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, 29 March 2013

Challenge 26 Charmed To Meet You

It's wonderful to see our numbers growing, so welcome to our new followers.

'Charmed to Meet You',  a challenge with a twist if you wish to swap your creation, but of course you don't have to, so over the next fortnight we would like you to make some charms. Whether they are for a card, a tag, a keyring, to add to a bracelet, or just for the fun of it.

There are so many ways you could do this.  From domino's to shrink plastic, bottle caps to glass, the choice is yours.  Your host for this swap is Von you can email for her address if you would like to join the  swap.  Here are our efforts:


Have a wonderful Easter everyone! 

Friday, 22 March 2013

We have a winner

Hi everyone well with a lot of toing and throwing between challenges and entries a winner has been chosen ..........................................Chrissie who in an effort to use up her peel offs created and abstract ATC

and the runner up is Claudine
Well done to you both
Please contact Neet for your blinkies and prize

Friday, 15 March 2013

Challenge 25 is ... Alcohol Inking

Think I have been having a bit of a technique moment here.  A month ago when it was my choice I chose "colour technique" and now here I am asking you to use your alcohol inks.  Another technique based challenge.

I think we all know how to use them and we probably use them on different "slick" surfaces at various times.  I know I have lots of tins that I have used the inks for as it adds more interest to a plain silver or white tin.

Then there are the various bottles I have coloured in too.  And that is without thinking about the drawer full of glossy card that I love using to make atc's out of, or toppers for celebration cards.  Wonder what you will make?

Here are two things that we made.  The first is from


and here is mine (Neet)

Please please please can I ask that you stick to the rules so that you can be in line to win a prize.  When Sam was a member of our team she went to a great deal of trouble to make sure that we covered everything we wanted and there are rules you can just click onto at the top of the page.  Don't let all her hard work go to waste.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Challenge 24- Spots and Stripes / Circles and Straight Lines

Wow what a fantastic show of colours and techniques we have seen over the last fortnight thank you all for sharing with us :)

On to the next fortnight's challenge, which is Von's choice, of Spots and Stripes / Circles and Straight lines.  Very popular in journaling  backgrounds but you can make anything you like :)

Von has gone for an ATC

Neet stuck to journalling

Now what will you do?  We look forward to seeing your creations.

Remember to be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher from Oyster Stamps you need to  follow the rules and let us  how you made your creation