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 4 July 2014

Challenge 59 - A Postcard FROM Abroad

*Entries must fully comply with the fortnightly theme (this means your creation must follow the rules of the theme set).

*Please link directly to your entry and not just to your blog (this means only link the address for your post to the challenge and not the general address of your blog).  For instructions on how to do this please see page 'Making a Direct Link'.
*Please ensure you make a link back to this challenge blog in your post (this means you need to include a link to Artful Times Challenge blog when writing up your post).  For instructions on how to do this please see page 'Linking Back'.
*Please write a brief description of how you created your entry and some of the materials used, even if it's only a brief list at the end of your posting, as it's nice to know what was used and how it's been done.
*Please do not back link to previous posts prior to the date of the challenge.
*A maximum of 5 challenges may be combined.
*You may enter the challenge several times as long as each entry is with a different creation.
*We encourage you to visit each other's blogs and leave a comment, even ours, it means a lot!

*If you have 'Word Verification' may we ask that you please turn it off, as this makes commenting easier for everyone, especially with the new blogger words which are difficult to read at times.  The comment moderation seems to be a more successful way of avoiding unwanted comments.
*Link your entry before 17.55 on the following Thursday.
*Any entries which do not follow the above challenge guidelines may not be commented on by the DT and will not be entered into the prize draw.

Well, we have just finished looking at the entries for our Wood challenge and it is going to be hard to select a winner from those entries - they are all so fabulous!  Thank goodness we have time to look again and again - and include the entries for this, our latest challenge.

A Postcard FROM Abroad 

For this we ask you to make a postcard featuring somewhere other than your own country on the front. So dig out those stamps you use for your Asian themed cards, or the ones for Paris which I am sure lots of you have.  Or whatever ...

So what size is a postcard?  Well I always thought it was 6" x 4" but unsure I looked it up and found that there are lots of different sizes quoted.  We leave it up to you, afterall they do come in various sizes when you buy them from holiday destinations.  I've even seen circular ones.

What did we come up with?  Well Wendy made these two beauties - one from Paris and one from India

and Neet made these from Africa

Hope to see some of you joining in with this challenge, as many times as you want, but remember to follow the rules and guidelines.  I have put them at the top of this blogpost once more.  Pop along to our blogs and see how we made ours, we love comments too.


Helen said...

Beautiful postcards, Neet and Wendy!

Dagmar said...

Wow great Inspiration !!!!

Kati said...

Great challenge and beautiful inspirations. I cant find mr. linky. Here ist my entry.


Chaosmaus said...

Nice Challenge!

Julia said...

Great theme for this challenge, I love postcards. The examples are great inspiration, thank you.

Julia said...

Great challenge, love that mail art.

Craftyfield said...

Maybe not quite seasonal as this lady is obviously dressed for the Carnival but I hope you'll like her anyway!