01 Feb


Welcome to our first Craft Challenge for 2014 ~ The Spring Challenge.

I know, not very original, but at this time of year all I’m thinking about is getting over these dark dismal winter months and getting into the brighter sunnier days of Spring.  Also Spring is a great time of year for inspiration, a time of re-birth and re-growth, spring flowers, leaves sprouting on trees, birds nesting, slightly sunnier and warmer weather which enables us to get out and about more.

We also have St David’s Day (1st March), Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday (4/5th March), St Patrick’s Day (17th March), March Equinox (20 March),  Mothers Day (UK – 30 March), Easter (20 March) and St George’s Day (23 April) during Spring, you can also use these Spring 2014 fashion colours if you wish. Spring is jam packed with inspiration and events, so what more can you ask for to inspire you?

Spring summer 2014 Colour palette

For this challenge I am looking for crafts that have been made and inspired by this season or its events and what it means to you.  There are no hard and fast rules, apart from it must be handmade and created by you.

Please don’t forget when sending in your entry to include a photograph, 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.  Also the challenge is limited to one entry per person/business.  I look forward to seeing your entries!

All entries must be emailed to by the closing date of 7 March 2014.  Entries received after this date will not be entered for the challenge voting.


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 creatively. 

For more details about the challenges, see HERE

Remember entries must be in by the 7th March so don’t leave it until the last minute.  All entries will be posted on the blog for the voting to commence on the 9th March.  Voting will close on the 23 March and the winner and 2 runners-up will be announced on 25th March, more details about the voting will be included on the 9th March.

Good luck everyone.

Linda x


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  1. Edwina Gordon

    February 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Reblogged this on Life with Crafts and commented:
    I thought all you crafter’s might like a challenge.
    I haven’t to decided what my project will yet, but why not you have a go yourself. inspiration needs a push sometimes.
    Happy Crafting


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