Friday, 2 December 2016

Journal Page

Hello Everyone and welcome to Jumbled Crafts. Always nice to have you call in, thank you.

I love the beginning of the month and all the new challenges on my favourite challenge blogs.

Art Journal Journey is certainly one of my favourites and their challenge for December was chosen by dear Valerie and her theme this time is Light and Darkness

Before I show my first page for this I would like to show you a collage of my  pages for AJJ last month

It was a fun month as the theme said no leaves, no faces and no wings and I seem to have included those on a lot of my work without even realising that I had. I did put that right though and had fun doing it.


This is definitely mixed media as I used as my background a picture I painted in 2004. I changed a photograph of the painting in Paint Shop Pro for this challenge by adding various effects

Original painting-looks like a glass lighthouse?

Have a great day all

Love Chrissie xx



Tuesday, 29 November 2016

T Stands for Cats, crafting and Coffee

Hi All.

Tuesday Again so time to welcome the T for Tuesday gang to join me in a drink related post for Altered Book Lover, Elizabeth

Also a reminder that there is still a week to join us at Try it on Tuesday for our Layers Challenge

I have noticed on my blog travels that many crafters have a cat or cats and I know first hand about that.  My daughter, Linda, has 3 cats and crafts as many hours as she has free in her busy life. How anyone crafts with cats is beyond me as when I go to visit Linda the cats are into everything. If I get out some knitting they have the wool in tangles and keep playing with the needles until the stitches all come off. If I choose some material to do a bit of patchwork it is the very piece that one or more of them decides to curl up and fall asleep-purring happily and loudly I might add. Paper crafting is no better they leave their mark on everything and one even chewed the edge of a card I had left to dry in the windowsill. They are so cute and I have to forgive them.

So I made this yesterday-a cat coaster for my coffee mug.

I drew around my mug on part of a plastic milk bottle to make the inside of the coaster

This was stuck onto one side of the body and the two body pieces sewn together.
Then the head and all the bits were sewn on to the body

There are lots of designs online if you type in 'felt coffee coaster' but mine is a mixture of a few.

Happy T Day Everyone


Willow and Oscar 'pretending' to be fast asleep.

Love Chrissie and the quilting cats xx


Monday, 28 November 2016

Card and Inchie

Hi All and Happy New week to you. Thank you for your visit today and the lovely comments that I always receive.

A few days left at the Mixed Media Challenge so I thought I would join in as they have a colour challenge this time and I love doing those



First of all I made a page of coloured squares from their photograph then I overlaid the scene on the coloured square to give them some texture


I cut out the squares and die cut heart shapes to make the design. Some of the squares were left over so I used those as a background.

At Every Inchie Monday this week we have Question as the challenge

 Not very original-sorry.

OK Why is a raven like a writing desk? Many have tried to answer that one and failed.

Have a great day and a lovely week ahead

Chrissie xx






Saturday, 26 November 2016

Journal Pages

Hi All from a beautiful sunny day here in the UK. It is frosty as well but nice to see the blue sky and sun for a change. Thank you for your visit today always good to have you call in.

At Always Use Rubber this time the theme is Things with Wings

I made a journal page with a painted background and  a set of stamps I haven't used for a very long time. It is the Chocolate Baroque set called Punky Romance. The stamps are mostly quite large so this is an A4 page. I am not usually a stamper though I do have lots of stamps and this challenge blog has helped me to revisit stamping.



At Art Journal Journey this month Susi is the host. We are asked to make a collage with no faces, no leaves and no wings.

It was nice to use wings again on my first page for today But Susi has made us think and it is always great to do that.



Hope you enjoy your weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Journal Page and Tag

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


At Art Journal Journey this month Susi is the host. We are asked to make a collage with no faces, no leaves and no wings.




I adapted a picture that I painted digitally way back in 2005.
 Everywhere we look now seems to have windmills sprouting up and our coast is set to have thousands more before too long. Years ago when the first ones were erected I quite liked them as they seemed to have beauty with their slender shape and elegant movement.. Now I am not so keen as I see lots of dead birds, especially the darling puffins, and fewer insects in our garden as well. Who knows if the windmills are to blame for that but it is what I think now when I see another new windmill farm being built.

