Thursday 9 January 2020

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge #152

Hello there!! Its been a stunning day today, we have finally seen the sun and the temperature has been in the mid-high twenties, so it feels like Summer again...

Our current challenge theme at TIME OUT is 'Home Sweet Home' with a photo to inspire you. You could use the colours, millions of hearts or even stripes like the heart plate, its totally up to you!!

I'm very excited as the Sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil Designs and I'm lucky enough to be on their Design Team! Sarah (the owner) is giving a gift voucher for the store to the winner of this challenge. If you haven't heard of them before, I really recommend you check them out, especially if you have an obsession with stencils!!!!

For my card I was really drawn to the red hearts and was going to make a Valentines Day card but must have still been in Christmas mode.....:

The stamp set I used is from Funky Fossil Designs with illustrations by Maggie Molloy 'Folksy Christmas' and the images are so gorgeous they even look good stamped and uncoloured.

I started off by stamping the three images with Catherine Pooler 'Rockin Red' on white CS and fussy cut them out. I also lined up the three sentiments from the stamp set and stamped them with the same ink. I cut them into a strip and backed with some red CS.

On the card front I used a Funky Fossil Designs stencil 'Snowfall' along with Distress Ink 'Salty Ocean' which I used very sparingly as I wanted a soft look.  All I had to do then was pop the images and sentiment on foam tape and glue on some Studio Katia Pearls in 'Arctic Breeze'.

You have until Wednesday 15th January to link your projects to the TIME OUT  challenge. And if you would like to see how the rest of the Design Team were inspired by the photo, pop over to the blog to see what they created. Look forward to seeing your wonderful designs in the Gallery!

Take care


  1. Great idea to stamp these images with red ink and leave them uncolored -I'd never thought of that! The blue bg gives a lot of contrast. Great card! xx

  2. what a great idea and it works so well for the photo. Adore the soft background and just love you popped up the images-you know I would never colour these anyway! They look perfect as they you have shown in this fab card x

  3. LOVE this stencil, it certainly has enhanced your card, making those images pop.

  4. What a stunning card Shona - very Christmas-y and very attractive too :)

  5. The images look amazing stamped in red and they really pop against your beautiful stancilled background. Gorgeous! Vicky x