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.


Unknown 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