This is me in 2018

Hi Everybody,

My name is Christina and I am so happy that you found my blog Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls.

When I was searching for a name to call my blog I came up with all sorts of titles but sadly they were all taken or the didn't sound right.

So I decided to sleep on it and try again the next day.

In the middle of the night I woke up with flowers, ribbons and pearls going round and round in my head.
Ping!! of course ... that's it .... all the things I love to add to my cards .. and so the blog was born in February 2012.

And now six years later we are still going strong. 

As for me, well I am based in the UK and I have lived in the same house for over 45 years. I love every brick of this house and can never see me moving from here.

I am married to Griff and between us we have four Daughters, seven Grandchildren and two great Grand children and we all live near each other. 

In November 2011 I took the plunge and gave up going put to work. I had been in the same job for 24 years. I worked in the evenings and at weekends on my website. But once I gave up going out to work I could devote more time to developing that side. Card Making Magic had been born in 2009 but now I could do more with it.

Then last year I was offered the opportunity to develop my own brand of products and I leapt at the chance.  I know have Card Making Magic dies, stamps, stencils and embossing folders that are exclusive to Craft Stash.

At present there is a 5x7 collection available but the new 6x6 is coming soon.
 And there is a lot more to come in the future

So I hope you will stay with me on this exciting journey and visit both my blog and my website regularly

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. I just love seeing your beautiful cards. I am in the USA and wish I was in the UK to order from Craft Stash.
    Best of luck this year!!!

  2. I just love your work Christine. After having to stop work as a nurse due to being medically retired a few years ago, your website gave me hope, inspiration and a new interest. It’s just hubby and I so I’ve nowhere really to send the lovely cards I now make thanks to you but I do get a lot of pleasure by looking through them and thinking “I made that”
    All the best for your new release of 6x6


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