I’m Laura (aka El-Jay) and am originally from East Kilbride in Scotland. I moved to Stoke on Trent in 2003 with my ex husband and was married for ten years. My partner Dan and myself are both self employed and he is so incredibly supportive in everything I do from my business, art journalling, my scrapbooking and hobbies right through to all my health problems.
I rarely go out as I have a lot of issues stemming from Fibromyalgia and also suffer with Depression, Anxiety, Asthma, Migraines and Insomnia. When I do go out, I have to use a wheelchair which for a long time I really struggled with – I am 36 years old and this is not how I planned for my life to be.
I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember but took a break from scrapbooking after completing my ex-husbands 30th birthday book in 2010, to concentrate on my business which is Cards And Candles For All Occasions, and after watching a lot of YouTube videos on scrapbooking and art journalling I got back into scrapping in October 2016 and I love every minute of it. I find that personal crafting is such a good way of relaxing and keeping my anxieties under control (not so much crafting for customers, that can be stressful lol) and I have met so many amazing people within the crafty world.
I am also a planner addict… I currently use a Websters Pages personal planner, a Carpe Diem A5 planner, Happy Planner and travellers notebook – I have a thing about lists and writing things down 😉
Anything else you’d like to know, just ask!! xxx