Thursday 9 July 2015

Time Out Challenge # 35

How quickly the weeks are flying by, which is kind of great because it means that Summer is getting closer. Winter is lovely but after so many days of not being able to venture outside because its freezing, you kind of dream about warmer weather....

Its time for yet another new challenge at TIME OUT.  We have a theme for this challenge of:

              with the optional twist of animals (including butterflies/insects)

I can't wait to see all the cute little critters that will turn up for this one, as well as all the beautiful flowers.

Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and they are giving a $25 voucher to the winner. Talk about lucky, this is a brilliant prize!

And we also have a Guest Designer for this challenge, Barb from Barb's Studio Creations. Barb is not only a talented designer but a wonderful person who leave's such sweet comments. I'm sure you will have seen her cards around blogland as she belongs to a few challenge teams and is quite often in the 'Winners Seat' of many challenges. If you haven't already, I encourage you to have a look around her blog, its sensational!!

I seem to be pushing myself more and more out of my comfort-zone of late and this card was no exception. I received some stamps in the mail recently that I won with the AAA Cards Challenge birthday celebrations. They are both from Lawn Fawn and I just had to use one of them:

My colouring skills are totally lacking, so please don't look too closely. I just love hedgehogs so had to use them straight away.

I stamped the hedgehogs on to white CS, coloured with pencils and fussy cut. I used a stitched-curved die to cut a piece of green CS for grass and then laid it across some white CS so it could be die-cut with the circle. I used some Distress Ink to create a faint sky on the circle and then adhered the grass and the hedgehogs. I also stamped a small heart, covered it in Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. The circle was glued to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in black on a white CS banner and adhered over the grass. A few sequins for shine and voila!

The hedgehogs, small heart and sentiment stamps are all from Lawn Fawn 'Hedgehugs'. The green CS is from DCWV 'Brights and Pastels'. The stitched-curved die and sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. The circle die is from Couture Creations.

Will also link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Furry Friends'.

And will link to the Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge  
where their theme is:

And lastly will link to the CASology Challenge Week # 154 where their theme is 'Repeat', hopefully my two little critters will suffice.

You have two weeks to enter your projects to the TIME OUT CHALLENGE, so I hope you have time to join in. Please visit the blog to see all the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Design Team to help inspire you. Hope to see you in the Gallery!!

Take care





  1. So happy to see that you are sharing your colouring with us Shona, these hedgehogs are such little cuties!

  2. Oh this is pure CAS goodness Shona! Love your take on the repeat cue card!
    Thanks for taking part in our challenge!

  3. An adorable card Shona, I super CAS design and a fabulous coloured scene with a fun sentiment and lovely sequins!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Totally cute, Shona! I also like the clean layout. Very nice card!!

  5. Absolutely adorable Shona!

  6. This is so cute and I adore the sentiment. Hugs Bev x

  7. What a super, sweet image that is Shone and coloured beautifully! You do CAS so well! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx

  8. These hedgehogs are so adorable, Shona. No wonder you had to ink them up right away! Such a cute scene that you've created with them. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  9. Such an adorable card, Shona!!! Love your cute hedgehogs and CAS design! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers!

  10. Your coloring is wonderful, Shona! Happy hedgehugs to you! Love that! Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers CAS!

  11. Think that the sky looks perfect like you coloured it! Lovely hedgehodges and design! Good to see you try something different every time!
    Enjoy the weekend and sending some sun to you...

  12. I so love this, Shona! It is fresh and sweet - those hedgehogs are just adorable :)

  13. hello Shona! super cute CAS card!

    I am so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!\

    I am having a month long weekly Simon Says Stamp gift card giveaway on my blog to celebrate my birthday, stop by and comment for your chance at winning!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  14. A terrific CAS card. I love the cute image and sentiment, so apt.

  15. This is oh soo cute!! Love you cas design!

  16. Hey Shona!! I love all of your cards you posted this week. Your hedgehogs are so cute!Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

  17. A fabulous blend of CAS and delightfully cute, Shona ... these little hedgehogs are just adorable! Anita :)

  18. ACK! Your little hedgehogs are simply darling, Shona...and again, you've infused them with your special "cute, yet classy' style! I need to bring my set out to play (thank you for the reminder than I have them...) as well as the little whales, which are still, as yet, in the package! Looking forward to a bit of playing time...