Thursday, 20 July 2017

Time Out Challenges #88

Hi All,

A new challenge starts today at Time Out

It is our 'Inspired by Words' challenge. The words this week come from the Children's novel 'Twits' by Roald Dahl:

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 

You can use any of these words or the whole phrase to inspire you. You might want to go with 'shine' or 'sunbeams' as many of you are seeing that this time of year. Or why not remind someone they 'look lovely'....perhaps send someone 'good thoughts'. So many possibilities with this one quote!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Toni.

Her blog Frankie Helps Craft is a delight to visit. Take some Time Out and pop over there and have a browse. We guarantee you will love what you see. We are so happy Toni is joining us for this challenge.

I went with sending someone positive thoughts and created this card:

I heat embossed, in white, this fab sentiment from The Ton. Then dry embossed the white background to give a lovely light, floaty feel to the card-like being cuddled with positive thoughts. I just added this star paper click and a few enamel dots to finish off.
I really love how this turned out.

Our DT have all been inspired differently by this quote-pop over to Time Out and have a look.

Then take some TIME OUT and play along with us x

I will enter this into:
Cupcake Inspirations-black, yellow and white
Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge -picking out the yellow from the photo and my embossed background could be the floating clouds!
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-seeing stars



  1. Love it, Sandie ... the contrast of that fabulous bold (and so true!) sentiment on black with the soft embossed background is fantastic ... and the little yellow star ... it's perfect! You could pop this in at SSS Wednesday, their theme is We're Seeing Stars! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. I love this sentiment stamp (remember I used it at your place, I haven't blogged the card with it yet though because it's a future DT card) and great use of the embossing folder as bg too. The yellow accents add a lot of interest. Great card!

  3. Love that bold sentiment. And so true! Perfect for the inspiration quote!

  4. What a wonderful card Sandie! The sentiment and the pop of colours add a great interest to the card :) Thankyou for joining us at the Cupcake inspiration challenges, hope to see more of your lovely cards there! Hugs, Ishani

  5. Perfect take on that Roald Dahl quote! This is a great CAS card, and I'm loving all that white with those pops of yellow and the splashes of black. I love stopping by your blog and seeing what you've created; always something very cool! Bev

  6. Oh such a great sentiment! And totally fitting with the challenge...Love how you used ths colours; can go for a male aswel... hope you are enjoying some sunshine... Hugs, Gerrina

  7. Striking colour combo and I like the sentiment.

  8. Very nice card,think positve :)Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #414! Good luck!

  9. I like your dry embossed background and colour palette, Sandie. Great message too! perfect for the challenge.

  10. This had to come from a children's book! though I've never read that particular one, what a charming thing for a child to say! We could all use your card for a daily mantra, Sandie ... love it!

  11. I love your very positive thoughts CAS card design, Sandie. Your black and white with a touch of bright yellow embellishments is really stunning. TFS Hugs..

  12. fabulous card Sandi :-) I love the sentiment and there cute little stars, the CAS design is gorgeous too :-)

    Love the Roald Dahl quote too, he definitely had a way with words :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  13. This is such a great card and I love the sentiment!

  14. I love the subtle background texture you added - it is the perfect finishing touch for a wonderful CAS design! And that quote is just fabulous.... and so true!

  15. Cuddled with positive thoughts!! LOVE it :) That background is really cool and the star clip is such a perfect touch. Jenny x

  16. Awesome card, Sandie! Thanks so much for joining us at the Calling All Sistahs challenge. ~Melissa (DT)

  17. Oh I love the sentiment on your sweet card! That should certainly lift a persons spirits! Thanks for playing along with us at the Calling All Sistahs July Challenge!