Thursday, 16 January 2014

Exciting News!

Finally the day is here to let you know that my very dear blogging friend Nonni and I have set up our own new challenge blog! Yes, my friends, you heard right!

I would like to introduce you to:

Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to our challenge and hoping that you like what you see!

We currently have a small DT. The team so far consists of Nonni and myself plus 2 very creative ladies:

Shery-her blog is One Layer Cards

Want to know more about Time Out Challenges?? Answers can been found on our challenge blog here. Take a look and become a follower and/or subscribe, so you don't miss out on our sneak peeks and our DT call.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Before I go I have a couple of cards to share with you. Both cards are for the 'OLC with hearts' challenge at Less is More.
This first card I made using the colours this week at Colourq. I have used copics and added texture using my linen embossing plate. I am aslo entering this into the 'mixed messages' challenge at Twisted Tuesday (I have used PTI linen embossing plate, Fresh Squeezed Stamp arrows and Paper Smooches sentiment, the heart stamp was given to me and I don't know where it is from!).

I wasn't sure I liked the arrows so thought I would do another version of this card. This time I went more CAS. I also did more blending with my copics on the hearts and changed the placement of the sentiment. 

To tell the truth I am not sure about either of these. I think I need to step away and leave on my craft desk to view for a few more days to decide which one I like best.......which one do like best??
Both of these card are going to be entered into the one layer-fill up the stash cards at One Layer Simplicity Challenge-this is for my any occasion stash for hubby.

And don't forget to sign up to Time Out Challenges so you don't miss any of the fun!


  1. They are both perfect! Congratulations on your new venture xx

  2. Two fabulous cards Sandie. So excited for you and Nonni and your new challenge blog!! Loll xx

  3. These are both great -I actually love the arrows! They add a fun and cute touch... But you know me, I always love cutesy things. :)

  4. These two are both great, Sandie ... kind of whimsical and sweet! I'm leaning towards the non arrow one as my fave (more white space for my CAS loving heart!), but those arrows are such fun! Congratulations on your new challenge ... how exciting ... looking forward to seeing what's coming next! Anita :)

  5. cute cards...thanks for joining us at OLS.

  6. Woohoo! I love these fun cards..especially love the vertical sentiment on the second card. So happy that Time Out is about to start!

  7. Your own challenge blog, how exciting! I'm now following it!
    Hmmmm, which one do I like best.... I think the first one has a slightly more masculine feel with the use if blue and arrows. But no two is even more CAS and I like your chosen spot for the sentiment..... Tough choice as I do like them both!

  8. That is EXCITING news Sandie! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun. Both of your cards are wonderful!!!

  9. Congrats on the new challenge, just singed on as a follower!! Your cards are as cute as can be, love the arrows on the first one! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

  10. These are gorgeous Sandie!
    Good luck with your new venture too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. I love both your cards, Sandie, although I think I'm partial to the second one. I'm so excited about Time Out and so happy to be in the DT :o)

  12. Sandie both of there are fabulous, love the design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  13. 2 stunning cards hunni and again congrats on yours and Nonni's new venture...i left a little message on the challenge blog stating i added something in my sidebar for you, to help spread the word!!
    hugs and xxx

  14. Hooray on the new blog - how exciting!! I'm sure with you and Nonni at the helm it will be terrific.
    I like the one with the arrows best :o) but both are terrific. I must get that linen embossing - its awesome. Hugs D

  15. Great cards! Congratulations on the new challenge blog! And thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  16. Eeek! Too cute. Love those hearty. And congrats on your new Challenge blog. I think you might see me there!

  17. These are beautiful Sandie! What a fabulous use of color. Exciting news about your new challenge blog! Looking forward to seeing more info!
    - Shauna

  18. Oh, this is so fun! Love the CAS look! Very creative!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

  19. These are CAS stunners! To pick a fave would be far tooo daunting a task! Great job! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  20. Gorgeous card, love your layout, great use of the colours, thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x

  21. Oh, Sandie, both of these are sweet! I love what you did with color on the first to create unity between the arrows and the main image, and I love the second one for its simplicity and sentiment placement!

    Thanks for playing along with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge, and best of luck with your own new challenge!

  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!! Love the CAS you used here!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!