Tuesday, 31 January 2017

New Challenge at Try it on Tuesday

Welcome to Jumbled Crafts and thank you for calling in. I am sure some of you will be here to see what the latest challenge is at Try it on Tuesday. Always exciting every two weeks when we start a new challenge. Lots of inspiration by the team as well if you visit TIOT.  The theme this time is Hearts and Flowers.

I made something to give to Vic on Valentine's Day

Inside it will have real seed packets when I find out which ones he would like this year. We always get lots of seed catalogues in the post and he orders lots of seeds from them so I will pay for them this time.

Good old Amazon envelope with the sides cut off to make a folder shape

Covered with some of the beautiful papers from this book my daughter gave to me when she gave up paper crafting. That's about it really except for using a couple of envelopes to make pockets and some pictures of seed packets.

Have fun with the challenge

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 30 January 2017

T is for Tag Tuesday and Tea

Hi All. Second post for me today as there will a scheduled post for tomorrow and might get a bit crowded if everything comes at once. Welcome to anyone from the T Gang

Tag Tuesday this week has the theme Square Grids and Mosaics. I made one of each. Be sure to pop in next Tuesday to hear news about changes to Tag Tuesday 

I used to help my daughter when she was making big patchwork quilts and sewing every stitch by hand.It involved cutting out lots of shapes from thin card then bigger shapes from the materials she was using. Then the material ones were tacked to the card ones. A real labour of love though she did buy me a special quilter's square rule to help with the process. This is a tag to represent those days.

This is a mosaic background and a photograph of another of my daughter's projects. She did a large tapestry picture of a Samurai warrior and I took a photograph and made him into a Paint Shop Pro Brush. This is a digital piece with other PSP brushes I added as well.

It is time for Elizabeth's usual get together where T is for Tuesday Tea Party. Anyone can join in so long as the post is drink related.

We were fed up of staying in because the weather had been so frosty and cold so decided to brave it all and walk along the cliff top to Sewerby Park. Vic said I look like Medusa with my hair going all ways--he says the nicest things. We soldiered on knowing that we would be able to get a warm drink in the beautiful cafe in the park.

How wrong can one be. The cafe was closed because the clock tower was having to have essential repairs. In its place was a marquee and it was all warm and cosy with large glowing heaters.

 A fun extra were blankets in case you felt cold. We had a large pot of tea and some delicious chocolate Things--not sure what they were called but they were terrific.

Happy T Day All

Love Chrissie xx

Journal Page and Inchie

A new week already and almost the end of the month so that will mean lots of new challenges for us all to join in. Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts today

At Art Journal Journey the challenge for January is chosen and hosted by Erika. The theme is Every Journal Page tells a story. It has been a great theme with lots of amazing entries and terrific stories to go with the art projects.

This will be my last page for this month and it tells the tale of a very crowded and cluttered craft room. The poor owner is always collecting things that could be made into something else in the future. The trouble is that time runs out too quickly and everyday brings more things of interest that could be recycled. I am sure you aren't such a crafter so it won't be your room--I wonder whose it is?

At Every Inchie Monday the animal this week is donkey

I found this difficult though we still have donkeys on our beach in summer and I should know what they look like.

Hope your day goes well

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Tag and canvas

Happy Weekend All from a dark and wet NE UK coast. Thank you for calling in and brightening my day.

Go Tag Thursday has Ephemera as the theme for this week. As I am never quite sure what that means from a crafty point of view I went digital and stuck with things I know don't last long.

At That's Crafty Challenges this time the theme is Round and Round

I made a canvas. The first thing was to spread Aztec Metallics Craft Paint all over the canvas. Using an old plastic shop card you can create wonderful textures using the paints this way. Next I just used odd round things to stamp out circles here and there in the wet paint. When it was almost dry there was a wet part on the left so I sprinkled some matching glitter over it. 

The middle I made in Paint Shop Pro and printed it out on photographic paper.

It is a fairground big wheel with a globe in the middle and I added the words that seem to fit and they are a from a song that I love from an old film.
Finally I added a mix of round buttons.

That's it for today

Enjoy whatever you are doing

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Journal page and postcard

Hello Everyone who calls in and thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts.  I seem to be doing quite a bit of work on my computer with my digital. I am working on my usual crafts as well but they are projects for the future so I can't show them yet.

