Hi, Welcome to Scarlet Moon Crafts!
My name is Alyson, and I live in Central Scotland. You may have come across my previous blog or YouTube channel in the past, but I am relaunching them for 2022 following a fairly long break due to health issues!
I’ve been obsessed with paper and stationery for as long as I can remember, from planners and notepads to cards, scrapbooking, journaling, and more. I don’t think I have ever met a type of papercraft I didn’t like! I have previously sold digital scrapbooking supplies, run an Etsy shop for stationery and planner supplies, and I was a demonstrator for Stampin Up UK. However, several years ago I lost most of the use of my hands for long periods of time and was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) which is a chronic auto-immune condition causing my immune system to attack my organs, joints, hair, skin, and central nervous system – It’s kind of like being allergic to your own body. This then led to additional secondary conditions including Raynauds Syndrome, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorder, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea – auto-immune diseases like to run in packs!! This meant that any kind of paper crafting was very difficult for me due to the pain, swelling, and lack of range of motion in my hands. However, over the last couple of years, I have been able to use scissors again and I have been able to indulge in my love of paper once more!
My big sister introduced me to the wonderful world of Junk Journals through Dear Julie Julie and her monthly challenges and that has reignited my love of other types of crafting! I’ve decided to relaunch my blog this year to encourage me to take the time to play with pretty paper – starting with a weekly cardmaking challenge which I hope that you will participate in with me!