Wednesday, 7 April 2010

What’s On My Desk Wednesday

I did a bit of shopping in Bristol and Bath  – no earth shattering bargains or finds, but as it’s Wednesday and it’s all on my desk waiting to be put away, I thought I would share it all with you…….
Takeaway box 1 Top of takeaway box
These mini plastic takeaway boxes were from The Works – they are so cute – there are 4 in a pack for 99p, bargain!
Takeaway boxes
They will make brilliant favor boxes and I also reckon I would be able to stamp on them with StazOn ink.
Paperchase stickers
Stickers from Paperchase next ….. the hearts will make brilliant noses for animals.
Accessorise stickers Accessorize badges
And, naturally I had to have a nosey around Accessorize, just in case they had anything new in ….  the holiday themed stickers will come in useful for making a card for a friend who has just got a job in Tropical climes,  and I just loved the ice cream/cupcake badges, not cheap at £3.80 – but I plan to add a few flat backed gems to them and attach them to cards.
Kath Kidston paper
I found the Kath Kidston shop in Bath – oh my life, I wanted everything, but all I could afford were two sheets of reversible gift wrap! So many pretty things – but oh so expensive!
East of India Ribbonmetal tags
Lovely ribbon by East of India – always very useful at Christmas time (sorry …… I know its TOO early to mention THAT word) as it comes in muted colours and old fashioned texture. And some metal tags (60p each) which I will probably just slip into a kraft envelope and give instead of cards to special friends.  The mushroom is on a fat peg …. I thought it was an idea I could try ….. when I have the  time.
Poundland animal stickersPoundland Robot Stickers 
Finally from Poundland – the animal and robots are bubble stickers – so they will add extra dimension to a card.  I don’t do many boy’s/men’s cards so I thought I would challenge myself to use the robot ones.
Poundland Fairy Princess Stickers
And last but not least some Fairy Princess stickers also from Poundland, so sweet.
So that’s it.  I won’t put them all away immediately, with two weeks off work I am going to try and use a lot of what I have here to replenish my card box in the staffroom which is  very empty at present.

4 comments:

Judith said...

WOW you found some great bits. Love the boxes, east of india stuff and of course the Cath Kidston paper. I love Cath Kidston.
On her web site you can send for fabric samples free. I know you could do fab things with those. x

Julia Dunnit said...

You buy very prdently, am always fascinated to see your line of thought! I'm with you on the CK stuff..nice but man, too expensive!

Post Pals said...

I love the boxes, do you think they are big enough to put a little cupcake in (Ive been looking for some cupcake boxes and think the ones you got are cute)

Paula Gale said...

hi Helen - some great bargains again. you've inspired me to visit the poundshop in our town... i just need to be able to get there.

Paula x x x