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    The Cre8tor
    Crafty Bargain of the Day!
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    • 9th Aug 13, 3:43 PM
    Crafty Bargain of the Day! 9th Aug 13 at 3:43 PM
    I've checked all the threads in our lovely new crafting forum and didn't find a thread which I could post this, so thought if I made a thread, perhaps we could all share the bargains we've come across, not just to share the joy but also pass on the details of where to buy the item in case the rest of us crafty folks were interested.

    We maybe could share details of Sales; Special Offers; Gifts on magazines; Money off vouchers for craft stores; etc., or little bargains we've come across which might just be of use to someone else in their crafting.



    I've just come home with a bargain which I'm filled with joy bubbles about, - so thought I'd share it in case anyone else might be interested in these too.

    I dropped in to my local Store 21 and noticed some 'stickable gems' hanging on a display rack. When I checked them out I saw that they were meant to be for children to craft with, decorate their school books, or even stick on their bodies. There was no price on them so I checked with the lady on the till and to my surprise they were just 50p a pack.

    Being a newbie I sadly can't post a photograph of the packs I bought (wish I could) - so I'll try to describe them as best as possible:

    They aren't 'loose' gems, they're all affixed to a strip of tape which you can peel off and then stick onto paper, card, or whatever your project is.

    They had different 'patterns'. Some were arranged in a scallop shape; some were a scroll shape. Others were small, laid on their sides 'S' shapes and there were a couple of other patterns too.

    They're in a long see through packet with the gems all stuck to their tape, which is stuck on acetate (for easy removal), with a strip of black paper behind them so that you can clearly see the gems and the pattern that they're arranged in.

    They're called: 'Krystal Art'.

    In length each gem strip is just under 12" - so they'd work brilliantly on 12 x 12 papers for scrapbooking. But you could cut them down to whatever size you need for your project.

    They're available in purple, lavender, pink, blue and clear gems.

    At only 50p a pack they're an absolute bargain! They're worth a look at if you like to use gems in your card making, scrapbooking or any other crafting.
    Last edited by The Cre8tor; 10-08-2013 at 10:03 AM. Reason: editted because I'm a numbskull and missed out a word which made a sentence total nonsense!
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    • Battybird
    • By Battybird 22nd Dec 17, 1:04 PM
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    Battybird
    The Range have lots of craft reduced. I bought half price dies and embossing folders. I didn't look properly at the other stock (as I'm addicted to dies!) but I think some stock was reduced to 10p.

    If anyone visits the Southport store, some of the stock is on the end of the craft aisles but there's also lots of craft stock near the Christmas decorations.
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 13th Jan 18, 9:07 PM
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    nimbo
    I was gutted I didnít manage to find any in my local store. It did however mean I managed to not spend. Hehe

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    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 16th May 18, 9:10 PM
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    Katiehound
    Aldi reductions
    Don't know the policy of reductions in Aldi- is by store or nationwide?

    In local Aldi all their scissor / snips packs that had been £2.99 reduced to £1.99- these included pinking shears, cutting out & embroidery scissors.
    Cutting mats: 1x A3 or 2x A4 for £1.99
    Haberdashery packs reduced from 79 to 49 pence: 3 x 8" zips in a pack- others had small spools of thread and ribbon packs.
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    • Battybird
    • By Battybird 4th Jul 18, 12:59 AM
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    Battybird
    Last weekend I bought a couple of dies at a carboot sale. I'd not heard of the company's name, Printable Heaven, so I had a look at their website. They have a fantastic sale on, well worth a look.
    • Battybird
    • By Battybird 2nd Aug 18, 10:46 AM
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    Battybird
    I bought a jigsaw die from the above company, Printable Heaven. The die cuts 100 jigsaw pieces (yes 100, I've not mistyped!)

    It arrived in a couple of days and cuts like a dream through my Bigshot.
    Last edited by Battybird; 02-08-2018 at 10:53 AM.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 3rd Jan 19, 1:25 PM
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    Katiehound
    Today in Wilco's red felt Christmas 'sacks' now 50 pence- worth it for chomping up and using eleswhere

    In Aldi craft tools were £2.99 now 99
    includes pinking shears, snips, scalpel set, L&S scissors, mini guillotines, cutting mats

    Also Aldi small boxed sewing sets £1.49
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    • Elise1912
    • By Elise1912 12th Feb 19, 9:25 AM
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    Elise1912
    They sound an amazing bargain thanks for sharing!
    • Elise1912
    • By Elise1912 4th Mar 19, 1:36 PM
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    Elise1912
    Ah the Range I always forget about there. Yet whenever I go I end up with armfulls of stuff!
    • Battybird
    • By Battybird 2nd Apr 19, 8:53 PM
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    Battybird
    The website, everycraftsapound, has Uchi animation dies for £3 and Uchi animation stamps for £3.

    You can watch them on youtube.
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