Thursday, 29 November 2018

Winter Wonderland at TIOT

Hello Everyone

Hope you are having a good week. Cold and wet here most days but always good to fit some crafting in to brighten a dull day.

At Try It On Tuesday this next 2 weeks the theme is Winter Wonderland.

I'd also like to enter this at Moo Mania and More where their theme this time is Trees.

This is an animated digi collage. I used one of our photographs as the background and various free images found on Google.

I started out with a picture of me and Santa taken in 2010 and another pic taken on the same day. We set off from home in light snow and walked all the way along the cliff top to Sewerby Park. By that time it was a white out and the snow was quite thick. Poor Santa has landed with his reindeer to give children presents but none turned up by then even though lots of tickets has been sold. We hadn't even known he was going to be there so it was lovely to get a warm hug from him.

It might be nice to see some bright snow but none forecast so far this year.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 26 November 2018

Happy T Day

Hello Everyone and especially the T Day Ladies

I hope your week has started well and that it is going to be a good one for you.

Almost Tuesday again so it is time to join Elizabeth and friends with a drinks related post. I forgot all about it last week-sorry everyone.

Not been very nice weather so far this week but it is always great to go for a coffee overlooking the sea at our Leisure Complex. It was demolished and rebuilt a few years ago and is now an amazing place with three swimming pools/acivity pools, spaces that caters for allsorts of sports as well as whole floors for gym workouts and dancing classes. The downside is that the price to be a member is way out of our range with no special offers as the old place had. It is booking only for the activities and nearly always full so they won't miss us.

The amusement park closed for the winter

A view of Flamborough Cliff with the lighthouse at the end

The best bit for us now is a beautiful place to have a snack and a drink overlooking the bay with all that it has to offer. Vic forgot to get a plate for his prepacked sandwich and he does love chilli crisps so one very happy hubby. 

Last year I thought my Christmas Cactus had reached the end of its days as it looked so sad by Spring. (I bought it many years ago as a small plant in a small plastic plant pot). We decided to put it among some of the other pots of plants outside and it began to look a lot better. They do say that these type of cactii shouldn't be moved from the same place but we brought it back in again about a month ago and it look at it now!

So pleased to have ignored the experts and let it mingle with 'friends' for the summer

Happy T Day to all who call in at Jumbled Crafts

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Tag Tuesday

Happy Weekend Everyone

Here I am with another tag for the Tag Tuesday challenge. Joan chose the theme this time and there is a great grid for the Tic Tac Toe.

For this tag I have chosen the middle line across with patterned paper, brads and an image.

I did go a bit 'brad mad' and even used one to fasten on the gold paper tie

Other brads were used to fasten on the image and the centre of the flower is a brad.

Hope your day goes well. I am going to get my haircut or put back into some sort of shape.

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Tic Tac Toe at Tag Tuesday

Hello Everyone who drops by

Dark and wet weather here this week and I haven't been feeling too well so could do with some sunshine if anyone has any to spare.

At Tag Tuesday they have a Tic Tac Toe grid this time with lots of very interesting combinations to choose from. The theme was chosen by Joan and she made two great tags to inspire us all.

I chose the line on the right with reused item, image and lace or ribbon but will cetainly be trying another one for sure.

The background is embossed card lightly smeared with a black ink pad

My used item is an ATC card from way back when-I am not sure who sent it to me as the back isn't on it any more.

The image and quote I cut from leaflets that came through the door to advertise something or other

Lots of ribbon added here and there. I think the dog looks cute with his ribbon collar.

Thanks for the Challenge Tag Tuesday

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Combined Challenge Entry

Happy Weekend Everyone

A very dull day so far here but sun is forecast for later so I am looking forward to that. Hope it is ok where you are.

I have made one journal page for two challenges.

The theme at Try it on Tuesday this time is Friends and Family and at Moo Mania and More they have a Tic Tac Toe Grid. Plenty of time still to join in both challenges

A great combination of things to use I think.

 I chose the row I have highlighted in pink. My bits and bobs box was just waiting for this sort of row as I have lots of  small pieces of designer paper and also many die cuts in there. Even the circles were in the box.

The background is covered with some of the papers and then I doodled and stamped here and there. I really enjoyed making this page. Thank you to both Blogs for the challenges.

Have a Great Day

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 12 November 2018

Poppies and Simple drink for T day

Hello Friends

Such awful fires in the US. I hope all of my US blog friends there are safe and the fires die down soon. Thinking of all those who have died in the fires.

At Tag Tuesday the theme this time is Poppies and was chosen by Wendy I have made a digital tag with California poppies on it and a map of the areas that are prone to Wildfires. Still another week to join in this theme so hope to see your poppy tags.

