Thursday 23 May 2024

Challenge #264 - Magical

Hello Friends of Time Out. Welcome back! If you are a newcomer to Time Out, we extend a warm welcome to you! In either case, we are so glad you are here.

For our new Challenge #264, we challenge you to be... MAGICAL. There are so many ways to interpret this word. Something magical seems to work by way of some mysterious, unseen force. If you had magical powers, you could make annoying people disappear or instantly fill your room with adorable kittens. Wizards and witches are known for their magical powers - good and/or evil. However, a gorgeous sunset or a perfect day in your favorite place can also feel magical. 

 


Our wonderful sponsor is Picket Fence StudiosThey're generously offering a $25 gift card for our Challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team. 

We are once again joined by Carol McFarland of Saw it. Had to Make it., and winner of Time Out #259 as Guest Designer. Carol is a frequent player here at Time Out. Her work is so creative and fun, and it is always a joy to see how she interprets challenges. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration!

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

"I’m a happily retired high school Spanish teacher. I like to stamp, sew, cross stitch, play word games, cook and bake. My current favorite card making techniques are die cutting and making cards that move in some way: shakers, pop-ups and fun folds. I am so excited to join the Time Out design team this month for two challenges!"

This is Carol's magical card for our challenge. Click HERE to check out all the details on her blog.



And now for some inspiration from our design team!































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 5th 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday 16 May 2024

Winners #262 - Photo Inspiration

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

It's time to announce the winners of Time Out #262 which was a Photo Inspiration Challenge. The photo  of a handmade bag that was handmade by our sponsor, Kim Heggins of Running Stitch Design. The wonderful bag in the photo is also the prize for our winner! Kim, thank you so much for your support of Time Out with your time and talent in creating inspiration pieces for us and giving them as a prize to our winner. We really appreciate you!

There were many wonderful, creative and fun projects in the gallery. The fabric Kim used to make the bag was full of dogs, dots, gingham and great colors. It was great to see all of the ways out participants were inspired by her design. Thank you everyone who played along!

And now it's time to announce our Winner and Honorable Mentions!

Challenge Winner is:



Joyce's comment about the inspiration photo in her post  was "I was inspired by the dogs...all the dogs!". We love your card, Joyce. All of the dogs are adorable, and the sentiment is perfect! This one is right up your alley. Congratulations on your win!

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.


Honorable Mentions are awarded to:



Arlene, Julia and Teresa, thank you for playing with us and sharing your wonderful 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.


Please note that we allow linking to a total of five challenges including our to be considered for the win. Please check the sidebar on our challenge blog for all of the guidelines. If you haven't played along yet, now is the time to take Time Out and craft! Come play with us!

Thursday 9 May 2024

Challenge #263 - Alphabet Magnet Day

Hello Friends of Time Out, welcome back! 

If you are a newcomer to Time Out, we extend a warm welcome to you! In either case, we are so glad you are here.

For the next fortnight we have a theme challenge for you and it is 

Alphabet Magnet Day

 

Although traditionally, we might think of magnetic letters as a children’s toy, the first known magnetic letters were actually created for the space industry. Click HERE for a bit of history behind the magnetic letters that have been decorating the faces of refrigerators for 50 years.

For this challenge you can for example use letter dies, large word dies, patterned paper with writing as focal point, embossing folders with letters or large words... many possibilities! 

If your interpretation is less obvious, we kindly ask you to let us know how you were inspired. Thank you! 

Our wonderful sponsor is AltenewThey're generously offering a $15 gift card to our winner, chosen by our DT!


We are joined by Carol McFarland of Saw it. Had to Make it., and winner of Time Out #259 as Guest Designer. Carol is a frequent player here at Time Out. Her work is so creative and fun, and it is always a joy to see how she interprets challenges. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration!

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

"I’m a happily retired high school Spanish teacher. I like to stamp, sew, cross stitch, play word games, cook and bake. My current favorite card making techniques are die cutting and making cards that move in some way: shakers, pop-ups and fun folds. I am so excited to join the TO design team this month for two challenges!"

Carol created two cards for our challenge. Click HERE to view them on her blog and get all the deets.



And now for some inspiration from our design team!






