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A Letter to the Post Office from a small business

My name is Tori, I’m a new mum currently on maternity leave and working extremely hard on my business. I mainly sell greeting cards, that I honestly don’t make much profit on but still enjoy. It makes me smile and I excitedly rush to my emails each time an order comes in to see which one someone has chosen. I get up early in the morning, sometimes as early as 4am to prepare my orders and stick all my labels […]

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Who Am I?

I’ve started posting more often on here but I realised I never did an introduction post. So I’ve grabbed a little ‘Get To Know Me’ questionnaire to give you a little look into who I am! 1. Where did you grow up and where do you currently live? I grew up in Brighton, England and now we live just along the coast a little on the outskirts of Brighton. 2. Who is your best friend? I call my daughter my little best […]

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Mystery Box and Blogiversary!

Best Mystery Box - Stationary - Greeting Cards - Prints - Decor - Stickers - Puns

It’s my Blogiversary!  It’s been 2 years since I started this little blog, and a year since I opened my shop on here. Doesn’t time fly? When I started my blog I didn’t have the slightest idea of what this would turn into. I often have to remind myself that it’s only been a year since I opened my online store, and honestly I have achieved quite a bit in those 12 months. View this post on Instagram A post […]

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Colour in Cards – Birthday Cards

colour in cards

As you know I’m always creating new designs and products to pop in my shop. I probably have way too many ideas really, but this time I’ve added in my new love – colour in cards! Spending most of my time sat on the sofa with Matilda, it’s been easier to draw on my ipad rather than my computer. When I draw on my ipad I prefer to draw with black lines in Procreate then change the colour afterwards on […]

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My New Pun Cards!

If you follow me on social media you’ll know I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks. I started my Maternity leave back in April and whilst being very patient (maybe not so much) I started working on some new greeting card designs. Well before I knew it, I got carried away and had more than 50 brand new designs for my shop. I won’t post them all here but I’ve picked a few of my favourite pun cards […]

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Christmas Fair Diary – The Charmandean Worthing

The Fairy Tale Fair held another Christmas fair yesterday at the Worthing Charmandean Centre raising money for St Barnabas House. “St Barnabas House is an independent charitable hospice located in Worthing, West Sussex. We provide end of life care services, both at the hospice and in the local community, to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting conditions.” St Barnabas House   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tori (JustTheBeginning-x) (@justthebeginningx) on Dec 2, 2018 at 3:43am PST […]

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Christmas Fair Diary – My first craft market!

fairytale fair brighton open market christmas fair

  The Fairy Tale Fair recently held a 2 day Christmas fair at the Brighton Open Market. Filled with 50 stalls, Christmas choirs, Princess’ and even Olaf (I know right?!) it was definitely filled with everything you could want from a Christmas Market. Even though I’m known for visiting every Christmas fair in the area, it was the first I had a stall at! I’m still in my first year of launching my shop at JustTheBeginning-x so it was a […]

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Blog Photography – Flatlay Background Tips

photography tips blogger

You may not know this, but I have a degree in Photography. I was a photographer for a couple of years being published by companies such as The Daily Telegraph, Urban Outfitters and MTV and although I lost my love for photography, I thought I’d make the most of it by sharing a few tips on this blog! It might be a one off, but I may make it a little series if you like. So make sure to let […]

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