Saturday, 30 March 2013

myHerms UK Courier Service Review

On a Facebook group I am a part of we have recently been having conversations about the insane increase of Royal Mail prices.  In addition we discussed about some alternative postal methods when I purchased a heave load of broken and used costume jewellery and junk from eBay the seller was using one of the services to ship her items.  As this was one of the services me and the other ladies in the group had been chatting about I decided I would write a personal review on myHermes courier service;

So my items were shipped on Thursday (28th March 2013) morning, though the seller said guaranteed with in 2 days (but some times can take up to 5).  My items arrived about half hour ago (about 2.45pm)...  Today is Saturday (30th March 2013) .  Which isn't bad at all in my opinion. 

The weight of the box vs the price and speed out did Royal Mail ten-fold.  Impressed.

Though their tracking information was difficult to decipher and there was nothing on their website when trying to find out what things meant as there was no "Your item is in London" (for example) just "Arrived at depot" ...where?  Additionally there was no information on delivery times and days thought when I contacted them via their facebook page they were only too happy to say they deliver between 7am-9pm Monday-Saturday including some but not all bank holidays (such as Good Friday but not Easter Monday). 

Anyways upon trying to google to find out what their tracking information meant all I could find was 100's if not 1000's of negative reviews, complaints and problems...  Which had I have been looking in to the service as a seller would have really really put me off.  Especially when it comes to fragile items as there's no real cover, compensation or protection for lost, broken, stolen or generally damaged items, it would also seem anything marked fragile is free game for a quick 5 aside football match.  myHermes employees are all self employed people. 

However, regardless of what I have read I just want to say that I am rather pleased with the service enough to consider using them myself!!  My items did arrive with in 2-3 days totally undamaged and as expected.  For the price and service I would definitely recommend to a friend.

I hope this information helps someone especially given all our recent chats about the Royal Mail increase on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 ~ Kind regards Imogen Cane

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Personal Update March 28th 2013

Hey everyone,

Woah it may seem that I'm fairly inactive lately... or perhaps that just my own perception!  But...  I have been busy working on a number of gifts, secrets, suprises and more.  I've just been so super busy that I haven't got any proper projects to show with you because I don't want to ruin suprises for people.

Having said that...  I have started up a new facebook group with Terri and which allows sales, swaps, shows, tells, advertisement... you name it anything crafty goes check it out "Crafty Asylum Institute".  Anyone is welcome, but most first be approved by admin.  We do hope at some point that we'll be looking for additional admin and be able to help and share more with the crafting world.

I honestly don't have much more to say right now.

Anyways I have a whole bundle of free time on my hands at the moment and looking for ideas or challenges... etc... let me know...  hehe...!!  Plus can't wait for my play date with Terri tomorrow hehehehe :D

Imogen xX

 Ps.  Seema if you're reading this so sorry I didn't do the milk bottle challenge...  but a certain someone thought it was rubbish and recycled it on Tuesday before I had chance to finish it :( :( he's now barred from my craft room lols xX Bless him...


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Painting With Distress Ink & Mothers Day Cards

Hello everyone, I made 2 mothers day cards, see bottom video of 2.  And I was asked for a tutorial on painting with distress ink, see top video of 2.  The tutorial is not my finest... darn tech issues hehe.  But I hope it helps.  I will probably at some point do an update to this video so please feel free to check out my YouTube at - thank you!!  Imogen xX