At Art Journal Journey the challenge for January is chosen and hosted by Erika. The theme is Every Journal Page tells a story.

Here I am with a photograph that Vic took a few years ago and I have added a digital border effects. 
We went on a day trip to Buxton and it was all a bit of a hurried decision as someone gave us the tickets to go as they couldn't. We got to Buxton and it was the Well Dressing which was wonderful but we still had a couple of hours to spare and so locals in a cafe told about the cavern so went to explore. It was just amazing. A guide took a group of us down and what we saw just have to been to be believed. We have been down a lot of the caves and caverns in the UK but this one was the best for me.

Moo Mania and More have started a new challenge and the theme is Carnival or Mardi Gras

 This is a face I did a long time ago and I added lots of flowers, By adding a mask and a Carnival background it makes a good postcard

Have a good day

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 23 January 2017

T is for Mixed bag

Hi All. It has been a sunny and bright day after the frosty start and it was good to see the brightness back again after the dark days of late

Happy T Day to all the lovely people that join Elizabeth for her Tuesday get together where we share drinks posts.

I took this when I was having my first morning cup of tea. I do have a coffee in bed to waken me up. I have had this computer for a few years and didn't even know if it had a camera but I was determined to find out so that I could take a pic for this post. Cheers everyone! Not easy to juggle a cup and a mouse at the same time but I made it.

A reminder that you still have another week to join us at Try it on Tuesday where you can make anything that isn't Square

This is for all Aquarians out there. Hope you have a good year.

At Tag Tuesday this week the theme is pebbles and stones. 
 From the first Tuesday
in February. It will still be Tag Tuesday, but instead of being a 'closed'
blog, it will have a link up where anyone can link to if
their tag fits the theme. 

I made a tag by covering it with foil and passing it through the Cuttlebug in a folder. Then I painted on the blue as sky and the brown as soil. The polished stones are some that Vic brought back from Arizona about 40 years ago and he has given me the small ones to use on projects. The text and the tie were added digitally after I took a photograph of the tag.

Inchie and Journal Page

Hello Everyone. Here we are with a brand new week and here we are back to cold and a bit of fog thrown in. It is sometimes sunnier when it gets cold so I am hopeful. Thank you for calling in today.

We are still working through the list of animals at Every Inchie Monday and this week the animal is Dog

He looks a bit sad poor thing

At Art Journal Journey the challenge for January is chosen and hosted by Erika. The theme is Every Journal Page tells a story.

I dug out a page I painted in 1990 just before we got married

This is a story that has never been told so I thought I would tell it to you now. When I first met Vic he was shy and cautious-just the opposite to me I guess. He decided to be less cautious and signed up for a climbing expedition on Skye. It was full of people like him who needed a confidence boost. They did amazing things and one of the challenges was to climb the Inaccessible Pinnacle or In Pin as it is better know. I was amazed when I saw the photographs and thought it would be great to get an artist to paint him climbing up the In Pin with him at the top in his wedding clothes wiser and stronger and pulling the 'other Vic' upwards. One artist agreed to do it then backed out at the almost the last minute so I painted it myself and Vic was so thrilled when I gave it to him on our wedding day in beautiful Jamaica. I had forgotten about it until it turned up in our wedding album recently. All our other photographs are now on disks and it was lovely to see real photographs again.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 20 January 2017

Tag, card and Journal Page

Hello Everyone. I can't believe Friday  has come around again already, where does the time go I wonder?  Hope you have had a good week and thank you for all of your visits at Jumbled Crafts.

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this week is Feathers and I have been looking for some real feathers but none around at the moment so I made a digital tag instead

 I made a feathered background then found this image of the sweet little finch that was moulting

I am joining in at the Double D Challenge that I saw on Annie's blog. Not my usual style but Avril sent me some really beautiful die cuts and I wanted to try them on projects-thank you  Avril. The theme for the challenge is Black and White.

At Art Journal Journey the challenge for January is chosen and hosted by Erika. The theme is Every Journal Page tells a story.

