2013 TCN February Craft Challenge ~ Winter Blues ~ Please Vote

22 Feb


Hello and welcome to this our first official craft challenge for 2013, this months theme was ‘Winter Blues’ and we were looking for any type of handmade craft inspired by this theme.  This could include items using Blue tones or taking ‘Winter’ as their inspiration, as always I like to keep the theme as flexible as possible to allow everyone to use their own creativity.  The second part of the challenge was for everyone to consider how they photographed their entries and what they wrote about them, to sell them to you and me.

So please take a look at all the entries, each photograph includes a description of their item if it has been included, I have also included url links to their Facebook/on-line store/websites, but you will have to copy and paste these into your browser if you want to visit them (apologies for this).  Once you have had a look at them all, I do hope you will then take the time to vote for your favourites it would be very much appreciated by all those who have entered, details on how to vote are below. 

Thank you to everyone for entering and supporting these challenges and thank you in advance to everyone who takes the time to look and vote.



To decide on the Winners, you can vote for a maximum of 3 of your favourite entries.  When voting please make it very clear the order in which you would like your points distributed.

State the number and if you wish the name allocated to the Photo and if this is your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice

1st – will be allocated 10 points

2nd – will be allocated 8 points

3rd – will be allocated 5 points

Example:  No. 26 ~ 1st, No. 3 ~ 2nd, No. 45 ~ 3rd

If you wish to vote for only one item, this will be allocated the full 10 points.

You can vote for your favourite/s in the following ways.

1.  You can comment below this post.

2.  You can comment below the photo, stating if you would like to award it 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th place.

3.  You can vote via email to:

4.  You can also vote via the TCN Facebook page by sending me a direct message or commenting below the Challenge Announcement.

Please note, if you are commenting below this post, your comment/vote may not show up immediately as it may need to be verified.  I will endeavour to verify all posts as quickly as possible, your vote will only be counted once, so please do not make multiple votes.  Also,  if you choose to send The Crafty Network an email, TCN will not use or retain your email addresses for any marketing purposes and once the vote has been counted and the winners announced, your emails will be deleted.  TCN will only respond to your comment if they are unsure how your votes are to be allocated.

VOTING IS OPEN NOW UNTIL WEDNESDAY 27th FEBRUARY when it will close @ midnight (GMT). Votes received after midnight on the 27th will not be counted. The Winner and the 2 Runners Up will be announced here on Thursday 28th February at 8pm (GMT time).


Please click on a photo to view larger images and more information about each entry.

Voting starts NOW.  

Thank you and good luck to everyone.  If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Linda x

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57 responses to “2013 TCN February Craft Challenge ~ Winter Blues ~ Please Vote

  1. Teresa Connolly

    February 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Difficult to choose! 1st-10 2nd-11 3rd-12

  2. carrie-anne

    February 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Eeeek 1st – 16 2nd – 23 3rd – 14

  3. Kim

    February 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    No16 – 1st

  4. Leni McCormick (@TheFluffyViking)

    February 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    No1 – 1st

  5. Gemma Parker

    February 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    How about no. 20 – 1st, no 23 – 2nd and no 19 – 3rd. They’re all fabulous!

  6. DownHome Designs

    February 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    #1 gets my vote!

  7. denise

    February 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    1st – number 14
    2nd – number 17
    3rd – number 19

    Good luck everyone from Denise (MissyDee Jewellery)

  8. Liz Swinbank

    February 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    1st 18
    2nd 17
    3rd 11
    Some beautiful creations x

  9. Andrew

    February 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    1st 18
    2nd 17
    3rd 21

  10. nanacathy2

    February 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Such clever people
    I go for 1st 13, 2nd 19 and third for number 8

  11. say it

    February 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Lovely entries again. I think I’ll vote for:

    1st – 19
    2nd – 15
    3rd – 11

  12. Rosie - Rosewood Crafts

    February 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

    1st NO 13
    2nd NO 4
    3rd NO 9

  13. Kim @Kimmihandmade

    February 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Oh very difficult as all so lovely,
    1st 12
    2nd 14
    3rd 8

