2013 TCN April Craft Challenge ~ April Showers & Pastels ~Please Vote

19 Apr

Hello and welcome to this months challenge vote.

The theme for the challenge this month was ‘April Showers & Pastels’, so we were looking for entries with a ‘rainy’ theme or crafts using pastel tones or even a combination of both, it was entirely up to the crafter which part of the theme they chose. Although we only received a few entries I do think they are all of a very high standard and fit the theme so well this month.

So please take a look at all the entries, each photograph includes a description of the item if it has been included,and 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 THURSDAY 25th APRIL when it will close @ midnight (GMT). Votes received after midnight on the 25th will not be counted. The Winner and the 2 Runners Up will be announced here on FRIDAY 26th APRIL 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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32 responses to “2013 TCN April Craft Challenge ~ April Showers & Pastels ~Please Vote

  1. Yvette Green

    April 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Just 1 please, love the bunnies!!!

  2. Natalie

    April 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    1st place – no.7 sewing memories. Wonderful idea x

  3. Kathy

    April 19, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    5 – 1st place
    8 – 2nd place
    9 – 3rd place

    All wonderful entries – loving the colours 🙂

  4. Alison Willcocks

    April 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    No.7 – 1st place
    No.9 – 2nd place
    No.5 – 3rd place

  5. Diane

    April 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Oh here goes, the nitty gritty of voting 😦 As ever, well done to all the great entries
    1. – No.3 Daisy Felts
    2.- No.5 Ellabella
    3.- No.8 BIlly Bones

  6. david verrall

    April 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    1st place – no.7

  7. Carol

    April 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    1st – No. 7

  8. Jacky Jones

    April 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    No 7 – 1st Place
    No 9 – 2nd Place
    No 5 – 3rd Place

  9. Hannah Ackroyd

    April 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

    5- first place
    8 – second place
    6 – third place

    such a tough decision! They are all stunning!

  10. craftschen

    April 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

    First, No. 4
    Second, No. 5
    Third, No. 7

  11. James Smith

    April 20, 2013 at 8:45 am


  12. aimee

    April 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    No. 9 for first place, so cute x
    second place No. 8
    third place No.7

  13. Veronica Smith

    April 20, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    no 7 first place

  14. Kelly

    April 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Number 7 1st
    Number 5 2nd
    Number 4 3rd

  15. Bridget Crook

    April 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    1st – no 7
    2nd – no 8
    3rd – no 3

  16. Julie webster

    April 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    7 – 1st place
    1 – 2nd place
    2 – 3rd place

  17. nanacathy2

    April 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    9,8,3 from me!

  18. Gem.R

    April 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Number 7 1st sewing memories x

  19. Martyn

    April 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    1st choice Sewing memories.

  20. nichola langley

    April 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    1st place – no 7

  21. denise

    April 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    5, 8, 6…..brilliant! x

  22. Pat

    April 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I’d like to vote number 9 for 1st place

  23. Sarah

    April 21, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Number 9 for the full 10 points for me please!! xx

  24. Deanne

    April 23, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I would like to vote for No. 7 Sewing Memories, how fantastic!

  25. Sue Johnson

    April 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Number 7 is first place for me.

  26. Melanie Crean

    April 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Number 7 has to be my favourite…..Definately my No 1 choice… Gorgeous lovely ideas at ‘Sewing Memories’

  27. TC

    April 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    1st place – no.7

  28. pat

    April 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

    The little houses in the rain gets my vote…. number 9

  29. matt

    April 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    1st – No. 5 Ellabella

  30. bj

    April 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    1st – ellabella (5)
    2nd – say it handmade (4)

  31. Yowe

    April 25, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I loved so many of these it was very difficult to narrow it down to just three…

    1st No 5 Ellabella
    2nd No 6 Sunny Blooms
    3rd No 9 Hand Crafted by Picto

    I really liked all of the entries though!

  32. Shalini

    April 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

    They are all lovely entries.

    1st – 7
    2nd – 6
    3rd – 9


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