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 and the new 6x6 has just arrived.
 And there is a lot more to come in the future and a Christmas Collection is on the horizon

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

  3. I want to say a big thank you. You inspire me so much with your work. I have several of your dies and 5x7 and 6x6 card kits. They are brilliant value for money and I always look forward to seeing your tutorials on You Tube. They are easy to follow and recreate. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques with us all you really are very talented x

  4. OOOOOOHHHHHHHHH!!! A Christmas collection?!!! I cannot wait!

  5. I absolutely adore your cards and am the proud owner of all of your dies , one thing I would love to know is where do you get you roll of 3d foam tape from ?


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