Thursday, 8 September 2016

Reminder: Time Out Challenge # 65

Hi everybody!! I'm just popping with a quick reminder about our current TIME OUT  challenge! We have a phrase to inspire you this time:

 “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”

You could be inspired by the whole phrase or just one word, its totally up to you. And the Gallery is full of gorgeous projects already!!

And to give you a little more encouragement we also have a Sponsor for this challenge CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. They are generously giving a $25 gift voucher to the winner of this challenge, that would be wonderful to win!!

For my card this time I still went for a 'fall leaves' theme but decided some fussy cutting was called for:

I used two Altenew stamp sets and different Altenew inks to create this design. The red leaves are just the solid leaf stamps with the black outline stamped on top, whereas the golden and green leaves have been stamped using all the leaf layers. I fussy cut them all out and attached them to the card front. I used a stitched-detail circle die on some grey CS and stamped the sentiment in black. This was popped up over the leaves on foam tape and some gold sequins added for shine.

The two Altenew stamp sets are 'Beautiful Day' and 'Remember This'. The sentiment is from the 'Remember This' stamp set. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and the circle die from Waffle Flower 'Flower Circles Die Set'.

I have three challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 96 

Simply Create Too Challenge # 117 (Fall Colours)

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge  (Stamp It)

You have one more week to link your projects to the TIME OUT challenge and if you need any help with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer Rema have created for you. Looking forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Wow! The spectrum of colors on the leaves are amazing...along with the detail on the stamps and your fussy cutting. So beautiful!

  2. Really pretty Autumn leaves - they reflect the inspiration words perfectly!

  3. This is such a lovely card! I was so impressed with the clever layout you came up with and how you formed a "frame" with your leaves in a circular pattern. It looks amazing and I adore how the sentiment looks in the middle of it! Really stunning and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. Wow what a beautiful card. The design, colours and the fussy cutting are amazing! Love it x

  5. I literally let out a HUGE sigh when I saw this work of art. Absolutely gorgeous and, considering Sprind is rearing its head in your neck of the woods, the iconic Fall card. Truly lovely.

  6. Such an amazing design Shona, suoerb stamping and fab array of colours x

  7. Super awesome Shona! Love the design.

  8. Beautiful card Shona, Don't know how I miss this before. Totally eye catching.

  9. Awesome card love it. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

  10. Stunning Shona!! As always you're amazing. Thanks for playing along with ADTCAS. x Carolyn

  11. So lovely, Shona ... those gorgeous autumnal leaves frame the sweet sentiment so beautifully! Hugs, Anita :)