Janine O’Rourke runs her two businesses Rooart Framing and The Mad Scrapper from The Sands in Haddington. Opening its doors last summer, the gallery houses both her bespoke picture framing service and her scrapbook shop. A keen scrapbooker, Janine sells a variety of paper craft items, mixed media products, stamps and a small selection of art materials. With over 20 years’ experience, she also offers a picture framing service and can frame anything; from photographs to original artwork, prints to embroideries, to box-framing. We caught up with Janine as she downed tools for ten minutes…

What is your greatest achievement?

My son. He’s the best!

What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self

Save for your future, always put a little bit aside each month.

When are you happiest?

When the weather is sunny and hot.

When was the last time you laughed out loud?

Today! I have crazy friends and family!

What is the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I have really frizzy hair that gets straightened to within an inch of its life!

Favourite book?

The Never-ending Story by Michael Ende.

What word do you over-use?


Song that always gets you dancing?

Don’t Feel like Dancing by the Scissor Sisters.

Next adventure?

Going home to Australia at Christmas time.

Finally, photographs or original pieces of art on your walls?

Both! I love both.

10 The Sands, Haddington EH41 3EY | t: 01620 829444 or 07762 932100 | www.themadscrapper.co.uk