Saturday 10 May 2014

Making a scene on a jigsaw for mum

Mum has Alzheimer's and is in a care home. She and other ladies like doing jigsaws, but they need to be small and not too complicated so that they don't give up. I've been looking for some time for suitable jigsaws for them, but most of the smaller jigsaws are for children. I thought it would be good to give mum some jigsaws that have a picture that isn't childish.

I came across some plain white jigsaws in Tiger (there's always something different to find in that store). Including the frame the jigsaw is about 8" x 8" - perfect for putting together on a lap tray.

I used distress inks for the background and stamped using a variety of Adirondack dye inks. I used a little stamp along the bottom - I've had this stamp ever since I started crafting and find it so handy. I also used one f my all time favourite Penny Black stamps - 'sparklers' and also their 'burst of stars'. The rather fuzzy trees were made with a Clarity stamp.

This isn't by any means perfect (it's my first attempt at doing this) - it's a learning curve, but I'll certainly be buying more of them to make for mum and her friends. I can't wait to go and buy some more to experiment with creating different pictures.

I'm sharing this for the following challenges:

Crafty creations 262: anything but a card
LiaStampz 64: anything but a card
Simply create too 61: anything but a card
Treasured times 17: mother's day/anything but a card
De creatieve zebra 7: just anything but a card
Penny Black and more at Allsorts May: anything goes
Penny Black May: your favourite Penny Black stamp (sparklers)
Crafty little fairies May: in the garden
The artistic stamper creative team May: in the garden
Craft a scene May: create your own flower garden scene
Use your stuff 134: ombre (not easy to see in the photo, but the greens at the bottom go from light to dark
Sweet stamps 168: for mom
Tuesday throwdown 194: special lady
Crafters cafe 62: mum or special lady
MilkCoffee: mother's day/special lady
Nightshift stamping: more than two stamps (I used four)
The stamping boutique 16: mom
Frosted designs: all about mom
A creative need 19: for a woman
Artistic inspirations 90: all for mom/anything goes
Crafters corner 16: something special
Deep ocean 77: distressing
V's sweet 23: distress
Bunny Zoe: distress
Dream valley 81: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 102: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Stamping sensations May: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 56: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes


  1. A great idea to make your scene a puzzle. Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue xx

  2. What a great idea Hazel, your mum and her co-habitees are sure to enjoy some bespoke jigsaw action!

  3. What a terrific idea Hazel. I'm sure your mum and her fellow residents will love it. Christine xx

  4. I lovely idea. I like the image you've got on this jigsaw as well.

  5. What a lovely idea for your Mum. This is a gorgeous picture you have made. Must see if I can get some blanks too. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. What a great idea and so pretty! Thanks for playing with us at A Creative Need!

  7. What an incredible idea! Looks amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  8. I too love the idea of making a puzzle. This is really pretty. Love the gradient colors. Thank you for creating with us at UYS.

  9. Hazel, this is such a brilliant idea! And what a lovely picture for the puzzle - not too simple yet not too complicated! I'm sure your Mum and her friends will enjoy it very much!

    And also, thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    much love, Mags B xx

  10. What a fun way to send a nice message and some fun for your mom and friends. Thank you for playing along with us at TCCCB.

    Nadja DT

  11. Very nice scene on the puzzle. Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps challenge.

  12. This is a really super piece of work for our challenges Hazel, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  13. Oh, Hazel: Wonderful idea for your Mom--great job! Very glad you joined in the Simply Create Too "Anything But a Card Challenge" & hope you enter our next challenge also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  14. That's so clever Hazel! LOVE this! Thanks for joining in with the Dream Valley 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Wends x - Dream Valley DT

  15. What a great card--very creative!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Café Challenge this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.

  16. Hi Hazel - LOVE your puzzle card - such a cool idea! Great to have you playing with us at Simply Create Too! I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  17. That's such a lovely idea! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafters Corner Challenge #16- Something Special! Good Luck!

  18. This is so creative and cool! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  19. What a wonderful project, Hazel! Thank you for joining us again at Lia Stampz! :o)

  20. Great project, your mum will love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  21. lovely card, what a creative idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

  22. Fabulous card and idea!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

  23. Hiya hazel - such a fabulous jigsaw scene you have created - this works perfectly for our craft a scene challenge - thanks so much for joining us! hugs rachel x

  24. Hazel this is such an amazing idea !!
    loved it !

    Thanks for playing with us at Crafter's Corner ''something Special" Challenge !
    Riti DT

    Good Luck!!!

  25. It looks amazing! Thanks for playing along with DCZ.

  26. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  27. A great idea! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :)

  28. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at the Crafty Little Fairies!
    Helen x


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