Thursday 10 April 2014


It is time for our 3rd challenge at TIME OUT. We had so many wonderful entries for our 'Home Sweet Home' challenge last week that it is going to be hard to choose the winners. But if you check back next Thursday we will announce them!

Now we move onto our Theme with an Optional twist Challenge and this week we have this for you:

with the optional twist of a Masculine Birthday.

That means you can make any kind of Birthday card you want or you can twist along with us and make a Masculine card. If you do twist then you will be in for the chance of winning a £15 gift voucher from Uniko Studios. This winner will be randomly selected.We have more prizes from Uniko Studios-check the stamp set and dies at the end of my post!

I decided to go with the twist and make this card for my husband's Birthday next week.

I have used the 'explosion' stamp set from Uniko Studio who we are very lucky to have sponsoring us this week. I made the background by repeatedly stamping the explosion stamp and then heat embossing it with clear powder.

This week we are very happy that Beverley is joining us as our Guest Designer. Beverley won our very first challenge and she has made a fabulous card for us. Check it out here where you will also see all the cards from our wonderful Design Team.

And back to the prizes!!
If you are the overall winner you will have the chance to join us as Guest Designer for our next challenge and you will also win these from Uniko Studios


Tempted??? You have until Wed 23rd 5pm GMT to take TIME OUT and join in the inky fun!


  1. 'LOVE' this Sandie :) the subtle embossed background is FAB against the bold explosion. Your card shows off this set perfectly. Hugs Bev x

  2. Love the way that you let this stamp return on the background! Makes it a beautiful card! And It is a fun stamp... Hugs, Gerrina

  3. Love how you've used the stamp in the background and the little blue heart is great. The placement of the explosion stamp is perfect. Your husband is going to love it!

  4. FABULOUS masculine card Sandie!!! Love this...hugs <3

  5. This stamp is ideal for a masculine design!
    I love making male cards and I love the prize you're offering to a lucky winner this week, and I really hope I'll find time to create something for this challenge:)
    Keep up the good work!

  6. Your card - again - is perfect, not only as inspiration for the challenge, but for your husband's birthday! He'll love it, as do I! You've certainly sparked ideas for the explosion stamp - looking forward to playing with mine soon! Fabulous and delightful!!

  7. Sandie, this is a fabulous card for Callum. I love the burst of cool! Way to rock the optional twist!

  8. Great card Sandie. Love how you have used the stamp on the background as well. Have a great weekend. Happy Birthday to Callum.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  9. Callum will love this, I'm sure this is perfect for his CAS taste! This is such a fun stamp and perfect for a guy card. xxx

  10. Love the subtle starbursts in the background with the main image saying "pow"! Great card!

  11. Love the subtle starbursts in the background with the main image saying "pow"! Great card!

  12. That very subtle background works so well with the striking main feature, all being the same image - very clever ;)

  13. Love how you've been using this fabulous explosion stamp, Sandie ... such great creativity! The subtle background is brilliant with the bright and fun big explosion ... a perfect message for your DH on his birthday! Anita :)

  14. Fantastic card Sandie and love the stamp set you have used...
    hugs and xxx