Thursday, 8 October 2015

REMINDER: Time Out Challenge # 41

I'm popping in quickly today to give you a quick reminder about our latest challenge at TIME OUT. We have a 'word inspiration' challenge for you this time with the phrase:

                           'AUTUMN.....the years last, loveliest smile'

You can take your inspiration from the phrase itself or maybe concentrate on one of the words, its totally up to you!!

I decided this time to use one of the words and decorate with Autumn colours around it:

I haven't used my Distress Inks for blending for quite a while and wanted to create some Autumn leaves with them.

I blended Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Spices Marmalade and Evergreen Bough on to some white CS. I then die-cut leaves from each colour in different shapes. After stamping the 'smile' and heat embossing in gold, I used some glue to layer the leaves on the card front. Once finished I added some gold sequins for a bit more shine.

The 'smile' is from CAS-ual Fridays 'Sassy Smiles'. The gold sequins are from Neat and Tangled. The leaf dies are all from Paper Smooches and from 'Flowers' and 'Roses' die sets.

I have five challenges I would like to enter:

Inkspirational Challenge # 92 

Simply Create Too Challenge # 95 (Autumn Splendor)

Simon Says Stamp - World Card Making Day

Fusion Challenge

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge  (Autumn is in the Air)

You have until next Wednesday to link your projects to the TIME OUT challenge. Please pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer Glenda have created to inspire you. Hope to see you in the Gallery!!!

Take care



  1. This is one amazing awesome card Shona. Just the perfect touches of everything!

  2. Shona, this is a CAS beauty! I love the design and the added dimension. That is a cool font for the sentiment x

  3. So happy to see you over at Fusion to Shona! This card is the touch of gold sequins.

  4. So beautiful - the colors with the gold!

  5. Loveing your blended fall colors and the focal point you made with those die cut leaves.

  6. Gorgeous fall colors on your leaves, Shona! Such a stunning sentiment and I love the gold sequins, too! Another really beautiful card!

  7. This card is amazing! I love the CAS style and the colors match perfectly with the gold sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

  8. This is a gorgeous CAS card! Love the design and the colours you used. Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  9. Wonderful card, love the colored leaves. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  10. The gold sentiment is gorgeous with those yummy autumn colours, Shona ... such lovely leafy dimension! Hugs, Anita :)

  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Shona! I really enjoy the simplicity and beauty of your sweet card, and I would really love to have you come play along in these fun challenges. We would be so delighted to have you join us and to share your amazing art. I can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations.

    Word Art Wednesday - (always) Anything Goes

    CropCrop - (always) Anything Goes

    I hope you will join us!

  12. Shona, this is gorgeous! Love the colours!

  13. Great Autumncolours and such a good idea to use some ink to colour them... Beautiful CAS-design aswell! Have a fun week!

  14. Autumn? Yep. Splendorous? Yep! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

  15. CAS perfection! I love the colours you blended into the leaves - they are perfectly Autumn and add great dimension to the design! Jill

  16. Lovely use of the colors, Shona! I love your vibrant clean and simple design!! Thanks for playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge!

  17. your card is so crisp and happy
    love that sentiment and the leaves on that colors
    great CAS card Shona

  18. Beautiful! Love the touch of gold! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Fusion Card Challenge!

  19. Gorgeous,'ve captured autumn's splendour in your lovely leaves! Smile? Only beaming brightly in seeing this!

  20. Shona, so lovely!!! Thanks for joining at FUSION So overjoyed that you did!!!!