Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Try it on Tuesday and Tag Tuesday

Hello Everyone

Hope you are all well and ready for the festive season.

I am not used to doing challenges now as time seems to run out too quickly these days. At the moment the roads and pavements are too icy for me to venture out to see MIL so I decided to get out my crafty things and make an entry for my two favourite challenge blogs.

At Try it on Tuesday the theme this time is Twinkle Twinkle

 I made a card with a beautiful Lily of the Valley image as the centre piece and a cut out of a Christmas Tree I covered in glitter. Sorry I don't know who makes this die as I had the die sent to me by a friend. I stamped the sentiment-4 goes at that :(

Tag Tuesday have Christmas Memories as their theme and it was chosen by Joan. What a wonderful theme to choose and it brought instant memories of my grandmother to mind when I saw it. I could write a whole book about what she brought to all of our family at Christmas time. She was Irish and should have lived in a very large mansion but had moved to a as 2 up 2 down terraced house and it was overflowing with people, food, drink and music on Christmas Eve. The food and drink were all home made and she used butter to make the pastry and her alcoholic drinks were  knockout. My grandad, who was very English, played the smaller piano for as long as anyone wanted to sing and we all did want to sing until we lost our voices. At the old house there was grand piano.

Hand made cards always had pride of place and the ones made by us grandchildren she kept for years. I tried to recreated, for this tag, the sort of thing I would have made way back in my childhood.

The background of the tag is oil pastels and acrylic white paint. I found some stick on stars and a sentiment.

We all called my grandmother Nannan and my children called her Big Nannan though she wasn't very big at all.

Thank you for such a happy start to the day Joan and Tag Tuesday

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Thank you Both


  1. Both pieces are gorgeous, Glad you are staying home when it's icy outside. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT and especially at Tag Tuesday, nice to see you around again! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Nice to see you back Chrissie. Love the card and the tag. Maybe it's a good thing it is icy so you can make some art to share with us. Ha-ha. Hope your MIL didn't miss you too much. Hugs-Erika

  3. Oh yay! How lovely to see you here. Glad to hear you are staying safe and warm rather than risking the icy roads, and even more glad since it means we get to see a couple of your festive cards. I love the colours of the first one, and your hand-painted trees are wonderful.
    Alison x

  4. It's lovely to read about Christmas with your grandparents.I grew up in a non-singing household so I am very envious!
    I hope you have a peaceful and joyous Christmas.

  5. I was surprised and thrilled to see you had posted to your challenge blog. Both of these are wonderful. What gets me is we in the States always say "merry Christmas," while you often say "Happy Christmas." It makes me smile when I see that phrase.

    I loved reading about your grandparents and seeing their faces at the end of the post. I really LOVED both your entries, and was happy to see you managed to capture the glitter of the card. Hope to see you again before Christmas, dear friend.

  6. Wonderful to see you posting Chrissie! What fabulous projects! WOW! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Happy December and Merry Christmas dear Chrissie!
    Hope you feel well!!!

  7. Just in from the mailbox and what a fabulous surprise. I wanted you to know I got your card. Haven't had a chance to open it, because I wanted you to know it was here. Thank you in advance, dear Chrissie.

  8. How ovely to have you with us Chrissie and your makes are both delightful! Such wonderful Cristmas memories too, your Nanan must have been quite a lady!

  9. Chrissie, I love the beautiful Christmas card you made and the wonderful tag.
    It was good to see a post from you here today. Thank you for joining us all over at TioT's and for sharing your lovely memories.
    Stay safe and warm on these frosty days.
    Yvonne xx

  10. So lovely to see your work Chrissy! Thanks bunches for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    I also want to wish you and all your dear ones very Merry Christmas,
    I hope mine will be merry as I'm visiting my son's family in NI this year.
    Lots of hugs from

  11. What a beautiful card and tag too!!! Happy Holidays!

  12. Dear Chrissie, your card is absolutely gorgeous.
    We miss you at blogland, good to see you now again

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Have a wonderful weekend

  13. Lovely card Chrissie and I love that you shared your memories with us too

    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


  14. Wow, you card is beautiful! I'm sure it would have been a hit with your dear grandmother! Such happy times you recall, Chrissie, so nice to hear! I hope you will have a happy Christmas, despite all the difficulties and even enjoy a bit of crafting... xx

  15. Lovely post Chrissie!
    Thank you a lot for visiting my blog and the lovely comment.
    It's great joy to hear about you and yours.
    I wish you and your lovelies the most Wonderful Christmas Time xxx

  16. Hi Chrissie, I'm so late on catching up - it's lovely to see you joining us at TioT with this lovely Christmas card. I love the tag and what lovely memories you have of your Grandmother, sounds like there's were lots of happy times in their house.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  17. Brilliant card and tag Chrissie, I remember Christmas at my Grandmas too, we didn't have much (any) money either but no-one ever noticed. I hope you have a very happy Christmas, and a happy and peaceful 2018 xx

  18. Oh Chrissie - I hope it's a case of better late than never and you can forgive my lack of visit so far! Last week was hectic but in a nice way but I am so far behind in blog visiting! Its so good to see you here and with a fabulous entry for TIOT! We weren't a musical family but our neighbours were and many an evening was spent singing around the piano! It must have been wonderful to sing along to your Grandad's playing! I love the tag made in the style you used to use!! Have a lovely Christmas, Hugs, Chrissx


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.