Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Get Crafty with Creative Connection's Monthly Challenge September 2013 - Weddings

Welcome to this month's challenge!

First of all, we must apologise for us not being around these past few months. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to run the challenge regularly. However, we have now reorganised so ensure that the monthly challenge is back, and here to stay!

So to start as we mean to go on - September's challenge subject is 'Weddings'. All different types of crafting can be used to make something for this challenge. From cakes to jewellery and sewing to card making.

We hope that you get involved in this challenge, and to have as many makers involved as possible, could you please promote the challenge via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, Instagram etc.

Here's what two members of the Design Team came up with.

Sharon from The Old Button has made a wedding heart "Something Old.... Something Blue" 
It is made from recycled materials left over from her own wedding 18 years ago. The guipure lace was used on her bodice, and the ribbon trim was used on the hem of her skirt and train. The blue silk was used to make the bridesmaids' dresses, and the silver button is a spare left over from the men's waistcoats. 

Louise from Elsie May and Bertha created a ring pillow. Again, she used materials from her own wedding dress to make this pillow. (You can see how she made it on her blog).

The makes entered into this month's challenge will be judged buy the Design Team and the top ten makes will be featured on this blog next month. There's also a prize for the best make, for this challenge, a couple of lovelies from Elsie May and Bertha (a  needle case, pincushion and a lavender pillow).

You can enter the challenge by adding your item via the link tool at the bottom of this post. 
The rules for the challenge:

  • This challenge runs until the 30th September 2013, so you can enter at any time during the month.
  • This challenge is open to all crafters, and all craft business owners, to enter. 
  • You can enter up to two times in any one month. 
  • Please always make new projects, no back linking to previous projects.
  • You can include items you will go on to sell, most of us who are members of Creative Connections sell things so that is not a problem. 
  • You can combine your entry to this challenge with any other challenges that you contribute too. 
  • Please include a link back to this blog and Creative Connections (www.creative-connections.ning.com) when talking about the Get Crafty Challenge on your blogs, or any social media places. Creative Connections is on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
  • If you want to blog about your challenge items then please do so, please remember to link back to the challenge post and please add your links to the Get Crafty Challenge Group over in Creative Connections, (you need to be a member to do this which is free to join) the group is here for you to add your posts. 
  • If you would like to add the Get Crafty Monthly Challenge badge, you can copy the image from the side of the blog and link it back to www.getcraftywithcc.blogspot.co.uk

We're looking forward to seeing your entries.


  1. Lovely post - great to see the challenge for September. Hoping lots of you great crafters will take part.

  2. First timer here. My item has sold already!

  3. A lovely challenge and as I design wedding stationery, I will certainly join in with everyone. I have often thought I should do something with my wedding dress, rather than just leave it in a box in the loft. T pieces you have shown in your post are beautiful. Hope you have a good week.

  4. looks lovely, do like the heart


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