Thursday, 26 June 2014

Winners #7

It's time to announce the winners of challenge #7: Summer with the Optional Twist of Flowers. We had a lot of fun going through all the wonderful entries. Thank you everyone who played along!

We have drawn a random winner between those who chose the optional twist. Our sponsor for this challenge was CAS-ual Fridays Stamps... And the winner of 25 $ gift voucher to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is 

Congratulations, Sue! Contact Nonni at korttikarkuri @ gmail. com (without the spaces) within one week. Thank you very much CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

The TIME OUT Design Team has also voted another winner and gives honourable mentions to cards that caught our eye. It was very hard to choose favorites from over 100 entries but in the end

Top at Taking TIME OUT is

Sarah G.

Congratulations, Sarah! We'd like to invite you as a guest designer for a future challenge. If you'd like to join us, please contact Nonni at korttikarkuri @ gmail. com (without the spaces) within one week. Here's your winners badge:

Then, the Honourable Mentions


Paula E.

Beautiful cards, ladies! Here's your badge:

In our current challenge, we are CASEing a card by Donna Mikasa and the challenge is still running for about a week. Click here for checking out Donna's card and joining us! Some of our DT members are providing extra inspiration for you. Have a look:


That's all from us now! Don't forget to take TIME OUT and craft!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Challenge #8: CASE Donna Mikasa With Your Own Twist

Good morning friends of TIME OUT Challenges!
See the FABULOUS card above? It's time for a CASE With Your Own Twist Challenge again! The card we are casing is made by Donna Mikasa and you can read all about the techniques and details of it in her blog three umbrellas.  Let's make sure everyone is familiar with CASEing: CASE is short for copy and share everything. We also ask you to add your own twist... So what do we mean by that? Have a look at Donna's card, see what inspires you and then add your own twist... that is basically something a bit different. There's so much gorgeousness to be inspired from in this card: the colors, the stencil technique, gold embossing, butterflies... We love your card, Donna!

Let's get to know Donna a bit better, shall we! 

My name is Donna Mikasa and I'm thrilled to be CASEd here at TIME OUT Challenges. My blog is three umbrellas which is a literal translation of my last name (in Japanese). I was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu and have been crafting for many, many years. I'm married to my high school sweetheart, who happens to be my biggest supporter and loves to critique my work. I'm a paperholic and love to collect and hoard patterned paper. At last count, I have over 200 paper pads! Maybe one I'll use it to wallpaper my craft room. 

Donna joined us in the fun and CASEd herself! Here's her take:

Be sure to visit Donna's blog for all the details! 

Now it's time to see what the TIME OUT DT and our guest designer Marzena have made for your inspiration. We are happy to have talented  Marzena joining us this time! Welcome!



Now it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft! You have until Wednesday 2nd of July to join us. We are pretty relaxed here at TIME OUT but do check out "How To Play" from the sidebar. Thanks again Donna for making this fun challenge possible!


Thursday, 12 June 2014

TIME OUT Challenges Winners #6

It's time to announce the winner and honourable mentions of our Challenge #6. We loved all the cards that were entered and it was very hard to choose but would like to thank you all for supporting our challenge.

Now lets get down to business and announce who was

TOP at taking TIME OUT:


Congratulations Carol! As our very special winner we would love it if you would join us as our Guest Designer in a future challenge. If you would like to do this then please contact Nonni at within a week. And we would love you to display the following badge on your blog:

And now for our Honourable Mentions in no particular order:


Happy Birthday Ardyth, LIM 173, Time Out 6


Congratulations and here's your badge:

Our current challenge 'Summer with the optional twist of flowers' is still running until next Wed 5pm GMT. This is a special challenge for those who choose to twist along with us, as CAS-ual Fridays is sponsoring us with a $25 gift voucher (randomly selected)

 You can enter the challenge here and if you need some extra inspiration here are a few cards from our DT following this theme:

2014-06-07 OLCAS You are special

using sponsor stamps

We hope these give you a few more ideas and that you now take some TIME OUT and join in the fun x

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Challenge #7

Time Out Challenge #7

We all loved that you took TIME OUT to play along with out last challenge and are still busy visiting your blogs! Next Thursday we will be back to announce who was top at taking TIME OUT!!

 Now lets move on to our new challenge. This week we have our Theme challenge with an optional twist. The theme is:

with the optional twist of a FLOWERS

What does Summer mean for you? Do you imagine palm trees, the beach, surfing? Or are you a city person, perhaps going on Safari is your idea of Summer. Just let your imagination take where it wants to go when you see the word Summer! Plus you can also twist along with us and include Flowers in your Summer themed project!

Remember our Theme Challenges are special
If you twist along with us and include flowers in your project you will  have the chance to  win a prize from our fabulous sponsor. This prize will be randomly selected and a $25 gift voucher could me yours from: 

Founded in 2012, we are a small company with big ideas located in beautiful Colorado.CAS-ual Fridays Stamps are made of the finest clear photopolymer available, and proudly made in the USA. Our coordinating Fri-Dies are wafer thin, and designed to be used with or without the stamps for endless design possibilities. 
The designs are based on owner/designer Michele Gross' love for Clean And Simple design, hence the CAS in our name, but will delight any stamper's style. Whether you are a CAS enthusiast, or lover of Utterly Adorable Layers, you will have a blast getting inky with them.

Now lets see what our DT have made to inspire you this week

We are very happy that Bobby is joining us as our Guest Designer. She won one of our previous challenges and if you are not aware of her blog Bit and Pieces Design please pop over there and you will be inspired!!




The winner of this challenge will be invited to be our Guest Designer in a future challenge.
We would love you all to just sit back now, relax and think of Summer then take some TIME OUT to join in the fun.....and don't forget if you twist with us and include flowers you could be randomly selected to win $25 voucher from CAS-ual Fridays