Wednesday 12 July 2017

Taking Time Out ...

There are sometimes when you just need to be able to sit and craft ... today is just one of those days!  After an "interesting" day at work there really is nothing better than getting creative ... inspired by the challenge at TIME OUT where the theme is to CASE another designer (See the photograph below) ... I came up with this:

When I first saw the challenge all I could see was the brilliant design by Cornelia and couldn't think what I could do but then I remembered the new stamp and dies from STAMPlorations that I had just received and then I new just what to do!  As you can see I took my cue from the colours and the image ... I added a few splatters just for fun!

It is worth checking out Cornelia's blog for more inspiring projects.

I used:
STAMPlorations - For the Birds stamp set and coordinating dies
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Distress Ink - Twisted Citron
Stampin Up - Off the Grid

I'm also entering:
STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

Before I go ... I do have some fun and positive news that certainly has lifted my spirits.  I won UNIKO's last challenge - thanks to the wonderful design team for choosing my card as a winner!  This is the card:

And I received an Honourable Mention from the design team at Mixed Media Challenges for my entry in their June challenge.  This is the index card that I entered ... I'm so excited as I don't do much in the way of mixed media.



  1. Well congrats on those well-deserved wins! And I love those green birds paired with the grid background. And the splatters of course!

  2. The die cut bunch birds are beautiful and the CASE is incredible

  3. Oooops....I forgot to congratulate. You deserved to win on those cards.

  4. Congratulations on your deserved wins. Your card is stunning. Crafting is certainly great therapy to unwind with. Hope the rest of the week is better for you x

  5. LOVE your take on my card - much more serious, but very striking! So beautiful!

  6. I see your weeks whoosh by, too, Elaine! Ain't it the truth! Congratulations on the well-deserved wins! I think you have another one with this brilliant CASE of Cornelia's fun card!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Wonderful card, Elaine! I love the way you were inspired by Cornelia and that die is gorgeous -I love the details you added to the birds.

  8. I agree completely with you. Nothing like crafting to take your mind off things...and your cards are absolutely amazing. Love them!!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  9. Congrats on winning at Time Out and in your Birthday week! See our blog for details of how to redeem your prize and if you want to be our GD in the future-we loved your card x


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