Thursday, 29 June 2017

Thursday is Tags Day and photographs

Hi All. We seem to be having more than our share of rain the last few days and it is cold as well so a good time to do some crafting.

At Tag Tuesday Joan has chosen The Beach for our theme for the next 2 weeks. Hope to see you there with your ideas for the beach theme. Any format or size of tag you like so long as it has Joan's theme on it.

 For my second tag for this theme I have gone digital. The background is one of my own photographs taken at Filey  and I think the quote is true for me.

Go Tag Thursday always give a head's up for the week ahead and I try to be ready with a tag for that. This week the theme is Butterfly or Butterflies

This was sort of a happy accident tag as I ran it through a Cuttlebug folder then painted it with Aztec Metallics silver. It was taking ages to dry so I used my heat gun and it curved at the sides so I have left it that way. The flowers were cut from a piece of wallpaper and the butterflies from birthday cards

Here are photographs of some of the barges on the Skipton Canal. All are lived in  or for rent as holiday homes.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Happy T Day with Tag Tuesday at the Beach

Hello Everyone. Hope your week has started well and thank you as always for visiting Jumbled Crafts along the way. 

 Our new challenge at Tag Tuesday. Just to say thank you for the wonderful entries to the texture challenge last time and that you can always use any style tag you like at TT, 2 weeks to enter as well so hope you will join us.

This time our teamie Joan has chosen The Beach. Lots to see and enjoy at the beach for sure.

For this tag I concentrated on the things you could find on the beach. The seaweed is a rare find as it was blowing along the Prom on a very windy day and had dried out. I collected the bunch and brought it home to use on projects and now it feels like fine leather. The 'net' is a bag that had satsumas in it and I collected the shells from our beach. The bit of wood I found in the garden and the head and bird was sent to me years ago by a friend.

Happy T Day if you have arrived from Elizabeth's wonderful Tuesday get together where all you have to do to join in is write a drinks related post. A great way to get to know new friends I think.

My home town gets many visitors as it is a well known day tripper, seaside town. May be you came to Bridlington on a  coach when you were little I know I did but now it gets many more old people arriving on day trips and then coming to live here. Old people need tea and coffee and nice places to drink it. We have lots of those places and some have started updating. About time some would say as the town hasn't changed much in the last 70 years that I have been coming here.

 An inviting window display
 The back of the cafe but there is lots of space in front of this as well

This cafe is called the Woolly Teapot and has lovely food made while you wait and look around at all the beautiful crafty things here and there. I don't usually take milk but who could resists a play with this milk jug.

Still a week left to join in with us Try it on Tuesday for our Letters, Numbers or both challenge. Hope you join us there.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 26 June 2017

Inchies and photographs

Happy New Week and thank you for joining me at Jumbled Crafts.

I am still playing catch-up after being away and I missed last week's 
 inchie so will post it now and apologise to my fellow inchiers for not commenting on their inchies last week.

This week at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Lion and last week it was Tiger

 Both are images found on children's colouring sites and I gave them my own twist. The very Daniel Craig like lion and the poor cockeyed tiger. There must be a story in that somewhere.

While we were visiting daughter Linda and her husband Graham we went to Muncaster Castle as it isn't very far from where they live. It has always been a favourite place for me and for Vic and we went often when we lived in the Lake District. I am pleased to say it is even better now than it was then and well worth a visit. Here are a few of a few of the photographs that Vic took with his phone on the day.

There is an owl centre there and the birds fly freely every day and also there are two flying shows each day--one for the smaller birds and one in a very large meadow. The birds can go as far as they like for as long as they like but most come back quite quickly and just love flying just above the crowd to the various perches.

 There is a long terrace to walk along with lots of interesting views and plants along the way
One of the views from the terrace where you can see the fells
Scafell Pike is on the left in the distance-I have climbed that a few times in the past.

A Japanese water garden all very natural and nothing like the ones in many stately homes. All of the places are used by the family who live in the castle and farm the countryside around there.
 One of the larger birds

It was amazing to watch the birds flying and seeing the different styles of flight.
Linda and me roaming
Some carved owls. There were many carvings on the old, dangerous, chopped down trees

Graham is a keen photographer and likes to get close-ups

It was very hot and Linda found some shade in this large plant.

I took this one

and this one of Linda in the fairy glen

Linda took this one of me in the shade of a beautiful acer

Pleased to say there is a cafe and if you can spare a little of the delicious food they make the little wild birds will come and say hello.
This is one taken by me of Graham, Linda and Vic.

Hope you enjoyed your time at Muncaster.

