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, 24 May 2013

Challenge 30 - Vintage

This challenge is all about something that is "Vintage" but what exactly is "vintage"?  If you look the word up you nearly always get some definition of "wine".    Look up clothing or fashion and you will find that anything relating to before the 1920's is referred to as "antique" whereas "vintage" can mean anything from the late 1920's to 20 years before the present date.

So I guess "vintage" is anything from 1920 to 1994.  Doesn't settle in my head though but we could hardly call this challenge "Antique" so it is up to you to make something which you refer to as "Vintage" in your own mind.  Here are our renditions:



and now a word from Von:

"Hi  all it's been a joy looking at all your wonderful creation but I feel I need to take a break from the commitment of Artful Times but plan to be back later in the year.
 Keep up the good work Neet"

Friday, 17 May 2013

Winner and runner up

It was a real joy to visit all your blogs, such wonderful colours and designs for the stencil and masks and amazed at the variety of clean and simple but there has to be an overall winner .
We have chosen  ..............

Alexa Noble as our winner it looks clean and simple but a lot of thought has gone into the open space and we loved the humour :)

Now for the runner up not easy as the were so many good entries.
Carolyn Dube

Video of art journal page from start to finish with Julie Balzer and  Dina Wakley stencils and Dylusions spray inks with Carolyn Dube

Please contact Neet, ladies (addie on the right hand side of her blog)  for your prize a £10 voucher from our sponsor Oyster Stamps and badges
We can safely say that is another month of successful blog challenges for Artful Times.  Thanks to all of you who entered - you are all winners really.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Blooming Marvellous Challenge 29

A super selection of CAS and not just cards! WOW you are all so creative :)

On to the next challenge of blooming marvellous, flowers always a firm favourite. How will you display yours ?

Von has set them in the hair

Whilst Neet has them decorating a matchbox.

We cannot wait to see what you do.