Did you know that the day we call Valentine's Day is named after a Christian Martyr and dates back to the 5th Century. Or so they say. If you want to read more about it go here and read about it, or here where you can find out lots more and see some video presentations.
In the meantime why not join in and show us something you have made that is romantic - it needn't be a Valentine card, it could be an engagement card or a wedding card or simply an "I Love You" token.
Now I promised you some exciting news last week and here it is - we have our first Guest Designer here with us for this month. Please give a lovely warm welcome to Chris Smith who has been one of our faithful followers for quite some time now.
"Hello, my name is Christine and I started cardmaking just over eight years ago when I had to leave work due to illness. My daughter actually got me into it and I love it! I love stamping and getting inky and also trying new techniques. I am so thrilled to be guest designer for Artful Times, this is the first of two challenges I will be GD for. Thank you so much Neet and Wendy for letting me be a temporary member of your fab team!"
Hoping that we get some lovely entries for this challenge as we are still running thin on the ground and both we and Oyster Stamps would love to offer a prize again should entries start to increase to a level that makes it possible.
Although we are saying Chris is our first Guest Designer we would hate for Sam to feel she was not a Guest Designer when she has popped in in the past. Truth is we don't regard Sam as a Guest but as a valued friend who helps us out willingly whenever we needed help, and we hope this continues Sam. We really appreciate You.