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All about me, Lou Sims

Hi there!  I'm  Lou Sims, papercraft artist and designer. I live with my husband Steve & our mad springer spaniel dog, Ty. My sons, Luke (29)& Aaron (24) are now all "grown" and carving out their own paths.

I began crafting over 10+ years ago and started because I wanted to make Christmas cards & wrapping for a "homemade" theme we were having that year - in fact it was inspired by my youngest son Aaron. As is the way with crafting, it quickly became a hobby & then a passion. Several small boxes have now grown in to a dedicated crafting space, which although small, suits me just perfectly.

My blog started several years later because at the time, it was a way of sharing my projects but also a place to store all my crafty photos. Cloud space is the "norm" now but it wasn't then. I adore my blog and post to it on a regular basis. It is a place that allows me to be me. I wrote a post about blogging and why it is important to me, which you can find here ...

I have been very lucky over the years and now design for several well know companies:

✪ Gelli Arts (Jan 2021 to date) 
✪ Sakura/Royal Talens ( Nov 2019 to date)
✪ Personal Impressions (January 2020 to date)
✪ Polkadoodles (May 2009 to Feb 2022)
✪ Tonic Studios (Oct 2015 to Oct 2020)
✪ Spellbinders (2017 to 2018)

Following on from designing for these wonderful teams, I was proud to also be asked to demo on HOCHANDA TV - now Create & Craft TV. This was extremely nerve racking at first but now I thoroughly enjoy myself as it has become another way to share my ideas, tips & passion for crafting.

Well 2022 has started with a real buzz for me as I released my own range of stamps, stencils & dies called Shady Designs. I'm blown away by all the support I have received from craft peers, crafters & incredibly supportive family & friends.

I have two goals for 2022:

  ⒈To actually start being proud of my achievements and begin promoting myself more. Not in a boastful manner as "hey I'm on TV" but in a "I love my craft, let me share my passion with you".

   ⒉ To expand my YouTube channel creating regular content & increasing subscribers

You can also follow me on the following social media platforms:

Many thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate each and every visit,

x x x


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