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, 7 June 2013

Challenge 31 is Maps (Cartography)

It's Neet here:

Two weeks ago we said "goodbye" to Von who has been a stalwart of Artful Times since its conception.  Thank you Von for all the hard work you have put into this blog and for commenting to the very end.  I wish you well in your new venture and hope it all works out for you,

Well, the prospect of running a challenge blog on my own was a bit daunting to say the least.  Von had given me plenty of warning that she was going to finish, in fact she extended the date by another month to give me even more time to think about it.  Do I carry on alone, I can't let the followers down, do I get someone else in - what?  Who else will put up with me and my last minute postings?

Perhaps I should not have put in that last sentence.  Why you ask?  Because someone has offered to help me out for a while and I am sure you will all be as delighted as I am to welcome (fanfare of trumpets) ... Sam.  Sam and I have worked together before and as a result become friends in and out of Blogland.  It was so good to spend some time with her at the Lincoln show recently playing 'catch up' on all the news.

Anyway, enough of this chatting - the Challenge is to create something with "Maps" or to give it its posh name "cartography". So without further ado here are the samples from us

A card from me, Neet


and a postcard from Sam


We do hope you join in with our latest challenge but PLEASE read the rules at the top of the page as so many of you could be in with a chance of winning a £10 voucher from Oyster Stamps but you don't tell us anything about how you made your creation. Read up what our rules and regulations require, stick to them and YOU could be our next winner.



14 comments:

sam21ski said...

Great to be back helping out for a little while until you get yourself sorted.

Sam xxx

Von said...

Good to see you have some help Neet and wonderful samples to inspire :)
Von ♥

Helen said...

Welcome back Sam! Great projects from both of you.

Redanne said...

Good to hear that Sam is helping you out Neet, both projects are beautiful.

Julia S-W said...

So wonderful to see Sam back again helping out!
Juliaxx

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful projects
Rosie x

butterfly said...

Oh, how cool - welcome back Sam! Lovely inspiration for a great new theme...
Alison x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Very beautiful cards.

Thank you for the challenge and have a nice weekend

chrissies said...

Great to see Sam is back :) and a terrific challenge Neet. So pleased you decided to keep Artful going it would be sadly missed.

Love Chrissie xx

Heather Alger said...

Great challenge Idea, and so pleased that you and Sam are running the challenges :)
Love the examples x

Ann Russell said...

Fab challenge, beautiful inspiration!! And great to see you back Sam :D
Hugs Ann xx

WendyK said...

Great to see Sam back, fab samples.

Sandra's Spot said...

Great to see Sam back wonderful projects girls great theme. Hugs Sandra X

Gibby Frogett said...

Great challenge and examples ladies - love the theme. Gill x