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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Autumn Leaves or Colours at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone and thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts.

 Time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday where the theme this time is Autumn Leaves/Colours. I'm sure you will have lots of ideas for this subject but if you need inspiration just go to TIOT for wonderful inspiration from my fellow team mates.



I made a candle jar so I thought I would show it unlit and then lit. The candle is a battery one so very safe and also I painted the bulb with red acrylic so it has a warmer glow.

This is an old peanut butter jar with coloured leaf shapes stuck all around the jar. Then I painted the whole jar with PVA  to give is a bit of see through texture. When it was dry I added some glue stick in blobs and sprinkled with gold sprinkles.

The next thing was to made a tube to fit the inside and I used a thin layer of a red and gold serviette so that the light would show through. Stick this to the jar rim at the top. Add a bit of matching ribbon to the neck of the jar and place the candle inside and that's it finished. You do have to take the candle in and out to turn it on and off but that is easy. It would be nice as a table decoration or have a row of them somewhere. We need to eat more peanut butter I think so I can make more of them.

Have a wonderful day and I can't wait to see what you make.

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 28 September 2015

Another Inchie and Journal page

Hi All. Nice of you to visit my blog, thank you.

Only a couple of days since I posted my last inchie and a journal page but I will be getting back into the swing of things soon I hope.

At Every Inchie Monday this week the theme is hotel


I immediately thought of the Eagles and Hotel California so added that to a blue felt inchie.

I got up at 2.45a.m to see the super moon. This meant hanging out of the bedroom window but unfortunately the moon disappeared around the corner of our house before it was complete.

I made a quick page for Art Journal Journey for the Through my Window theme as this certainly was through my window


This is a photograph I took when I first got up and the top of the moon was red

Have a great day everyone

Love Chrissie xx




Saturday, 26 September 2015

Inchie and Journal Page

Hello Everyone. Here I am back again in Blog land after a week away. Sorry I couldn't do much commenting but we had little or no internet connection at my daughter's house and also only had Vic's phone to use when we were in Blackpool. My leg is a lot better and I am still trying to rest it as much as possible. Thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts and for the lovely comments you leave here.

A bit late with my inchie this week. At Every Inchie Monday the theme of the week is Myth

Not a clue what this is but it was listed as 'myth' on Google. I added the picture to a white felt inchie and then gave it a red, star jewel.

At Art Journal Journey the subject for this month is Through My Window.


When winter sets in our large table is always covered in pieces of a jigsaw. We usually go for the ones with 1000 pieces and choose pictures that show places of sunnier climates. Nice to imagine they are the scenes through my window as the pictures build up piece by piece. Vic takes a photograph of them when they are finished then we pass them on to the charity shop for someone else to enjoy. This is one that we did and I added a window frame to it for AJJ.

Have  great day all

Love Chrissie xx


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Add some metal at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone. Thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts to see what the new TIOT has in store for you. Lots of inspiration from the design team but I am sure you will have wonderful ideas of your own and surprise us with how you add metal to your challenge project. You can make anything you like so long as we can see the metal that you added to it.



I made a plaque. It started out life a piece from a cardboard  box that I covered with a canvas paper and edged with Distressed Ink. Then I covered another piece of the card with Aluminium tape and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz clock, embossing folder. To this I added various alcohol inks and black  polish to finish it off.

Next came the Love which Vic cut out carefully for me as I am not good at cutting out carefully. This was on a piece of thinner card and I added texture with embossing powder and various paints. The flowers are some more of the silk ones I took apart and remade in different styles. A few brads to hold it together and a bit of ribbon and that it's finished.

Can't wait to see what you make

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 14 September 2015

Inchie Rhythm

Hello Friends and Followers. Nice of you to visit Jumbled Crafts and always nice to read your comments-thank you. The garden is now resting and so are the gardeners which is a nice change.

At Every Inchie Monday the theme this week is Rhythm and I just kept thinking of the song from Carmen-'Beat out that Rhythm on a Drum' and I came up with this inchie.


Still much crafting from me at the moment so I am hoping my mojo returns soon. Thick fog today so not too inspiring weather wise.

Have a wonderful day

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 11 September 2015

Create a Landscape at Moo Mania

Hi All from a beautiful sunny NE UK. Still lots and lots to do in the garden so it will be lovely to feel the sun while we work.

At Moo Mania and More we are asked to create a landscape in any way we like. No Moos need to be included so let your imagination flow freely.

I made a postcard with inks and stamps on glossy photo paper. The background was various Distressed inks so I did get messy along the way.

Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts along the way

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Windows Journal Page

Hello Everyone. I'm afraid my crafting seems to have come to a stand still at the moment as we are busy destroying our garden and starting again with something easier to manage. It all seemed so easy on paper but the reality is more difficult. Yesterday we had a skip delivered for all the 'rubbish' and it is already full. Thank you for calling in and sorry that all I have to show today is a digital creation.

At Art Journal Journey the theme for September is Through my Window


Not sure where I was going with this really but I am just so grateful that AJJ allow digital art and I can still join in with the challenges even though I haven't go my 'real' craft stuff sorted out again yet.

Have a lovely day

Chrissie xx

Monday, 7 September 2015

Inchie Ear

Hi All. Thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts. Not much to show today but little things mean a lot and especially inchies which are fun to make and often stretch the imagination a long way.

The theme for Every Inchie Monday this week is Ear


I used a picture of a pig's ear and decided to look up the saying, 'Making a Pig's Ear of something'

Still not sure what it means but it has something to do with another saying, ' You can't make a silk purse from a pig's ear.' Who would have thought a pig's ear could be so interesting ??

We are doing work in our garden to make it more user friendly for the future either for us if we stay, or for people who follow us in the house if we move. Lots of ideas and lots of work but it will be fun.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Cat Journal Page

Hello All from a sunny but cold NE UK coast. Hope the weather is fine where you are and that you like my journal page today. Thank you for calling in.

At Art Journal Journey the theme is Through My Window so today my name is Felix and I spend a lot of time looking out of the window which is above the nice warm radiator where I live.


I used this photograph that I took of Felix who is one of three of the cats my daughter has. There was only him and me up at that time and the two other cats had run across the busy road to hunt in the fields for things to bring back for breakfast--yuk! Felix is a bit older and wiser and would rather stay in the warmth and have a few strokes and cuddles-or would he? Sometimes it is difficult to choose between safety and adventure.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


Saturday, 5 September 2015

Journal Page

Hello Everyone and thank you for calling in. 

Nice of everyone to leave the comments about the missed bungalow you are so kind. We have  moved on in our thoughts and have new plans to mull over with lots of possibilities we hadn't thought of before. It is nice to have uncluttered everywhere and to have a new crafting space even though I can't find where anything is yet.

At Art Journal Journey the theme is Through My Window and at Moo Mania and More we are asked to use Black and White.

I painted the paper with Acrylic white to give it some body and texture. Then I used two lots of stamps that I hadn't used before one is by Technique Tuesday and the other by Prima. I highlighted parts of the stamping with black charcoal pencil and drew the hearts as well. The birds and the butterflies were rescued from past projects and the black ATC cards I have had for a while. I wrote on the title of the song by Beth Hart as it is one I listen to sometimes.

Hope to get messy again today though if the weather turns better we have plans to change some of our garden and make it easier to manage.

Have a great day all

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Art Journal Page

Hi All. Nice of you to call in and a big thank you for your visit.

 We had a bit of a set back on Tuesday when the bungalow we were supposed to be moving to fell through so it is back to the drawing board for us at the moment. The up side is that I unpacked my crafty stuff that I had kept and set-up a craft space again which feels better than it did before. No clutter as I got rid of so much and lots of space to craft so far. Not made anything yet but I aim to have a go later today.

At Art Journal Journey this theme this time is Through my Window


I made this digital page using one of Valerie's wonderful photographs that she generously shares. So many wonderful pictures she shows every day and I always find them inspiring--thank you Valerie. 

Hope to get my paints out and make a real mess as this room seems all a bit clinical at the moment.

Have a great day all

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Try Something New at Try it on Tuesday

Hi All and a warm welcome to Jumbled Crafts. Thank you for visiting and I am sure you will be here to see the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday where my team mates have made some wonderful projects to inspire you. For this 'Something New' theme you can make anything you like so long as it has something new to you on it. It might be a new product, a new technique or, like me, something you have never made before.

I made a Pocket Letter. I have seen wonderful ones made by other people and really wanted to try one

I bought this A4 picture a long time ago at York Museum and it was just right to cut into ATC cards to use as the back of my pocket letter. I dabbed a bit of Distressed ink here and there to match the front of my letter.

The front of the cards are covered in bits of scrap paper and edged with the Distressed ink. Bits of this and that were added but the star product on each was new to me and sent to me by my lovely blog friend Valerie. You will see her work at TIOT.
 The 'new to me' product is the the bling which is in strips and called Royal-Schmuck.. That could be the maker as it isn't in English I don't know. It has added so much to the project and means that the whole letter has something that ties it together.

Now it's your turn so do join in and have fun

Love Chrissie xx