Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Woo Hoo! I'm Back

Well, it has been a very long road to get to where I am now.  I had to stop crafting for several months while my kitchen was flung to the far corners of my house, and all across my craft room!  But, I now have a functioning kitchen, oh, who am I kidding, I have an amazing kitchen! and I also have the space to craft again

So here I am back playing with my favourite crafting products from my favourite crafting company, boy am I lucky!

These Create a Card edgeables have been seen before, but Crafters Companion have recently launched the Centura Metallics cardstock, and boy are they a match made in heaven.  Centura cardstock has always been perfect for die cutting, but these metallics are just divine for giving a beautiful crisp edge to the cut and adding complete luxury to  cards.  The link I've given above will take you to all things Centura, but the pack I was using for these cards was the Precious Metals pack (which is part of a multi-buy offer at the moment!).

My first card combines the gorgeous edgeable, 'Sophia' on both sides of a gatefold to create a lovely Congratulations card.  I've also used Sara's signature Glamour collection to decorate the inside of the card, her dress looks stunning in the metallic shimmer of Centura, and I used the Diesire Celebration words for the 'congratulations' (love, love, love the word dies, which are so useable).

My next card again uses the Centura Metallics Precious Metals, but I hope you will agree is completely different in style.  I created an easel card and cut the 'Victoria' edgeable across the front.  I then cut the same die back to back on the metallic card stock and used two strips of ribbon across the middle to hide the join (and create a focus).  I should mention at this point that the Centura Metallics emboss beautifully too, which is what I did on the base of the easel (6x6 splendour folder, not sure if this is still available, but I've no doubt others would be perfect too), I then created a stopper for the easel and decorated this using Sara's Signature Shabby Chic collection (aged rose and filigree flourish).

I hope you like these cards, it feels really good to be back making again.  I believe the dies will be on Hochanda this Saturday (3rd June) at 7 a.m., midday and 3 p.m. if you'd like to tune in (ha! who tunes their telly these days! showing my age!) for some more inspiration.