy Birthday to all the Time Out DT members and wishing you many more years ahead !

I Card Everyone said...

I am so happy to send congratulations to you all at Time Out! 10 years is a mighty good run for any challenge - you continue to make it fun, and your designers constantly provide the most beautiful inspiration!
Congratulations to you all, and especially to Sandie, and Nonni!
=] Michele
ps it's been far too long since I've joined the fun - watch for a special birthday card coming your way! xx

MadeByMeghanK said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON 10 YEARS! Gorgeous inspiration!

Carrie said...

Congratulations on your 10 years! Lovely cards by the DT to celebrate!

Darnell said...

Congratulations and thank you to Sandie and Nonni and all of the Design Teams throughout the ten years! Brilliant cards to inspire everyone! Hugs, Darnell

Cindy C. said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!! Congratulations and may there by many more!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Happy 10th Birthday! As always I'm loving your inspiration and I am hoping to find time to play along especially as you are offering such wonderful prizes from your sweet sponsors! Hugs, Lesley

Cynthia said...

Happy 10th Birthday! Beautiful inspiration from the DT. Thank you SO MUCH to the generous sponsors.

Pamela Duncan said...

Happy 10th Birthday and Congratulations! Great accomplishment and I hope you'll be around a lot longer!!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Happy birthday! Gorgeous DT cards as always, Jo x

Lucy E. said...

Congrats on your 10th birthday! Thank you for all of the inspiration and encouragement that you’ve shared with us!

Marianne said...

Happy 10th birthday! Wonderful inspiration from the DT and Sandie!
Marianne x

Julia Aston said...

Happy 10th Birthday - lovely team inspiration for the challenge and wonderful prizes offered! Julia xx

Mary Marsh said...

Congrats on 10 years of challenges. The sample from the DT are all gorgeous.

sentsue said...

Thanks for the fun challenges and Happy Birthday!!

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love all the fabulous creations by the DT. Happy 10th birthday!!!

Diane said...

Congrats to you on keeping the blog going strong for 10 years, being a co-owner of 9 challenge blogs, the oldest being 8 years this year, I know what a feat it is and how much time and work goes into to keep it running smoothly, but it is so well worth it and so very appreciated...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

ionabunny said...

Congrats on 10 years of awesome inspiration and challenges. Doesn't time fly LOL. Gorgeous cards from the team. Hugz

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy joining your challenges. Thank you for keeping us hopping with creativity.

Gina said...

Congratulations on your 10th Birthday!

Becca Yahrling said...

Did the challenge close early? I just tried to upload my card and it says it is. Is it 5 pm Feb 29th there already?? You're way more ahead in time than I thought! LOL Well, I tried. A very happy 10th Birthday to you!!! Here's to many, many more!!

Nonni said...

Oh I'm sorry you missed it Becca! 5 pm GMT was about 4 hours ago so yep you missed it! What a pity! You are in the US right? Depending on your location I'd say GMT is 7 or 8 hours ahead of you. I hope to see you joining our new challenge starting tomorrow! It'll be a fun one!

Nonni said...

Oh and oops, there's a typo in the post... We closed at 5 pm GMT on 28th, not on 29th. We always close at 5 pm GMT on Wed with the new challenge beginning on the next day, on 7 am GMT on a Thursday morning. Sorry for causing a hassle for you! xxx