Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Journal Page and Try it on Tuesday

Hi All. Hope you are well and thank you for joining me at Jumbled Crafts.

Art Journal Journey have For the Record as the theme for this month and it is hosted by Linda. Lots of great entries and fun to see them all in one place here

This record above all others altered my life and those of many of us at that time. I took the photograph one lunch time with my very first camera. It shows some of my classmates in summer uniform, that for most us meant we were allowed to take off our ties. The uniform dresses had just come in and were very expensive so not many had them. Back to the record. Up until we sneaked off from school to see the film, we had all been keen to learn but after that we started a 'jive club', joined youth clubs with rock and roll music, went to dance halls--you name it we did to be able to jive. This led to many other things that we weren't supposed to be doing. 'Rock and Roll' was a lifestyle not just a record.

Now for a reminder that the wonderful challenge at Try it on Tuesday has another week to go so I hope you will join in with us.

Valerie made this wonderful Mood Board and you are asked to make something inspired by the boards. You can make anything at all so long as it follows the theme.

I made another piece for this second week

I found a folder with photographs I had taken when we lived in Cumbria. The centre one is when we went to the National Sheepdog Trials and the others taken in our garden at the time. All the photographs are timeless really as each of them will occur at the same time every year and probably in the same place.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Wonderful journal page for AJJ, that brings back memories for sure! Lovely floral piece for TIOT, too, sheep dog trials are fun to watch, they are such clever dogs. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. A fabulous journal page, lots of happy memories for you and your sheep dog piece is beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Love your creations Chrissie ! Thank you for sharing your memories with us ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  4. Brilliant work lovely page Chrissie, always a joy to see.xx

  5. Love the journal pages, reading your memories, had me back in the days of rock and roll as well. We had a youth club at church where we could have some fun with this music.
    Yvonne xx

  6. A fantastic page Chrissie! Nice to read about how much influenced this music at those times! Your photocollage with the spring photographs is beautiful as well! Thank you so much for all your support always to AJJ!
    Have a great day!!
    oxo Susi

  7. Fab post and enjoyable read Chrissie. Love your artwork and photos.
    Great film - it was on tv last weekend too - such different times with happy music!
    Gill x

  8. WOW! All these songs and great pages sure do bring back memories. LOVED this song and your page is so very fitting. Lovely photos. Thanks Chrissie. Hugs, Donna

  9. Oh all of us "Old" ladies remember those wonderful rock around the clock days, great pages and wonderful photos full of precious memories!

  10. not just a fabulous journal page and song for AJJ but what great memories too! Beautiful collage of spring photos for the TIoT theme too!

  11. Fantastic memories, Chrissie. I think the school uniform was a good idea in those days.
    Beautiful TioT collage, too.
    Hugs ❤

  12. Fabulous Chrissie! I love that rocking clock, what a great piece! hugs :)

  13. Love your fabulous memories page, Chrissie! The TIOT collage is very beautiful.
    A great job as always! Hugs, Mar

  14. These are fabulous pieces Chrissie, and a great read as always xx

  15. Love your page Chrissie love hearing about the photo.Love your header xx

  16. I love the rock around the clock page and your memories make the time sound so exciting.


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.