It is T day once again and anyone can join in with Elizabeth as she invites us every Tuesday to share a drink related post with all the other wonderful ladies that join her there.

On one of the sunny days, this last week, I wanted to challenge myself and walk all the way from home to Sewerby Park. It is a walk we used to do often until my knee became too painful for such a hike. The walk is almost flat and all the way along the seafront and the clifftop. We could stop anywhere and come back home so I had everything to gain and nothing to lose really as the return trip would be by bus.

There are animals in the large pens as you enter the Park from the cliff top

 Then lots of wonderful trees

Next is the walled garden with amazing plants in different sections

This is one of the greenhouses in the walled garden. The garden is a special project run by, mostly volunteers, and it helps special needs people to learn about plants and to grow them then sell them to the public. We get lots of wonderful plants from here. It was decorated with crocheted poppies for Rembrance Day

At the side of the greenhouse are some seats in a very sheltered and sunny place. Here is where we chose to have our drink, from flasks, and home made flapjack


It was such a surprise when someone entered the greenhouse and waved to us as it was friends who had had the same idea as us on the day. We all sat in the sun together for a chat. They had come by car and wanted to get back home but we still wanted to drink in more of the wonderful park.

Have a great T Day

Love Chrissie xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Poppies at TT

Hi All

I hope your week is going well.

Dark and dull here today with rain forecast for later so it looks like a good day to do some crafting.

At Tag Tuesday this time the theme is Poppies and was chosen by Wendy and her poppies post is here. The themes for the challenges at Tag Tuesday are always really good  and there is plenty of time to join in.

I am sure anyone of my age has a tale about World War 2 or even World War 1. Making the tag reminded me of my dad. It was said that he was never the same person when he came back from his awful experiences in France. I was born whilst he was there so never knew the man before. He was only a lad really, in his very early 20s when he went after marrying my mum just before that. I was born 10 months later.

I found this free to use colouring page on Google and coloured it digitally with lots of effects. Then it was printed out 4 times so I could do decoupage on the poppies and tin helmet

The background tag is covered in alluminium tape and run through the Cuttlebug with a TH Alterations folder. I rubbed this with black ink and worked it into the raised bits. I haven't done any decoupage for ages so it was a nice change.

Hope you have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 5 November 2018

T Day with Elizabeth and Friends

Hello Friends and thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts

I am joining in again with Elizabeth for her get together on T Day. She hosts this every Tuesday and you welcome to join in if you include a post that contains a drink so hope to see you there

I bought a new mug this week from a charity shop and it was only 50p. It makes me smile every time I use it so I am so happy that I bought it.

This is the mug filled with decaff coffee and my breakfast with brown toast and cheese followed by fruit-not the whole lot just one piece

Last week in my T Day post I was making decorations from felt and a box of beads 

 It was very time consuming trying to find the beads and sequins whilst they were all muddled up in the same box. This week I spent a couple of hours on two days sorting them all out into categories.

I did this one spoonful at a time and it wasn't too difficult that way

 Now they all fit on top of one another and I can use them much easier. Lots of pieces cut out and ready to decorate. It was therapeutic as well to just sit and listen to music and sort beads

Have a very Happy T Day

Love Chrissie xx

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Digital Pages

Hi All

Hope your weekend has gone well. It has ben very cold here but we had a brisk walk this morning to blow away the cobwebs.

Try it on Tuesday have the theme Thankful this time and there is still lots of time to join in.

I found a free to use colouring page online and coloured it digitally. The background is a photograph taken by Valerie.

At Art Journal Journey the theme this time is Vintage or Modern. This was chosen by Erika and the challenge runs for the whole of November

I did a double spread for my digital scrapbook and one page is the wedding of my granfather and grandmother during World War 1 and the second page is my daughter's wedding in 2011

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 2 November 2018

Second on the 2nd

Hi All

Lovely sunny morning here. We seem to have one day awful and the next really nice.

It is a long time since I joined in with Elizabeth with the second on the second where you can repost anything you like from your past blog posts

This is a project I did in March 2013 details of how the bag was made are here

I find that it is more relevant now with all the talk of plastic pollution and what it is doing to wild life and to us as well.

Every week we get two or three charity bags pushed through the door and if I have anything to put in them I do just that, and if I haven't I put the bag in the sleeve on my doorsteap in the hope they will collect it and reuse it. This doesn't happen very often so I have a huge collection of plastic bags.

So here I am with 'Operation use up plastic bags.'

I have decided to make more of the bags similar to the one in the first picture and they should last for years and years. I gave the black and white one to a blog friend and she loved it.

Hope anyone who can knit will have a go at making one or maybe more.

Love Chrissie xx