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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Unknown said...

stunning are in my top 3card makers.i think work is stunning, and you colour tilda and other stamped images beautiful....x

BrossArtAddiction said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your son Tracy, and on your birthday of all days. It's amazing everyone came out safe, specially after you described how it happened. Very happy to hear that!

Your card on the other hand is absolutely amazing as always. I really love those vintage images too. The work you put into this is amazing and so very detailed. I'm drooling!

Wishing you and your family all the best.

Big big hugs,
xx Tracey xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Tracy, your card is gorgeous! The lace and Prima are beautiful as well as all the embellishments. I'm sorry to hear of the sad new that you received on your birthday. As a mother to a son who has been driving for a year now - I can relate. It could always be worse, now it is the pain of dealing with the insurance and replacing the vehicle. Best wishes.

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Tracy.
Gr Elly

Sue said...

Oh no Tracy, sorry to hear about your son's accident but so thankful that no-one was hurt. I hope you manage to get everything sorted with your insurance and stuff.

Your card is stunning. I really love the image and your detailing is just amazing.

Take care
hugs Sue xx

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my lord - thank goodness your son and friends are alright. What a shock for you all. Take it easy this week you poor thing.

Beautiful card!

Nicola x

Unknown said...

Soooo adorable Tracy!

Blankina said...

First of all happy birthday and secondly I am sorry to hear about your son's accident..luckily nobody got hurt seriously..
Third, wow what a beauty again...your card is so pretty..

Hugs Blankina

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Tracy! I am so sorry to hear your aweful news. It sounds like you have a very sensible son, and what a blessing all are ok. I can only imagine how you will be feeling. (HUG) But oh WOW your card - I absolutely love love love it! So much going on and I love everything about it. I don't know a thing about Gesso? When you are back on top will you be doing a tutorial perhaps? Judy x

Ann Marie Governale said...

So beautiful... oh my goodness, I cannot tell you how when my son (now 23) was beginning to drive, just how that scene played out in my head over and over again...still does somedays...Thank God your son is safe... these are the moments you miss them in diapers or safely tucked in bed by 8pm!! Thoughts and prayers are with you... breathe! xxx Ann Marie

Kelly said...

Hi Tracy, those accidents just linger in a mom's heart. I still am haunted by one that happened years back to 2 of our kids. They were fine too. So much love in our hearts. I hope you are feeling a bit better, crying and talking helps!
Your card is divine. You are so great at vintage and this one should be framed as it is gorgeous.
Lotsa Hugs,

Janine said...

Stunning card Tracy. Such gorgeous embellishments.
So sorry to hear about your son's accident, but thankful for all of you that both he and his friends are OK. I'm sure that you're all very shaken by it. Take care x
Hugs, Janine xx

Anonymous said...

Tracy I'm sooo sorry to hear about your son's accident but am very happy to hear no one was hurt. That is amazing & it sounds like your son has a good head on his shoulders which is kudos to you & your husband!
I do LOVE your card but then I love all your work! Fantastic job!
I hope you have a better week then you did your weekend. Hugs to you!

Shree's Blog said...

So sorry to hear that, but at least all involved are doing fine, cars yes can be expensive but can be replaced. Poor you on your birthday but I would like to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday. Card is gorgeous as usual, ,do take care of yourself, lol
Shree xx

Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful creation!!
I love all the details, layers, and the flowers!!!!

Happy Crafting,

Sharon said...

Gosh Tracey, you nearly sent my legs to jelly wondering what you were going to say. Quite like films where you want to watch the end to make sure everything is ok (apart from the car that is). So please your son is ok.
Your card is just beautiful So many gorgeous details and love the vintage image.
Hugs Sharon. x

Tineke van der Linden said...

Een prachtige vintagekaart met een romantische uitstraling.
Groetjes Tineke

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Tracy, what awful news to receive, but it could have been much worse, thank goodness no one was hurt. Sounds like your son thought very quickly about what to do and kept a cool head, well done him.

Now your card, it is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful vintage image and all your embellishments are fab.
Kate x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Tracy, thats one stunning card, I love all the layers and your beautiful embellishments. hugs Shirleyxxx

Justyna said...

Very nice project. Love all the detail.

Anneke said...

very beautiful creation and pretty materials you used.
greetings from Ann

Inky Angel said...

Hi Tracy, so sorry to hear about your son's car accident and glad everyone is safe. I would be a basket case if I was in your position.
Thanks again for sharing your beautiful creations. It's always a pleasure to see what you make.
Take care.

Words and Pictures said...

Good grief... I'm only just catching up with your scary story, Tracy. Thank goodness they all got out safely - and though I can imagine it all somewhat overshadowed your birthday, it could have been so much worse. I'm so relieved and happy for you all.

As to the card - well, it's another one that's slightly robbed me of words - so brilliantly put together, every element in the perfect place - rich, beautiful, nostalgic - I love it!
Alison xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Tracy, this card is so elegant and stunning. Love all the sweet embellishments and elements on this one :o)

Jenny said...

Oh my, what a nightmare!..... Thank goodness he is okay, but what a Birthday. Poor you :(

Your card, as always is a beauty <3 Jen xxx

Vicky said...

Well I finally found time to pop on over & OMG I'm soooooo sorry I didnt get here sooner how totally awful for you shug. Wow him & his friends are so so lucky. Its awful when our kids get on the road as we all dread getting that phone call, I'm just happy he was able to make the call sweetie. Wow I cant believe what a birthday you got but at the same time the best present was your son still being with you. I really am so sorry sweetie but also so happy for you at the same time if that makes sense. I feel so guilty cus I havnt been able to get over here sooner, I'm so so sorry hun.
Email anytime you fancy a chat my sweet friend. So glad things are ok, not with your car but that is replaceable.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Oh poop I also meant to comment on your card which is sooooooooo utterly gorgeous hun & if you need offload it or somewhere send it tooooooo.....well I mite be able to force myself to take it off your hands but only cus I loves ya hunni ;0)
Also sorry I didnt do Happy Birthday on facebook I've not been on lately except DT's....not had time.

Anyway sweetie hope you are ok & hope you have calmed down to some degree now shug. mmwah.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Unknown said...

stunning cards..x