Thursday 16 June 2016

Time Out Challenge # 59

How come Thursday keeps coming round so quickly???!! I swear we just started challenge #58 and now we are all of sudden ready for a new theme. Feel like I need to start getting ready for Xmas!

Our theme for this TIME OUT challenge is one where you can think about those men/boys in your life:

                       MASCULINE with optional twist of Mixed Media

You could make something for a birthday, holiday or a lovey dovey project, just as long as it has a masculine design. 
With regards to 'Mixed Media' its defined as: stamps and ink plus 2 other elements that add texture and/or dimension. Hopefully that explains it well enough for you but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations. They will be giving the winner of this challenge a $10 gift voucher. And there will be a random draw from the people who use the 'optional twist' and their prize will be one Artploration Stencil. So definitely a good idea to join in!!
Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Patti from Stationery Styles. She designs the most beautiful cards and her floral water colour cards are so gorgeous. You really should pop over and have a look!!
I'll be honest with you, I'm not one for making masculine cards. Have only made a handful over the past few years. I thought about what my husband would like for a card and he is definitely a 'less is more' kind of guy. So I decided to keep it extremely simple and as close to one-layer as possible:

I showed Dave this card and he liked it, although he said it would be better without the sequins, so lucky I didn't give the optional twist of 'Mixed Media' a go!!!

This was incredibly simple to created as you can imagine. I stamped the presents (from Stamplorations 'Party Mates') in black on the card front and used pencils to colour the ribbons. I used my paper trimmer to cut two different width strips of black CS and adhered to the card. Then all I had to do was stamp the sentiment (from Happy Little Stampers 'Butterfly Birthday') and add some blue sequins from Avery Elle. Done and dusted!!

I'm going to link this to the Stamplorations June CAS Challenge where their theme is:

Will also link to the Creative with Stamps Challenge # 3 where their theme is:


I'm also going to sneak this into the CASology Challenge Week # 202 as the gorgeous Judy (who is on the CASology DT) reminded me on Instagram they were having a 'Masculine' challenge this week, which had completely slipped my mind. Thank you Judy!!!


You have two weeks to link your projects to the TIME OUT  challenge and if you need any help with ideas or have any questions, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!

Take care


  1. Perfect for a guy or girl and love the strong bold black stripes which seem to ground the images x

  2. Love that trio of presents. So clean and crisp!

  3. Perfect CAS and love the blue! :)

  4. Great card and cas. I like that it can be either guy or lady.. Thanks for sharing over at Creative with Stamp.
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  5. Crisp, fresh and stylish, Shona ... the touch of blue with the momochrome is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Lovely card, Shona! I really like the CAS simplicity of your design. Thanks for playing along at CWS this month, Jo x

  7. This is so simple and so pretty! Love the layout and the blue ribbons. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  8. Love this crisp and clean card. Perfect for a guy, especially a no frills guy. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  9. Fabulous Shona - what a brilliant design!

  10. Shona your presents are perfectly fantastic for a masculine card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  11. What do guys know? I love the sequins on your lovely card!

  12. My boyfriends is always wondering the sequins and gems we add to the cards -he would prefer everything completely flat! :) I like this design and the way you used these stamps -they are great for a guy! xxx

  13. Great masculine card! Love the design!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio