Yesterday was fun - your desks - really, they are worth more than the cars parked outside your houses I think! It's Workshop day here in Dunnit land, thought you might like to see what's going on at the shop today. I grandly call this workshop 'Paper Engineering' - never one to miss the chance of hyperbole, it makes it sound as if you won't be able to make the cards without my superior, logical and technically attuned brain. Which as you know, couldn't really be further from the truth! The bulldog card is another version of an acetate one I did yonks ago following a Daring Cardmakers challenge. They directed me to a You Tube video showing how to do this sexy partial cutting thing on the Cuttlebug. So no, this is not original. It's a minefield of a topic, this - but is anything these days? You are certainly kidding yourself if you show your work online and then think it won't be copied (or worse, improved!). This isn't a defence for me using this idea - if it's a tutorial on You Tube, it's kind of a given that it can be shared and copied, huh. When I throw together a Workshop, it's not with 'teaching' in mind. After all, I'm not a teacher, I have no qualifications in rubber and card stock. The Workshop is a chance to pass on some researched ideas, technical stuff possibly, in an environment where other people can have a go. I think my 'job' is to do the sort of product testing and investigation and see what I can come up with. Then at a workshop, the people with no time (or inclination) to try every technique and experiment with each product can simply find out how, and possibly the best way, to use or do something. I mean, how many times have you seen a waterfall card and instructions over the last couple of years? They're everywhere. This card is part of the workshop by request - someone doesn't want the faff of looking it up and working it out...like me, she just wants someone to show her. So I will. If she's recognised that Paper Engineering is Dunnit speak for clever scoring and folding and actually booked herself a place at the workshop!
Oh and Ann, I work downstairs. I just have a flair for photography *cough* - that wall is actually less than a foot high, so the camera angle is um..incredibly clever!
And Ginny - I KNOW how old you are, but I forgive you because I can just about believe that the Mivvi never took Australia by storm: vanilla ice cream dipped in fruit ice lolly -all on a stick. Pineapple was my fave. Some of you youungsters may remember the Split. A copy of the mivvi. This copying thing, happens everywhere!