Hi everyone, my name is Janine and I come from West Yorkshire. I’m married and have two grown-up children and a pair of whippets, Maisie and Poppy. I studied O-level art at school and I got into crafting five or six years ago after making a birthday card for a family member, in a moment of madness. I hated stamping and all things inky at first but tried almost everything else in the meantime. It’s been a learning curve and a messy, colourful one at that. I bought my first Lavinia stamps many years ago and would never dare post anything at first. I’m still learning, as I think we all are, but I absolutely love the intricacy of these stamps and the wonderful world that they belong to. Most of all, I’m absolutely thrilled to have been asked once again to be a guest member of the Lavinia Design team.