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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Santa at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone

I expect by now most of you are very busy preparing for the holiday season. This will be my last post until the New Year as I will be visiting my daughter until then. I will have my phone to use when I have time but haven't worked out how to posts on that. I hope you have a peaceful and happy time.



I made this from a post I did way back in 2011 it is about the hand made flowers if you want to read it here

At Try it on Tuesday they have the theme 'Guess who is coming-it's Santa'. Every entry has to have Santa on it somewhere but you can make whatever you like in any style.



I drew the Santa a long time ago and scanned it to use on projects. The topper was made digitally and mounted on shiny red card and a blank black card. Not sure where the label came from but the stars were punched out by Vic to add a bit of sparkle.


Not sure if I will be online before next Year but I will be thinking of  you all if not.

Have a Great Time

Love Chrissie xx



Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Tag Tuesday Hearth and Home

Hello Everyone who drops in at Jumbled Crafts

This will be my last tag for Tag Tuesday until the New Year and you have all of December to join in with Wilma's Hearth and Home theme.


The image is part of one from a Lily of the Valley topper given to me by my daughter along with many others. Not sure who the backing paper is made by but it does come from a way back when set . Vic did me lots of shapes a while ago as my wrist aren't strong enough to use the punches now. I have a bag of stars all different colours. Just wish my printing was better!

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Happy T Day

Hi All

As always on Tuesdays, Elizabeth and Bluebeard. are hosting T Day where they invite everyone to join in with a drinks related post.


I have been sorting out some old photographs and found this one of me almost 30 years ago. I used to do 1000 piece jigsaws and cover them in sticky backed plastic to use as table centres, I did several table settings with different jigsaws and Vic took photographs. I sent the photographs to a magazine and they published them and I got paid a small amount. I can't believe how different I look or that the beautiful Crown Derby tea service was dropped by me when it was packed away ready to move house, all the pieces were broken. My grandfather won it as a prize at a fishing competition.

This will be my last T Day post until the New Year as I am going to stay with my daughter in Cumbria for the holiday season.



Have a great time

Love Chrissie xx

Sunday, 9 December 2018

AJJ Seasons and Santa

Hello Everyone

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Beautiful sunny day here.

At Art Journal Journey the theme this month is My Favourite Season or Tis the Season. These were chosen by Elizabeth. This is my second entry for the challenge.


This was made from magazine cuttings and a Lily of the Valley topper.


My daughter gave me this pack and many others so I could make cards for Cat Protection to sell.

The page is based on the song by William Shakespeare called A Lover and his Lass from As You Like It. 

On Tuesday night Santa came to visit where we live with some of his elves collecting money to buy treats for the poorer member of our town. They come every year and it is such a jolly half hour with loud music and people out on the roadway singing along.  There are sweets for all who would like them. Not something people do at any other time of year though we are all friendly.


Have a wonderful day

Love Chrissie xx