Hi, I’m Laura and I live in a small town from Warwickshire.

I have been crafting since forever. I learned to sew, knit and crochet when I was a little girl, than I started painting and always wished to become an artist. This is how I got into arts high school. I’ve done sewing (e.g.: bow ties, neckties and other accessories, dolls, worked with felt), painting, worked with polymer clay and resin, last year learned lino-cutting. I never stop trying new things.

I started paper crafting last year when I got selected as a design team member for another company, although I tried before to make Christmas cards, but didn’t had the courage to go further. Since then I learned a lot and always try to improve my techniques.

I love paper crafting as you can never get bored and the possibilities are endless.

I like crafting anything anytime, but I try to limit myself to just a few crafts. At the moment I’m more focused on paper crafting and painting. 

I get inspired mostly by the supplies I have and usually buy them with an idea in mind (or just because they’re pretty!). YouTube is a great resource for learning new techniques (I love Jennifer McGuire’s tutorials) and inspires me in filming my tutorials.

I love die-cutting and embossing, as it's a fast way to cut intricate shapes and create a 3D illusion and stamping, as it allows me to use my colouring skills.

My favourite brand is Trimcraft (anything First Edition or Dovecraft), their paper pads are amazing and great quality as well. I also enjoy using Xcut, Lawn Fawn, Ranger, Tsukineko, Creative Expressions, Woodware, Tonic Studios.

You can follow me on Instagram @tiuptiupstudio, on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC8RkJgJWlYMVHu4xolat3g and on my blog - https://tiuptiupstudio.com/

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