Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Let's get Messy and T stands for Tuesday

Hello Everyone who drops in and thank you for your visit.

We have a new challenge starting today at Try it on Tuesday  and the theme is Let's Get Messy. Lots of ideas from the wonderful team so do go and have  a look at what they made and visit their blogs and leave a comment if you have time.


I made a notepad holder and it looks innocent enough now it is finished but what a mess I made along the way.

I am sure some of you will have had some of these coasters through the post if you are in the UK. The Red Cross send them through the post to ask you to send a donation. It seems like my neighbours know me well and give me theirs to use for crafting.


First of all I covered them in metal tape them embossed them with Tim Holtz folders. Next comes the messy part as I dripped alcohol ink all over the place and just let it spread around. As you can see I put too much on and it spread to the mop up sheet as well--more of that next Tuesday.

They were then mounted on  coloured foil card. And added to a piece of folded black card that fitted the notepad and made the stand. That wasn't messy at all.

A side view when it is open
Folded up


Now it's over to you to show us your messy makes and I look forward to seeing them

Welcome To the T gang at Elizabeth's blog where today she is celebrating Valentine's day with us. Every Tuesday there is a tea party there with a drinks related post
Thank you to everyone who drops in at Jumbled Crafts


We went to Morrisons to do some shopping then  had tea and cake in their cafe.


It has just been revamped and now looks so bright and airy with a wonderful collection of coloured tea pots on the divider shelves

Happy T Day 

Love Chrissie xx






31 comments:

  1. That note holder is fantastic. I think it's gorgeous, and I can see how you might have gotten messy in the process. But once it was finished, it was a gem.

    I simply adored that bright and cheery tea shop. The colorful lighting and the teapot decorations were so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing lovely Morrison's cafe as well as your note holder with us for T this Tuesday.

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  2. Love your notepad holder, very bright and cheerful. Your tea and cake looks great, too, what a nice place you went to. Have a great day, and take care of yourself, hugs, Valerie

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  3. First I had to look into my dictionary, what means "messy". Ok, now I know.
    Your notebook holder looks gorgeous! Although you have gotten messy in the process.
    Happy Valentine's Day and Happy T Day!

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  4. I adore your messy make Chrissie, I think you must have had loads of fun making this. The colours and textures look fabulous It was a great way to reuse the coasters.
    The tea and cakes look yummy.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Wow! I love the shimmer on this and such fabulous colours too! Well worth getting messy for! Hugs, Chrisx

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  6. Ha! Forgot to say how yummy those cake look and how great that Morrisons have revamped - I wonder if ours will too? Hugs, Chrisx

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  7. That's a "great" messy piece. Nice freeebies at least for doing some art with.:) I haven't done this technique for a long time and its fun to see it again. A nice little snack after shopping too. Happy T Day Yvonne. Hugs-Erika

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  8. OK, I better wake up. I meant to say Chrissie. I was thinking I had Yvonne's post to go to next and wrote it down. Big apologies! :) Hugs-Erika

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  9. Wow, this is fantastic Chrissie! I love the coaster idea, what a great way to recycle! The colours are wonderful, those alcohol inks sure do make fun patterns on the foil tape! Great embossing folder choice, a fabulous project to get messy with!! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. Your notepad holder is just stunning - a fantastic project Chrissie!
    Adorable!
    Happy T-Day and Happy Valentinje's Day!
    oxo Susi

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  11. Wow! That note holder is fab! It looks like a great technique even though it is messy (but then that was the whole idea, wasn't it). In the photos the metallic sheen comes across.
    Lovely tea and cake at Morrison's. I remember Morrisons was very good for fresh fish (when no other local supermarket did fresh fish) and the quality of their flowers was excellent. Me being Dutch can spot fresh flowers. Good ol' Morrisons.
    Happy Valentine's T-Day,
    Lisca

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  12. Love the idea to get messy! Your note pad holder is just super -what a great cover and design Chrissie. Coasters do make nice sturdy substrates. Looks like a lovely break for tea and goodies. Happy T day!

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  13. I love the holder Chrissie! The design along with your colour combo make it perfect! Warm hugs( as it's been very cold in here-10)

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  14. Chrissie, wowzer I was just admiring this on the challenge blog and gosh amazing love it...xx{aNNie}

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  15. Wow - your notepad holder looks absolutely awesome! I love the metallic shimmer and the pop of colors. Really nice. Happy T-Day and Valentine's Day!

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  16. Your notepad holder is amazing, I love the zing of the colours and the steampunk clog and clock images - beautiful! I always tend to make a mess when I get creative, that's part of the fun ... lol;-) . Happy T Day! J :-)

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  17. great art Project, really Looks awesome!
    happy t-day!

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  18. Love alcohol inks to play with and a great way to decorate your notepad.
    Hugz, Z

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  19. I have never played with alcohol inks but i hope to. i think your note holder came out lovely even if it was messy...lol Thanks for sharing you tea and cakes this T day! Happy Valentine's Day too!!! Hugs! deb

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  20. Oh my goodness, your notepad covers art stunning! love the colors and textures--a beautiful piece. and yummy looking goodies too...Happy T and Valentine's Day! ♥

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  21. A great decoration for your fantastic notepad covers! Love the metallic colours and the fab textures!
    Mar xx

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  22. Wow, what a totally amazing piece Chrissie, and I just love that is useful too! Fantastic use of those coasters and thanks for the inspiration!!

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  23. Your notepad holder is absolutely astounding!

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  24. Well all of your messiness turned out to be a very awesome looking notepad holder ♥♥♥♥ The tea tray looks pretty good too :)

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  25. A fabulous piece of recycling Chrissie, love the covers of the note book, so bright and cheerful well worth the mess!
    Those cakes look delicious and a nice treat after shopping.
    Avril xx

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  26. Ooh your note holder is awesome! Definitely worth the mess - I love it! The tea tray looks yummy! xxx

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  27. Gorgeous messy make Chrissie, I'm really enjoying playing with alcohol inks at the moment but they are SO messy. I love how you've embossed and dripped, I will have to give this a try xx

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  28. Your note holder is wonderful, Chrissie! And what a lovely mess alcohol inks on embossed tape make. I love doing that. I can see lots of possibilities in your mop up sheet. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

    Happy T Day! Hugs, Eileen

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  29. Wowzer - your messy metal looks just fabulous. I love it! And I know you'll be making good use of that mop sheet too. Brilliant!
    Alison x

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  30. Love your note holder. So beautiful, my friend.And tea tray looks yummy yummy!Happy belated T Day!

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