Don't forget to join us at Try it on Tuesday for the Numbers/Letters challenge and to pop back tomorrow to see what we have at Tag Tuesday for our new challenge there

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 23 June 2017

Tags and Journal Page

Hello Everyone and thank you for the wonderful comments you left while I was away. I did have internet a few times but not for very long so I haven't been able to do my usual blog rounds. I will be back to normal now and look forward to seeing your makes.

At Tag Tuesday dear Wendy chose Textures as her theme and it is going well. You still have a few days left to join us there with your textured tag so I hope to see your makes

This tag is made of fabric that has metal drops on it. Haven't a clue how they do that but it was from quite a nice old tee shirt that I cut up. I used a plastic doillie and a metal adornment from a belt as well.

Go Tag Thursday has Star or Stars as the theme for this week. Good to see more people joining in there as well. A bit of a tag revival going on I think.

This is a digital tag with free to use tattoo designs and a background I made in Paint Shop Pro.

At Art Journal Journey the theme chosen by Rosie is circles and runs until the end of the month

Another digital make as I thought of the years I went to aquafit and what we must have looked like under the water
The words say, 'Exercising underwater also creates benefits by challenging your body in ways you can't on dry land'.
 It certainly changed mine. It helped me to lose weight and get a new shape. I need to go again and to lose more weight to get an even better shape I think.

I will also add this to the challenge at Moo Mania More for their underwater theme

A reminder also that Try it on Tuesday started their new challenge this week and the theme is Numbers and Letters. Don't forget to join in there as you could be chosen in our Top 5 and maybe chosen as our Guest Designer in the future.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Try it on Tuesday would like your letters and numbers

Hello Everyone who calls in at Jumbled Crafts and thank you for your visit. This is a schedule post from me so I hope your week is going well.

Today is the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and we are always happy to have you join us with your take on our themes. You have 2 weeks to enter and if you are stuck for a project then the team have some great ideas if you visit the TIOT blog.

The subject this time is Letters, Numbers or Both so I am sure you will have lots of ideas that we didn't think of.

I am not good at making cards for men but I needed to make one for Vic's birthday so I used the challenge to spur me on. Lots of layers added to a large card. Background papers from Papermania and a piece of sparkly card from my daughter. Other elements found on Google or made by me in Paint Shop Pro and printed out. The hearts on the right are die cuts and fastened together with fine ribbon. Definitely numbers and letters for the challenge.

Hope you will join us there and also join in at Tag Tuesday as well. You still have a week to join in the textures challenge.

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Thursday Tag and photographs

Hi All. Last post from me for a week or more as we will be visiting daughter Linda and her husband in Cumbria then off to North Yorkshire after that. Not too sure when we will be back it all depends on the weather and our energy levels. Hoping to have internet connection sometime but will catch-up when I get back if not. 

At Tag Tuesday we have the Texture theme chosen by our team member Wendy. Everyone is welcome to join in with us with their take on the theme. You can use any medium you like to create your tag

This tag has corrugated card and ordinary card in the form of butterflies. It has texture paste. wood, a mirror, complete with me and my camera trying to take a picture. Mustn't forget the bit of fluffy wool as a tie as well.

I would like to enter this at Go Tag Thursday  where the theme this week is Anything Goes. Don't forget to enter there if you make a tag this week for anywhere else and especially if you make one for the texture challenge.

Try it on Tuesday still have plenty of time left for you to join in the Steampunk/ Mechanical Challenge and you can make whatever you like so long it follows our theme

Now for some photographs of Goole. I did say I didn't think I would like to go again but we will be going again sometime as we still have their museum to see and a Waterways Park. Not sure why I said I didn't want to go again but some places just make you feel like that I guess. It is a busy inland port with lots of big lorries and noisy traffic on the road we walked along. It did seem a very long way to the Waterways Museum but would have been a stone's throw if we had a car.

Along the busy road

Along the busy road

Along the busy road

Along the busy road

All around the town and outskirts there are paintings on the wall but the roads were too busy to go and have a close look at them
I think the paintings were all painted by the same artist as they had the same style but were all of different kinds of sailing vessels. Would be good to follow the trail another time.

The boats seem to be occupied with residents and quite a large community

A wall on the road to the Waterway Museum

 Inside the museum--lots to see in  there and read about as well--lovely friendly people and a little cafe
 An old coal barge
 Walking back on the busy road
 The other side of the road
 Large cargo ship in a dock
 Station roof-we were waiting for the train home
Looking at the the structures in first photograph, from the station

That's enough from me to keep you all going for a week I'm sure

See you soon

Love Chrissie xx