Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Double The Joy Winner

We are here to announce the winner of our extra special challenge to congratulate DT member Bev on the birth of her twins Josh and Ben.

Thanks to all of you who took TIME OUT to celebrate with us.

Our prize is a £20 gift voucher to Bev's fabulous Uniko store

Our winner chosen by random.org is

Congratulations! Please contact Sandie at sandiesandie16@gmail.com within a week to claim your prize.

Our current challenge is:

Stamping with the optional twist of Apples

Avocado Arts  are sponsoring this challenge with a stamp set up for grabs!

Join in here

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Challenge #15

Have you been taking TIME OUT to get crafty recently?
If not we are here to give you the perfect excuse to take some crafty time to yourself and get inky!

We have our 'theme challenge with a twist' for you and this week we want to see:

STAMPING with the optional twist of APPLES

Basically that means we want to see some kind of stamping on your project even if it is just the sentiment. Plus if you feel like twisting with us add an apple/apples.

If you do twist then you will be in for a chance of winning a stamp set from our wonderful sponsors Avocado Arts (chosen by random.org)

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 www.avocadoarts.com or join our club and receive our newest release at a discounted price. 

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Loll. Her blog Stamping with Loll is full of inspiring projects, check it out here-you will love what you see!

And don't forget that the DT will vote, whether you twist or not, and if you win you could be joining us as Guest Designer very soon!

Now inspiration time:


using sponsor stamps







Our 'Double the Joy' challenge is still open. We have a £20 Uniko gift voucher on offer here so how about joining in that challenge also. Details here

For our 'Stamping with the optional twist of Apples' you have until Wednesday 8th Oct BST to link up and don't forget to check the 'How to Play' list on the side bar.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Winners #13

It is time for us to announce the winners of our 'Inspired by Words' challenge. We had such a wonderful variety of cards. The DT found it difficult to choose the winners! But in the end we managed to narrow it down and here we go...

Top at taking TIME OUT is

#31 Carol

Congratulations Carol! A well deserved win. We'd like to invite you as a guest designer to a future challenge so please contact Nonni at korttikarkuri @gmail.com within a week if you are interested! Here's your badge:

This time the Honourable Mentions (in no particular order) go to:

#27 Island Scraps (Margaret)

Jill V

Congratulations Ladies and here is your badge

You still have time to take part in a current Home Sweet Home challenge and be inspired by this photo:

Need some inspiration??? Our DT are on hand and have created these card to inspire you:

Now it is your turn. Take some TIME OUT to yourself and join in the fun!

Plus we are still running our special challenge here for Bev

Double the Joy!

£20 Uniko Studio voucher to be won!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Surprise! An Extra Challenge at Time Out: "Double the Joy"!


You are not mistaken, it's Monday, not Thursday... But you are looking at a TIME OUT Challenge all the same! We have an extra special extra challenge for you to congratulate our extra wonderful DT member Bev! Two weeks ago Bev went to hospital for giving birth to two little beans... And is now a proud mum of twin boys, Josh and Ben! Congratulations to Bev, her husband and the boys! We want to celebrate this special occasion by hosting this extra challenge with the theme

Double the Joy

In other words, use two of something in your creation. We are picking a winner for this challenge with random.org and the winner will get a £20 voucher to Bev's own stamp company 

This challenge will run for a fortnight like our challenges always do so we'll be having two challenges that run simultaneously: this one and the Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration Challenge that started last Thursday. Double the Joy! ;)

Shall we see how our DT members want to congratulate Bev? I hope we'll inspire you to play along!

using stamps by Uniko Studio

using stamps by Uniko Studio

using stamps by Uniko Studio

Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and celebrate with us! We hope to see our gallery filled with Double the Joy creations before 5 pm BST 29th of September. Don't forget to visit Bev -there's super cute photos of Josh and Ben in her blog here. After having a look of those two... It's time for a crafty TIME OUT!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Challenge #14 Home Sweet Home

Hi friends and followers of TIME OUT!
I'm super excited about our new challenge: not only do we have a FAB inspiration photo for you but this is also the first challenge with our new, BIG design team! If you missed the introductions of our 4 new members last week, click here.   We enjoyed going through the entries in our previous challenge and are eager to see how our Home Sweet Home photo inspires you this fortnight! 

Our guest designer this week is Christine from Poppaea Cards. I hope you'll give her a warm welcome by visiting her blog and leaving her a comment. We love the CAS design Christine created for us. Play along in our challenges and one day you might be guest designing for us!

With the amazing display of DT cards that we have for you not much words are needed for our photo inspiration this time -let's let the photos speak! 

guest designer

Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft! How does our Home Sweet Home photo inspire you? We'd love to see what you create! The challenge runs until 5 pm BST 24th of September. Please check "How to Play" from the right sidebar before linking up. Most importantly, have fun taking TIME OUT!