Thursday, 19 January 2017

Challenge #75 CASE With Your Own Twist

Hi all!
Welcome to the second challenge of 2017! We have one of our CASE challenges for you and this time we are CASEing the wonderful Ksenija. Her blog Sweet Kobylkin is surely familiar to many of you: Ksenija belongs to several design teams and her artsy CAS designs are very inspiring. Let's give a warm welcome to Ksenija!

"Hello! My name is Ksenija aka Sweet Kobylkin. Today I am very delighted to join Time Out Challenge blog as a Guest Designer. I make cards and enjoy Clean and Simple style from pure minimalism which I call Hard CAS to soft Mixed Media. I often try new materials, supplies, and techniques and write about my experience in my blog Sweet Kobylkin and Instagram account @sweetkobylkin. For this card I used a new trick - heat embossed one edge of the panel with red tinsel embossing powder. I liked the effect, and you will see soon more of my cards with this delicate embellishment. I wish you all inspiration and joy of creativity. "

Now, Ksenija's amazing card for us:

Isn't this card pretty? You could be inspired by the colors, the layout, the theme, the tone on tone background, the narrow heat embossed red strip... You name it! As always own twist are allowed here at TIME OUT so you could for example totally transform the colors to something different. The most important thing is to be inspired by Ksenija and to have fun! 

We are sponsored by Happy Little Stampers. The DT voted winner will receive a $15 voucher for HLS store. Thank you for this awesome prize, Happy Little Stampers

Our guest designer this time is the fabulous Marjan. Her blog is full of creative cards with various styles, do not miss any of it, click HERE!

Now let's see what Marjan and our design team members have come up with for your inspiration.

Guest Designer

Using sponsor stamps

Fabulous cards, I'm sure you'll all agree! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft! This challenge runs until Wed Feb 1st 5 pm GMT. Happy crafting! 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Challenge #74 Reminder


Have you joined in our Theme challenge?

The Theme is:


and we have an optional twist:

White on White 
(you can use black and other neutrals for the sentiment)

If you twist with us you could win a £15 gift voucher from our fabulous sponsors Uniko

Our Guest Designer Claire is joining us again this week with another amazing card. Take a few moments to check out Claire's blog Life on The Scrap Heap. She is so very creative, we are sure you will love what you see.

Lets have a look at what Claire and the DT have made to inspire you to join us:

Using Sponsor Stamps

Fabulous inspiration!

You still have nearly a week to join us. This challenges closes next Wed 19th Jan 

Enjoy x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Winners #73

Hello All,

Here at Time Out we will now be announcing the Winners on a Wednesday. We felt we wanted to really showcase those that came top at TIME OUT and those who got honours at Time Out.

Here we go for challenge #73.

Top at taking time out is:

#38 Jane

Congratulations Jane! If you would like to join us as a future Guest Designer please contact Sandie at within one week. To collect your prize from STAMPlorations please contact within one week.
Here is the badge for your blog:

And now for those who got honours at taking Time Out:

#5 Karren J

#8 Maarit

#47 Foleysfriend

Congratulations, all fabulous cards. To collect your prize form STAMPlorations please contact Shery at within one week. Here is the badge for your blog:

You still have time to take part in our current challenge:

Winter with the optional twist of White on White.

We will be back tomorrow with some inspiration cards from our Design Team.

Have a fun day and congratulations to all our winners.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Challenge #74 Theme with Optional Twist

Hi All,

Here at TIME OUT we wish you all a very Happy New Year.

We are here today with our first challenge of 2017.

We are starting the New Year with our 'Theme' challenge with a optional twist. 

The Theme is:


and the optional twist is:

White on White
(you can use black and other neutrals for the sentiment)

If you twist with us you have chance of winning a £15 gift voucher for Uniko, our fabulous sponsor for this challenge. We will draw this randomly. Check out what you could spend your voucher on in Uniko's store here


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Claire

Claire has played along at Time Out from challenge #1 and we always love her cards. Check out her amazing blog Life on the Scarp Heap-you will see why we are so happy to have Claire join us for this challenge. Her creativity blooms with every card she makes.

Lets see what Claire and the DT have made to inspire you:




Using Sponsor Images and dies

Ready to kick back and take some TIME OUT to craft with us? We really hope to see you get all warm and crafty and add a little twist if you want!

You have until Wednesday 18th Jan, 5pm GMT to play.

Enjoy x

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Winners #72 Reminder #73

Hi everyone!

I hope your holiday season has been wonderful! I'm glad you've popped by today to check the winner and honorable mentions of our previous challenge where we CASEd a beautiful card by Kim. So, without further do:

Top at Taking TIME OUT

Congratulations M@rjan! We'd love you to guest design in a future challenge. Please contact Nonni at nonniscards @ gmail. com (without the spaces) within a week if you are interested! Here's our badge for your blog:

This time the honourable mentions go to


Congratulations ladies, we loved your CAS beauties! Here's our badge for your blogs:

Now it's time to remind you of our current challenge. We are Inspired by Words

'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'

We are proud to be sponsored by STAMPlorations! All details of the challenge and prizes can be found here. After admiring our second round of DT cards, it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft!  

Guest Designer

using STAMPlorations stamps and stencil

using STAMPlorations stamps

using STAMPlorations stamps

We hope you'll enjoy the rest of the year 2016 taking many crafty TIME OUTs! :) 

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Challenge #73 Inspired by Words

Hi friends!

Only a couple of days until Christmas... And time for the last TIME OUT Challenge of 2016! Thank you everyone for your continuous support for our challenge blog. Don't forget to come back next Thursday to see if you won our previous challenge! 

The beginning of the new year 2017 being just around the corner we've come up with a wonderful Inspired by Words challenge for you:

'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'

Beautiful quote, isn't it? Very appropriate for several occasions. Our DT has made wonderful samples for you on how to interpret this. You can be inspired by only one word, some words or the whole quote. 

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations, whose owner and designer Shery we are proud to have as one of our design team members. The prizes are amazing: a 20 $ gift voucher for the winner and 10 $ vouchers for each of our two honorable mentions! Thank you Shery for these generous prizes! 

We are also happy to have Marina back as our guest designer. Marina is a wonderful card artist crossing between many styles -have a look at her blog My Perfect Life if you are not familiar with it already!

Now let's see what Marina and our DT members have created for your inspiration.

Guest Designer

using sponsor stamps

using sponsor stamps

Great work by everyone, I'm sure you'll agree! Now its your turn to take TIME OUT and craft. I hope this challenge inspires you during your Christmas holidays! Happy crafting!