This is me ...

... and 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. Sadly they either didn't sound right or they were already taken (sigh!)

So I decided to sleep on it and try again the next day.  But 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 ...these are all the things I like to add to my cards and  the idea made sense ... and so the Blog was born in February 2012

 As for me,  well  I am based in the UK and  I have lived in the same house for 45 years.... and I love every brick in this home.   I am  married to  Griff and he does some of the filming for my tutorials ... (affectionately known as my Film Crew)

 I have now started filming and editing them for my self  and really enjoying the process and there are now hundreds of videos on my blog for you to view

 I have two grown up daughters ...    I am Grandmother to two girls and one boy, and they are all grown up too...  I  have a  Great Granddaughter  named  Isabella  born in October 2011 and she is growing up to be a delightful little girl. 

I also have a Great Grandson  named Carter born in  May 2016 and he has just turned one year old and has started walking. So my family is still growing 

In November 2011  I took the plunge and retired from the job that I had done for 24 years ... and  I devoted my working time to building the website ... Card Making Magic ... that is my pride and  joy and the blog which I do on a daily basis.

CMM was born in March 2009 and it has been the steepest learning curve I have ever started ... but it gives me so much pleasure and I love it as much now as I did when I started it.  I work more now than I did when I went out to work ... and I love it

I have to admit that I enjoy what I do very much and I must make hundreds of cards in the course of the year.  I give many away to charity and I also on these blog pages.  There are also video tutorials and each week I have  a Tuesday Tutorial 

 I hope you will stop by regularly ...  and maybe visit 
 Card Making Magic too.

Thanks for visiting
Hugs xx