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 14 December 2012

We Have a Winner

This was particularly hard to choose a winner this time as there has been such superb work on our challenge site.  Just wish we could give you all a prize.  Every one of you is a winner in our eyes and we thank you most sincerely for entering our blog challenges.  So without further ado here is our choice of a winner and runner up for this month.  Hope the recipients display the blinkies with pride.

So the winner is ...



Wendy K

for her lovely vintage lace tag with those lovely flowers and print on fabric.

and our Runner Up, by a very narrow margin, is


who has made the most delightful cheery top hats we have ever seen.

Please email Neet (addie on her blog - RH side) for details of how to get your blinkies to display on your blogs.  Well done Ladies!

Friday 7 December 2012

Challenge 19 - A Recipe- and a Break

Hi There - Neet here!  I guess most of you are busy beavering away making your last minute "C" cards, doing your "C" shopping for gifts, thinking about what to do for the "C" dinner etc.  Don't know about you but I can't get my head around the fact that it is only just 18 days away.

For this, our 19th Challenge, I chose for you to follow a recipe.  In your creation you must use

A female (head or body will do)

Hopefully if you are still on "C"cards you can make one using the above recipe and submit, that way it does not involve you in any extra work.

Here are our submissions


 Now you have until after Christmas to do this Challenge as we are taking a break over the Christmas period so the next Challenge will not be posted until the 4th January.  May we wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and take care on the roads - until 2013!

Von and Neet x