Sunday, 5 August 2012

Spots, Stripes, Stars & Mr Tumble

Hello all, I didn't take part in last weeks Handmade Monday, it was such a busy week, not only on the crafting front but me and Pat, (or should that be Pat and I), my husband had a few days out, we went to Cromer on the Norfolk Coast

Cromer Pier
we stopped for

and looked up some old friends

We also went to one of my favorite shopping locations and took a walk along the River Cam

The Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam

Punts on the river at Cambridge

An amazing sky on the way home
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But now back to crafting. Anyone with young children will probably know, or at least heard of  Mr Tumble, I'd never heard of him until I was asked if I could do a Mr Tumble themed plaque, so I did some research (looked on google) and found that the character Mr Tumble was a children’s presenter on CBeebies who wore bright primary colours that was covered in spots, stripes and stars,

Mr Tumble from CBeebies

this is what I came up with...

A Door Plaque for Finley

Mr Tumble Style Plaque

Finley's mum was very pleased she said Finley would love the bright colours and it would be perfect for his bedroom. 

I'm linking this post to Wendy's Handmade Monday over at her blog so pop over and join me in looking at the great blogs over there. 

Wishing you all a great week

Jan x


  1. Gorgeous photos and I just love the plaque - very bright, happy and who wouldn't like it?

  2. I love the shading and highlights on the plaque. Must have taken a while to complete.

  3. The plaque is so well painted. I think the shading is spot on and the colours are so nice and bright.

  4. Lovely plaque. My son certainly liked it (along with the picture of Mr Tumble) it is really great that you have used Mr Tumble as inspiration and used it in a way that means that even when he tires of him the plaque will still be relevant.

  5. Great plaque, you really could not failed to be cheered up by it whenever you go past it :)

  6. I love Cromer, I hope one day I can go back. I have never heard of Mr Tumble but I like the colourful plaque :)

  7. I have a 4 year old. I definitely know all about Mr Tumble! Great plaque, definitely captures the essence! Love your gargoyle photo too, I adore gargoyles and grotesques.

  8. I love the colours on this plaque, it looks so much fun.
    Glad you've had a lovely break.
    Ali x

  9. great interpretation of Mr Tumble! I'm sure it will be a hit with its young owner :)

    looks like you had a lovely day out - its so refreshing to have a change of scene once in a while isn't it! x

  10. Lovely pics. That bridge over the water is lovely. Great plaque too. Very colourful!

  11. I love that name plaque, so vibrant ideal for children. Love Cambridge years since I have been, always tend towards Oxford, mainly because nearer but very busy. Have a good week

  12. Great plaque, I was ignorant about Mr Tumble too but can definitely see the inspiration in your piece :)

  13. The plaque is lovely, Jan. The letters look as though they are raised/proud. Love your pics - especially the 'and looked up some old friends' one. Hope you have a good week.

  14. Stunning photos Jan! The Mr Tumbles plaque is brilliant! Finley will love it!! S x

  15. Great job on the plaque, especially considering you hadn't heard of him (me neither!)

  16. Wow, I love the Mr. Tumbles plaque, even tho I have never heard of him. I know Finley will love it! I also love your photo of the sky, that is gorgeous. Glad you have a wonderful day out. It really does a body good. :)

  17. The plaque looks great, well done on doing it on a theme you didn't know too! We know a lot about Mr Tumble in this house obviously, havingg littlies :)
    Glad you enjoyed your trip. I love Norfolk, its such a lovely place x

  18. Enjoyed the photos of Cromer - lots of family holidays there! Super plaque - Mr Tumble is very popular so it could be a best seller! Jo x

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