Thursday 11 July 2024

Winners #266 Photo Inspiration

Hello friends of Time Out. Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges!

We are here to announce the winner and honourable mentions of our previous challenge, which was a beautiful seaside photo inspiration. 

Our winner will receive $25 coupon to use at Lawn Fawn store. Thank you Lawn Fawn for being our generous sponsor! 


The winner is:



 Congratulations on your win Nancy! We loved your use of dies in this stylish card. 

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 Guest Designer for a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, please let her know if you are interested.

The Honourable Mentions go to these fabulous card makers: 





Congrats, everyone! 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.

Before we go, we'd like to remind you that our current Theme Challenge 'Seeing Stars' is still running for about a week. Do check out the challenge post with wonderful DT inspiration HERE. We'd love to see you Taking Time Out and Joining Us! Happy Crafting!



Thursday 4 July 2024

Challenge #267 - Seeing Stars

Hello friends of Time Out!

Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges! 

It's time for a new challenge, and for the next fortnight it's a theme challenge:

Seeing Stars


You can bring stars to your projects anyway you want, but if if your interpretation is less than obvious, please do let us know how you were inspired by the theme!

Our wonderful sponsor is Picket Fence StudiosThey're generously offering a $25 store credit to our challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team.


Our winner also gets called to guest design for us and this time we are joined by Simeen Batra of Simeen.creates on Instagram, winner of Time Out #263 as Guest Designer. Simeen is relatively new to the card making community and has joined it with great enthusiasm. Take a look at her work on Instagram. You are sure to be inspired.

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

"Hello, my name is Simeen! I am a momma of two little girls and a little Chihuahua named Donuts. The family keeps me super busy and I work full time as an engineering program manager, but whatever free time I do get - I spend it card making. I have only been card making for about a year and a half, but I can say I am officially in love!


Last year I discovered this community on Youtube and Instagram. The happiness and support that I saw completely drew me in. After binge watching YouTube videos, I took the plunge and bought ALL the supplies. 

And now “Add to Cart” is my favorite motto!  Clean and simple is my style, but I continue to learn and grow. 

I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me 🫶🏻"


This is Simeen's wonderful Challenge card. You can get the details on Instagram HERE.




And now for some inspiration from our design team!





















Stunning work 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 17th of July. Before linking up below, please check out "how to play" from the sidebar. Do note, that at Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours! 

Happy crafting!






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Thursday 27 June 2024

Winners - Challenge #265 - IBW "There are always flowers for those who want to see them"

Hello friends of Time Out. Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge - an Inspired By Words challenge where we were challenged to create a card inspired by the words in this quote: "There are always flowers for those who want to see them" by Henri Matisse.

The gallery was full of wonderful entries interpreting our quote. It was so uplifting to see all the beauty and creativity in the projects. Thank you to all who played with us!

Our winner will receive a generous $15 gift card to Altenew and an invitation to join our Design Team as Guest Designer for a future challenge..


And our winner is...

Stef Perry of Perry Papercrafts.


 Congratulations on your win, Stef! We loved your gorgeous floral card. The trellis-like background is the perfect setting for those marvelous blooms!

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 Guest Designer for a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, please let her know if you are interested.


The Honorable Mentions go to these fabulous card makers:

Betty of created by bjk


Poydan - of Poydan kulma


Congratulations, Betty and Poydan! 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 Photo Inspiration Challenge is still running for about a week. You can choose your inspiration from  anything in the photo that catches your eye from the lighthouse to the colors, the sea, sky, shapes... Do check out the challenge post with wonderful DT inspiration HERE. We'd love you to take Time Out and join us! Happy crafting!

Thursday 20 June 2024

Challenge #266 Photo Inspiration

Hello friends of Time Out. Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges!

Challenge #266


"https://www.vecteezy.com/free-photos">Free Stock photos by Vecteezy

It's time for a new challenge at Time Out. This time, it's a photo challenge. This photo is so full of inspiration from the lighthouse, it's surrounding buildings, the rocks, the sea, the sky, the gorgeous color palette. You can choose all, some or one element in the photo for your inspiration. Just please, if it is not obvious, tell us in your post what element(s) in the photo inspired your project for the challenge. 

