TCN APRIL CRAFT CHALLENGE ~ April Showers & Pastels

01 Apr


Yes today is April Fools Day, a notorious day for pranks and practical jokes, but this months challenge is not a joke or for no fool!  “April Showers & Pastels” is this months theme.

Your challenge this month can be inspired by one of two things or combined it’s up to you.  You can send in an entry inspired by the first part of the challenge ‘April Showers’.   Get those umbrellas out as April is a month known for its rain showers, believe it or not a bit of rain along with a rise in temperature and a hint of the sun, is actually quite welcome at this time of year to enable the trees and flowers to gain good growth.

The second part of the challenge is ‘Pastels’ ice cream colours as I call them, pinks, creams, lemons, pale blues, lilacs etc.  For this as long as your entry is based on this colour palette you can send in any handcrafted item.  For those who may struggle to think of something for the first part of the challenge, I am hoping this part will encourage and not limit you to send in an entry.  You are also welcome to combine the two for those who relish more of a challenge!

Pastel colour wheel

Please don’t forget when sending in your entry to include a description and some contact information, how you describe and photograph your entry should be just as important as the time it took to make it.  Especially if you wish to be successful at selling your items on-line.  I look forward to seeing your entries!


Remember ANYBODY can enter the TCN Challenges, even if you don’t sell your items and you are just a hobbyist and of course you can also enter if you do sell your items and even if you are a professional. 

The challenge is not limited to people just in the UK, everyone is welcome to join in.  Also, your entry can be anything handcrafted from a piece of artwork, a photograph, jewellery, papercrafts, something you can wear, items for the home, soaps, candles etc etc.  The TCN Challenges are all about challenging yourselves and inspiring you to think more creatively. 

It is one entry per person/business and please remember to include your contact details and a brief description of the item along with the photograph. 

For more information about the challenge, please visit the TCN CRAFT CHALLENGE GUIDELINES which gives you all the information you need on how to enter and the rules etc.


All entries for this challenge must be submitted by midnight (GMT time) THURSDAY 18TH APRIL.  Voting will start on Friday 19th when I publish all the entries here on the blog and voting will close on Thursday 25th at midnight (GMT time).  The Winner and Runners Up will be announced on Friday 26th April at 8pm (GMT time).

PLEASE submit entries via email to:  


Good luck everyone and any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Linda x

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4 responses to “TCN APRIL CRAFT CHALLENGE ~ April Showers & Pastels

  1. Charlotte

    April 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    OOoo, this one could be fun!!! 🙂

  2. ella bella

    April 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Linda

    Just checking you received our entry for April TCN challenge?

    Many thanks

    Jane Ellabella

    Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:00:06 +0000 To:

    • The Crafty Network

      April 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Yes I did thanks, if I had a mini ipad I think I would be buying that myself! I have an ipad with a very practical and sturdy case, not quite the same! Linda x

  3. Nicola

    April 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Hi, I’ve just sent you an entry. Hope it is good enough. X


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