TCN CRAFT CHALLENGE ~ A Halloween Craft-fest ~ Please Vote!

18 Oct


Welcome to The Crafty Network Blog Craft Challenge.  We are now asking for people to VOTE for their favourite entry from the selection of entries below, to enable us to declare a Winner and 2 Runners Up of this challenge on Friday evening.

(Not sure what this is all about, then please visit: Challenge Rules and see details about the theme for this challenge in the previous post.)

Thank you so much everyone for entering this challenge, the number of entries this week has been amazing and who would have thought you could get such a great selection of crafty items and gifts just for Halloween!  I am really loving the great variety of crafts and I’m really pleased that we have so many people doing the challenge for the first time.

Now the hard part is handed over to you, to decide which of the 27 fantastic entries is your favourite.  Please take the time to vote and support these people, I know it is going to be very difficult to choose.   Also, if you could share and promote this challenge to encourage more people to vote, it really would be appreciated.


In order to declare a WINNER of this Competition, we need YOU our lovely Followers to comment below this post quoting the No. of the photo you like best.  For those of you who are undecided, you can vote for more than one, but limit it to choosing just 3 and please make it clear which is your first, second and third choice.

ie. No. 1 = 3pts (1st choice),   No. 2 = 2pts (2nd choice), No. 6 = 1pt (3rd choice).

If you pick just one, this will count as 3 points.

You can also send in your votes via email if you wish to: or message me via the TCN Facebook page

(Please Note:  The Crafty Network, will not use or retain your email addresses for any marketing purposes and once the vote has been counted, your emails will be deleted).


The voting will close at 8PM on FRIDAY and the winner with the most points will be announced at 9PM, along with the 2 runners-up. 


Thank you & Good luck with your choices, as always this is a really hard decision.

Please click on the first photo and this will take you to a bigger view of all of the photos.  (Sometimes this can take a little while to load, sorry!)  Also, below the photos are the pages links and the information about each entry.


(Lots of the above items are for sale, so please visit the pages listed below if you are interested in seeing more or purchasing any of them, thanks.)

1.       Ellabella All things Crafty ~!/pages/Ellabella-all-things-crafty/199880876751311?fref=ts

Although it only shows one flag pennant in the bunting, it consisted of 12 flags and was made for a friend.  Just thought the fabric was very apt.

2.  The Sparkly Fairy ~ FB Link :  Blog link :

Halloween Card

3.       Crafty Bags (Teresa Connolly) ~

Here is a photo of the cushion I made for the Halloween theme monthly craft challenge on the Folksy Craft Talk Forums.  I decided to make this cushion for the challenge.

4.  Kathy Lake, All that Glitters (Vintage Dreams) ~

Beaded Spider

5.     Lollipops and Daisies Children’s Boutique ~

Cute Halloween Onesie

6.     Sarahs Card Creations ~

Monster themed mini canavs clock.

7.    Pale Moon Creation ~

Please find attached my little ‘witches’ for the halloween challenge.

This pair of earrings are Small shell discs with little witch on broomstick charms set onto them, cost £4.oo plus £1.00 UK postage.

8.       Urchindian ~

Trick or treat charm bracelet

9.     Nichola Foster Designs ~

Hi, this is “Dennis loves his web” !  I’ve handwired his web and fly and embellished it with Swarovski crystals.  I made this in August so it has now sold but I can make similar to order.

10.      Heidi Made This ~

This is one of my hand drawn and hand finished cards. Despite what you might think there is a market for Halloween cards in the UK and it is growing all the time. I love Halloween and, like Christmas, it is a great time to get creative! Once I have come up with the design I colour my cards with a mix of watercolour and promarkers. Finally I finish my cards with a whole load of glitter!  The particular card I have attached is my favourite from my Halloween collection and it’s called Pumpkin Pile. The glitter in the eyes, nose and mouth really look like they are lit from within! I am only a small business but I love drawing and hope to make my cards my full time career.

My website is Or I can be found on twitter @HeidiMadeThis and Facebook Heidi Made This. I also have a shop on Etsy: Heidi Made This.

11.   Lizzie Made ~ My Facebook Page is!/LizzieMade?fref=ts  I also have a blog here:

I have been making Halloween notebooks. The pair of books in the attached photo have hand-cut lino prints on the covers. They are pocket notebooks (6″ x 4″ size), with cream coloured pages and stiff scrapbook-type paper covers (printed on both sides). The lino-cuts are hand cut and hand printed.

12.   The Old School Club ~

This is a skull appliqué tshirt that I have made for my son. It is also the first project of my make along.  I have used a tartan scrap of fabric for the appliqué and finished it with a hand blanket stitch, which looks very cool!

13. (AstroJill) Jill Wood Craft ~ Folksy:

Well, the colours are right – it was either these mitts or… a moo hat.  I think the mitts win hands down (in my choice of what to enter, I mean).

14. Earth Goddess Designs ~

The blue scary skulls set is handmade by me. I made the sculls with hot enamel (enamel casting). Earrings with matching pendant.

15.   Felt Enchanted ~  My website is:  My Etsy shop is:

Needle Felted “Sock Monkey Trick or Treaters”

16.   Rylands Crafts ~!/photo.php?fbid=477880322230588&set=a.475254379159849.115434.188589574492999&type=3&theater

Halloween Bunting

17.  The Red Queen Boutique ~ FB page:  Website:  eBay store:

This is one of my eyeball rings which has been named Lucille by the lady who bought her! I have been making these since late 2011/early 2012. Each one is an OOAK and I use new and vintage eyes to make them. I usually make around 4 or 5 at a time until they sell, then I make more. They do get mixed reactions from people~some love them, some are just freaked out!

