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treat Store Artist Profile – Louise McLaren (Crafty Lou)

Crafty Lou, Louise McLaren is a designer maker producing handmade prints, cards and stationary. She originally trained as an Architect at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, which explains her attention to detail and crazy skills with a craft knife.

Inspired by ‘big’ things in life, the things that really matter; love, family and friendship, she produces PAPER CUTS and screen prints. The imagery and words contained within them are positive and uplifting, usually beginning life as a drawing.


Louise uses the medium of PAPER CUTTING the same way it has been done for centuries, This technique requires no technology, a scalpel, a good eye for design and illustration and of course patience! Louise’s paper cutting skills are entirely self taught and her choice of paper and cutting tool has been won through a process of trial and error.

Set of 3 Notebooks by Crafty Lou

Set of 3 Notebooks £12

Happy Birthday Concertina Card by Crafty Lou

Happy Birthday Concertina Card £6

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After Card £2.50

To purchase any of these items or read more about Crafty Lou and her work visit the treat store here.

All work is designed and cut in her studio at her family home in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

For her latest news keep updated at her Facebook page here.

Images courtesy of the artist and Lewis Matheson.

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