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Hello! Hooray! is now on YouTube!

I am so excited (and a little bit nervous) about the fact that I have just launched my very own YouTube channel! In keeping with my other social media channels it is called Hello Hooray blog (although my website title has exclamation marks, I can’t use them on Facebook so I have to be consistent!). It is something that I have been working on for quite a few weeks now and after a lot of hard work it is now live for the world to see. Eek! 


It has been quite a steep learning curve for me in terms of getting to grips with the technology. I managed to upload the videos last night (having spent all day working super hard on finishing them off) but I had issues with thumbnails argh…but this morning I have fixed it and I even managed to install a thingy-bob that lets me put them on my blog too. Yay!


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At the moment you can see the ‘welcome’ video (see above) and my first tutorial, which is about how to make envelopes. This was how I really got into crafting and so it seemed fitting that it was my first one! I’m not currently feeling that confident at being in front of the camera so for now, you’ll mainly see my hands in the tutorials! I did want to introduce myself properly though, so you can see me on camera in my first video. Here is my envelopes tutorial:


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One of the things that has been brilliant about making these is that Tom has composed some original music for my videos. I gave him a very brief brief, which was basically that I wanted some jolly tunes that people could hum along to as I do love a good tune! I also wanted the music for each video to be sort of the same but different – thankfully he knew what I meant by this, so the music uses the same instruments to tie them together. The opening and closing credits are the same for each video, but listen out for the different bits he has written. I am so grateful to Tom for writing this for me (thank you!). If you’d like, you can check out his website – Ordered Sound. I also want to say a big thank you to my lovely sister-in-law, Naomi, who first encouraged me to have a go at making some videos, and also showed me how to use iMovie and Garageband (which I use to make them). Thank you!


I am working on a few more ideas at the moment and so hopefully there will be more on the way soon. If you would like to subscribe to my channel that would be brilliant – just pop over to my channel and say hello. Thank you! Hope you have a super weekend 🙂


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  1. Olivia Williams on July 11, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    That was a fab tutorial, thank you for sharing. Olivia x

    • Clare on July 12, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Olivia! That’s super kind of you to say 🙂 X

  2. Kathryn Crosby on July 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

    This is great Clare! As is Tom’s music! Very exciting. Well done. both of you! xx

    • Clare on July 17, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Thank you so much Kathryn 🙂 It has been really great working with Tom and he just comes up with the music so fast! I’ve never been a good composer – will stick to the crafting! Hope you are well xxx

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