July 01, 2014

Pearl Flower Sprays

Hi Everybody,

It is such a compliment to me to see the pearls sprays popping up on many cards and I am so glad that you liked them enough to add them to your own designs

Well this little video takes it one step further and shows you how to create flowers from the pearls that you are finding if difficult to otherwise  make use of

Here  I have tucked them into my flowers to add that extra touch to the corsage and the size of the flowers will depend on the size of the beads that you use.

But it is an excellent way to use up all those that are sitting there and that you are thinking of simple throwing away.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and they have new flowers coming in all the time.

The pearls around the edge of the frame are self adhesive strips from Want2Scrap

This is a mixture of Carnations, Roses, Tulips and the pearl flowers and I have used Glitter Magic to add more sparkle

The background to this card is the Tied Together die from JGDCrafts

And if you don't want to add them to your flowers then simply add them to a bow to cover the knot.

The organza ribbon for this bow is from Mei Flower  and it has been tied in a double bow using a bow maker 

Another pretty idea to add to some of your "Girly" cards

And here is handy tip from Margaret Bowe who wrote to tell me that if you glue a piece of velvet to an 8" paper plate it stops your beads rolling all over the place ... and it is cheaper than a shop bought bead tray .... YaaaaY !!  Thank you Margaret

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx


  1. Good morning Christina,
    Another stunning card. A fantastic Video for the "flowers" and another beautiful card.
    I have made the flowers but like a lot of things they have been forgotten.
    Thank you for the reminder and inspiration
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

  2. Thanks for another interesting video Christina. Just love that you are so willing to share your many talents with us. I absolutely love that pink card with all its flowers, ribbon bow and pearls. Just gorgeous. Sue.

  3. Wow Stunning!!! Once again you have make a very very good video. Going to make some tomorrow when I'm back in my Gazebo - working area. Once again THANK YOU,
    You are the BEST!!

  4. Beautiful card as always Christina.

  5. Morning Christina..another beautiful creation and thank you for the great tutorial


  6. Hi Christina love the bead flowers ,must have a go at them ,
    also the cards are beautiful.
    Marion H

  7. stunning love it love watching your videos so interesting and helpful xxx

  8. A fab idea Christina, will deffo give these a go to use up some odd bits. xxxx

  9. Hi Christina
    Well what another beauty Christina, there is no end to your many talents,Thank you for Sharing them with us .
    Oh Christina i will just tell you i got my Noir pens Yesterday and i had a play,errr well you would have thought a 4 yr old had done my project,truth is i am useless at coloring it was an absolute disaster { i really do not know how you and others come up with those magical images , and thats the truth }
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  10. A lovely card Christina and a great tutorial. Thanks Janice x

  11. Another video! Yay. And such a stunning card. It's no surprise that your wonderful pearl sprays are appearing all over the place. They are lovely.

  12. Morning Christina,
    Three lovely cards and a great video thank you.

  13. Hi Christina
    Another stunning card and I love how you have used the pearls for the inside of the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the tied together die as I haven't seen this one before.

  14. hello Christina, again a very beautifull card.

  15. Great looking card with your pearls...such a awesome embellishment...
    Well done Christina

  16. Another stunning card, Christina and perfect video tutorial too. Thank YOU!

    Creative Em

  17. Hi Christina, Once again beautiful card and great tutorial. Love the tied together die, can't find it anywhere JGD is out of stock and has been for a long time. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.

  18. Great video tutorial and a gorgeous card Christina. Pat x

  19. Thanks so much for another amazing video with a good idea,that card is amazing...luv Ursula xxx

  20. What gauge of wire are the crafters using and where can I buy some please.

  21. Another beautiful card and a great video, Christina. also, what a wonderful tip from Margaret. I find that even the shop bought beading mats don't always stop the beads from escaping, so I think that I may try sticking that down onto a plate as well :)

  22. Christina,
    Thank you for another very instructive video. Love your new pearly embellishments...great idea. Gorgeous cards, as usual. Another job well done.

  23. I knew I had bought that wire for something. LOL Thanks for the reminder.

  24. Oh truly gorgeous Christina as always your so creative x

  25. What a wonderful video and brilliant tutorial. I am going to get some beads and wire and try them out they make the cards look really special.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  26. Great Video ,thank you for the inspiration .

  27. Stunning card Christina! Thanks so much for the video too,I love learning new ways of using my stash,so this is another thing for me to try my hand at!

  28. Christina i love this card. Girl you are winning my heart with all these pretty cards. And in PINK. My favorite color. You out do yourself with each card i see. Great job. Keep up the good work. Your are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  29. So sweet of you to share, these are just a beautiful addition to the card!


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