I used to get the Sarah’s Crafts (now Hey Little Magpie) kit until they stopped doing it and I loved the anticipation each month of receiving a lovely box of goodies through the post.
I missed the kits when they stopped doing them and looked around for an alternative. I like the Studio Calico kits and bought a couple of ‘new but second hand’ ones through UKScrappers and had great fun with them, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to commit myself to a kit from the States.
Then I bought another ‘new but second hand’ one from UKScrappers. This time it was a Noel Mignon one. Oh gosh! I just fell in love! The kits are absolutely jammed FULL of papers and embellishments. I made so many layouts from the kit, yet they didn’t have that ‘they are all the same’ feel which you sometimes can get if you scrap with the same range of papers.
So I then ‘ummed and ahhed’ as to whether or not I should get that one. Yes, it comes from the States, but oh, I do love it! When I saw in the summer that Noel was doing a special 4 month subscription I decided to give it a go, after all, if I didn’t get on with it after four months I didn’t have to renew. So I went ahead and my first one arrived at the beginning of September. Oh the anticipation! I could see all the people in the States getting theirs and starting to play and I didn’t have mine! However, it arrived pretty promptly considering the distance and I was very lucky with the first one not to catch any customs and tax fees on it. Hmm, not so lucky with this month's - £14.01 to pay!
Anyway, the first kit was wonderful! I have not had much time to play with it with all that has been going on here, but last weekend I actually got to spend some time at my craft table and had the inclination to scrap. I made two pages and I am thrilled with them.
And there is still SO MUCH left in the kit. And my next one is already here!
And did I mention, I have signed up for another six months! It would have been rude not to! Now I just need to do a whole LOAD of scrapping to make sure I don’t get a pile of kits that I am not using! Well, I have lots of photos, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
If you are interested, do hop on over to Noel’s blog here (I am not affiliated in any way, just love the kits) and there is also a Facebook page. I was thrilled to find out that Noel had shared one of my layouts on the Facebook page – made my day!