Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Stitching at Try it on Tuesday

This is a scheduled post and I'm sorry to say there will be quite a lot of my posts that are scheduled as real life has got in the way of blogging. Sorry for not having time to comment and my thanks to you for your support.

Hello Everyone and welcome to Jumbled Crafts today. Thank you for calling in and I hope you have come to see what we have for you as our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday

The theme this time is Stitch It, Real or Faux

I started off with three strips of matching pieces of fabric and stitched them with lace on top of the join. I used black thread to show up the stitching. This was mounted onto a piece of white card. It needed something else so I made a Suffolk puff with a button in the middle and fastened this onto the card. Then all was attached with brads to my card blank. It is for a friend so added her initial as well.

Hope you will join us at TIOT with your ideas for the challenge.

Still another week to join in at Tag Tuesday  with our' back to school' challenge. I have made 2 more for this challenge one by hand and one digital

 Some of us were chosen to dress up for May Day--I have never recovered yet. I am the third from the left.
My choices have a yes.

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Tags Saturday

Hi All. Thank you for your visit to Jumbled Crafts today. Here I am sitting with my laptop on my lap and that's a first for me even though I have had it for a long time. I always use it sitting at a desk with a mouse to help me along the way. It has been in my craft room and at the moment that is full of stuff from another room that is being decorated. Apologies for any errors but it certainly doesn't feel like I have ever used this machine before.

At Tag Tuesday we have the theme Back to school chosen by Michele

I used some words by Shakespeare for this tag. Hope you will join us for the challenge there is lots more time to think of something.

Go Tag Thursday have watches/clocks this week.

I had this old watch that had long since stopped working so I took off the strap and used it on my tag. One thing about clearing out a room is you find so much stuff to get rid of. I have boxes ready for the charity shop and lots that should have been thrown away well before now.

Someone asked ages ago if I had a photograph of when I was a 'biker chick' as I mentioned I was in a comment. Can't find many at all as most of the photographs of that era were kept by my ex husband, I wonder if he ever looks at them?

I was 16 on this photograph and minus the usual leathers, boots and very old fashioned helmet. My poor dad used to beg and plead for me not ride on the back of motor bikes but he had never felt the freedom of  travelling along and being part of the countryside that you got on a motor bike in those days.I bet  it is all fumes and fear now.

Enough for today. I will be pleased to use my phone for commenting as lap tops on laps don't seem to be my things.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Journal page, TIOT and photo magic

Hello All of you that visit Jumbled Crafts and a thank you from me for calling in today. A bit of a mixed bag today and I hope you enjoy it.

At Art Journal Journal the theme 'poetry in motion' was chosen by dear Jo. You don't have to use a poem to enter, a quote or saying or part of any of them will be fine.

I have chosen the first verse of a poem by Lord Byron and one that I am sure most of you know from school. We studied every line and and I am still not sure what it really meant.

Try it on Tuesday are on the second week of their 'In My Garden' challenge so pop and see what  it is all about as you have lots of things you could add for this challenge

This is a photograph from one of our past gardens where we turned a very messy place into a garden with 3 ponds and many other features

Tag Tuesday has a new theme chosen by Michele and it is Back to School so hope to see you there as well

A digital tag from me today for the challenge with things that used to be associated with a new school year. Not sure boys wear caps now or pupils take an apple for the teacher.

Yesterday I posted a tag for the theme and I also posted a recent photograph of me on the same post. I realised that I still had the same black eyes, pointed chin, and the even almost the same smile. I have done a photo fusion by putting the two together one one top of the other and reducing the opacity to show just how much the same my face is then and now. I did them both ways but didn't alter the shape of the photographs at all I just lined up the eyes, nose and mouth

Have a great day all

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 21 August 2017

T is for Inchie and Tag Tuesday

Hello Everyone and happy new week to you. Thank you for your visit and for any comments as well. Always great to hear from you.