My original painting

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this week is Sport


A bit of mix media for me with a T Shirt template filled with a golfing green and and an added golf bag. This was printed out and then I used white pen to highlight parts of it and draw a golf ball.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

New Try it on Tuesday Challenge

Hi All. Nice to have you drop by today and thank you as always for your welcome visit.

Today is the start of another new challenge at Try it on Tuesday so I hope you will join us there for a 'Layer it Up Challenge'. First thing to do is to visit TIOT to see what the rest of the team have made and also to check on our rules to be sure you are following them.

I made a large Christmas card. I always find layers difficult and admire anyone who does this style with ease.

I think there are about 10 layers here. The papers my daughter gave to me from a pack she had bought but I don't know the name. The frame I made and the fancy leaf die cut is by Joy. The bird die cut and the cage was in a swap with a friend last year. The poinsettas I printed out in Paint Shop Pro and then painted them with Siegal Lech that makes paper like plastic. All of the layers were arranged onto Red Card.

Can't wait to see what you make and I hope you call at TIOT  next Tuesday as well to see who was chosen as our Top 5 from the last Challenge

Love Chrissie xx

T stands for Tuesday

Hi All.  Wet,wet,wet here the last few days so not the weather for walking along the sea front but we did just that yesterday. This meant we were cold and wet so decided to pop into Wetherspoons for coffee, bread and marmalade.  Always a great place to people watch and such a variety of people as well.

I thought I would show what we had at 'T is for Tuesday' at Altered Book Lover where Elizabeth invites everyone to join her on Tuesday for a drinks related venture.

I forgot to take a photograph but this a pic I made up using the Wetherspoon menu. It was all very welcome and warming.

My Christmas Cactus is looking really lovely and full of buds. One of the flowers has decided to take off on its own while the others are keeping closed.



Hope you visit later to see what the new challenge is at Try it on Tuesday

Thank you for your visit

Love Chrissie xx






Monday, 21 November 2016

Inchie and Digital Project

Hi All and welcome to a new week at Jumbled Crafts. Always great to have you visit so thank you for calling in.

At Every Inchie Monday the theme is Lighting and also the new list for 2017 is already shown in an earlier post so hope more of you will come and join the Inchiers next year.


Silly me thought the theme was lightening and I drew that--quickly changed this digitally so I guess when I do all my inchies together for the year I will have to make a new one.

At Dragon's Lair this time they have a photo inspiration picture and still until the end of the month to join in




I did a digital take this time as you can use any medium you like.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


Friday, 18 November 2016

Journal Page and Tag

Hello Everyone from a very cold NE UK coast. Thank you for your comments and for the sympathy ones about my broken glasses. I am pleased to say they are now repaired and Vic went to pick them up for me. Good to be able to see well again for sure.


At Art Journal Journey this month Susi is the host. We are asked to make a collage with no faces, no leaves and no wings.



I used chalk for the background then highlighted the strips with a felt tip pen. All the fashion pieces were cut from different pages of a magazine and look like the sort of thing I would like to wear especially if they only cost the sale price :)

I will add this to the challenge at Moo Mania and More  as well where the theme is stripes this time.

At Go Tag Thursday this week we are asked for a tag with texture


I started out with corrugated card then added a stencil with texture paste. The stencil is from Stampendous. Then I made a Suffolk Puff in Christmas material and added jewels and two bought embellishments. I think I may use this on a Christmas Card

Have a wonderful day

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Journal Page and Card

Hello Everyone. I hope your day is going well and thank you for calling in to see what I have made. I am struggling a bit at the moment as I am having to wear my sunglasses. I lost one of my normal pair of glasses the last time we went away and now the other pair have gone to be repaired as one of the glass bits keeps falling out. I tried some reading glasses but I am so used to varifocals so that didn't work.

At Art Journal Journey this month Susi is the host. We are asked to make a collage with no faces, no leaves and no wings.


I just made a digital page--not this one-I made one that I had fun with. Blow me 20 leaves had sneaked in and also a face when I came to look at it in my post preview. There was even a face on this one but I covered it up. Where do they come from I wonder?


Moo Mania and More have started a new challenge and the theme is stripes. You can make anything and you don't even have to include a Moo.


I made a Christmas card from bits and bobs in my scraps box. Not easy to take a photograph with the sun shining so brightly on the silver card. I used a white card blank and added strips of patterned card that were cut from making other cards. The picture is one of a set my daughter gave me when she brought all her craft stuff for me to share or use.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx