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.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

We have our First Winner

It's the 1st of May, the time of the year when we all begin thinking of our summer clothes but remember what Mother used to say "Don't cast a clout, till May's gone out" (which for those who do not understand means 'Don't change your winter clothes for your summer ones until the beginning of June'.)  Or do we?  It's been awfully cold these last few days and certainly in the north of England the weather has been pretty dire since that lovely week way back in March.

Well, we have been busy behind the scenes here at the Artful Times and now is the time to announce our first Challenge Winner.

It was a hard decision to make as we had such a lot of lovely entries for our first and second challenges (Tags and Sea of Greens).  We were thrilled with so many entries, both for our first and second challenges, and we actually enjoyed going back and forth again to look at the entries you had all made.

Some of you had not, unfortunately, followed all the rules of uploading and one or two links took us to your main blog and not to the specific entry.  (Click on the button above - Making a Direct Link - to learn how to do it if you are unsure.)  Also one or two of you had entered more than the five challenges we asked you to keep to.  Sorry we had to eliminate those entries this time but we hope that next time you stick to our rules and don't punish us by not entering because you don't like rules.  We so enjoy seeing your work.

That last paragraph was not easy to write as we love all the entries we had but have to abide by what we said initially.

Anyway, here we are with our winner and a runner up.  Congratulations from us all here on the Design Team.  Can the winner please get in touch with Neet (email addie on the RH side of her blog - www.hickydorums.blogspot.com) within the next seven days as she has a little something for you.

Drum roll please ...




And the Winner Is


here are her two entries:
 Tag, week 1

  Sea of Greens, week 2

Take your blinkie Cathryn and display it with pride on your blog.

and a very worthy runner up is


here are her two entries

  Tag, week 1

  Sea of Greens, week 2

Here is your blinkie to put on your blog Hazel - hope you enjoy having it displayed.

I am sure you all would like to join us in offering Congratualtions to both of these ladies - and who knows, next time it could be YOU!


chrissie said...

Congratulations to the winners and runners up. All worthy winner for sure.

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

Congratulations to Cathryn and Hazel!

Suze Bain said...

Big congrats to Cathryn and Hazel. Well done ladies! xx

JoZart Designs said...

Congratulations to Cathryn and Hazel.... well deserved!
JoZarty x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Cathryn and Hazel - their artwork is fabulous xx

Suzan VonEssen said...

Congrats, ladies!!

hazel said...

Congratulations Cathryn on your win - so well deserved and thank you ladies for making me runner up, it was a lovely surprise.
xxx Hazel.

vinny said...

well done ladies x Lavinia

Linda said...

Congrats Cathryn and Hazel. Well done!

Unknown said...

Oh Wow! I am over the moon! I won!!!! And well done Hazel as well - what a fabulous surprise, oooooo I am going to post now and brag like crazy! LOL!!!
THANK YOU though to Artful Times for giving everyone inspiration and a kick up the bum to craft xxx

sam21ski said...

Well done Cathryn, you sound a little excited!!! Don't forget to email Neet with your details.

Also very well done to Hazel too.

Sam - Artful Times xxx

Von said...

Well done Cathryn and Hazel :)