Thursday 29 September 2016

Time Out Challenge # 67

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to a new challenge at TIME OUT!! We have an extra special challenge theme for you:

                Theme of Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship.  
                Optional Technique Twist:  embossing and/or use pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we thought it would be a wonderful idea to have a challenge dedicated to this and also remind us all to do our breast checks.

Our wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. They are giving the winner of this challenge a $25 gift voucher to their store and also another prize consisting of products from their Calling All Sistahs Collection. Michele, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, created this collection after having her own battle with breast cancer and donates 50% of the proceeds from each product to Breast Cancer Research.

She also organised a monthly blog hop to spread the word about how important self-breast checks are and remind us to do them. I'm extremely lucky to be part of the CAS-ual Fridays DT and take part in the hop with the rest of the team on the 17th of each month. If you would like to take part in the blog hop please email Heather North at and there is also a Facebook Page for you to visit and join. We would love to have you hop along with us!!!

I'm also very excited that my very good friend Coni of Which Craft? is joining us at the Guest Designer for this challenge. She is the most wonderful, supportive and creative crafter I know and I really encourage you to pop over to her blog to see her amazing designs!!

For my card I really wanted to create a design that had your friend as the central, most important part of the card and surround her with empowering words:

To create this I started off by die-cutting the lines using theCAS-ual Fridays 'Tic Tac Toe Fri-Die', cutting two from white CS and one from a pink paint chip. These were all glued together and then to the card front.

I then stamped all the different phrases from the 'Calling All Sistahs' stamp set into each box using black ink. The 'girl' was die-cut using the 'Sistahs Fri-Dies' on the same pink paint chip and twice more from white CS, and glued together. I also used the heart from the 'Tic Tac Toe Fri-Dies' on some pink glitter paper and twice more from white CS, glued them together and then to the card. This gave me some height to glue on the 'Girl'. And of course to finish off I added some clear and pink sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

You have two weeks to link your project to the TIME OUT challenge and if your needing any ideas or inspiration, the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer Coni have some amazing projects for you on the blog. I really hope you can join us for this challenge and I can't wait to see what you created in the Gallery!

And please remember to 'check those breasts' and have included this YouTube Link to a Self Breast Exam video just incase its something you haven't done before. 

Take care




  1. This is such a cool idea, making the friend the centre stage and in pink! Anyone would love to receive this x

  2. Talk about amazing designs, girl...this is jaw-dropping, over the edge, fabulous. You, once again, have struck me between the eyes with your amazing creativity. This is such a wonderful uplifting and supportive card. You win, oh card master.
    Thanks so much for the sweet comment you made...I got a little teary.

  3. I love your card Shona ! It is so smart and creative ! What a supportive card ! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I was just reading the tic-tac-toe lines - and I saw all the messages that you created in this card - genius! I absolutely love this card!

  5. This is a brilliant way to incorporate all of those motivating sentiments.

  6. Cool, graphic and so supportive, Shona ... what a fab design! Hugs, Anita :)