Thursday 7 May 2015

TIME OUT Challenge # 30 - Reminder

Just popping in to remind everyone about the current TIME OUT Challenge. The theme is:

                                             HOME SWEET HOME

And this is the inspiration photo:

We've had loads of amazing entries so far but the Gallery always has room for more, so I hope you join us!! And don't forget we have our Guest Designer Joyce from Cards by the Sea joining us for this challenge. I'm sure she will create something spectacular!

For this card I decided to go with the flower colour on the wall that stood out for me the most (the big dark red/pink ones) and use my card as a wall, putting the flower all over:

You knew I just had to use my favourite flower dies!!! Its a wonder they still work....

I grabbed my trusty box of paint chips and die cut flowers from plum-red and dark pink/purple samples, with a pale peachy/pink for the insides. I put these all together with washi tape on the back and then glued them to the card front. I then die-cut a circle from vellum and heat embossed the sentiment in white. This was glued over the flowers with a  couple of enamel dots hiding the glue spots and I cut off the overhanging side.

The flower dies are from Paper Smooches and the circle die from Couture Creations. The sentiment is also Paper Smooches 'Uplifters' and enamel dots from Papervine.

I have four challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Let's get Sentimental)

Paper Smooches - Sparks May Challenge Wk 1

Happy Little Stampers - May CAS Challenge 

Virginia's View Challenge # 14 

You have one more week to get your entries linked to the TIME OUT  challenge. I hope that gives you plenty of time to come up with something amazing. And as usual the rest of the Design Team have created some incredible inspiration projects for you on the blog. Hope to see you there!

Take care


  1. this is stunning Shona, gorgeous design and the vellum and embossing strip is such an amazing look x

  2. Crisp, simple and fabulous, Shona ... love how the vellum sentiment panel allows an uninterrupted view of those sweet blooms! Anita :)

  3. You are rocking your PaperSmooches goodies. Love all those awesome die cuts!

  4. The flowers look so simple, but with the lay out and the colours feels like such a warm card! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. Love that sentiment - may I just say wow, too!! Those flower die cuts look fabulous - you make magic with paint chips :)

  6. Your die cut flowers are just wonderful. Paint chips--what a brilliant idea. And, I just love how you did your sentiment on vellum and in a circle--really very eye catching and beautiful.

  7. Yes. Yes, you may... and may I say "You've said Wow so mahvelously dahling!" Yay for paint chips!!!
    =] Michele

  8. Wow it is! Love the sentiment, the vellum, the flowers!

  9. Gorgeous card Shona ! I LOVE the whole design of this ! the flowers and the sentiment on vellum are fabulous !

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  10. Always a pleasure coming by your blog Shona! Your designs never disappoint . . . another stunner! Hazel xx

    love your idea
    and love the design of that flowers
    love to have it too
    do you mind to send it to me or do you already send out
    she must be the lucky girl
    this is adorable card and clever idea behind it
    I love it

  12. Fantastic design Shona! Love the die-cut flowers ... so pretty! And love the vellum and white embossed sentiment ... perfect to show off the flowers underneath. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  13. I love using paint chips too. Those flowers are beautiful and the vellum overlay looks fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  14. I love these flowers - you've just made my wishlist even longer!!!!