Monday, 26 June 2017

Inchies and photographs

Happy New Week and thank you for joining me at Jumbled Crafts.

I am still playing catch-up after being away and I missed last week's 
 inchie so will post it now and apologise to my fellow inchiers for not commenting on their inchies last week.

This week at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Lion and last week it was Tiger


 Both are images found on children's colouring sites and I gave them my own twist. The very Daniel Craig like lion and the poor cockeyed tiger. There must be a story in that somewhere.

While we were visiting daughter Linda and her husband Graham we went to Muncaster Castle as it isn't very far from where they live. It has always been a favourite place for me and for Vic and we went often when we lived in the Lake District. I am pleased to say it is even better now than it was then and well worth a visit. Here are a few of a few of the photographs that Vic took with his phone on the day.



There is an owl centre there and the birds fly freely every day and also there are two flying shows each day--one for the smaller birds and one in a very large meadow. The birds can go as far as they like for as long as they like but most come back quite quickly and just love flying just above the crowd to the various perches.

 There is a long terrace to walk along with lots of interesting views and plants along the way
One of the views from the terrace where you can see the fells
Scafell Pike is on the left in the distance-I have climbed that a few times in the past.

A Japanese water garden all very natural and nothing like the ones in many stately homes. All of the places are used by the family who live in the castle and farm the countryside around there.
 One of the larger birds

It was amazing to watch the birds flying and seeing the different styles of flight.
Linda and me roaming
Some carved owls. There were many carvings on the old, dangerous, chopped down trees


Graham is a keen photographer and likes to get close-ups

It was very hot and Linda found some shade in this large plant.


I took this one


and this one of Linda in the fairy glen


Linda took this one of me in the shade of a beautiful acer

Pleased to say there is a cafe and if you can spare a little of the delicious food they make the little wild birds will come and say hello.
This is one taken by me of Graham, Linda and Vic.

Hope you enjoyed your time at Muncaster.

Don't forget to join us at Try it on Tuesday for the Numbers/Letters challenge and to pop back tomorrow to see what we have at Tag Tuesday for our new challenge there

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 23 June 2017

Tags and Journal Page

Hello Everyone and thank you for the wonderful comments you left while I was away. I did have internet a few times but not for very long so I haven't been able to do my usual blog rounds. I will be back to normal now and look forward to seeing your makes.

At Tag Tuesday dear Wendy chose Textures as her theme and it is going well. You still have a few days left to join us there with your textured tag so I hope to see your makes

This tag is made of fabric that has metal drops on it. Haven't a clue how they do that but it was from quite a nice old tee shirt that I cut up. I used a plastic doillie and a metal adornment from a belt as well.

Go Tag Thursday has Star or Stars as the theme for this week. Good to see more people joining in there as well. A bit of a tag revival going on I think.


This is a digital tag with free to use tattoo designs and a background I made in Paint Shop Pro.

At Art Journal Journey the theme chosen by Rosie is circles and runs until the end of the month


Another digital make as I thought of the years I went to aquafit and what we must have looked like under the water
The words say, 'Exercising underwater also creates benefits by challenging your body in ways you can't on dry land'.
 It certainly changed mine. It helped me to lose weight and get a new shape. I need to go again and to lose more weight to get an even better shape I think.

I will also add this to the challenge at Moo Mania More for their underwater theme

A reminder also that Try it on Tuesday started their new challenge this week and the theme is Numbers and Letters. Don't forget to join in there as you could be chosen in our Top 5 and maybe chosen as our Guest Designer in the future.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Try it on Tuesday would like your letters and numbers

Hello Everyone who calls in at Jumbled Crafts and thank you for your visit. This is a schedule post from me so I hope your week is going well.

Today is the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and we are always happy to have you join us with your take on our themes. You have 2 weeks to enter and if you are stuck for a project then the team have some great ideas if you visit the TIOT blog.

The subject this time is Letters, Numbers or Both so I am sure you will have lots of ideas that we didn't think of.

I am not good at making cards for men but I needed to make one for Vic's birthday so I used the challenge to spur me on. Lots of layers added to a large card. Background papers from Papermania and a piece of sparkly card from my daughter. Other elements found on Google or made by me in Paint Shop Pro and printed out. The hearts on the right are die cuts and fastened together with fine ribbon. Definitely numbers and letters for the challenge.

Hope you will join us there and also join in at Tag Tuesday as well. You still have a week to join in the textures challenge.

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Thursday Tag and photographs

Hi All. Last post from me for a week or more as we will be visiting daughter Linda and her husband in Cumbria then off to North Yorkshire after that. Not too sure when we will be back it all depends on the weather and our energy levels. Hoping to have internet connection sometime but will catch-up when I get back if not. 

At Tag Tuesday we have the Texture theme chosen by our team member Wendy. Everyone is welcome to join in with us with their take on the theme. You can use any medium you like to create your tag

This tag has corrugated card and ordinary card in the form of butterflies. It has texture paste. wood, a mirror, complete with me and my camera trying to take a picture. Mustn't forget the bit of fluffy wool as a tie as well.

I would like to enter this at Go Tag Thursday  where the theme this week is Anything Goes. Don't forget to enter there if you make a tag this week for anywhere else and especially if you make one for the texture challenge.

Try it on Tuesday still have plenty of time left for you to join in the Steampunk/ Mechanical Challenge and you can make whatever you like so long it follows our theme


Now for some photographs of Goole. I did say I didn't think I would like to go again but we will be going again sometime as we still have their museum to see and a Waterways Park. Not sure why I said I didn't want to go again but some places just make you feel like that I guess. It is a busy inland port with lots of big lorries and noisy traffic on the road we walked along. It did seem a very long way to the Waterways Museum but would have been a stone's throw if we had a car.

Along the busy road

Along the busy road

Along the busy road

Along the busy road

All around the town and outskirts there are paintings on the wall but the roads were too busy to go and have a close look at them
I think the paintings were all painted by the same artist as they had the same style but were all of different kinds of sailing vessels. Would be good to follow the trail another time.

The boats seem to be occupied with residents and quite a large community

A wall on the road to the Waterway Museum








 Inside the museum--lots to see in  there and read about as well--lovely friendly people and a little cafe
 An old coal barge
 Walking back on the busy road
 The other side of the road
 Large cargo ship in a dock
 Station roof-we were waiting for the train home
Looking at the the structures in first photograph, from the station

That's enough from me to keep you all going for a week I'm sure

See you soon

Love Chrissie xx