Thursday, 2 April 2020

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge #158

Hi there!! Well, we have just finished our first week of nation-wide lockdown in New Zealand. We have just over 700 people with the virus and only one death, which is very sad. The country is now testing ANYBODY with virus symptoms no matter where they've been etc so will be interesting to see how many more we find.....I gotta say my days are still just as busy. I've got three people to pick up after all day long, all the cleaning needs to be done, baking done, laundry done etc so haven't found myself bored yet. I do miss popping into the supermarket though, especially for my favourite chocolate biscuits!!

I've been doing a lot of baking, made cheese scones, apple/cinnamon muffins and apple crumble yesterday. On the news it says that so many people are baking that we have a nation-wide shortage of flour!!

I wanted to pop in today to remind you all about our current theme at TIME OUT. It was recently Epilepsy Awareness Day and we wanted to honour that with a theme of 'Purple' as its the colour that represents the condition. Our incredible Challenge Leader Sandie has Epilepsy and hearing her dealing with seizures has certainly taught me a lot about something I only ever saw on movies. Its one of those 'silent' conditions that other people can't see and must be incredibly hard for people to deal with. We also put the 'optional twist' of friendship on this challenge as friends can help you get thru anything and with everything going on at present, sending a card to a friend would be such a wonderful thing to do!! 

Our Sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and they are giving a $25 voucher to a random winner chosen from those that use the 'optional twist'.

For my card I wanted it to be pretty and have different tones of purple, while also letting them know I'm here for them:

Turns out I only have three purple shades in my cardstock stash, so will have to rectify that when I can finally go shopping again....And very handy that I'm on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps DT so I can use all their products on this card too!

I started by using the 'Casual Trees Fri-Dies' with the three purple cardstocks, cutting three of each colour. I then cut a panel of white CS slightly smaller than the card front and glued the trees on with Gina K Connect Glue, trying to get them as close together as I could. Once I  had finished I cut off any overhanging pieces and then popped up on a piece of white foam.

For the sentiments I die-cut the 'friend' from the 'Sweet Friend Fri-Dies' from the darkest purple and then twice more from black CS, glued them all together and then to the card front. I then white heat embossed the other sentiment (from 'Supercalifragilistic') on a strip of black CS and put on foam tape, along with some Neat and Tangled sequins. I also added lashing of Wink of Stella to the word die.

You have until Wednesday 8th April to link your projects to the TIME OUT Challenge and if your needing any help with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer Kavya of Handmade by Kavya have created to inspire you.

Please stay safe and look forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!!



  1. I love all the purples and such a beautiful card as you wanted. Like how you placed the sequins and popped up that sentiment-thank you for explaining the silent' condition this year and sending hugs x

  2. Love this Shona - the purples are stunning together like this - that delicate die cut is fabulous, especially used like this
    Another thing to add to your coloured cardstock is to us an ink pad direct to the card on the piece you want to use...
    Stay safe (and sane)

  3. Love the way you used those dies in several shades of purple, and I love the way you did the sentiment. Fabulous card.

  4. Gorgeous reminder card. You are the Queen of knowing what to do with dies.
    Too bad we don't live closer to eachother...baking is my jam. I love to make pies, brownies, muffins, cakes, etc. Never heard of a shortage of flour, though. Hope they resupply you quickly.