25 June 2018

Final Week for June Challenge

You have five days left to enter our current challenge:

We have the final weekend of MoFo here and the winter solstice is just behind us - we are now moving into the Spring with a few seconds added onto each day and a few less each night!


I quote from the photo: "Last night I met a fella who was telling me he went up Kunanyi (AKA Mt Wellington) to take this photo. Due to snow and icy roads a few of the gates were closed so he had to walk from the springs to the summit in the dark, freezing night, at 3am, resulting in this photo of Ryoji Ikeda's Spectra. Um wow... If this person was you, please tag yourself to bask in your own glory! Dark Mofo MONA - Museum of Old and New Art"


This is my version taken from the front verandah looking over the river
Nowhere near as good!

Anyway, back to the challenge

Please: remember, no stamps - even sentiment stamps!
We find it distressing to have to remove you from the chance to win

Challenge#80: Flowers and more flowers 
TWIST Bling it up!


Prize
Random Number Draw


Inspiration? Sure

Stampin' Up Designer paper vellum with pattern and rub-on
coloured up using copics on back

 Susan


Hope your week is full of crafting and fun!

You can enter the outcome


18 June 2018

Week Three for Challenge #80: Flowers and more Flowers

....with the TWIST of BLING!

Hello Peeps

Hope your week has gone well - and you're crafting up a storm!

It's been quite stormy here lately - lots of rain and cold and winter weather!
It's also festival time here - 

A festival of food, music and performance and fire!

Here are some Dark Mofo photos to enjoy!


People eating


Calamari in Satey Sauce......


Heavy Metal Kitchen

Flamin’ heck! Mona’s Executive Chef Vince Trim returns to the Winter Feast with his Heavy Metal Kitchen, including a ‘wall of fire’. 

Nope, haven't been yet - too wet, cold and dark to go out at night for us now. 

I have been trying to get my creative mojo going and tidy up around here.

It's the third week of the current challenge and w have had some beautiful entries - unfortunately, some people don't realise that stamps are not to be used and will have their entries excluded but vast majority have stuck to the rules. 

Here is some further inspiration from the Design Team -two cards but remember, you can make any paper based item for this challenge.



Susan


There is a random draw prize:

Stamps, dies and Embossing folder

You can go HERE to find the Linky!

11 June 2018

Winner's Post for Challenge #79

Hi - just a quick post tonight

Firstly - the winners

I am running behind so the winners are chosen this week by our DT member


Thanks CG

The random number winner is 



Please send me an email with your snail male address

suhoganatgmaildotcomdotau

(I don't want robots getting in....)

The winner of the Favorite is 



Love the image and the idea!

Congratulations to both clever Crafters. 

The current challenge is swinging along - you obviously like this one

Remember NO STAMPS please

Flowers and more Flowers

The twist is to add some bling (your choice of bling).

Prize
Random Number Draw

It was a magazine freebie  - some stamps, some dies and an embossing folder
Floral Wishes

Some inspiration from my very clever Design Team?

OK








Here is some other inspiration for the soul.....


A breathtaking double rainbow joins us for our evening walk along Muir’s Beach at Coles Bay thanks to Persia Shakari.

www.instagram.com/wanderingandalwayslost







04 June 2018

Challenge#80: Flowers and more flowers


Challenge#80: Flowers and more flowers 
TWIST Bling it up!

Hello Peeps! 
Welcome to the June Challenge. Winter, eh. 
June the 1st for us was calm, still and bloody cold.
The Sunset on the 1st June certainly provided some bling as did the sunrise......
this is the sunset!


WOW... last night's absolutely stunning sunset from Constitution Dock in Hobart thanks to Jarrod Barnes.

Located in the harbourside area of Hobart at Sullivans Cove, the rock-walled marina making up Constitution Dock has an opening for boats with pedestrian access around the site, and is lined with heritage buildings that date back over a century. Nearby Hunter Street is where the British colonial ships used to drop their anchors. A reminder of the trading history of the historic port of Hobart is the 'SV May Queen', Australia's oldest sail trading vessel, which is moored in Constitution Dock and dates back to the mid-1800s.

