One of my favorite months of the year is March, as it is International Craft Month. For me, this is a great time to be creative, as well as learn new crafty skills. It is also a great time to encourage others to be creative.
I’m thrilled to be Celebrating International Crafting Month, with many blogging friends who volunteered to share tips, tutorials, inspirational projects and simply help encourage everyone to be crafty.
I want to recognize and thank Timeless Treasures, Aurifil, Fat Quarter Shop, Martingale, Dragon Threads, ASF Lighting/Beam N Read and The Wooden Bear for sponsoring this event. They have generously donated many amazing prizes.
We have 20 prizes to giveaway and everyone can enter by simply visiting one or all of the blogs.
A CRAFTY PROJECT IDEA
While I’ll confess the project I worked on and wanted to share with you today, has photos captive on my camera that didn’t have an SD Card inserted when I took the photos. So, that project will have to wait to another day to be shared. Still, I have a fun crafty product to share with you that I think is also extremely versatile and economical.
Inktense watercolor pencils are vibrant colored pencils that are fun to doodle, sketch and create with. You can lightly touch with a water brush, after you have sketched, to create a result of watercoloring. These pens work great on paper, as well as fabric (just heatset). Colors are amazing.
It is also fun to use stencils with your Inktense watercolor pencils. For those that enjoy free-motion quilting, or wanting to learn, consider using a FMQ stencil, coloring in areas with Inktense pencils, setting them with a little water on a brush, heat set, then sandwich and free-motion quilt for an amazing look.
Don’t overlook how much fun it would be to use Inktense watercolor pencils with the Mandala designs, on fabric or paper. Definitely check back this coming Saturday, when the Charity Fundraiser to benefit Cystic Fibrosis kicks off. And, hopefully you’ll want to enter to win prizes in our virtual fundraiser, #StitchAlong, #DoodleAlong, #FMQAlong. Of course, I’m hoping to see some cheerfully colored Mandalas, on fabric or paper, that could be colored with these pencils, or any marker (depending on what media you transfer the 12 Mandala designs to). So many ways to be creative and have fun!
update: Many are asking where they can find the Inktense water color pencils? They are often available in various craft and art supply stores. And, as an Affiliate thru Amazon, I also want to share that you can find a variety of Inktense water color pencil collections on Amazon.
DID I MENTION A BLOG HOP EVENT?
I’m honored to have a variety of blogging friends that volunteered to help kick off the Celebration of International Craft Month today. They will each be sharing a variety of tips, tutorials and inspirational projects on their blogs today. To clarify, this is not a traditional blog hop as they are all sharing insights on March lst. And, you can claim an extra entry to win prizes by visiting one, or all, of these blogs. Here is the list of blogs that are helping with this celebration:
- Marian – Seams to be Sew
- Barb – Bejeweled Quitls by Barb
- Patty – Elm Street Quilts
- Cheryl – Chery’s Teapots2Quilting
- Julie – Pink Doxies
- Carol – Fun Thread Designs
- Carole- From My Carolina Home
- Vanda – Quilt In Piece
- and, of course, QuiltShopGal
DID I MENTION PRIZES?
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|A bundle of Flora and Fauwn
This prize will be shipped by the sponsor to a US only winner.
|Prize #1 winner – Connie R|
|Dragon Threads||Color My Garden: An Adult Coloring Book, by Jane Sassaman
This sponsor will ship these prizes to the respective lucky winners in the US/Canada
| Prize #2
winner – Vicki S
winner – Pauline Ann P.
|A bundle of Fons & Porter’s notions and book, with a estimated value of $75.
This sponsor will ship the prize bundle to one lucky winner in US/Canada.
| Prize #4
winner -Linda H
|ASF Lightware Solutions / Beam N Read||Beam N Read personal lights are great tools for crafters. One lucky winner will receive a BNR LED 6-3F
|| Prize #5
winner: Bea L.
|The Wooden Bear||Five lucky winners will receive an A la Carte Pattern of their choice.
Five lucky winners will get to select a pattenlet of their choice.
US winners can select if they prefer a printed or electronic pattern. International winners will receive electronic patterns.
| Prize #6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (Patterns a la Carte)
Prize #11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (Pattenlet of their choice)
|One lucky winner will receive a Mary Fons – Small Wonder thread with 10 small spools collections.
Aurifil will kindly ship this prize WW
| Prize #16
winner – MaryEllen
|Martingale||Striking Strip Quilts, by Kate Henderson
These books will be shipped by QuiltShopGal. As I do not have any funds available to ship internationally, nor Postage Angels supporters at this time, these prizes will be limited to US Only winners.
| Prize #17
winner – PK Solberg
winner – Rosemary B
winner – Chris S.
winner – Carol S.
To enter to win a prize, simply visit one or all of the blogs participating in this kick off. For each blog that you visit and leave a comment on their post for this event, you can claim an entry. While it really only takes one entry to enter and win, many like to increase their odds of winning prizes. I also like to think that the more blogs you visit, the more inspiration and fun you’ll find. And, I want to clarify that the bloggers that have helped to kick off this event are also eligible to enter the giveaway and win prizes in this event. The only thing they can not do is claim an entry for visiting their own blog.
You have until March 13th to visit all of the participating blogs, just remember to claim all the entries you qualify for via the rafflecopter form below:
Don’t forget to visit all the blogs that are helping to Celebrate International Craft Month by sharing tips, tutorials and inspiration on their blogs the lst of March. You can also follow these blogs from My Creative Blog List.