Thursday 25 January 2018

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge # 101

Hi everybody!! Its been such a hot week here, not the best for gardening but much nicer than weeding in frosty conditions! We've had lots of trips to the school pool which has been fantastic. The kids go back to school next week so they are making the most of their freedom.

I wanted to remind you about our current challenge at TIME OUT where we have these words to inspire you. Its up to you what you make, whether your inspired by a word, a sentence or maybe a feeling those words make you experience.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Birch Press Designs and they will be giving the winner a $20 voucher to their store. I'm so jealous!!

For my card design I wanted to create something that really captures the essence of what I'd like to be like every day:

I'm known for being a 'softee' and really admire people who can speak their mind and stand up for themselves. I've gotten a little better over the years, especially when it comes to my children but I'd still like to be a bit tougher!!

I wanted to create a black background to not only make the white and red stand out but I think its kind of a 'tough' colour too. I cut a panel of black CS slightly smaller than the card front and adhered in place. 

I die-cut the cup (from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Coffee Cup Fri-dies') from white CS and the liquid part of the die from a brown paint chip. This was popped up on foam tape. The reason I used a coffee cup as my card image was that coffee is such a strong flavour.

I stamped the sentiment (from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'BE') with Altenew 'Crimson' dye ink 2x on white CS to make sure it had good coverage. This strip was half on foam tape and half adhered to the bottom of the cup die. To carry on the red colouring, I die-cut the heart dies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Funfetti Fri-dies' from a dark red paint chip and glued them in place. 

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Layer it up'.

You have until Wednesday 31st January to link your projects to the TIME OUT challenge and if your struggling for ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our spectacular Guest Designer Michele of I Card Everyone have created to inspire you. Looking forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. What a great way to think about this quote! And the colours you used are perfect to reflect the way you are thinking here. I thought I was going to read that you loved a coffee every day!

  2. Dare I say, BADASS CARD. Black, red & white is perfect for the strong card.

  3. Bold and strong, Shona ... with a touch of softness in the hearts ... perfect with the sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. That's such a fun sentiment and I love the strong look of this card with the colors you chose!