Friday, April 1, 2016

Gypsy Fayre

Hi everyone!

Laura here! It is time for a new challenge here at Our Creative Corner, but first we have some very important news!

We have a new team member joining us this month! I am sure you will all know her amazing work and will welcome her with open arms!

Joi @RR

Welcome Joi! We hope you will have a wonderful time here at Our Creative Corner! We are thrilled that you have joined our team!

We also have some more news....

There will be some changes to Our Creative Corner in a few months time. 

From July we will no longer be providing Sponsor prizes to randomly selected winners.

We will also not be featuring a Top Talent each month.
The interview format of Top Talent has been running at OCC since October 2012 and, although it has been so wonderful to showcase our winners, the time has come to move on and do new things.... if you have ever wanted to be our Top Talent this month is your last chance!!!!

Enter this months challenge and you could be at OCC designing something to share with us and answering some questions....

 Our Creative Corner will still be featuring a monthly challenge and it will remain the inspiring challenge blog it has always been and the wonderful DT will continue to share with you some brilliant inspiration along the way....

We will be focusing on things a little differently and there will be lots of new surprises and fun in the future....

So stay tuned!!!


Hi everyone! Candice here!

 This month I want you to craft with the soul of a gypsy and share the wonder with us.... 

Gypsy Fayre
Blessed are the gypsies. The makers of music, artists, writers, dreamers of dreams, wanderers and vagabonds, children and misfits: for they teach us to see the world through beautiful eyes
This month's challenge invites you to let us see your gypsy nature.  

Gypsies are wanderers, purveyors of exquisite things, mysterious things, free-spirited bohemians curating the beauty of life and sharing the wonders with you as the travel along.

So for the challenge let your creativity run wild and free like a gypsy 

I want you to create interesting items you might imagine finding at a traditional Gypsy Fayre.

You may create whatever your gypsy heart desires, but it must....

contain at least 3 colours from the featured colour palette 
  show us how your project is inspired by this gorgeous ode to the gypsy soul!

Come and share your Gypsy inspired creations with us and you would be a winner!

Our Sponsor this month is

Tando will be sending our randomly selected winner a bundle of surprise goodies this month! Definitely a prize worth winning!

You could also be our last Top Talent here at Our Creative Corner! You could be our Top 3!

Come and see what the wonderful team at OCC made to inspire you this month....


I can't imagine a gypsy fayre without lots of bright, colourful, jewelry and whimsical accessories. I am a huge lover of Bohemian headbands and bohemian glass and metal jewelry. I took free rein, made some flowers, sewed some sequins, did some braiding and macrame and incorporated all the colours in the colour palette into a bohemian headdress, with a matching ring and earrings.  


I took as many colours as I could from the Gypsy Palette and then added 
different elements which reminded me of the wonderful colourful caravans 
I have been so lucky to see. A colourful adventure for one who does not 
normally work with such bright colours!



For this challenge I decided to show you a journal page....
a page full of secrets and dreams of  beautiful soul...gypsy soul... 
 She had the heart of a hippie, 
the spirit of fairy, and the soul of gypsy.
 She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in eyes.....


When I was a child, gypsy folk regularly came round selling heather 
for good luck. I've re-created one of these sprigs using some dried heather
 I collected in the Highlands of Scotland. I've imagined that the sprigs 
could be displayed on a vintage style tag for selling at the fayre. 
The second photo is just to show you the colours as the light was so poor today!


I was carried away by the gypsy fair and I imagined a travel: my
carousel turns and shows different tags, as different sides of the rich
 and open gypsy soul...



I created a bracelet..... Whilst bohemian and individual, the 
handstamped 'gypsy' charm grounds the wearer with her sense of 
identity, wherever her gypsy soul may travel. 



 I took three colours from Candice's Gyspy pallette and created 
wall hanging from found objects, vintage lace and silk. 
 I used old sari silk in an embroidery hoop 
because the true Romany Gypsies are meant to originate from India.


An unusual bracelet is what came to my mind when I first found out
about Candice's challenge and this really fits the 'Ode to the gypsy soul'-
because I was certainly in need of a change and adventure -being a bit mojo-less-
I definitely went on a wonderful adventure creating this rustic piece of
 jewelry that would fit perfectly in a Gypsy Fayre.



Meet Misty the Gypsy Nag!
Misty is a mystical horse with old gypsy soul. She has pulled a Conestoga Wagon with pride most of her life. She comes from a long blood line of Gypsy Fayre and has the right to 'nag' others with her wisdom!  When her wagon is parked... she loves wandering through the paths and woods with a happy adventurer on her back. Misty also loves to just run free - going no where - flying across the terrain!  Inviting YOU to FLY FREE with this challenge! 


What beautiful projects everyone! I am blown away with all the exquisite creativity!

 Can't wait to see everyone's Gypsy Fayre creations this month!

Happy Crafting



  1. An amazingly eclectic collection of art! Wonderful to see such creativity. So excited about the changes to come and a huge welcome to the lovely, talented Joi!! xxxx

  2. Love this challenge theme.
    I worked with gypsies in Roemenie for almost 6 years.
    Very special people.
    I was inpired with the colors and the flower power look.
    Gr, Elly

  3. I sooo enjoyed visiting each of the Design Teams blogs to see how these SPLENDID items were made and read the personal comments. If you haven't been - it's well worth the effort. So creative. So interesting. Gypsy Fayre - so fun!! I can't wait to see what everyone does with the challenge theme - BE FREE - find your GYPSY SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Xj.

  4. What a fun new challenge...such lovely DT bold and free.How great to see Joi join your talented team and looking forward to seeing the new changes....change is always good! Happy spring x

  5. Welcome Joi! Happy to create at your side, in the new coming OCC! Great and brilliant gypsy makes, ladies!

  6. What an interesting theme and gorgeous DT creations,a big welcome to lovely Joi too ;)
    Donna xxx

  7. Wonderful news that Joi has joined the team! What a great asset she will be to the team! I cannot wait to see what she will create! Fun challenge; will have to put my thinking cap on! Hugs!

  8. What a great idea! Love this challenge! St completely different. Hugs. Monika

  9. Such fabulous makes from the team! Each showing their own interpretation is so fun-gives a personal glimpse into the members!Love them all-very inspiring!
    Jackie ")

  10. This theme is very original and great, thank you for the challenge and the amazing samples made by the DT! They are absolutely gorgeous!!
    Well, I'm not sure that the project I'm entering today fits well the challenge theme, but I love all these bright colors suggested in the post and took them all... :) If not suitable, never mind, I'm happy to play with you anyway!
    Welcome to Joi, she will be fabulous in the team! Hugs, Coco x

  11. bonjour le challenge me plaisait par ces couleurs voici ma participation merci à bientôt nate

  12. Bonjour je suis ravie par ces couleurs et son théme voici ma participation , merci à bientôt nate

  13. Wonderful theme and lovely examples, great inspiration.


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