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, 28 February 2014

Challenge 50 Anything Goes

Hello Everyone. Chrissie doing the post this time. Hope your weather is improving where ever you are in the world as many places have had such awful times this year with the conditions.

Wonderful entries for the box challenge all very different-thank you for joining in. Special mention to Sam who joined in with 5 different boxes that she had made. You can join in with more than one entry for each challenge so long as you follow our rules under the header.

The winner and runner-up for challenge 48/49 will be published on March 7th

No problem this time about what you make for the challenge as it is 'Anything Goes'. So surprise us and show us whatever you like so long as it hasn't been blogged before. 

You might win £10 to spend at Oyster Stamps when we announced the winners for challenge 50 and 51. There will also be winners and runners-up awards to add to your blog

This is what we made this time


A lovely shelf unit


An envelope book


 Curtain ties/ornament

We hope you will join in and look forward to seeing what you make.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Challenge 49 Boxing Clever

Happy Valentines Day all you lovely crafters

Did you receive some beautiful flowers or maybe a nice box of chocolates and just in case you need an excuse to eat  them all we are having a box challenge for you to either make a box or decorate a box?

Chrissie's box holds a surprise 


Von has gone shabby chic

 and Neet has gone girly

We had some wonderful Tim Holtz style creations over the last 2 week and now we look forward to seeing your boxes.

Remember to follow the theme and tell us a little of what or how it was made to be in with a chance to win a £10. voucher from Oyster Stamps

Make/decorate a box

Friday, 7 February 2014

Challenge 46 & 47 Winner

Wow we had so many wonderful Blue and Year of the Horse creations, so thank you all for taking the time to join us, but there has to be a winner and runner up and what a task !
The winner is Magikscrap with her blue birds we particularly loved the bird cage with the open door

and the runner up is


Doesn't that kimono look like it's made with silk?

Well done ladies - please contact Neet (email on RH side on her blog) for your blinkies and in the case of Magikscrap instructions for claiming your prize at Oyster stamps.

Don't forget our latest challenge is in the style of Tim Holtz