A popular pasttime to indulge in when wandering around Constitution Dock is sampling the fresh fish and chips from one of several floating punts and devouring them at the busy waterfront area.

pic: www.instagram.com/jarrodbarnesphotography

How's that?

On with the challenge for June - who doesn't love flowers .... and they are especially welcome in the winter months as they hold that promise of Spring and new life.

The twist is to add some bling and who doesn't need bling in their life either? 

Now bling can be lots of things - it can be the sparkly stuff you add to the project or it can be the sunrise in Constitution Dock!

What is a little and what is a lot will depend on your own personal tastes.

Prize
Random Number Draw

It was a magazine freebie  - some stamps, some dies and an embossing folder
Floral Wishes


So, here is some DT inspiration to get you started - you have four weeks to enter. 



Wynn


                                                              A pop up box of flowers



Part of the bling is in the foiled sentiment and frame

You can enter here but remember please

NO STAMPS

28 May 2018

Last of the May Day's for 2018.....

Moving into winter mode now. The weather is settled and cold and the autumnal days are coming to an end. There is still five days for you to enter (or enter again) and show us how you came to the conclusion that you had met this challenge.

Challenge#79: 1, 2 and 3 items 

Twist - journal about it


Now, your 1, 2 and 3 can be 3 different items you made or perhaps you added 1, 2 and 3 different items to your craft piece or you used the numbers 1, 2 and 3 somewhere in your work or......

The TWIST is to journal about your journey whilst making the item in your blog 
- tell us all about it!

Yes,there is a prize for this in a random number draw of entries that meet our criteria

For example,this one meets the criteria because:

- it has no stamps
- there is one doily (from SU)
- there are two (2) birds
- there are three dots of red pearl

It's that easy folks!
Remember, it does not have to be a card


More details on making this on my blog

Scroll down for more inspiration and to find the Linky HERE


Crescent Bay, just after sunrise, on the Tasman Peninsula... simply one of Tassie's best kept secret pieces of paradise. This view is from the top of Mt Brown and it is just magical. You can walk in from the carpark at the Remarkable Cave... 2 hours return.

www.instagram.com/hamishlshots_





21 May 2018

It's the Middle of May!

Ed: sorry, forgot to schedule!

Hello Peeps - how was your week? I hope it went well. We had an uneventful one so that was good! Autumn has really made herself felt this week with cool mornings and blue days.


A magical autumn landscape driving through Chudleigh, just west of Launceston, thanks to Kerry Hulm.
www.instagram.com/khulmie


Did you watch the big wedding on Saturday? We did - it was quite lovely really but felt a bit as if we were intruding on strangers. I was happy to see that lad looking so excited and happy after all he has had to deal with in his life.  She had on a beautiful gown - so simple and elegant: less is more. My favorite florist was all of a twitter about the bouquet and the flower arch. Bet there are many similar bouquets made for brides in the coming months. Meagan was game having all those littlies as her attendants but they were so cute and so excited - they did well.

Anyway, enough of the reflections - on with the post reminding you all of our current challenge

Challenge#79: 1, 2 and 3 items 

Twist - journal about it


Now, your 1, 2 and 3 can be 3 different items you made or perhaps you added 1, 2 and 3 different items to your craft piece or you used the numbers 1, 2 and 3 somewhere in your work or......

The TWIST is to journal about your journey whilst making the item in your blog 
- tell us all about it!

Yes,there is a prize for this in a random number draw of entries that meet our criteria

CG has added her inspirational take on this to inspire you 

1 image, 2 washi tapes, 3 candy wrappers

.....makes me want to travel.....

....and I made some tags....


One cat, two colours and three tags.......read my blog!

Now, scroll down and enter your masterpiece!



