Thursday, 17 August 2017

TIME OUT #90 - Autumn Theme

We have a new TIME OUT challenge for you - this fortnight we are looking for Autumn themed cards - it's getting to that time of year already :)

There is a really fun optional twist for the challenge as well - speed stamping. We are challenging you to stamp your card in 10 minutes or less (not including time to gather supplies). If you need some incentive to give speed stamping a go, our fabulous sponsor, Happy Little Stampers is offering a  gift voucher to a random entry that does the optional twist!

Our guest designer for this challenge is Elaine from Craft-E Place - her designs are fabulous so make sure you check out her blog.

So here is my Autumn themed card:

No twisting for me this week - I am just not a very fast stamper :(  For this card, I stamped and clear embossed the Neat & Tangled leaves on some Distress Watercolour paper. I then used some Brushos to colour the leaves in different Autumn colours. I added some splatters to the panel - black and copper to stay with the Autumn theme. The greeting from W Plus9 was white embossed on a black MFT die cut banner and popped up on the card base.

We can't wait to see your Autumn themed cards - so make sure take some TIME OUT to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

We're Gonna Need A Bigger... Cake!

Just a quick share today inspired by a couple of challenges. This is actually a re-make of a card that I made a while back but never shared on my blog - it is a great masculine Birthday card - and I can never have too many of those!

The wave was created by smooshing some Tumbled Glass and Broken China onto a piece of Distress watercolour paper - drying between the layers. I added some white splatters as well with Studio Calico white mist. The shark (from Avery Elle) was coloured with Copics, coated with Wink of Stella, and popped up with a mini action wobbler. The greeting is from the same Avery Elle stamp set - here is how it is completed on the inside of the card:

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

TIME OUT #89 - Home Sweet Home Inspiration

We're back at TIME OUT with another inspirational Home Sweet Home picture this week:

21 Ways to Make the Industrial Look Work for You including brick veneer, pallet coffee tables and map walls:

In addition to this great photo, we also have a fabulous guest designer to inspire you this week: Trina from My Crafting Closet has some great designs and inspiration to share so make sure you stop by her blog.

Here is how I was inspired:

I think that it is pretty obvious where I drew my inspiration :) I immediately thought of this Neat & Tangled Origami map stamp and die set that I have and I had to use it. I stamped the map and then coloured it with some Copics. I die cut the map and then popped it up on a black card base using some black foam tape. I love the shadow that this creates around the map - here is a better photo of it. 

I used a Stamplorations sentiment to finish the card. We are lucky to have Stamplorations as our sponsor for this challenge - the winner will receive a gift voucher for their store.

So take some TIME OUT and play along with us - we can't wait to see how you are inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 6 July 2017

TIME OUT#87 - CASEing Cornelia

This week at TIME OUT, we are CASE-ing the incredible creative Cornelia from Stempel Spass - I love her designs - they are always so much fun and her CASE card is no exception!

We also have a great Guest Designer with us this week: Pooja from Reusing, Cards & Quilling has some great designs so make sure to stop by her blog. 

Here is my card:

OK - so my CASE is a little bit "loose" but I was really inspired by the fun KatzelKraft image that Cornelia used so I wanted to use a KatzelKraft critter as well - I went with a cat instead of a bird though. I had this previously stamped card base (stamp is an older Studio Calico one), and I thought that it went perfectly with the cat image... it looks like the cat is apprehensive about the numbers... sometimes I feel like that on my Birthday ;)

I stamped the cat and coloured it with Copics. I then stamped the greeting - also from Studio Calico - outlined it and cut it out like on the CASE card. I added an extra Taylored Expressions greeting on the inside of the card to complete it: "Another year older, definitely, another year wiser, maybe" - I thought it worked well with the image.

We can't wait to see how Cornelia's card inspires you - so take some TIME OUT to join us!

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Thursday, 22 June 2017


It's time for a theme challenge and we are looking for Celebration themed cards with an optional twist of keeping it one layer. As an added incentive for keeping it one-layer, our fabulous sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays, is offering a $25 gift voucher to a random entry that uses the optional twist!!!

Our guest designer for this challenge is the incredible Tae-Eun - I am sure you are already familiar with her wonderful CAS card designs but make sure to visit her blog to check out her take on this challenge :)

Here is my take on the challenge - a bright celebratory rainbow:

This card is all about this wonderful sentiment stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays - I couldn't chose just one sentiment to use - so I decided to use them all :)  I actually made this a mass card production (you can never have too many Birthday cards) so I lined the stamps up in my MISTI and stamped them on 6 different colours of cardstock in Versamark so that I could heat emboss them in white. I then used my trimmer to cut apart the greetings before mixing and matching them on 6 different card bases. Some of them, I adhered directly to the card base (above), and some of them I adhered with foam tape to add some dimension (below). I had planned on making a similar card with the optional one-layer twist by inking the stripes on the card base and then adding the white heat embossing but I ran out of time..... so no twisting from me this week..

How are you going to interpret this theme? We can't wait to see your creations so make sure you take the TIME OUT to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

ATCAS Guest Designer - Cheers!

I am thrilled and so honoured to be Guest Designing at Addicted To CAS today - I was asked to play along based on this card from the Pink challenge a couple of weeks back.

The cue card for this week's challenge?

And here is my take on the cue card:

For some reason, I seem to have a lot wine themed stamps in my stash ;) but I chose this older MFT one for my card. I kept it really simple by stamping the image and the greeting in SSS Intense Black ink, and I coloured the image using Copics. I added some sparkle to the champagne with my Sakura glitter pen - including some extra bubbles. I also added a layer of Glossy Accents to the glass to intensify the sparkle. I finished off the card with two types of washi tape along the bottom of the card, and a thin strip of black card stock to finish it off.

Thanks again to the wonderful DT at Addicted to CAS for having me along today and I hope that you will join us for this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

TIME OUT#85 - Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration

The challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT is a photo inspiration challenge - check out this fabulous tropical-themed Home Sweet Home picture:

Laura Ashley Blog | SPRING / SUMMER 2015 INTERIOR TRENDS |

Our guest Designer this week is Ashwini from Experiments with Card Making Etc  - her designs are always so creative so make to check them out. 

We are also sponsored by Happy Little Stampers - who are offering a $15 gift voucher to the winner!!

Here is my card:

I kept things really simple - masked the edges of a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper, and then clear embossed the flowers using a Stamplorations stencil. I used some Brushos and water to paint the open space, and then I ironed off the embossing powder -I actually used my Minc machine which works beautifully for it :)  I adhered the panel to a top folding card base and added a white embossed W Plus 9 sentiment and some green gems from my stash. When I looked at the picture after I finished card, I realized there really isn't too much green in it - so I would have to say that I was more inspired by the "tropical vibe" of the picture rather than any particular element. I can't wait to see how this picture inspires others - so make sure you take some Time Out to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!