Sunday, 8 January 2012

New stash... ahem..

A little bit here and a little bit there and it soon adds up right?  This little lot needs putting away at some point.

Because of Christmas preparations and working on my Christmas Journal, I haven't had a moment to put away anything new since mid November so I just stacked it up.  I'd been pretty good and hadn't bought anything new for a while.  Then October Afternoon went and had a Santa Sack Sale and I couldn't resist.  I was stung big time for the customs though due to being charged on the value ($100) and not on the sale price ($35) and for some reason it going through Royal Mail who charge an admin fee.  October Afternoon  were releasing these sacks each week but I wouldn't be going for the next sack after that... except... a friend I met on-line and have since met in real life a couple of times (waves to Jaki!) had a solution and so we both bought one of the later Santa sacks.

I had a back order of paper pads and bits and bobs from S J Crafts and that arrived a couple of weeks before Christmas and then another of my fave shops had a sale so I had a little purchase there too.  And then of course came Christmas.  My wonderful hubs bought me a grab box and various page protectors, several packs of buttons and a goody bag.

Then because I didn't get any Promarkers for Christmas, I went a little bit mad on them when I found them for half price!  And during my chats with the girls and boys on the Facebook QVC Craft forum, someone sent me a pack that they hadn't even opened and then Jaki and I swapped 3 that we had doubles of - result!  Finally, I think, there has been a craft clearance extravaganza on QVC which started at 12pm on 28th.  I couldn't sleep so I managed to get one of the TSVs (Today's Special Value) which had sold out by 9am.  It was a large stack of Bazzil Basics cardstock which worked out to about 25p a sheet even with the p&p.

I have spent the last two days cleaning other parts of the house and having another bit of a de-clutter and so my treat tomorrow will be having a really good look at everything as I put it away and have a bit of a tidy up in my craft room.  I ache like I have done a workout but I'm really hoping that I will keep on top of things now and that it will help me feel more in control.  That's the plan anyway ;-)

Bye for now


  1. oooo this little lot will keep you busy for a while Lisa-Jane, look forward to seeing all the layouts you create x

  2. I spy some gorgeous goodies ... enjoy!! x

  3. Wow, what gorgeous goodies you lucky girl :) x

  4. Oooh that makes me feel much better about my comparatively small Craft Obsessions order,which I can't really afford. But I did get free shipping

  5. Wow! That little lot looks fabulous. Enjoy:o)
    My daughter loves her Promarkers so I'm always on the lookout for bargains.
    Fiona xx

  6. Now that's what I call sale shopping Lisa. It all looks fabulous although I think I'd have cried with your customs charge!!
    Mine is quite modest in comparison although I love what I've bought, all scrapping stash but I ordered a Prima paper and flowers kit from QVC at much less than half price and they sent some Liz Earle skincare instead which made me laugh!!! Some poor person will have got the craft stuff instead!!!! Hopefully it's all being sorted out now!!
    Enjoy using all your lovely new stuff.
    The LO's from the last post are gorgeous btw.
    Hugs Lisax

  7. Wow! What a collection. I think I'd be tempted to keep it all out for ages to admire it, instead of putting it away. I do that when I buy new clothes too

  8. Yummy yum yum is all I can say! I too have bought too much and not had enough time/space to put it all away yet. Oh well, it will be done
    Jakix(waves back)

  9. Looks like some very pretty stuff there Lisa-Jane...hope you find places for it!
    Alison xx

  10. Bet you keep going through all that yummy stash again & again

  11. That's a lot of lovely new stash...have fun with your goodies :)


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