Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Crafty cheat....?

Is it cheating to use a kit to make cards? Can they really be called hand made if a kit was used? i pose the question as i made a set of cards last night from the Basic Grey sultry everyday card kit that i bought at a bargain price from the do-crafts site earlier in the week. The kit included lovely papers, cut to size, rub-ons, cards, chipboard shapes and an instruction sheet.

I'm of the opinion that it isn't completely cheating, and i did change some of the designs suggested in the pack (mainly because i didn't read the instructions, and had used parts of the kit i shouldn't!), but maybe it is cheating a bit!! I did manage to make some lovely cards though!

As a scrapbooker lots of us buy and use kits.. is that cheating too? I would say not as the kits have a wide content, and there are lots of variations on a theme you could end up with. Some of the the crops i attend have a class and a kit, but the final LOs often differ widely.

So perhaps i'm all for 'cheating' (esp when it's cards and i will give them away anyway!) and this lush kit has helped me refill my stock of homemade cards for giving later in the year!

And by the way, after my gardening exploits earlier in the week, i could get out of bed the next day without painkillers, either i am fitter than i thought (unlikely) or the hot bath i had on Monday did the trick. :)

Off to a craft class tonight at Stampeezee, so i'll post what i make tomorrow. I get to play with alcohol inks, stamps and an acrylic mini book, just the sort of crafting i love!


Julia Dunnit said...

The cards are fab. I can't exonerate you from cheating or otherwise - I'm sitting on the fence about it! LOVE the convenience of a card kit as long as it's not too prescribed, love being able to turn out a handful of cards almost without thinking..maybe it should be 'speed crafting' rather than cheating?!!

sue-bubbles said...

Stunning cards Ann! I dont think its cheating - you still have to put all the bits together in a beautiful way, which you have done..I adore them!
Sue x

CoventryAnn said...

i love the phrase 'speed crafting'!!!

Sue C said...

It's not cheating at all! Mandy has just given me one of these cards and I love it! Well done, yours are fab.