I cannot sign off from this blog without reiterating what was said in the very first blog post - and sending a huge thank you to one special lady - "all the artwork for the blog was down to Sam and I was, and still am, 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)." Imagine three women trying to agree on one thing!
So once again, THANK YOU SAM! Thanks for all the work you did to get Artful Times off the ground, for being a great team member, super Guest Designer and most of all, a friend who popped in to help when times were bleak for me.
Thanks also to Von, Chrissie and Wendy. Especially Wendy who has done every single challenge from the very beginning of this blog and stepped into the role of a DT member in March 2014 and supported me through thick and thin when I was on my own with a blog I did not want to give up on. However a year on and I have decided that enough is enough and I am ready to be able to join in with challenges on other blogs and I know Wendy feels very much the same.
Wendy here. I have really enjoyed being on the design team, and seeing all your lovely art. I hope some of you will keep in touch and I will enjoy looking at your blogs. Now I will have to ask someone what day it is, instead of working towards our Friday deadlines.
Thanks must also go to Oyster Stamps who provided us with prizes for such a long time. It was OUR decision to abandon giving out a prize and nothing to do with Oyster Stamps. When we were only getting a very small number of entries we felt it unfair for Oyster to be sending prizes out - we did intend giving prizes, via them, once the numbers picked up - but sadly they didn't.
Back to the beginning - Our very first challenge was to create a tag and these are what we came up with
So we started with our first offerings way back - now here are our two final DT pieces (Please note that the end date is the 3rd June at 23.55):