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! 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Challenge #19

Are you ready to take some TIME OUT to craft?

We have a fun challenge for you this week. It is a theme with a twist challenge and we have this for you:

Embossing with the optional twist of sparkle

Any kind of embossing can be used and if you feel like twisting with us just add some sparkle to your project. You don't have to twist but if you do you will have chance to win a stamp set from our fabulous sponsors Avocado Arts (chosen by

Hello from Avocado Arts!  We are so excited to be sponsoring TIME OUT challenges this year!  Avocado Arts offers high-quality, clear, photopolymer stamps and coordinating digital die cuts.  I fell in love with clear stamps because you can "SEE" what and where you're stamping.  My passion for crafting and creating inspired me to launch my own stamp company in May, 2011. Our stamp sets are clean and graphic with a touch of whimsy, style and flair.  We have new releases each month and our images are interchangeable. Each set has coordinating images and sentiments that are timeless and versatile. Also, as an added benefit, elements from each set are sized so they will work with past and future stamp sets.  Shop anytime on our website or join our club and receive our newest release at a discounted price. 

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Lesley. Her blog Always Playing with Paper is full
 of the most wonderful cards. Grab a coffee, kick back, take some Time Out and visit Lesley.'s blog. I am sure you will be inspired! Don't forget to come back here and check out what Lesley and the DT have created for you this week.

The winner of this challenge chosen by our DT will have the opportunity to be our Guest Designer for a future challenge.


Time Out DT 19, LIM 198, MFW November








Now it is your turn to take some much needed TIME OUT and join in the fun..twisting or not!

If you are new to TIME OUT a very big welcome!  Check out 'How to play' on the side bar then you will be ready to go!

Thursday, 13 November 2014


Hello to all Time Out friends,

What a fabulous number and standard of entries we had for our 'Inspired by Words' challenge. Our DT had a lot of fun visiting your blogs and found it hard to choose winners. Finally we came to a decision.

Top at Taking TIME OUT is

#39 Milla

Congratulations Milla, 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 chance to join in our 'Home Sweet Home' challenge. Here is the photo to inspire you:

And our team have some cards to inspire you:

Guest Designer

Time Out 18 DT Mid Challenge, AEI♥U 18, VV 9, MTDS November, MFW November

Go on, take some TIME OUT and create for fun!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Challenge #18

Hi everyone!
Another fortnight flew by... Thank you everyone who entered our Inspired by Words Challenge. Remember to come back next Thursday to see if you were top at taking TIME OUT or got a honourable mention!

Christmas is coming, slowly but surely! Our new Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration Challenge will hopefully give you some ideas for your Christmas card making... But you could be inspired to make all styles of cards, not necessarily holiday cards! Let's have a look at the inspiration photo, shall we?

Photo source: The Swenglish Home
There's a lot of great elements to be inspired by in the photo: the colour palette, materials, textures, candles, pinecones, big letters, a wreath... You name it! Our DT along with our talented guest designer Toni  from Frankie Helps Craft has been very inspired by the photo and I'm sure you'll love their samples. Please click on the names to visit everyone's personal blogs. 

Guest Designer 

Time Out 18 DT

I hope we've inspired you to take TIME OUT and join us! This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT on Wed 19th of November. We are pretty relaxed here at TIME OUT but do read "How to Play" from our sidebar before linking up. We will pick a winner and honourable mentions from the entries and our winner is invited to guest design for us. Now... take TIME OUT and craft! :)