Thursday, 25 December 2014

Winners #20 and Merry Christmas!

Hello TIME OUT friends!

We are all enjoying the Holidays right now... But a quick TIME OUT is needed for winner and honourable mentions of challenge #21 where we CASEd Aimes

Top at taking TIME OUT is


Congratulations Valentyna! Below is your winner's badge. We'd like to invite you as a guest designer to a future challenge. Please contact Nonni at korttikarkuri @ gmail. com (without the spaces) within one week if you'd like to join us!

Then our Honourable Mentions

Congratulations to both Karens! :) Below is your badge.

If you have Christmas themed projects you haven't linked up to challenges yet or you have already begun with your Valentine's Day projects you could enter them to our current challenge "Christmas is Love with All the Trimmings" here . Here's inspiration for you from our talented GD Shirley and some of our DT members. With these cards we'd like to wish you all Merry Christmas! We hope you'll have TIME OUT for relaxing and crafting during holidays. Thank you for your continuous support during our first year in blogland and see you again 2015 at TIME OUT Challenges!

Our first challenge of 2015 begins on January 8th and the winners of our current challenge are announced on January 15th. 

Time Out DT 21 Mid

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Challenge #21

It is hard to believe we are at our last challenge of the year!

Before we introduce this challenge we would like to thank you all for your support in helping us grow our challenge since we started TIME OUT Challenges in March.

We also want to thank our wonderful Design Team who have worked so hard to help us grow TIME OUT and for each challenge have created such inspiring cards.

For our last challenge we want you to be 'inspired by words' and these words are:

Christmas is Love with all the Trimmings

You can be inspired by the whole phrase or just a one or two of the words. If you need more Christmas cards then just go with the word Christmas and make any kind of Christmas project. If you have finished all your Holiday cards why not go with 'Love' and make a Valentine's card. Trimmings....what could you do with that...perhaps Christmas day dinner or how about ribbons? I am sure you are all full of so many ideas.

Our Guest Designer this week is Shirley. Her blog Shirley-bee is just so full of creative and inspiring projects-take some TIME OUT and visit, you will come away ready to create!

Here is the card Shirley made for our challenge this week:

Here is some inspiration from out team:






Time Out DT 21, SSSM 15-12, SSSWIW 11




Thursday, 11 December 2014


Hello to all Time Out friends,

We were overwhelmed with the number of entries we had for our 'Embossing with the optional Twist of Sparkle'
Our DT were kept very busy visiting your blogs but it was really worth it as we came away so inspired by you all!

We have a few winners to announce so lets get straight to it:

The winner of our prize from Avocado Arts chosen by random from all who decided to twists with us is:

#61 Bozena

Congratulations Bozena! Please contact Nonni at korttikarkuri@gmail. com within a week to claim your prize.

Now for the prizes chosen by our Design Team:

Top at Taking TIME OUT is

#114 Chrissie

Congratulations Chrissie, we loved your card! We'd like to invite you to guest design in a future challenge. Please contact Nonni at korttikarkuri gmail. com within a week if you would like to join us. Here's your winner's badge:

Now for our Honourable Mentions in numerical order:

Congratulations Ladies and here are your badges:

There is still time to enter our 'CASE' challenge. We are CASEing this amazing card made be the inspiring Aimes

Let it Snow

And a few cards from our DT to inspire you:

Time Out DT 20 Mid, LIM 201, CASology 125, JUGs 270, Uniko Studio 16, SSSWIW 11

Time to take some TIME OUT and have fun and join in with us!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Challenge #20: CASE Amy Wanford With Your Own Twist!

Hi all friends of TIME OUT!

Let me start this post by thanking everyone who entered our previous challenge. I think we hit our record number of entries! Great job from all of you. Remember to come back next Thursday to see if you won or got an honourable mention!

Our second last challenge before Christmas is a CASE (=copy and share everything) With Your Own Twist Challenge. The amazingly talented designer, a professional crafter that we are CASEing is Amy Wanford from Crafting Confessions. Let's read what Aimes tells about herself before taking a look at the beautiful card we are CASEing from her. 

Hey! I'm Amy Wanford (aka Aimes and soon to be Amy Gray as I get married in January!) and I'm a lover of  tea, toast and papercrafting here in Sheffield, England. I've always been a paper/stationery addict and was introduced to the wonderful world of cardmaking in 2008. My love of it has taken me on some crazy adventures from being on wonderful Design Teams (I'm currently on the Clearly Besotted Design Team), having my designs transformed into actual stamp sets and dies to purchase to recently taking leap of faith and embarking on a career change from teaching to being the Editor of the UK magazine, Simply Cards & Papercraft. And now, I'm delighted to be featured here today - thank you so much to Time Out for having me! :) 

Congratulations Aimes for the amazing career news! 

Here's Amy's card that we are CASEing:

What a great card for this time of year! There's many possibilities how to be inspired by this card: Christmas theme, the sentiment, white space, snowflakes, hearts, layout, layers... You name it! Your own twist can be something very simple: maybe changing up the colours a bit, going for flowers instead of snowflakes... No need to stress about it! Just have fun taking TIME OUT and CASEing Amy! :) Let's see what kind of cards the TIME OUT design team members along with guest designer Milla have created for your inspiration. I hope you'll visit Milla's blog Mustesormi and all the DT blogs too!

Guest Designer

Time Out 20 DT

Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and CASE Amy! This Challenge runs until 5 pm GMT on 17th of December. We are pretty relaxed here at TIME OUT but please have a look at "How to Play" in the sidebar before linking up. Have fun crafting!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Winners Challenge #18

Hi friends of TIME OUT!

I'm here to announce the winner and honourable mentions of challenge 18 which was our Home Sweet Home Challenge. Ready? 

Top at taking TIME OUT is

Congratulations Shirley, your card is stunning! We'd like to invite you to guest design in a future challenge: please contact Sandie at within one week if you are interested! Here's your winners badge:

Then the honourable mentions!

Well done ladies! Here's your badge:

Our Challenge #19, Embossing with the optional twist of Sparkle is still running for about a week here. In need of ideas? Here's some DT cards for your inspiration!

Time Out 19 DT, LIM 199, SCT 75, Uniko 16

I hope you enjoy our second round of DT inspiration and congratulations again to Shirley, Jill and Bine! Have a fun rest of the week and remember to take TIME OUT and craft!