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


11 April 2018

Winner's Post for March - delayed post


Hi Peeps, thanks for keeping the faith - we can now announce the winner's for March for the challenge #77: Decorate Something Wooden

Dale is providing the prize this time - much appreciated Dale

......and the prize winner is.....

No 1: Judy W


while

DT Favorite is 




Congratulations to both crafters and congratulations to all those who entered
 - you are among the brave! 

Our current challenge is:

April Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

Prize 
New KaiserCraft EF



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

What is the twist about? Well, you can choose to do the challenge and you can choose to do the challenge with the twist - if you do the twist you can be part of DT Favorite and have a chance to win the prize. If you choose not to do the twist,you can still win the prize but not be selected as a DT favorite. BUT - what fun is there in doing only half the fun!!!

The twist this month is to show us something new - it can be your work space, or some new stash, or a new view out the window, or perhaps a new car or jumper or toy! Just show it to us and tell us what it is - share some joy! 

Here is some inspiration to get you started
Remember - NO STAMPS!





Just scroll down to last weeks post to find the linky to add your inspiring piece. 

09 April 2018

Winner's Post will be up Wednesday

Hi All

Just a quick note to tell you that the winners post will be up on Wednesday morning. Sorry for this - unavoidable visit to mainland for a big birthday bash and will be back too late to get the blog up and running then.

Inspiration to tide you over!


A magical entrance to one of the most beautiful little huts in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park thanks to Julia Carlota.

www.instagram.com/jcarlota



02 April 2018

April Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum

April Challenge #78: Use Acetate or Vellum


Prize 

New KaiserCraft EF






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

Hope you all had a great Easter Break and are raring to get back into the craft space and create for the next special occasion - here it is Mother's Day in early May!

Back to the latest challenge!

I have something new to look at....


My newest assistant's newest trick!

Kidding!

This twist can be interpreted anyway you wish 
It can be a new item, a new technique, a new craft room, a new embellishment ....anything that is new to look at! 

It doesn't have to be used in your project either!!
Just something you are proud of having.....

 Now for a bit of inspiration to get you started!





Notice that there are many different ways to incorporate vellum or acetate into your work - here I have reused an acetate box for Easter!




28 March 2018

Final piece of inspiration for latest challenge!

I have a final piece of inspiration for you for our current challenge:

#77: Decorate Something Wooden

Vicki has created this piece of decoration for her craft room




Ombre!

How cute is this?

Still three days to go!


26 March 2018

Final Week for March Challenge: Decorate some Wood!

Hello Peeps - hope life is full of fun and frivolity leading up to Easter and that your Easter weekend is also full of Chocolate and other goodies!


Yummy!

Just a quick post his week.....

We really have left the best for last here - CG has been working on a project all month and we finally get to reveal it as inspiration - and what inspiration it is!


plus I had another piece as well



Hubby made me a Garden Box and I decorated it


Remember you have until midnight on the 30th to enter

Please do not use stamps. 

Scroll down to enter or click 


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