Thursday, 7 May 2015

Time Out Challenges Reminder.

Have you played in our 'Home Sweet Home' challenge at Time Out Challenges?

Here is my reminder card:

Inspired by our photo this week:

I found some patterned paper that reminded me of the wall and thought I would have a go at making a card using this. As many of you know I am not a DSP girl and really do like to just stamp. I went the DSP route after reading the little foot note at AAA cards which suggests you try something different. As I already knew I wanted to use this paper for my reminder card, this foot note gave me the little push I needed to step completely out of my comfort zone. No stamping in any way-patterned paper, die cuts and vellum. I think although all this is included I still kept to my CAS style-we learn every day! And you know what I really enjoyed making it and actually love the look of it!

This week our Guest Designer Joyce has joined us again with an amazing card. Check it out here where you can also see what the DT have created to inspire you.

Time to take some TIME OUT and craft!

I will enter this into the 'My card has a hole in it' challenge at AAA cards-I have a negative oval die cut (NBUS) and lots of holes in my 'Hello' die cut!

I am entering this into the 'die cut' challenge at Happy Little Stampers

I will also enter the 'layers and dimensions' challenge at Virginia's view Challenge-very different to my last entry!



  1. Yay for you stepping outside your comfort zone, Sandie ... I can so relate! This is pretty and striking at the same time ... the bold colours are fabulous and I love how the vellum adds a lovely touch of softness! Anita :)

  2. Love how you softened the DSP with the touch of vellum. Gorgeous Sandie!

  3. You have softened the boldness of the black and floral pattern perfectly with the vellum. Love that hello die cut too. Wonderfully done. Hugs Bev x

  4. WOW! Just picked myself up off the floor Sandie! You need to use DP more often as this is fantastic! Love the combination of colours and I'm so thrilled you linked up at AAA Cards too with a great take on the challenge and you certainly dived headlong out of your comfort zone! Hugs Sarah xx

  5. Love the DSP you have used here Sandie! Great take on that sketch! Hazel xx

  6. Wow, you can only say that you went totally out of your comfortzone and made a stunning card!! I first thought I was beeing directed to the wrong blog :) Hope you will do this more; who knows what stunning cards you have up your sleeve! Hugs, Gerrina

  7. Going out of your comfort zone totally worked for you, Miss Sandie! Love that paper and the beautiful design with the vellum and die cut sentiment - a really clever take on the inspiration photo :)

  8. Beautiful card Sandie. And good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone. Even though this is patterned paper, you have definitely kept it CAS with just snippets of it down the sides and then behind the vellum, it softens it so much. Great design, wonderful technique! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  9. Wow, Sandie, something very different for you, so striking and I like the touches of DSP and how you've used the vellum, great design!

  10. This is a wonderful card, and good for you for trying something different. The great thing about using 1 piece of patterned paper is that you are now allowed to buy a whole 'nother pad. Really, those are my rules. I like how you've used vellum in your window to soften the bright a bit.

  11. wow! this is amazing. For someone who doesn't use DSP, you have really made a fantastic card. I LOVE how it is muted behind the vellum. The hello die cut is super! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  12. What a fabulous card looks like a shaker card with those sweet flowers behind the vellum, so wonderful!

  13. This so isn't your usual it!! The oval is brilliant and love the paper you found. Fantastic inspiration for everyone doing the challenge. I'm freaking out about making a 'Grunge' card for next week. What does 'Grunge' mean when it comes to cards??

  14. You trying something new resulted in a great card, it makes me think of a 70s retro style wallpaper, I love that kind of design!

  15. Oh you have a great DP Sandie
    fit for the photo inspiration
    love your HELLO DIES too
    another great CAS card Sandie...hugs
    and I thank your for HELLO card you sent me
    I sent back a card
    hope it come soon to your home