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

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Try it on Tuesday has time for everyone

Still doing scheduled posts and sending apologies for not commenting on you projects but time is still not on my side unfortunately

Hi All and a warm welcome to Jumbled Crafts where today is the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday. Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you will join in the challenge.

The theme for the next two weeks is Time/Clocks so lots of things you can do for this challenge. If you can't think of anything then just visit TIOT and see what our wonderful team have made to inspire you. We would like to know a little about how you made your project as it so good to see everyone's ideas.

One of my friends collects pocket watches old and new. Sometimes they get broken or don't work so they end up in my craft stash. He loves to see what I make from them. I took this one apart and used the face and the workings as a separate piece from the case. The case has a picture of Marie Antoinette with lace and pearls with flowers. The clock face has pearls around the edge with a flower and lace in the centre. I used my glue gun to join them together. I added ribbon to the top to hang it up and a tassel to the bottom decorated with flowers.


This is another picture of it against a white wall.

Have a great day and don't forget to join us at the challenge.

Tag Tuesday have Steam Punk this time so maybe some of your projects, if they are tags with clocks, will fit in with both challenges

 This one is mixed media with printed digital background and cut out butterfly and metal embellishments
This one is digital.

Love Chrissie xx


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Steam Punk at Tag Tuesday

Scheduled post with a thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts and an apology for lack of commenting on your posts. I am taking a blog break but there are still scheduled posts in the pipeline and I am trying to comment on Tag Tuesday entries and on my share of the Try it on Tuesday entries as well.

Tag Tuesday have Steam Punk as the theme for the next 2 weeks chosen by team member Joan


I made the background in Paint Shop Pro from a collection of clock images.
The hat and clock were printed out on card and raised up with pads to make them stand out and the top has a gold chain that has just needed to be used on something for a very long time.

Hope to see you at the challenge

Try it on Tuesday still has another week for the My Friend challenge so you could do a project with a real or imagined friend on it and join in with us for the challenge.



This is just to say that the next person you meet could become your best friend-you never know. It has the first words of the wonderful Diana Ross recording

Love Chrissie xx