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 30 March 2012

Drum roll please ......

Welcome, one and all.  Lovely to see you here with us.  We hope you like what you see.  All the artwork is down to Sam and we are indebted to her for her patience as we pushed and pulled a zillion suggestions at her (not really so many but it felt like it at times).

We do hope you will enjoy the themes we have come up with, and hope that they challenge you at times, and lie within your comfort zone at other times and to this end we hope we get lots of you joining in with us - afterall you have two weeks to produce something and there will always be ideas from us for you to bounce off, either in words or pictorially.

Your comments will always be taken on board so don't be afraid of suggesting something to us or asking us to explain something to you.  We want this to be a friendly, happy blog where you all feel welcome and enjoy our company.  We do have to have rules and we have thought long and hard about these so please read them carefully and there will be logos for you to put on your blog because each month we will have a winner and runners up for that month.

Prizes?  Yes, we will have prizes for the winners but more about that in another posting.  Periodically we will have a Guest Designer, someone we invite along to give another view on what we are doing.

Well, enough of the chatter now, have a look around our blog, press a few buttons and see what we have done but most of all join in with our very first challenge which is ......... Make a TAG!

This is what the team have made


For more information visit Sam's blog here


For further information visit Von's blog here


Find Neet's blog here for more information

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Guess what?

You've all been waiting and now it's almost time for it to happen.  Neet, Sam and Von are starting a NEW CHALLENGE BLOG.  You know them all and here is what they have to say:

"Hi Crafters, we are back with you all once again with a Brand New Challenge Blog which we hope you will all join in with.  We have been busy planning this for the past month or so and are so excited and hoping lots of you out there, our old friends and new ones, join in with us every two weeks. 

Help us to spread the word by taking our logo banner and displaying it on your sidebar - we would love to see it on your blog.

Are you ready to begin?  Open the pages of The Altered Times next Friday (30th March) at 6 pm and read all about it. Join in the Challenge"                   
Exciting or What?