....about whether doing something is totally honest or not - it may even be very enterprising!
A few weeks back I was blog hopping around some of the 'better known' UK crafters' blogs up at the top of the rankings and stumbled across something that rocked me a bit.
I've searched again, although I'm not sure where I read it which doesn't help much, and now can't find the posting. It could well have been removed or changed - certainly what I read seemed quite controversial to me. I can't find the posting as I said, and even if I could it isn't for me to point out who said it but this was the gist of it. The crafter in question produces cards for DTs and I think for magazines as well. And, they use White Tack (the cleaner version of Blue Tack removable blobby stuff) to fix their embellishments such as mulberry roses etc. to cards. This way they can remove them afterwards for re-use on other projects!
I do know that people like Bev Rochester are forever packing up their 'properly made' cards to submit to magazines so I can only assume that the 'White Tack Crafter' submits their work for challenges, DT work or even to magazines by uploading photographs and not the 'real McCoy'.
Is this really honest? Or, as I said, maybe they look on it as being enterprising? When I mentioned it to my in-house critic he said it's just like modelling something in industry :( I'm not convinced though.
At the risk of opening a real can of worms here - has anyone else come across this practice? I think it's a bit akin to pinning a dress together and then saying, look what I've made, via electronic means! But, perhaps I'm being a bit too prim here?
Must dash - loads to do today..........and where did I put that pack of White Tack? :))