Monday 27 May 2013

Simply Vintage

Morning Crafters,

I hope you all had a better weekend than me and a thank you to all those who left messages on facebook or emailed me.  For those of you who don't know, my son said to me before he left the house Thursday evening to make sure I was awake at midnight as he wanted to wish me a Happy Birthday so when my mobile rang at 11:24 I thought it was just that.  Unfortunately it was that call that all parents dread when their son/daughter has only been driving a few weeks.  He said, "Mum,I've had an accident".  My iphone went dead, dam batteries on iphones, and my legs to jelly as I scrambled upstairs to find my Daughter's mobile ringing.  He went on to say he had hit a tree!  He was in 2nd gear, as he had just come off a roundabout and was on a straight and just about to change gear when he said the car started to veer to the right and he really doesn't know why it did that.  Well he knew he didn't want to be on the other side of the road, so he turned the steering wheel to the left to try and correct the car. The end result was he went up the kerb, skidded down an hill and into a tree and then fell a further 20ft. It was my car he was driving and it is a write-off, so I have a few hurdles to overcome this week.  I am soooo very thankful that they all made it out without a scratch. All his friends think he saved their lives, as he acted so cool and controlled the car.  Hubby said it would have been easy to roll it , but I don't want to think about any more scenario's as I'll be in tears again.  Needless to say my birthday was a complete washout, but I still have my Son for which I am goooo grateful.

Fortunately I had made this card before I became an emotional wreck and the theme us LLC girlies will be following this week is "paint".  A real easy one for me as I love my gesso, don't know if you have noticed  I have again used those gorgeous new Vintage Garden papers from PionDesign and speaking of which, didn't the girls do a fab job of showcasing them last week, a big WOW!

I have used a vintage image and look at the beautiful lace prima flower, isn't it gorgeous.

I have also added some Kort and Godt rolled roses in pink, those fabulous apples and a little mini apple and some Kort and Godt hortsenia's, some pearl stamens and a shabby vintage bark heart and of course a goating of white gesso paint here and there.

A close up of the flower arrangement.
 This is the right hand side.  The little Scotts Roses ticket is from the recent Vintage Garden release, Phlox.  All links are at the end of the post as usual.
 To the top of the card I added one of the little canvas corp mini bags and added a Magnolia Doohickey SoWrapped Lovely tag and finished off with some pink La Vie En Rose  lace and a Vintage Findings Antique Jeweled Pearl.

And a last look

Have a good week.

Hugs Tracy x

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Saturday 25 May 2013


Hi Crafters,

Just a quick note to let you know that I am currently offering 20% off the 6 x 6 Envelope boxes.  If you are itnerested please email me

Also, BunnyZoe have 15% off across the store.  click on the picture to go shopping.

Hugs Tracy x

Friday 24 May 2013

Missing You

Morning Crafters,

Today is my birthday and I have the day booked off work, yayyyyyyy.  Hubby is off too so I am going to be taking it easy.  I did my housework last night, so the weekend is all mine... A very happy birthday to Chris Christensen also, hope you have a great day my friend.

My card today is using the image "Missing You" by C.C.Designs. The papers are the new release Giddy Up by Carta Bella .  I have also used the new release C.C.Designs dies to make the little fasteners either side of the image.

I have used a Magnolia Doohickey Die Wrapped So Lovely and attached a little butterfly charm and Marianne Design Tassel.

The small pink roses, irredescent pearls, memo pin, pink tulle and beautiful Emily Lace are all from The Ribbon Girl.

Hugs Tracy x

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Wednesday 22 May 2013

Layers at Crafts and Me


Well my mojo still hasn't returned completely and I had to force myself last night to make my card for today's challenge at Crafts and Me, which incidentally is Layers, perhaps I just need a holiday....  Now I also have a confession to make, my last 2 cards for Crafts and Me forgot to go on my blog, Ohhhhh myyyy godddd.  Big Ooops, so this post has 3 cards so I can do a little catching up to do.... hehehe.

So first up is the card I made last night for this week's challenge "Layers", not me at all, huh, lol. The artist is Janna Prosvirina and the image is called "Secrets of Spring".  The beautiful papers are MajaDesign Spring Basics and are available from Live and Love Crafts as are all the flowers used.

My new Marianne Designs package arrived today so I just had to squeeze in the new Vintage Swirl LR0271, and I'm sure you'll be seeing alot more of it too.

Card no. 2 using another Janna Prosvirina image, this time called "The Key".  Papers this time are a mix of Maja Design Spring Basics and Marianne Design.  The lace, berries and KortandGodt flowers are from Live and Love Crafts and the beaded pearl stems are from TheRibbonGirl. The tiny butterfly is from the Marianne Design Stamp Set  Victorian Ladies 1 available from BunnyZoe.

Lastly, another image by Janna Prosvirina and this one is called Memories.  The beautiful lilac roses  and the small green one on the tag are from TheRibbonGirl along with the seambinding, irridescent pearls and flatbacked pearl centre.  I have used some shabby white frantage and some fragments, both available from Live and Love Crafts.  Also from LLC is the prima clock paperclip which had some aged wine frantage added.  The gorgeous lace and prima typo light bulb are also from Live and Love Crafts.

 The Whimsy postcard stamp is available from BunnyZoe.  The flourishes were made from airdry clay which will be re-stocked at Crafts and Me soon.  The Magnolia Doohickey Tag, one of my absolute favourites is of course available from BunnyZoe.

If you made it to the end then Thank You.  If you like something I haven't mentioned then please email me or leave a comment and I will get back to you, and if I get time over the weekend I will return to add all the links, but with 3 cards I would have been here all night.  

Hugs Tracy x

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Monday 20 May 2013

Care for your Seeds

Morning Crafters,

Did you all have a lovely weekend? Had a lovely 2 hour walk yesterday through the woods with Hubby and Ollie and it was quite warm.  It was lovely walking through the woods with all the bluebells in full swing.  I'm looking for to this weekend even more, it's my birthday on Friday so I've booked the day off work and as it's followed by a bank holiday Monday, so it will be a lovely long weekend, yayyyy.

The theme for the LLC Girls this week to follow is one we are all excited about, the new Pion Vintage Garden papers, the only difficulty I had was choosing which ones to use first.  Well I am always drawn to blue so I have chosen to use the Flax 6 x 6 and Garden 12 x 12.                

I have chosen this little Tilda that I won in a recent competition as she is ideal for the vintage garden collection sewing seeds.  She has been colourerd with distress markers.  All edges have been distressed with walnut stain and gesso.  The wooden butterfly has been frantaged with the shabby blue.

Here's a close up and I have added some of my favourite snow-tex around the edges and 2mm some string pearls.

 I have used the new metal roses and have placed them in the centre of each of the butterflies. The beautiful lace is called Lace Alencon.
 I have added a magnolia doohickey wrapped so lovely tag and added some of that fabulous shabby blue seam binding, clay heart with a little frantage on it and one of the prima typo bulbs saying "Care".

I cut the little seed packet out and edged with walnut ink distress ink.  All links are below the post.

Hugs Tracy x

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