Thursday, 30 January 2014

Time Out Challenge, Sneak Peek 4 and DT Call!

Today is the exciting day when we begin our DT Call! First it's time to introduce our 4th and final round of challenges

CASE... With Your Own Twist. 

For this challenge we will be showcasing a card from one of our favourite designers. The challenge will be to use this card as inspiration for your project adding your own unique twist. Shery, our fourth DT member, is here to show us how it is done!
Shery has a very recognizable style with funky, grungy and stylish edge. For introducing our CASE challenge round she was inspired by this card  by 
Shirley-Bee who is a very cool, fun, on trend card maker! You can read all about Shery's twist to Shirley's card in her blog. Here's what she made:

The theme Shery has chosen for her card leads us smoothly to our 


"Love and/or Friendship"

We’re looking for a couple more creative paper crafters to join the TIME OUT design team! The DT term lasts a minimum of 6 months from March to August and you may continue for another term if you wish. You are required to create a DT project for our fortnightly challenges and to be available for commenting on challenge entries.  

To enter the DT Call, simply make a project following the theme of "Love and/or Friendship" and link up below.  Please also provide a link to our challenge blog in your blog post. The DT Call runs until the 20th of February and the new Design Team is announced on the 27th. The winners will be contacted by email. Take some TIME OUT to craft... And good luck!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Time Out Sneak Peek 3

Hi everyone,
time for the 3rd sneak peek here at TIME OUT Challenges! 
The 3rd challenge in our rota will be...

Theme... With an Optional Twist.

In these challenges we have simple, general themes like "Summer" or "Stamping" but there's always an optional twist -for example "Summer with Flowers" or "Stamping with Monochrome colour scheme". 

Those who follow the optional twist have a chance to win a prize -one randomly selected optional twister gets a fabulous prize from one of our sponsors! 

Challenge co-owner Nonni is here with some inspiration cards for you... 

The first card follows the theme "Love and Friendship" 

The second card follows the optional twist "Love and Friendship with no coloured in images"

The second card is created with stamps from Avocado Arts -one of our amazing sponsors.
For details of these cards, check out Nonni's blog Korttikarkuri - Runaway Cards. You'll find out she is a card maker who loves various styles and can't decide what's her favorite! 

Only 3 days now until we begin our DT Call... Come back on Thursday to read about our 4th challenge type and the DT Call details. In the meantime, remember to take TIME OUT of your busy day and craft!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Time Out Challenge, Sneak Peek 2!

Its time for our second sneak peek here at Time Out Challenges. 

The second challenge in our rota will be....

Home Sweet Home Challenge.

For this challenge we combined two things that we love......Photo Inspiration challenges and Home decor! Each Home Sweet Home Challenge will feature a photo based on home interiors. If you are like us and love to dream of your ideal home and you love to create, then this challenge will be perfect for you!

Today, we are joined by our DT member Lynn to show you just how this will work.

First off our Home Sweet Home photo:

Isn't this a gorgeous? There is so much that could inspire you here-the brickwork, the black framed mirror, the colours. What do you think inspired Lynn???

Have you guessed it? To find out you will need to visit Lynn's blog The Mango Boys and Me.

We are very honoured to have Lynn joining us. Many of you will know her from other Design Teams and I am sure will agree with me, she is the Queen of CAS!!

We hope you are enjoying our sneak peeks and do come back on Monday to find out what will be the third challenge in our rota of 4. It is only a week now to our DT call, so watch this space!

Remember to take Time Out of your busy day to craft!!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Time Out Challenge Sneak Peek 1!

Hello friends,

It's time for our first sneak peek at Time Out Challenges!

The first challenge in our rota will be:

Inspired By Words

The idea for this challenge came from our love of cue and code word challenges. These challenges are so much fun and it is amazing how we all interpret one word in so many different ways. This got us at Time Out thinking what could we all do with a bunch of words! In this challenge you will have a mixture of proverbs, quotes, and popular sayings to inspire you!

If all of this has confused you, let us give you an example. Our 'Inspired by Words' example is:

"The Greatest Distance Between 2 Friends is a Smile"

 Sandie, co-owner of this challenge, has made 2 cards to show you how you might interpret this:

and here is another interpretation:

These are just 2 examples that Sandie was inspired by these words to create! But you could go so many other ways. I am sure you are thinking through some right now!

Sandie loves to make clean and simple cards. Her blog is London Days where you will see her love for CAS cards bloom!

We have our second challenge sneak peek for you on Thursday. Keep watching this space. It will be time for our DT call very soon!!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Welcome to the Time Out Challenges!

Welcome to the TIME OUT, a brand new challenge blog starting in March 2014!!

This challenge has been created by Nonni and Sandie. We both love to take TIME OUT of our busy days and indulge in the art of crafting! And as many of you know, it is the crafting challenges that inspire us to create and take us much TIME OUT as we can.

We decided to join together and develop our own challenge blog bringing together the types of challenges that inspire us most. We came up with 4 types of challenges and gave them our own little twist! If you keep checking this blog out you will find out what our twist is, we think you will like it!!

Over the next few weeks we are going to be giving you little sneak peeks at what we are all about and introducing you to our Design Team.

        As you can see we are a very small team and we want to have some more crafters to take TIME OUT with us and join our DT. We will be having a DT CALL in February. Watch this space for details!

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And remember to take TIME OUT of your busy day and craft!