Monday, January 20, 2014

Winner From December

Letting you know that it was a very tight vote for the Challenge.

CONGRATS TO Seerafeena winning for her beautiful entry!  Each entry was fantastic is it's own way.  Please send your email address to us.

The runners up each get 3 digital collages for entering.

We love to see everyone participate, please jump in and join us for the Chinese New Year Challenge too.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Challenge 15 - Chinese New Year

Hi Everyone!  With the Chinese New Year approaching (Feb 4) we thought it would be the perfect theme for our January Challenge.  2014 will be the year of Horse, the Green/Wooden Horse and you will find a full range of wonderful Chinese/Oriental collage sheets including one dedicated to the Year of the Horse available at Altered Pages to help you create wonderful projects for both this challenge and your New Year Celebrations.

So to inspire and for you to admire here is a peak at the wonderful projects from our Design Team.  Be sure to follow the links on the sidebar to take an even closer look at their projects over on their personal blogs too.

Gia Lau - Chunky Book

Barbara Rankin - Chinese Lantern

Roni Johnson - Chinese Lanterns

Danie May - Year of the Horse Altered Wood Block

Lyneen Jesse - Oriental Artwork

Melodee Isaacs - Mystic Asian Houses

Daniella Hayes - Chinese New Year Necklace

Stephanie Siatta 

As always you can vote from the 15th of the Month for your favourite DT Entry over on the side-bar, the links there or under the photos above will take you to each members blog where you will find more photos and/or all the details on how they made their projects, and now for the rules if you want to join all the fun.

Alter Your Creativity Challenge Rules!

  • Your project must be new created within the time frame of this challenge - no back linking allowed! 
  • For your project you must use at least one item from Altered Pages, ie, collage sheet, eco art board, tags, papers etc. and don't forget to tell us what it is. 
  • Link Up your Entry using the InLinkz Tool at the bottom of each challenge post, remembering to link directly to your blog post or photo of your entry. 
  • Most importantly have fun. 

You have until the 31st of January 2014 to link up your entry via the link below! 

We can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Chinese New Year occurs January 31, 2014 
 The Year of the Horse

The Chinese Calendar has a cycle of 12 years denoted by animals:
2014 is the year of the Horse.  It is the jiăwŭ (甲午) year (Wooden Horse). 

Calculating 'When is the Chinese New Year in 2014'

The fact that the date of Chinese New Year varies within about a month is a
clue that it's linked to the new moon.  A rough, and almost infallible guide 
is that the Chinese New Year follows the second new moon after the winter 
solstice.  The winter solstice falls on December 21st, the next new 
moon is January 1st 2014, the second new moon is on January 30th 2014.

People born in the Year of the Horse are popular. They are cheerful, skilful with money, and perceptive, although they sometimes talk allot.
They are wise, talented, good with their hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the opposite sex.
They are hot-blooded about everything except their daily work. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are very independent.   They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.
Astrologically, the horse is placed directly opposite the rat. The rat is the creator and the horse is the "consumer."

Rat    Ox      Tiger   Rabbit  Dragon Snake  Horse  Sheep  Monkey Rooster  Dog    Pig 

    2008  2009   2010     2011      2012    2013      2014     2015     2016     2017     2018   2007