Monday, October 29, 2007

Conquering the fear

The fear of the gocco! You see, bloggy peeps, I've had the kit sitting invitingly in the box for almost a month now. I kinda got the general idea from the great links Claudine posted on her blog here. But I was still scared of ruining and wasting bulbs, screens, paint, etc. And failure usually turns into the shelving of craft toys, something I don't want for this one.

Then I found this great video.....really, someone out there had thought of scaredy cats like me. Because I really need to have it all spelled out properly. So I took the plunge with a little drawing of mine.


And made some little flat note cards.


What a cool gadget that gocco printer is!


Now, I'm thinking of making our own custom christmas cards. In fact, I've got the design already on paper. It still needs a bit of fine-tuning and inking, and it should be ready to go soon.

Cheerio!

22 comments:

crafty things said...

They look brilliant. How many did you end up printing? I find once I have started with an inked up design that I just want to keep on going because it is so easy.

claudine said...

They look great, Jade! Isn't it great once you get started. So many possibilities!

de vliegende koe said...

Great cards Jade. You might end up Gocco-adicted!

li li said...

A success after all!! ^o^

Corrie said...

gorgeous! I need to get mine out and get cracking! once you've done it you're like what was I so worried about heh????? I have a video....in JAPANESE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Corrie:)

Kate said...

Thanks for the link - maybe it will inspire me to get over the fear and just have a go! Your cards are fantastic!

clara said...

So statisfying to obtain victory to produce such good-looking cards!

I hope to experiment with this machine one day.

p.s. About the smoking on the plane, before the ban was enforced, it was actually allowed on board.

kristin said...

ok...what DON'T you do? :) lovelovelove these cards!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Jade! They're adorable -- I just love the design. Yes -- definitely you should do your own custom designed cards!

Jelly Wares said...

Wow, the cards look GREAT!!! I've been wanting to buy a gocco screen printer for the last couple of months now but can't seem to find one anywhere. I read somewhere that they don't make them anymore and you have to rely on people selling them secondhand. Is this true? Do you have any advice for where I could find one?
Thanks for popping by my blog and your advice for the markets was really helpful that helpful infact that you've won one of the give aways that I had on that particular post that you commented on. All you need to do now is drop me an email to bcsadmin@bigpond.net with your address and I'll post you out your prize...

Cheers
Jodie

Kuky said...

Cool! And sitting a month isn't long at all. It took me four months before I touched my gocco!

sue said...

Those printers look great. Where did you purchase yours from, and are they expensive. They look like a lot of fun.

Sonnja said...

Great cards Jade!
Kind regards,

Sonnja from the Netherlands
Beertje Zonn

monica said...

these are stunning!

leslie said...

oh, jade. print goccos are the best. glad you dove in. and your cards look really, really good. and that was your first try?
happy christmas card making!!

Jude said...

I want one too! I love your note cards. Send me your Christmas card puhleease!

cindy said...

Awesome! Man, I've got to get one of those! I'm giddy just thinking about the possibilities.

Di said...

I love your gocco cards! I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas!

Hay said...

WOW! they are fabulous. I want a gocco (said in a sulky voice).

Chookyblue said...

cyxoh Jade gte that gocco out again real soon.........these look fab.......I don't think tutti fruiti has got organised yet......get her moving along....

Meet Me at Mikes said...

If you have any extras then you could send some Mikes way?!

Gail said...

Gaah, another thing I'm dying to try - so when I get the letterpress up and going (don't ask!) maybe we can have a collaboration?!?!