TCN CRAFT CHALLENGE ~ Remember, Remember~ Please Vote!

08 Nov


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.)

At first I thought I was only going to receive one entry for the challenge this week and up until Tuesday evening I had only received nine entries. So I was a little bit disappointed with this being the penultimate challenge for the year!  But thank goodness I should have more faith, you didn’t let me down and the challenge was saved by a last-minute surge and I am happy to say I finally received 20 entries.  All of which are really lovely, I personally have many favourites this week!

Now the hard part is handed over to you, to decide which of the 20 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.   Heart Crafts ~  Blog: 


Bursting Little bundles of stars – ready to light up your life on a dark and cold Guy Fawkes Day! A little bit of this – a little bit of that – patchwork+buttons = delightful lined bag!

Fully washable made from 100% cotton (lining nylon)

2.  Whistling Bird Crafts ~

Quilted table runner.  I made it from an Autumn golds charm pack and I think the colours really reflect  the colours of the leaves  during November. It is handbound & backed with a terracotta colour which sets off the oranges & golds.

3.    Yowe ~  Website is

This is a little memopad which I’ve decorated with wool fibres and machine stitching. Although not specifically designed with fireworks in mind, the bursts of colour make me think of such. And, to my mind, the machine stitching also evokes a sense of fireworks shooting up into the sky.

4.       Penny Jane Designs ~

These have been created for Remembrance day with 50% going to RBL.  I have had a fantastic response from them so far.  It’s nice to have sales but great to raise funds for a good cause!

5.  Kitty Luna Designs ~

My decoupaged skull embellished with mirror mosaic tiles. It is full size too!

6.       Ring O Roses Jewellery ~

Armistice bracelet ~ The focal is a wooden watercolour art tile and the bracelet is a feastful of colour and texture with lampwork, ceramic, metal and semi-precious beads.

7.       Louise Bedford ~

My entry is inspired by a Catherine wheel

8.     The Glassy Gift Company ~

‘Poppy’ wine glass

9.  Jo’s Jewels

Red/gold drawbench beads and red & gold seed beads making a quadrant bead bracelet with toggle clap £6.00

10.  The Peartree Boutique ~!/ThePeartreeBoutique?fref=ts 

Poppy Field iPad case which was sold and all the money donated to Help For Heroes.

11. Dea Jewellery Designs ~  Website:

I made this bracelet with a November bonfire in mind. The beautiful orange and yellow tones emulate a glittering flame. The beads used are a combination of red Agate, Carnelian and Jade.

12.  Emer – McLysaghts Jewellery ~

Myosotis commonly called Forget-me-nots. In Ireland the forget me not flower is associated with the Irish Kidney Association.

13. Susiea Handmade ~ I have a little Folksy shop and my Facebook page is

It’s a poppy fabric pocket tissue holder.  These handy holders keep your tissues tidy and clean, instead of being all scrunched up in the bottom of your bag.  And with one of these you will always have a tissue on hand to wipe away that annoying smear of lippy on your teeth!

14.  Heartlands Glass ~

Framed Glass Entitled ‘Lest We Forget’

15.  FlowaPowaArt ~  Blog:   Facebook:

An original watercolour and watersoluble wax miniature painting entitled “Bonfire Night”

16.  Inside The Jewellery Box ~ Facebook:  Website:  Blog:

This is a hand-painted poppy with printed text, made into a pendant.  I chose the poppy as I love the vibrant colours and its representation of peace.  The necklace was bought by a little girl called Poppy!

17.   Painting Grace ~ Painting Grace Creating Lasting Memories or alternatively Painting Jezbel Creating Alternative Memories

I am raising funds for the Royal British Legion with a competition to win a canvas print of the picture

18.   Handcrafted By Picto ~

My entry is a small canvas 5×7 inches, painted using acrylics.
The subject is Peace.   I have painted the Peace sign, a Heart for Love and White Poppies that symbolise Peace.

19.   Connie Rose Designs ~

Remembrance Day has always made me feel very humbled. It must have been such a scary time to be a soldier, so I’ve picked this as my theme. His name is Albert, I made little Albert in honour of all those brave men and women who lost their lives in our wars. He is dressed in a WW2 uniform and wears a single Poppy of remembrance.

20.  Pretty As a Picture ~

It is a remembrance picture I made for my son to remember his Grandma who is sadly no longer with us. She loved Poppies & her father fought in WWII so it only seems fitting I enter this.


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33 responses to “TCN CRAFT CHALLENGE ~ Remember, Remember~ Please Vote!

