Saturday, 30 July 2016

Tag and Journal Page

Hi All and a happy weekend to you. Thank you for calling in and any comments that you leave are always appreciated.

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this time is Wings

I made the painted background and coloured the digi image in Paint Shop Pro. The wonderful digi stamp was from Beyond the Fringe years ago. I am not sure if Carla still does this sort of thing as I just popped to her blog and her artwork now seems quite different. I printed it out and mounted it on a large tag that I coloured with markers. Then I stamped a few winged things on just for luck.
A Joanna Sheen small Bee a Cart-Us large bee and some Personal Impressions birds on a branch.

Now to my last project this month for Art Journal Journey where Yvonne has been a wonderful host for the  'in my garden there is' theme. A thank you to Valerie and Susi for always commenting on my efforts and for making AJJ such a nice place to visit.

This is our newest plant. Heaven knows what happens to it along the way but it does look interesting.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Journal Page and the wonder of nature

Hello Everyone. Thank you for visiting today, as always it is terrific that you find time to call in and much appreciated.

At Art Journal Journey the theme for July has been, 'in my garden there is' A wonderful subject chosen by lovely Yvonne and very well supported.

For this page I made a chalk background with a large music stencil in the middle. Then I just splodge away with different colours of acrylic. I did try to make the splodges flower shape as it was supposed to say garden and summer. I highlighted the shapes with marker pen and added the things I feel when I look at my garden.

I would like to enter this at Moo Mania and More as well. They have the theme summer this time and only in summer do we have so many wonderful flowers in our garden.

Now for the wonder of nature in our garden.

We have several crocosmia lucifer plants in our gardens back and front. I would imagine they are male as they are strong and stand tall 

In a corner of the back garden we have an old fashioned Montbrecia plant. That hides away with other plants and never grows very high and only has a a collection of small pale flowers. I think this one is the female of the story and flower later than the eager males. But there times do overlap----

Along comes one of the many bees we have in the garden--including bumble bees which built a nest a couple of years ago. It was under a pile of dead leaves.

The happy ending

The bee got the plants together and we now a more gentle flower with characteristic from both plants and a colour somewhere in between.

They will all live happily ever after -hopefully.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Make us Smile reminder and tag

Hello Again. Today is reminder day at Try it on Tuesday and you still have a week to join us in the challenge. The theme is Make us Smile and as we are such a happy bunch at TIOT it isn't too difficult so I hope to see you there.

Hope I make you smile too.

Tag Tuesday have coffee and tea for their theme this week

I like both :)

Thank you for calling in today

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 25 July 2016

Journal Page. Inchie and Photographs

Hello Everyone. Welcome to Jumbled Crafts and thank you for your visit today. The last week has flown by for me and the weather has been hot and sticky so I haven't been too busy crafting.

At Art Journal Journal for July the theme has been chosen by Yvonne and she chose 'in my garden there is'. There have been so many different thoughts on what is in the gardens and it is wonderful to see the different ideas.

I made a before and after page. The top picture is our garden last year and the bottom one this year. It seemed time to let the garden and us breathe as it had been so full of fruit and vegetables in such a small space. Now we can play bowls on it and we do almost every day :) For those who are wondering where the fig grows. It is living happily with the tomato plants in a little lean too just out of view on the right hand corner of the pictures.

Every Inchie Monday has Underground as their theme for this week. I would have loved to have drawn a mole in a tunnel but an inch wasn't big enough.

I just did the sign for the tube trains. I couldn't take it on its own as I had already stuck the inchies together in the jigsaw

This is my jigsaw so far. I had fun trying to piece it together and that means the inchies aren't in order.

A new bus service started in Bridlington on Saturday. It is just for the summer and has an open top. You just pay a reasonable price for a day ticket and it visits all the places that people usual want to visit when they come to Brid. As we haven't a car we boarded the bus near to where we live and went to the lighthouse that doesn't usual have buses at all and is a long walk from Flamborough . We went upstairs to the open top but had to come back downstairs as the tree branches hadn't been trimmed and kept hitting the passengers-well it was the first day. We had 2 hours to spend there before the bus would visit again so we had a wonderful walk.

We didn't take a camera so these were pics on Vic's phone. It is a wonderful place if you like wild flowers. I just love wild flowers and we even saw wild orchids in among all the other beautiful flowers.
 There were so many people and cars at the lighthouse site that we wanted to escape from that bit. People hang around the lighthouse area because there is a pub type place with food and an ice-cream shop.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 22 July 2016

Tag and Journal Page

Hi All. Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts. It is still hot here and the promised rain has still not arrived so the grass is already beginning to turn brown which is unusual for us.

At Go Tag Thursday it their 6th challenge and the theme is Steampunk

This is a mixed media tag as I designed a background in Paint Shop Pro I mostly used my own creations but the bike was from  Beyond the Fringe a long time ago. Thanks to Carla I have lots of unusual digital images. I then printed out the design and layered it then added steampunk bits to it.

Art Journal Journey have the theme, chosen by Yvonne, In my Garden There is---. I have shown things from our garden as there are a lot of different things in it even though it is quite small

This is a fig plant and the original one we bought 15 years ago. Every time we have moved dwellings we have taken cuttings with us. As we have been here quite a long time the fig here is quite large and full of figs ready to ripen. They taste delicious straight from the plant.

My neighbour has just had a baby so I will be going to take something for it when she comes home today. How things change. She has known since almost the start that she was having a boy and they would call him Oscar. He was due at the beginning of August but she went in two days ago and had a Caesarean section  so he is here already and mother and baby are fine. He weighed 8 lbs 9 onzs

When I had my son I hadn't a clue until the baby arrived what sex it would be. He was 2 weeks overdue and I had to have my waters broken and it took 9 hours for him to make an appearance. He weighed 7 lbs 8 onzs. After a few days I was moved to a nursing home where I had to stay for 2 more weeks and only saw 'baby' at feeding time. I was fit and healthy and so was he but that sort of thing was the norm then.

