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Hello and Welcome to my Blog I am so glad you found me. Here you will find a mixture of cards made from digital sheets purchased from the Craftsuprint website, cards made from rubber stamps and other bits and pieces. I got into cardmaking a few years ago by going to a class, then I got the bug. The thing I really like about crafting is that you are constantly learning so you never get bored. Please feel free to follow my Blog and you are most welcome to leave a comment.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Google+ Experience

I have been on the G+ site for around a year and a half, I have to say it all started by a friend adding me to her circles. As my passion is paper-crafting I saw it as an opportunity to join some other craft communities and  connect with other like minded people. To be honest I had no expectations as I make cards for another site Craftsuprint and I am also part of their Forum 

As well as connecting with other crafters and joining a few craft communities I have connected with some really inspirational people and surprisingly, I have connected with quite a few up and coming Authors/Poets and have re-discovered my love of reading. I am in awe of people who write and I sometimes find myself wanting to get inside the mind of a writer.

There have been some highlights along the way

I joined another community called "Creative Talent" run by Jed Lloyd and I have contributed to the  The Creative Talent Community Blog also run by Jed it is a fun and interesting community where you can showcase anything from poetry, art to paper-crafting and much more. Thank you Jed.

I had a lovely surprise and I was awarded a "Super Sweet Blogger Award by  Vashti Quiroz-Vega Author of The Basement - Thank you Vashti.

My Review of "The Basement" so far

A story that talks about and emphasizes the emotive subject of bullying. There are some fun aspects too, it shows bullying can come from all walks. I have not quite finished it yet but the writer Vashti Quiroz-Vega is very promising, I look forward to reading more of her work.

A first for me, I have been interviewed by Dyane Forde the Author of The Purple Morrow which is part of her papilion fantasy trilogy, I have seen some great reviews and I am really looking forward to reading it and I have just purchased the Kindle version! You can read the interview here thank you Dyane.

I have also joined a private community called "Shaken" run by kerry Connelly I had the pleasure of reading her book Shaken before its release and reviewing it. I have attached my review below it is definitely well worth a read. Thank you Kerry. 

My Review of "Shaken"

'Upon my first reading of 'Shaken' I wondered how it was going to be presented, my thoughts were how much of it would be a self help book? or would there be a story? Well it is both I am pleased to say, at times difficult to read; I found that it set off a few triggers for me but it helps that it is written in a very intelligent clear and precise way. This is a revealing brave story of one Woman's journey (without giving too much away) from hitting rock bottom to finding a way to becoming herself again. It also highlights the importance of your inner voice or sixth sense. I had tears in my eyes for most of the book.

'Shaken forced me to visit a dark time in my life at the start of the book, by the end of the book it reminded me that I am now in a much better place. I think it is the fact I emphasized with the Author and I would describe it as an emotional roller coaster ride'
A real page turner that will stay with me for a very long time'.

My Summary of the Year

I was not very active in the beginning of my time on G+ but last year was really when I got going and I have have learnt something new all the time. I wonder what this year will hold I am looking forward to seeing what happens next. Thank you to everyone who has added me to a circle and for all the kind comments I have received regarding my cards I really appreciate it. I just have to get on top of all the posts and start sharing more with you all. 

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