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.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
The winner and runner up will be announced on the following Friday after the closing date of the second challenge, ie after every even numbered challenge. So, starting this month the team will choose a winner and a runner up from challenges 3 & 4 and announce them on Friday 01 June at 6pm. The winner will have 7 days to contact Neet via email to claim the code for the prize to be spent in the Oyster Stamp on-line shop. The £10 voucher can only be used towards the purchase of goods and no cash refund will be given if goods chosen do not cost the full amount. Postage and packing will have to be paid for by the winner. For all UK residents, postage rates are £1.00 flat rate up to £49, any purchases over £50, the postage is free. Overseas residents will have to contact Oyster Stamps direct for mailing costs.
If the prize is not claimed it will not be re-offered to someone else.
The decision of the Design Team is final and we will not enter into any further correspondence regarding the matter. It is the responsibility of the winner to contact Neet and they will not be chased if no contact has been made within the 7 days. The prize will then be withdrawn.
If you have any questions or require any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.
Friday, 25 May 2012
So what did we make then?
Sam ~ for more information on how it was made visit my blog
Neet made an Atc, for further detail visit her blog
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Friday, 11 May 2012
It was wonderful to see how many of you talented followers took the 'Time' to join us with such splendid creations.
Von here bringing you the challenge for the next fortnight.
Birds of all kinds and with the weather we have been having here in the U.K. ducks come to mind lol, so off you go and find those stamps or dies and create whatever takes your fancy as long as the main feature is birds :)
Now don't forget for a chance to be a winner you will need to adhere to the rules
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Not that I am ever on time, as Sam will verify. She rang me and reminded me that this week I had to do the blog - guess what? I hadn't even done the piece of artwork! There was I with a half finished (oops, nearly let the cat out of the bag for the next challenge) piece of work on my desk for the wrong challenge. Perhaps you could say I have been a little pre-occupied this week (or have got my wrong Worzel head on).
Well you can make what you want, a card, an atc, a wall hanging, a tag (I have done a gigantic one this week), whatever takes your fancy but it has to be something to do with "Time". Upload it to our blog and sit back until there are some more on there and then go visit and see what others have done.
Can I remind you that we do have rules (sorry but a challenge cannot function well without them) and there are buttons above to help you if you are unsure on how to do something. Then there is always the team you can contact - we love helping you if there is a problem and we are so pleased that we have had so many followers and such a wonderful number of entries for our challenges.
Right, with no further ado I will show you what the Design Team has come up with this time
Von made an easel card
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Well, we have been busy behind the scenes here at the Artful Times and now is the time to announce our first Challenge Winner.
It was a hard decision to make as we had such a lot of lovely entries for our first and second challenges (Tags and Sea of Greens). We were thrilled with so many entries, both for our first and second challenges, and we actually enjoyed going back and forth again to look at the entries you had all made.
Some of you had not, unfortunately, followed all the rules of uploading and one or two links took us to your main blog and not to the specific entry. (Click on the button above - Making a Direct Link - to learn how to do it if you are unsure.) Also one or two of you had entered more than the five challenges we asked you to keep to. Sorry we had to eliminate those entries this time but we hope that next time you stick to our rules and don't punish us by not entering because you don't like rules. We so enjoy seeing your work.
That last paragraph was not easy to write as we love all the entries we had but have to abide by what we said initially.
Anyway, here we are with our winner and a runner up. Congratulations from us all here on the Design Team. Can the winner please get in touch with Neet (email addie on the RH side of her blog - www.hickydorums.blogspot.com) within the next seven days as she has a little something for you.
Drum roll please ...
And the Winner Is
here are her two entries:
here are her two entries