Monday, 31 December 2018

Happy New Year and T Day

Hello Everyone

I hope you all enjoyed the festive season. We had a wonderful time staying with daughter Linda and SIL Graham. with lots of fun and good food.

Elizabeth and Bluebeard are our hosts with a drinks related post every Tuesday so do join in with the wonderful T Ladies as all are welcome.

This was our Christmas meal that Linda and Graham prepared for us. A traditional mix of turkey and all that goes with it. The drinks were wine for L and G and a very tasty, special tonic water for Vic and Me as we don't drink alcohol. We had Christmas Pudding and a tasty' brandy flavoured sauce as well. The crackers had allsorts inside but all had a quiz and a charade word to act out. We had fun with those after the meal. 

It is my birthday today(Jan 1st) so friends and neighbours will be calling in with greetings as that is what usually happens.

I wish you a very peaceful, healthy and happy 2019

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Santa at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone

I expect by now most of you are very busy preparing for the holiday season. This will be my last post until the New Year as I will be visiting my daughter until then. I will have my phone to use when I have time but haven't worked out how to posts on that. I hope you have a peaceful and happy time.

I made this from a post I did way back in 2011 it is about the hand made flowers if you want to read it here

At Try it on Tuesday they have the theme 'Guess who is coming-it's Santa'. Every entry has to have Santa on it somewhere but you can make whatever you like in any style.

I drew the Santa a long time ago and scanned it to use on projects. The topper was made digitally and mounted on shiny red card and a blank black card. Not sure where the label came from but the stars were punched out by Vic to add a bit of sparkle.

Not sure if I will be online before next Year but I will be thinking of  you all if not.

Have a Great Time

Love Chrissie xx

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Tag Tuesday Hearth and Home

Hello Everyone who drops in at Jumbled Crafts

This will be my last tag for Tag Tuesday until the New Year and you have all of December to join in with Wilma's Hearth and Home theme.

The image is part of one from a Lily of the Valley topper given to me by my daughter along with many others. Not sure who the backing paper is made by but it does come from a way back when set . Vic did me lots of shapes a while ago as my wrist aren't strong enough to use the punches now. I have a bag of stars all different colours. Just wish my printing was better!

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Happy T Day

Hi All

As always on Tuesdays, Elizabeth and Bluebeard. are hosting T Day where they invite everyone to join in with a drinks related post.

I have been sorting out some old photographs and found this one of me almost 30 years ago. I used to do 1000 piece jigsaws and cover them in sticky backed plastic to use as table centres, I did several table settings with different jigsaws and Vic took photographs. I sent the photographs to a magazine and they published them and I got paid a small amount. I can't believe how different I look or that the beautiful Crown Derby tea service was dropped by me when it was packed away ready to move house, all the pieces were broken. My grandfather won it as a prize at a fishing competition.

This will be my last T Day post until the New Year as I am going to stay with my daughter in Cumbria for the holiday season.

Have a great time

Love Chrissie xx

Sunday, 9 December 2018

AJJ Seasons and Santa

Hello Everyone

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Beautiful sunny day here.

At Art Journal Journey the theme this month is My Favourite Season or Tis the Season. These were chosen by Elizabeth. This is my second entry for the challenge.

This was made from magazine cuttings and a Lily of the Valley topper.

My daughter gave me this pack and many others so I could make cards for Cat Protection to sell.

The page is based on the song by William Shakespeare called A Lover and his Lass from As You Like It. 

On Tuesday night Santa came to visit where we live with some of his elves collecting money to buy treats for the poorer member of our town. They come every year and it is such a jolly half hour with loud music and people out on the roadway singing along.  There are sweets for all who would like them. Not something people do at any other time of year though we are all friendly.

Have a wonderful day

Love Chrissie xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Hearth and Home

Hi All

Such a wet and cold day here today I am going to spend it crafting. Plenty of knitting, sewing and crocheting projects on the go as well as wonderful blog challenges to enter.

At Tag Tuesday for the next 2 weeks Wilma has chosen the theme Hearth and Home. Always something new to think about on TT

I have done a digi tag for my first entry this time and made a bit of play on the themes

I have noticed that when we go to see my daughter and son-in-law and their three cats, there is always a cat or two between us and any heat source.

Here are Felix and Willow in their radiator sheepwool hammocks. The hammocks click onto the radiators. Willows's twin, Oscar, would rather find a warn lap to curl up on as he doesn't like the hammocks.

Hope your week is going well

Thank you for calling in

Love Chrissie xx

Monday, 3 December 2018

AJJ and T Day

Hi All

Here we are already into December and Christmas is just around the corner.

At Art Journal Journey this month Elizabeth has chosen 2 themes, My Favorite Season or 'Tis the Season'

For my first entry for this theme I have made a page for my digital journal. I started out with a digi image from Dearie Dolls and used a photograph of my face with a hat and beard. The other images were found free to use on Google and I have had them in a folder for a long time. The frame was also found on Google.

Elizabeth is also hosting T Day where you can post a drinks related post every Tuesday and become one of the T Gang, they are such a lovely group of ladies.

My very, happy dog mug got chipped and isn't any use for drinking out of now. I went to the charity shop and got another 50p mug and it is so good to drink out of, also easy to hold as well. Still making flap jack and it is all gathering on my hips unfortunately. We need something to cheer up on the dull wet days of late so that is my excuse.

Vic had some pieces of wood in the shed so he made a frame and we went to collect lots of leaves and cones and bits and bobs to make a bug house for the garden.

We got the idea from a park in Lytham when we went this year. Ours is only small at the side of this one.

Have a great T Day

Love to all who drop by 

Chrissie xx

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Ginger update

Hello Everyone

 It is time to show a past project with Elizabeth's second on the 2nd. 

I posted this on the 2nd of October this year

I thought you might like to try this. A few weeks ago I was cleaning out the veg tray in the fridge and found a piece of wrinkled old ginger with the skin still on it. It was in the recycling box and Vic took it out and planted it in a large pot. Then it joined lots of other things that are growing from cuttings and stray seeds we found. Yesterday he brought it inside to show me what had happened. It is up to my chin and looks like it may be a 'Jack and the Bean Stalk' before too long. There are three more shoots coming from the bottom as well. It needs heat now the weather has turned cooler so it has a place at the side of the fire. You can grow plants from many of the peelings, seeds and old veg that you throw away.

This is the plant today. It is now above 6 feet tall and has 5 shoots in the pot and all from the same piece of old ginger. I love the way it casts shadows on the white wall when we turn on a light.

Have a great day and thank you Elizabeth for the great idea of reposting something on the 2nd every month.

Love Chrissie xx