Friday, 7 June 2013

Your questions - All about me

Good morning crafters!
We'll have the daily card post at the bottom, but today we're going with a different format. Yesterday I received a lovely message from a wonderful lady who apparently follows this blog religiously (thank you) but wanted to know (and see) more about the person behind this blog....

Since I am a real person (!) and this blog is mine to do whatever I like with (woohoo!) I thought "why not?" So here's a little bit about me:

I'm Lauren, I'm nearly 32 and I live in Surrey. I'm mum to a girl of 5 and I live with her and my partner ~ who has a huge beard and hair longer than mine, and is affectionately known on this blog as "Mr Hippy" ~ and we're very happy.

I think it's fair to say that I'm completely bonkers, and I'm lucky enough to have loads of friends (more than I can keep up with!) who would likely agree with that first statement.

We don't have a telly at home and so I have many hobbies- Fire Poi, fabric crafting, cross stitch, reading, listening to music, helping Mr Hippy do up our old VW T4 van and of course being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator ~ and running this blog. I run monthly card making workshops from my home, and I adore every aspect of paper crafting and sharing what I love.

We like to get to Festivals when we can, our little hippy escape from everything - and Mr Hippy and I just love being outdoors. Camping, walking and Geo-caching are more favourite things.

I worship the sun and anything that is bright, colourful or creative.

When I'm not looking after my family and doing all those other things I model for artists; mainly on a Pagan theme (think robes and medieval dresses, chalices bodhrans, standing stones) and I have been known to do some vintage modelling; and nude modelling for some fine art, too.

Most would pigeon hole me as a "Pagan" - that is I follow the old ways and the old calendar; celebrating and marking the seasons. Though I would call me "Me".
I'm pretty liberal in my views, though I can be old-fashioned at times; and I'd like to think I'm easy to get on with ~ though I can be feisty and I'll stand up for what I believe in.

I'm committed to providing excellent service as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator ~ I love what I do ~ and I'm working on it being my main source of income, which is gradually manifesting itself.

So that's me in a nutshell really!

Today's card is one made using the Rock'n'Roll technique - I've used Summer Starfruit and Raspberry Ripple for ink colours. I love this set "Summer Silhouettes" I've used the script stamp from French Foliage in the background. I am so sad to see French Foliage go; it is not going to be in the new Annual Catalogue (which starts 2nd July); if you'd like to buy this set before it disappears then time is running out.

Summer Silhouettes, Stampin' Up!

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have seen something on this blog that catches your eye; I'd be more than happy to help you with your Stampin' Up! order.



  1. If bonkers includes kind, generous, funny, beautiful inside & out,inspiring, patient, creative,talented and one of the best friends I have then yep that sums Lauren up xxxx

  2. Awww thank you Jane, you're too sweet and the feeling is entirely mutual!! xxxxx


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