Sunday, December 4, 2011

Noel, Noel... no L?

It's no secret that our expectations about what we can achieve often out weight the real results.  While flicking through a magazine I saw an add with adults shaping letters, and I thought, "my kids could do that for a Christmas card."  Well, they did... sort of.  The N is barely there, the O is cute enough, the E requires imagination, and the L which I thought would be the easiest turned out to look torturous.  It all looks better when you squint!

Why the colour-scheme?  Well, Noel means 'Christmas' in French, and I thought the colour scheme of pink clothes on black carpet would seem Parisian... ok and because we have a dark carpet and Mimi rarely wears anything other than pink...!

Mimi also made a J and Lotti a Y so we could spell out JOY on another collage I'll use for Christmas cards.  Placed side by side the 3 photos, with one child on each end, and the two of them together, made a sweet ensemble.

As I'm typing I'm becoming tempted to organise another photo shoot and collect the whole alphabet, and then we could make personalised cards for everyone.

The result is far from perfect, but what craft project ever is.  The kids had fun, and so did I.  We managed to clear a spot on our black carpet, dress-up in pink and take the 6 photos in only slightly more time than my eternal 15 minute challenge.  The digital collage with  Picasa (the free digital photo-editor) took only minutes more.  If your kids seem interested in getting involved, I highly recommend it for a bit of a laugh - but please - be careful when climbing up to take the shots!

As far as family photos go, I'm thrilled with the results... maybe me and Happy-Hubby could spell out some of the remaining letters, for a true family photo... hmmm... as a minimum a V would be good, then we could spell LOVE, and at the end of it all what more do you want at NOEL-time than JOY and LOVE?

11 comments:

Jamie said...

This is such a cute idea. Although I don't think my girls would sit still long enough for me to get good photos. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Now that is a unique card idea! I bet your girls had fun posing.

Partycraft Secrets said...

thanks - my kids are 2 and 4, and the 2 year old only went along with it all because her big sister did... but yeah, we had lot's of fun, and we should be the only kid-phabet hanging on the card line!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

This is SUCH A CUTE IDEA!!! Love it! I wanted to invite you to link up to our kid-friendly TGIF Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - I know my readers would LOVE this!! Merry Christmas,
Beth =-)

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, what a fabulous and original idea! love it!

Jenny said...

This is amazing! What a creative idea!

Char said...

What a great idea!! I am visiting from TGIF link up.

Michelle said...

Oh how much fun is this!!! Pretty cool. :)

Susan Case said...

LOVE IT. Great site. Following you while hopping along from TGIF. Hope you'll visit my blog: Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents. Happy New Year!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

I featured this in TGIF Linky Party #10 - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/12/tgif-linky-party-10.html - Thanks again for linking it up! So come on by, grab a featured button & link up whatever else you've been working on =-)

Happy New Year!
Beth

The Mommies Made Me Do It said...

Aww, that's adorable... so fun!
New follower here from TGIF Linky :)

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