March 25, 2015

Centura Pearl ...

Hi Everybody,

It is amazing what you find once you start to clear out your craft room. It's like Christmas all over again.

I am finding things that I had forgotten about and this lovely  Centura Pearl   from Crafters Companion  was in  the back of the cupboard.

So I decided to make a card using the Victorian Collection - Medallion Three 

This is the die I have used to show you some variations with in the Tuesday Tutorials and here is another one using the #2 part of the die that leaves the pattern in the card.

This has been backed with the Centura Pearl and then decorated with ribbon from my "Stash"

The Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

I have added in some green leaves cut from   Foliage    which is a really useful die to have in your collection ... especially if you like to add flowers

The pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap  and don't be afraid to cut it up.  You can probably get three cards from one flourish

The  Sentiment One  is also from Spellbinders and again is a useful addition if your writing is not the neatest .... like mine ... I keep all my sentiment dies on my work area so that I can just grab one as needed.

Just a little note ... 

I have added a permanent link in the side bar to your right for all the Tuesday Tutorials that have been done and I will add them as I do them in the future.  Each one will have a direct link to the named tutorial so they should be easier to find

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Beautiful card. I need to tidy my craft room, goodness knows what I'll find in there!


  2. Good morning Christina, what a lovely card again today, the dies used are very nice indeed!Take care Jane B.

  3. Morning Christina,
    Lovely card, not sure that I like the ribbon you have used just my taste. Sorry.

  4. Good morning Christina.
    This is a lovely card. We need these ideas for smaller cards, as there are a lot of larger cards around at the moment. The small ones are so much easier to send in the mail, and they look a lot more decorated than the larger ones.
    Thank you for a new video on YouTube. I've been waiting for that for a while. And it's absolutely beautiful. I'm going to try one of those my self.
    Lots of love from the Faroe Islands xxx

  5. As beautiful as always Christina.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Christina
    Another lovely card today. Thanks for showing us a smaller card, I know that most of yours are 5x7 but these smaller cards look just as nice as the bigger ones. Thanks for putting a link to your tutorials.

  7. I have just made a card using the teal pearl card- its a lovely shade. I backed the Royal circle die that I bought at Harrogate. Very helpful idea to put all of your Tues tutorials in one place.Thanks Christina xx

  8. This is so pretty, and I love all the fun elements of it. While I don't have that particular die, I am sure one of my others will work in this design. Thank you for showing us how to make use of these tools!

    1. Hello Christina
      Another lovely card today. I just love how you make use of the flowers on your cards they always look so good.
      Best wishes from Joanie

  9. Hi Christina, a lovely card, and yea I worked out the dies used to make it. I love Centura pearl cardstock it's so versatile. I made a similar card to yesterday's with label 42 accents, and it looks fine, I should have stuck to two layers I think but will keep it in my ideas box. Have a lovely day. X Ros

  10. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful card this morning! Love it! As I only have the Cuttlebug machine, I just went to measure to see if I would have enough "border" after cutting out the #2 die of the Medallion 3 and I believe I would. I can eek out a 6x6 card through the machine. Thank you soooooo much for this idea. I just never think of using the negative space from the die, and yet you can make soooooo many beautiful cards from doing so. See, this is why you are My Queen! Enjoy your day Dear Lady.

  11. Hi Christina
    Thanks for sharing. Love the card though just personal choice the colour is not my favourite - i'm with you, pink or white every time. Kept saying I must tidy my craft stuff for a while now - must get round to doing it
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  12. Another winner Christina. The card is just beautiful. Thanks for adding the link to Tutorial Tuesday. It will be very handy. Have a great day.

  13. Christina, it is with anticipation when I grab my tablet to look and see what you offer us. I finished a "green" card with "transparent paper". I need to google today and see if there is a difference between "transparent" paper and "parchment" paper. :)
    I am learning. I have a friend , who loves this blue on this card, and I want to make a card for her. ~blessings

  14. Beautiful layering of the dies and lovely flower arranging!

  15. How beautiful this card is, love the colour.. Thanks for the link to you Tuesday tutorials, that will surely help out. Dianne

  16. Another stunning card, love those colours. Using the negative cut really does add another dimension....luv Ursula xxx

  17. Another beautiful card! I discovered this paper about a year ago and it quickly became my go to paper when I want to make a nicer card! I have all the colors and find myself reaching for them almost exclusively! I just love the shimmer that it gives and it is a dream when doing distress ink backgrounds! TFS!

  18. Hi Christina, a really pretty card have just purchased this die and it is beautiful will have to try this method to give an entirely different look to the card. Love the flowers have just ordered some more from Wild Orchid Crafts couldn't resist , there are so many to choose from wish I could afford them all.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens.

  19. Lovely spring like feel to this card, blue skies and greenery begins to show on the trees, flowers now in bloom to remind us of the summertime to come Christina. Thank you for our daily inspiration. Dorothy xx

  20. Yes, I am trying to use some dies and things I bought but have not used.


  21. Lovely card, the colours really zing, and I adore that ribbon.
    I have set myself the task of using up at least some of my stash, and it's good, rediscovering some items and seeing other ways to use them
    Janice W

  22. Lovely. I am so glad to see how you use the negative parts to make another card. Very, very pretty.

  23. Wow Christina! This card is fabulous! Love the colors, the flower spray combined with the foliage from Spellbinders, and the pearl flourishes. The card is beautiful.

  24. A gorgeous card, love the colours x

  25. Beautiful card Christina, love all the textures and as usual your floral arrangements are to die for x x x


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