Thursday 31 October 2019

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge # 146

Hi everyone!! It has been a glorious week here with weather. We had an incredibly hot long weekend and this coming Sunday its supposed to be 31 degrees celcius, which is ridiculously hot for the beginning of November!! I've been sweltering while gardening but at the same time its been so lovely being surrounded by peonies, roses and iris flowers....

We have this phrase to inspire you for the current TIME OUT Challenge and there are so many ways you could use it on a card.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Uniko and they are giving the winner an in-stock stamp set of their choice!!

For my card I decided to go with 'Give Love' from the phrase as its always good to have a few 'love you' cards up your sleeve to send out:

This card is so sugary and sweet with a peppermint pink, white and mint colour combo. Don't think I'll be sending this to any 'dudes' I know....

To start off I cut a panel of The Stamp Market 'Color Crush Solids' pink paper and glued to the card front. I then die-cut the 'Big U Die' (also from The Stamp Market) from some mint paper from the same 'Color Crush' set. 

To create the background I stamped the 'Diamond Background' stamp from The Stamp Market with Waffle Flower 'New Fish in Pond' on white CS and cut the panel down till it was smaller than the card front. It needed something else against the pink so I adhered it to some black CS and cut a tiny frame of it. This was glued to some black foam and then to the card front.

For the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp 'Beautiful Flowers') I white heat embossed it on the same pink paper and used foam tape to adhere to the 'U'. I then used more foam tape to pop up the 'U' and glued on some black pearls.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

You have until Wednesday 6th Nov to link your project to the TIME OUT Challenge and if your needing help with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Look forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. oh who says dudes can't like a sugary sweet card! I think anyone would love this-such a creative design and perfect-love the background and the placement of the sentiment....may want some of those sweets hanging around please!

  2. What a great combination of cool, graphic style with a deliciously soft and sweet colour palette, Shona ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

  3. Very pretty "girly" card, I agree! Lovely color combo!

  4. This is so cute and I love the colors and patterns -this has a retro feel I think! Super! I think you should definitely give it to a guy you love, girly look or not!! xxx