Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Try it on Tuesday and Tag Tuesday

Hello Everyone

Hope you are all well and ready for the festive season.

I am not used to doing challenges now as time seems to run out too quickly these days. At the moment the roads and pavements are too icy for me to venture out to see MIL so I decided to get out my crafty things and make an entry for my two favourite challenge blogs.

At Try it on Tuesday the theme this time is Twinkle Twinkle

 I made a card with a beautiful Lily of the Valley image as the centre piece and a cut out of a Christmas Tree I covered in glitter. Sorry I don't know who makes this die as I had the die sent to me by a friend. I stamped the sentiment-4 goes at that :(

Tag Tuesday have Christmas Memories as their theme and it was chosen by Joan. What a wonderful theme to choose and it brought instant memories of my grandmother to mind when I saw it. I could write a whole book about what she brought to all of our family at Christmas time. She was Irish and should have lived in a very large mansion but had moved to a as 2 up 2 down terraced house and it was overflowing with people, food, drink and music on Christmas Eve. The food and drink were all home made and she used butter to make the pastry and her alcoholic drinks were  knockout. My grandad, who was very English, played the smaller piano for as long as anyone wanted to sing and we all did want to sing until we lost our voices. At the old house there was grand piano.

Hand made cards always had pride of place and the ones made by us grandchildren she kept for years. I tried to recreated, for this tag, the sort of thing I would have made way back in my childhood.



The background of the tag is oil pastels and acrylic white paint. I found some stick on stars and a sentiment.

We all called my grandmother Nannan and my children called her Big Nannan though she wasn't very big at all.

Thank you for such a happy start to the day Joan and Tag Tuesday

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Thank you Both


Friday, 24 November 2017

New Blog

Hi All

I hope you are all well and happy.

I have added banner with a link to my new blog for those who want to know what I am doing these days. It does not require you to comment or follow for now as I still haven't time to visit or comment on your blogs as often as I would like. MIL in hospital again and we have to visit often to help with her recuperation. No improvement so far!

Love as always Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

It's Halloween at Try it on Tues

I have been having a blog break with scheduled posts and this is the last of them
Unfortunately my life has changed a lot since I started blogging and time is scarce. I am not doing this sort of crafting at all now and have even given most of my craft things away to a charity group. Knitting and crocheting have taken over as that I can take with me when I am MIL sitting or anywhere else. My daughter is my inspiration and has provided me with wool and ideas for years to come.

This will be my last post as a DT at TIOT and I would like to thank all the wonderful team for having me there. Try it on Tuesday was one of the first blogs I ever joined in a challenge and I have always felt a part of it since then. The reward of being chosen as one of the TOP 5 and the chance to be chosen as a guest designer and maybe even as a team member is something very special I think.

Start of a new challenge today at Try it on Tuesday and the theme is 'It's Halloween at Try it on Tuesday'. Think Halloween and make something with that in mind. The wonderful team have shown inspiring ideas so I hope you will visit TIOT and also their blogs as well to see how they made the projects.

Here is my scary cube lit up by a battery operated candlelight. The string of owls are lit up by battery as well though they were bought.





These are the panels I made for the sides and I printed them out. Then cut them out leaving some at the sides edges to stick the pieces together to make a cube

 Just stick the box sides together then turn over the pieces at the top that fit over and under each other. This all fits over the electric candlelight. Mine is only small but you could make one any size you like. 

Hope you join us in the challenge

Also hope you will join in at Tag Tuesday where the theme is All Creatures Great and Small chosen by the wonderful Wilma

 Backing paper from an old magazine and seagull feathers from our garden


The cat was made up from an old fashioned doll dressing sheet

The owl and the pussycat springs to mind.


Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

All Creatures Great and Small at Tag Tuesday

Hello Everyone and thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts

This will be my last DT post for Tag Tuesday and I would like to thank Valerie and the team for inviting me to help the revamp of this long running blog. It has been such a success with great entries from lots of people. Keep up the good work everyone.

A new challenge starts today at Tag Tuesday and team member Wilma has chosen the theme 'All Creatures Great and Small'. I am sure you will have lots of ideas for this challenge.



A patterned card for the background and a beautiful picture mounted on two different pieces of card with an elephant charm
This is a digital tag with some of my favourite creatures the butterflies though this year I haven't seen many at all.

Still another week to join us at Try It On Tuesday for the Time/ Clocks challenge


I have added another revisited project from way back when-the corners all take off to be used as page markers in a book you can find the original post here in 2012

Have a great day everyone

Love Chrissie xx