Every Crafts a Pound just before I went away, absolute bargains the 8" x 8" decoupage pads were just £1 as were the 6" x 6" matching paper pads.
They've made some very pretty cards and each decoupage pad contains 3 sheets each of 8 different designs so you can make 24 pretty cards for £1, granted there are other costs like glue, double sided tape and all the trimmings but you still get to make 24 cards for less than £5.00 I reckon. I brought some ready stamped and cut out sentiments with me and I also brought some ink pads and sentiment stamps.
I also picked up a couple of Gorjuss topper kits for 90p each, and some more glitter tape in jewel colours, some of which were used on the Riverbank Revels cards above. I discovered some metallic pigment inks in green shades which will be perfect for a verdigris idea I want to try, but iZinks aside the find I'm most excited about is the tubs of Crème de Patine, a beeswax based creamy wax paint that can be used on all porous surfaces.
It works a lot like gilding wax, but its more opaque, I picked up 2 colours but discovered that it can be bought as Inka Gold in the UK from a variety of suppliers, so I've ordered a kit of 9 different colours which should arrive and be ready to play with when I get back home and I can't wait :) I already have lots of ideas for things I want to make with it and techniques to try to make Christmas cards and some ideas for making some MDF boxes.
This holiday has been a lot about relaxing and just chilling, in the past when we visit France we spend most of the holiday off visiting places, so much so we need another holiday to get over the one we had. This time we're doing very little, the cottage has a large garden with woodpeckers, red squirrels and lots of flowers and trees and a variety of other wildlife, it's lovely to just sit in the sun and read and chill with my wonderful hubby,bliss :)