Thursday, 24 April 2014

Challenge #4 CASE Virginia Lu With Your Own Twist!

Hello friends of TIME OUT Challenges!
Thank you for the fun filled fortnight we had with our birthday theme challenge. Remember to check out the winner and honourable mentions next Thursday!

Now it's time for our CASE With Your Own Twist challenge. Are you familiar with CASEing? CASE is short for "copy and share everything". We also ask you to add your own twist to your design. So what do we mean by your own twist?? Have a look at Virginia's card and see what inspires you about it and then add your twist...that is basically something a bit different. Perhaps change the colours, the layout, use chevrons instead of flowers....the list goes on! We would love you to twist with us and let us know what that twist is!

The very first designer we are CASEing here at TIME OUT is Virginia Lu from Yes, Virginia. I'm sure most of you know her fab blog already but those of you who don't -you are in for a treat! Before looking at the card Virginia created for us to CASE let's read what she tells about herself! 

I am Virginia Lu from Ontario ,Canada. I fell in love with stamping and card-making over 18 years ago. However, I only became active and passionate about my hobby in Fall 2008. After joining Hero Arts Flickr Group and started my blog in Sept. 2009, I haven’t stopped since! I love working with all kinds of stamps, pattern paper, inks, digital images, embellishments, stickers! My favourite style is leaning toward Clean and Simple. I like to add a “wow” factor to my cards as it gives the receivers a lasting impression and a sense of delight and charm. I have been lucky to have a few cards published in Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking, Papercrafts Inspirations (UK) and CARDS. I was of of the Top 5  in 2013 Gallery Idol. Currently I design for  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Runway Inspired Challenge. I also run a new challenge blog called Virginia’s View Challenge. It’s an honor to be here at Time Out Challenge! Thanks for having me.

Now, onto the fab card we get to CASE. 

Stunning, right! Thank you so much Virginia for inspiring us. Let's look at the CASE cards from the DT!



Take some TIME OUT and think how you'd like to CASE Virginia's card... And then link up below before 7th of May 5 pm GMT. We are pretty relaxed here at TIME OUT but do check "How to Play" on our right hand side bar. 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Winners #2

It's time to announce the winner and honourable mentions of challenge #2, Home Sweet Home. We had an incredible amount of beautiful entries and had the perfect TIME OUT visiting your blogs. Thank you so much for supporting our challenge.

We begin with announcing the winner!

Top at taking TIME OUT 


Congratulations Gillian, we loved your stunning design! We are inviting you to join us as our Guest Designer in a future challenge. Please contact Nonni at if you would like to join us! And we'd love you to display our winner's badge in your blog:

Then it's time to announce (in no particular order) who got

Honours at taking TIME OUT

Congratulations ladies, your cards are stunning! Here's our honourable mention badge for you:

I'm sure you'll all agree that Gillian and HM ladies rocked the Home Sweet Home Challenge! Before going I'll remind you of our current theme challenge here 

Birthday with the Optional Twist of Masculine Birthday 

There will be two winners who will receive amazing prizes from Uniko Studio!

Are you in need of some birthday inspiration? Check out these fab cards from our DT members!

using sponsor stamps

Guest Designer
using sponsor images and the optional twist

using sponsor images

using the optional twist

using the optional twist

using the optional twist

2014-04-11 Birthday owl 613 Avenue Create

You still have almost a week to play along. Take some TIME OUT and link up here!  

Thursday, 10 April 2014

TIME OUT Challenge #3

Hello all you lovers of your crafty TIME OUT!
You sure did blow us away last week with your fabulous entries. It is going to take us ages and a lot of head scratching to decide who we are going to choose as our winners!

Lets move on to our new challenge. This week we have our Theme challenge with an optional twist. The theme is:

with the optional twist of a Masculine Birthday.

You can choose any kind of Birthday you want or you can choose to make a Masculine Birthday card and twist along with us!

Each Theme Challenge we have prizes and this week we are sponsored by the fabulous Uniko Studios owned by our very own DT member Bev

Hey TIME OUT Challenge Fans! Uniko Studio is super happy to be sponsoring the TIME OUT Challenges this year. As you may or may not know Uniko Studio is a small company based in the North east of the UK. The company is run solely by myself (Beverley Brown) and I design all the products along with running the business and all the day to day business activities it involves! I have been making handmade cards and playing with paper crafts for well over 15 years now. It was while I was at university studying a BA (Hons) in Surface Pattern Design the concept of Uniko Studio was born and I decided to combine my passion for paper crafts & stamping with design and launched the business back in February 2011. Uniko Studio specialises in high quality photopolymer stamps manufactured here in the UK, digital downloadable patterned paper collections and we have just started to branch out into matching & stand alone 100% steel dies. Our products can be purchased through the website and I offer FREE Worldwide Shipping on all orders over £50. A small selection of our products are also available at for those of you across the pond!
For those using the optional twist you could win a £15 gift voucher to Uniko Studio (randomly selected)

And our winner chosen by the DT members will win this stamp set:

and this die set

This week our Guest Designer is Beverley of The Sweetest of Peas. Beverley won our very first challenge and we are so pleased she has joined us the week. Please make her welcome and show her some love!

And here are our cards:

Beverely-our Guest Designer.
using Uniko Stamps and with the twist

using Uniko Studio stamps and the optional twist.

using the optional twist

without optional twist

 using Uniko Studio stamps but without the twist

without optional twist

using the optional twist

using the optional twist

using optional twist

Now it is your turn to take some TIME OUT and create a paper crafting project following the Happy Birthday Theme with the optional twist of a Masculine Birthday.

We are pretty relaxed here at TIME OUT but do check 'How to Play' on our right hand side bar.

Link up your project by Wednesday 23rd 5pm GMT

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Winners #1

It is time for us to announce the winners of our very first challenge here at TIME OUT. But before we do we would like the thank you for all your support. We were overwhelmed with the number and standard of entries. It was very hard to choose our top picks.

We will start by announcing, in numerical order, who got

Honours at TIME OUT


Time Out 1

Congratulations and please grab the badge below for your blogs (also found at the top tab)

And now for our winner and the person who we all thought was 

Top at taking Time Out

and the winner of the prizes from our sponsors


Congratulations Mac Mable! We would also love you to be a Guest Designer for us. Please contact Sandie at within 5 days for details of your prize and GDT.

Here is your winner's badge (also found at the top tab)

There is still time to enter our Home Sweet Home challenge with this photo to inspire you:

If your mojo needs a little waking up-here are few cards from our DT that were inspired by this photo:



Shery has 2 very different cards here to show you there are so many ways to be inspired by this photo!

2014-03-28 CAS Mom life is better because of you


Take TIME OUT and link up here, you could be our next Guest Designer!