18.   Lisa Bushells Wallart ~

Large Pumpkin on wooden board

19.   Heart Crafts ~ Blogspot : FaceBook : 

email address :

These are some puppets I make to sell specially for children – they love them. Not one is the same!

20.   Quirky Purple ~ Website:  Facebook:

Jack O Lantern knitted hat

Other contact details: Twitter:

21.   Waterlily Cards ~!/WaterlilyCards

This is a tag shaped mini photo album (3″ x 5″) – all the pages are halloween themed with witches, bats, ghosts, spiders,pumpkins and more and the front can be changed to incorporate names/year or any wording!

22.  Lilibets buttons ~    or

Lilibets Buttons makes handmade buttons and embellishments out of clay all unique, quirky and for any occasion.  This is my interpretation of Halloween using a selection of my handmade buttons and embellishments.

23.   Handcrafted By Picto ~  My Facebook

This hand painted Chalk Board is a great way to ‘countdown’ the days or sleeps to Halloween or any other occasion. Great for Christmas, birthdays, holidays or any other occasion you want.  They measure 6″x5″ and have a little felt bag for the chalk, the bag can double up as a wipe.  These can also be personalised to suit you.
These are £5.00 + £2.00 P+P.

24.       The Glassy Gift Shop ~

Glass Pumpkin Candle/tea light bowl.

25.    Itchy Crochet ~ My facebook page is  And (If you’re interested) My blog is

This is “My first Hallowe’en” a crochet pattern by ItchyCrochet

26.    Connie Rose Designs ~ 

My name is Marie Palmer. I make Chenille Stem (pipe Cleaner) bears and 12th scale Dolls House Miniatures. My work can be found on my facebook page.

27.       Scotch Mist Handcrafted Jewellery ~

These are Tibetan silver spiders webs, blackened! with magnesite skulls, and flying witches.


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39 responses to “TCN CRAFT CHALLENGE ~ A Halloween Craft-fest ~ Please Vote!

  1. Teresa

    October 18, 2012 at 10:13 am

    1 16
    2 18
    3 26

  2. pamela reid-anderson

    October 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

    these are all sooo amazing very difficult to choose
    1st place: no2
    2nd place: no 9
    3rd place: no17
    Pam – Glitter ‘n’ Art

  3. Jennie

    October 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

    1 = 15
    2 = 9
    3 = 17
    Hard choice as all so good

  4. Yowe

    October 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Lots of great entries, I had a difficult time choosing. I’ve decided on

    1st – No 9
    2nd – No 10
    3rd – No 15

  5. Amanda Critchley

    October 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

    1 = 15
    2 = 9
    3 = 5

    I had to do a “dip” to eliminate one 😦

  6. Pauline Hopkinson

    October 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    1. 22
    2. 4
    3. 9
    So many talented people, so many unusual ideas

  7. Lucretia

    October 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    1st 17
    2nd 14
    3rd 2

  8. Linda

    October 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    1st – No 24
    2nd – No 5
    3rd – No 20

  9. Andy goodwin

    October 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Bright and colourful well thought

    1. 22

  10. Lisa

    October 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    No.1 23
    No.2 24
    No.3 1

  11. nanacathy2

    October 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Really hard but here goes
    First- Number 8
    Second- Number 4
    Third- Number 15

  12. scarboroughrose (@scarborotrace)

    October 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    lots of beautiful things
    1st 22
    2nd 17
    3rd 8

  13. Veronika

    October 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    1st Place – N22
    2nd Place – N3
    3rd Place – N25

  14. LizzieMade

    October 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Hard decisions…I think….
    1st – #15
    2nd – #16
    3rd – #26

  15. Marie

    October 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    No 9

  16. Eve

    October 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    no.9 … fabulous necklace, what a cutie 🙂

  17. Lynne

    October 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    No 9 xx

  18. Julie

    October 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    no 9

  19. karen morris

    October 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    1. 17
    2. 25
    4. 7

  20. Marie Palmer

    October 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Loving them all but I’ve chosen.

    First = 17
    Second = 4
    Third = 3

  21. barbara eastwood

    October 19, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Very artistic items butfor me –

    NO 1 – NO 9.

    NO 2 – NO 15.

    NO 3 – NO 5.

  22. Hendrina (Rena) Naylor

    October 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

    1st – Nr 4
    2nd – nr 9
    3rd – nr 27

  23. Lisa

    October 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

    1st 26

  24. Helen Bowen

    October 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    1. No. 17

  25. chelle

    October 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    No.23 the plaque is so cute!

  26. annabelsglassdesigns

    October 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    1. No 4 despite not liking spiders!
    2. No 2
    3. No 8

  27. Vicki Shone

    October 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    1. No. 5
    2. No 4.
    3. No 15.

  28. Deborah CelticHeart

    October 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    so not easy, all great, but
    1st No. 26
    2nd No. 13
    3rd No. 16

  29. Isla bowden

    October 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    1. 15
    2. 4
    3. 6

  30. jo love

    October 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    1 number 15 = 3 points 🙂 x

  31. Jacqui Day

    October 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Oooh, all lovely, but No 15’s first for me!

  32. Jacqui Jackson

    October 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    1 no. 15
    2 no. 26
    3 no. 17

  33. Eilidh

    October 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Cutie, no.26, xx

  34. Lucas

    October 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    1st = 26

  35. Stefan Vass

    October 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Number 26 great detail and vibrant.

  36. Tara Dickens

    October 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    1st place – 15
    2nd place – 4
    3rd place – 24

  37. Lambie

    October 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    All very good, but 26 for me.

  38. gwen

    October 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm


  39. Sarah

    October 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm



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