Our wonderful sponsor is Lawn Fawn.

Our Challenge winner will receive a $25 Store Credit to spend at the Lawn Fawn store, and will also receive an invitation to join us as Guest Designer for a future challenge.

Today we are joined by Joyce Mehrberg of Cards by the Sea and joycemehrberg on Instagram as Guest Designer for this challenge. Joyce was winner of Time Out #262 and she is also a former Time Out Design Team Member. We are so pleased to have Joyce with us. She is a very talented and prolific card maker. You can find her more often on Instagram these days, but you can get the details of her challenge card on her blog HERE.

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

"I have been making cards and shopping for crafty supplies for well over a decade.  Clean and Simple is my go-to style, and I have been on several Challenge Design Teams over the years.  I rarely post my cards these days, having abandoned my blog when I realized almost no one visited.  You might find me very occasionally on Instagram.  In addition to card making, I love to read, knit, play pickleball and hang out with my pup Sherlock."

And here is Joyce's fabulous card:
You can fine the details HERE.



And now for some inspiration from our design team!




















taking a break

taking a break





Fabulous work 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 3rd of July. Before linking up below, kindly check out How to Play from the sidebar. Happy crafting!

Do note that at Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours. Thank you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday 13 June 2024

Winners Challenge #264 Magical

Hello friends of Time Out. Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge, "Magical". The entries were truly magical and our DT did not have an easy task choosing the winner! Our winner will receive a generous $25 gift card to Picket Fence Studios.


And our winner is...




 Congratulations on your win Claire! We loved your adorable card. The background is so unique, artsy and interesting.... And that fairy silhouette is truly magical! 

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 Guest Designer for a future challenge. When contacting Stephanie, please let her know if you are interested.

The Honourable Mentions go to these fabulous card makers:








Congrats, everyone! 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 Inspired by Words Challenge is still running for about a week. We are inspired by a very floral quote this time! Do check out the challenge post with wonderful DT inspiration HERE. We'd love to see you Taking Time Out and Joining Us! Happy Crafting!






Thursday 6 June 2024

Challenge #265 - IBW "There are always flowers for those who want to see them"

Hello friends of Time Out!

Welcome back, and we extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to 
Time Out Challenges! 

Our new challenge is one of our Inspired by Words challenges. You can be inspired by the whole quote or just choose one words/some words from it as your starting point. 

The quote is:

 “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”– Henri Matisse



Our wonderful sponsor is AltenewOur challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team will receive a $15.00 Store Credit as a prize from Altenew. In our design team samples you'll see lots of gorgeous cards made with Altenew products that we all love so much! Thank you Altenew for being our generous sponsor. 


We are so pleased to welcome Arlene Rose of Sundaystamper Papercrafts, and winner of Time Out #261 as Guest Designer. Arlene's creativity is so inspiring. Her art is eclectic in terms of design and mediums, though is it often CAS. Arlene is a frequent contributor to Time Out. We love to see her creations in the gallery! Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration.

Here is a bit about Arlene in her own words:

"From the age of two I have always had an instrument of art in my hand. It started with crayons and never stopped. I was signed up to art school after graduation from nursing school but met my hubby and that led me down a different path. I have been rubber stamping for over 45 years. 

Back then I was only able to find stamps and ink pads in the local drug store. I had my youngest, born with Down’s Syndrome, and stayed home where I began teaching online. After my boys were in school I started working in craft and stamp stores, sadly all now closed. I have been teaching card crafting as well as other crafts for 12 years in the library system. I love to share my 'talents' that God gave me with others."


This is Arlene's wonderful make. Click HERE to see all the details on her blog.



And now for some inspiration from our design team!

using Altenew  Delicate Garden  






 Using Altenew Wonderland stamp set






Using Altenew Dog Rose Bundle








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 19th of June. Before linking up below, kindly check out How to Play from the sidebar. Happy crafting!

Do note that at Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours. Thank you!




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