We are Neet and Wendy and we would like to welcome you to our fortnightly challenge, ‘Artful Times’, where we are offering a variety of challenges to inspire you to create in whichever style or medium of crafting you enjoy. You never know, we might even inspire you to create something out of your comfort zone and try out something new.

Yes like all challenge sites we have rules and guidelines. We hope you will read and follow them, we have Oyster Stamps as our sponsor, and of course, a winner and runner up will be chosen each month. We may also have the occasional guest designer.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Challenge #14 - Postcard

Thanks for all your fab tree entries last week.  This week we are moving on to postcards (6" x 4") with letters or script.  You can display any images or theme you like but you need to remember include some alphabet letters and/or script.

Here's what we came up with:


To find out more details about each one, click on a name to be taken to their blog.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Challenges 11 & 12 Winner & Runner Up

Thanks to everyone who has joined us again over the last 4 weeks and played along with the acetate and inchies challenges.

So to the winner and runner up then .......

Well done to .......... the winner

Kerstin with her fabulous mooinchies

And to ........... the runner up

Rosie with her gorgeous acetate tag

To claim your prize and/or blinkie which we hope you will proudly display on the sidebar of your blog, contact Neet.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Challenge 13 - A Tree as the Main Focus

Well here we are at the end of another fortnight with autumn in the air and the start of a new challenge. So for the next two weeks we would like you to think of "trees" and make them the main focus of your creation.  Here are the ones made by the Design Team, we hope they inspire you.

A lovely card from Neet

an inspiring tag from Sam

and I (Von) still have metal on the brain and made a "tree of life".

Please remember to follow the rules, just link up to your creation and not your blog, do not enter into more than 5 challenges with your one piece in order to be in with a chance of winning the £10 voucher from our wonderful sponsors Oyster Stamp and do give us a general run down of how you made it.  (Full details are at the top of the page under rules and guidelines.)