Thursday 31 March 2016

Time Out #53

Hello All

At Time Out Challenges we have our 'Inspired by Words' challenge. We have a great quote this week:

'A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water' by Eleanor Roosevelt

I created this card:

I hope you can see the quote-it has been heat embossed with bronze embossing powder. I decided to just focus on the idea of the 'strength' of a woman and thought this quote said it all.

Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Elaine Take a look at her inspiring blog Craft-E-Place. I have followed Elaine for a long time now and she is so very creative. Her blog is a joy to visit.

Then pop over to Time Out and see how are DT have been inspired by this quote and I hope this gives you plenty of ideas to join in.

This challenge is only for one week and closes next Wed 6th April 5pm GMT

That means you need to get crafty pretty quickly...but you need some TIME OUT!

I will enter this into the sketch challenge at Sovushka Slavia

Before I go I wanted to share with you a couple of photos of my trip to Finland to see Nonni.

First off, Nonni, Callum (my hubby) me and Rafa (Nonni's dog)

Next up, Nonni, Rafa and me:


  1. First of all, what a wonderful theme you have over TO! And your card is perfect take on the inspiration. No image needed when the sentiment is so powerful. Hopefully you had fun in Finland, so unfortunately Nonni moved so we didn't get to meet. But maybe some day in UK! I miss England so much, would love to come back one day.

  2. Fabulous card, Sandie. A powerful sentiment beautifully presented. Thanks for inviting me to your team for the week.

  3. I love the look of our photos... And your card! :) That copper embossing powder is beautiful and I love the elegant simplicity of your card. xxx

  4. seeing you and Nonni together! So fabulous! And your card...the bold sentiment speaks for itself. Perfect!

  5. Love this quote and how you embossed and highlighted it. And, such fun photos. It looks very cold!

  6. A heat embossed sentiment with a message can be all a card needs. I really love those sentiment only ones.

  7. Ooh nice picture
    and happy day with Nonni
    I wish I can visit you too Sandie
    hope you stay healthy
    and your card so lovely with that message
    so clean and so white ..elegant card Sandie

  8. Sandie this is such a wonderful quote ... two fab ones in one post - too gorgeous! Love to see you with Nonni! and of course, her dog!

  9. Sandie,beautiful quote and card! Love the pictures you shared. I was so excited to see this challenge knowing I had the stamp for it! Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. What a great sentiment! And with the colour all that is needed for a real CAS-card!
    Great pics! You all look like you had a good time!
    Enjoy the weekend!

  11. Just such a fabulous quote, Sandie ... love how you've showcased it in the bronze EP! Looks as though you and Nonni (and Callum!) had a great (and chilly) time! Hugs, Anita :)

  12. I own some fantastic sentiments~this is a great way to showcase them! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures too, Sandie~

  13. Great pics of you and Nonni - you all look so happy!
    Fabulous card - the bronze embossing is the perfect method for highlighting that great quote!

  14. Is that snow in your Finland photos, Sandie???!!! Oh, boy, how I would love to be somewhere where it is snowing!!!! I have only once, in 2010, touched snow but it was just a little bit that fell low down on the Outeniqua mountains here in George!!!! Over here we have snow only on the highest mountain tops that can't be reached!!!! Any way - I'm sure you had a great time!!!!
    And your card is brilliant for the quote of the week, Sandie!!!! How wonderful to use another great quote and have it shine on your card!!!! Love the bronze embossing and how you have kept the card super CAS!!!! Really great!!!!

  15. Very nice card! Thank you for playing with us. Sovushka Slavia