The ramblings of an old lady!

Have a great day all

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Make us Smile at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone and welcome to Jumbled Crafts. Thank you for calling in to see what the new challenge is at Try it on Tuesday. This week should make us all feel happy as the theme is 'Make Us Smile' Lots of ideas from the team at TIOT so pop over and have a look. You have 2 weeks to make us smile with anything you like to make so long it follows the theme and our guidelines

I made this large card by adding extra card to the inside to extend the A4 sheet of fancy card I found in my craft stash. It is now 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches. The green spotted, iron-on material and the spotted ribbon was a gift from Valerie. The purple spotted paper was a piece I have had for years

I designed this in Paint Shop Pro using the wonderful bird image I found here and I coloured it to fit in with the background. You can use the piece if you would like it for a project-just right click and save.

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 18 July 2016

Inchie and Canvas

Hi All. Monday again so time for an inchie and time to say thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts. Summer has arrived here and it is over 20 degrees with sun

At Twofers this time the theme is 'these are a girls best friend', you have to use a real stamp and ink so it is nice to join in and get inky again.

This 'canvas' started life a piece of packaging so not really a canvas at all. I painted it with acrylic paint and then added a picture. The picture background is Distressed Inks sprayed and the stamps are;

cat on chair- Docrafts Pampered Pets 
 The rose is an unknown stamp sent to me by a friend.

I coloured them all with Sharpies, a black pen and a white pen.

This week at Every Inchie Monday the theme is spiral

Hope these are spirals??

We did a bit of a kitchen makeover this week and decided the mug tree had to go. I thought it must have another use-------think----- it is now a hanger for all the rolls of tape I can never find in the bottom of the basket.

Have a great day



Saturday, 16 July 2016

Journal Page

Happy Weekend Everyone. Hope it is a nice day where you are. It is sunny here so far and a good forecast for the whole weekend which will be really lovely for us after all the rain. Thank you for dropping by today.

At Art Journal Journal where lovely Yvonne gave us the theme 'in my garden there is--'. It has attracted so many beautiful pages already and still the rest of July to join in.

So many things in our little garden but still enough room to play a game of bowls in the middle. Will show you that another time. The page today is a little corner for quiet reflection. The background is just inks stamped onto the page. I used my leaf stencil that I made as well. The Buddha I have had for years as it is a sort of memorial stone for my son who died in Thailand in 1999. The other two figures were given to me by our neighbour when he moved to Scotland two years ago and they are very beautiful. Everyone seems to be drawing little birds at the moment so I made a effort--I can only improve I reckon. The fairy is one I cut out from Papermania project my daughter sent for me to make
Better pic of Buddha and Chinese couple

We have just given our kitchen a bit of a makeover--only bits and bobs really but it does look different.

I made these for one wall and they start with a light shade at this end and go to a darker one at the far end but all with the same design. The flower is a free download here
They started out as pieces from a large cardboard box and I edged them with foil card

Difficult to photograph foil card with the sun shining through the glass back door.

Made the design in Paint Shop Pro and printed them out on matt photo paper and stuck them onto the cardboard 'frames'

Vic screwed them onto the wall with tiny screws

Lots more easy ideas at the kitchen end as well.

Hope you have a great day today-I will be watching tennis and golf.

Love Chrissie xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Garden Art and Photographs

Apologies to those who thought they had already commented on my post yesterday then the comment was missing. Your comments were still there and so was the post but Google had posted the same post twice and each post had different comments. Very confusing I know. Now deleted one of them and added the comments all to the remaining one.

Nice to have you join me today so thank you for calling in.

At Art Journal Journey the theme chosen by Yvonne is, 'in my garden there is'.

I made a collage with some more of our garden art. All of these things I got for 20p each at the carboot sale. The brass picture Vic varnished.

This is the bottom creation and it started life a plastic mat. I'd like to share this at Moo Mania and More where Anything goes for the next two weeks.

                                                The original mat
I painted it with white acrylic then Vic and me kept taking turns to paint one bit each until it was covered. That's what happens when it rains a lot lol. Then it was vanished back and front to hang on the fence

I just popped into the garden to take pics of a few of the flowers that are out at the moment--then the rain came so will take some more another day

                                      Spot the bee on this campanula
                                                           Fever Few
Hipericon though I am sure which one as we have a different one as well which is a much bigger flower

Hope you day is going well

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A Mixed Bag

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

A bit of this and that from me today

Summer scene from our bedroom window-I think we need to order a boat

At Art Journal Journey the wonderful garden theme, chosen by Yvonne, is producing some beautiful and interesting ideas.

Some parts of our small garden are like an art gallery so I thought I would take a few pictures and make them into pages for this theme.

This first one is a lampshade I bought for 50p at a car boot sale about 4 years ago and it has hung in the garden ever since. The little beads catch the sunlight--when it shines that is-- it is guarded by old DVDs that also catch the light and show all sorts of wonderful colours. I recently added a big gold butterfly that my  daughter gave to me. 

A reminder that the Happy Holiday theme at Try it on Tuesday still has a week left for you to join us.
This is a postcard I drew back in 2011 to inspire you to join us, hopefully.

Last but not least this is my tag for Tag Tuesday this week where the theme is Down Our Street

I drew the houses and coloured them with Sharpies. Certainly nothing like our street but I can dream.

Have a great day all

Love Chrissie xx