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As promised here is a photo of one of the invitations to my birthday party:







And while I had the camera out I took a few photos of some of the cards I've been making:











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takahe
Jan. 17th, 2006 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh Viv, they're just beautiful! I loooove the three kings and the shepherds, and they're really all just so great! You are so incredibly talented! Thanks for sharing these.

vivh
Jan. 17th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
Thanks, I really enjoy making them, and each one ends up different which is what makes it interesting!
moth1
Jan. 17th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
I like the shepherds with the ferns in the sky. A friend of Colin's sent us a card and his wife made it and started an online card business - http://wwwjamaltacards.com
Yours are better.
vivh
Jan. 17th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
I've had a look at her site and I see what you mean, some of her cards are lovely but a lot of them look rather fragmented as though there's no overall design concept, though to be honest I'm surprised people would buy cards like that, hers or mine, because it's so cheap and easy to make them yourself. Maybe it's just the time factor?
moth1
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
Possibly - I know some people take cards like that round schools to sell to staff - usually for charity. I would never have made my own when I was working. Well, I would, but only as samples for the children to copy. And some people don't have confidence in their own abilities and think other people's 'hand made' are craft and their own 'hand made' are obviously 'home made'. I agree about the lack of design on Margaret's site. Good luck to her but I wouldn't buy them! Still haven't burrowed my way through to my ingredients - will do, eventually.
vivh
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
Still haven't burrowed my way through to my ingredients - will do, eventually.
Well when you get there, I hope you'll share some of your creations here!

Maybe you are at advantage if you've worked in a school when it comes to craft things, it's possible to experiment there and see what works with a relatively uncritical audience. It's certainly true that there are some simple designs, easily within the grasp of primary children, which are really effective!
moth1
Jan. 17th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Will certainly share when I get round to doing some!
Yes, it helps to have 'practised' on kids - but do you know how long it takes to refine a 'simple idea' so that it's within the grasp of primary children! LOL!!!
vivh
Jan. 17th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
but do you know how long it takes to refine a 'simple idea' so that it's within the grasp of primary children! LOL!!!

Yes I do, I really do!!

Mind you I had a secondary maths class which struggled with instructions like put your name and the date at the top of the paper...!
moth1
Jan. 17th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
When I first started teaching, in FE, I had a class of day release painters and decorators who were like your maths class . . .
I was really thinking of the little boy who tried to cut out one of those folded figures that opens out as a line of children holding hands. He cut the folds. Most of the figures fell on the floor. Dale was almost in tears, trying to 'open' the one in his hand, saying 'I know they're in here somewhere'.
Then there are all the cards that open upside down or where the child writes 'love from name' or To mummy with love from, and adds their surname.
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