Every Inchie Monday has 'seagull' as the theme this week and there are thousands of them where I live. 

My inchies banner so far--mainly for Elizabeth  who loves to see the inchies and encouraged me to update the banner. Here it is on the floor of my craft room 

Adding this to Moo Mania and More--just in time for their Banners Challenge

Time for a new theme at Tag Tuesday and this time the theme 'Back to School' was chosen by Our lovely Michele.

This tag means a lot to me as it was the first time I had gone to a school in the real sense of the word. The city where I was born and lived had been badly bombed so we were moved to a new steel house on the outskirts of the city. No schools, no shops, no anything just houses. When I first reached school age we were all ages being taught together in the a community hall, then we were selected to go by bus to a far away school but that didn't last long. My mum and dad decided that education was more important than a modern house so we moved back into the city to live in my grandma and granddad's house and I finally got to go to 'my school'

Elizabeth and Bluebeard are inviting everyone to join them as always for T Day where every Tuesday you can join some of the most friendly bloggers in Blogland with a drinks related post.

Here I am having a 'quickie' meal in York. It consisted of a choice of meat/meats, vegetables and gravy all in a large Yorkshire pudding with a drink in a cardboard cup. The drink was coke. I had turkey so got cranberry sauce on the side. The place in York is called The Hog Roast. Not posh at all but they are popular so usually very busy.

Yorkshire pudding has become all sorts of weird things over the years but when I was child we had it at Sunday lunch and it was eaten on it's own before the main course. It was made in the roasting tin after the meat had been taken out. Everyone got a square of the delicious pudding with lots of thick meaty gravy. My gran used to get up at 5 am on Sunday just to mix and beat the batter to make sure it would rise enough when she poured it into the meat tin for Sunday Lunch. My daughter makes wonderful Yorkshire pudding and I buy Auntie Bessie's frozen ones :0) That means I didn't teach her everything she knows even though she says I did.

Happy T Day everyone

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 18 August 2017

Tag, Digital Collage and Photograph

Hi All and a Happy Day to you. Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts today

Just realised that our Tag Tuesday challenge will be ending on Monday evening and I still have one tag ready and another almost finished so I will have to get moving and post them. I have really enjoyed Valerie's theme of 'Using Your Scraps and so have lots of others as well. Thank you to the people who are joining us on the TT blog. You still have time to join us and there is a prize as well.

This is literally stuff that was pushed to one side of my crafting space and could easily have ended up in the bin. Poor Sadie and Miley were printed out for a project then I lost the print out until now. They are characters I had drawn a while ago then scanned into my laptop for future use.

If you like doing digital projects then don't forget to join in at Digitally Made where I am one of the guest designers this time. Anything you enter must be 100% digital and the theme this time is Pets/Animals. You have until September 3rd to enter

This is a digital project that started out with a fractile my husband did years ago and I just kept adding things to it then adding effects.

We have the nicest train station you could wish for and as we use trains all the time, because we don't have a car, we get to know the staff there. One of the chaps who looks after the station and also sells the tickets is just so friendly and helpful I wanted to do something nice for him and for all the staff really.

A collage of our station

They work so hard to fill the station with flowers everywhere and keep it as clean and tidy as possible and it isn't easy at this time of year with thousands of day trippers and holiday makers coming and going. This year they have even added flowers to the platforms as well as the waiting room but I hadn't time to take pics of those this time as the train was arriving. Wish the rest of town was as wonderful but we do have lots of flowers planted around the town as well that add colour.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Journal Page and Tag

Hello Everyone who calls in and thank you for your visit and for the good wishes for my MIL. She is home now so needs lots of help at the moment. Fortunately the weather has been kind to us so the walk to her flat along the seafront has been a lovely one. Vic's sister is here from London as as well so all hands to the pump.

At Art Journal Journal the theme 'poetry in motion' was chosen by dear Jo. You don't have to use a poem to enter a quote or saying or part of any of them will be fine.

