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LE Designs Blog Monthly Events
1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
Any 5th Thursday in a month - *GIVEAWAY*

Monday, 28 April 2014

Time Out Challenge 4

Evening all,

I hope you are all well. I am here with my latest card creation which is for the latest Time Out Challenge. I absolutely adored the inspiration given which is an amazing card by Virginia Lu as seen below….

How can you not be inspired by this amazing card? I really loved the layout of it and so I decided to replicate this in my version. I am really loving a black and white colour scheme with a flash of colour and so decided to go with that for this card. Here is my version…

I apologise that my photos are not so great lately. I am just busy with lots of things just now and so it has to be quick compact camera snapshots instead of my proper SLR photos!!!

For this card, I began with a white base card and layered it with black, then white again. I added a strip of black and white patterned paper - this in infact some gift wrap that I fell in love with!! I also added (and this was a first to try this) a strip of card with a strip of double sided tape added and sprinkled with white glitter. I am LOVING the result!! I die cut then stamped both sizes of Uniko Studio Pure Floral Chrysanthemums (yes, it's my favourite stamp). I embossed them with clear EP and then coloured both with spectrum noir markers in a bright fuchsia. I added these on to my pattern panel after adding some swirls of pink & white twine. I then stamped the Best Wishes sentiment by Waltzing Mouse on a rectangular piece of card and splashed it with some water-colour paint. I added some pearls to bring this panel alive a little. The card was finished off with some sequins as per Virginia's card.

I am actually really pleased with this card. It is quite different to what I would usually do, but I like it. I adore the layout and that is one I would most definitely use again.

Thank's for taking a look and any comments are always very much appreciated.

Laura xxx

Card - White & Black card stock from Paremill Direct. Gift wrap from Marks and Spencer.
Stamps - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemums by Uniko Studio, Sentiment by Waltzing Mouse - Big Day additions set.
Embellishments - twine by papermania capsule collection. Pearls by Anitas, Sequins by Hobbycraft.
Ink - fuchsia by Hobbycraft, EP by papermania, Spectrum noir markers, glitter from stash.


  1. The flowers are amazing Laura and coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT

  2. You definitely should be PLEASED with this card, Laura! It is absolutely gorgeous! Beauitufl choice of colors and elements. I love the contrast of hot pink, glittery silver and black! Glad that you join the fun over Time Out Challenge. Thank you for the kinds words about my card :)

  3. Vibrant pink, sparkly silver and shimmer black and white paper (wrapping paper = brilliant!!), combined, makes for one stunning creation Love your fresh take on Virginia's card, infused with your style and flair. Gorgeous! I've not tried glitter on double sided paper (not in my collection...yet) - the results look amazing. And the Uniko Chrysanthemums are lovely - another addition to my wish list!
    I just checked my emails and had to laugh: we're on a mutual catch-up!! Too funny - and allllll your comments have planted a mega-watt smile on my face! THANK YOU!! Have an excellent evening! You must be getting excited about the Online Class; I think you'll be an A+++++ student! Hugs~c

  4. Another beautifully elegant card. Great colour combination and such lovely detailing, Cx

  5. Such a beauty and LOVE your take on the inspiration card. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x