Using sponsor's Hello Sunshine stamp set


Using sponsor's Wonderful Wreath Stencil




Using Sponsor's Caps Bold Alphabet dies







(Using Altenew - Floral Acanthus 3D  embossing folder and happy die)


Fabulous 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 22nd of May. 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 2 May 2024

Winners #261 - Inspired By Words: "I'm a romantic! I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle"

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

It's time to announce the winners of Time Out #261 which was to be Inspired By the Words: "I'm a romantic! I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle" ~ Scrapbook.com

There were many wonderful, creative and lovely projects in the gallery. We all enjoyed checking them all out. Just a reminder that if it is not obvious how you were inspired by the quote (in this case), please describe it in your entry post. We had a few entries for which we could not see a correlation between our photo and the project. Please remember to
check out our general guidelines from "How to Play" on the sidebar.

Thank you everyone who played along and took inspiration from the wonderful quote!

We are once again generously sponsored by DoodlebugsWA. Challenge Winner will receive a $25 store credit to spend at the DoodlebugsWA Store. Thank you. DoodleBugs, for your continuous support of Time Out! We appreciate you so much!



And now, the moment we've all been waiting for. The following are our Winner and Honorable Mentions!

Challenge Winner is:


Congratulations, Arlene! Your adorable and humorous card was an overwhelming favorite of the Design Team. Your simple design, wonderful color choices and creative take on our quote really shone here! 

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.


Honorable Mentions are awarded to:


Birgit, Joanne and Marlena, thank you for playing with us for playing with us and sharing your wonderful 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.


Please note that we allow linking to a total of five challenges including our to be considered for the win. Please check the sidebar on our challenge blog for all of the guidelines. If you haven't played along yet, now is the time to take Time Out and craft! Come play with us!



Thursday 25 April 2024

Challenge #262 - Photo Inspiration

Hello Friends of Time Out. Welcome back! If you are a newcomer to Time Out, we extend a warm welcome to you! In either case, we are so glad you are here.

Our new challenge is a Photo Inspiration Challenge. This is a very special challenge in which our inspiration is of a handmade bag made by our wonderful sponsor, Kim Heggins of Running Stitch Design. Kim is a friend and big supporter of Time Out. She is also a former DT MemberKim has a variety of wonderful handmade bags and other things in different sizes, shapes and fabric choices in her ETSY Shop. She is once again offering one of her fabulous handmade bags as both the inspiration AND the prize for this challenge. How fun is that??

 
Here is a close-up of the photo. Do note that you do not need to use a dog image to play along - you can, for example choose to be inspired only by the colors, patterns or shapes you see in the photo. You could also go with other animals! Let your imagination be your guide. We look forward seeing your creative takes!


We are joined by Cornelia Wenokor of Stempel-Spass and winner of Time Out #258 as our Guest Designer. Cornelia is such a talented card artist with a wicked sense of humor and a great eye for design and color. Please treat your self to a visit to her blog. You are in for a real treat and a good belly laugh!

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

"My name is Cornelia – otherwise known as "Fun Stamping", which translates into Stempel Spass – the name of my blog. I am originally from Germany, hence my blog name, which just means fun stamping. For almost 30 years I have been living in New Jersey with my husband and our younger son. Our daughter now works and lives in England. I am working full time and like to spend my evenings creating cards. I have been totally hooked now for about 10 years. My favorite cards to make are CAS and one layer cards, but occasionally I do experiment with other styles. I love to tell little stories with my cards, I try to incorporate humor and I am also partial to snark. Besides card making I enjoy photography, hiking, biking, reading, classical and all sorts of ethnic music. I gave up on cooking – my hubby is now in charge of that. In addition, I love to travel! Somehow my days are always too short..."

This is Cornelia's fabulous card. Click HERE to view it on her blog.



And now for some inspiration from our design team!









A handmade Birthday card with Polta dot and checked patter paper with cute mouse images











Gorgeous 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 8th of May. 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 18 April 2024

Winners #260 Striped

Hello friends of Time Out!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge, 'Striped'. We had so many wonderful entries in this challenge, thank you everyone for playing along!

The winner of this challenge wins a $25 coupon to Lawn Fawn store. Thank you Lawn Fawn for being our supporter and fabulous sponsor!


The winner is:



Congratulations Carol! We loved your fun, colorful, striped house.  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 :









 Congratulations, ladies! Such wonderful striped cards! 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. We are Inspired by Words

"I'm a romantic! I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle"

As a special treat, our DT member Kate has made you some extra inspiration! There's plenty of ways to be inspired by this quote and romantic/down the aisle is one of the directions to go to. Thank you Kate for this beautiful reminder card! 


Now it's your turn to take Time Out and join our current challenge if you haven't already. you'll find the challenge post with a linky for your projects HERE. Happy crafting!