Friday, 20 December 2013

Artful Times Challenge

Hello Everyone. Nice to have you pop into Jumbled Crafts.

I have been invited to join the DT at Artful Times Challenge Blog where I first started blogging when it was called Just for Fun, so I have always been grateful to all of the team there for the encouragement and inspiration.

This week we have the theme of Favourite Christmas Card . This can be a card that you made or one that you received. I think it is a great idea for a challenge and I hope you will all join in.

I chose this card that I made as I have only recently started to do patchwork and thought I would try to make a few cards using the technique. This is quite a large card and I made the front separate and stuck it onto the other card at the back. It is all made by hand and is my own design. It was made from scraps of material that my daughter let me 'rescue' from her scraps box. I then padded it and quilted it. She also gave me a tin of sequins and little beads so I sent the card to her--seemed only fair as she had provided most of the ingredients.

Do go to see what Neet and Von have made for the challenge and join us if you have time

Have a Wonderful Christmas and I wish everyone a Very Happy 2014

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Hey Chrissie that's absolutely fantastic news. I'm sure you'll make a brilliant addition to the team.

    Well done on your DT first entry.

    Sam xxx

  2. Hello old friend lovely bit of quilting and so nice to have you joining us :)
    Now if only blogger would play nice with me :(
    Von ♥

  3. Great news Chrissie, they have got a great DT lady with you! Love your card, too! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Such great news Chrissie! I bet you will be a fantastic addition to the team. Love this card. Jenny x

  5. Congratulations Chrissie and a lovely card reminds me how I started into card making using materials and cross stitch....

    Merry Christmas

  6. Well, I am impressed. Fabric card! Now you just might inspire me to get some fabric out.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  7. Hi Chrissie. This is lovely. Great idea to use your patchwork skills to make a card. Congrats on your DT appointment! Will have to start joining in the challenges. Have a lovely Christmas. Love Monika XXX

  8. Congratulations Chrissie and a fantastic quilted tree on your beautiful card.

  9. Chrissie, such a superb card!! I love the design, fabric, and colors, and your quilting is wonderful. The sequins add such a nice touch. I'm sure your daughter loves it.

    Have a very merry Christmas, friend.

    Marianne xo

  10. Gorgeous card - and I love the Santa tag in your previous post. Have a really great Christmas.

  11. OMG ! This is so beautiful Chrissie ! You are really truly amazing ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  12. Congrats on your new DT post Chrissie, so happy for you! Your patchwork tree looks fab, love the sequins! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  13. Amazing card, very beautiful with the quilting. Congratulations on the DT spot. Season's Greetings, Shirleyx

  14. Hi Chrissie that's wonderful news congratulations and I just love this card It's beautifully quilted and great colour.
    Merry Christmas
    Hugs Sandra XXX

  15. Oh congratulations, Chrissie - that's brilliant news! I've always loved the Artful Times challenges too - and now I'll have even more incentive to play along.

    Your fabric tree is so pretty - and the touch of sparkle from the sequins works brilliantly. Oh, and I love the little opening e-card at the top of the post too!
    Alison xx

  16. First of all, congrats Chrissie on this new post! Well deserved!
    Your fabric card looks amazing (your daughter must have one fantastic scrap box) Love the addition of the sequins and buttons and the padded stitching. I bet your daughter will love to get this special card!

    Hope you will have the most wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2014! Thank you for all your support throughout the year, it's much appreciated!


Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.