Thursday 10 August 2017

Reminder: Time Out Challenge # 89

Hi there everyone, hope your having a good week and had a chance here and there to do some crafting!! I'm just wanting to remind you about our current TIME OUT  challenge. We have a 'Home Sweet Home' theme for you this time with a photo to inspire you:

Its a rather masculine and stylish room with so many different elements to inspire you. You could create something based on a piece of furniture, the colours, what an item represents etc......its totally up to you!!

We are very lucky to have Stamplorations  as the Sponsor for this challenge and the winner will receive a $15 voucher. Oh the things I could buy with that!!

For my card design I knew I had a stamp of the world somewhere and wanted to capture the idea of someone being away in another country:

I don't think I've ever actually stamped out this map of the world before, so its nice to finally get that stamp dirty!!

I started by die-cutting the tag from white CS. I stamped the 'world' twice (using my MISTI) with black Versafine ink and then heat embossing with clear embossing powder for some shine. I then used a hole punch and tied a bow with some gold twine.

For the background I found this paper which is covered with words in different languages, so I die-cut the shape from it and adhered to the card front. I put the tag on some foam tape, added the fussy cut and heat embossed sentiment on foam tape as well, and glued on a few gold sequins for shine.

The map and sentiment are from Concord and 9th 'Map Love'. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey 'B-Side'. The stitched-tag die is from Pretty Pink Posh. The shaped die is from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Bubble Box Fri-Dies' and the gold sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I have two challenges I would like to enter:

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge # 12 

Stamplorations Sketch and Theme Challenge 

You have until Wednesday 16th August to link your projects to the TIME OUT  challenge. And if your struggling with an idea, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer Trina of My Crafting Closet  have created for you. Looking forward to seeing your designs in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Great use of stamps and dies! I love the layered look and cards with tags are one of my favorites. Wonderful card!

  2. This is fantastic Shona. I so love the design. I have that set too, and have never inked it up. I love that you used black and white. Love the tilted frame and tag and the touch of gold is perfect.

  3. Bold, striking and so stylish, Shona ... the cool black and white is fabulous with the touch of gold! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. wow your stamping of the map is superb, so clean and crisp-I should use my misti more, I don't seem to be very good at it. I think your idea of stamping the words in different languages is inspired and great design x

  5. I need this stamp now. Love the monochromatic look and the dimensions. Great card. 😊 Trina

  6. Love this! the map looks amazing and is perfect for the tag. Gorgeous take on the inspiration!

  7. A great masculine card, Shona! The map is a perfect fit, and yay for inking it up for the first time! Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9!

  8. Pure brilliance...for the first time stamping a map, you nailed it. Fantastic idea adding the patterned paper with the different languages on it.

  9. This is a fantastic world map. Love how you have the world on a tag.

  10. Lovely! The black and white with a pop of gold is just perfection! Thanks so much for joining us over at Where Creativity Meets C9!