Thursday, 28 September 2023

Challenge 248 - Cancer Awareness/Friendship/Encouragement - Optional Free Digi!

Hello, friends of Time Out.

It's time for a new challenge, and this is an extra special one. In years past, we had a breast cancer awareness themed challenge at this time of year. More recently, we expanded our challenge to acknowledge all kinds of cancers, chronic illnesses and other diseases that affect us and/or our loved ones and for which greetings of friendship, encouragement and support are so important to share.


This year, we have been gifted a digital stamp created by Jane Beljo of Jane's Doodles and currently designing for Creative Expressions. The image below is available to our Design Team and to YOU to use for our challenge. It is NOT mandatory for participation, but please feel free to use it if the spirit moves you. Just right click on the image, download, resize and print. We would love to see your creations with it!

Notice that each of the adorable animals in the trio has a ribbon on their clothing. You can color those ribbons as you choose for a loved one who is dealing with a cancer or chronic illness, or in honor of one who has lost their battle. Your card can also be a card of friendship, support and/or encouragement for someone who needs it for any reason.

We are sponsored by Jane's Doodles. We are very grateful to Jane for her donation of this image for our Design Team and participants to use for this special challenge and their personal use if they so desire.


The challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team will have the choice of 3 digital stamps from Jane's website, and will also be invited to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

We warmly welcome Jaydee of Stampin! with Jaydee as our Guest Designer. Jaydee is a very talented card maker who is passionate about many things - some of which are art, literature, cooking and travel. We are especially happy to have her designing with us, as this challenge theme is near and dear to her heart. The following is a little about Jaydee in her own words:

"Hi. My name is Jaydee and I have been crafting and card making for over a decade.  It's one of the things that helps me relax and unwind after a long day at the office.  Playing along with challenges and being a member of design teams is one of the ways I find inspiration.  I just love being a part of this positive, supportive and creative community and am so happy that I got to participate with Time Out for this specific challenge.  Today's card was created for all my loved ones that have been affected by cancer.  I named my post for this card - Not All Heroes Wear Capes.  Huge thanks to Time Out for giving me the opportunity to participate."

This is Jaydee's wonderful card using Jane's digi. You can link to it on her blog HERE.




And now for some inspiration from our design team!











Using Sponsor's - Plumeria Digi Stamp set








Such inspiring cards for the important cause from everyone, I'm sure you all agree. Now it's your turn to take Time out and join us! This challenge runs until 5 pm on Wednesday 11th of October. Before linking up below, please read "How to Play" from our sidebar. At Time Out we only allow five challenges combined, one of them being ours. 


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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! 

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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!


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