In my previous post I mentioned that
I had been approached by a Craft company
with regard to reviewing some of their product...
So how gobsmacked was I when it turned out to be
They sent me their "new format" magazine
and a selection of ink pads and card stock.
(which I will review in a separate post)
For today I am reviewing the magazine itself...
Being a methodical person, I began making notes
about the magazine starting with the
quality and appearance.....
First impression? ...
EVERYTHING about this magazine screams "QUALITY"
The free gifts included are all individually packaged,
and would make great little presents for Crafty friends.
(but at only £8.99 you could happily gift them the whole magazine)
With it's thick glossy cover, the magazine feels more like
a "coffee table" book and is a joy to flick through.
Sometimes magazine covers can be overly cluttered, yet
Hunkydory seems to have found a lovely balance between
"neat and tidy" and enough information to catch your
I find the whole look and feel very "inviting"
Next I turned to the contents page, which has a wonderfully clear
layout, who's titled groupings make it so easy to find the
projects/articles you are most interested in.
(This is where the criss-cross line appears in my notes)
You see, I was so drawn into the articles that I stopped
making notes at all !
Instead I spent a peaceful hour grazing the pages,
ooowing and aaawing from one project to the next,
making a mental shopping list.
I also realised I had chosen 3 card projects I wanted to make
...all for the same person lol
All in all(and I live a very hectic life) I can't remember
the last time I just sat and browsed a magazine, and this
one certainly left me feeling inspired and relaxed rather
than bombarded with ads and sales talk.
So ...which project to try first?
Obviously I want to use the free gifts...
contents page says;
page 10 "to make the most of your free gifts"
and there are 6 pages of inspiration at your fingertips!
"Little Book of Notes" is just calling to me :D
(short time later)
There was actually an error in the instructions for
this project on page 13.
Should read * 1...score at 2" and 2 1/2 "*
not 1" and 1 1/2"
but the accompanying photos made it easy to spot.
The free Notelet Die cut cleanly every time !!!
The stamps are very "usable" and I can see them
making regular appearances in my mixed media
( Mini love note booklet for Hubby)
The "Loving Typing" project(page 11) makes
a greetings card that was easily "tweaked" to
suit a friend :D
and both projects were made using the gorgeous
"Card making kit" that comes with the magazine !
My humble opinion on this magazine?...
Well worth the price, and very enjoyable
to read/look at/ stroke.... it even smells good :D
Hope you enjoyed this post
I would like to share in the
"Haunt It!" card;
Mini Lovenote booklet;