Thursday 29 April 2021

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge #186

 Hi everybody!! Sorry my blog has been rather quiet of late, lots of things going on at home so not much time for crafting but I'm off to my Mum's place this weekend so will definitely get some cards made!!

Our current challenge at TIME OUT is all about 'Pets' which should be a topic that many of us can relate too. You could include animals on your project, make it about your own pets or maybe have a few photos included. Would love to see what pets you all have!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Newton's Nook Designs which couldn't be more appropriate as they have the cutest little mascot and animal products. They are giving the winner of this challenge a $25 voucher (I'm very jealous....).

For my card I wanted to create a scene which shows off one of the favourite places I love to sit with my dog in the Summertime:

Unfortunately I don't own any Golden Retriever stamps but this cute little doggie will do just nicely.

Lots of colouring for this one!! I stamped all the images (from Funky Fossil Designs) on white CS with Gina K Amalgam Black ink and coloured with my Altenew Artist Markers. I then spent quite a while fussy cutting them out.The tree and its heart leaves are from the 'Heartfelt Tree' set, doggie from the 'More Furry Friends' set and the bee from the 'Bee's Knee's' set.

In Summertime I love sitting in the shade under our two Golden Queen peach trees. I have an old black bean bag and set myself up with my colouring products and my Ipad so I can colour and watch a movie. My dog Bella always comes to sit with me, as does our cat Remy. Its a beautiful place in the shade, especially when the peaches are starting to come ripe.....

I used two stencils from Funky Fossil Designs ('Scenic Borders' and 'In the Clouds') to create the background, blending over some Distress Ink on the front of a white square card base. I used some foam tape to pop up the images, as well as the white heat embossed sentiment (also from the 'Heartfelt Tree' set). To finish off I added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and glued on some pearls from Loose Lemon Crafts.

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


You have until Wednesday 5th May 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 have created for you. Look forward to seeing your pets in the Gallery!!

Take care



  1. I so love those new FF stamps... a fabulous make for our challenge.

  2. What a lovely idea to create a scene where you love to be! It looks just where I would like to rest! Gorgeous masking, got it all in one card and it is fabulous. Have a super weekend at your Mum's and hope you get some rest and some 'you' time, my dear friend...sending hugs xx

  3. This card couldn't be more sweet, heart-felt AND true. Just a perfect example of how I feel about my pets.

  4. Fabulous tree scene Shona, and obviously a much loved spot. Praying that life calms down for you in the weeks ahead
    Stay safe

  5. A peach tree is something we can only dream about in the UK Shona unless we want to sit and sweat in a greenhouse of course!! I feel your lack of Golden Retriever stamps. I have one but it's not that useable. Calling all stamp designers! Please design Shona and me a Golden set!! Donna's cute dogs are a close second though and this little cutie looks as if he's enjoying resting under The Tree of Lurve!! Vicky x