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, 10 April 2015

Challenge 78 Tattered and Torn

Well, last week we certainly had a lot more entries.  The name "Tim" does create interest if that is anything to go by.  And what lovely entries they were, guess that is going to make it even more difficult to choose a winner and a runner up when the time comes.

Wonder how many people will enter this new challenge which is Tattered and Torn? Anything distressed, ripped, gently torn will do - or have you a different interpretation of the title?

Let's see what we can offer you:

Neet made this tag as her second attempt (first one is also on her blog) which has an overlay that has been torn to reveal the image beneath

Wendy did another page for her sewing book - to see what is "tattered" and what is "torn" you will have to visit her blog and read up about it

We would love to see what you can do that is tattered and torn (or just tattered, or just torn).

Saturday, 4 April 2015

We Have a Winner Challenges 75 & 76

One day late - hope you have not been waiting with baited breath to see who was going to be declared the winner this month - I am afraid I was too busy trying to find the Easter eggs yesterday.

Both the winner and the runner up have been chosen from our "Birds" challenge because it really was difficult to choose someone.  So without further ado

The winner is ...



Craftyfield - and this was her entry (check out her blog to see how she did this)

and our runner up is ...



Craftcreations with this lovely colourful piece of work

Congratulations to you both.  Now if you will contact Neet (her addie is on the right hand side of her blog) she will send you your blinkie to be displayed on your own blog.

Thank you ladies!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Challenge 77 In the Style of Tim Holtz

PLEASE NOTE we have some rules for our challenge and one is that you should not enter your work on here if it is also going to be entered in more than another four challenges.  Sorry.

The heading says "in the Style of Tim Holtz" but really we would be quite happy if it was in your own style but using Tim type things.  "Reminiscent of" is perhaps a better way of describing this challenge and we would love to see what you can do.

Tim gives so much inspiration on his blog, has given us his 12 tags for a few years now and shows us new things to do, new products to use and is very charismatic in his You Tube videos.  So you see, there is a lot of inspiration out there to whet your appetite so why not have a go and join us in our latest challenge.

Here are a couple of things we came up with for you to look at

Neet followed Tims March recipe

Wendy made a set of drawers from two reed diffuser boxes.

Now why not join in and upload something in the style of Tim Holtz?  Go on, you know you want to.