Thursday, 10 July 2014

Crafty Haul....

Afternoon crafty friends, thught I would share with you some piccies of my craft haul whilst on my holls in Orlando Florida, I didn't manage to find any specialist shops as the one that I had listed had closed down, there are three craft stores which are like Hobby Craft that we have here, called Michaels, Jo-Anne and the Hobby Lobby, the last was by far the best, you can get discount vouchers on line for Jo-Annes and you only have to show them on your phone, which saves printing them out. I was disappointed with Michaels as they didn't stock that much really so I only brought one item from there but the other two stores resulted in a few bags.

Spent out after a day of craft shopping

I managed to get the distress pens for $70 which is approx £45, all of the other items had 40% discount off them so the the Friskar punch was approx £6.

all down by 30 or 40%, the Smash book was $5 which is about £3.50

These I picked up at the stamp show but still worked out at a good price $125, about a third cheaper than at home

I managed to find the pack of paper bags from the Hobby Lobby, these are perfect for mini albums, they only had them in Kraft though, these were $3.99, approx £2.60

The DCWV 12x12 pads were $9.99 which is about £7, one of them was only $6 approx £3.75
then you get another 15% off which a discount voucher.

When I revisited Jo-Annes at the holiday weekend they were selling  12x12 papers for
5 for a $1 which was 12p per sheet.

These stamps I picked up at the stamp show, the red rubber ones are Lost Coast Designs and were $6 each, approx £3.75 and then they had  show special of buy 5 get 1 free.

You can now see why I filled a small suitcase. My only disappointment was I couldn't find a specialist stockists as the larger stores didn't stock Graphic 45.
Mind you I have just got to make room in my craft room now as well as find the time to use 
all of this yummy stash.


Chris x said...

Looks like you are gonna have a lot of fun .
Chris x

Meggymay said...

Wow, Daniele you had a good shop.
Have loads of fun trying out your new goodies.
Yvonne x

l00pyscraftcreations said...

Glad you had a wonderful time, so jealous of the buys!!!

Chrissie said...

Whoa Daniele!!!
That's a lot of stash sweetie, I take it we won't be seeing much of you any time soon ha ha!
Such a shame about Graphic 45, my fave papers, unfortunately I can't bring myself to use any of the pads I own (they're really just for looking at, stroking and putting away again)
You've been missed but glad you had such a fabby time.
I hope you got my recent e-mail about SNS Crafty Individuals prize?
Love and hugs,
Chrissie xx

Pat said...

Wow Daniele you certainly had a good shop while you were there, looks like you got some great stuff at fantastic prices, well done.

Pat xx