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11-05-2008, 06:27 PM
I've been playing around with an idea for new cards. They were really fiddly and took a while to make so I'm wondering if they're worth making to sell. Can I get some opinions and constructive critisism please.



11-05-2008, 09:05 PM
I love the castle !! It looks very delicate - is it painted with watercolours?

11-05-2008, 09:10 PM
no, Whisper's pens - I love them

11-05-2008, 09:26 PM
They are really beautiful but I should imagine that the time that you took to make them will never be recouped in the selling price. Keep them for someone that you love.


11-05-2008, 10:41 PM
HI, I loved them but I've been asking about cards that take time eg. bookatrix to sell & the info I got was people are mostly reluctant to pay for more expensive cards. C6 seem to sell best. cheers

12-05-2008, 08:25 AM
They are gorgeous! I can imagine that little girls would like the castle ones! I would try a couple and see if they sell well. I once bought a card for 6 but it was beautiful and for a very special person so if you get the right person on the right day then yes I think they would sell!

12-05-2008, 10:52 AM
these cards are lovely my dear hope they go well i believe us crafters and people that appreciate handmade goods do pay that bit extra for something special and these look very special

Fluffy Squirrel
12-05-2008, 12:00 PM
These cards are wonderful - very pretty!!

I would agree with what everyone has said... some people are willing to pay that little bit more for something special and unique while other's aren't, but I wouldn't let that put you off - personally I'd do a couple of each and take them along to craft fairs, etc and gauge which cards sell best at what sort of event. But don't sell yourself short - don't make the mistake of selling them ridiculously cheap when you know they're worth more ;)

12-05-2008, 12:04 PM
They are absolutely lovely, could you save time by not cutting around the edges and just having them as normal square shapes, then you could enjoy making them but it might be quicker. Lovely work though, well done, it would go nicely with my princess castle clock


would you like to get in cahoots?!?

Helen x

12-05-2008, 02:18 PM
cards are beautiful especially love the fairy castle if you can incorporate the cost why not test the market with a couple to see if people are willing to pay for the extra time and effort if not save them for special people

12-05-2008, 06:12 PM
thanks for all the comments, they're really appreciated. I think I'll do a couple of each and see how they go, then decide if I want to put them on my website