Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tag, Journal page and photographs

Hello Everyone. This week is racing ahead and my days seem to have been full of the great outdoors this week. Done lots of gardening, walking along the seafront and playing bowls in the back garden. The bowls is a fun idea we started last year. We play with anything that is round and the games are just Vic and Me. It is all very competitive but also lots of fun. Looks like the game will be called off today because it is raining. :(

At Art Journal Journey the theme this month was chosen by Elizabeth and her beautiful cat Bluebeard. They chose the theme Summertime Love and it is wonderful to see all the different ideas that people have thought of.


I used a mop up page with shimmer paint for the background then added the wonderful VW van image. Still a few of those around and I just love to see them, all lovingly restored and appearing at outdoor shows.

Go Tag Thursday has Flags/ Bunting as the theme for this week. 


The little flags and the white braid were leftover pieces that I couldn't bear to throw away. Valerie sent me the bigger pieces with other treasures years ago and I have made so many things from the wonderful package. The background is splodges of various paints and the balloons were cut from a magazine

 These naughty boys went missing for a whole night and a day and my daughter was very worried. They came home, ate a hearty meal then curled up and went to sleep for hours and hours. Felix is on the left and Willow on the right--the twin of Willow, Oscar is quiet and more of a house cat. Felix was also a twin but his brother died as few years ago.


Here's Oscar never far away from daughter Linda except when she is at work. She knitted this P.J case and he was testing it.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Let it Shine at Try it on Tuesday

Hi All. Welcome to Jumbled Crafts and thank you for calling in on your blog journey.

At Try it on Tuesday we have a new challenge starting today and lasting for the next two weeks. The theme is Let it Shine so lots of things you could do for that but if you need ideas and inspiration our team have made some wonderful projects so do pop and see what they have made.

 I made a card for a man who loves to receive a special handmade card and also loves art. Not sure he will love my art but I have used a painting I did in 2004 and have changed it a bit with a digital addition. Can you see what I added?

Original painting

Hope you will also join in at Tag Tuesday were we have the theme Cake . There is still a week to join us there.




This week I have been knitting hedgehogs. The vet where my daughter takes her
 cats makes nests for the knitted hedgehogs and raffles them to raised funds for Cat Protection. I have made lots in the past but couldn't get the special wool again until now. Still a few balls of wool to go to add to the hedgehog family. Vic said it looked like a coven of hedgehogs on the spare bed.




Love Chrissie xx


Monday, 17 July 2017

T stands for inchie and tag

Hi All and a happy new week. Thank you for popping in at Jumbled Crafts.

Happy T Day to my friends from Elizabeth and Bluebeard's Tuesday get together. Happy 4th Anniversay to their T a Day posts.
This week we haven't been far at all as we both like watching Wimbledon so have stayed home and just had a short walk somewhere in the morning. Short walk meaning 10,000 steps if possible


 This is my meal in a bowl and a drink. It is quick to make and means I can nibble at it with a fork and watch television with a nice cup of tea. It is a tuna salad with grapes.

I was going to be really clever this week and make a tea cup and saucer with beautiful additions. This came about because I decided to clear out lots of old folders on my computer and this project was in one of them

I made the cup ok, then thought WHY? It may or not get finished. The picture in the cup is how it should look.

This week at Every Inchie Monday we have Buffalo as the theme


I used an outline found on Google, made it fit an inch square and coloured with Promarkers by me.

At Tag Tuesday we have another week of 'cake' chosen by Wilma so do join us with your take on the theme as we love to see what your ideas are.


A digital tag from me this time and I had my grandfather in mind when I made it as he was a violinist and loved any type of music. He also loved cake, cream and strawberries

Tomorrow sees the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday so hope to see you there as well

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx





Friday, 14 July 2017

Almost the weekend



Hi All. I hope your week has gone well and that you will enjoy the weekend. Thank you, as always, for visiting Jumbled Crafts.

I made another page for Art Journal Journey where Bluebeard and Elizabeth have chosen the the theme Summertime Love. I thought of the Summer of Love in the 60s


The colours and patterns were a sign of the times and the message that was being put across was strong and powerful at the time.

At Moo Mania and More their theme this time is Africa

I designed an ATC with a mask shape I coloured then photographed and used digitally with a patterned background and giraffe brushes I made in Paint Shop Pro. I printed it out on photopaper and it has strong colours, ready to swap.


Here are a few more of the plants in our garden taken yesterday by Vic

 Rowan berries on a baby rowan tree that my daughter grew from seed
 Astilbes
campanula--the bumbles bees have a nest under this plant
fennel-the seeds and leaves taste lovely

 feverfew--good for headaches
 geranium-one of many in various colours as Vic takes cuttings every year to make more and more of them
old fashioned sweet peas with a beautiful fragrance
 A new addition is a passionflower and it is doing really well under the watchful eye of the owl with a wobbly head-this was on top of the shed to keep away the birds of prey but the seagulls and magpies but they just sat on top of it.
 osteospernum that the hover flies just love
 lavendar almost done flowering but the bees still love it
Another new addition are 2 hostas the other one flowered earlier

That's it for today

Love Chrissie xx