Thursday 8 February 2018

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge # 102

Hi everybody, hope your week is going well and you've had some time to create in your craft room!! I was just wanting to remind you about our current TIME OUT  challenge. We have this very stylish photo to inspire you:

All that black and white with the hint of gold and timber floors....oh the possibilities!! You can use whatever element you like about this photo to inspire your design, maybe the striped pattern, woodgrain or 'love'.

We have Stamplorations as our Sponsors for this challenge and they are giving a $15 gift voucher to the winner!!

For my card I was immediately drawn to the black and white striped pattern but I also wanted to soften the design with a cute nod to 'love':

I realise there are no otters in the inspiration photo but I love the sentiment that comes with their set, so I just had to use their sweet faces on my card.

I found this amazing patterned paper in a 6x6 pad from Fancy Pants 'Office Suite'. I used a stitched-waffle edged die to cut it out and then die cut the 'hello' from the middle. It was a bit hard to photograph but I found this really shiny gold paper from Crea8tiv, adhered a strip of it to the middle of the card front and then popped the die-cut panel over top on lots of foam tape. 

My otters were stamped in black on white CS, coloured with pencils and then fussy cut out. I glued them into place, along with the sentiment. And of course I had to add a bit more shine with some gold sequins from Neat and Tangled.
The 'hello' die is from My Favourite Things, as well as the waffle-edged die from the 'Blueprints 27' set. The otters and sentiment are also from MFT Stamps and are from the 'Otterly Love You' stamp set.

I have three challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (It Must be Love)

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge  (Love is in the Air)

Simon Says Stamp - Work It Wednesday Challenge

You have until Wednesday 14th February 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 fabulous Guest Designer Trina of My Crafting Closet have created for you. Can't wait to see your projects in the Gallery!

Take care


  1. Stylish and so graphic, Shona ... with a sweet touch of cuteness in those adorable otters ... so fun! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. Love how the drama of the card are softened by the little sweet otters-perfectly coloured-adore that paper x

  3. This is cute and elegant at the same time. An otter will do that to a card.

  4. Love how you picked up on the wood floors with the color of your otters. And that patterned paper is awesome. Perfect for the inspiration photo

  5. fabulous card, luv the b&w stripes! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  6. Great use of patterned paper and I love how you used the large sentiment die! Those otters sure are cute too... Wonderful card for the Valentine's! So many cute, pretty details!

  7. Those otters are so adorable, and you have colored them so beautifully and given them such a wonderful home among those wonderful stripes and shiny HELLO. I love the sentiment of course. Wonderful card, and fantastic interpretation of the inspiration.

  8. This is such a fun and fabulous card! Love ether cute image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)