    Good luck x kimmi

  14. Caroline Atkins

    February 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Such lovely things
    1st – 3
    2nd – 12
    3rd – 20
    Good Luck everyone

  15. Linda Phillips

    February 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    3, 11. 13

  16. Aimee

    February 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    #13 gets my vote 🙂

  17. Stephanie

    February 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    1st 16
    2nd 2
    3rd 11

  18. Emily

    February 24, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    1st #15 gets my vote!

  19. Pam

    February 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    #24 gets my vote. Incredible work, just gorgeous!

  20. Linda McKenzie

    February 25, 2013 at 1:24 am

    # 24 gets my vote! 🙂

  21. Lawana Whaley

    February 25, 2013 at 2:37 am

    #24. 1st. All 10 points

  22. jmillie

    February 25, 2013 at 3:58 am

    #24 is my favorite!!

  23. Kellie Shulruff

    February 25, 2013 at 4:27 am

    #24 gets my full vote! Love that pillow…the colors and style totally rock!!!

  24. Cynthia Ann

    February 25, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I love #24

  25. Elaine Woods

    February 25, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I vote 1st for #24

  26. Kez

    February 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

    1stNo 10
    2nd no 8
    3rd no 19

    High quality work to choose from good luck

  27. sue

    February 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Oooh how difficult to choose.. I think 1st 17, 2nd 19 and 3rd 11

  28. candice

    February 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    1st 9
    2nd 12
    3rd 20

  29. Nicky Pugh

    February 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Liz’s hand made gifts 1st

  30. Charlie

    February 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I vote for No 9

  31. Marsha Gardner

    February 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    #19 for the whole ten points

  32. Lizzie cotterill

    February 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you for all your votes! X

  33. Christine Adali

    February 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    No 24 for 1st!!!
    Also like no 16 (2nd)

  34. Katie G

    February 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    1st place: No.9. Steel Circus necklace
    2nd place: No.19. Knitted cushion
    3rd place: No.14. Crochet hat

    All very talented

  35. Melanie

    February 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    No. 9 by Steel Circus

  36. Debbe

    February 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I love #24 those are gorgeous!!!

  37. Laura

    February 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    1st – No 9 Steel Circus to win!

  38. Tim

    February 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    No 9 for 1st

  39. Julia Boston

    February 25, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I vote for no.9, Steel Circus, fabulous!

  40. Cindy Axt

    February 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I vote for #20.

  41. hankkie

    February 25, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I would have to go with 1) # 24, 2) # 19, 3) # 4.

  42. luci cadwallader

    February 26, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Number 9 for 1st place!!!!

  43. Vikki Fitzpatrick

    February 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Number 3 gets my vote

  44. Nancy Staub

    February 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Number 24 gets my vote! 🙂

  45. Heather

    February 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Number 15 for first place

  46. pat

    February 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    number 13 for 1st place

  47. Wanita

    February 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Number 15 for my first vote!

  48. Deanna

    February 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    #19 for 1st
    #8 for 2nd
    #24 for 3rd

  49. Marsha

    February 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm


  50. damien

    February 27, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    number 13 for first

  51. Anne

    February 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    No 21 1st, no 18 2nd

  52. Nichola Potter

    February 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm


  53. Kayleigh laird

    February 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Number 16-Bspoke Victoria for first place, thanks

  54. Colin Walker

    February 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    No 21 is my choice

  55. amy loader

    February 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Number 16 -1st

  56. Fiddly Fingers

    February 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    No.18 = 1st
    No. 21 = 2nd
    No. 11 = 3rd

  57. Carter Collectables

    February 28, 2013 at 12:02 am

    All very clever and so difficult to choose. Our votes are as follows: 1st = 19, 2nd = 20, 3rd = 9. Best of luck to everyone.


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