Hiya crafty friends,
Recently I signed up to ‘Ultimate Blogging Challenge’, but as it started I thought to myself “This doesn’t really apply to me as I crafter..”. But after watching Emma Collins video and taking her advice, I realised that with a little tweaking it can apply. So here goes…I am starting a bit late (day 8…oops) but I am hoping to join in each day.
As a crafter I love looking through all the card-making magazine for inspiration, techniques (and if it has a lovely free gift, even better). For some reason I never really looked at a magazine called ‘Craft Stamper’, and I couldn’t really tell you why I overlooked it.
Whilst waiting for someone, who I was meeting for in a newsagent (like you do…lol), I took the opportunity to have a look at the craft magazines. All the magazines I ‘usually’ get drawn to didn’t really catch my interest (or I already had it…lol) but then I saw the Craft Stamper magazine (May 2012 issue) and I quite liked the image on the front so decided to have a quick flick through. Firstly, and this sounds a tad strange I know…lol, I liked the feel of the cover. No, really…it has a silky feel to it.
What I always like in a magazine is a free gift, and with this issue there is a vintage style flower stamp.
The initial flick through in the shop I quite liked what I saw, so decided to buy it. It was priced at £4.50.
The magazine itself is professionally put together and very clear to follow. What I particularly liked was that there was plenty of step-by-step photographed instructions for the project inside (in which there was quite a few), and had clear ‘Materials’ listed for each project too. As a crafter you like to know what has been used so you can get the same look.
There are a few projects in this issue that I have never attempted before, and are a bit out of my comfort zone, but I would like to have a go as I do like the results.
I also like the section ‘Over to You!’, which invites readers to submit there work that follows themes with the magazine. There is also a very good website attached (http://www.craftstamper.com) with quite a large selection of resources.
For a magazine that I have overlooked in the past, I really enjoyed reading it and will definitely be adding this to the list of magazines I ‘flick’ through in the newsagent before deciding which to buy, and I can see myself buying some future issues.
I hope you enjoyed my first ever review, and let see what the Ultimate blogging challenge holds next.