Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Digital Collages and Happy Mail

Hello Everyone. Lovely to have a visit from you at Jumbled Crafts and thank you for calling in today.

At Three Muses this week the theme is Lighthouse

Living at the coast I know how important the lighthouse can be. I started off by using one of our own photographs taken near to our harbour and added a lighthouse, mermaids and a few effects. I always hope to see a mermaid but haven't so far.

I forgot to post my collage for last week so here it is.

The theme was Vintage Gothic arches

I would also like to link these to Art Journal Journey where the theme there for December is Collage

Now to my Happy Mail. I received a package from Valerie for Christmas and my birthday.


This is the wonderful box and the postman always comments on the beauty of the packaging that arrives when Valerie sends anything. I have blanked out our addresses

Here are the amazing contents. A very beautiful card, a decorated notebook, a wonderful hand made journal, a never ending scarf and some sports compression socks--she knows they will be great for me as I do so much walking as she does. Thank you dear Valerie for your kindness and friendship

Have a great day everyone

Love Chrissie x


17 comments:

  1. A visit to your blog is always a joy, Chrissie. I love the lighthouse picture and all the other goodies on show.

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  2. Your collages are gorgeous Chrissie, love the quote on the first one... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  3. Gorgeous, love this colour combo, the image and oh everything about it. Just LOVE coming here.xxxxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  4. Magical collages both, Chrissie.
    You've got really lovely gifts and it seems that you've been very kind :)

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  5. Love your collages, and I hope you will link them to AJJ, too? Great work, hope the mermaids don't distract the men in the lighthouse! Glad your little gifts got their safely, enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. Dear Chrissie, I've always been looking for mermaids too but like you I haven't seen one.....yet!

    I love your lighthouse picture and all the rest of your goodies.

    Happy Christmas. xxx

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  7. Hi Chrissie your collage is gorgeous!...Valerie sent a wonderful package ! Enjoy, Shirleyxx

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  8. My goodness, what treasures to behold! I love the lighthouse piece, the ghostly gothic arch piece, and the story of the happy mail. Thanks for sharing that with us too!

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  9. Your collages are awesome dear Chrissie - so glad you linked it to AJJ too..
    And gosh....wow.... what fantastic gifts are these?!
    Wonderful!

    I wish you a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Chrissie!♥♥♥
    xoxoxo
    Susi

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  10. Happy Birthday Chrissie, I love your lighthouse and your ghostly pieces, very atmospheric! Sorry I've not been around much Christmas seems to be coming early this year lol.xx

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    1. It isn't my birthday until Jan 1st but thank you for the good wishes

      Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Fabulous collages Chrissie, love the one with the gothic ruins.
    Enjoy your happy mail.
    Yvonne x

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  12. Wow, Christmas came early for you, lucky gal! Love both of your collages, especially the mermaids, how whimsical! holiday hugs :)

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  13. A wonderful post Chrissie with stunning creations and a lovely gift.
    Anni

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  14. Beautiful Lighthouse. Hugs. Danièle

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  15. Your collages are always so special Chrissie, you have a style of your own, which I love! Happy Happy Birthday to you dearie ♥♥♥ Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  16. Two really haunting pages, Chrissie. There's something really subversive about those mermaids - in my head they're associated with the sirens, luring sailors to their deaths, so it's quite threatening that they're floating there, trying to overturn the good work of the lighthouse.

    And I love the ghosts in the ruins - definitely capturing something of what I feel when I visit ancient places - those souls in the stones, still somehow present. Amazing.

    And what lovely happy mail too!
    Alison xx

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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.