Happy Blogiversary to my blog JustTheBeginning-x.com!


The winner for this giveaway has been announced at the end of this post 💕


In June 2017, I was sat on the bus daydreaming when the name JustTheBeginning-x popped into my head. I’d been interested in starting a blog for a little but without a name it never actually happened.


That night after work I came home and clicked the ‘sign up’ button on WordPress.


I continued posting the odd blog here and there, and soon Christmas came around and I was gifted a graphics tablet by my husband. I studied Digital Design throughout A Level and University but really lost the love for it by the time I finished my degree.

I spent the next few days glued to my computer drawing silly little cartoons. Cartoons that soon became card designs that I uploaded to other websites with my fingers crossed someone would like them enough to buy them. Over the next few months, every time I received a little email to tell me someone had purchased one I would have the biggest smile on my face. For the first time in a long, long time I had found something that I enjoyed.


Well guess what?! As a birthday treat to my own blog I’m moving my shop over here! The last month has been so busy and so stressful. I’ve spent every spare minute collecting ideas, ordering stock and making my website look just right.


I’d really love for you to have a look around and share the link with your friends.


In celebration I’m also hosting a giveaway!

The goodies above are up for grabs!
The prize is: 1 ‘Have a Flamingood Birthday” Greeting Card, 1 “Sleepy Fox” Greeting Card, 1 Flower Pocket mirror and 1 Cute Zebra Badge.


All you have to do is post below who you would give the cards to!
(Or if you’d rather just keep them for yourself, I won’t judge!)




You do have to be in the UK to win the giveaway, but if this goes well I’ll definitely do some more and look into including other countries!


I really hope you enjoy my little shop, It’s definitely had a lot of love poured into it.

Winner announcement!

I am so excited to announce the winner for this giveaway! Thank you so much to everyone who entered and supported me. I’m looking at doing another giveaway in the near future so keep an eye out!

The winner for this giveaway is…..


Bexa from http://www.hellobexa.com  !

I’ll be in touch with you soon Bexa 💕





    1. Thank you so much! The flamingo design is definitely one of my favourites I keep trying to find people to give it to!

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy for you that you started your blog! It’s such a great thing to have, I’m surprised I wasn’t tempted earlier.

    1. Thank youuu! I’m so happy you started your blog we’ll celebrate your blogiversary next year 😊

  1. Congratulations sweetheart, you’ve really come this far. Your blog is so pretty and cute. I love it.💛💛

    Now for the giveaway, I’d love the happy birthday card for my brother’s birthday next month.
    Although, I’m not in the UK sadly 😩

    1. Thank you so much! I’m definitely going to have to look into a worldwide giveaway next. I’ll have to come up with an excuse for another one 💕

  2. YAY! Happy Blog bday Tori!! I love your designs they’re absolutely gorgeous! I would give the ice lolly card to my friend Jess cos she’s fabbbb. I think I’d give the flamingo card to my boyfriend cos we absolutely love flamingos and I would keep the fox one because I really love it! I wish you so much success with your shop!

    Lots of love,
    Molly xo

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so happy with how the flamingo design came out, I keep trying to find people to give it to! You’re so kind 💕

  3. Happy Blog Birthday Tori! 💖 I love your designs, they are super cute and you are definitely very talented. All the best with your shop, I’m sure it will be a huge success. I think I would keep the Stay Fabulous card and up it on my wall, it’s so cute and clever. I would give a card to my sister as she loves adorable designs like these! 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  4. Congratulations on your blogiversary! And I love your designs, I will definitely be having a browse around your shop. I would keep the gorgeous fox (I have a Pinterest board devoted to them!) and give the rest away as presents to lucky and deserving friends, always provided my daughter doesn’t swipe them first 🙂 xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. Thank you so much, I can’t believe it’s been a year already! My Nan’s house is covered in fox decor you’d love it!

    2. I keep trying to comment on your blog posts but it keeps saying ‘wrong captcha’ 😔 I’ve saved the comments on my phone and I’ll try later x

  5. these are friggin adorable, and congrats on reaching a year of blogging, I just reached a year milestone too, its crazy how big a blog can grow so quickly, keep up the good work!
    I would probably give the flamingo card to my friend Sophie, bcus she has a weird obsession with them and the fox card can be saved for a special day!xx

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