Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Botanical Challenge at TIOT

Hi All. Here we are almost at the end of March and it is still cold here and today we have mist as well unfortunately. I keep reading about the high temperatures elsewhere in the UK and hoping it reaches us soon. Thank you for your visits and comments always a pleasure to welcome you here.

Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday where you are always pleased if you join us with your makes all you have to do is follow the theme and our few simple rules. Why not pop along and see what the team have made and look at the rules while you are there. Our whole team choose the top five from each challenge and if you are one of them you may be asked to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

The theme this time is Botanical so think flowers, trees, leaves etc.


Here is my project and it was lovely to make it as it has lots of things that I have kept for ages. They are from things that people sent to me or made for me. You may well see something from you if you look at the pictures of the pages.

I started out by using the bits that are cut off when we make square cards. I had loads of them as I made charity cards for my daughter at Christmas as she helps with the Cat Protection to raise funds.
These were covered on both sides with patterned papers I have had for years

Next an Amazon folder


A strip cut off large enough to make a book cover. This was covered in papers and then the pages were sewn onto the spine to make a book


Still some pages not yet filled. The extra piece of the folder tucks in to hold the pages together and fasten the front over it with small magnetic circles

I am also entering this at Altered Eclectics where anything altered is welcome

Hope you will join us and also that you will join us at Tag Tuesday for the Birds and Nests theme that still has almost another week for you to make a tag

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx






Monday, 27 March 2017

T is for Lunch, Tag and Inchie

Hi All. A bit late in the day for me today but I have been busy doing this and that. Hope your day has gone well and thank you for your visit. Welcome to any new followers-the number has sneaked up to 148 and I hadn't noticed until now. 

Happy T Day to anyone who pops in from Elizabeth's. On Thursday we had Vic's mum and her friend Bill here for the day and we seemed to be eating and drinking for the whole 8 hours they were with us. Vic's mum is 88 and Bill is 83 so eating and drinking lots has to be the answer to a long life I reckon.

We had curry for lunch and washed it down with water. Our tap water tastes awful as it is hard water area. If we are going to drink a lot of it we buy bottled water. Vic had made a delicious curry and we had wild rice and potatoes with it. Then came apple pie and custard followed by a box of expensive chocolates that Bill had brought for us all to share.

At Tag Tuesday there is still a week to join us for the Birds and Nest theme chosen by our lovely Wendy. Hope you will join us with a tag made in anyway you like so long as it follows the challenge theme.


I made a digital tag. The background is made from one of Valerie's wonderful bird pictures. The crow's and nest were a free to use picture and the other things were brushes I made in Paint Shop Pro.

Now for my inchie and the theme this week at Every Inchie Monday is peacock


I am pleased to say I have decided how I will display my inchie this year so here are the ones I have mounted so far


They will all be on pennants to hang on a wall.

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Journal pages

Hello Everyone. Hope it is sunny where you are. We have had a few beautiful sunny days though it is cold with a strong breeze. Thank you for joining my at Jumbled Crafts.

I have made a page for the Gecko Galz challenge Fairy Garden as I saw it on Michele's blog. I have never joined in there before though I have some Gecko Galz images



I painted the background in acrylics and scanned it then added the bird images from -

The fairy is a collage I mixed of images from a long time ago and they were from Outlawbydesign.

Art Journal Journal has the theme Out and About chosen by Yvonne for this month's challenge. There have been wonderful entries and Yvonne has come up with so many ideas for her pages I wonder at her imagination and creativity. I am going to finish with a page that is on the same theme as another one I made for this challenge.


I painted the background in my journal then added old photographs of me and Vic climbing mountains and reaching the summit. We have reached a few more since then but by easier methods these days.

Have a great day I will watching the Grand Prix Qualifying.

Love Chrissie xx








Friday, 24 March 2017

Tag and Triptych

Hi All. I hope you week is going well. My week has been a busy one so far and the time is just flying by as usual. Thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts and for the lovely comments you leave.

Hope you will remember to join us at Try it on Tuesday where there are still a few days left for our Lady in Red Challenge and if you need a bit longer there is still plenty of time to make a tag for our birds/nests theme at Tag Tuesday. All types of projects are welcome at both blogs

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this week is Nautical. Always a pleasure to join in there so I hope you will find time to make a tag.

I went down the digi route for this tag but will try to make another one by hand as well.

Moo Mania and More have a new theme and it is 'triplicate'


Not sure if this qualifies but it is three frames filled with a painting I did many years ago when I was learning about still life. May be I will make something a bit different as well.

Have a good day all

Love Chrissie xx