Thursday 1 September 2016

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge at TIME OUT:

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” 

You can be inspired of the whole sentiment or choose just one or a couple of words for your starting point.

We are sponsored by CASual Fridays and I wanted to use their stamps in my card. I had to stretch my thinking a little bit, I wasn't sure how to make my stamp work for the quote! I did manage to think that trees are all about nature... Well, so is the sun... Love is mentioned in the quote -this is a card you would give to someone you love or at least care about a whole lot... And the "try again next year" made me think about things happening in the future, therefore "beautiful things are on your horizon". I think the interpretation sort of works! :)

In addition to the CASual Fridays Sunbeams I've used 2 background stamps by Kaiserkraft and Prima. The bg is very light and has a faded look, but maybe clicking on the photo and enlarging it bigger will help being the details. I needed something where to "mount" my sun and this was just an experiment -I do love how it turned out. The sun is heat embossed with silver, glittery embossing powder. That stuff looks great! My simple one layer doesn't have any embellishments, I did try to add some sequins and what not but could not make it work. Very mailing-friendly! 

I hope to see you playing along. Rema is joining us this time as guest designer -play along and you could be invited too! Don't miss the wonderful cards by Rema and our DT, click here and be inspired! After that... It's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft.


  1. Oh I really love this Nonni. I adore that subtle background. And using the silver I bet this looks stunning IRL. I remember I made a card at your house using this set and loved that, now after seeing your card today and thus perfect sentiment I want to buy thus set now!!

  2. I'd say it's an encouraging sentiment and card. No trees or leaves, but it suits the theme and it's beautifully CAS. So you.

  3. Beautiful! Love your CAS design.

  4. Love the subtleness of this card.

  5. So good to see us use the same stamp!! (after such a long time it did work out :) ) My idea for the card went in the same direction, but I was so keen on using my new leavestamp that I chose for that one and went in another direction... Glad that I did, but I think it is no more than normal that we all at TIME OUT get inspired by eachother!
    Love that you used some BG-stamps so lightly; it gives the card beautiful "body"! Hugs, Gerrina

  6. So striking, Nonni ... that shimmery sun is gorgeous against the subtle background ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. This is beautiful. Love the image of that sun.

  8. I love the subtle background that you created Nonni - it gives the illusion of texture which is perfect for that rising sun! I love your take on the quote too - such a creative idea!