Hello, hello! Today I have a very special guest who has kindly agreed to share some of her thoughts with us. Her name is Sammi Hambleton. Be sure to check out the link to her Instagram account at the end of this post.
What country do you live in?
I live in England, United Kingdom. Bolton within Manchester to be exact.
Do you feel that being an artist in your country is different from being an artist in the United States? How so?
What are some of the challenges of being an artist in your country?
On one hand it makes me feel like I’m missing out by not having those kits as I see so many card makers using them to create lovely cards. However I also think that not having those kits sets me apart from other card makers.
What are some of the benefits of being an artist in your country?
Do you feel that social media has had any impact on the way in which you view your work or on the way in which you view yourself as an artist?
It has also shown me how I can improve on my work and become a better artist through learning from other card makers on Instagram.
The Instagram community (specifically the card making community) is so supportive of each other and they make me feel good about all of my cards. We support each other and give each other different ideas. Without my Instagram followers/friends, especially ones from the US, I wouldn’t be the card maker I am today.
What do you consider to be the most problematic or difficult aspect of social media for artists not residing in the US?
Thank you so much, Sammi, for sharing your perspective with us. I also have never had a card subscription kit and I can tell you without a doubt that not having one will definitely set you apart from other card makers. While everyone with that month’s kit is creating cards using the same products we will be creating things that are very different.
If you’d like to see Sammi’s work you can find her on
This is one of my favorite cards by Sammi. Simple yet classy.
You can find it on her Instagram page here.
Thank you again, Sammi.
Until next time,
Ribbon, lace, great big race,