This is a strange tale of one mother's struggle to get her children to eat vegetables.
Every day she served then vegetables and usually they left them so she decided that the rule would be no pudding if they didn't eat the veg. It seemed to be working until she found a bag of vegetables buried in the flower bed.The naughty children had been putting them into a bag under the table and taking it into the garden when she wasn't looking.
She thought of an answer and made large puddings that had the middle scooped out and mixed up with the grated vegetables, She put this mix into the pudding and the pudding back in the steamer. When she served it to the children it was covered in their favourite butterscotch sauce. Every bit was eaten and they asked for more. I was that mum who did something similar but not as elaborate.

Have a great day everyone

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

New Challenge at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone. Thank you to all of you who visit and make it a happy and special place for me.

Time for our second Challenge this year at Try it on Tuesday and the theme this  time is Anything but Square. Lots of inspiration from the wonderful team if you go to TIOT to have a look. Check our rules as well while you are there and then you could be one of our TOP 5 chosen by the team. If you are chosen you could be invited as a guest designer for a future challenge. That is how I got onto the team and I am so happy and proud to be a part of it.

I made hat pincushions which are definitely not square.

You can find instructions on how to make one here and mine are based on that tutorial with my own twists as always.

For the small one I used the lid from a can of spray paint and the top from a tin of coffee. The larger one was the bottom half of a big yoghurt pot, that I strengthen with card, and a piece of strong card for the bottom. The material is all the bits left over from a quilt that my daughter made. She always gives me the bits that are left over from her projects.

Hope to see your entry for the challenge soon as you have 2 weeks to make something that isn't square

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 16 January 2017

T is for Tuesday

Hi Again All. A second post for me today and it is T is for Tuesday at Elizabeth's blog where we are invited to join the Tuesday gang with a drinks related post.
 I am never too sure what time the tea gathering starts as we are in different time zones so I thought it best to post now then it won't get mixed up with tomorrow's offerings. Happy T Day to all who visit.

Here is Vic holding a special coffee cup. It is one of many that we have bought on the Carlisle to Settle railway--- we get on in Leeds way south of Settle to go up to visit  daughter Linda. The buffet trolley service is run by volunteers and the sandwiches and other good are made by them. Someone else gets on with the buffet as well and that person knows everything about this famous railway and you can ask questions or buy a beautiful book about the line.

If you go here you can learn all the history so I won't go into that in my post.

 I would just like to say that way back in the 1980's the line was threatened with closure and many of us joined in a protest to keep it open and used the line as much as we could. As I lived quite a way from Carlisle it did mean longer journeys but it was worth using the line in the end because in 1989 the government decided to keep it open. At the moment it is closed because of the terrible floods in 2015/16 that damaged parts to the track and the structure but it is due to open again in March 2017. To celebrate the reopening the newly refurbished steam train the Flying Scotsman will make a journey on it.

Many books have been written about the horrors the 6,000 men and their families suffered in the bleak area as they built the line and the wonderful viaduct that still stands just as proudly today.
Image result for carlisle to settle viaduct

Love Chrissie xx

Inchie and Time for another Book

Hi All and Happy New Week. Hope you have stayed safe during the bad weather. Our snow never arrived apart from a sprinkling that froze over and then disappeared. Thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts and for any comments that you leave for me.

At Every Inchie Monday the animal this week is Cat.

Poor thing looks better when it is only an inch. I did try to make it look fluffy. Still not decided how to present them this time my brain needs some sun.

Nothing much else to show but I have started work on a new 'us' album as I made the last one in 2012 and we have done lots since then. Still in the same house though so that is something for us.

These are the pages of the that album and they are packed full of pockets with miniature replicas of photographs that we have taken at the time and also other special things I wanted to save.

Hope you enjoyed the flit through our past.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Journal Page and Tag

Hi All from a very cold NE UK Coast. Hope you weren't flooded yesterday as our coast had horrendous tides. Snow is forecast so I will be staying in and knitting with some sport watching as usual. Thank you for calling in and I hope you enjoy your weekend.

At Art Journal Journey the challenge for January is chosen and hosted by Erika. The theme is Every Journal Page tells a story.

Once upon a Time,
Before Ebay or Amazon Prime,
A magical shop
Came out on top
And sold everything that you desired,
Plus other things that could be hired.
A balding man found his lost hair
The good news is the shop is still there.