14 May 2018

Second week in May and Winners from April

Hi Peeps - hope your week has not been as eventful as mine! We have had some very extreme weather - not that you could tell today as it is cold but sunny and blue skies and calm. So deceitful of nature after what she did to Hobart a few days ago. However, we all survived - in fact, we didn't get much trouble here at Chez Hogan at all except for some water falling straight down the chimney for about 30 minutes - a bucket and towel solved that problem quickly. Thank goodness there was no fire in there at the time! Could have been messy.

Sunday is Mother's Day in Australia (and elsewhere, I know) so 

Happy Mother's Day

 to all the various Mother's and others acting in a motherly role! We hope you had a great day yesterday and were spoiled by your loved ones! 



Now, on to winners from April

The random number winner is 4: Karthika

Karthika, congratulations!
You can email me or I will contact you asap

The DT Favorite is 


Congratulations to Priya as well
What an amazing exploding box that was!

Don't forget that we have our May Challenge running also:

Challenge#79: 1, 2 and 3 items 

Twist - journal about it


Now, your 1, 2 and 3 can be 3 different items you made or perhaps you added 1, 2 and 3 different items to your craft piece or you used the numbers 1, 2 and 3 somewhere in your work or......

The TWIST is to journal about your journey whilst making the item in your blog 
- tell us all about it!

Yes,there is a prize for this in a random number draw of entries that meet our criteria


How about some inspiration?

Vicki


1 box/bag - 2 sparkles - 3 hearts!

Remember, it does not need to be a card!


07 May 2018

Welcome to May's Challenge!

Challenge#79: 1, 2 and 3 items 

Twist - journal about it


Now, your 1, 2 and 3 can be 3 different items you made or perhaps you added 1, 2 and 3 different items to your craft piece or you used the numbers 1, 2 and 3 somewhere in your work or......

The TWIST is to journal about your journey whilst making the item in your blog 
- tell us all about it!

There is a random draw prize - photo will be follow soon!

We have some DT inspiration for this week:









There you have it!

Just add to the Linky when you are ready

Remember - No Stamps Please!




23 April 2018

April Showers - please come our way!

ow wet is it at your place?  Here we have had no rain for several weeks now and the wattle is out! It has been a barmy, calm, blue day today. Not autumnal at all -- not sure what is happening anymore!

It is the third week in May so it is three weeks into our latest challenge:

Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

Prize 
New KaiserCraft EF



Twist - create a new view
TIP: show us something new to look at..........

Remember, your view does not have to be about your project!
You can show us something new you have acquired or earned or s new place you have visited or a new person/pet in your life - just a photo and a few words about the new 'thing' will do!
It can be an old view to you but a new view for us.....

Here is a new view for you all......

The climb to the top of Mt Amos, overlooking Wineglasss Bay, was definitely worth it thanks to Georgie Munro.

Georgie: www.instagram.com/curiouslygeorgee_ 
Jim: www.instagram.com/jimloughridge 

https://curiouslygeorgee.wordpress.com/

Love this view - love this place!

If that is not enough inspiration - here is some more!

Some clever stenciling.....



Love the little blind!



Vellum and vellum

and 


Vellum and acetate.......

What are you going to make for this challenge?  

You can see what others have done by scrolling down to HERE
and enter your inspirational piece!

Only five days to go!


16 April 2018

Midway Through April's Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

Prize 
New KaiserCraft EF



Twist - create a new view
TIP: show us something new to look at..........

Remember, your view does not have to be about your project!
You can show us something new you have acquired or earned or s new place you have visited or a new person/pet in your life - just a photo and a few words about the new 'thing' will do!
It can be an old view to you but a new view for us.....

We have a few new inspirations for you




Here is a new view - of the painted cliffs on Maria Island
At certain angles they have lovely 'painted' strips of colour in the sandstone and it shows up because the sandstone being soft has been eroded by wind and rain so the lines show up 


One of the best views we have shared of the Painted Cliffs on Maria Island thanks to Tom and Ella.

www.instagram.com/tom.ella.moments


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