Saturday, 18 February 2017

Altered box and journal page

Hello Everyone and Happy Weekend. Nice to have you call in at Jumbled Crafts and thank you for your visit. No rugby this weekend so I guess it will walking and some crafting for me.

At Altered Eclectics it is their first challenge of the year and you have until February 25th to join in with anything altered.

I used one of the many boxes I save to alter and most of them have been there a very long time waiting their turn


I made this 'hold lots of things' box,

It started out as a very large Corn flake box and I cut it down to the height of a toilet roll middle. The rest of the  cardboard box has made lots of large tag shapes which will be very useful.



The outside of the box was covered with thick patterned card and it folded over part of the inside as well. Then I add a trim to the top edge to make it stronger.

Side View

The inside was fitted out with toilet roll middle and lots of small boxes so there were places to  put things in tidily and I can now find them easily

Art Journal Journey has Linda K hosting the theme '50 shades of red' and there are some amazing pages entered already.



Vic has been sorting out our garden pictures and I have chosen a photograph of our Mere Cat ornament that keeps guard at the bottom of the garden and also some of the beautiful red flowers that grow there every year.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Journal cover and Tag

Hi All from a very sunny NE UK Coast. At last we have sun and blue sky and everything looks so different after the grey and wet days of late. Thank you for joining me at Jumbled Crafts, it is always good to know you are there and supporting my efforts.

At City Crafters they have a great theme, Old Stuff, New Look


From card to Journal Cover for me.


I found a card I made October 2016, post  here

 The journal before being covered


A paper napkin background. 
What a great idea to look at old makes and recycle them it into something new.

Go Tag Thursday has the theme Wheels and Cogs this week.


Another opportunity to use my favourite stamp set. It is Punk Romance from Chocolate Baroque. A large stamp but so beautiful I think. I coloured it in paler shades for this tag. Then I cut it out and stuck it onto a tag.

If you like making tags maybe you would like to join us at the changed
 Tag Tuesday where we are starting a new venture with the theme Bookworm that I have chosen. Still 4 more days to join in so hope to see you there

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Let's get Messy and T stands for Tuesday

Hello Everyone who drops in and thank you for your visit.

We have a new challenge starting today at Try it on Tuesday  and the theme is Let's Get Messy. Lots of ideas from the wonderful team so do go and have  a look at what they made and visit their blogs and leave a comment if you have time.


I made a notepad holder and it looks innocent enough now it is finished but what a mess I made along the way.

I am sure some of you will have had some of these coasters through the post if you are in the UK. The Red Cross send them through the post to ask you to send a donation. It seems like my neighbours know me well and give me theirs to use for crafting.


First of all I covered them in metal tape them embossed them with Tim Holtz folders. Next comes the messy part as I dripped alcohol ink all over the place and just let it spread around. As you can see I put too much on and it spread to the mop up sheet as well--more of that next Tuesday.

They were then mounted on  coloured foil card. And added to a piece of folded black card that fitted the notepad and made the stand. That wasn't messy at all.

A side view when it is open
Folded up


Now it's over to you to show us your messy makes and I look forward to seeing them

Welcome To the T gang at Elizabeth's blog where today she is celebrating Valentine's day with us. Every Tuesday there is a tea party there with a drinks related post
Thank you to everyone who drops in at Jumbled Crafts


We went to Morrisons to do some shopping then  had tea and cake in their cafe.


It has just been revamped and now looks so bright and airy with a wonderful collection of coloured tea pots on the divider shelves

Happy T Day 

Love Chrissie xx






Monday, 13 February 2017

Inchie and Tags

Hi All. A wet and windy weekend for us and cold as well so I didn't go out much. I think it is maybe better to have this weather than that in Australia where it so hot this year. I hope it is alright where you are and thank you for your visit to Jumbled Crafts.

A reminder that the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday starts tomorrow so I hope you will be joining us there.

Every Inchie Monday this week has the theme Cow as we work our way through lots of animals this year



Here's another tag for Tag Tuesday where I chose the theme Bookworm. It is wonderful to see that we have more people joining in as the blog challenges had few entrants before the revival last Tuesday. I hope you will be able to join in as there is still a week to go before this theme ends and Valerie has a surprise--not sure what it is so that will be worth having a go to find out


So Wolf Granny is reading a book that Red Riding Hood got for her from the library. It is keeping granny awake at night, it so frightening. She never gets to the end of the stories where good conquers evil.

I find a lot of Fairy Stories very scary and especially when they make them into films.

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this week is Paris and Romance. I have made a second tag as it is such a great theme


A alcohol inks background with some shimmer paint. I even got out my sewing machine. One thing about cold wet days it means a lot more crafting.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx










Saturday, 11 February 2017

Music and Heart

Hi There everyone who pops in and thank you for your visit. Cold here in the NE UK so good to have something to keep me warm and your comments always do that.

I'm pleased to say that our new venture at Tag Tuesday is collecting new and old friends and a big thank you to them all. Hope you will join in if you have time.

At Moo Mania and More they have the wonderful theme of Music this time


Here is my entry and it is a digitally revamped version of something I did way back when. The wonders of Paint Shop Pro.

This is the original box I made for a challenge at a blog I used.

That's Crafty have a new challenge that is called I Heart You andnd
 Allsorts Challenge have Hearts and flowers


I cut out an 8 inch heart from layers of thick card. I stuck them together and painted them red with a gold smudged border.

The flower was made from a printout on the Canon printer site but I did it a lot smaller than the original. Vic has made me some of the larger ones to put in a vase and they are very beautiful. I stamped the background and the Love stamp that is by Chocolate Baroque.

