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Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Thank you for visiting my blog. It is a little basic at the moment but hopefully it will blossom as I gain in Blog confidence! I am lucky enough to be part of the Simply Handmade By ... team and also make cards for friends and family. Cardmaking has long since been a passion but, if I am honest, it is increasingly becoming an Addiction!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hidden Gems In My Local Charity Shop!

I have recently become a regular visitor to my local British Heart Foundation charity shop in Gravesend, Kent.  Why, because they regularly have hidden gems of the crafty kind.  Apparently they are sent items from QVC weekly, either ex demo items or part kits.  They have lots of different bits and bobs, some things I would consider more of a bargain than others.  Over the last month I have bagged some great 12x12 papers, card candy, gem packs and stamps.  Today I got 2 great corner punches, as new, £1.50 each.  My greatest find today was test tubes of acylic drops, just like polka doodles dew drops, all colours at just £1 per pack.  I somehow managed to squirrel together £36 worth of craft goodies today and had to chuckle when the lady that worked there was very excited to be able to offer me a loyalty card!  I am now the proud owner of a British Heart Foundation loyalty card and am eligable to collect points which can be swapped for free goods, just don't think I would have the heart to redeem them in a charity shop, then again when its craft goodies involved, who knows!!

1 comment:

  1. A loyalty card - how fabulous!!! You know it would be a crime not to take advantage of it!!! Jxx