Thursday, 17 August 2017

Challenge #90

Hi There,

We have a new Theme Challenge starting today and the Theme is:

Autumn with the optional twist of Speed Stamping

We are defining speed stamping as making your card in 10 mins or less. This excludes the time you need to plan the design and get all your products ready to make the card.

So get all your cardstock, dies, inks etc ready before you start the clock!

This speed stamping is optional and purely just for fun. We would love you to tell us how long it took you to make your card. We have a prize for all those who choose to speed stamp but this will not be for the fastest just chosen randomly from those who just have a go!

Our prize is a $15 gift voucher from our superb sponsors Happy Little Stamper

Happy Little Stampers

The very creative Elaine is our Guest Designer this week.

I am sure many of you know Elaine and her stunning blog Craft-E-Place. If not pop on over there and we guarantee you will be inspired.

Now some inspiration from Elaine and the DT-you will see those of the team who used speed stamping have let you know how long it took them to make their cards!

8 mins 5 seconds

8 mins 28 seconds

9 mins 58 seconds

7 mins, 58 seconds

8 mins 5 seconds

Now its your turn to take some TIME OUT and join in....if you don't have much time, why not twist with us and speed stamp!!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Reminder Challenge #89

Hi friends of TIME OUT!

We are here with the second round of Challenge #89 DT cards for your inspiration! In our current challenge we are inspired by this amazing photo:

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations. For all the challenge details and prize info, scroll down or click HERE. You still have about one week to take TIME OUT and join us!

Let's have a look what our our reminder team members along with our talented guest designer Trinia created.

Guest Designer

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Winners Challenge #88

Hello friends of TIME OUT!

We are here to announce the winners of our previous challenge where we were inspired by these words: 

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 

We had so many beautiful entries... Thank you everyone! Our design team did not have an easy task to select the winner and honourable mentions but here are the results of the voting!

Top at Taking TIME OUT is

Congratulations Lucie G, we loved your fun design! Please contact Nonni at within one week, we'd love to have you guest designing for us in a future challenge! Do grab your badge from above.

Then the Honourable Mentions:

Well done, ladies! Here's our badge for your blogs:

This was the winner's post for this week... Congratulations again to everyone! Please come back tomorrow for second round of DT cards for our current Home Sweet Home photo inspiration challenge. 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Challenge #89 Home Sweet Home

Hi friends of TIME OUT,
Welcome to a new challenge! The next fortnight we have one of our Home Sweet Home photo challenges for you -in these challenges we are inspired by home decor and having fun getting ideas from stylish interiors. Here's our photo this time:

There's many ways to find inspiration by this photo. You can use anything you see in the photo like the map wall paper, the sofa, the lamp, or even the cute hat as your starting point... Or just go with the colors or the masculine feel of the scene. 

This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations and our winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 voucher to their store. Thank you STAMPlorations for your continuous support to TIME OUT Challenges!

Our guest designer is a regular TIME OUT player and a fantastic card maker Trinia from My Crafting Closet. She has the most fantastic CAS style with fabulous coloring skills and eye for detail... If you don't follow her blog yet, now is the time to click HERE and join the group of her many fans!  

Let's see what Trinia and the TIME OUT design team have created for your inspiration.

Guest Designer

Fantatic inspiration, I'm sure you'll all agree! Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft. This challenge runs until 5 pm BST Wed 16th of August. Have fun creating, we can't wait to visit your blogs!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Reminder Challenge #88

Hi There,

We are here to remind you that you still have time to join in our latest 'Inspired by Words' challenge. Our words are:

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 

You can use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire you.

Our Guest Designer Toni is joining us again with this stunning card:

And some more inspiration from the Design Team:

You still have nearly one week to play. The challenge closes at 5pm BST on 2nd August.

You can see all the details of this challenge, more inspiration from the DT and link your project here.

Take some TIME OUT and enjoy!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Winners #87

Hi Friends of Time Out,

We are here to announce the winners of our last challenge-our CASE of this fabulous card by Cornelia.

We had so many amazing entries.

 A huge thank you Cornelia for continually inspiring us all!

Top at Taking Time Out is:

#8 Elaine

Congratulations Elaine! To redeem your prize from our superb sponsor Happy Little Stampers please email Kylie at, within one week.
We would like to invite you to be our Guest Designer for a future challenge. Please contact Sandie at, within one week, if you would like to join us!

Here is Winner's badge for your blog:

Now here are those we chose to get 'Honours at Taking Time Out'

#12 Maria

#16 Pri

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

#33 Aileen-Colour and Sparkle

Congratulations, amazing cards.

Here's our badge for your blogs:

You still have a week to join in our current 'Inspired by Words' challenge.
Our Words are:

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely'

Check out all the details for this challenge here and come back tomorrow to see some more inspiration from our DT.
Enjoy your day x

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Challenge #88

Hi All,

Ready to take some TIME OUT and get crafty with us?

We hope we can inspire you with our new 'Inspired by Words' challenge. The words this week come from the Children's novel 'Twits' by Roald Dahl:

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 

You can use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire you. You might want to go with 'shine' or 'sunbeams' as many of you are seeing that this time of year. Or why not remind someone they 'look lovely'....perhaps send someone 'good thoughts'. So many possibilities with this one quote!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Toni.
Her blog Frankie Helps Craft is a delight to visit. Take some Time Out and pop over there and have a browse. We guarantee you will love what you see. We are so happy Toni is joining us for this challenge.

Let's see what Toni and the DT have created, inspired by our phrase:

We hope these inspire you to take some TIME OUT and get crafty.
You have until 5pm BST on Wednesday 2nd August to join us.
Enjoy you TIME OUT!