I used one of my chalked backgrounds and added bits and bobs that were in my scrap box for this one. I had printed out lots of the saying to make tea bag holders last year.

Go Tag Thursday has the theme Balloons this week-any balloons so Sandie says.

I went digital this time and found a wallpaper advert to make the background and the main image

advert for wallpaper

 I thought you might like to see our newly painted garden shed.

The photograph was taken through a window so has my reflection on it.
 The poor old shed was well past its best but a friend was taking down his fence and told Vic to take as much of the wood as he liked, so he did and mended our shed then painted it beach hut style. It brightens up a dull corner now.

Hope you will join in our Tag Tuesday challenge with the theme Use your Scraps as there is still until next Monday evening for that.

Try it on Tuesday has just started a new challenge and it has lots of possibilties so do pop there to find out more. The theme this time is Is My Garden.

Have a
 great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Try it on Tuesday-Garden and Tag

Hi All and a big welcome to Jumbled Crafts. Always great to have people call in and thank you for all the comments you leave here

Today we start a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and the theme is' In My Garden'. Not everyone has a garden so it could be one you dream about, make up or visit sometimes--just do what you think will fit the theme best for you.
If you need any ideas our wonderful team have made projects to inspire you so pop along to TIOT to see their makes and also why not visit their blogs if you have time.

I made a double sided pocket card and a matching envelope to send it in. Not easy to photograph through the plastic sleeve. All the flower photographs were taken in our garden by Vic and growing there at the time. The garden is small but has lots of wonderful shrubs and flowers.

side one

side two
The above pictures aren't as clear as in real life as they are in the plastic pockets

 These are the photographs printed out ready to cut to fit the pockets

Garden quotes and sayings I found in various place and made small enough to fit my ATC size cards.

A reminder that there is still a week to join in with us at Tag Tuesday so hope to see you there as well in our scraps challenge. It is going well with some wonderful entries and ideas

Most of this tag is an old embroidered handkerchief  that had lace at one corner. It had worn into holes in parts but I knew it would be useful one day. The rest of the tag is little bits of card, ribbon and rickrack-some made into small flowers.

Adding this to Go Tag Thursday as well where Anything goes this week

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 14 August 2017

Inchie and T Day

Hello Everyone and thank you for calling in along your blog journey. 

At Every Inchie Monday this week the theme is frog

Rivet, rivet to all of you from Freddie the Frog

Elizabeth and Bluebeard welcome all to their 'Tuesday T Day' and all you have to do is a drinks related post so what could be simpler. You meet the nicest people at this party and I am really enjoying getting to know them.

Happy T Day to all of you.

First of all I found another 20p mug at the car boot sale

                                             One picture on the mug

The other picture on the mug

The base.  I didn't clean off the sticky bits yet

Now to a day out to forget.

Last weekend we needed to go somewhere quiet and away from hospital visiting and thinking about Vic's mum for a little while. We settled for Withersea that is down the coast from us and is a very quiet little place where not much ever happens.

We thought something was strange when the bus driver told us to get off the bus before the town and walk in as the bus station was closed. Why was the bus full of people and why were there people everywhere? Well there were 3 festivals on all at the same time. HELP! No buses back for 2 hours!

First festival bikers--enjoyed seeing that festival as most of them were my age and I used to be a biker chick in my teens.

Second festival was pirates and parrots-only saw one of those and his lady friend was somewhere he said.

Next was fairground stuff but nothing was working or giving rides. I think they open in evening.
 None of the above frequent Withernsea usually. 

An escape along the seafront was called for, it is such a lovely peaceful walk. No it isn't! They have shipped in huge diggers and piles of rocks to try and shore up the place as it is falling into the sea all the way along--as is most of our coastline. Too little to late

So what next. Well there is an inland light house? It has trips around it but last time we went it wasn't open week days so we never got to see inside. This time it was only open weekdays and this was the weekend so we still never got to see inside.

