Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Tuesday Steampunk

Hello Everyone

Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts. We have just been for an early morning walk and got very wet on the way back as the sunshine turned to a heavy April shower. I decided to make a tag when we got back home as Tag Tuesday has the theme Steampunk/Mecanical and it is one of my favourite themes. Great samples made by Sandie as inspiration for her chosen themes.

This is my sort of dream hat as I would love to be able to go to Whitby and wear one like it. So many people are dressed up in this sort of thing when we visit there but Vic doesn't seem too keen on me wearing one. Maybe I will just fasten this tag onto my front--:)

I cut out a hat shape in black and just added old pieces of watches, some lace, a flower and a magpie feather I found yesterday on our garden. The skull and cross bones ribbon just finished the whole thing off for me.

I have an idea for another tag for the theme but that will take longer I reckon.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Tag Tuesday and Try it on Tuesday

Hi All

Hope your week has gone well and you will enjoy the weekend. It is so good to see and feel the sun again after so many dull, wet and dark days.

Still a time to join in the challenge at Tag Tuesday where the theme this time is Black, White and a spot of colour. You could win a prize from Valerie if you name is chosen in the draw.

 I have used pieces of left over card for this tag. I tend to keep a pile of bits and bobs to try things out or mop up spills. They often turn to arty pieces all on their own.

Try it on Tuesday has the theme Nature's Beauty and this means such a wide variety of things to choose from

 I collected some very large, winter helibore leaves from our garden. I usual dig leaves into the garden as compost but these leaves have really sharp spikes and can be dangerous if you are weeeding or trying to plant something in the ground. The biggest one in the picture is 7inches by 3inches. It was very difficult to show how shiny and bright they look after painting even in the sunshine.

I tried them on a black background but it still doesn't show the shine

 Leaves before being painted

With a coat of light pink emulsion paint the leaves look like leather. I used odds and ends of emulsion paint( I buy the tester pots,) then some Dylusions ink sprays and the luxury AZTEC Metallics craft paint.

I would like to enter this at Country View Challenges as well  where the theme is Pimp it Up

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Try it on Tuesday and Tag Tuesday

Hi All

Hope you week is going well. Still no sign of Spring for us and the last few days it has been even gloomier with lots of fog and cold winds.  Next week is supposed to be sunny and warm so I can't wait for that. MIL 's birthday today so we have baked a birthday cake and filled a bag with goodies to take for her to make the day special, hopefully. For anyone who wonders how she doing these days--no change really but still muddling along with the help of carers and us.

At Try it on Tuesday there is still lots of time to join in their ' Recycle Something Challenge'. I sorted through my collection of used boxes and changed one of those.

 This box was from last Christmas

This is the box after a make over. I used an old paper napkin and some flowers my daughter brought for me.

A great place for bits and bobs


Tag Tuesday have Black, White and a Pop of colour. This was chosen by dear Valerie and she is even having a prize draw for one lucky person who enters a tag.

I started out with a white tag made from a recycled birthday card

The black and white background is woven with white strips through a black piece of card. I have lots of sheets of words I downloaded years ago so added some of them to the tag-'Craft' is stamped. The centre shape and the stars are made from punches.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 6 April 2018


Hello Everyone

Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts and I hope you like what I have posted today. Nice sunny day here again so maybe Spring has arrived at last.

Try it on Tuesday would like us to recycle something for the next two weeks and Art Journal Journey ask for Recycle/ Collage so I am entering this project at both of them. The theme at AJJ was chosen by Alison and you have the whole of April to join in there.

Everything on the collage is recycled as I started out with a large box and took it apart to use for projects. The background of my collage is part of the box and everything stuck onto it has been recycled from old projects or rescued from the waste paper box. The stamps were sent to me a long time ago by Valerie and I have used them on lots of projects over the years.

Thought you might like to see something I thought was amazing

 A box arrived and inside was this--wonder what it is? It said to remove first layer of packaging then carefully pierce the second layer

It was like something emerging from a cocoon as this double mattress emerged from the package. It said to leave it for a few hours to swell up and it was ready to sleep on that night. Very comfortable it is as well. No metal springs just hundreds of strong foam ones and lots of other layers just like a normal mattress. 
 What a great idea for people with houses as small as ours where a full size mattress is very difficult to get into a room.

Yesterday this happened again but in a smaller way. The postman posted what I thought was a letter but inside was a ball of wool I had ordered that had been vacuum packed so the postage was only just over £1 as it came through the letter box easily.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

2nd on the 2nd

Hi All from a very wet and dreary NE UK coast.

I was just catching up on a bit of commenting and saw Elizabeth's 2nd on the second. I haven't joined in many things at all for quite sometime but I know how special Earth Day/Month and recycling are to Elizabeth so I thought I would repost something I made last year for her bEARTHday celebrations. I didn't send her the piece because I thought it was something she could make so easily herself. The original post is here

 Made from--Old coffee tin, piece of left over border, something that smells nice and faded tissue paper that I had kept for packing delicate objects.

Have a happy Earth Day/Month all and happy recycling. Also a Happy T Day to all the people who join in there with Elizabeth. I will be back soon to join you I hope.

Love Chrissie xx