Saturday, 15 October 2011

What’s In The Shops …

Accessorise Halloween Stickers
Accessorize are just starting to get in their new stickers  (£1.75 a pack).  To be honest, though cute, the Halloween ones are not a patch on last years, with a more limited range of characters etc. and so are a little less versatile.
Accessorize Chrostmas Snowman Stickers
And the snowman are also “nice” with a slight sprinkle of glitter, which personally I could have done without, but they are nothing to blow me away, but I am still interested to see what else they bring out in the next few weeks
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Now to Marks and Spencer, where they have a 3 for 2 offer at the moment on some of their Christmas ranges ……
Marks and Spencer Jazzie Trousers Gingerbreadmen
How cute are these Jazzie Trousers gingerbread men?  Talk about made for me ….. normally £2 for a box of 10!  They have got my name written all of them, and I suspect my lovely friend and blog commenter Marc will also be buying them by the truck load.  I LOVE them!
Marks and Spencer Merry Men Chocolate Gingerbreadmen
Not content with Jazzie Trousers …. M & S have also got chocolate gingerbread men ….. I have got a HUGE feeling that gingerbread men and red and white gingham are going to be so on trend this Christmas and I am going to be in my festive element!
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There are eight chocolates in a pack which cost £3.  But as I made full use of the offer I paid £6 for two packs of chocolates and one pack of biscuits…… but undoubtedly I will be going back for a few more before the offer ends.  I am planning on splitting the packs to make up small fairing gifts to give instead of cards to the people I see everyday at work.
Poundland Glass Paperweight
And finally back to Poundland where from the top picture this looks like nothing …..
Poundland paperweight photoframe
….. but it’s a paperweight photo frame that I found hidden amongst the Christmas stuff ….. I am in two minds as to whether to make a festive paperweight for my festive desk at work or something to use all year round ….. hmmmm!

Stampin’Up Ornament Punch

This card measures 3.5 ins x 3.5 ins and is made using a ribbed effect Kraft card.
Stampin'Up Bauble Card with Snowman
Ever bought a crafty something and then wondered what on earth possessed you?  Well I did with this punch, it’s been on my desk for over a year … unused and unwanted, largely because it just didn’t inspire me ‘till now …. and now I love it!
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It has given me so may ideas on how to use all the tiny leftover festive Accessorize and Paperchase stickers I have.
Stampin'Up Bauble Punch
The rubbery snowman sticker was from a pack from Tesco a couple of years ago, they were cute but quite expensive, so much so that I would only use one per card to get my moneys worth and these baubles will be my way of doing just that.