I took this photograph last year in Lytham. There are little alleyways all over the place full of interesting shops and great ideas for crafting. On the other side of the road there is an alleyway with a great coffee shop upstairs with home made food.

Go Tag Thursday has alphabet or letter as the theme for this week

I painted the background then used a stencil to do the alphabet in black ink.

I drew the word cat and the cat images- they were meant to look childlike--pretend :)

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 12 January 2017

All about Love

Hi All. Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts where today I seem to be on a Love Theme though it was quite by accident that happened. 

At Art Journal Journey the challenge for January is chosen and hosted by Erika. The theme is Every Journal Page tells a story.

I made this page digitally and it shows my husband and a dream scene that tells a real love story of when we first started going out together. We were in his car one cold and frosty morning and he said he wanted me to listen to a tape he had just bought. Yes we still used tapes in cars in those days!
I listened and it was so beautiful I cried with happiness. The words on my collage are part of the song and if you want to listen to it all it is here  on youtube. It still send tingles down my spine when I listen to it.

Moo Mania and More have love as their theme for the next two weeks as well and you can make anything you like that follows the theme

If Music be the Food of Love, Play On

It just so happens that Digitally Sweet has Music as their theme for this month so both of these will fit in-such a happy coincidence for me.

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tag, T stand for Tuesday and Reminder

Hi All and welcome to Jumbled Crafts. Always nice to have you call in and thank you for any comments you leave.

Today is reminder day for the challenge at Try it on Tuesday where we are asking you to use tissue or napkins on your project. Lots of ideas from the team so do visit the TIOT blog if you need inspiration. Still another week for you to join in.

Tag Tuesday has the theme Paper Lace or Doilie and you can use any medium you like to make a tag. Not many join in these days but if you like tag making they do have some very different ideas.

I have gone digital this week as I am still playing catch-up with my crafting since my daughter went back home.

This was made also for T stands for Tuesday at Altered Book Lover Elizabeth's blog. It is quite a new venture for me and I only just grasped the idea that T stand for something to do with a drink related post. So this week T does stand for Tea, Happy T Day to all the others who visit from Elizabeth's post.

Have a great day everyone

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 9 January 2017

Journal Page and Inchie

Happy New Week All. I hope it will be a good one for you

At Art Journal Journey the challenge for January is chosen and hosted by Erika. The theme is Every Journal Page tells a story.

This page tells the story of a nightmare where the main character dreams she is naked--we all have those dreams I'm sure but this dream proves to be real ! Strange how anyone naked draws attention and yet we accept the many people with just the flimsiest of covering walking around where ever they chose.

Every Inchie Monday have hamster as the theme for this week in a year of animal challenges themes

Hope this looks like a hamster my daughter said it looked like Sandy, the Guinea pig she owned when she was about 5.

Hope you have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Journal page. tag and photographs

Hi All. It has been nice to have a blog break with my daughter but I did miss seeing all your wonderful makes so I will be back to calling around blogs again tomorrow. Hope you have had a great week to start the New Year.

At Art Journal Journey the challenge for January is chosen and hosted by Erika. The theme is Every Journal Page tells a story.

 I used a piece of digital art I did in 2005 but I have made it into a book cover this time round. It tells the tale of a beautiful fashion model and the way that she really feels as she starves herself to get into the skinny clothes and stupid style high heeled shoes. A must read for the very young who think being a model is wonderful.

Go Tag Thursday have Haberdashery as the theme this week

This is mixed media with some of the tag of real sewing things finished off with digital embellishments.

Here are some photos from the last few days

Linda and Vic on the seafront

Linda and me on the seafront

Linda had crocheted some dolls and brought two of them with her for me to make hats and accessories and we also managed to make another one while she was here. The dolls are quite big with legs that move so I designed a stand to show them standing up. They're not meant as toys as that would mean a list of dos and don't as long as my arm. The clothes all take off and are interchangeable. I think they are going to be raffle prizes for charities but not sure yet.



No name yet?

Back of no name yet

I also designed a certificate and they each will have one rolled up and tied with a ribbon. It says their name and who made them etc. It also says
' adapted pattern designed by Carola Herbst.' just in case any of you fancy crocheting one. A great way to use up bits and bobs of wool.

Love Chrissie xx