A photograph of the back from a beautiful garden. It is the coffee shop but it was closed at weekends

Two hours up so got the bus back to Hull to change buses and get one to go home.

Cup of tea first then a nice meal on Hull station in the revamped cafe.

It did us good even without the peace and quiet we were looking for.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Tag and Scrapbook Page

Happy Weekend to everyone and thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts. 

Moo Mania and More have the theme Banner/Garland

I couldn't resist making this digital scrapbook page. Last week we went to Sewerby Park and the theme in the gardens this summer is Snow White. 

This page is made up of some photographs that we took along the way around the gardens

This was a great banner in one of the greenhouses.

At Tag Tuesday we still have 'Use Your Scraps' chosen by our own dear Valerie and I am really enjoying seeking out long forgotten things that should have been thrown away ages ago--or maybe not

I have a box full of odd ear rings, bits saved from this and that, even two hearts from a wedding cake, I can't even recall whose. Great to tip out the box and make the small tags to fix onto a larger one and display the 'scraps'. I wonder what you have in your scraps that make a tag.

Try it on Tuesday still have a few days left of the Postcard/Mail Art challenge so hope you will join us there. Always chance to be one of our TOP 5 and the opportunity to be a guest designer.

Have fun

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tag and Journal Page

Hello Friends and Followers hope your week is going well. We have  a lovely sunny day here after all the rain the last few days it is good to see the sun again. Thank you for calling in today.

At Tag Tuesday we have the theme Use your Scraps. It was chosen by Valerie and there is a really lovely prize to be won by one person who enters the challenge. If you go to Tag Tuesday you can read all about it and also see the great samples by Valerie and the beautiful entries so far.

The patterned background for this tag was handmade by a friend and on a birthday card she sent to me. I made a little patchwork out of scraps and some felt flowers from small pieces of felt left over from other things.

I will also enter this as my tag for Got Tag Thursday this week where Anything Goes. 

Art Journal Journey has a very interesting theme this month. Jo chose Poetry in Motion but you can use a quote or saying as well as poetry.

I printed a pattern onto a 7x5 piece of card. The face I have had for a while in a folder and thought it matched the quote. I have stuck this on the wall to inspire me when crafting.

I haven't a lot of crafting time at the moment as we seem to be visiting the hospital most days to see my MIL who doesn't seem to be improving as yet. I decided to make lots of background pages for a journal and all I used were chalks and stencils. Then I sprayed them with very cheap hairspray to fix the chalk. Hope to find time to make them into something more interesting.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

T Day, Tag Tuesday and Photographs

Hello Everyone and thank you for your visit to Jumbled Crafts today.

Happy T Day to my T Day friends at Elizabeth and Bluebeard's Tuesday drinks get together.

I am still looking for unusual or special mugs at bargain prices and found another one for this week

On the bottom of the mug

I found this mug at the local car boot sale for 20p so another great find I thought.

Here are more photographs from York that I promised you last on the post last week

These are all photographs taken at the Treasurer's house and garden and it is why we went to York as Chris showed some photographs of the garden a while ago and it was somewhere we hadn't been before in York. The garden was certainly beautiful but used to be greenhouses and even a ballroom in the past. So many things inside and out had been changed by one Frederick Green that it was difficult to follow even the guides as they told the history of this house.

Some of the floorboards that were carved by the famous Mouseman. We have visited his factory that still does the same sort of work with the little mice on the pieces.

A French clock

Hope you will join us at Tag Tuesday where Valerie is asking us to use our scraps this time. If you visit my post before this one you can find out who won the owl and see my first tag for the scraps challenge

This is my second tag for the challenge and it has lots of bits and bobs and also some sewing. There is felt, lace, ribbon, tape, fabric, artificial leaves and even a foam flower. Amazing the things I keep 'for later'

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx