Laura fell into my life about eight years ago when she started coming to the Crop. She is lively (young), enthusiastic (young), funny (young) and incredibly patient with me (much older). She is also a gifted paper crafter.
The picture describes a scene which isn't uncommon when craft friends visit me at home. They want to see my desk and frankly, more to the point, want to test my shame levels and see if it really is as bad as it appears. They are never disappointed. On this occasion, Laura was with another great chum, Ali - (who stepped smartly out of the line of the camera!) and we were just visiting. I had been whining about an unfinished card. I had stamped, daubed, cut ripped and got the elements I wanted..but couldn't, could not, get them to sit on the card comfortably. Not aided by Mr Dunnit who the day before had said the elements were funereal. Hmm. I thought they were classy......
Anyway, like a child in a sweet shop, Laura snatched up the chance, stood at my desk for oh, I don't know...twenty seconds, and put the card together perfectly. Obviously, I blagged my way out of it by saying that she's done pretty much what I had tried and that meant it was obviously OK to stick down and commit to...but really.
|It had to vaguely match a sketch...that's my only defence really!|
Actually this month, Laura is the Guest Designer over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge. On her blog she walks you through how she arrives at her counterfeit kit and then periodically posts pictures of the LOs that she makes with it. She's amazing. If you're a scrapper, you need her blog in your reader...if for no other reason than to remind you of the wonderful things you could be making from the stash that you already have.
Have a lovely weekend, y'all - shaping up to be hot here in Blighty, so I'll be looking for gentle outdoor jobs that involve a chair.