Friday 2 April 2021

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge #184

 Hi everyone, sorry this blog post is a little late. I've had a lot going on at home this week that hasn't been good but we are getting there day by day...

On to much happier topics, we have this wonderful phrase to inspire you this week at TIME OUT. There are so many ways you could go with this i.e. choose one word, go with the whole sentence or maybe like me you'll be going with a gardening theme.

Our Sponsor is Altenew and they have a $20 gift voucher for the winner. And you know how many incredible products they have to choose from!!!

Spring time is my favourite time to be in the garden. After the dreariness of Winter and hardly any flowers or growth, seeing leaves popping out of the ground and blossoms on the trees is so exciting. And you can feel Summer isn't far away. Like a lot of you I have lots of floral stamps from Altenew so I could create a 'Spring-time' card:

 This was a little time consuming but really enjoyed doing all the colouring, even felt like making another one with a different colour combo!!

Firstly I used the Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set (from Altenew) with some white CS. I then grabbed three floral Altenew stamp sets that had tiny flowers and leaves: Beautiful Day, Adore You  and Blooming Bouquet. I arranged the flowers and leaves over the die-cut letters and stamped with Gina K Amalgam Black ink so I could colour them with my Altenew Artist Markers.

To add some dimension I die-cut the letters again from white CS and also from green, pink and aqua blue CS and glued them together. Using a slimline die from Studio Katia on white CS I cut out a base for the letters and glued them in place and then popped it up on white foam on a card base. The rest of the greeting (from Altenew Festive Foliage) was white heat embossed and put on foam tape, along with some Studio Katia pearls.

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

You have until Wednesday 7th April to link your projects 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 and our talented Guest Designer Helen of Moments of Crafting have created for you. Look forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!!

Take care



  1. This is a stunner, Sho. Your coloring is outstanding and I love how you layered the sentiment.

  2. What a stunning and beautiful card Shona - love it!!
    Sorry to hear that life has been 'Character Building'... hope it has quietened now. The nearest I got to Nelson was the Spring Creek turnoff! My geography was sorely lacking! Had a fabulous trip around the SI though - it is an amazing part of the country!
    Stay safe