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 January 2013

Winner and runner up

It was wonderful to see some of you had time over Christmas to join in the recipe challenge and amazed at how many of you took part in our first challenge of the New Year. So many different ideas on using embossing folders - we must say .a big thank you to Julia for being our guest, hope you are soon feeling better.

On to the winner  .....................

Who is .........................

who made this delightful dress tag

And our Runner up this month is ........
So pretty and feminine
Well done ladies and please  email Neet for your banners and prize but if she does not get in touch with you for a week or so it is only that not all mail is getting through to her whilst she is away.

Don't forget the current challenge "Time" on an ATC - hope to see lots of you entering.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Challenge 21 - Calling Time on an ATC

Brrr it has certianly got cold this week with the snow so hope you are all keeping nice and warm and despite Neet being in Sunny California she is wearing her woollies.  Yes, it is cold over there!

It's Neet's choice this fortnight and she would love to see "Time" on an ATC, "the time of your life", "dinner time" or maybe some "time for yourself" or even "Old Father Time" himself.

Here's what we did


We  would like you all to be with a chance of winning a £10 voucher from Oyster Stamps so please remember to  follow those pesky rules.  Check them out at the top of the page to be in with a chance to win.

ps Neet apologises if she is late commenting but promises she WILL get around to it some time.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Challenge 20 - Get those Embossing Folders Out

Here we are at the start of a new year and a new challenge and hoping you are all well and recovered from the festivities.

Did you get any new toys to play with ? well if you did you might like to show them off with this challenge which is to use 2 or more embossing folders and if you have some spending money then there are lots to choose from at Oyster Stamps and who knows - follow the rules and you could win a £10 voucher.

We are very fortunate this fortnight to have Julia as a guest designer, here is her tag and you can read all about how she made it with more than one embossing folder if you follow the link above.

Thank you Julia

Here is mine - how many embossing folders can you spot?

 Neet was totally stumped with my original suggestion of using several embossing folders and she could not get her head around it at all.  Then inspiration struck, thanks to a blog she visited so here is her idea using several folders.

Now what will you all come up with?