  1. Emma (The Sparkly Fairy)

    November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Unfortunately I didn’t have time to enter but what great entries. Here is my vote

    No. 1 = 3pts (1st choice), No 6
    No. 2 = 2pts (2nd choice), No8
    No. 6 = 1pt (3rd choice). No4

  2. Cathy

    November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Cathy (Pretty As A Picture)

    No. 1 = 3pts (1st choice), No 4
    No. 2 = 2pts (2nd choice), No10
    No. 6 = 1pt (3rd choice). No19

  3. Eilidh

    November 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    No.19, he is lovely, x

  4. Yasmine Naylor

    November 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    My vote: –

    No. 1 = 3pts – Heart Crafts
    No. 8 = 2pts – The Glassy Gift Company
    No.10 = 1pt – The Peartree Boutique

  5. Lucretia

    November 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    1st -no. 3 (3 pts)
    2nd -no. 15 (2 pts)
    3rd -no. 14 (1pt)

  6. Jackie

    November 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Wow – what an amazing selection of wonderful crafts, as always so hard to choose, would like to vote for everyone!

    1st – 19
    2nd – 14
    3rd – 4


  7. say it

    November 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    What lovely entries. Really want to pick more than three!

    1st – No.10
    2nd – No. 8
    3rd – No. 4

  8. Aoife

    November 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    1st = 12
    2nd = 7
    3rd = 6

  9. Liz

    November 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    !st 17
    2nd 20
    3rd 10
    Difficult, lovely work x

  10. nanacathy2

    November 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    My votes are

  11. Pege Matulewicz

    November 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I vote for #19… I’ve too many family and friends in the service to not vote for such a cutie! ~Pege

  12. Dawn

    November 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    19, I just think it’s unusual, xxx

  13. bluebuttonpress

    November 9, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Lovely artwork!

  14. Jennifer Chicano Czeisel

    November 9, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Here is my vote:

    No. 1 = 3pts (1st choice), #12
    No. 2 = 2pts (2nd choice), #10
    No. 6 = 1pt (3rd choice). #8

  15. Michelle Iddiols

    November 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    So difficult !!!! All fantastic
    No.19 = 3pts
    No.14 = 2pts
    No.2 = 1pt

    Good Luck everyone xxx

  16. lynseylovesxxx (@LynseyLovesxxx)

    November 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Hi all,
    What fab items, I’ve popped by on facebook and left messages for you all, good luck everyone.

    My votes go to:-
    1st : 17 Painting Grace, such mesmerizing image.
    2nd : 14 Heartlands Glass
    3rd: 10 The Peartree Boutique

  17. LizzieMade

    November 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Lovely collection!
    My choices:
    1st – No.10
    2nd – No.17
    3rd. – No.8

    Hard decisions though…

  18. Linda Hunt

    November 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    number 10

  19. SEO Barnsley

    November 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    1st 17 – iconic and artistic

  20. Utterly Unique by Karen Kaye

    November 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    There are some very talented people out there – my choices are:-

    1st = No 17 Painting Grace
    2nd = No 20 Pretty as a Picture
    3rd = No 4 Penny Jane Designs

  21. doodlebags

    November 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Great entries. My choices are:
    First – 10
    Second – 15
    Third – 20

    Helen @Doodlebags

  22. Jan

    November 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    A really difficult one, my votes are
    1st – 19
    2nd – 14
    3rd – 10
    Good luck to one and all

    Jan x

  23. janet

    November 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Good Luck

  24. rosette

    November 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    All look very good, my choice is:
    No: 19
    No: 18
    & No: 9

  25. Kathleen

    November 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    no, 19
    no, 5
    no, 11

  26. Stefan Vass

    November 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Has to be number 19. Very poignant.

  27. Deborah♥CelticHeart

    November 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    1. Number 17
    2. Number 18
    3. Number 4

  28. Cliff Minors

    November 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Definitely 14, quality work.

  29. Louise

    November 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Although all are well done, I’m a softie, so…..
    1st = 19
    2nd = 13
    3rd = 7

  30. craftymisskitty

    November 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    No 14 please!

  31. Melane

    November 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    In order,


  32. Pam Playle

    November 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

    No 8 please

    • The Crafty Network

      November 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you for voting, but the voting is now over, it ended on Friday 9th November at 8pm. Our next Craft challenge will be announced on the 23 November. I hope you take the time to pop over and take a look at the entries which will be available to view from the 29th November. Thanks. Linda x


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