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 25 April 2014

Challenge 54 - Make a Badge, Button, Brooch (must fasten with a pin)

Thank you all who got in a bit of a mess with the spray inks for our last challenge well worth it I think.

We are here to challenge you and have we got a challenge for you, maybe you need a little gift for someone and can't think what to make, then how about a badge, button or brooch as long as it can be worn and fastened with a pin.
You can use any medium or mix of mediums, make a statement or just be decorative.


 Remember to read the rules and Guidelines at the top of the page to be in with a chance to win £10 voucher to spend at Oyster Stamp

Friday 11 April 2014

Challenge 53 - Spray Away

Hello Everyone. Chrissie here doing the post for the challenge this time. Not many for the metal challenge but thank you to those who joined us for that. Some wonderful ideas for sure.

This week we have the theme Spray Away. We none of us remember who suggested this subject so had a draw to see who would do the post and it turned out to be me. So this is my take on the title.

 You can use any sort of spray technique you like and any sprays. You could even make your own with inks, food colours, other sprays etc. No restriction on what you make using a spray so I am sure we will have lots of wonderful ideas from you. Hope you will join us and you could win a voucher from Oyster Stamps. Follow our rules and guidelines and you might be our winner or runner-up when the next winner's post is published on the 2nd May.

This is what we all made

Neet made a box of flowers

Wendy made journal pages

Von  made pages in her altered book

Chrissie made a hanging

Can't wait to see your makes - Good Luck

Chrissie x

Friday 4 April 2014

Winners - Challenges 50 & 51

First of all, thank you so much for all the lovely entries we have been receiving.  We had rather a lot for our Anything Goes challenge but then went right down to almost 'zero' with our puzzle pieces.   Oh hecky pecky - was it really difficult?  Congratulations must go to the ladies who did manage to do something for us and lovely entries they were too.

Well, we have a winner - and it is from our "Anything Goes Challenge" and is

Meggymay with her lovely journal page which was using up all manner of scraps and producing a beautiful page.

and our runner up is Valerie with her ingenious decoration of a complete jigsaw:

Well done to all of you, without you and your support our blog would not be.  

Now if the winner will contact Neet (blog address on her blog, right hand side) she will sent you details of how to claim your £10 gift voucher from our lovely sponsors Oyster Stamps.  and if you both contact her she will send you your blinkies for you to display on your blogs.

Thank you!