Have a happy weekend all

Love Chrissie xx




Friday, 10 February 2017

Journal Page and Tag

It has soon got around to Friday and I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend. I will be watching rugby as usual at this time of year-only on television but it still exciting. Thank you for dropping in at Jumbled Crafts

It would be great if you could join in at the revamped Tag Tuesday where I have chosen the theme Bookworm. Our few regular entrants are going to try hard to revive the membership

At Art Journal Journey this month Linda is the host and has chosen the theme '50 Shades of Red'.

Red is so easy to work with and there really loads of different shades of red. This is a digital collage of some of red things I found in old folders on my computer.

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this week is Paris and Romance.


I made a background of chestnuts in blossom then added the Eiffel tower and a few effects. This was printed out and stuck onto a tag and I added a Kanban image I had on a sheet my daughter gave to me.


The background I made though the chestnut trees were not from a picture in Paris at all. Vic and me did go to Paris one April and the chestnuts by Notre Dame are a sight to behold, It was all very romantic for sure.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Card and Digitally sweet

Hello Everyone. I hope your day is going well and thank you for calling in and making a cold and gloomy day brighter. We even had a snow flurry this morning and more is forecast in the next few days here.

Hope you will join us at Tag Tuesday for my chosen Bookworm tag challenge

At Country View Challenges the theme was chosen by Sue and it is to make a card in 30 minutes or under. It sounded like fun so I wanted to have a go

I made a card with distressed inks and a die cut that was recycled from a card that my friend sent for my birthday-thank you Max. I used a rose stamp for around the edges and on the ink circles



I wasn't sure when the time should start and quite a bit of time was taken up choosing the inks and the stamp to use.

Now to Digitally Sweet where the project has to always be 100% digital.

The theme this time is Winter

I used some of my own winter photographs for the background, the birds and squirrel then I added some children from a picture in a book. My photographs were all taken in Sewerby Park not far from where we live. I added a bit of falling snow as well because we haven't had more than a few sprinkles so far this year.

Enjoy the rest of the day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

New Tag Tuesday

Hello Welcome to Jumbled Crafts. Thank you for your visit today and all the other days that you call in and leave comments to make my day

A special day today as we announce the revamp of Tag Tuesday with a new format where you can just join in the challenges instead of being on a members waiting list you just add a link to your entry with the Inlinkz tool. Also you will have 2 weeks to make tags for the challenges so plenty of time to think what you would like to do.

Valerie is leading the venture and has invited our regular contributors to host a theme in the coming challenges. She is also giving a prize this time to a lucky winner.

I was honoured to be chosen to think of the first theme and I have chosen Bookworm.

The Google meaning says---

bookworm
ˈbʊkwəːm/Submit
noun
1.
informal
a person who enjoys reading.
2.
(especially formerly) the larva of a wood-boring beetle which feeds on the paper and glue in books.

Whatever that means you can make a tag with what you think Bookworm means to you.




The first tag I made also doubles up as bookmark

Here it is in the book I am reading at the moment

This is the book template I made if you would like to try one yourself




My second tag is a digital one and the background is a picture by the wonderful Cicely Mary Barker. I am sure you will have seen her work before as it is on many children's books of the past. She was born in 1895 and I can recall getting stamps when we attended Sunday School. Some of them were her religious artwork and usual had children on them somewhere. Most of her work has fairies and children/fairies.

Now it's your turn and I hope you will join us.

Also a reminder that there is still almost a week to join us at Try it on Tuesday with your Hearts and Flowers projects.

Love Chrissie xx





Monday, 6 February 2017

T is for Train

Hi All. Second post for me today as I want to get a post in for T day Day. Welcome to everyone who pops in at Jumbled Crafts and a special welcome to the T gang

Elizabeth is hosting T Day as she does every Tuesday and this week my drink was on a train. The day was damp and dark but we decided to have a stroll around the houses and ended up on the train to Scarborough instead. It was foggy and we couldn't see much of scenery along the way but we did enjoy the change of shops and the excitement of an unexpected journey.




 On the train our drink was a bottle of Iron Brew and a very healthy Chocolate Cornflake nest with miniature Smarties on top.

I am still a learner with my new camera but it is good to learn something new


Our lifeboat crew were doing a bit of training on the beach.


It was difficult to know what they were doing as they have a perfectly good trailer to take the boat up and down from it's boathouse to the water's edge. 
They were practicing the same technique that was used to build the pyramids. They kept moving curved shapes up to the boat and in front of it a few feet and then the tractor pulled the boat a few yards each time across the shapes--like the logs and men of old.. Maybe it was a keep fit exercise.  The trailer was just out of shot when I took this pic by the time we got to the end of the prom the boat was on the trailer about the same place as I took this pic--I think the men must have got too tired. How must the men have felt that built the pyramids?

Happy T Day All

Love Chrissie xx

Journal Page and Inchie

Hello Everyone. I hope you enjoyed the weekend. I have been watching sport a lot of the time as the Six Nations Rugby started on Saturday. I look forward to this every year and it is usually worth the wait with great matches being played. Thank you for joining me at Jumbled Crafts

At Art Journal Journey this month Linda is the host and has chosen the theme '50 Shades of Red.

I'm all yours in Buttons and Bows

The title is from the Film Annie Get Your Gun, as you can see by the picture, with Betty Hutton in her wonderful red outfit. This film came out in 1950 and that is when I first saw it. I now have it on DVD so can watch it whenever I like. I painted the background red and added some red glitter then looked for red buttons and bows to finish it off.

Every Inchie Monday this time has Pig as the animal of the week

Here is my snooty pig and I really enjoy making this inche-well I always enjoy making all the inchies to be honest.


Remember to pop in on Tuesday for the new format at Tag Tuesday and I do hope you will join in and help us make it a success


Love Chrissie xx